At Lake Oconee Church, we believe that life-change happens best in circles rather than rows — through authentic relationships in a small group rather than by looking at the back of someone's head on Sunday morning. We call these community groups, a small group of people who are committed to grow closer to each other and to God.
In a small group, people study God's Word together and discuss the issues and challenges of life. It's where they pray, care for one another, and are missed if they don't show up. This is the environment where we celebrate the successes of life, and where we comfort one another during the disappointing times. It is a place to be encouraged and equipped to live in the way of Jesus. These groups not only help you apply what you're hearing in the Sunday messages, but they instantly make a big church feel small. Small groups are not a nice addition to our ministry, they are the heart of our ministry. That's why we place such a high premium on group life.
Community groups are made up of eight to ten individuals or four to six married couples who meet regularly in someone's home for life sharing and spiritual growth. We offer community groups for college students, single adults and married people.
Each community group decides when and where it wants to meet. Most groups meet in the homes of its members on a weekly basis. Each group commits initially for eight weeks. At the end of this time, the group can decide to continue as a community group and extend their commitment for up to 18 months, or they can begin the process again.
Ready to get connected? Just send us a quick email, and a groups coordinator will respond shortly.