LIFE IS BETTER TOGETHER!
Welcome to Small Groups! We are thrilled you are checking out our Small Groups Ministry. The heart of Canyon Springs Church is deeply rooted in community! We have found that much of our spiritual growth has happened in the context of community. We know as followers, “Life Is Better Together,” and we grow through relationships. We pray that if you are not connected to a group, you will hop in one today. We know it will only draw you closer to Jesus and others.
Pastor Chad has led our congregation for the last year in establishing or enhancing our Spiritual Rhythms. As Christ’s followers, we desire to become more like the one we follow. Becoming like Christ always takes radical intentionality. Just like many other areas of life, our Spiritual Rhythms can become lopsided or weak without intentionality and planning.
It is easy to be pulled out of our spiritual rhythm. Here’s the thing, it is not the church’s job to pull us back, and it is not God’s job. This one is on us. It is on us to battle back against the enemy. It is on us to feed on the Word of God. It is on us to make sure we have other Christians around us to help us grow. The church will always provide spaces and places for us to grow, connect with God and others, and Worship, but it is on each of us to access those.
Why Join A Small Group?
Small Groups enable us to establish or enhance our Spiritual Rhythms!
The Christian life was never meant to be lived in isolation. Author, Tish Harrison Warren of Liturgy of the Ordinary, speaks to this very concept, “While an individual relationship with Jesus is an important part of the Christian life; it is not the sum total of the Christian life.” Let’s face it; life can be challenging! God never promised his people a life of ease. Small Groups are a place to process life’s challenges safely—where we can honestly share our insecurity, fear, and suffering.
It’s in our meaningful relationships with other followers that make life worth living. God called loneliness not good. He spoke about this concept from the very beginning. God’s good gift is that we are designed in the image of a RELATIONAL God.
I Attend Church Every Sunday, isn’t That Enough?
Sunday mornings are essential; however, our faith is not meant to be confined to a worship service. Small Groups help us apply what we learn on a Sunday morning to our relationships with our spouses, roommates, or kids. They help us see the work God has given us to do in our offices, homes, or classrooms as important to Him.
Life is Not Better Alone. We are created to live in community in the image of a relational God. Take a moment to pray over your specific need for community. When you’re ready, we have a space for you!
I am rooting for you and praying for you!
Pastor Chad Richards
View / Access Current Groups
- The easiest way is to download the our Mobile App HERE
- You can also access and see all of our groups on the Desktop Version by clicking HERE
Groups Calendar & Dates (2022/2023)
Sign Ups Begin
- September 18, 2022 – October 2, 2022.
- October 2, 2022 – GROUPS LAUNCH!
Fall / Winter Session
- October 2 – December 11, 2022
- Not all groups will meet for all 9 weeks. Some are meeting for less, we recommend at least 5 gatherings
- 2 weeks off for Christmas
Winter / Spring Session
- January 8, 2023 – GROUPS RE-LAUNCH
- January – May, 2023
- Not all groups will meet the 17 weeks. Some are meeting for less, we recommend at least 10 gatherings.
If you have other questions or would like additional information please either:
- Email Chad Richards at [email protected]
- Call Chad Richards at 949-335-2101
- or use the Groups Ministry form below
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Enjoy some highlights from Group gatherings this past year!