Life transformation is hard work. And it's impossible to do alone.
If we really want to know Jesus and be transformed in Him by grace, then we need other people to help us. So please don't just come to church on Sunday morning. It's a great start, but it's not enough. We need time to understand who Jesus is leading us to be, and that's time spent with a group around us.
Community Groups are not therapy. They offer good, healthy discussion to understand what God teaches in the Bible and how we can live it out. Sometimes it's talking about what keeps us from where Jesus wants us to go. Other times, we may celebrate the joy of obedience to where the Holy Spirit is leading. And sometimes, it's a new understanding of what we've already heard.
Community Groups are not all about us and what we get from the group. Time spent in community is a gift that we give to help others grow in their own relationship with Jesus. We might need to listen to someone express what's bothering them. Or challenge someone to live what they say. And then there's the joy of celebrating good things in each others' lives. The blessings of being in community together are best when they're lived out, rather than told to us.
At ECC, Community Groups are such a basic part of knowing Jesus that we've launched My First Group, an always-open group that meets right after worship on Sunday mornings. It's for people new to community, to discover connection through Bible-based discussions that dig deeper into the weekly sermon and how it applies to life. We really hope you'll show up!
Meeting weekly at ECC'S Life Enrichment Center:
- Prayer group 9:45am on Sundays before worship
- My First Group on Sundays following worship
- Men's group 7pm on Mondays
- Co-ed group 7pm on Tuesdays
- Women's group 7pm on Wednesdays (off site)
Click here for more information about Community Groups!