Connect in a Group

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

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. 

Group Finder

STEP 1:

Use the filters to narrow the options by checking and unchecking boxes. We recommend doing this on a desktop computer versus a mobile phone.

STEP 2:

View the narrowed group list that matches your selections. You can always uncheck boxes to try a different search.

STEP 3:

Click the yellow sign-up button to sign up!

Note: Family-friendly indicates childcare may be an option and/or children are welcome to attend.

Type of Group

Best Options For

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Day of the Week

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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: Next Session Begins Fall 2024
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: Next Session Begins Fall 2024
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.


DivorceCare - Living Free Support

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Thursday
Group Type: Living Free (Support)
Group Duration: Next Session Begins Fall 2024
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.


Grieving With Hope DAY - Living Free Support

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Thursday
Group Type: Living Free (Support)
Group Duration: Next Session Begins Fall 2024
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: Next Session Begins Fall 2024
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.


Steps to Freedom (for Families) - Living Free Support

Location: Black Rock Church, Fairfield
Day of Week: Thursday
Group Type: Living Free (Support)
Group Duration: Next Session Begins Fall 2024
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: Next Session Begins Fall 2024
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.

 


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: Next Session Begins Fall 2024
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.


Need help finding a group?

CONTACT

SARAH PURDY

Adult Discipleship Associate Director

spurdy@blackrock.org