And they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house…he brought them up into his house and set food before them. And he rejoiced that he had believed in God. (Acts 16:32,34)
Interested in Joining a Community Group?
In the early days of Christianity, Paul and Silas had an extraordinary encounter with a man whose life was changed by the Gospel, and the first thing they did together was share fellowship in the man’s home.
When you visit Christ Church, you can expect a warm welcome. It’s alright if you want to take a look, but are not yet ready to commit. In the long run, though, we don’t value anonymity. Everyone is a part of the wider fellowship and thus can serve and grow, not least in personal relationships in our community. That’s the purpose behind our various community fellowships, which are dotted around Manhattan, and meet throughout the week. We meet to have fun, enjoy food together, serve each other and the outsider, pray for each other and read the Bible together.
Community Group Meetings in NYC
Community Groups exist at Christ Church NYC to help us fulfill our mission of making disciples of Jesus who make disciples of Jesus for the glory of God. They provide a context for cultivating relationships with Christ and each other through the study and application of God’s Word and through encouraging one another to live out our lives for the good of others and the glory of God.
- Sundays at 1 PM: Church Building
- Mondays at 7 PM: UWS (122nd St at Morningside Ave)
- Tuesdays at 10 AM: Church Building (women only)
- Tuesdays at 7 PM: UES (86th St between Madison & Park)
- Wednesdays at 8 PM: UWS (88th St at WEA)
- Fridays at 7 PM: UES (88th between 1st & York)
Frequently Asked Questions
I attend CCNYC on Sundays, why should I also attend a Community Group?
God did not intend for us to do life on our own, but to live in deep relationship and community with other Christians. Those relationships are where we grow, are cared for, encouraged, comforted, exhorted, and flesh out and deal with the issues of life. It’s where Christ-centered friendships are forged and deepened and where we challenge each other to live for the glory of God and not our own. It’s where we study God’s Word, pray together, ask questions, and are challenged to live and proclaim the gospel to those God brings into our lives.
Do I need to be a member of CCNYC to attend a Community Group?
No. Our Community Groups are made up of visitors, regular attenders, as well as CCNYC members. However, if you are a member of another church, we encourage you to build discipleship relationships and get involved with groups at your home church.
Do I need to be a Christian in order to attend a Community Group?
No. We invite those who are currently exploring Christianity and thinking through the claims of Jesus to attend and ask questions.
Are there different groups to choose from?
Yes. We have 6 groups meeting during the week at various times, various days, and various locations around the city.
Do I need to commit to one group or can I be part of multiple groups?
While you can be part of multiple groups, we do encourage you to make a commitment to consistently attend whatever group(s) you choose. This will allow you and others in the group to really forge meaningful relationships centered on Christ.
Do groups have a start and end date?
Community Groups usually meet from September to June, though you are very welcome to join a group at any point during the year.
What size is a typical Community Group?
On average, they will range from 6-12 adults.
Are the different groups formed around age or demographics?
Sometimes. For example, we do have a group for women that meets weekly. But for the most part we want our community groups to be diverse because the Bible shows that the body of Christ benefits most from a diversity of ages, ethnicity, marital status, and social/economic status.
How do I get connected to a Community Group?
Fill out a sign up card on a Sunday morning and turn it in to one of the ushers. Or, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.