It’s possible to feel isolated in a large church, to come and go to meetings faithfully and never get to know anyone else. The Bible talks about followers of Jesus forming a community where we love and care for each other, which is obviously difficult to fully realise in a large gathering.
In our DNA as a church we are passionate about being relational. Therefore, we strongly encourage everyone who is part of the YCC family to have a place where they can belong, which is why our small groups are so important.
Small groups are the place where everyone can be cared for as well as caring for others. Together we grow in faith by encouraging each other to live the way God intends and having fun together.
Our groups are as diverse as the people in them – some are geographical, some are age specific, some have a particular focus (for example praying for their neighbourhood), some have been around for a long time and others are just getting started. None of them are perfect! But our aim is for everyone to find a place to belong so that no-one is disconnected and everyone is included in the life of God’s family in YCC.