“Being in a Group has truly changed the way we do life together. God deeply cares about genuine relationships, and so should we. It’s so important to feel connected to church, but also build lasting relationships that serve our neighborhood and city. God has used our community to give us boldness to meet new neighbors and share the Gospel.”
– Charlie & Kelcy Maier
“It’s impossible to live life to the fullest without experiencing it together. Over the past couple years, our family has been through some of the hardest experiences we will ever face. Without community we would have been isolated and lonely. We are all called to be in a close community – it’s what God intended. Whatever is holding you back from getting plugged in, let’s figure that out together. You won’t regret it!”
– Ben & Nicole Gross
Reach Groups are followers of Jesus and their friends, learning to live like family, for the good of their city.
Groups (and the DNAs within them) meet throughout the Puget Sound region, gathering in homes, cafes, parks, and any space where they can grow in their love for God, each other, and their city. We eat together, share our stories, and grow together. As we build trust, we get real in how we pray, serve each other, point one another to Jesus, and find opportunities to serve our church family and community.
We have a variety of Groups at Reach:
At Reach we love kids, but we also recognize that not every Group is set up to effectively welcome families with kids. For this reason, every Group has the ability to identify if they’re able to host kids or not on the Groups Directory.
You can find and join a Group on our Groups Directory, and you can reach out directly to the Group Leaders to learn more.
While Groups help you find a wider community of friends to have fun, share meals, serve and grow with, DNAs help you grow more deeply in relationship with Jesus with a few close friends. They are a more personal space to be fully known and to know others. DNAs make disciples who then go on to make more disciples.
Meet-ups are events hosted by people at Reach that bring folks together to create meaningful friendships around the things they love. Meet-ups are generally a one-time (though sometimes recurring) gathering bringing folks together around a mutual interest or activity that create connections and friendships.
Groups are given the liberty to customize how their time is spent to best serve their people. Many Groups focus on studying the Bible together, some study a book about Jesus together, and some discuss the most recent sermon or work through DNA Guides together. Some Groups even make meals all together, and then break out into their respective DNAs. We recommend checking out the Groups Directory to better understand how each Group spends their time together.