Small Groups are the life of our church and the key to our growth as individuals. Small Groups meet weekly Monday-Friday throughout the Seattle area and Eastside. Each group meets for about 2 hours; 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 a discussion focused 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’d like. Groups end the evening by taking some time to pray.
Once a month, Small Groups gather at Blue Sky for Discipleship Communities.
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’s location or demographic doesn’t work well for you, see if your friend can help you find a group that might be a better fit.
- Visit a Discipleship Community on the night that works best for your schedule. Discipleship Communities are typically held on the first full week of the month, Monday-Thursday from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Blue Sky. Please note we have three Discipleship Communities meeting on Thursday night.
- Grab a few Small Group cards from our Small Group board, or check out Small Groups on our web site.
Try out a few groups and find one that fits you well. If you’re visiting for the first time, it is best to contact the group leader to verify where the group will be meeting that week.
What is Discipleship Community?
A Discipleship Community (DC) is a mid-sized gathering of all the Small Groups that meet on a given 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 at a Sunday service. You do not already need to be a part of a Small Group in order to attend a Discipleship Community, and it's a great way to meet people in the small group(s) you might be interested in visiting.
Discipleship Communities meet at Blue Sky for Bible teaching, worship, prayer, sharing the Lord's Supper, and connecting with friends; and a pastor kicks off the monthly small group topic by teaching through a text that is related to what our small groups will be discussing throughout the rest of the month.