God never intended for us to do life alone. We are stronger together, and that is especially true when it comes to our faith journey. If you want to grow in your relationship with God, then you need intentional relationships with His people. That's why we are crazy about small groups. Our small groups, typically 12-15 people, are a great place to connect with a group of people who are at a similar stage of life. Our groups meet at various locations all around the community, including our church. There is never a bad time to join a group!
In small groups we emphasize Relationships, Prayer and Bible Study:
Relationships (John 17:22-23; Eph 4:15-16; Col 3:12-17; Heb 3:13; 10:24-25) - PRCC small groups are the front lines of relationship building within our congregational community. We expect our groups to have fun together and care for one another well! Many of them spend more time eating and laughing together than they do in the Word...and that's the way we want it! We want you to receive encouragement, to feel a part of a close knit community, to find real and meaningful connections, and enjoy the fellowship God established for His church body.
Prayer (Acts 1:14; 2:42; Ephesians 1:16-17; Philippians 1:3-11; James 5:16) - This is an essential part of meeting together with fellow believers...there's just something special and powerful about coming to God together.
Word of God (Joshua 1:8; Deuteronomy 6:6-9; 8:3; Psalm 119:11, 103-107; Mark 4:14-20; Acts 2:42; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12; 5:11-6:2) - We ask each small group to spend at least 15 minutes in some type of board approved study. Curriculum for each group is determined by the needs particular to that group. We have resources available to support most any need. Because of the flexibility, you get exactly what you need in your group with your people.
Each PRCC Small Group is led by a:
Host: someone to coordinate time, place, and food. (This doesn't necessarily have to be a PRCC "member".)
Apprentice: someone who works under a Leader, in a mentoring type relationship, to learn to shepherd a group well, with a view toward starting another group when ready. (PRCC membership not required.)
Leader: someone who serves as a small group facilitator to lead discussions during Bible study time, who is comfortable leading prayer time, and is tasked with spiritual oversight and pastoral care for the group. (Must be a member of PRCC.)