What happens at a Small Group meeting?

You’ve probably seen Small Groups meeting and not even realized it. A Small Group looks like friends at lunch, teams playing basketball, or people studying a book or topic of interest. At its core, a Small Group is a small gathering of people, and it is less about what you do and more about who you do it with. By participating in Small Groups, you can expect to connect with others through a common activity, engage in life giving conversation, and request prayer.

How often does a Small Group meet?

Our Small Groups meet for three semesters a year—spring and fall. We value the consistency of meeting over frequency so the frequency may vary with each group. Small Groups are meant to bring meaning and community into the flow of your life, so even if you can’t attend every meeting, there is still great value in joining a group.

Where do Small Groups meet?

Small Groups meet in places like homes, parks, restaurants, coffee shops, and office buildings. The leader of the group selects a meeting spot that best fits the purpose of the group. Small Groups happen throughout the Greenville and Winterville areas.

How long does a typical Small Group stay together?

Most Small Groups meet for a semester. This way, new people can join groups easily and regularly. Also, the semester format allows you to try multiple groups each year. As relationships form, some groups choose to stay together for consecutive semesters, but new members are always welcome.

Is childcare available?

At Opendoor Church, we believe that Small Group members should not miss the opportunity to participate in a Small Group due to the financial burden that finding childcare could cause. Should you need childcare, your Small Group leader can share with you our Small Group Childcare policy and how we can assist you.

What if I don’t like the first group I try?

The truth is, not everyone will find the best fit with the first group they try. This is why we encourage you to select a group that interests you and give it a try. If it isn't a good fit, then try another one. The simple strategy to finding success in Small Groups is to not give up. We believe there is a group that is right for everyone—including you!