Neighborhood Groups and Triads
Neighborhood Groups are gatherings of people in the CotC community, organized by neighborhood, that seek to mature in Jesus by intentionally living life together. Neighborhood Groups form the basic building blocks of our community. They have porous boundaries and are always open to newcomers and to non-Christians.
When we gather, usually once a week, we 1) engage God by spending time in the Scriptures and in prayer and 2) engage each other by sharing our stories and sharing food together. Then we scatter around the city and engage the world as Christ's ambassadors. One aspect of scattering is living faithfully on our frontline, where we spend most of our time each week (work, school, home). Another aspect is serving our city as people of justice and mercy.
Use the following list to connect to a neighborhood group near you or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org:
Brookline Village: Mondays, 7pm
Cleveland Circle: Tuesdays, 7pm
Back Bay: Tuesdays, 7pm
Dorchester: Mondays, 7pm
Jamaica Plain 1: Wednesdays, 7pm
Jamaica Plain 2: Tuesdays, 7pm
Cambridge/Somerville 1: Mondays, 7pm
Cambridge/Somerville 2: Wednesdays, 7pm
Watertown: Wednesdays, 6pm
North Shore (Beverly): Tuesdays, 7pm
A Triad is a small group, usually three people, committed to meeting weekly to grow as disciples of Jesus through prayer, transparency, and study of the Scriptures. Triads are a helpful space to apply the gospel to our lives to cultivate Christian character and maturity. Triads are generally, but not always, formed between people within Neighborhood Groups.
The five basic practices of Triads are:
- Reading Scripture