What Is a Small Group?
Small groups at Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church are a great way to get plugged into our church community. In these groups relationships are strengthened, friendships are formed, and support systems are put in place to help navigate through our journey of faith and our daily lives. We know that it can be challenging to get to know people on Sundays, so we encourage you to connect with others in a more personal way through the many groups that exist here at our church. Groups at Sunnyvale Presbyterian have various foci and meet in different places throughout the week. We hope you’ll make the effort to check out some groups and see where you may most feel at home!
Fellowship Groups are larger groups that meet monthly or so to encourage one another. They often include prayer, some study, and service opportunities within the church as well as the outside community. These groups tend to gather according to age or life stage and a desire to be in community together. Some fellowship groups gather specifically around shared passions or hobbies. These folks enjoy being with others who share their interest and desire to grow in relationship as they spend time with others from church. All fellowship groups are great entry points to get to know people!
Study Groups meet weekly or bi-weekly to consider a passage of scripture or a topic in light of our faith. The participants in these groups desire to grow in depth of understanding of faith while encouraging and supporting one another through prayer and care.
Prayer Groups meet to lift up one another, the church, and others in prayer. These groups can be a great place to grow in confidence in praying and to join with others who are committed to praying for our community!
Support Groups are made up of people who desire to walk with others for a time to share encouragement in specific areas of challenge in their lives. These facilitated groups meet once or twice monthly.