People were created out of relationship and for relationship (Genesis 1:26-27; 2:18). We were never intended to experience life without friends. To this end, the Northwest Church encourages everyone to engage in at least one weekly rhythm of spending time with a smaller community of people to build deeper friendships.
Community Groups are one way Northwest helps people find community. Community Groups are designed to build friendships. Groups are usually 10-25 people who meet every week during the school year (except for typical holiday breaks). Each Community Group chooses a monthly rhythm. These rhythms allow groups to decide how to best spend their time in order to build relationships and grow in their relationship with God. Group gatherings may be nothing more than sharing a meal together. Other gatherings will include an opportunity to serve together. Other gatherings may include exploring different spiritual practices, worship, Bible study, sharing and praying together. Some groups may even develop a particular emphasis, such as prayer or service.
Below are our Community Group Milestones in 2012-2013. Click here to see a listing of available groups with options for getting involved.
Community Group Milestones 2012-2013:
- August 26th – September 2nd: Community Group Sign-ups
- September 9th – September 15th: Community Groups Launch
- December 16th – January 6th: Winter Break
- July 7th – August 25th, 2013: Summer Break