WHAT DOES GROUP LIFE LOOK LIKE?
At Crawford Avenue, our mission as a church is to glorify God by making disciples who enjoy, live, and proclaim the Gospel. We do that primarily in two ways: through gathered worship on Sunday morning and through Community Groups [CGs].
CGs operate on a semester schedule (September - December in the Fall, and February - May in the Spring). Every CG meets twice weekly: once in a church member’s home for fellowship, prayer and outreach (times and locations vary); and once at the church on Sunday mornings for Bible study (9:00am - 10:00am).
The Sunday morning Bible study time is a continuation of the relationships we’ve been developing during the week. During this time, your CG meets together with 2-3 other groups for what we call “cohorts.” During this hour you study the Word and get to spend time with people from other CGs.
You need to sign-up for your CG every semester. We encourage you to try to be in the same group when possible, but the start of a new semester is also a good time to switch groups if you need to find a group that works better for you and your family.
HOW SHOULD I PICK A GROUP?
We encourage you to find a Community Group that is close to you so that you can experience the benefits of Christ's church. Our groups are local and diverse; in other words, we don't divide people by age, hobby, income, or stage of life. Rather, we encourage diverse people from the same neighborhood to love each other well and to love their neighborhood well. Each group seeks to be of benefit to each other and to their community. Check out the map below to see which groups are close to you; further information about each group is available beneath the map.
You are welcome to pick a group far away from you, but it will either mean lots of driving or limited interaction. That being said, we’d rather you have some community than none at all; if that works best for you, go for it!