We are better together!

One of the best things about being a part of a church family is you don’t have to walk through things alone.

By experiencing community in a group, you can grow in your relationship with God and others.

Types of Groups

Life Groups help group members grow in their faith, serve God, and reach out to others. The gathering time may begin with ice-breakers to get to know each other, then discussion and prayer time. Many groups plan social activities, serve as a group together, and stay together one year to the next.

Learning Groups are usually centered around a class or Bible study. They have set start and end dates and the group members can change from one session to the next.

Interest Groups provide an option for those who have common interests. Examples include health, fitness, Bible studies, or accountability groups.

First Step Groups are perfect if you wish to sample a group experience. These short-term groups meet on Sunday mornings to accommodate your schedule.

Groups FAQ

How important is it to be part of a group?

Groups are the next step we encourage you to take if you consider EFC your church home.  We believe groups provide a powerful opportunity for spiritual growth as people share life together, reflect on God's Word, and serve others.

When and where do groups meet?

Groups are available several evenings during the week, with some during the day as well. Most groups meet in homes, while some meet in restaurants, coffee shops, or at the church. Group gatherings usually last 1 to 2 hours.

What level of commitment is expected?

Once you have joined a group, we ask that you make your group meeting time a priority and commit for the fall and spring semester. Attending regularly will help you build stronger connections to your fellow group members. 

When trying out a new group, please attend a few times before deciding if the group is a good fit. If it’s not, we encourage you to try out a different group. Group sign-ups are offered in September and January, but you can join a group at any time!

“I’ve been a part of a small group for young adults at E-Free. We talk about our lives, share job struggles, have game nights, do fun activities (like ice skating or trying new restaurants), and hunt down service opportunities. It’s been invaluable to just have a group of people I can share my life with.”
— Kayla Groth

Groups at EFC

Here is a partial list of the EFC groups available.

  • Women: 7 different group options

  • Men: Cobert Men and Men’s Breakfast & Bible

  • Young Adult: The Collective and College Age

  • Young Couples: Two or More and Sunday Breakfast Club

  • Young Families: Voyle/Cervantes Group

  • Empty Nesters: Strauss Life Group, Sage Empty Nesters, Jones Dry Bones, Cracked Pots

  • Seniors: Pure Gold

  • Multi-generational: Lang Life Group

Ready to step into community?

A new online group registration is currently being developed. Visit the E-Free App and fill out the “Join a Group” form. Thank you for your patience!

Questions?

We're here to help! If you have questions about Groups, send an email to LoriH@efreebn.org