Community groups are a great way to get connected and build deeper relationships. It’s our version of “Small Groups.” They are simple gatherings to study and discuss the Bible, pray and sing together, or sometimes just eat together. Some groups discuss the most recent sermon, some study a book or video series together, and some study a book of the Bible.
All community groups meet regularly September through May, with a few meeting in the summer as well. They meet at least twice a month in various locations throughout the Roanoke Valley and on various days. Newcomers are always welcome!
Get Involved in a Community Group
Community groups meet at least twice a month in various locations on various days throughout the Roanoke Valley. To keep our groups small and manageable, we limit the numbers in each group. If a group is labeled “Open” newcomers are welcome! If it is labeled “Closed” the group has reached capacity at this time.
Contact: Tobias Riggs at [email protected], call 540-725-5835 for information about the groups, or contact the community group leader directly.
Community Group Map
Take a look at this map to see where each group (usually) gathers together. Most groups are composed of people from all over the Roanoke Valley, not one area.
Our Community Groups –
Blue Ridge Community Group
The Blue Ridge Community Group is a great way to get connected and build deeper relationships. We meet from 6-8:30 PM on the 1st and 3rd WEDNESDAY of every month, at the Nave’s home. We enjoy snacks and a discussion of the sermon. Kids are welcome, but no formal childcare is provided. For the latest information, call Chris at 540.397.1899. CLOSED.
Cave Spring & South Roanoke Community Group
This Community Group is starting to meet back up in Fall 2021. Previously “The Cave Spring Community Group” led by Penny and Kat Pennylegion, we’ll rotate between meeting at the Leveretts’ (South Roanoke) and Stilwells’ houses; and the Leveretts and Stilwells will share in hosting/facilitating group discussion. We’ll enjoy fellowship and time of prayer for one another, and follow the CTK current sermon series, using that as a discussion guide for our small group. Start date TBD–more details to come. This group is CLOSED as of now. For more information, contact Rebecca Leverett at 803.760.5985.
Crystal Spring Community Group
The Crystal Spring Community Group meets from 6:45-8:15 PM each month on the 1st and 3rd SUNDAYS at the house of Frank and Eleanor Smith. We enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and vibrant fellowship. Children are welcome, but no formal childcare is provided. For information on this group contact Frank at 540.494.0644. OPEN.
Grandin Village Community Group
The Grandin Village Community Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, from 6:30-8:30 PM at the Otto’s. We enjoy rich fellowship and Bible study. Formal childcare is provided. For more information contact Staci Otto [email protected] or at 423.620.9720. CLOSED.
Hidden Valley Community Group
The Hidden Valley Community Group meets every other week on SUNDAY at Scott and Beth Strelow’s house from 6-8 PM. We enjoy good food, fellowship, and a book/Bible discussion. Formal childcare is provided. For more information contact Joseph at 540.315.6463. CLOSED.
Hunting Hills Community Group
The Hunting Hills Community Group meets at the home of Mayhoward and Terry Johnston on the 1st and 3rd SUNDAYS of each month immediately following the worship service. We enjoy a potluck lunch, deep fellowship, and a review of the sermon. Children are welcome, but no formal childcare is provided. For more information contact Doug Eggleston at 540.529.1557. CLOSED.
Oak Grove Community Group
The Oak Grove Community Group is currently meeting informally a couple of Tuesday evenings a month in the park, although they are preparing to restart their regular monthly meetings. For more information about this group (e.g., what they’re planning, where they’ll meet, etc.) contact Michael Gembola at 864.979.5768 or Paul at 919.260.8550. OPEN.
Penn Forest Community Group
The Penn Forest Community Group is currently not meeting due to COVID. However, when they do meet, they do so each month in the home of Jean and Allen Ingram on the 1st & 3rd SUNDAYS between 6-8 PM. They enjoy dessert and a review of the sermon. Children are welcome, but no formal childcare is provided. For more information contact Allen at 540.250.1402. CLOSED.
South Roanoke County Community Group
The South Roanoke Community Group is preparing to begin regular meetings. To find out more about what this group is planning, where it’ll meet, etc., contact Scott Crosby at [email protected] or Chris Jeffords at [email protected]. OPEN.
South Salem Community Group
The South Salem Community Group is currently meeting at Ben and Rachel Wisdom’s home on the first and third Sunday of each month. We are currently discussing God’s covenants with Man. For more information contact Caleb at (540)-817-5941. OPEN.