Connection and community are critical components of your discipleship journey. At New City, we encourage everyone to get involved in one of our group options. Whether you prefer to learn in a classroom, grow in your faith in a more relational setting or get active with other attendees, we provide a variety of ways to connect. We explain our group categories below to help you find the right fit.
Our large group classes offer the best of both worlds: knowledgeable instruction and engaging discussion opportunities. Each class is held at New City and focuses on a specific topic or area of discipleship (such as marriage, finances or theology). Along with covering different content and materials, we also encourage community and relationship building. In fact, these large group classes can easily function as the group to which someone commits that semester. Most classes will offer both in-person and online options at this time.
Our small group life begins at Core. Core sets the foundation for the next steps in your discipleship journey at New City. Once you’ve experienced Core, you can join any of our seasonal small groups. These are community gatherings in homes throughout the city. Each group runs for 8-12 weeks and has a specific discipleship vision for the semester – it could be anything from a devotional study to a book group to a discussion about a certain life stage. We ask for a desired commitment of at least 80% attendance in order to respect group dynamics. Sign-ups will be available at the beginning of every semester – typically spring, summer and fall.
Our activity groups range from hiking and running gatherings to volleyball games. These low-commitment group activities are open to join throughout the year. It’s a great first place to start for anyone wanting to meet others at New City in a fun, casual way.