Together we are a community of believers. What does that mean, the word community? We believe that together in fellowship we grow closer to God and one another. The bible speaks about iron sharpening iron. We believe that together we grow stronger. We are a community of believers.
You’ve probably seen Small Groups meeting and not even realized it. A small group looks like friends at lunch, families around a livingroom, or people studying a book or topic of interest. At its core, a community group is a small gathering of people, and it is less about what you do and more about who you do it with. By participating in community Groups, you can expect to connect with others through a common activity, engage in life-giving conversation and request prayer.
Where do Community Groups meet?
Community Groups meet throughout the Estrella communities, in homes, community buildings and even at coffee shops.
Is there childcare available?
Childcare varies from group to group. When you search our directory for a group, the group profile will indicate if childcare is available.
How often does a Community Group meet?
Our Community Groups meet for three semesters a year—winter/spring, summer and fall. During the semester, most groups meet once a week. Community Groups are meant to strengthen friendships and connections with those in your community every week, so even if you can’t attend every meeting, there is still great value in joining a group.
How long does a typical Community Group stay together?
Most Community Groups meet for a semester. This way, new people can join groups easily and regularly. Also, the semester format allows you to try multiple groups each year. As relationships form, some groups choose to stay together for consecutive semesters, but new members are always welcome.
What if I don’t like the first group I try?
The truth is, not everyone will find the best fit with the first group they try. This is why we encourage you to select a few groups that interest you, contact the leaders and try out a couple of different community groups before choosing the best one for you. The simple strategy to finding success in Community Groups is to not give up. We believe there is a group that is right for everyone—including you!
Gather groups are not a replacement for a community group but an intimate gathering, specific to gender or age. These groups grow relationships with each other through gathering within a specific catagory.
Matthew 18:20 - For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Welcoming all ladies, 18 and over. TCE Women offer three Bible studies running at different times and first Sunday of every month