Community Groups are the essential community connection for hundreds of people at Black Rock. In a Community Group you and 8-10 other adults will study the Bible together and encourage and care for one another as you apply spiritual truths to everyday life. Sharing life closely with other Christ-followers roots and grounds your faith equipping you to live out our mission to Love God, Love People and Serve Our World.
What people are saying about Community Groups
Joining a Community Group is one of the most significant commitments you can make, but don’t just take our word for it! Check out what other Black Rockers are saying about Community Groups.
- “I do not know what I would do without my Community Group. They have supported me through various struggles and problems, and most recently have been helping me while I deal with a recent car accident. Every person, especially older folks, should join a group.”
- "Thanks so much for encouraging me to join a Community Group. At first, I was somewhat skeptical about joining one because most of the people in the group were married. However, after having the courage to show up and give it a try, I have found my group to be one of the best things I have ever done. We support one another, pray for one another, and I have learned so much from each of them.”
Living a life of faith in Jesus is best lived in a community of others committed to doing the same. As we spend intentional time together understanding the truth of God’s Word we grow in our ability to represent Jesus well in our families, workplaces and neighborhoods. Experiencing more deeply with others what it means to Love God is what enables us to Love People we encounter and be those who Serve Our World.
Community Groups meet for about 2 hours each week during Fall, Winter and Spring terms, most often in the evening in private homes across our area of southwest Connecticut. Our upcoming Fall term begins on September 16! if you are ready to connect to a Community Group click the link below.
If you’d like to check out more info on other Community step options click here.
F.A.Q. about Community Groups
How long is the commitment I am making when I join a group?
The minimal commitment is for one term, which is approximately 8-10 weeks. As relationships form and people become comfortable in a group, most stay connected with the same Community Group for much longer, even years.
What happens during a Community Group meeting?
Each group develops its own weekly rhythm but you can expect most sessions to contain a mix of conversation about what’s happening in each other’s lives, a Bible study component that links to the current sermon series and a time of prayer together.
If I have children can I bring them to Community Group with me?
The short answer is – it depends. Some groups are designed to be family-friendly while other groups are less so. The best approach is to contact your Community Group leader and discuss the best plan for your family.
find out more about Community Groups!
If you're not sure whether a Community Group is right for you, contact Sarah Purdy, who assists with our Community Groups, so she can answer your questions and help you find the group that fits best in your life.