ECC Groups are relational environments where people can discover and develop a relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church.

The Purpose of ECC Groups

God created all of us to live in community with others and only then can we experience the full life He intends for us (Genesis 2:18; Galatians 6:2). ECC believes life change happens in the context of relationships. Meaningful relationships can be hard to find, and ECC Groups exist to make life-changing relationships relevant and accessible to our members and to the community beyond our walls.

Is God leading you to start a group?

Starting a group is the easiest way to REACH people in your community.
Follow this simple 3-step process to start your group and begin building community.

  1. Grab a couple friends
  2. Decide when and where you’ll meet
  3. Complete the Group Starter Form

The Groups Minister will be in touch with you soon!


Although any group can choose to meet year-round, the Group Ministry at ECC is comprised of three terms throughout the year: Fall, Winter, and Spring.

During the breaks in between, groups are encouraged to meet to serve, connect, and build relationships. The best time to connect to a group is at the beginning of a term. 

September - November

The Fall Term runs from September through the end of November. However, groups are encouraged to pick a date in December for a group Christmas party.

January - March

The Winter Term begins in mid-January and runs through March. This is an exciting time, as many are looking to start the new year off right by getting involved and building community with fellow believers.

April - June

The Spring Term begins after Easter every year and runs until June. Groups are encouraged to pick a date in June to have a celebration barbecue and think back on all God did in their group.


Get Connected

Our ECC Groups Team wants to see every person in a healthy group where he or she can grow and mature in Christ. 

Our groups are 3 to 15 people who meet regularly to discuss God’s Word and do life together.



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Resources for Group Leaders

Find the latest resources and trainings to help you lead your group.

Discuss This Week's Message

Use this guide to discuss the weekend sermon as a group.

2021 Bible Reading Plan

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Josh Austin

Groups Minister