Community Groups are formed around one common mission to make new disciples of Jesus Christ locally and grow as disciples together.

About Community Groups (CGs)

  • Care – CGs are the “frontline” of care in Metanoia. They are safe environments to “rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep” (Romans 12:15).
  • Mission – The mission of all CGs is to make new disciples of Jesus Christ locally.
  • Worship – Worship in CGs is facilitated with a weekly CG Lesson produced by Metanoia that includes Bible application, sermon application, and prayer prompts.

Community Groups are co-lead. One leader is the CG’s primary advocate for care within the CG while the other leader is the primary advocate for the CG’s mission. Either leader can facilitate the worship aspect of their CG as well. CG Lessons can occasionally be taught by non-leaders who are gifted in teaching. CG Leaders and anyone who teaches must be Metanoia Partners.

Joining a Community Group

The following is a list of current Community Groups and information about each group. To get connected with a Community Group, please contact a co-leader directly or use the form at the bottom of this page to let us know which group or groups you may be interested in.

Groups listed by geographic location (find group descriptions below):

  • Arbutus & Catonsville: Catonsville Neighbors, Community Family Outreach (Catonsville), His Handiwork
  • Columbia: Oakland Mills Village
  • Ellicott City: Seekers
  • Sykesville: Community Family Outreach (Sykesville)

Groups listed by meeting date (find group descriptions below):

  • Sunday: Community Family Outreach (Catonsville); Catonsville Neighbors (switching to Monday in November)
  • Monday: His Handiwork, Seekers
  • Wednesday: Community Family Outreach (Sykesville)
  • Thursday: Oakland Mills Village

Group Descriptions (Alphabetical)

Catonsville Neighbors

  • Leaders:  Kim Feldman and Karen Norton-Smith
  • Mission Statement: The Catonsville Neighbors group will focus on sharing the love of Jesus with our neighbors.
  • Meeting details: Sunday, 6:00PM (Switching to Monday, 6:30PM in November)
  • Meeting location: Catonsville

Community Family Outreach (Catonsville)

  • Leaders: Lance Byrd and Brad Virgin
  • Mission statement: Equipping families to share the love of Jesus in their communities.
  • Meeting time: Sunday, 6:30PM
  • Meeting location: Newburg Heights neighborhood, Catonsville

Community Family Outreach (Sykesville)

  • Leaders: Brian Christy and John Hieatzman
  • Mission statement: Equipping families to share the love of Jesus in their communities.
  • Meeting time: Wednesday, 6:30PM
  • Meeting location: Sykesville

His Handiwork

  • Leaders: Jennifer Bunn and Mary Thomas
  • Mission statement: Our mission is to be the hands and feet of Jesus daily in our communities.
  • Meeting details: Monday, 6:30PM
  • Meeting location: Alternating between Catonsville and Arbutus

Oakland Mills Village

  • Leaders: Katie Florida and Erin Smart
  • Mission statement: We gather to reach with the Gospel of Jesus Christ those who live, work, and play in the village of Oakland Mills and we send one another out into the places where God has called us, equipping, supporting, and going with one another into the work that God has prepared for each of us.
  • Meeting time: Thursday, 5:30PM dinner, 6:30PM Bible application
  • Meeting location: Oakland Mills Village, Columbia

Seekers

  • Leaders: Dave and Cheryl Loeb
  • Mission statement: We will reach those in the Ellicott City/Columbia area who have some spiritual or religious curiosity.
  • Meeting time: Monday, 7:00PM
  • Meeting location: Ellicott City

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