At Citizens Church, we seek to see the church grow larger and smaller at the same time. cGROUPS have one, simple purpose: to bring people together. We believe God created us to live in relationship with others and only then can we live the full life He intends for us.

Sharing life through community is part of our design, but meaningful relationships aren’t always easy to find. That’s why cGROUPS exist—to make these life-changing relationships relevant and accessible to you.

FIND YOUR GROUP

Whether it’s through sermon discussion, serving your neighbors and city, or sharing a common interest in a hobby or sport, we encourage everyone to join a cGROUP and begin growing in their relationship with God and making some new friends. Many groups meet weekly for 6-13 week seasons, while some meet continuously. Click the link below to see a full list of cGROUPS and find your place to belong.

The Summer season will run from June 25-August 5.

LEAD A GROUP

Leading a cGROUP isn’t about being perfect; it’s about serving others by giving them a place to connect. Leading a group is simple— you pick the time and location & we’ll give you the essential tools you need to make your cGROUP successful through on-going coaching and Leadership Training. Lives are changed one season at a time by moving forward one step at a time. As a cGROUP Leader, you get to play an important role in that process.

COMMON QUESTIONS

WHAT HAPPENS AT A cGROUP MEETING?

You’ve probably seen cGROUPS meeting and not even realized it. A cGROUP looks like friends at lunch, teams playing basketball, or people studying a book or topic of interest. At its core, a cGROUP 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 cGROUPS, you can expect to connect with others through a common activity, engage in life giving conversation and request prayer.

HOW OFTEN DOES A cGROUP MEET?

Our cGROUPS meet for four quarters a year—winter, spring, summer and fall. During the quarter, most groups meet once a week. cGROUPS 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 cGROUPS MEET?

cGROUPS 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. cGROUPS happen throughout Redlands and surrounding cities.

HOW LONG DOES A TYPICAL cGROUP STAY TOGETHER?

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

IS THERE CHILDCARE AVAILABLE?

Childcare varies from group to group. When you search our directory for a group, the group profile will indicate if childcare is available.

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 few groups that interest you, contact the leaders and try out a couple different groups before choosing the best one for you. 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!