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Church is more than a service. It’s people living life together and helping one another throughout our cities to serve our cities. Each week, hundreds of people meet in about a dozen Community Groups to learn about God, pray, eat, laugh, and live.

Community Groups are the heart of our church. A Community Group is a group of disciples who live life together for the purpose of sanctification and glory to God. Consequently we expect that the same attributes of a disciple would be present in community. Simply, a Community Group is group of disciples who find their identity in Jesus, worship Jesus together, care for one another, spur each other toward godliness, and own the mission to see more people know Jesus. A Community Group is not an event. It’s a lifestyle of discipleship.

Central to our Community Groups are three ideas: Image, Body, & Ownership.

  • Image
    We are all made in the image of God, and part of that image is community. Through the Christian doctrine of the Trinity, that God is one God who exists eternally as three persons in eternal, perfect community, we understand that humans not only long for but are also made for community to reflect the image of the Triune God. Much of the loneliness, pain, and fragmentation we feel in life are a result of sin marring our image of God and putting a wedge between community and relationships as God designed them. Community Groups at The Slavic Church | Orange County seek to redeem community by making ways to meaningfully connect with other people in their journey to faith.
  • Body
    In the Bible, the church is spoken of as a body often. This imagery points to the reality that we are all interconnected and depend on one another in life—much like a body relies on all its parts to function well. This is very different from the way most people view church—which is generally an event you attend on Sundays to be checked off the calendar. At The Slavic Church | Orange County, we believe that while Sundays are important, the church is not a service but the people who come together to worship on Sundays and then live life throughout the week at home, work, and society. As the church, Christians are to take the primary role in serving each other and their cities, helping each other grow to be more like Jesus, and caring for the hurting and injured members of the body, as well as sharing the good news of Jesus.
  • Ownership
    As the church, it’s the duty and responsibility of Christians to not rely on a handful of pastors and paid staff to fulfill the church’s calling to make disciples. Rather, we believe it’s important for all Christians to take ownership of their role in the church’s calling by participating in making disciples and growing as disciples.Community Groups are active groups. More than just a Bible study or a prayer group—though those are elements—members take the initiative to challenge our inclination to apathy by actively caring for one another, building friendships with one another, participating in serving the city through various missions and outreaches, and learning more about the Bible and Jesus together.This moves the traditional dynamic of church as one of attendance to one of participation. And this leads to real and lasting change both personally and in our families, communities, and cities.

We encourage you to visit The Slavic Church | Orange County. You can connect with pastors and leaders who will help answer your questions and get you involved in a Community Group where you will grow to be more like Jesus as you learn more about him.

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