What Are Community Groups?

A Mercy Hill Community Group is a group of people (ideally made up of 10-15 people) that meet together once a week in someone’s home to have community with one another, study the Bible together, and pray for each other. Whether you have just become a Christian or have been a Christian for some time, Community Group’s are a non-threatening environment to meet new friends, get more connected to the church and grow in your relationship with Jesus.

Mercy Hill Church - Why Community Groups

Why Community Groups?

At Mercy Hill we strongly believe that discipleship happens in community. What we mean is that no one is meant to follow Jesus alone. God has designed us to be in a relationship with Him and others. We believe that the support provided by a gospel-centered community is an essential component to being in a relationship with Jesus. Some of the benefits of being connected are:

•  AUTHENTIC CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY
•  PRAYER

•  BIBLE STUDY

What if I Need Childcare?

We understand that having children can sometimes make it more difficult to join a Community Group. But we don’t want there to be any deterrent to people getting into community here at Mercy Hill. Our solution is to reimburse you for the cost of childcare during your group. Some groups have childcare at the group while other groups encourage you to get a babysitter (paid for by Mercy Hill) and make your community group night a date night! Email the Community Group leader of the group you are planning on attending and ask them what their group does.  Below is a link to the child care reimbursement form.

Mercy Hill Church Child Care Reimbursement Form

How Do I Get Connected?

The best way to get connected to a Mercy Hill Community Group is through an event called “Grouplink.” Grouplink is how we connect new people into new Community Groups. Grouplink happens 4 times this year in January, May, August, and November.

Mercy Hill Church - Grouplink - Discipleship Happens in Community

What if I miss Grouplink?

If you are looking to connect in between Grouplink events, we introduce people to Community Groups at Mercy Hill through an event called Starter Groups. Starter Groups are happening 4 times this year during March, June, September, and November.  

Mercy Hill Church - Starter Groups

FAQs

Where do the groups meet?

We have many different groups at Mercy Hill Church that meet in several different locations across the triad area.  Most groups meet in the home of the group leader or the group host.  We also have groups that meet on college campuses here in the triad.

What do the groups study?

Most of our group studies are based off of the message from the preceding Sunday, however during the summer months some groups opt to go through book studies or things of that nature.

What do the groups do for childcare?

We understand that having children can sometimes make it more difficult to join a community group. But we don’t want there to be any deterrent to people getting into community here at Mercy Hill. Our solution is to reimburse you for the cost of childcare during your group. Some groups have childcare at the group while other groups encourage you to get a babysitter (partially reimbursed by Mercy Hill) and make your community group night a date night! Email the Community Group leader of the group you are planning on attending and ask them what their group does.  Below is a link to the child care reimbursement form.

Mercy Hill Church Child Care Reimbursement Form

Are there Community Groups for teenagers?

The best way for your teenager to connect to Christian community is through 712 Student Ministry.

How do I become a group leader?

At Mercy Hill Church, we take Community Group leadership very seriously because Community Group leaders function as under-shepherds in the church. We have an apprentice process in place for new group leaders. If you would like to find out more about becoming an apprentice leader, then, please fill out this apprentice leader interest form and a member of our staff will contact you in the near future regarding group leadership.