Community Groups

What is a Community Group and what does a community group do?

The foundation for community groups is rooted in our mission, vision, and values at FBCT (love, grow, commit, go). All that we do as a church is intended to support this mission and vision. 

Vision: Community groups at FBCT are small groups of people, connected by similar life stages (ages, retired, empty nesters, etc.)  who gather together in homes or at the church who meet for fellowship, to be transformed by the Gospel, and be sent to live life on mission. CGs are designed both for those within our church and also as an avenue to invite those who are apart from Christ or unchurched. Generally speaking, CGs gather regularly in homes to enjoy fellowship (usually over a meal or dessert) for prayer, Bible Study, and fellowship. While there are many benefits to CGs, the main focus is two part (1) Growing deeper in Christ (2) Growing deeper in relationship with others.

Growing deeper in Christ- (Heb. 10:24-25; Rom. 12)- We don’t want community merely for the sake of community. We want community centered on the Gospel. Community groups at FBCT are intended to glorify God by making and growing disciples. We know that true life transformation will only come through the power of the Word of God by the Holy Spirit. That means that our CGs must be focused on seeing men and women transformed by the Word to be more like Christ. We want to help everyone take the next step, in faith, toward Christ-likeness.

Growing deeper in relationship with others– (Gal. 6:2)- We all want to be known. We want to feel that someone knows us, loves us, and is for us. We were built for community, and the Gospel itself calls us to community. Community Groups at FBC provide an opportunity for you and your family to know others deeper and to be known deeper. CGs are designed to foster a community in which you can live out the Christian life with others. Your CG is a place for people to feel known and loved; CGs are designed to foster deep and lasting relationships. More than making it through a list of discussion questions or sticking to an outlined agenda, we value building relationships. We want to be transparent about our struggles and our victories. We want to encourage and be encouraged, to exhort and be exhorted. These kinds of relationships are messy. They’re messy because we’re messy. None of us have it all figured out; therefore, we need each other. These deep relationships aren’t built over night. They’re built by weeping together, rejoicing together, and living life together over time. Our CGs prioritize relationships.

Overall, community groups are not designed to be an event you attend but a family to which you belong. This is the place where we encourage one another, bear each other’s burdens, pray for one another, hold each other accountable, and remind each other of the Gospel.
Interested in joining a community group? Email to sign up!