We Value Strong And Authentic Community
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or want to learn more.
SUNDAY MORNING GROUP: This mixed group meets at the church building on Sunday mornings at 9:45am. For the first several weeks of the year they will study Bibliology: Book of Myths or Word of God? They’ll look at the historical and literary bases for the canon and highlight good Bible study technique.
SUNDAY EVENING GROUP: This mixed group meets at the Williams’ home on Sunday evenings at 5:30pm to study “The New Church” through 1 Thessalonians.
TUESDAY WOMEN’S GROUP: “BE ALL THAT YOU CAN BE.” This women’s group meets every Tuesday evening from 6:30pm-8:00pm at the Olsen’s home (3416 Wellington Drive SE, Roanoke VA 24014). They’re studying Titus in an 8-week study titled, “Be All That You Can Be.”
WEDNESDAY EVENING GROUP: This mixed group meets at the church building on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm. The address is 825 Stewart Ave., SE Roanoke VA 24013.
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.