We long for everyone to experience and engage in community in a significant way. This fall, we invite you to join us for Start Up, a four-week immersive journey to get to know Awakening, our culture, and our people. If you’re new or just haven’t plugged into a Group here yet, Start Up is for you. Please sign up via the black button below to learn more:
Want to see some of the available Groups? Browse below.
WHAT IS A GROUP?
Groups are midweek gatherings of anywhere between 6-20 people in homes throughout the city. We’ve found that the stage of life you’re in greatly influences the size and style of group you prefer. Whether you’re a college student, young professional, newlyweds, a single parent, a young family with little kids, or all grown up with grown up kids, we’ll be able to plug you into a Group that works for you and allows you to thrive!
Groups are defined by and focused on three key identities:
At the heart of a Group is the relational harbor of a ‘gospel’ family. Jesus himself said, “…whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.” (Matthew 12:50) We have been adopted into Jesus’ family. As such we can and should experience the protection, care and nurture of a family that lives according to its Father’s will and intentions. It is here that we give and receive the fullness of God’s love and daily display the Kingdom of Heaven on earth.
Jesus came to restore the potential of human life as his Father had intended it to be; full and free. The more fully we realize this potential, the more completely we express the image of our God to each other. The Holy Spirit and the scriptures have been given to us to lead us in an ever-transforming life as disciples of Jesus. But we must be diligent and disciplined to follow after Jesus who said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:31-32)
All of human history is the unfolding story of God the Creator working for the restoration of all that he has created. We call this work of restoration ‘the mission of God.’ God is always seeking the partnership of communities of people. He chooses one people, restores them and then sends them out to restore another people. As Missional Communities we are sent out together to seek the restoration of all who do not know Jesus: family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and classmates.