Neighborhood Groups and Triads
Neighborhood Groups are weekly gatherings where we live out the reality of being missional family by:
- Walking together in spiritual companionship
- Engaging our true story in the Word of God, and
- Praying together as Jesus taught.
Through these practices we:
- Remember and retell the gospel story as the world's true story and place we find fulness of life, true identity, meaning and purpose, and where we encounter the risen King!
- Recognize the cultural stories that seek to conform us to be actors in a different story
- Repent of where we have erred, and
- Reorient our lives to Jesus, our true King.
As a result of which, we are renewed by the Spirit as children of God and as Christ's ambassadors to the world.
Our hope is that everyone who calls CotC home will be a part of a neighborhood group. As God's people, we need to be together. Gathering once a week on a Sunday, while critical, is not adequate for meeting this need, so we gather together in smaller groups throughout the week. You'll build relationships. You'll be encouraged and challenged. You'll be supported in prayer and acts of love and burden bearing. And as a result, we believe you'll grow as a follower of Jesus. Yes, it's a commitment, but it's one that we're confident you won't regret making.
Use the following list to connect to a neighborhood group near you or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org:
Brookline Village: Wednesdays, 7pm
Cleveland Circle: Tuesdays, 7pm
Back Bay: Tuesdays, 7pm
Dorchester: Mondays, 7pm
Jamaica Plain 1: Wednesdays, 7pm
Jamaica Plain 2: Tuesdays, 7pm
Cambridge/Somerville: Tuesdays, 7pm
Waltham: Wednesdays, 6:00pm
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
Boston Fellows Program - The Boston Fellows program equips emerging leaders to serve Christ and neighbor in the working world. This is a 9-month intensive for a cohort of 8-10 people that bands together with cohorts from other churches in Boston to focus especially on the integration of faith and work while instilling spiritual disciplines in cohort members. Applications are collected in May-June every year for a September start.