Circles are one-hour experiences where you can get together with old friends or make new ones. You can circle up around a hobby or activity, read the Bible and pray together, or even just discuss the weekend messages. Circles take place in backyards, drive-ways and parks, made up of everyone from kids, to couples, to seniors.

We believe Circles have one purpose: to bring people together. Sharing life through community is part of God’s design for you! So find your circle, connect with some great people and allow God to move in your life.

Common Questions

What happens in a Circle?
You’ve probably been part of a Circle before, and didn’t even realize it! A Circle looks like friends at lunch, teams playing basketball, or people studying a book or topic of interest. At its core, a circle is a small gathering of people circling up!  Honestly, it’s less about what you do and more about who you do it with. By joining a Circle, you can expect to connect with others through a common activity, engage in life giving conversation and even be able to request prayer.

How often does a Circle meet?
Circles meet once a week, but they start and stop several times throughout the year. This gives leaders a chance to take a break, and gives you a chance to find a new circle and meet some new friends if you’d like. Circles are meant to bring meaning and community into the flow of your life, so even if you can’t join every week, there is still great value in joining a Circle.

How long does a typical Circle stay together?
Most Circles meet for one semester, which is usually somewhere between 6 and 10 weeks. This way, new people can join Circles easily and regularly. Also, the semester format allows you to try multiple circles each year. As relationships form, some circles choose to stay together for consecutive semesters, but new members are always welcome.

Is childcare available?
Childcare varies from Circle to Circle. When you search the directory, each listing will indicate if childcare is available for that particular circle.

But...what if I don’t like the first Circle I try?’re stuck. Of course we’re kidding!  The truth is, not everyone will find the best fit with the first Circle they try. This is why we encourage you to find a few Circles that interest you, contact the leaders and try out a couple before settling on the best one for you. The simple strategy to finding success in Circles is to not give up. We believe there is a Circle that is right for everyone—including you!