Getting in a Group

Expectations, Keys to Success, and Your Burning Questions

Life is better together

But we didn't say it was easier. We're here to help.

1. Decide what you are looking for. Do you want a group that dives into the Bible, prays together, and does life consistently? Then you are probably looking for a Community Group. On the other hand, if you want to relate to people based on shared interests or hobbies to build relationships, then a Connection Group might be a great place to start.

2. Filter through the Community Group and Connection Group options to find a group (or groups) you are interested in that fits your lifestyle.

3. Complete the short inquiry form for each group you are interested in.

4. Wait to hear back from the Group Leader.

5. Attend the group.

6. Remember that all of these groups are made up of humans. If a group doesn't feel like the right fit the first time, consider giving it another try. Building a group takes time!

7. Keep showing up or trying a new group until you find a great group that fits your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I be in a Connection Group and a Community Group?
You absolutely can. While it's probably best to only be in one Community Group, you are free (maybe even encouraged to) join as many Connection Groups as you would like. That way, you increase the likelihood of finding people you connect with.

What if I don't see a group I'm interested in?
A. Keep a watch on the Groups pages. We are always adding new groups.

B. Consider starting your own group. We promise it's not as scary as it sounds!

How long do I have to stay in a group?
While you can jump out of a group at any time, we encourage people to attend a group for several weeks before they make a long-term decision. Sometimes it takes time (and some added effort) to make great connections and build great friendships.

Our Connection groups have very few time commitments related to them - attend those gatherings as often as you would like. On the other hand, our Community groups meet for 13 weeks at a time, and we ask that you make an effort to attend as many of those meetings as possible to build a strong relationship with the group members.

What if I completed the form but haven't heard from the group leader?
We get it. Sometimes things go to trash or junk mail, or sometimes life gets a little busy. If you have completed an interest form and haven't heard back from the leader after two days, shoot us an email at


Have Questions? Not finding what you're looking for?

Contact our Groups team and they will be happy to help you navigate getting connected into an NMC Group!

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