Groups are encouraged for all adults at E-Free. We have groups available for all ages and stages of life, and we will help you find a group that's a good fit for you!
There are four types of groups at E-Free:
Core Groups: Core Groups meet regularly, September through May, though most break for summer and holidays. Their mission is to help group members Grow in faith, Serve God, and Reach out to others. Core Groups are key to developing long-term relationships in authentic community. A Core Group meeting may begin with ice-breakers to help group members get to know each other, then have discussion using E-Free's Message-Based Questions, a Bible study, devotional, or topical study, and a time of prayer for each other and the church. Many Core Groups include regular social activities and serve as a group together.
Elective Groups: Elective groups provide an option for those who have common interests. Examples include health, fitness, Bible studies and ACE classes held on Sunday mornings, and accountability groups.
Elective Courses: Elective courses offer an opportunity to meet for a designated amount of weeks to explore a specific topic, such as marriage, parenting, finances, or Bible basics.
Kick-Start Groups: Kick-start groups are designed for those interested in getting connected to a Core group. Open sign-ups occur each Fall to form these short-term (4-week) groups.
Groups for various life stages are available. Please click on the links below to see options currently offered and find contact information for each group:
Small Groups FAQ
How important is it to be part of a group at E-Free?
Groups are the next step we encourage everyone to take when they consider E-Free their church home. At E-Free, we pursue the mission of "Serving, Reaching, and Growing people in Jesus Christ." We believe groups provide a powerful opportunity for spiritual growth as people Share life together, Reflect on God's Word, and Care for others.
Who can join a group?
Groups are available for all adults at E-Free.
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 E-Free. Group gatherings usually last about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
How much commitment is expected?
Once you have joined a group, we ask that you make your group meeting time a high priority and commit for the fall and spring semester. Attending regularly will help you develop friendships more quickly and build stronger connections to your fellow group members.
When trying out a new group, please attend for three weeks before deciding if the group is a good fit. If 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!