Community Groups



At The Grove, we believe spiritual growth is important. For that reason, we challenge every person to do life together with other believers in a community group. A community group is an environment of biblical community where people can feel welcome and accepted (BELONG), encounter Christ and His Word (BELIEVE), and make disciples and group multipliers (BECOME). 


Meet Weekly, to study God's Word.

Hang Monthly, to build friendships and be on Mission.

Serve Quarterly to bring hope and healing to our city.

Community Groups FAQ

How often do Community Groups meet?

Community Groups meet weekly or bi-weekly.

Who will lead these groups?

There is a role for men and women in leadership roles at The Grove. We have a high standard for those who will be leading groups. In addition to the leader, there can be an organizer for communication, logistics, sitters, and social activities. Another pillar of each group is the host family. They will be responsible for creating a clean, safe, and warm environment for groups.

How long will groups be?

Groups will be around 1.5-2 hours depending on the activity or the needs of the group.

How big will each group be?

Each group will be different. An ideal group is 12-16 adults plus kids.

What will group dynamics look like?

Groups will have a large range of demographics. Some groups will be arranged by geography, and some will be arranged by age and stage. Our hope is that some groups will also be multi-generational, multi-racial, as well as socio-economically diverse.

What content will groups use for discussion?

Community Groups will follow our Discipleship Pathway and current Reading Plan. The idea of groups is to expound on the previous week’s sermon and Scripture, as well as delving into personal application from the week’s HEAR Journals.

How will groups change and multiply?

We will ask all groups to always be willing to let new people into their groups. We believe that a true sending culture always refocuses back on the mission. We also realize that deep community is necessary, so this process will be case by case and will not be forced. Church leaders will constantly be assessing the needs and desires of the group.

How do I become a Community Group Leader?

If you have an interest in becoming a Community Group Leader at The Grove, we’d love to hear from you! You can contact Lance Michels at