As the world around us continues to change rapidly, we want to empower you to join a group and be in fellowship in a format with which you are comfortable. Since the COVID-19 shelter orders, many of you have been meeting virtually through various online platforms, such as Zoom or Google Hangouts. If you want to continue to meet via one of these platforms, please feel welcome to keep doing so. If you prefer to meet at a home in your small group, we encourage you to do that. God made us to be in relationship with one another and groups are a place where you can learn, pray and do life with one another. Whichever way you choose to do that is up to you.

If you are not already a part of a small group, we encourage you to invite your neighbors over for a service watch party or to read through 1 Peter so that you can be in fellowship and spend some time with God. Beginning a small group does not have to be a formal process, it's just getting together with people in your community, or even challenging yourself to invite people you may not know as well. We are trying a new format called "Discovery Bible Study", which you can find out more information about below, but the goal is that it would provide a simple format to facilitate powerful conversations conducive to relational and spiritual growth.

We know starting a small group can seem like an intimidating thing and it might take a few times to get the ball rolling, but we pray you will give it a try, as our current realities have reminded us what a gift it is to do life with others.

"Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another -- and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:23-25 (NIV)