Community Groups

“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers…”

Acts 2.42

Community Groups (CGs) are the primary way we live life together at Seaside, following the pattern established in the early church.  
A CG is a small group of people (6-18) who meet regularly to grow as followers (disciples) of Jesus.
Our CGs organize around a neighborhood/ geographical region (we have CGs across Kitsap- from Port Orchard to Silverdale/ Poulsbo and everywhere in between).  
We value generational diversity in our CGs, as most of our groups have people of different ages/ in different life stages.
Although each CG is unique, all our CGs are committed to living out the mission of our church together.

Community Groups draw to Christ together, through prayer and Bible study (most often based on current sermon series/ study guides).

Community Groups develop in Community together.  CGs care for each other and build each other up.  A CG will often share a meal together and give a good portion of their time to connect with each other in real and meaningful ways.

Community Groups deploy to Culture together. CGs look for opportunities to serve their friends and neighbors, helping others meet and follow Jesus through hospitality, service, and evangelism.

A few other things to know about Community Groups:

All our CG’s meet at least twice a month but most meet more than that.

While all our CG’s have the same mission and vision, they are also all unique and different. For example, some are better at hosting small children than others. Some also have a more intentional missional focus than others. Our groups meet at different times and days throughout the week. It may take a month or two to figure out which CG works best for you so we encourage you to explore some of the groups if you need to.

A typical CG meeting will consist of some type of food (dinner or snacks) and a time to connect relationally. After this, the group will spend time drawing in Christ. Most often this happened as a group discusses the previous week’s sermon using the study guide on our website. Each meeting will also include a time of prayer. Finally, the group will take some time to encourage one another and talk about how we are making disciples outside of the group.

Our community groups formally run from September through May. Most groups continue meeting through the summer, but may take some breaks. We encourage groups to take advantage of the weather by hosting bbq’s or meeting in a park. This can be a great time to invite friends and neighbors to hang out as well. All groups with available space can be joined at any time during the year.

If you'd like more information about Community Groups or want help getting connected with one, please visit the Connect Corner on Sunday morning and we'll help you from there. You can also complete a CONNECT Card below and we'll follow up with you.

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