From our creation as human beings, to our redemption as his children, God has designed us to be people in community. We were not meant to live life alone, and we have not been called to follow Christ alone.

One expression of this truth is our Sunday morning gathering, where we come together to worship the Lord and to do corporately what we do as individuals throughout the week. As important as our Sunday services are to the life of our church, there are some needs that we have that simply don’t tend to be met in that context—things like knowing one another closely, being involved in each other’s lives, praying for one another, holding one another accountable, and helping one another to grow in the love and grace of God. This is why we do small groups, because we believe in building each other up through intentional, personal relationships, where people can be challenged, encouraged, and loved by their brothers and sisters in Christ, and where people who are new to the faith can come to see what genuine Christian community really looks like.

If you haven’t done so yet, we invite you to join one of our three weekly small groups. The available groups are as follows:

Lake Hopatcong: Mondays, 7 pm. Hosted by Lynn and Abbie Vallimont. Led by Lynn Valimont.

Mount Olive: Every other Wednesday, 7 pm. Hosted by Doug and Jamie Becker. Led by Doug Becker.

If you would like to join a group, or if you have questions or comments, please contact pastor Doug at