The Christian life is better together. Join a group.
Our need for community goes deeper than just a longing to belong or a desire for companionship. God has designed community to be essential to our spiritual lives.
Experience: Biblical Fellowship
Fellowship in the New Testament describes the deep, committed relationship enjoyed by those who know Christ. From the very beginning, the church has been defined by this kind of fellowship.
And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved. – Acts 2:42-47 (ESV)
We are not commanded to gather as a church simply because it is the “Christian thing” to do. Rather, we belong to one another and gather together with purpose and intention.
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. – Hebrews 10:24-25 (ESV)
Expression: Groups at West Park
We have several opportunities to join a group at West Park.
- Adult Bible Fellowships (ABFs) – ABFs focus on teaching the Bible, fostering relationships and providing care for the members. They meet on Sunday mornings onsite. [Learn more]
- Growth Groups – Growth Groups are small groups built around a commitment to being intentional, relational, and missional. They meet throughout the week and at various locations. [Learn more]
- Student Groups – High School Growth Groups and Middle School D-Groups are closely-knit groups of students broken down by gender and grade. They grow in their walk with the Lord by studying His Word, encouraging one another, and holding one another accountable.