Connect in a Group

DEVELOP LIFE-GIVING RELATIONSHIPS

We believe that God designed us to live in intentional community with Him and with others. 

  • Gather regularly to build life-giving relationships with other Christ followers
  • Equip yourself and others through studying Scripture together 
  • Mobilize to put into action love for each other and the world

Types of Groups

GROWTH Groups

Community Groups study the Bible and encourage one another as they seek to apply spiritual truths to everyday life.
Seniors of the Rock (adults 55+) gathers for luncheons on the first Friday of each month to grow in the knowledge of Christ and to fellowship with one another.
Parents’ Groups provide opportunities to build relationships with other parents of young children who are committed to following Jesus in their parenting.
Sermon Discussion Groups meet on a drop-in basis every Sunday for 30 minutes following each service to discuss sermon insights and application ideas together.

Support Groups | LIVING FREE

Living Free groups These groups provide a safe place to find healing, hope, and support if you or someone you know are dealing with the effects of abuse and trauma, anger, anxiety or fear, chemical or other dependencies, divorce, grief, or relational challenges.

For questions or confidential guidance about joining a Living Free group, contact care@blackrock.org

topic-based GROUPS

These groups are for those eager to take a deeper dive in a focus area such as Bible study skills, theology, or leadership development. 

Starting Point

Starting Point is great for anyone new to Black Rock or curious about God, Jesus, the Bible, or Christianity. Also ideal for those wanting a fresh understanding of core Christian beliefs to share with others.

new to faith...

Is living as a follower of Jesus new for you? We have groups designed specifically for you! These groups will allow you to grow alongside others who are at the same stage in their faith. You’ll be able to ask questions, receive guidance, and build Gospel-centered relationships.

Group Finder

Please use the filters to find the group that is right for you.
Note: Family-friendly indicates childcare may be an option and/or children are welcome to attend.

Type of Group

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Location

Day of the Week

Time of Day

Family-friendly

-Living Free - Living Free 1.0

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Thursday
Group Type: Support Group
Family-friendly: Yes
Group Duration: Jan. 27 - April 7
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This group is for people who are ready to get in touch with the roots of their compulsive struggles which keep them from experiencing God’s freedom in their lives. If you know that you need help but aren’t sure which Living Free group to join, Living Free 1.0 would be a great starting point for you. Group members will learn together how to let God buy back (redeem) the pain of their past as they watch Him actually reverse past hurts to bring personal healing and hope. Our goal is to better understand why God has allowed our past wounds and present scars as we discover how He can turn our pain into His amazing plan for our lives.


-Living Free - Single Moms Support Group

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Sunday
Group Type: Support Group
Family-friendly: Yes
Group Duration: Sept. 23 - Dec. 2
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This group supports single moms and their families through affirming relationships, encouragement from the Bible and building practical life skills. Email Sharon, Slemke@blackrock.org to learn more about connecting in this group.


.Christianity Explored

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Sunday
Group Type: Starting Point, Topic-Based, New to Faith
Family-friendly: Yes
Group Duration: Jan. 30 - March 13
Time: 10:00 AM

Discover foundational beliefs of Christianity through God’s story told in the Bible. This conversational setting gives you time and space to think about the big questions of life and to explore the life of the person at the heart of the Christian faith – Jesus Christ. Discover the real Jesus on a 7-week journey through the Gospel of Mark.


.Sermon Discussion

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Sunday
Group Type: Growth Group, New to Faith
Family-friendly: Yes
Group Duration: Jan. 30 - Ongoing
Time: 11:00 AM

Reflect on and discuss how to apply the Scripture and sermon ideas from the Sunday worship service. Signing up is not required for this group and you can show up any Sunday, but you can let us know you’re interested by clicking the button below. ‘Family-friendly’: care and learning spaces for children through Kids Ministry Sunday School program.


Adult Bible Study - Faith & Fellowship

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Sunday
Group Type: Topic-Based
Family-friendly: No
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

A Sunday morning topical Bible study and discussion paired with conversation and prayer. This group is geared toward Seniors (55+). Signing up is not required for this group, but you can let us know you’re interested by clicking the button below.


Adult Bible Study - Kairos

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Sunday
Group Type: Topic-Based
Family-friendly: Yes
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

A Sunday morning topical Bible study and discussion. Signing up is not required for this group, but you can let us know you’re interested by clicking the button below. ‘Family-friendly’: care and learning spaces for children through Kids Ministry Sunday School program.


Adult Bible Study: Colossians

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Sunday
Group Type: Topic-Based
Family-friendly: Yes
Group Duration: Jan. 30 - March 20
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Part of the 2022 Wholehearted churchwide focus, join others for 8 sessions to study the book of Colossians using our featured RightNow Media video series by Louie Giglio. What we believe about Jesus influences everything from our corporate worship to our relationships to our attitude toward sin. Now alive in Christ, we can live a life worthy of God instead of falling back into the ways of the world. ‘Family-friendly’: care and learning spaces for children through Kids Ministry Sunday School program.


Christianity in the Global Conversation (Missions 201)

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Sunday
Group Type: Topic-Based
Family-friendly: Yes
Group Duration: Jan. 30 - March 27
Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 AM

Pluralism claims that all religions are equally effective ways of worshiping the same God… but Christians insist that only by Jesus Christ can one attain salvation. This course explores the biblical meaning and value of world religions and human cultures, and how the truth of the gospel can be faithfully at home in any context. ‘Family-friendly’: care and learning spaces for children through Kids Ministry Sunday School program.


Community Group - Fairfield 2

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Wednesday
Group Type: Growth Group
Family-friendly: Yes
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

This group for men and women meets weekly at Black Rock. Childcare is available for kids in grades 1 – 8 via our Wed. kids/student programs. Click the sign up button to be connected with the group leader.


Community Group - Fairfield 4

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Friday
Group Type: Growth Group
Family-friendly: No
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

This group for men and women meets weekly at Black Rock Church. Click the sign up button to be connected with the group leader.


Community Group - Fairfield 5

Location: Fairfield
Day of Week: Wednesday
Group Type: Growth Group
Family-friendly: No
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This group for men and women meets weekly, located near Round Hill Rd and West Languth Rd. Click the sign up button to be connected with the group leader.


Community Group - Fairfield 7

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Monday
Group Type: Growth Group
Family-friendly: No
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This group of senior adult (55+) men and women meets weekly at Black Rock Church. Click the sign up button to be connected with the group leader.


Community Group - Fairfield 8

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield, Westport/Norwalk
Day of Week: Sunday
Group Type: Growth Group
Family-friendly: No
Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

This Westport-based group for men and women currently meets on Sundays at church. Click the sign up button to be connected with the group leader.


Community Group - Fairfield 9

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Tuesday
Group Type: Growth Group
Family-friendly: No
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This group of senior adult (55+) men and women meets weekly at Black Rock Church. Click the sign up button to be connected with the group leader.


Community Group - Milford 1

Location: Milford/Orange
Day of Week: Monday
Group Type: Growth Group
Family-friendly: No
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This group for men and women meets weekly, located near Sandpiper Crest & Merwin Ave. Click the sign up button to be connected with the group leader.


Community Group - Monroe 1

Location: Monroe/Newtown
Day of Week: Sunday
Group Type: Growth Group
Family-friendly: No
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This group for men and women meets weekly in Monroe near Route 25 and Bart Road. Click the sign up button to be connected with the group leader.


Community Group - Norwalk 1

Location: Online via Zoom, Westport/Norwalk
Day of Week: Monday
Group Type: Growth Group
Family-friendly: No
Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This group for men and women meets online weekly with occasional in-person meet-ups in the Norwalk area. Click the sign up button to be connected with the group leader.


Community Group - Stratford 1

Location: Bridgeport/Stratford
Day of Week: Thursday
Group Type: Growth Group
Family-friendly: No
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This group for men and women meets weekly, located in Stratford near Huntington Rd. and Pete Pl. Click the sign up button to be connected with the group leader.


Community Group - Stratford 2

Location: Bridgeport/Stratford
Day of Week: Wednesday
Group Type: Growth Group
Family-friendly: No
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

This group for men and women meets weekly, located on Warner Hill Rd. Click the sign up button to be connected with the group leader.


Individualized Discipleship

Location: Black Rock Church, Online via Zoom
Day of Week: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Group Type: New to Faith
Family-friendly: Yes
Time: Varies

Staff-arranged groups of 2 or 3 people sharing and learning together to follow Jesus. A great option if you are new to following Jesus and would like guidance on growing your relationship with Him. Meeting time and location is flexible.


Living Free - Anxious For Nothing (Men)

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Thursday
Group Type: Support Group
Family-friendly: Yes
Group Duration: Jan. 27 - April 7
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This group helps men move past anxiety, worry and isolation into a greater sense of well-being. In a relational, supportive setting, group members will find that they don’t need to deal with these issues alone. As men accept the truth that it’s not God’s plan for them to live anxious, stressful lives, they will learn how to grow closer to Jesus in everyday life and experience greater freedom to live Anxious for Nothing.


Living Free - Anxious For Nothing (Women)

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Thursday
Group Type: Support Group
Family-friendly: Yes
Group Duration: Jan. 27 - April 7
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This group focuses on helping those who are struggling with the debilitating effects of anxiety and depression. The goal is to facilitate growth and trust in God’s restoring power as the ultimate source of freedom. Participants complete a weekly study as they meet for discussion, prayer and sharing in a safe, supportive environment. As group members grow and heal, they can, in turn, strengthen others who are facing the same challenges. This group may be especially helpful as you seek to cope with the ongoing effects of the pandemic.


Living Free - Breaking Free From Anger (Men)

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Thursday
Group Type: Support Group
Family-friendly: Yes
Group Duration: Jan. 27 - April 7
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A group for men who are seeking to identify and manage the roots of anger in their lives so that they can live in greater freedom and peace. Through honest discussion, anger management tools, other helpful resource materials and prayer, participants will learn positive ways to deal with the core issues that can lead to anger and frustration as they surrender the control of their lives to the God who loves them.


Living Free - DivorceCare

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Thursday
Group Type: Support Group
Family-friendly: Yes
Group Duration: Jan. 27 - April 7
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Separation and divorce are among life’s most painful and stressful experiences. It’s a confusing time when people may feel isolated and have questions about issues they’ve never before faced. DivorceCare meets weekly to help you manage these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. A video seminar featuring interviews, real life case studies and other helpful tools is followed by group discussion with time to share about what’s going on in your personal journey as you receive support from the group.


Living Free - For Men Only

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Thursday
Group Type: Support Group
Family-friendly: Yes
Group Duration: Jan. 27 - April 7
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

FMO provides a safe place for men who are struggling with any compulsive personal purity issues which are being acted out in unhealthy ways. The focus is on helping group members to grow through community as men encourage and support one another in a non- judgmental environment that helps build accountability. By developing healthy boundaries and a growing surrender to Jesus Christ, participants can avoid relapses and experience lasting victory in their lives.


Living Free - For Women Only

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Thursday
Group Type: Support Group
Family-friendly: Yes
Group Duration: Jan. 27 - April 7
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The FWO group is for women who are dealing with personal purity issues or facing this challenge with the men in their lives. Through study, discussion, prayer, and support, women learn how to overcome their pain and sense of betrayal. As group members move toward forgiveness and restored trust, relationships can grow in health and renewed joy.


Living Free - Grieving With Hope DAY

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Friday
Group Type: Support Group
Family-friendly: Yes
Group Duration: Jan. 27 - April 7
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

If you’ve suffered the passing of a family member or friend, it may be difficult to feel optimistic about the future. This can be a frustrating, lonely time as you face concerns for which there are no easy answers. Grieving with Hope will help you work through these issues and move toward rebuilding hope. Videos featuring interviews with grief and recovery specialists, real life case studies and other helpful tools are followed by group discussion with time to share about what’s going on in your personal journey as you receive support from the group. Help is available for those dealing with grief and trauma during the pandemic.


Living Free - Grieving With Hope NIGHT

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Thursday
Group Type: Support Group
Family-friendly: Yes
Group Duration: Jan. 27 - April 7
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

If you’ve suffered the passing of a family member or friend, it may be difficult to feel optimistic about the future. This can be a frustrating, lonely time as you face concerns for which there are no easy answers. Grieving with Hope will help you work through these issues and move toward rebuilding hope. Videos featuring interviews with grief and recovery specialists, real life case studies and other helpful tools are followed by group discussion with time to share about what’s going on in your personal journey as you receive support from the group. Help is available for those dealing with grief and trauma during the pandemic.


Living Free - Hannah's Hope

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Thursday
Group Type: Support Group
Family-friendly: Yes
Group Duration: Jan. 27 - April 7
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This group supports women who have suffered the passing of an infant due to miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death and those who are struggling with the heartache of infertility. Group members will find a safe place to move through the grieving process in a relational setting where healing can begin. Through study, discussion and prayer, women can encourage one another as they experience renewed hope for the future. This group meets once a month on the third Thursday.


Living Free - Steps to Freedom (for Families)

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Thursday
Group Type: Support Group
Family-friendly: Yes
Group Duration: Jan. 27 - April 7
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This group focuses on supporting those whose lives have been affected by the chemical dependency struggles of family members and friends. As group members support one another, learn healthy coping tools and turn to God’s truth for healing and understanding, they will experience hope to face the future with greater confidence. Group participants will grow in their ability to identify and develop healthy strategies for coping with misplaced guilt, shame and enabling behaviors as they learn to more effectively support their loved one’s recovery.


Living Free - Steps to Freedom (for Men)

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Thursday
Group Type: Support Group
Family-friendly: Yes
Group Duration: Jan. 27 - April 7
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Using the proven Higher Ground approach, this group provides Christ-centered recovery and relational support to men who are seeking freedom from the life challenging issues of alcohol, or other chemical dependencies. Recovery is based on surrender to our Higher Power, Jesus Christ. In a confidential, safe setting, participants are freed to share struggles and breakthroughs as they build healthy relationships with God, themselves and others.


Living Free - Steps to Freedom (for Women)

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Thursday
Group Type: Support Group
Family-friendly: Yes
Group Duration: Jan. 27 - April 7
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Groups for men and women that promote personal growth and Christ-centered recovery for those seeking freedom from the life challenging issues of alcohol, or other chemical dependencies. Recovery is based on the 12-step process with emphasis on restoration through surrender to our Higher Power, Jesus Christ. In a confidential, safe setting, participants are freed to share struggles and breakthroughs as they build healthy relationships with God, themselves and others.


Living Free - The Smart Stepfamily

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Thursday
Group Type: Support Group
Family-friendly: Yes
Group Duration: Jan. 27 - April 7
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This group gives couples 7 essential steps to blended family success and provides practical solutions for stepfamilies. Most typical marriage education programs and ministries aren’t enough for couples in stepfamilies. Since being married and in a stepfamily is a “package deal,” tools are needed for both the couple and the package. Smart Stepfamily deals with issues such as coparenting, stepparenting, ex-spouses, expectations, finances, loss, spiritual shame and more.


Living Free - What's Eating You

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Thursday
Group Type: Support Group
Family-friendly: Yes
Group Duration: Jan. 27 - April 7
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This group for men and women helps people find freedom from their fixation on food, media and other distractions through a satisfying relationship with God. The term will include a 40-day sugar fast. If you find yourself running to food, media or other escapes for comfort or reward, eating from habit or boredom or struggling with self control, this group will help you replace your cravings with a new appetite for the good things God has in store for you.


Men's Bible Study: Colossians

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Wednesday
Group Type: Topic-Based
Family-friendly: Yes
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Part of the 2022 Wholehearted churchwide focus, join other men to study the book of Colossians. What we believe about Jesus influences everything from our worship to relationships to our attitude toward sin. Colossians challenges us to live a life worthy of God instead of falling back into the ways of the world. Care for kids in grades K-8 is available through our Weds night programs. Meeting schedule follows the Thrive calendar.


Moms of the Rock

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Tuesday
Group Type: Growth Group
Family-friendly: Yes
Group Duration: Sept. - May
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Twice a month gatherings designed for moms of young children that equip them to thrive personally as they raise their children to follow Jesus.


Oneness Embraced

Location: Online via Zoom
Day of Week: Sunday
Group Type: Topic-Based
Family-friendly: Yes
Group Duration: Jan. 30 - March 20
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Using Dr. Tony Evans’s “Oneness Embraced” video series, this discussion group explores a biblical approach to building unity through multicultural relationships in the church and addressing the impact of racism in our society.


Sanctuary - Young Adults

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Sunday
Family-friendly: No
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Black Rock’s Sanctuary Service is geared toward our young adult community. Find out more about Sanctuary’s Sunday evening service and small group opportunities at blackrock.org/sanctuary. If you’d like to contact a Sanctuary leader, click the sign up button below.


Seniors of the Rock

Location: Fairfield, Black Rock Church
Day of Week: Friday
Group Type: Growth Group
Family-friendly: No
Group Duration: Sept.- June
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Our senior adult community (55 years & older) meets for luncheons on the 1st Friday of each month (Sept-June). The SOR focus is on building supportive relationships that help seniors grow as Christ-followers. SOR also hosts special activities throughout the year.


Women's Bible Study - Mark

Location: Black Rock Church, Online via Zoom
Day of Week: Monday
Group Type: Topic-Based
Family-friendly: No
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Bible study group for women meeting weekly via Zoom Jan – Feb and then in-person March – May. They will be using the study, Mark: God in Action. Participants responsible for purchasing their workbook. ‘Family-friendly’: Women can participate from home.


Women's Community Bible Study (CBS)

Location: Fairfield, Black Rock Church
Day of Week: Wednesday
Group Type: Topic-Based
Family-friendly: Yes
Group Duration: Sept. 15 - May 11
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Part of the Community Bible Study organization, this weekly women’s Bible study will cover Joshua, Daniel, 1&2 Timothy and Titus between Sept and May. Advance preparation work required weekly.


Women's Community Group - Bridgeport 1

Location: Online via Zoom, Bridgeport/Stratford
Day of Week: Wednesday
Group Type: Growth Group
Family-friendly: No
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This Bridgeport-based group for women currently meets online via Zoom. Click the sign up button to be connected with the group leader.


Need help finding a group?

CONTACT

SARAH PURDY

Adult Discipleship Coordinator

spurdy@blackrock.org