Small groups exist to connect individuals to a community for the purpose of spiritual transformation.
We all long to know God more, to grow in his grace—but how do we get there? Scripture teaches that change is a community project. According to Paul, we need to connect deeply with the fellowship of believers, in order to be equipped for service (Ephesians 4:11-12), to be exhorted to holiness (4:13-15), and to be engaged in kingdom ministry (4:16).
In other words, spiritual transformation happens when the Word of God is infused into genuine relationships over an extended period of time. Small groups help create and invigorate those genuine relationships. As we experience life-on-life fellowship, we can help each other apply the truth of God’s Word to our individual circumstances. In essence, we function as “living mirrors,” ensuring that we not only hear the Word, but put it into practice as well (James 1:22-25).
At Cityview, we offer two different types of groups, each serving a different purpose.
If you are interested in joining a Community Group or Journey Group, please contact Brandon Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org.