WHY DO WE VALUE COMMUNITY?
Authentic Community is one of our core values at Sojourn. God intends that we live in authentic and intentional community. We desire to be real, take off our masks, and genuinely know and care for each other. As a family, we rejoice and mourn together. Ultimately our vision is for all of our people to be doing life together in community. We will not thrive if we try to do life alone. Our community groups exist in order to facilitate community at Sojourn.
How do community groups work?
A “community group” at Sojourn is a group of people who intentionally spend time together, share their lives together, and care for one another all under the umbrella of the Gospel. Every person involved in a community group should be growing in their relationships with people and in their relationship with Jesus. Again, our community groups at Sojourn exist to facilitate authentic community. We plan to launch new community groups every February and August in order to connect new people and to provide new opportunities for our existing people. Some of these groups are seasonal and some are ongoing. The following are several examples of different types of community groups:
RightNow Media Group - This group gathers to watch and discuss video Bible studies. (RightNow Media is a resource we provide. It is the Netflix of Bible studies.)
Bible Study Group - This group gathers to study and discuss the Bible together.
Book Group - This group gathers to read and discuss a book such as Seamless, The New Believer’s Guide To The Christian Life, Systematic Theology, etc.
Sermon Discussion Group - This group gathers to discuss the sermons from Sojourn and talk about how to apply the gospel in everyday life.
Prayer Group - This group gathers to pray for each other, for the church, for our city, and for the world.
Mom’s Playdate Group - This is a group of mothers who gather at a local playground to connect and let their kids play.
Supper Club - This group gathers to share a pot-luck meal and talk about life.
Saturday Morning Workout Group - This group gathers on Saturday morning to workout and pray for each other.
Early Morning Breakfast Group - This group gathers for coffee or breakfast to talk about life and encourage each other and pray.
how do i get involved?
LOOKING FOR A GROUP? If you want to be involved in a community group but don’t know where to start, click HERE to fill out this form. Our staff would LOVE to get you connected with a group!
WANT TO HOST A GROUP? If you want to host a community group, or are already hosting a group of people who are meeting to deepen their relationships with each other and with Jesus, please click HERE to fill out this form. We want to help and encourage everyone who is facilitating a community group.
Click on the RightNow Media image to create a profile and gain FREE access to these featured studies and thousands of other video bible studies. It is our gift to you, and we hope it helps you discover and deepen faith in Jesus.