Circles is the small group ministry of TC. We believe that Circles are better than rows. At a church service it’s easy to come and sit at one end of a row of chairs and never talk to the people at the other end of the row. Circles is fixing that problem by connecting people outside of our regular services. It’s in human nature to want community, so through circles people will be able to grow together and create meaningful and lasting relationships
Small Group Ministry
On average, the local church is open 156 hours a year. With there only being 8,760 hours a year, circles is creating more opportunities for people to build and grow relationships.
Circles isn’t just for people who attend TC. In fact, it’s designed so that people who don’t attend a church can join a group and not feel ostracized or different from anyone else in the group.
There are people who don’t feel comfortable going to church, but they would go bowling, to a Bar-B-Que, or a Christmas party with some friends. Circles is one TC’s biggest outreaches to our communities because it makes the church much more personal.
You’ve probably seen a Circles meeting and not even realized it. A Circle group looks like friends eating lunch together, teams playing basketball, people studying a book or topic, or a party at a neighbors house. At it’s core, circles is a gathering of people where it’s less about what you do and more about who you do it with.
By participating in Circles you can expect to connect with other people through a common activity or topic, engage in life giving conversation, and request prayer.
Circle groups meet for 3 seasons a year – Winter/Spring, Summer, and Fall. During the season groups typically meet every other week for three months with a six weeks “offseason”.
Circles happen in homes, restaurants, parks, coffee shops, or anywhere else where there’s room for people meet! It’s up to the leader and the group where and when they want to meet.
Most circles meet for one or two seasons a year. This way new people can join groups easily and regularly.Also, the session format allows you to attend multiple groups a year. As relationships grow some groups may choose to stay together fir consecutive sessions, but new members are always welcome.
Childcare varies form group to group. When you search for a group on our website, the groups profile will indicate if childcare is available.
Circles is the best time for families to create relationships centered around the Word of God. We encourage you to find a group that will fit you whole family so that you can all grow together.
Truth is, not everyone will find the best fit on their first try. This is why we encourage people to select a few groups that interest them, contact the leaders, and try them out to see which one will work best for them.
The simple strategy to finding success in small groups is to not give up. We believe there is a group for everyone – including you!
“And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.”
“And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and preaching that the Christ is Jesus.”
“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. 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.”