What is a Community Group?

The mission of Center Church is to make disciples who love God, love each other, and love our world. A Community Group (CG) is the smaller community of people within the church with whom you pursue that mission. We believe that church is more of a family than an event, likewise, Community Group is not an event you attend but a community you belong to.

Community Groups meet in homes around Charlottesville and are geographically based so you can be in community where you live - but groups are not limited to those in the listed area. Our Community Groups practice two major rhythms - Community Group and D-Group.

 

Community Group Rhythms

 

Community Group

(Every other week)

The purpose of this time is to connect in relationships around God’s Word.

 

D-Group

(Every other week)

The purpose of this time is to intentionally grow deep in discipleship.

 
 

Intentional Intersection

The people in a healthy CG will intentionally and sacrificially intersect lives outside of scheduled meeting times. That could look like: working out together, grocery shopping together, joining similar clubs, taking kids to the same park or studying together. Intersecting lives requires a measure of sacrifice because we all have real preferences for each area of our lives - but to intersect, each of us will have to at times give those preferences up.

 

Example Community Group Monthly Calendar

Below is an example of what the life of a Community Group might look like in a month.  Events in italics represent “intersection” opportunities rather than formally scheduled gatherings.

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Worship Bible Study Take kids to park together
Worship Breakfast with D-Group D-Group
Worship Bible Study Prayer walk through an area of C’ville
Worship D-Group Trivia at Local Restaurant
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
Sun Worship Worship Worship Worship
Mon Breakfast with D-Group
Tue Bible Study D-Group Bible Study D-Group
Wed
Thu Take kids to park together Breakfast with D-Group
Fri
Sat Prayerwalk together