Join us this Sunday! Our Gathering times are 9 & 11 AM.
Community: Living Like Jesus
Starting October 15 at 9 & 11 AM, join us for a new teaching series “Community: Living Like Jesus.” We’ll spend a month exploring how Jesus lived in community and how we are called to do the same. Come learn about how Jesus thought, how He loved people radically, and how He broke down barriers so that all could know Him.
There will be study books to purchase that accompany the upcoming series. Stay tuned for more information!
Jesus himself chose a small group at the beginning of His ministry. He chose to build into a few men a strong foundation and He taught them to love each other and pass on the good news. He spent the majority of His time with these 12 men; he prayed, talked, walked, slept, and fished with these men.
People gathering in small groups is an example shown from the beginning of the early church. People there gathered to support one another and share the Good News with others. We continue to see this example throughout scripture where followers gathered together to pray, eat, and spend time together.
At Rolling Hills, our Community Groups model after this example by exhibiting the Three Great Loves of Jesus. We describe these as Up, In, and Out Relationships.
Love of the Father (Up)
Love of His Disciples (In)
Love for the World (Out)
Community Groups average 10-14 people per group and meet weekly or bi-weekly in homes throughout our community. Currently we have approximately 50 groups from Tigard to Clackamas and Portland to Woodburn.
The majority of Community Groups at Rolling Hills are considered ‘mixed’ groups. This means they have males, females, marrieds, and singles in them. There are also some with children.
Men‘s & Women’s Groups
Our Men’s and Women’s Ministries exist as pathways to Community Groups. There are events held throughout the year to help establish and develop relationships that are then carried out through Community Groups. You can learn more about Women’s Ministry here and Men’s Ministry here.
How Do I Join a Community Group?
We find it extremely helpful to give you a taste of what a group is like through our Community Group Basics Experience. This next step is highly recommended as it offers a practical look into how groups work, what you can expect, and much more. It is a very interactive experience.
The upcoming teaching series “Community: Living Like Jesus” will take place in October and November. During this time, there will be various ways to help you get connected to a group to experience what it’s all about. There will however be no Community Group Basics Experience for the months of September and October. Questions? Email Hillary.
To learn more or to register for the next Community Group Basics Experience, click on the button below.
If you are interested in forming a group, becoming a group leader, or have general questions, please stop by the Community station in the Atrium on Sunday mornings or email firstname.lastname@example.org.