Focus studies are offered in four sessions – fall, winter, spring, and summer. These are short-term (typically 6-12 weeks) and meet throughout the week. The classes in each session are divided up into four levels ranging from Bible basics, to topics on Christian living, and moving on to in-depth study of passages and entire books of Scripture, and even exploring doctrine and theology.
Life Groups consist of 10-12 people who are committed to developing deeper relationships with one another, growing to greater spiritual maturity, and to make serving the unchurched and sharing the message of Christ a way of life. Life Groups meet off-campus for three, 8-week sessions. The weekly two-hour meeting includes fellowship time, an in-depth discussion of that week’s sermon through Life Group questions provided online and in your bulletin, a time of supporting one another through prayer, and time to discuss and plan community service projects.
Connection Classes are often the first level of connection at Concord. These meet year-round on Sunday mornings (much like your traditional Sunday school classes) and last about an hour. The goal of Connection Classes is to help you connect with others at Concord who are in a similar life stage and/or share your interests. These classes provide opportunity for fellowship and prayer support and will help you begin to put down roots at Concord.
Support groups bring together people with common interests and experiences that can relate to what you are going through and keep you from feeling alone. A support group can help you affirm your thoughts and feelings and help you connect socially. As members of a support group share their personal experiences, offer emotional comfort, moral support, and tips to help one another through their situations, stress, anxiety and fear can be reduced leading to happier, healthier lives. Learn more about Support Groups.