At Beacon, we do life together. It’s what a covenantal religion is all about.
In Community Groups, we grow spiritually by connecting relationally. They are small groups of 8-10 adults where you’ll experience belonging, accountability, and care. All ages, stages of life, and spiritual questions are welcome.
New Groups are started each season. Your group will meet initially for 8 group-building sessions, after which you’ll meet regularly for a year.
Find a group here. Then, come to our GroupLink event. Rev Emilie will share Beacon’s vision of small groups and you will meet your group.
Fall GroupLink: September 25th, 7 pm
Spring GroupLink: January 22nd, 7 pm
Summer GroupLink: June 4, 7 pm
Want to hear about participants’ experiences?
- Listen to Daniel’s story and his experience of Community Groups.
- Hear why small groups are so important in today’s world.
QUICK Community Group FAQs
Can I form my own group? Yes! Maybe you have connections with people at Beacon or in your neighborhood that you’d like to deepen and grow. We’ll train you as a convener and give you a group starter kit! You’ll invite 8-10 people you know to join your group. Gather your group and agree on the day/night of the week, meeting time, and location for group meetings.
Do groups meet weekly? The group decides how often it wants to meet. We suggest meeting weekly or every other week. Groups report better success relationally when meeting weekly.
What happens after 8 sessions? Your group decides if they’d like to continue meeting. If so (most groups do!), you’ll select a convener and be given a deepening guide on the monthly themes.
Can new members join our group? Only with the explicit consent of the whole group. Groups should not expand beyond 10 people.
What if I’m going to be away and miss a session? Life happens. Let your group know your plans and find a way to keep in contact.
What if I don’t get along with a member of my group? People push our buttons. It happens. It can also help us grow. Talk with your convener about your concerns and strategies for moving through it.