CONNECTION GROUPS have one, simple purpose: to bring people together.  Groups meet together each week in convenient locations to share life’s experiences while building authentic relationships, growing in faith and engaging in ministry.


GRoups BEGIN october 1st.  Join A GROUP Today!


Monday Group

mondays @ 7:30PM

Dale City, VA (Hillendale Church)

Leader:  Leonor

Child Care: No

Whether they hurt or heal, encourage or embitter, bless or badger, our words matter!  In this devotional follow-up to her best-selling "Keep It Shut," Ehman offers 40 days' worth of Scripture, takeaways, activities, and prayers that will challenge you to speak in a way that's pleasing to God and a gift to those who are listening.


For the Life of the World: A Field Guide
By Brett Elder, Stephen Grabill Heidi Segal

Tuesday Group

tuesdays @ 7:30PM

Dale City, VA (Hillendale Church)

Leader:  Gareth

Child Care: Organized by Group Participants

This film/study series will explore the deeper meaning of Salvation. Have you ever wondered, "What is my Salvation actually FOR? Is it only about personal atonement, about getting to heaven, or something that comes later? Is it just to have a friend in Jesus?"  Explore how God's purposes are woven into every area of our lives: family, work, art, charity, education, recreation and all creation!


thursday women's GROUP

thursDAYS @ 7:00PM

Woodbridge, VA (Shannon's home)

Leader:  Shannon

Child Care: Organized by Group Participants

This video/study series invites women to explore their fears and how those fears impact their relationships, self-esteem, peace of mind, and walk with God.  Each session features real-life stories of women who are wrestling with fear due to tragic events, difficult circumstances, or deep anxiety about what may or may not happen.  You will realize you are not alone, nor are you without hope.  You have the One who can calm your fears, grow your faith, and give the peace your heart craves.


COMMON QUESTIONS

 

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I SIGN UP?

When you sign up, the leader of your new Connection Group will contact you with the address of the Group’s meeting place, the date and time you’ll be starting on, and all the other information you’ll need to have a great experience.

 

WHAT HAPPENS AT A GROUP MEETING?

You may have seen Groups meeting and not even realized it.  A Group looks like friends at lunch, teams playing basketball, or people studying a book or topic of interest.  At its core, a Group is a gathering of people, and it is less about what you do and more about who you do it with.  By participating in Groups, you can expect to connect with others through a common activity, engage in life giving conversation and request prayer.

 

HOW OFTEN DOES A GROUP MEET?

Most groups meet once a week for 10-12 weeks. Groups are meant to bring meaning and community into the flow of your life, so even if you can’t attend every meeting, there is still great value in joining a Group.

 

WHERE DO GROUPS MEET?

Groups meet in places like homes, parks, restaurants, coffee shops and office buildings.  The leader of the Group selects a meeting spot that best fits the purpose of the Group.

 

HOW LONG DOES A TYPICAL GROUP STAY TOGETHER?

Most Groups meet for 10-12 weeks.  This way, new people can join Groups easily and regularly.  This also allows you to try multiple Groups each year.

 

IS THERE CHILDCARE AVAILABLE?

Childcare varies from group to group.  When you search our directory for a group, the group profile will indicate if childcare is available.

 

CAN I INVITE OTHERS?

Invite as many friends, co-workers, neighbors, family, etc. that aren’t connected to another church. Connection Groups are designed to get people connected to our church and to one another. The more people, the better.