What is a
A Home Group usually consists of seven to fifteen adults who meet weekly to learn, to share, and to support one another in their life. A typical meeting lasts from an hour and a half plus a little time for refreshments. All groups occasionally plan to serve together in the community.
Why should I join a
In a small group, significant relationships are developed as we do life together. We grow as Christ-followers as we model and encourage each other. Together we grow in our love for God and one another.
Where and when do they meet?
Home Groups mostly meet in homes throughout the Inland Empire. They meet on different days including Sunday-Friday. There is a group that meets on the Trinity campus on Friday evenings that includes childcare.
How long does a group last?
Each series lasts approximately twelve weeks. We divide the study sessions during the year according to the seasons (fall, winter, spring, and summer). At the end of each season, people are free to stay in the same group, join another group, or take a break. The majority of groups stay together throughout the year. Some groups do not meet regularly during the summer but enjoy fun times together.
What is a
Home Group Commitment?
We believe that significant relationships with other Christ-followers are essential for healthy spiritual growth. We urge people to be actively involved in a small group where real fellowship with God and with other believers is cultivated. “Doing Life and Mission Together” in a healthy small group, we build one another up in faith and learn to bear one another’s burdens.
Commitments are always a part of this kind of family and teamwork. As a member of a small group, you are asked to make five commitments that form the essential foundation for a healthy small group:
- Grace: Extending grace to one another is imitating God’s relationship to us. We are on a journey to know love, and follow Christ together.
- Faithfulness: Consistent attendance is necessary to develop deep and safe relationships.
- Preparation: Members are urged to invest time beforehand and come ready to share in conversation about what they have learned and thought about.
- Confidentiality: What is shared in the group remains in the group. Trust is vital for the creation of an atmosphere where people feel the freedom be real.
- Burden-bearing: Small groups are a place where burden-bearing relationships takes place (Galatians 6:2). Members need to support and pray for one another as they face life's challenges,
Can I bring my kids?
Most groups have preferred for kids to remain in the comfort of their own homes with a sitter. When children are within earshot, they distract their parents and inhibit discussion. There is currently a group that meets on Friday nights on campus, that can offer childcare. If interested, please make a note of your childrens ages in the sign-up section below.
Can I change groups?
If the group you are assigned to is not a good fit, you’re welcome to try another one.