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DEVELOP LIFE-GIVING RELATIONSHIPS

God designed us to live in intentional community.

  • 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

Groups Spotlight

Christianity Explored

 

Who is Jesus? What did he achieve? How should we respond? 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.

*NEW* – This winter we’re also offering an “On-demand” option, which allows participants to study at their own pace online with the guidance of one of our leaders.

Use the link below to sign up for either option.

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Sunday
Group Type: Topic-Based
Family-friendly: Yes
Group Duration: March 3 – April 21 (skipping Easter Sunday)
Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Discipleship Explored

 

Disciple means follower or learner. A disciple isn’t a super-Christian, in fact, Jesus assumes all his followers are disciples. Build upon your foundation of trust in who Jesus is and what He did for you through His life, death, and resurrection during this 8-session study in the book of Philippians. Join others to discover how to live with wholehearted confidence in Christ as we become more like Him.

*’Family-friendly’: care and learning spaces for children through Kids Ministry Sunday School program.

 

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Sunday
Group Type: Topic-Based
Family-friendly: Yes
Group Duration: March 3 – April 28 (skipping Easter)
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

 

Mission of God: The Story of Scripture

 

The Bible tells the story of who God is and what he calls his people to do.  From Genesis to Revelation, God’s mission is to reclaim the world for himself, and bring salvation to the ends of the earth. Join us to see how the books of the Bible connect as one grand story of God’s mission to make himself known to all the nations.

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Sunday
Group Type: Topic-Based
Family-friendly: Yes
Group Duration: March 10 – April 28 (skipping Easter Sunday)
Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Tuesday night group option also available. 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM from March 12 – April 30 (off April 16) 

Types of Groups

Community Groups meet regularly throughout the year in various towns across the area to study the Bible and encourage one another as they seek to apply spiritual truths to everyday life.

Living Free Groups (Support) provide a safe place to find healing, hope, and support for various life challenges including grief, divorce, anxiety, substance abuse, and more. For confidential guidance about joining a Living Free group, contact ysong@blackrock.org.

 

Topic-based Groups meet for a set number of weeks and focus on specific areas of study. Options range from groups for those building their faith foundation to those eager to take a deeper dive in a focus area such as Bible study skills, theology, or leadership development. 

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- FEATURED - Equipping for Biblical Community

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Sunday
Group Type: Community, Topic-Based
Family-friendly: Yes
Group Duration: March 3 - May 5 // 10 weeks
Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

As Christ-Followers, all of us are called to build Biblical community. Equipping for Biblical Community teaches Bible-based tools and provides hands-on experiences to equip anyone to thrive in community. We are preparing to expand Community Groups! If you are interested in being part of this plan or are curious what groups are all about, this is for you.

*’Family-friendly”: child care provided through our Sunday Kids’ church programs.


7 Pillars (MEN) - Living Free Support

Location: Online
Day of Week: Sunday
Group Type: Living Free (Support)
Group Duration: 6 Months from the start date
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

7 Pillars is a small, more focused intentional discipleship group that meets online with the aim of directing men towards purity, freedom, and wholeness. The group will begin when sign-ups reach capacity.
HOMEWORK: About 20 minutes per day on average
COST: As an investment in your growth and freedom, we ask that you cover the cost of the materials.To learn more about this program, visit:

Anxious For Nothing (Women) - Living Free Support

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Thursday
Group Type: Living Free (Support)
Group Duration: Feb. 22 - June 13
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This group focuses on helping women 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.


Breaking Free From Anger (Men) - Living Free Support

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Thursday
Group Type: Living Free (Support)
Group Duration: Jan. 18 - Mar. 21
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A group for men who are seeking a better life by living out their God-given roles in the family, with friends, and at work. This group also deals with the challenges of anger, anxiety, depression, and other issues. By viewing DVDs and engaging in open, truthful discussions in a safe environment, group members will discover tools to help them courageously live out their calling as godly men.


Christianity Explored

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Sunday
Group Type: Topic-Based
Family-friendly: Yes
Group Duration: March 3 - April 21 (skipping Easter)
Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Who is Jesus? What did he achieve? How should we respond? 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.

*’Family-friendly”: child care provided through our Sunday Kids’ church programs.


Community Group - Bailey

Location: Westport/Norwalk, Online
Day of Week: Monday
Group Type: Community
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 - Barker

Location: Fairfield
Day of Week: Monday
Group Type: Community
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This group for men and women meets weekly in Fairfield and is located near Round Hill Rd and West Languth Rd.

Click the sign up button for the group leader’s bio or to sign up.

 


Community Group - Campbell

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

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

*Family-friendly: childcare is available for kids in grades 1 – 8 via our Wednesday night kids/student programs.


Community Group - Coles

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Monday
Group Type: Community
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 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 - Feay

Location: Fairfield
Day of Week: Tuesday
Group Type: Community
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This Community Group for men and women is located near Black Rock Church, making it a great option for parents of students attending Black Rock’s Fusion High School Ministry.


Community Group - Hoopes

Location: Milford/Orange
Day of Week: Monday
Group Type: Community
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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


Community Group - House

Location: Bridgeport/Stratford
Day of Week: Wednesday
Group Type: Community
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This group for men and women meets weekly in Stratford, near the intersection of Long Brook Ave and Poplar Street. Click the sign up button to be connected with the group leader.


Community Group - Pedersen

Location: Shelton/Valley
Day of Week: Wednesday
Group Type: Community
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

This group for men and women meets weekly in Ansonia near the Ansonia Nature Center.

Click the sign up button for the group leader’s bio or to sign up.


Community Group - Quintero

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Friday
Group Type: Community
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 - Ricketts

Location: Redding/Bethel
Day of Week: Thursday
Group Type: Community
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This group for men and women meets weekly in Redding, near the intersection of Seventy Hill Road and Indian Hill Road. This winter/spring, the group will work through a study about the book of Hebrews. Click the sign up button for a group leader bio or to sign up.

Community Group - Rowlett

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Tuesday
Group Type: Community
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 - Schirmann

Location: Fairfield
Day of Week: Wednesday
Group Type: Community
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This group for men and women meets weekly on Stillson Rd. in Fairfield. Click the sign up button to be connected with the group leader.


Community Group - Sipsma

Location: Westport/Norwalk
Day of Week: Thursday
Group Type: Community
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

This group for men and women meets weekly in Westport, near the intersection of Crooked Mile Road & Calvary Road. This winter/spring, the group will work through a study in the book of Hebrews. Click the sign up button for a group leader bio or to sign up.


Community Group (Women) - Linevitch

Location: Bridgeport/Stratford, Online
Day of Week: Wednesday
Group Type: Community
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.


Discipleship Explored: a study in Philippians

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Sunday
Group Type: Topic-Based
Family-friendly: Yes
Group Duration: March 3 - April 28 (skipping Easter)
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Disciple means follower or learner. A disciple isn’t a super-Christian, in fact, Jesus assumes all his followers are disciples. Build upon your foundation of trust in who Jesus is and what He did for you through His life, death, and resurrection during this 8-session study in the book of Philippians. Join others to discover how to live with wholehearted confidence in Christ as we become more like Him.

*’Family-friendly’: care and learning spaces for children through Kids Ministry Sunday School program.


DivorceCare - Living Free Support

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Thursday
Group Type: Living Free (Support)
Group Duration: Jan. 18 - Apr. 24
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.


Faith & Fellowship - Adult Bible Study

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Sunday
Group Type: Topic-Based
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.


Grieving With Hope DAY - Living Free Support

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Thursday
Group Type: Living Free (Support)
Group Duration: Jan. 18 - Apr. 25
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 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. Using the GriefShare program, 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.


Grieving With Hope NIGHT - Living Free Support

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Thursday
Group Type: Living Free (Support)
Group Duration: Jan. 18 - Apr. 25
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. Using the GriefShare program, 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.


Help Me Find a Group

Location: Black Rock Church, Bridgeport/Stratford, Fairfield, Milford/Orange, Monroe/Newtown, Redding/Bethel, Shelton/Valley, Trumbull, Stamford, Westport/Norwalk, Online
Day of Week: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Group Type: Community, Living Free (Support), Topic-Based
Family-friendly: Yes

Not sure what group to pick? Click the button below, share a little info about what you’re looking for, and we’ll get back to you in a few days with some group suggestions.


Kairos - Adult Bible Study

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.


LIVING ISAIAH 61 (MEN) - Living Free Support

Location: Online
Day of Week: Monday
Group Type: Living Free (Support)
Group Duration: Jan. 22 - Apr. 23
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

In Isaiah 61, we’re told that God’s mission is to release captives, bring light to the darkness, and replace ashes for beauty. His desire is to take us from shame into blessing. Living Isaiah 61 is a safe, supportive, and shame-free community for men that is dedicated to restoring wholeness from our sexual brokenness. Join us as we experience transformation from this painful struggle into the life of freedom God desires for all of us.


Men of the Rock

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Saturday
Group Type: Topic-Based
Group Duration: Sept. - May
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

This group provides Christ-centered fellowship and discussion over presented topics. This fall, the focus will be on understanding and leveraging your God-given attributes in ways that bring significance to how you follow Jesus in everyday life. Gatherings are held two Saturdays per month during each ministry term (Sept. – May). All men over the age of 18 are welcome to attend. Sign up if you’d like to receive communication about upcoming events.


Mission of God: The Story of Scripture

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Sunday
Group Type: Topic-Based
Family-friendly: Yes
Group Duration: March 10 - April 28
Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

The Bible tells the story of who God is and what he calls his people to do. From Genesis to Revelation, God’s mission is to reclaim the world for himself, and bring salvation to the ends of the earth. Join us to see how the books of the Bible connect as one grand story of God’s mission to make himself known to all the nations.


Mission of God: The Story of Scripture

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Tuesday
Group Type: Topic-Based
Group Duration: March 12 - April 20 (off 4/16)
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Bible tells the story of who God is and what he calls his people to do. From Genesis to Revelation, God’s mission is to reclaim the world for himself, and bring salvation to the ends of the earth. Join us to see how the books of the Bible connect as one grand story of God’s mission to make himself known to all the nations.


Moms in Prayer

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Tuesday
Group Type: Topic-Based
Family-friendly: Yes
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Part of Moms in Prayer International, this group meets weekly, following the Fusion High School ministry calendar on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.


Moms of the Rock

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Thursday
Group Type: Community, Topic-Based
Family-friendly: Yes
Group Duration: Sept. 14 - May 23
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Moms of the Rock gathers twice a month (2nd and 4th Thursday mornings, Sept – May) to help moms of young children thrive personally and equip them to raise their children to follow Jesus. There are many ways to get involved at Moms of the Rock, even for those who don’t have young children. If you are interested in learning more, email Ashley – ashley.whitaker1230@gmail.com.

*Moms of the Rock has a yearly registration fee to help cover the cost of childcare, food, and other activities.


Sanctuary - Young Adults

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Sunday
Group Type: Topic-Based
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: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Friday
Group Type: Topic-Based
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 and Bible studies throughout the year.


Steps to Freedom (for Families) - Living Free Support

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Thursday
Group Type: Living Free (Support)
Group Duration: Jan. 18 - Mar. 21
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.


Steps to Freedom (Men) - Living Free Support

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Wednesday
Group Type: Living Free (Support)
Group Duration: Jan. 17 - Mar. 20
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.

 


Steps to Freedom (Women) - Living Free Support

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Thursday
Group Type: Living Free (Support)
Group Duration: Jan. 18 - Apr. 25
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Using the proven Higher Ground approach, this group provides Christ-centered recovery and relational support to women 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.


The Smart Stepfamily - Living Free Support

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Thursday
Group Type: Living Free (Support)
Family-friendly: Yes
Group Duration: Jan. 18 - Mar. 21
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.

*Family-friendly: child care available upon request.


The Tapestry Singles Prayer Meeting

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Saturday
Group Type: Topic-Based
Group Duration: December 16
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

The Tapestry Prayer Meeting is a safe space to develop Jesus-centered relationships and provide support through prayer for those who are unmarried, separated, divorced, or widowed. Sign up if you’re interested in joining and would like to be emailed about future events.

Women's Bible Study: 1, 2, 3 John

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Friday
Group Type: Topic-Based
Group Duration: Jan. 2 - Mar. 8
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

How do you know if your faith in Jesus is genuine? What does following Jesus look like? How do you discern truth from falsehood?

These are some of the questions the apostle John addresses in his short letters, 1, 2, & 3 John.

Join us for 7 sessions this winter as we dive into these short books of the Bible together!


Need help finding a group?

CONTACT

SARAH PURDY

Adult Discipleship Coordinator

spurdy@blackrock.org