"To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and truly loved is, perfection. It is what we need more than anything. It liberates us from pretense, humbles us out of our self righteousness, and fortifies us for any difficulty life can throw at us.”
— Tim Keller, Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, NYC
Interested in joining a small group?!
At CGS, we want to be big on small groups. We call them “Shepherding Groups.” We are convinced that Jesus intends for his followers to do life together.
If you are not yet participating in one of our small groups, but are interested in being part of one, click here and we’ll get you into our queue!
We recommend small groups...
- Meet weekly for relationship-friendship, for prayer, and for growth in Christ in fellowship with other Christians around scripture.
- Gather to perhaps share a meal, pray together, hear one another’s “stories,” walk supportively through life together following Jesus, and also talk together about how to better believe and apply truths from the most recent sermon.
On the 3rd Sundays of the month we recommend our small groups participate in our "Evenings Prayer, Praise, & Worship" at CGS, 5:00-6:00pm. We’ll sing, we’ll pray, we’ll hear a short message from the scriptures, and we’ll celebrate Communion each of these 3rd Sunday evenings.
Groups may also choose their own topic or Scripture study, but please let your Congregational Community’s pastor be a resource and sounding board as you think through options. Pastor Bill James, who broadly overseas small groups, is also happy to help.
Please click here for some potential ways the church might help your group with childcare for Shepherding Group meetings.
Again, if interested in joining a shepherding group, click here and provide the requested info.
Generally speaking, we prioritize two times during the year when we work to incorporate new attendees into shepherding groups: at the beginning of the school year (Aug-Sep) and at the beginning of the calendar year (Jan-Feb). For any further questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.