GROWING YOUR FAITH IN COMMUNITY
GROWING YOUR FAITH IN COMMUNITY
From the beginning, God said it was not good for man to be alone and we agree. Life is best when lived in community with others who can encourage, help and challenge us to grow. At Area 10, we encourage everyone to meet in small groups. These are casual gatherings of 10-15 people in homes throughout the city. Most groups meet for 1.5 - 2 hours and during that time will hang out, learn about the Bible and pray, and no Bible knowledge is necessary.
We encourage anyone new to A10 to join a Starting Point Group. A new group will begin each month and meet for 8 weeks. After a Starting Point group we'll then help you plug into a small group at Area 10.
Small Groups meet weekly for 16-week sessions in the fall and spring. Groups are either topical, with a focus on a particular book or study, or sermon centered which will focus on the scripture and topic of the upcoming Sunday message.
Between our small group sessions we offer Area 10 University. A10 U is comprised of in-depth classes on a variety of topics. Classes meet at Cartwheels & Coffee.
During the summer we offer Summer of Fun to help people make connects with others at A10 with drop in events.
Everyone new to Area 10 starts here. Starting Point is an 9-session small group conversation about faith. Whether you're new to faith, curious about God, or coming back to church after some time away, it's a place where your opinions and beliefs are valued and no question is off limits. This includes video teaching, personal reflection questions and group discussion. We will launch groups monthly (except December).
Everyone. Really. Regardless of where you are on the spectrum, there is something for you. Starting Point may answer questions for some, and may help others find new ways to explain their faith to others.
Ever get together with friends over coffee or dinner? Think of it like that. Each week groups of 6-12 people will meet and talk about a different topic. The topic will be introduced in a video that you can watch at home or with the group, and then a group leader will ask a few questions to get the conversation going.
A new group will launch at the beginning of each month (except December). We most often will offer a group on Sunday afternoons and an evening during the week.
If childcare is needed, we will do our best to provide care at our group, or help cover the costs for your own sitter.
Everyone will receive a link to a website with videos and other resources as well as a member’s book. Books are a suggested donation of $10.
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NEW GROUPS BEGIN EACH MONTH.
Area 10 Faith Community runs small groups in both the fall and spring semesters.
During the summer, we plan a variety of fun, group-oriented events called Area 10's Summer of Fun! From hiking trips to family river days, and beer/cider tours to Richmond Kickers games, there is something for all ages and tastes to enjoy! Check out our Summer of Fun website at www.A10SummerFun.com for a full list of events!
Please check back here in August as we prepare to launch our next round of small groups in September.
A10 University is a place to take in-depth classes in a 4-8 week time span. The goal is to help equip you in specific areas of life by diving deeper and learning from experienced teachers. Classes typically meet at Cartwheels & Coffee and size is limited so register early!
Here is a sample of classes that we have held in the past (this list may change each semester):
Join fellow A10ers as we explore social issues in Richmond from a Christian perspective during this four-week class. Through short presentations, thought-provoking discussion, and intentional reflection, we will learn more about ourselves and our community on the pursuit of Biblical justice.
Imagine what would happen if you gave yourself permission to take a journey of inner healing. Rev. Lisa Johnson of Healed Girls Rock will share how to become equipped with the necessary skills and biblical principles to deal with the realities of life and gain the ability to exhale.
Feeling stuck? Are you wanting to grow but feel like it isn't happening? Are you not becoming who you always thought you could be or who God is calling you to be? In this class, we'll dive into the nuts and bolts of your thinking and help you discover where you are, where you want to go and will give you some new tools to get you there.
Check back here soon for our list of fall classes that will start up in August.