We want people to feel like they belong and they are cared for. This authenticity takes place in the context of a community of people. When we call this kind of community “Christian,” we are saying that Jesus is the focus. Therefore, our life groups should be a place where Christ is lifted up and glorified.

At Compassion, we have 4 different types of groups:

  1. Life Groups: A place to belong together
  2. Discipleship Groups: A place to grow together
  3. Compassion Groups: A place to serve together
  4. Bible Study: A place to learn together

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Available Groups @ Compassion

Compassion Groups

For a compassion group to be a truly Christian community, there needs to be some measure of making the community better. This mission should be decided upon by the group in the beginning of the year and then pursued, measured, and celebrated. In this way, compassion groups are turned outward and their mindset is focused on loving the community well rather than merely getting to know one another.A Compassion Group is a group of people committed to living in Christian community for the sake of the community.

Mens and Women's Discipleship Groups

Discipleship Groups are small groups of 3 to 5 people of the same gender who are committed to each other’s transformation through meeting together, praying together, and reading scripture together.

Life Groups

A Life Group is a predictable environment where people experience authentic Christian community. We want people to feel like they belong and they are cared for. This authenticity takes place in the context of a community of people. When we call this kind of community “Christian,” we are saying that Jesus is the focus. Therefore, our life groups should be a place where Christ is lifted up and glorified.

Bible Studies

Sunday Mornings @ 8:30am, 9:45am, 10:30am Compassion provides Bible studies for all ages. A Bible Study helps groups of people grow in their love for God by teaching them how to read, interpret, and apply the Scriptures in Wesleyan ways.

Prime Timers (50+)

“Prime Timers” defines the great group of mature adults who are joyfully committed believers consisting of adults who are (around 50 years and older, depending how young you feel!).

The “PT’ers” provide ministry in leadership, wisdom, service and enthusiasm in many areas of church life. They are devoted to our Lord and to the church. They are compassionate and caring, faithfully demonstrating God’s love toward all ages.

Meeting Opportunities:

  1. PT’ers meet once a month to enjoy fellowship, food, fun, prayer and inspiration at church or a local restaurant.
  2. Life Groups. We encourage all PT’ers to engage in these fellowship and Bible exploration offerings that meet once or twice a month.
  3. Excursions: Special life-enhancing excursions: such as “Sight and Sound”, Creation Museum, the Ark, Bible Museum, Billy Graham Museum and sight-seeing tours, to name a few.
  4. “Flying Solo” Gatherings: a ministry for all mature single adults (for those without spouses) that get together for support and encouragement. They meet on a “TBA” schedule!

How to get connected:

  1. Fill out a “Connect Card” to express interest found at our foyer kiosks.
  2. Call or text Gary Smith at 540-864-0481
  3. Email: gsmith@compassionva.com