Community Groups
are a central element in 3c Community Church, in fact they could be described as the 'life of the church' and all members are encouraged to belong to one. They are not the same as house groups or Bible study groups but are intended to create a friendly, family atmosphere where everyone including people, like friends & neighbours, from outside the 'church family' can feel safe & accepted. Community Groups are relationship-based rather than locality based, flexible, outward looking and can include a variety of activities which might include:

  • Prayer - for each other, for local community concerns, for the church
  • Meals together - Sharing hospitality is a great way to build relationships and can include whole families
  • Bible study
  • Indoor and outdoor activities
  • Days out
  • Creativity - have fun with poetry, art, drama etc
  • Worshiping together
  • Get-togethers with other Community Groups

Community Group Aims include:

Pastoral - identifying who's struggling, who's growing
Nurturing people: from non-believers to mature Christians
Outreach - easy to invite along neighbours, friends etc
Identifying and training potential leaders
Communicating church vision and reinforcing biblical principles and values