Communities of Belonging

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Our church is committed to building an even better community within our church family through our Communities of Belonging

A Community of Belonging can come in all shapes and sizes. It is a group that:

  1. Meets at least once a quarter together.
  2. Has a faith component during their gathering.
  3. Engages in sharing life with each other.
  4. Prays together.

Finding community is an integral part of growing in faith, and the Communities of Belonging initiative hopes to provide opportunities for us to build new relationships. Life has a way of pulling us in many directions, and we recognize the desire to connect beyond just Sunday mornings.  We are excited about this season in our church as we explore together how every member can be the connected body of Christ.

Summer 2021 Communities of Belonging

The summer study, “What It Means to Be the Church,” will kick-off the week of June 6. Communities of Belonging will explore seven different images of the church found in scripture, reflecting on how we might live into those with renewed gratitude for the gift of the community of faith. After a year of isolation from one another, join a COB where we will celebrate who we are called to be as the church and recommit to our life together.

Register online to join one of the Summer Communities of Belonging starting the week of June 6. Each COB will meet weekly virtually or in-person. There will be multiple options for COB groups at different times, on different days, using different formats (virtual, in person, or hybrid).  Reach out to Rev. Sarah Bird Kneff,, if you have any questions about choosing the right COB for you! If you need help with registration, contact or 615-298-9527.

Day Time Demographics 2021 Summer COBs Location Format
Sunday 9:45 am Young Adults COB #1 (Rodriguez) Cheek House Dining Rm In person
Sunday 7:00 pm All ages COB #2 (Hindman/Stringham) Host Home In person
Monday 11:30 am All ages COB #3 (Randleman) Jones Session Rm Hybrid
Monday 7:00 pm All ages COB #4 (Gilmore) Host Home In person
Tuesday 5:30 pm All ages COB #5 (Coble/Gernert/Gaston) Virtual Virtual
Tuesday 7:30 am All ages COB #6 (Moore) Virtual Virtual
Tuesday 7:30 pm College COB #7 (Rodriguez) Host Home In person
Thursday 7:00 pm All ages COB #11 (Bird Kneff) Jones Session Rm Hybrid
Thursday 9:30 am All ages COB #12 (Gordon/Sauer) Vance Hall Hybrid

Study Guides

Date Info Download
06/06/21 Week 1 Summer 2021 COB Study Guide
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06/13/21 Week 2 Summer 2021 COB Study Guide t0ZzpoB3LCE
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06/20/21 Week 3 Summer 2021 COB Study Guide

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