Take ownership over your spiritual growth.
A band is a group of 3-4 people of the same gender who meet weekly as a way of intentionally growing in their faith. Bands are all about accountability, encouragement, and prayer. We believe that joining a band can change your life and transform our church into more wholehearted followers of Jesus!
“The church changes the world not by making converts but by making disciples.”
— John Wesley
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Why call it a "band"?
The key to the spiritual revival in England and America during the Great Awakening of the 18th century was John Wesley, the father of Methodism, organizing Christians into various small groups called “bands.” The purpose was to pursue holiness together in a mutually accountable way with spiritual friends. By ordering people according to gender, Christians received an encouraging micro-community that catalyzed their spiritual growth and realigned the spiritual trajectory of entire nations.
How is a band different from a journey group?
Journey groups are typically larger than bands and have a leader who facilitates the teaching and discussion around particular content. Bands are only 3-4 people, follow the same format for each meeting, and are self-led.
What happens in a band meeting?
In a band meeting, each participant responds to the same series of questions and receives prayer. Each participant takes approximately 20-30 minutes sharing. Download the Discipleship Band Guide for more details.
Should I be in a band?
If you are ready to make an intentional investment in your spiritual life alongside others in encouraging, authentic, and accountable community, then YES!
Our church is ready for a Discipleship Revolution in which every member/attender is invited to take ownership over their own spiritual growth within community. Bands can meet in small, safe groups or via video conferencing. We hope you get a taste of what a band is like during our Core Practices series in July and August so you can decide if you’d like to continue on beyond August (we hope you do!).
What are my next steps?
If you’re ready to be in a band, your first step is to pray about who to be in a band with. You can form your own band with people you already know or ask us to place you in a band with others. Either works just fine, but whichever route you choose, please let us know by filling out the form above.