Small Groups

Make friends. Make disciples.
Make a difference.

Groups are where we get connected to community, grow together as we seek Jesus, and positively impact the world around us.

Looking for a Bible study, family group, or a place to meet up with others who want to learn more about a particular interest? There’s a group for that! 



NCC groups run on a semester system.

Spring : February - April
Summer: June - July
Fall : September - December

Have questions about groups or looking for a little guidance on the best place to plug in?



Interested in leading a group?
Let the Small Group Director at your location know, and check out the process here.



Make Friends.

We were meant to do life together, and we believe that community happens best around shared interests and passions, so we have a variety of groups–from Bible studies and sports groups to service groups and book studies.

Make Disciples.

Regardless of the type of group, the purpose of each one is to create a place where we can grow to become more like Jesus: to model His character, ways, and mission to the world.

Make a Difference.

Jesus came with a mission to reconcile the world to God, to restore creation to its intended state, and He charged his followers with continuing that mission. Small groups aren’t meant to be insular communities but rather units of the Church on mission from God, bringing the light and love of Christ to those around them.

We believe that growing people grow people.

For us to be effective at making disciple-makers, we must be continually growing in our spiritual walk, too. You can think of it a cycle:  your growth will spill out into your leadership of others. Seeking answers to the questions you have will aid your continued growth and help as you step in to help others as they grow, too. We have several ways to help you grow individually and as a leader.


Sermon Discussion Guides

Facilitate conversation in your group or to dive deeper into personal study.

Sermon Discussion Guides

Small Group Coaching

Each small group leader is asked to participate in an official coaching huddle at their location or engage in a one-on-one discipleship relationship.  Our coaching huddles are designed to equip and engage leaders as they creatively lead and disciple thier group.


Make A Plan

Our Small Groups MAPs help groups and individuals create a plan on how they will make friends, make disciples, and a make a difference.  Be intentional this semester and make a plan!



NCC small group leaders are frontline pastors.

Small groups are the primary way that we disciple and care for NCCers.
In essence, our small group leaders are some of the front-line pastors of our church, so there are a few things we ask them to do to make sure that they're prepared both spiritually and practically to lead.  

You’re not in this alone. Check out these leadership resources we’ve put together for you:



Want to Lead?

We ask that potential new leaders:

• Be part of an NCC small group for at least one semeseter. Find a group here.
• Complete our Leadership Application and online New Leader Training (takes approximately 4 hours)
• Meet with a member of the Small Group Team to review and sign the NCC Leadership Covenant