What is a Small Group?
A Small Group is a group of people in homes, sporting venues, coffee shops and other settings where people come together to pray, play, read the Scriptures, have great conversations, and look for opportunities to serve one another and their community.
At Gateway Fellowship, we value deeper community and believe that the best way to experience authentic relationships is in a smaller group. We believe the Scriptures teach that the church is not a building or location, but people of God on a mission. We became a church before we had a service and a building. Things like acceptance, accountability, love, care, vulnerability, commitment, authentic friendships, prayer, learning, support and growth begin in the context of our Small Groups. They are groups of 3-14 adults that meet once a week.
This is how we nurture and grow people in Christ. A strong foundation is currently being laid for Small Groups, and as our groups continue to grow and multiply, more groups will become available to join.
Why should I be a part of a Small Group?
You can only grow so far on your own. We miss the joy of doing life and faith when not doing it together. Being on a group will help you develop lasting friendships that will encourage you and provide accountability and care. Groups celebrate wins and are there during crisis moments. You don’t even have to come to Gateway Fellowship on Sundays to be a part. Some people worry that when they come, they won’t connect, and then feel obligated. One of our core values is to try something out for a month, if it’s not the right fit, try another group.