Sign up for a small group online or visit the Connect Room after any MBC Tysons service (room 1605 by the coffee shop or room 1208 after the 5:30pm Sunday service).
WHY do you do small groups?
One of the goals at McLean Bible Church is for every attendee to be in a caring community (Core Value #6: People need to be connected to a caring community. Acts 4:34-35), because we believe true life change happens in community. Small groups are one of the most ideal ways to become part of Biblical community.
WHAT is a small group?
Small groups are groups of 10-14 men, women or married couples that meet weekly throughout the DC Metro Area. Small groups focus on the four disciplines of becoming a fully devoted follower of Christ: Grow (Bible study), Connect (friendships), Serve (those in our group and others in the local community), and Share (understanding and spreading the Gospel locally and internationally). When you commit to a small group, you commit not only to the study but also to care for and meet the needs of other group members. The real difference between an Small Group and a Bible study happens outside of group time. Our hope is that your small group will become your closest friends and people you will turn to in time of need.
HOW do I get connected to a small group?
Visit the Connect Room (room 1605 by the coffee shop or room 1208 after the 5:30pm Sunday Service) after any MBC Tysons service. You may also sign up using our online connect form. The Connect Room (room 1605) is located on the first floor, next to Journeys coffee shop and room 1208 is by the Smith Center. Our volunteer team will explain our small groups structure and connect process to you and have you complete a Connect Form. It usually takes about two weeks for us to get you connected to a group and we will be in touch throughout the process.
WHAT happens in a "typical" small group meeting?
Every small group has its own personality, but some common elements happen in most group meetings. Groups typically spend some time building relationships and getting to know each other. Groups also do a study together. Some groups focus strictly on the Bible while others rotate through Biblical and topical studies. Studies are chosen by the group and approved by the small group leader and staff. Prayer is also a key element to typical group meetings. Many people find that praying in groups is their favorite part of group life. A typical group meeting lasts 1.5 to 2 hours.
WHAT is the duration of a group?
Our model is for people to build long term relationships with others and share community with new people as well. We understand that people will not be in groups forever, however, it is common for them to be together for at least a year. We also encourage those in groups to start another group with people that God has brought into their lives and enable us to reach more people in the DC area.
WHO do I contact if I have any questions?