Small Groups

A Group turns a crowd into a community! Find some Friends in Small Groups.


MANNA Small Groups are the lifeblood of MANNA Church

Why are MANNA Small Groups important?

Groups provide opportunities for:

I need people to strengthen and balance the Word of God in my life.

I need people who really know me.

I need people to pray for me personally.

I need people who will protect me.

I need people with whom I can serve and share my story.

MANNA Small Groups provide three things:

01. A place to connect

“…yes, whatever a person is like, I try to find common ground with him so he will let me tell him about Christ and let Christ save him.”

1 Corinthians 9:22 (LB)

02. A place to grow

“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”

Proverbs 27:17

03. A place to protect

“We know what real love is because Christ gave up His life for us. And so we also ought to give up our lives for our Christian brothers and sisters.”

1 John 3:16 (NLT)

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No. 01
Pray for your Group

One of the most powerful things you can do for the people in your Group is to pray for them consistently. Pray for the health of your Group. Pray for your Group members and leaders in your Group. We believe that, as we pray, our Groups will remain healthy and continue to grow.

No. 02
Create memorable moments

Group gatherings shouldn’t be formulaic or repetitive. Stick to the structure, but create opportunities for fun and spontaneity. Create moments during Groups, and be intentional about getting to know people in your Group and spending time with them outside of Groups.

No. 03
Contact your Group weekly

Maintaining weekly contact as a Group leader is essential as we are continuously pastoring and discipling people. Making calls, sending texts, and setting aside time to connect with people outside of Group is when real discipleship and growth take place.

No. 04
Encourage spiritual growth

Part of our role as Group leaders is to constantly encourage spiritual growth. Healthy things tend to grow and the way that we remain healthy is by ensuring that we are spiritually fed and that we are exercising our faith. As leaders, we must model and bring others along on the journey of spiritual growth.

No. 05
Celebrate special occasions

Everyone likes to be celebrated! Take some time out of Group to celebrate special moments like birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, new jobs, new babies, first-time attenders. There’s always a reason to celebrate! As we celebrate people, we show that we value those around us.

No. 06
Connect them to church life

From Growth Track to baptism to serving and everything in between, it is our vision to see each individual in a MANNA Group connected to the life of church. As a Group leader, continue to guide, lead, and model how this looks for those in your Group.

Embracing the Small Group Church Model

As a member of Manna Church, it’s clear that we are not your typical church with small groups. We are a small group church, and that’s by design. Our church has embraced the concept that small groups are not just a supplement to our Sunday morning worship services, but they are the very foundation of our church.

At Manna Church, small groups provide the primary means for us to connect, grow, and serve together. They are where we form deep and meaningful relationships with other members of our church community, and where we find support and encouragement on our spiritual journeys. These groups offer a space where we can ask questions, seek answers, and receive guidance from others who are walking the same path as us.