"All the believers met constantly and shared everything they had... They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord's Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity..."
- Acts 2:44, 46
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT ARE SMALL GROUPS?
Small groups consist of approximately 10-15 people who meet together on a regular basis to form friendships, learn from the Bible, and encourage each other. If you're interested in making friends at church, Small Groups are the place to do it!
WHY DOES NEW DAY EMPHASIZE SMALL GROUPS?
We do these groups at New Day for several reasons...
First, small groups have been a part of the church since it began 2000 years ago! Acts 2:46 says, "They worshiped together at the Lord's temple each day, met in homes for the Lord's supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity..." These early Christians not only met as a large group to worship, but also as small groups in homes to fellowship and share meals. (That's why we believe having food is a great idea - it's in the Bible!) We want to follow the example of the early church by having small groups too.
Second, small groups are important to us because we want every person at New Day to form meaningful friendships with other people from church. Sunday mornings are a time for worship and learning as a large group. Even with the coffee time after the service, there just isn't enough time to form deep friendships - there are too many people and too few minutes. Small groups are the best place for developing real relationships.
Third, we do small groups because they help people grow spiritually. Our groups focus on helping each other apply the Bible to every day life. Having friends who encourage and pray for you is a great recipe for growth!
Finally, we love small groups because they're FUN! This is a great opportunity to develop terrific friendships that carry throughout your life. It's not unusual for those involved in small groups together to willingly spend time socially together as well doing things like boating, or game night or going to concerts. We encourage you to try it out!
WHEN & HOW OFTEN DO GROUPS MEET?
Most groups meet every week, usually in someone's home. In addition to regular meetings, groups may also meet for occasional social events and/or service projects. We have groups meeting almost every night of the week, so we should be able to find one that fits your schedule!
WHAT KIND OF GROUPS DOES NEW DAY OFFER?
They are always changing! Visit our Current Groups page to see what is available.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A TYPICAL SMALL GROUP?
A typical meeting consists of some social time, a Biblical discussion time, prayer, and (of course!) food!
WHAT IF I DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THE BIBLE?
That's what these groups are for - to help people grow and learn about the Bible together. Don't worry, you don't have to know all the right answers. And your leader won't pressure you to talk or pray out loud if you're uncomfortable doing so. Small groups have a very relaxed, casual, "come-as-you-are" atmosphere. We're all in a learning curve together!
HOW DO I GET INTO A SMALL GROUP?
We do a mass enrollment at different times of the year, usually starting in fall and then again after Christmas. However, there are often openings in many groups throughout the year. To get connected email firstname.lastname@example.org