One vital way we pursue God's plan & design for His people and our church’s mission is through community groups. Each week, small groups gather for conversation, prayer, study, and outreach. Our groups are centered around our four Core Values from Acts 2.42-47.
CORE VALUES OF COMMUNITY GROUPS
In the Greek, the word logos refers to Scripture and involves clarifying the person and work of Jesus, His Kingdom and our response to the call of the gospel. In our community groups, we are committed to submitting to the authority of God as we remain rooted in the Scriptures.
In the Greek, the word ethos means “character,” or the guiding beliefs of a person, group, or institution. We aim to have community groups that are defined by a culture of hospitality, friendship, and caring for one another. We call this “Rocking Philippians 2” (see Philippians 2.1-11).
In the Greek, the word pathos has overtones of experience, emotion and suffering. We believe God is both transcendent AND immanent and ministers to us through His Holy Spirit. We want our community groups to be places where people experience this ministry of the Holy Spirit through prayer, through worship, and through the body of Christ as we exercise the gifts of the Holy Spirit and build one another up.
In the Greek, the word apostolos means “sent one.” We see community groups as equipping/sending/refueling stations in the work of disciple-making as defined by Jesus in Matthew 28:16-20.
> Gospel-centered discipleship rooted in community
> Mercy and justice initiatives
> Church planting & foreign missions
> Community engagement
We’d love to partner with you in growing as a disciple of Jesus. You can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or explore our Frequently Asked Questions.
Listed below are the dates, times, and contact information for each of our community groups.
**Some adjustments in group operations due to Covid-19 have been made. Please reach out to the group leaders to find out the specific plans and structure for that group!
Community Groups Fall 2021
Lunch Time in Penn Laird--kids welcome, but no childcare provided
Josh Pate: email@example.com
5:45 pm in Linville--childcare provided ($ chipping in and rotating group members)
6:30 pm on 33 West--men; no childcare
DJ Stewart: firstname.lastname@example.org
6:00 pm in McGaheysville-- no childcare
6:30 pm in Harrisonburg--women and men, meeting separately for discussion; no childcare
6:30 pm in Harrisonburg--West side; childcare provided
6:00 pm in Dayton--childcare provided
5:30 p.m. in Harrisonburg--childcare provided
Brian and Caitlin Parrish: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting times TBD; email if interested
Josh Pate, JMU Virtual Campus: email@example.com