At The City Church we believe that small groups are the beating heart of church family. They are the place where we grow together, make friends and seek to serve the people in community around us. We have three types of groups: Grow, Connect and Reach. With a wide variety of groups on offer we hope there's something for everyone, whether you're new to the church or have been with us for a while.
FIND YOUR SMALL GROUP
If you are interested in joining a Small Group you can browse the list below to find a good fit for you.
PLEASE NOTE - You will see that groups that meet fortnightly state that they run on either the Week A or Week B timetable. This is to prevent fortnightly groups clashing as much as we can in order that you can attend more than one if you wish. Please pay attention to this if this if you are hoping to sign up to multiple groups.
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1. You’ve got a lot of different small groups; are there different categories of group?
Yes, we have three types of small groups; Grow, Connect and Reach. Grow groups are primarily about growing in your relationship with God; Connect groups are primarily about growing in relationship with others and Reach groups are primarily about serving the community around us. But all of our groups are about building relationships, caring for one another and growing in God together.
2. When do small groups run?
Groups run on a termly basis for between 10-12 weeks. You can find out the start date for groups on the Small Groups page of the website.
3. When can I sign up for a group?
Before each small group term starts there is a ‘sign up window’ where you can take a look at all the groups on offer and express your interest to attend one (or more). Sign up months generally run from Aug-Sep for the autumn term, Dec-Jan for the spring term and April-May for the summer term.
4. What happens if I miss the sign up window?
During the ‘sign up window’ you’ll have plenty of opportunity to sign up for a group. However on occasions it may be possible for you to join a group during the term if there is still space. Some groups, aimed specifically at welcoming new people, stay open throughout the term.
5. Can I join more than one group?
Yes you can, but just be realistic about your capacity. It is better to join one group and attend regularly than lots of groups occasionally.
6. Can I attend a group based at a different site?
Some groups are site specific and some are open to everyone, no matter what site you go to. The information for each small group will tell you who the group is open to.
7. How do I know which group is right for me?
Each group has a description that tells you what the group is about and what type of group it is. If you want to know more information about the group to help you see if it’s the right one for you, you can contact the group leader to find out more.
8. What happens after I sign up to a group?
You’ll get an automated email confirming your group selection. Then, after the sign up window has closed, your new group leader will get in touch with you with some more details.
9. What can I do if a group I would like to join is full?
Many groups will run for more than one term so you will have another opportunity to sign up next term. In the meantime, hopefully you can find another group you’re open to trying.
10. Can I stay in the same group for more than one term?
Many groups run for more than one term and if you find a group you really love then you are free to sign up to it again. But sometimes stepping out of our comfort zones into new experiences or relationships can be wonderfully stretching and enriching so we’d encourage you to be open to the Spirit’s leading at the beginning of each term.
11. I have an idea for a group I would like to run, what do I do?
If you’re interested in leading a group you can tell us your idea using our group submission form.