Small groups are integral to the life of our congregation, and they play a multi-faceted role at Assembly (we are, after all, the “Assembly of small groups”). Assembly small groups are a more intimate place to share about your life, build community, provide and receive support, grow spiritually, participate in congregational discernment, welcome others into the Assembly community, and have a good time. Over 90% of members and many participants are a part of a small group.
No one will assign you to a group, but Karl Shelly can help you find your way by providing information about existing groups and connecting you with people forming a new group. September is the easiest time to do this, but it can be done throughout the year.
Every September there is opportunity for individuals to “shuffle” (change small groups). Entire groups also periodically shuffle at this time, especially those that have not had much turnover for three or more years.