Community Groups

thrive in community

We live in a success-driven culture. Too often, we define who we are based on the success of our occupation. At The Church at Spring Hill, we want you to succeed too. But the definition of success we use is radically different than the definition of success the world uses. We believe that God wants you to thrive.

And we’re committed to helping all of our church family thrive spirituality.

At The Church at Spring Hill, the best way to thrive is to become involved in a Community Group. One way we describe the importance in being involved with a Community Group is: “We want people to move from rows on Sunday morning to circles in Community Groups during the week.” This simply means that in order to thrive spiritually it is necessary to become involved with others on a personal level.

Then He said to them all, ‘If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me will save it.’” – Luke 9:23-24 (HCSB)

We’d love for you to visit a Community Group this week. Click the link below or send us a quick message at   or by using our Contact Page and we’ll be in touch quickly with more information.

Do you want to know some more “nuts and bolts” about our Community Groups? Check out our Community Group FAQ's at the bottom of the page.

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Purpose of Groups

Inward

Through a weekly gathering of families, community groups will connect to each other as part of the local body of Christ. Your community group should hope to create and foster a welcoming environment for all who come. We hope you eat together, laugh a lot, share stories, and celebrate with one another. Joys are doubled. Burdens are shared.

Upward

Your Community Group will dive into Bible study, discussion, and prayer to increase understanding of and obedience to the Word. In accordance with Matthew 22:37, we pray your Community Group would develop a deeper love for God and His Word – with all their heart, soul, and mind. We hope you read and study together, find practical way to live out the Bible's teaching,  pray together, and create an authentic environment of accountability.

Outward

We hope each member in your Community Group discovers, develops, and employs their spiritual gifts. We pray each member cultivates his/her heart by being connected with serving opportunities within the group, within the church, and/or within the community. Additionally, we hope each member learns how to share their testimony and the gospel with non-believers and the unchurched.

Onward

We want our Community Groups to grow in health and reach capacity to start new groups! Take advantage of learning from your Community Group leader and make sure you let them know if you are interested in following the call to start a new group from the abundance of growth! There's multiple ways you can carry your Community Group "onward" and be a blessing to others.

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Young Families Community Group

Meets: Tuesdays // 6:00pm-7:30pm // Alderman's Home
Leader: Robbie and Savannah Alderman


Oates / Finch Community Group

Meets: Sundays // 4:00pm-5:30pm // Church Building
Leader: Greg & Julie Oates, Doug & Amy Finch


Weinand / Rainer Community Group

Meets: Sundays // 4:00pm-5:30pm // Church Building
Leader: Aaron Weinand, Jess Rainer


Whitlock / Hughey

Meets: Wednesdays // 6:15pm-7:45pm // Rotating Location
Leader: Mark & Heather Whitlock, Paul & April Hughey


Young Professionals Community Group

Meets: Tuesdays // 7:00pm-8:30pm // Seth's Home
Leader: Seth Finch


Intro Into Community Groups

Meets: Sundays // 6:00pm-7:00pm // Kendall's Home
Leader: David & Jen Kendall


Periscope Community Group

Meets: Sundays // 8:0am-9:00am // Church Building
Leader: Paul Hughey & Thom Rainer


Financial Peace University Community Group

Meets: Sundays // 2:00pm-3:00pm // Church Building
Leader: Robbie Alderman

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Community group Faq's

What does a Community Group look like?

We believe thriving spiritually happens best in Community Groups. A Community Group is made up of four to five couples or six to eight individuals that meet together throughout the week in homes in our community. Once the church has a dedicated meeting space, Community Groups will meet at this space throughout the week.

It is in a Community Group where you study God’s Word together and are in a setting in which you can tackle the tough questions and challenges of life. You will find Community Groups to be a comfortable place where you can connect with and share life with like-minded people.

How much of my time is this going to take?

Community Group meetings last approximately 1.5 hours each—thirty minutes for snacking, eating, and hanging out; one hour for Bible study and prayer. As Community Group members begin to develop community, they most likely will want to spend even more time together. There is always time for prayer and sharing of life issues where others in your group can help you walk through life and not be alone.

What are we going to do with our children during Community Group?

Each Community Group has their own childcare solution—hire a sitter for the group, have another home near the host home with a parent keeping them, adults rotate keeping the kids in a bonus room, etc. You’ll find most groups will have a sitter, as the church helps provide childcare.

Will there be homework?

Most Community Group studies will not have mandatory homework. Occasionally there will be optional support resources such as devotions, podcasts, online lessons, and so forth.

Am I going to have to talk or can I just sit and listen during meetings?

Community Groups are like family – sometimes you talk, sometimes you listen. No one is forced to talk or to lead the group. As the group develops, people become much more comfortable. We have discovered that people who seldom speak up in large groups will talk in Community Groups.

Will I have to pray out loud?

No. Again, you are allowed to move, grow, at your own pace. When you want to share a prayer concern or pray out loud, you will be encouraged to do so.

Who else is going to be in the group?

Community Groups are made up of people from The Church at Spring Hill, as well as friends, neighbors or acquaintances of people in the group. Each Community Group leader is someone who is deeply involved in The Church at Spring Hill.

How much do I have to know about the Bible?

None. Community Groups are all about learning the Bible, not debating it or being tested on it. Each group typically selects their own Community Group curriculum, so it is something that the group as a whole is interested in learning about. Occasionally, every Community Group will go through the same curriculum.

How many weeks or months is this group going to last?

Community Group is like family, some of them last for years, others multiply and start new groups in 12 to 18 months. We expect all Community Groups to have a leader and an apprentice leader. As the group grows, it will be the apprentice leader who begins a new group.

If I don’t like it, can I leave without people being mad at me?

We encourage you to visit a couple of Community Groups to see how they operate. At the same time, we want you to find a group that you feel will best thrive in. After your initial visits, commit to attending a Community Group for six straight weeks.