The Church is not a building the Church is people. While the church does need to gather for worship, people do not cease to be the church just because it is a Monday. Groups give us the opportunity to get together in each other’s homes as the church scatters. They are an essential part of our ministry and mission in Southern Maryland. In groups, the people of Forest Park Church can build authentic community.
Should I Join One?
Groups are a safe place for you to explore and deepen your understanding of the Gospel, no matter where you are coming from and what your experience has been. If you are looking for a place to connect with other people in community and to pursue Jesus, then join one.
Groups are the place where discipleship happens. We study God’s Word together, pray for each other, and help each other get closer to Jesus. As people grow in their understanding of the Gospel, they challenge each other to live out the implications of the gospel in their communities and neighborhoods.
Groups are the place where people pursue Jesus through biblical community. To properly reflect God’s communal nature and to follow His communal commands, we must as a people engage in community, which is sacrificially loving, consistent, worshipful, and authentically transparent. In this way, we seek to “do life together”.
Groups challenge people to be missional in sharing the gospel in their communities and neighborhoods. As the Church spreads out, we can better work our way into the neighborhoods and communities for the sake of the Gospel. In missional living we are able to work together to find and seize opportunities to make a difference and to make disciples of Jesus.
We currently offer two different types of Groups, Life Groups and Interest Groups. Click below for more information!