Community

At Onward, we believe that living life in authentic relationships leads to spiritual transformation.

Life is Better Together

Our mission for community is to connect people in authentic relationships that lead to spiritual transformation. Community groups play a vital role in helping relationships flourish in the life of the church. In community we are known, loved, cared for, pursued, encouraged, and challenged to be more like Christ.

At Onward, we have married and men’s/women’s groups who meet on a regular basis to connect relationally, study God’s Word, and hold each other accountable. Our goal in community is to live out the “One Anothers” of Scripture, which are God’s instructions on how believers should live life together. 

Looking to join a community group? Please see below for different opportunities to meet others.

Forming a Community Group

Once you complete Steps 1-3 of the membership process, you are ready to join a community group. Here are ways to go about that:

  1. Form a group on your own with people you met through the membership process, through serving, or elsewhere around Onward. Let us know about your new community group.
  2. Join our waiting list. We are constantly in contact with people looking for groups and keep a running database. When we have enough people in your same life stage/geographical area, we will either invite you to a Community Formation class or connect you directly. Let us help you form a group.

Whether you form a group on your own or let us do it for you, we'll host training sessions in order to help your group launch well.

 Have questions?  Let us know!

 

LOVE ONE ANOTHER

"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another."
John 13:34

SERVE ONE ANOTHER

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace:
1 Peter 4:10

BEAR ONE ANOTHER'S BURDENS

Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
Galatians 6:2

STIR ONE ANOTHER

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works.
Hebrews 10:24