There’s a group for you

Though exciting, walking into a large group on Sunday morning can be a bit overwhelming. It can be easy to feel lost in the crowd. At COMMONWAY, we believe church is more than this one weekly service. We invite you to join our small groups that meet on a weekly basis around the Muncie, Yorktown, and Pendleton areas. Here you can be part of a relaxed community that encourages you to move closer to Jesus. No matter your age, stage of life, or weekly schedule, there’s a small group out there we think you’d love.

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To join a small group, come to GroupLink, where you can meet people in a similar stage of life and area of town with the goal of forming a group. A host and plenty of staff members and volunteers will be on hand to navigate you through the process of meeting others and forming a group. Check our calendar below for the next available GroupLink.
NOTE: If a Grouplink event is not scheduled in the near future and you are wanting to join a group, please contact our small group coordinators below and they can connect you.

Small Groups FAQs

This FAQ section should answer most questions you have about small groups. Feel free to reach out to us by using the contact form at the bottom of this page if you have any additional questions.

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Small Group FAQs

  • What is the purpose of small groups?

    Our Sunday gatherings are great to learn more about God and the hope He provides, but to really get plugged in at Commonway and meet new friends, small groups are your starting point. Their purpose is twofold: (1) to discuss God’s story and the hope He provides in a group setting and (2) learn the stories of people in the church and build encouraging and supportive relationships.

    How do I join a small group?

    To join a small group, come to GroupLink, where you can meet people in a similar stage of life and area of town with the goal of forming a group. A host and plenty of staff members and volunteers will be on hand to navigate you through the process of meeting others and forming a group. Groups meet in homes around the Muncie, Yorktown, and Pendleton areas. Each group plans their own meeting schedule typically one night a week for a couple of hours.

    What is a typical small group meeting like?

    Groups develop authentic relationships through simply living their lives together in a relaxed atmosphere. Most meetings involve sharing, laughing, discussing some part of God’s story, and praying together. During the school year, groups are provided discussion points that reflect on the previous week’s message.  Often groups will spend time out serving others as well.

    Will I be required or pressured to share anything?

    Of course not! Feel free to share as many personal insights as you want. You will not be pressured to read or pray aloud either. As a group consistently meets and gets to know each other, you’ll find it much easier to trust members in your group and share your story.

    What if I don’t know anyone in a group?

    No worries, that’s what small groups are for! And the nice thing about our Grouplink format is that most people there are in the same boat as you. You get to choose a group that feels most natural to you or allow volunteers to help you with this process. After all, everyone you’ve ever met was once a stranger.

    What happens if I want to try a different group?

    Understand that initially your group is only committing to a 6-8 week study designed to develop authentic community. We ask that you really commit to this allowing time for relationships to form. If you decide to continue with your group after this, you will then only commit for another year or two. If you decide this group isn’t for you, no problem. We really want you to love where you plug in so Nate and Erica Clark can help with next steps.

    Do groups meet outside of their normal weekly time for other activities?

    This really depends on the group, but many of our groups choose to meet occasionally just to have fun together as well as to participate in various projects to serve our community.

Discussion Points

Each week (when small groups are in session during the school year), we prepare discussion questions designed to spark conversation and connection. Click the button below to download the latest discussion points!

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Small Group Contact

Nate and Erica Clark graciously lead our small group ministry. If you have any questions or want to join a group but can’t make a grouplink event, contact them via this form and they’d be happy to get you plugged in!

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