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Community Groups

 Sign Ups will be open on Sunday, January 14th. Most groups begin the first full week of february unless otherwise noted.

2018 Spring Groups

AwakenWomen | Erin Bridges | Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer | Awaken Church | Mondays at 6:30pm | [This CG is currently CLOSED]

AwakenMen | David Fortner | Radical by David Platt | Awaken Church | Wednesdays at 6:30pm | [This CG is currently CLOSED]

AwakenMen | Matt Lewis | Book of 1 John | Tiffany’s Bakery |  Wednesdays at 12:00pm | Sign up here.

AwakenMen | Chase Sutton | Disciple Making by The Navigators | Awaken Church | Mondays at 6:00am | Begins 2/22 | Sign up here.

AwakenMen | Chase Sutton | Disciple Making by The Navigators | Awaken Church | Thursdays at 6:00pm | Begins 2/25 | Sign up here.

AwakenMen | Gregg Heinisch | BBQ w/ Band of Brothers | Little Pigs | Thursdays at 12:00pm | Sign up here.

The Williams | Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage | NE Cola | Tuesdays at 7:00pm | [This CG is currently CLOSED]

Terry & Pam Wade | Marriage Boot Camp | NE Cola | Sundays at 5:00pm | Begins 3/18 | Sign up here.

Ben & Sara Ponds | Sermon Series Discussion Guide | Awaken Church | Wednesdays at 6:30pm | Sign up here.

Tom Dunder | [Inductive Bible Study] Book of Titus | Awaken Church | Wednesdays at 6:30pm | Began 1/10, but you can still jump in! Child care available | Sign up here.

Gregg & Tiffany Heinisch | Crazy Love by Francis Chan | NE Cola | Sundays at - 5:30pm | [This CG is currently CLOSED]

Erich & Amber Albert | Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby | NE Cola | Sundays at 6:30pm | Men and Women rotate meeting each week, enabling one parent/sitter to stay at home with children. | Sign up here.

Moody & Walmsley Families | The Apostles Creed by Matt Chandler | NE Cola | Thursdays at 6:00pm | Child care available | Sign up here.

Stice & Delappe Families | Book of Ephesians | Downtown | Sundays at 6:30pm | Sign up here.

Tracy Hellman | Great Sermon, Now What?** | Pontiac/Elgin | Thursdays at 7:00pm | Sign up here. [This CG is currently CLOSED]

Awaken Students | Brad & Courtney Whitelaw | Student Leadership | NE Cola |  Wednesdays at 6:30pm | Sign up here.

Awaken Students | Brad & Courtney Whitelaw | Awaken | Sundays at 5:00pm | Sign up here.

 

**Great Sermon, Now What? Often we sit through the sermon and want to dig into the topic a little deeper. Where else in the bible do they talk about this very thing? How do i apply this to my daily walk with Christ? This is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for to offer thoughts and experiences that relate to the sermon. 

 

WHAT ARE COMMUNITY GROUPS?

Our desire is for everyone who calls Awaken home to find lasting and purposeful community.  Our community groups are a place where our Sunday gatherings are made small.

Community Groups are an essential part of the life of Awaken.  These groups are intentionally designed to not only give  everyone at Awaken a place to belong and be cared for, but also a place to be encouraged and strengthened in their journey with Jesus.

Our Community Groups are strategically structured in a way where you will study the bible together, serve one another and our City together, find purposeful accountability and discipleship.

If you want to get involved in the life of Awaken Church, our Community Groups are a great place to feel at home at Awaken.  Find a group near where you live or work and get connected today.

WHY COMMUNITY GROUPS?

We’re told COMMUNITY is beneficial.  We’re told we need it.  We’re told we should pursue it.

At the core of Christianity we have several foundational truths; among those truths is the fact that you are not made to be alone. In Genesis, God made Eve because it was not good for Adam to be alone. In the New Testament, the author of Hebrews writes, "And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near” (Hebrews 10:24-25 ESV). Christ gathered for himself twelve disciples for the purpose of discipleship and training. In fact, the very center of Christianity, Christ’s death on the cross, shows that you are in desperate need of a Savior, and that only by Christ’s sacrifice can you enter the community of believers.

Without community, we are simply left to our own accountability, our own thoughts, our own follies. When you join a healthy, Christ-centered, Gospel-loving community, however, you have the opportunity to learn from one another, to hold one another accountable, and, most importantly, to constantly preach the Gospel to one another. 

Community is important. Join us and find out just how important it really is.

WHERE DO COMMUNITY GROUPS MEET?

Our Community Groups typically meet in homes.  However, we offer several Community Group at our building (171 Newland Rd).  Our suggestion is to find a Community Group that meets in or close to where you live.  We ask this because part of our mission is for our groups to live on mission within their neighborhoods.  Joining a group that meets in your neighborhood will allow you to collectively reach, serve and love the neighborhood in which God has placed you.

WHEN DO COMMUNITY GROUPS MEET?

Our Community Groups meet on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.  Our groups meet on different nights and begin at different times, so please make sure you find one that fits your weekly rhythm.  Above you can see a list of our current Community Groups and find out when, where and what time each group meets.

ARE THERE AGE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COMMUNITY GROUPS?

You must be at least 18 years old to participate in an adult Community Group.  However, we also offer Community Groups within our //AwakenStudent ministry for ages 12-17yrs.

IS CHILDCARE REIMBURSeMENT AvAILABLE?

We offer our Community Groups a reimbursement for childcare for their gathering time.  Most groups have a babysitter come into the home they met at to care for the groups children. Childcare reimbursement forms are available from our CG leaders or by e-mailing Gregg Heinisch at gregg@awakencolumbia.com