FAQ

1) What is a Small Group?

Small Groups are made up of between 4 -12 people who want to grow spiritually and experience life together. Sometimes the best description is simply a group of people who are like you and are looking for a way to become more like Christ and enjoy the journey together.

2) Are all Small Groups the same?

No! We have different groups and allow you to choose your own adventure. We offer all kinds of groups, because people are at different places in life. We have groups for married couples, men, women and a mix of all the above. We have a small group for just about everyone and everything.

3) Why should I join a Small Group?

Here are four very important reasons. First, you'll begin to understand the Bible better in a Small Group (there's nothing like discovering God's Word together). Second, you'll begin to feel like you're part of God's family (and not just a face in the crowd). Third, prayer will become more meaningful for you (your friends will be praying for you and with you). Finally, you'll begin a journey with others who simply want to experience life together!

4) Do I have to be a member of SCG to join a Small Group?

No. Small Groups are intended for everyone!

5) How often does a Small Group meet?

Most groups meet 2 to 4 times a month and they meet at a specific time (i.e., the 2nd and 4th Friday from 7 to 9 pm). We have many options that will fit your schedule.

6) What do I do if I can't seem to get in a group?

Great question! If you are unsuccessful in finding a group or nobody has contacted you regarding joining a group let us know by emailing us at smallgroups@seacoastgrace.org or by calling 714.761.5100.

7) What happens at a Small Group meeting?

Every group is different but there are some common denominators. Most groups have a time for just hanging out, talking about the week and what's going on in life. The central component is a study of something very relevant to the members of the group. It may be the study of the Book of Romans or the Gospel of John. Or it might be a study like dealing with stress or building better relationships from a biblical perspective. Our groups are designed to encourage discussion and engage each person in the process. Small Groups always provide an opportunity to pray for each other and care for one another.

8) Where do the Small Groups meet?

Most of our groups meet in homes. A few of our groups meet in local restaurants or coffee houses. We also have groups that meet on campus throughout the week.

9) Is there childcare available?

Every group deals with this issue in its own way. Some of the groups go in together and make arrangements for a baby sitter or take turns watching the children. Other groups require each participant to make their own arrangements.

10) What if I don't like the first group I try?

We want to encourage you to give the group you try a couple visits. Anytime you're trying something new, it may need to grow on you. In addition, it may take a couple of times to begin to feel like you're in the right place. But at the same time, we want you to find a group that fits you! So don't be afraid to get a second opinion if you don't really feel good about the group you try. You can always join another group by clicking here.

11) Can I start my own group?

If you are interested in leading a small group, please plan on attending our next Boot Camp. When we schedule a Boot Camp it will be listed on our website. At a boot camp you will better understand the mission and vision for our small group ministry, review the qualifications of a leader and get the tools you'll need to lead an effective small group at SCG. This workshop is offered several time a year. To register or to learn more, click here or email smallgroups@seacoastgrace.org

12) How do I get into a group?

There are several options. (1) Try our Live Group Finder. (2) visit us at the small groups patio table any weekend before or after the services (3) Call the church office at 714.761.5100 x297 (4) Fill out a contact card during the weekend services (located in the bulletin each week) and drop it in the offering.

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