Connect with those like you!
You were created to thrive in community with others and to grow better together. NLC Groups are the people you grow, laugh, and serve with. If you are passionate about groups, we would love for you to consider becoming a group leader for the next semester. You can find information on leading groups and complete the NLC Group Leader Application by visiting the group leaders page today. To view available groups and join one today, go to our groups catalog.
A group of people (usually between 6 and 20) that meet regularly together in homes, restaurants, coffee shops, businesses, churches, or any location that is convenient for the participants.
In general, groups usually fall into one of 3 categories:
You can see the list for your location by viewing the NLC Groups catalog for your location.
Though each group differs in how they do things, many groups have a social time in the beginning, then transition to a time where they discuss questions from the selected curriculum and pray for each other. At the very beginning of the group, the whole group decides how much time they will spend on social, discussion, and prayer time.
Sometimes visiting a group is like trying on shoes. You may have to try a couple of groups out to see which group is the best fit for you and your family. It is ok to visit multiple groups before deciding on which one to join.
Don’t worry, we won’t call on you to pray during a group meeting. You may always volunteer to pray but we won’t require you to pray out loud in front of other people.
No. People that attend groups are at all different places in their spiritual journey. We don’t expect you to know everything about the Bible. It is always ok to ask a question related to the Bible if you don’t know the answer. When you view the groups catalog, you can even select the level of Bible knowledge you want in a group to help you find the best fit for you.
We encourage groups to meet weekly, because it's hard to build relationships only seeing each other a couple of times a month (there are a few exceptions to this, such as Man night and Ladies night). Groups choose to meet when and where they want: in homes, at restaurants, evenings or mornings, weekdays or weekends.
Some groups offer childcare, while others do not. When viewing the catalog of groups, you can choose to search for only groups who provide childcare if you want.. Often the group members contribute to pay a babysitter or babysitters to watch the children during the group time, while some groups provide childcare which the church pays for in advance.
Each group picks the length of time they will meet. However, most groups meet for an hour to an hour and half.
At Next Level, every group is formed around the passions and skills of our leaders. We are here to empower you and equip you for leadership. NLC Groups play an integral role in the mission of our church, and we want to get to know you before you take on the role of NLC Group Leader. To begin the process of becoming a group leader today, simply complete that application by clicking the appropriate button below.