Small Groups

“To walk with Jesus is to walk with a slow, unhurried pace. Hurry is the death of prayer and only impedes and spoils our work. It never advances it.” -John Mark Comer

It's Time To Pace Down

This summer, we invite our small groups to take a paced-down approach to relational time together. Two main reasons come to mind as we prepare for the summer season for small groups:

1) Soul care & spiritual renewal for the leader.

2) Drive depth in the relationships of group members.

An intentional, slower pace enables our group leaders to prioritize their personal needs and engage in personal renewal through the practice of spiritual disciplines, a focus on family, and physical rest.

The ‘paced-down’ summer season for small groups begins on June 5 and goes through August 28.

NO CURRICULUM IS PROVIDED DURING THIS SEASON.

Life is better together!

We have three kinds of small groups at The MET - women, men and everyone groups. At The MET, we define a disciple as someone following Jesus, being changed by Jesus, and committed to the mission of Jesus. Being in a small group helps us grow in our relationship with God and each other.

Small Group FAQ's

What Can I Expect?

Small Groups meet weekly in homes or other locations around town. Each group has a leader and an apprentice who lead the group through a biblically-based discussion. Groups vary in size but are common in purpose. They exist to help people experience a meaningful relationship with God and others. You can expect a warm, welcoming environment, great conversation, and the opportunity to grow spiritually.

Is Childcare Provided?

Every group is different. We want to help you get connected to the right one, so make sure to let us know if you would like to join a group with childcare. Some of our groups split the costs for a babysitter, some don’t offer any type of childcare, and some make other arrangements.

When and Where do Groups Meet?

Groups primarily meet in homes. We can help you find a group near you. Every group chooses its own day and time to meet. Browsing through the online listing, you’ll see those details for every group.

How Long do Groups Last?

There is no set amount of time to stay in a small group. The goal is experiencing meaningful relationship with God and others. As people within each group do grow and mature spiritually, we encourage them to step out and lead a new group. We call this ‘branching.’ Branching is highly encouraged and celebrated in our groups. Doing so makes room for more people to get in a group. It’s also a great way to live out The Great Commission (Matt. 28:18-20)

What Will My Group Study?

Small groups aren’t bible studies. However, the bible is integral in the group experience. Curriculum is provided for each group.

Small Groups Staff

Rick Emerson

ADULT DISCIPLESHIP PASTOR

Catherine Martinez

WOMEN'S MINISTRY DIRECTOR/SMALL GROUPS

Frans Van Dyk

SMALL GROUPS PASTOR

Tim Lucas

SMALL GROUPS PASTOR