What is community?
If you read the book of Acts, it becomes clear that the home churches of the time had something that we tend to lack in the modern church...living an intimate, personal life together! These people were so in tune with each other that they often sold possesions to help through difficult times. They were more than just aquaintances that saw each other on Sunday mornings...they were a family; sharing in both their joys and times of distress.
At Emmanuel, it is our hope to imitate the model of true community fellowship. Based off of Acts 2:42-47, our groups meet weekly in homes throughout the community; with the goal of fellowship and building relationships with each other.
We also take it one step further, by following the discipleship model of Jesus himself...our groups dedicate a specific time to sit down in gender specific groups and get real with one another. The heart of these 'd-groups' is to spend time in in-depth studies of the scriptures and walk with each other through life's challenges that face all of us as followers of Christ.
What does it look like?
1st Wednesday of the month
community meal on the campus to fellowship and report
The rest of the month
gather in homes for fellowship, prayer, Bible study, and discipleship
Where can I go?
Because each group is focused on what works best for their 'family', they all meet at different times and places...fill out the form below and we will work to get you plugged in!