Why Community Groups?
Jesus had his public ministry to the masses, but he also had a private ministry to the few. In his “small group” he taught his learners, corrected their misunderstandings, modeled and equipped them for service, raised up future church leaders, taught them about prayer, even was involved
in member care-all of which was made possible by the smaller context.
At Camelback we value our corporate worship as we gather for the proclamation of the word, for robust expressions of prayer
and praise, and for the celebration of the ordinances. These are important expression of our life together. But we also believe
in the necessity of those smaller (community) group times which are indispensible for every person.
Community groups meet regularly throughout the week in the homes of many different members of our church.
Groups provide opportunities to fellowship with one another, study God’s Word, minister to each other, support each other through prayer
and encouragement, and reach out to the neighborhood. The homes that groups meet in are located around the Valley, including:
Arcadia, Scottsdale, North Phoenix, East Phoenix, Central Corridor
Community groups come in all different shapes and sizes including gender specific, intergenerational and life stages
(married, high school, college, and young adults).
In addition to Community Groups, you have the opportunity to meet with one or two others in what we call Discipleship
groups. These are ideal for individuals wishing to become more grounded in their faith. Typically these are gender specific and
more flexible in scheduling. These small groups allow for greater degrees of honesty, intimacy, accountability and spiritual engagement.
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the
habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching. –Hebrews 10:24-25”