Community Groups

The purpose of Central's Community Groups is to provide an opportunity for people of different backgrounds and life stages to build relationships, to study the Scriptures, to pray with and for one another, to use their unique gifts to serve the city, and ultimately to experience the transforming power of the gospel.

JOIN A COMMUNITY GROUP

Our Community Groups serve as the nervous system of the church. In them, the gospel is used to motivate people towards a richer relationship with God. In them, the gospel is used as a balm to apply to the wounds we incur in life. In them, the gospel is used to call and motivate people into the service of God's kingdom. In response to God's grace, people are urged to develop lives of moral beauty, integrity, and other-centeredness and to discover and use their gifts to carry out ministry both within the congregation and to the world.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a Community Group?

    A Community Group is a gathering of 6 to 12 people who meet on a regular basis to study the Scriptures, pray with and for one another, and to share life with one another.

  • What’s the difference between a Bible study and a Community Group?

    Bible studies are chances to dive into specific books of the Bible. These large group teachings typically meet for around 12 weeks with different studies offered throughout the year. Community Groups are the best way to establish intimate community with others. These groups of 6-12 people meet weekly for nine months as they discuss the sermon from the previous Sunday.

  • When and where do Community Groups meet?

    Most groups meet on a weekly basis, either in person or online, for approximately 90 minutes in apartments across the city.

  • What happens in a Community Group?

    Most meetings start with a brief time of socializing followed by a discussion centered around the sermon from the previous Sunday. Central provides study guides each week to help structure the group’s time together. The meeting typically ends with a time of prayer.

  • How do I get involved?

    You can sign up for a group using the map below or by emailing Lauren Brown, Director of Community Formation and Spiritual Care, at lbrown@centralchurchnyc.org.

  • Can I sign up at any time?

    The Community Group fall semester begins in September and the winter/spring semester begins in January. The start of the semester is the best time to sign up. However, you can sign up at any point during the ministry year (September-May).

  • Do I have to be a Christian to join a Community Group?

    No. Community Groups are a safe place to explore the claims of Christianity. Whether you’re actively committed to the Christian faith, uncertain, or exploring, Community Groups are for you!

FIND YOUR COMMUNITY

Use the map below to select your preferred day and neighborhood

And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.

HEBREWS 10:25