Our community groups exist to develop intentional relationships
as we encourage one another, practice life on life discipleship
and grow together in serving our church and community.
“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.” (Acts 2:42-47 ESV)
If Sunday mornings do not allow you the opportunity or time to meet people and become involved in the life of the church, then community groups are the place for you. Community groups are a place that people will develop relationships and minister to one another as well as the community. CPC community groups are varied in location, age groups, and focus and there is a group for you. The desire for our community groups is that they will become a place for our people to serve one another and live on mission together in our community. Groups are meeting and are designed for easy entry. If you are interested in participating in a community group, please contact Sam Wrigley.Community Group Survey
As adopted sons and daughters of God, we are brothers and sisters in Christ. We see the value in living our lives together with Gospel-intentionality as an extended spiritual family. Community groups are a safe place to live life together in all of its normal rhythms. We eat together, play together, listen to one another, and bless one another with service and care. We share our stories with one another.
The Bible describes the church as a body – a living, moving, growing organism. Each part is necessary for that life, movement, and growth. Therefore, we promote shared leadership within community groups. There are shepherd-leaders, but these leaders do not fill all the roles within the group. Our goal is healthy growth, which requires every member doing his or her part. And just as the human body grows through cell division, we seek multiplication. Every group should be prepared to and seek to multiply itself as it grows.
A Missionary Team
The church is one of the few organizations in the world that does not exist for its own members. We exist for God’s glory and God has called His church to make disciples. Community groups provide a place for Christians to serve and reach the communities we live and work in. We rally around a unique vision for a specific people or place in our geographical area and we work together to build bridges to the places we are sent. We are moved with compassion for the lost and marginalized people of our society.
Community groups provide a place to actively live out repentance and faith. We are co-learners, seeking to apply the Word of God to our lives through relationships with others. Driven by the Gospel, we hold one another accountable to the process of real, life change that is common to followers of Christ. We study the Word, pray for one another, and challenge one another with questions that force us to search our hearts. Within the community group, everyone is pursuing someone and everyone is being pursued by someone in a one-to-one way.