We Value Strong And Authentic Community
We believe that Community Groups are one of the primary ways we connect with others and live out the mission to reach Southeast. These smaller groups of people provide an opportunity to know others and truly be known within the church. Through these relationships, we challenge and encourage one another to believe our identity in Christ and live life in ways that show the world what God is like.
We have some Community Groups that meet weekly, and some that meet bi-weekly. Everyone at Belmont is invited and encouraged join a Group! Groups meet either in members’ homes, in community places, such as coffee shops, or the church building. Listed below are groups meeting this fall, but please also email email@example.com if you have questions or want to learn more.
SUNDAY MORNING GROUP: This mixed group meets at the church building on Sunday mornings at 9:30am. They are studying Bibliology: Book of Myths or Word of God? In this, they’re looking at the historical and literary bases for the canon and highlighting good Bible study technique.
SUNDAY EVENING GROUP: This mixed group is taking a summer break from meeting weekly, but they’re getting together once in June and July for social gatherings. They meet at the Williams’ home for their gatherings at 5:30pm (4948 Pine Glen Rd NE, Roanoke, VA 24019).
VALIANT MEN’S STUDY: This Bible study for men meets in combination with The Hill Church and Pastor Charles Wilson on Tuesday mornings at 6:30am. They meet at 601 Inc. (601 11th. St. NW)
TUESDAY WOMEN’S GROUP: This women’s group is meeting every other Tuesday during the summer to discuss various topics, pray, and encourage one another. The dates of their summer meetings are June 25, July 9, July 23, August 6, and August 20. The group meets from 6:30pm-8:00pm at the Olsen’s home (3416 Wellington Drive SE, Roanoke VA 24014).
WEDNESDAY EVENING GROUP: This mixed is meeting once a month during the summer at 6:30pm for fellowship and a short devotional. They will meet at various locations: June 12 at The Ward’s home (652 Day Ave); July 10 (location TBD); and August 14 at TOFW House (1729 Patterson Ave).
They will start back up for the Fall on August 28 with a chronological study of the Minor Prophets in the Old Testament and will begin with Jonah. They will meet at the church building at 6:30pm. Childcare will be available.
THURSDAY STUDENT GROUP, “ROOTED”: On Thursday evenings, our students in grades 6-12 meet upstairs in the church building from 6:30-8:00pm. This summer they’re digging into Genesis in a study titled, “How It All Began.” Get your young people involved in this great group of folks!
Three Things That Make a Belmont Community Group
The gospel is the unbelievably good news about Jesus! This good news is what changes us and holds us all together so it is the foundation of our groups and our church. We use this good news to grow into deeper relationship with God and friends. Then we take the good news to the neighborhood/city/world through intentional missional engagement.
We do life together. Our progress and growth in Jesus is communal and not done in isolation from others. We know each other, share with each other, encourage one another, pursue holiness together, forgive each other and seek the good of the city together. These communities are much more than a time slot. They are diverse groups of 10-20 people and in these groups you will find young and old, rich and poor, and they are made up of people who have been following Jesus for years and others who still haven’t figured out what they believe about the gospel.
Each Community Group lives out the mission of God together. Working side by side, they communicate the message of the gospel with their mouths and demonstrate the effect of the gospel with their lives so that the vision of seeing Southeast renewed spiritually and socially becomes a reality.