Small Groups are the life of our church and the key to our growth as individuals. Blue Sky Small Groups meet for about 2 hours Monday through Thursday every week. We know people are busy, so our groups make sure to start and end on time. The Small Group gathering usually begins with refreshments and socializing, followed by the Small Group leader leading a discussion focusing on life application of the Bible using the English Standard Version. If you’re visiting a Small Group you can participate in the discussion as much or as little as you’re comfortable with. Groups end the evening by taking some time to pray.
Small groups meet weekly around the Seattle-area and the East side with Discipleship Community at Blue Sky kicking off groups the first week of the month.
So what is Discipleship Community?
Discipleship Community is a mid-sized gathering of all the Small Groups that meet on that week night. It gives people the chance to build relationships with people outside of their Small Group without being overwhelmed by the large numbers of people on a Sunday service. Discipleship Communities kick off the Small Group topic for the month.
Discipleship Communities meet at Blue Sky for Bible teaching, worship, prayer, sharing the Lord's Supper, and connecting with friends. It’s the best way to get a glance of all of the Small Groups on a given night in one place.
So how do you find the right group for you?
Here's what we've found works best for most people:
- If you've come to Blue Sky with a friend, and they're in a group already, ask if you can visit theirs. If their group is a completely different demographic or location than one that would be a good fit for you, see if they'll help you find a group that might be a better fit.
- Visit a Discipleship Community on the night that works best for your schedule: Monday through Thursday from 7:00- 8:30 p.m. at Blue Sky. Discipleship Communities are typically held on the first full week of the month.
- Grab a few Small Group cards from our Group Life Center, or check out Small Groups on our web site. Click here to find a Small Group.
- Try out a few groups and find one that fits you well. If you’re visiting for the first time, it may be best to contact the group leader to verify that the group will be meeting that week.