Our mission at WACC is to create communities where every person is invited to GATHER in worship, GROW in a small group, and GO serve our world. If you’re looking to GROW in a small group, check out this video to learn more about getting connected.
Rooted is a 10-week small group experience we recommend as the first step for most people at WACC. The 10-week curriculum is built around daily readings and weekly experiences that deepen a person’s understanding of following Jesus. The relationships participants build in these 1o weeks are often so strong that groups continue meeting long after Rooted has ended. We offer Rooted twice a year, and registration is open in August and January. When registration is open, it will appear at the top of this webpage.
Alpha is a small group experience for spiritual seekers, people with questions, and those from other faith backgrounds. Each week, participants will eat dinner together and watch a short film exploring a different faith question. The short films are designed to create a judgment-free environment where participants can feel safe to open up without fear of being corrected or judged. No question is off the table, and you can process your questions alongside others. We offer Alpha twice a year, and registration is open in August and January. When registration is open, it will appear at the top of this webpage.
Community groups are sermon-based small groups that meet weekly in homes and various locations. Group time is spent discussing questions based on the previous Sunday’s sermon. Participants generally stay with the same group for an extended period of time, and focus on connecting relationally, engaging scripture, praying, and serving together. You may search for a Community Group on the Group Finder below.
Bible studies meet weekly on WACC’s campus during fall, winter, and spring. Participants spend time completing their studies during the week and meet as a group to discuss what they learned. Studies are often a deep dive into a specific book of the Bible or a book that aids in applying the Bible to your life. Bible study begins in the Fall, but you may join anytime. You may search for a Bible Study on the Group Finder below.
Support Groups meet every Monday evening to experience and celebrate God's healing power in our lives. Our goal is to provide a safe place to share your experiences, and hopes with others who are also seeking God's restorative healing through worship, fellowship, small group interaction, and prayer. We will not attempt to offer any professional clinical advice, or try to "fix" you. Our leaders are not counselors, but are followers of Jesus who have also taken the journey of growth and healing, and have been called to provide support and encouragement to others. Anonymity and confidentiality are basic requirements. What is shared in the group, stays in the group. Visit our Support Groups page for classes.
Adult Sunday school classes are committed to fellowship and learning over the long haul. Many of these classes have been together for 20+ years, and they meet on Sundays each week for prayer, worship, teaching, and fellowship. If you would like to join an adult Sunday school class, you may search for a group on the Group Finder.
Financial Peace University (FPU) is a nine-lesson class that will teach you Biblical principles about financial management, including paying off debt, saving, and living generously. You’ll also connect with other class participants, who can encourage and celebrate your progress. We offer FPU twice a year, and registration is open in August and January.
MOPS is a ministry specifically for moms of preschoolers. From pregnancy through preschool, moms face challenges, and MOPS is here to come alongside you and support you in the ways you need. MOMSnext is for moms with kids from Elementary School through High School. We want this to be a community where you feel safe, seen, heard & loved during your years of mothering older kids. If you would like to register, you can do so at our Women’s Ministry webpage.
It takes intentional care for relationships to grow in deeper intimacy. Join us for a 10-week small group journey, utilizing a curriculum from leading marriage expert Dr. John Gottman in his work: “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.” We will meet weekly for a large group teaching and then break into small groups for deeper discussion. Registration opens in August and January. When registration is open, it will appear at the top of this webpage.
Please visit the support groups page for more information on how to connect with our care ministry.
Rooted and Alpha registrations are open in August and January of each year. When registration is open, it will appear at the top of this webpage. Please come back to this webpage in August or January to sign up!
Please reach out to the specific group you’re interested in one more time. If you haven’t heard back within 1 week, please email the Grow Groups team at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will help get you connected.
Rooted is a small group experience designed for all Christians, both those new to the faith and those who have been Christians for decades. We encourage every person who calls WACC home to go through Rooted. Alpha is for any person who is curious, has questions, or is coming from another faith background. Depending on where you are in your journey, we recommend you register for the group that feels like the right fit for you. If you are experiencing any of the challenges from this list, a support group could likely be the best place to start: a recent significant loss, grief, addiction (or a family member battling addiction), divorce, betrayal, or a mental health-related struggle. You can find our support groups here.
Groups meet seasonally throughout the year, with a break in the summer. Depending on the group you are interested in, there are various times and days throughout the week, and you can choose the option that best fits your schedule. Rooted and Alpha meet on Thursday nights from September through November and February through April. Please check out our groups above for specific times.
If you want guidance on leading your group, we recommend reading: “Making Small Groups Work” by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend. If you would like to schedule a time to meet with a Pastor about your group, or would like to receive our sermon-based discussion guide, please contact email@example.com.