Community Groups

Begin developing intentional relationships with others in your church family

About Community Groups

When you’re ready to become truly known by a small group of friends, we’d love to help you find a Community Group with folks who are a good fit. Each group consists of a few people who are invested in each others’ lives and regularly gather together in homes. Getting involved is a great way to form lasting friendships centered on Christ.

Scheduling

Community Groups are encouraged to set their own schedule based on the needs and preferences of their members. Some meet every weekend, for example, while others plan on once a month after work.

For those who want to take advantage of childcare, we currently offer it every other Sunday evening during the Spring and Fall. Group leaders need to notify nursery staff in advance about any children who will be attending or absent.

Upcoming Childcare

Sunday, March 24

5:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Community Groups Childcare

Sunday, April 7

5:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Community Groups Childcare
Timezone: America/Chicago

Childcare Calendar

View our complete schedule of childcare for Sunday evening groups or subscribe to a digital calendar on your device:

Next Steps

Once you’ve explored Grace Church and decided we might be a good fit, joining a Community Group is a great way to take your next steps into the life of our church family. Here’s how to get started:

How would you describe yourself? What sort of people are you looking for? How often would you like to meet? What are you expecting from a group? Considering your answers to these questions will help us identify groups that might be a good fit.

When you’re ready, our Connections Pastor is ready to meet you and help explore which options are available. Fill out this form to send us a message to get started!

Are you ready to get connected?

Resources

We’ve put together a collection of helpful materials for people involved in Community Groups. These authors and publications offer beneficial guidance on certain topics, but may not fully align with Grace Church in all areas.

Books

When the Church was a Family

Joseph Hellerman

Recapture Jesus’ vision for authentic Christian community in today’s world.

The Art of Neighboring

Jay Pathak and Dave Runyon

Meet your neighbors and begin building genuine relationships.

Leading Small Groups that Thrive

Ryan Hartwig, Courtney Davis, and Jason Sniff

Develop a vision to sustain and launch a successful small group.

Meet the Team

Our staff are happy to answer any questions you may have about Grace Church, explore what Community Groups are available, and guide you toward getting connected.

Caleb Carmichael

Connections Pastor

Caleb joined the Grace Church staff in July of 2020 with the desire to walk alongside people as they explore what it means to follow Jesus and to help them find real community within the church. He received his BBA from Midwestern State University in 2012 and his MACE from Southwestern Baptist School of Theology in 2014.

Caleb and his wife Samantha have been married since 2013 and have two children, Grayson and Henley. Caleb loves spending time with his family, discovering new places to eat, and watching, playing, and arguing about sports.

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