Community Groups, or “RezGroups” as they are affectionately known in our church, provide a forum for people to practice Christian faith in community. Typically consisting of 8-14 people, RezGroups meet together in homes on a weekly or semi-weekly basis for fellowship, Bible study, worship, prayer, and service. (Meeting times and locations vary.) Some groups are more fellowship-oriented and have meals together often, others like to study more, and some specialize in practices of prayer. There is probably a group well-suited to your current situation and interests.
In a lonely, frenetic city like Washington, DC, RezGroups provide an oasis of spiritual and relational refreshment, where people connect more deeply with God by connecting more deeply with God’s people. Those who have been part of a RezGroup can’t imagine not being in one! RezGroups are important because there are aspects of a healthy, growing spiritual life that simply cannot take place in the weekly worship service of the whole church. RezGroups create a vibrant context for questioning, discussion, sharing, prayer, and meeting one another’s needs. RezGroups allow you to experience more deeply what it means to be part of a church family.
Here are three different types of groups you can join:
- RezGroups: Starting up again this fall, these ongoing groups meet throughout the city to be formed together in gospel practices, categorized in terms of four different movements: Up: rejoicing in who God is and what he has done. Down: studying and applying scripture. In: relating to one another in joyful fellowship. Out: revealing Christ in the home, workplace, and city. Here is a list of current RezGroups. Find a group you would like to try and get in touch with the contact person listed.
- RezFoundations: Are you looking to delve deeper into the teachings of the Christian faith, and Anglicanism specifically? Do you want to make some new friends at Rez? Are you interested in becoming a member of the church? If any of these apply to you, please consider signing up for Rez Foundations!
Rez Foundations is an interactive course that provides an overview of the Bible as drama, an exposition of the Apostles' Creed, the Ten Commandments, and the Lord's Prayer, and some modules on Anglican distinctive.
Rez Foundations starts on September 24th at 7:30pm . Please email Fr. Matt Wilcoxen to sign up.
- BetaGroups: BetaGroups are limited-term groups that have a particular focus. This term we have one BetaGroup and it will be a study of the book, The Drama of Scripture: Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story, 2nd ed. by Craig G. Bartholomew and Michael W. Goheen. The group will meet on Thursdays from February 27th to April 2nd at the Rez House (807 Independence Ave SE). Send an email to Matt Wilcoxen to sign up.