When Jesus said "by this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another" (John 13:35), he knew that his death and resurrection would eliminate animosity and open up fellowship in an unprecedented way. Because of this new relationship all boundaries that separate people are now removed in Christ, but that doesn't mean fellowship comes easy. Therefore we set aside time and money to spend time with one another. Through fellowship we remember that we are sharers in Christ together, that we join together to participate in Christ's mission and that one of the highest forms of fellowship is providing for one another's needs.
A home group is 4-10 Christians from across Calvary Seattle gathering regularly in a local home, apartment, or condominium examining scripture, exercising spiritual gifts, sharing needs, offering prayer and serving their community.
We gather in home groups to further study God’s word and apply it as a church; share what we have in common through transparency and beneficial encouragement; and serve our local neighborhood through corporate selfless acts.
For a few weeks each Spring and Fall we offer classes to meet specific needs. These classes complement our main church gatherings that take place on Sundays and at Home Groups throughout the week. By addressing specific topics, bible books, or relevant issues, we hope to strengthen the Christian’s faith.
A discipleship group is a small three-to-four person group that gathers around reading God’s word, praying for ongoing spiritual needs, establishing healthy spiritual disciplines, and deepening bonds of community. They begin with a three-month weekly meeting where the group reads through the New Testament. From there they have developed into dealing with specific topics or diving into a deeper study of one particular Bible book.