At First Church Charlotte, Small Groups have one, simple purpose: to bring people together. We believe God created us to live in relationship with others and only then can we live out and be fulfilled in the life He intends for us. Sharing life through community is part of our design, but true and 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.
Small groups of believers can really get to know each other, encourage one another, include one another. Furthermore, the accountability, community, and inclusion of a small group enables practical life-change – because life-change usually happens in the context of relationships.
Are Small groups for me?
YES! Think of Small Groups as gatherings of a dozen or less people that happen around the city, usually in a home. In a smaller gathering, it can be more natural to build community, grow as a disciple, experience life-change. You may do an activity. You may learn something new. You may pray together. Small groups can be any number of things – but most importantly, none of us were made to do life alone! Find a group that's for you!
Groups typically fall into one of two categories: affinity groups and spiritual groups. Affinity are the more popular and are based around an interest or activity (hiking, knitting, basketball, etc). These groups are great fun and meet on whatever schedule serves the group. Spiritual groups are focused around growing your spiritual life - bible studies, prayer groups, etc.
In our directory, you will find both of these groups happening all over the Charlotte area - just click the group that interests you and join!
Have you searched through the group directory and didn't find a group that suited your wildest dreams? You can submit a group by filling out the form below. New group leaders are always welcome!
LEADING A SMALL GROUP
You don’t need to have it all together to lead a Small Group—you just have to be willing to let God use you. To host a group, you simply choose a topic that interests you and select a time and location to meet with others to share it. Then, we give you a few essential tools like first-time leader training, a directory where others can find your group, and support throughout the semester. We believe God uses Small Groups to change people’s lives, and as a Small Group leader, you get to be a part of that!