Our Need for Community
We are passionate about building authentic community at our church. We are thankful to see so many people seeking God and worshiping together during the weekend services, but we also know it can be difficult to connect with others during those times.
Our church is composed of many Life Groups; smaller communities of people from all different stages of life. We believe it’s beneficial for Life Groups to have a variety of ages, life stages, and backgrounds because we can all learn and grow from one another’s life experiences and wisdom.
When we are in smaller groups, we can be more intentional about praying for each other, living life together, encouraging and supporting each other during the uplifting and hard seasons of our lives. When the early church was forming, we see this modeled in Acts 2:42–47. They shared meals and met together often to learn from and encourage each other.
We have many Life Groups available for you! We’re sure to have one that fits your schedule. There are groups for men, women, couples, and also ones which are co-ed; there’s a place for everyone to find their place in community. On Wednesdays, some campuses offer Life Group Central, which is a great place to start if you’re new to our church or have never been to a Life Group. You can also fill out the form below, and we will help you find a group that best fits your needs.
Life Group Central
If you are new to the church or are unsure how a Life Group would fit into your schedule, Life Group Central is a great place to start. It will give you the opportunity to build relationships, pursue Christ in community, and to study the Bible in a small group setting.
Life Group Central meets weekly at several of our campuses. All ages and walks of life are welcome!
Cannon County | Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm*
Murfreesboro | Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm*
Shelbyville | Coming soon!
Tullahoma | Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm
*ECCO Kids is available during Life Group Central.
We also know there are times when specific care and support are needed. We have groups like Celebrate Recovery, an addiction recovery group, and Embrace Grace, an unexpected pregnancy support group. It is our hope that we can provide an even more intentional community for those needing support in challenging seasons of life.
The purpose of offering ECCO Kids during the week is to make authentic followers of Jesus Christ by enabling parents in the church who attend weekly on-campus groups, classes, and special events. We value teaching students about the Bible and helping them grow in their relationships with God while having fun!
ECCO Kids is available for children ages six weeks to 5th grade. It is provided for the following: on-campus Life Groups, Life Group Central, Next Class, Following Jesus, Authentic Discipleship, Celebrate Recovery, Evident, and for volunteers. You do not need to preregister for childcare unless you are attending Following Jesus or Authentic Discipleship.
Become a Life Group Leader
Interested in learning more about leading a Life Group? Send us an email and we would love to talk to you more about this opportunity.