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Small Groups

LIFE IS BETTER CONNECTED

SMALL GROUPS

Any trip is more fun if you travel with friends, and the same is true of your spiritual journey. We believe God created us to live in relationship with others and only then can we live the full life He intends for us. It is through Small Groups that we experience the close relationships that help us take the next steps in our walk with God.

Sharing life through community is part of our design, but meaningful relationships aren’t always easy to find. That’s why Small Groups exist—to make these life-changing relationships relevant and accessible to you.

 

Find your people.

You were designed by God to live in community. Now is the perfect time to sign up to LEAD a Small Group for the upcoming spring semester. You may not think you need a Small Group, but a Small Group needs you.

Find the Group for this season of your life.

Customize Your Search

Filter by groups for women, men, singles, married couples, young adults, and more. You can even filter for groups where kids are welcome!

Discover Existing Small Groups

Select your location and the days that fit your life, then check out the groups meeting near you.

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Interested in Leading a Small Group?

It’s easy to lead a group—and we’re with you every step of the way.
Step 1

Attend a Small Group Leader Training to start the process of becoming a Small Group Leader.

Step 2

Our Small Group team will connect with you to help you prepare to lead your group.

Step 3

Invite people to join your group and start meeting!

Small Groups is your Next Step!

Small Groups Offer People...

A Place to Connect

We were not made to do life alone. God created us for community, and Small Groups provide a place to connect with others, share life, and grow in faith together.

A Place to Protect

It is through life together that our problems become smaller, and God uses others to bring support and encouragement to our lives. Small Groups become a place where others don’t just know your name, but care about what is happening in your life and want to support you in your spiritual journey.

A Place to Grow

We believe every person is created with God-given potential to make a difference in the world. Small Groups are a place you can grow with others to become more like Jesus and reach the potential God has put inside you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly is a Small Group?

We believe God created us to live in relationship with others and only then can we live the full life He intends for us. It is through Small Groups that we experience the close relationships that help us take the next steps in our walk with God. Sharing life through community is part of our design, but meaningful relationships aren’t always easy to find. That’s why Small Groups exist—to make these life-changing relationships relevant and accessible to you.

How do I join a Small Group?

First, give yourself a high five for taking the step to join a Small Group! Here are several easy ways to get connected:

  • Find a Small Group near you or one that fits your life using our online Small Groups search tool.
  • Visit our Welcome Desk at Realife on a Sunday morning and connect with our Small Group Leadership who can help you get started.
  • Talk to someone you know who leads a Small Group and ask if their group is open to new members.

Find a Small Group

What do you actually do in a Small Group?

At Realife, we use a free-market approach to Small Groups. This means we want people to gather together based on the things they enjoy and are important to them. Essentially, the things you are already doing in your life are the things that can make up your Small Group! This approach creates a vast variety of opportunities and activities from one group to the next. However, every Small Group at Realife will offer you three things.

1. A Place to Connect

We were not made to do life alone. God created us for community, and Small Groups provide a place to connect with others, share life, and grow in faith together.

2. A Place to Protect

It is through life together that our problems become smaller, and God uses others to bring support and encouragement to our lives. Small Groups become a place where others don’t just know your name, but care about what is happening in your life and want to support you in your spiritual journey.

3. A Place to Grow

We believe every person is created with God-given potential to make a difference in the world. Small Groups are a place you can grow with others to become more like Jesus and reach the potential God has put inside you.

What if there’s not a Small Group for what I’m looking for?

This might be a sign that God is calling you to start a group! If God’s placed a certain passion or calling within you, He might want you to take a step of faith and launch a Small Group around it. You won’t have to do this alone, though. Your Small Groups team is here to support you every step of the way.

Lead a Small Group

How do I start my own Small Group?

It’s easy to start a new group—and we’re with you every step of the way.

Step 1 – Attend a Small Group Leader Training to start the process of becoming a Small Group Leader. Small Group Leader Training

Step 2 – Our Small Group team will connect with you to help you prepare to lead your group.

Step 3 – Invite people to join your group and start meeting!

Still have questions?