Throughout the New Testament Scriptures Christians are given numerous “one another” instructions. Through love we must serve one another (Galatians 5:13). We must be kind to one another (Ephesians 4:32). We must bear with one another (Colossians 3:13). We must love one another (1 Thessalonians 4:9).
While we can accomplish some of the “one anothers” of the Bible during our Sunday morning worship times, it is nearly impossible to do each of them. Most of the instructions for how Christians should relate to one another can best be accomplished in deep, Christian community.
At New City we believe that deep, Christian community best forms in small groups. We call our small groups “City Groups.” We do not arrange these groups around life stages or affinities (for example, young families, “empty-nesters”, retirees). Since God has given us the “ministry of reconciliation” (2 Corinthians 5:16-20) and since God desires diversity among His people (Colossians 3:11; Revelation 5:9), we believe that by forming a deep sense of community with a diverse group, we are better representing God and His Gospel.
Our City Groups meet regularly. Each group determines the day and time to meet. We encourage each group to meet at least twice a month. The purpose of these meetings is to form friendships and to care for one another. Most of the City Groups eat a snack (or even a meal), study the Bible, and pray together. All of them have a lot of fun! The primary goal is Christian community and that is best accomplished by sharing together.
Each City Group leader is a gifted teacher who has been trained to lead a Group.
If you would like to join a City Group, contact Pastor J-T or click on “Contact us.” New groups are forming now! To sign up go HERE!