Small Group Ministry

Life in Community

Because the Christian life is not one of isolation.


Collectively, we value community. In fact, more than 80% of us are part of a Sylvania small group where we celebrate together, struggle together, eat together, and talk about God’s Word together.

What happens at small group?

Most small groups involve three major components: eating, studying, and prayer.

Most groups study books on Christian living. For example, some groups have read The Gospel Comes with a House Key by Rosaria Butterfield, The Meaning of Marriage by Tim & Kathy Keller, and/or Give Them Grace by Elyse Fitzpatrick.

Other small groups discuss the most recent Sylvania sermon while others study books of the Bible.

How small is a small group?

The typical Sylvania small group is a group of 8-12 people.

How are the groups divided?

Some groups have members across multiple generations and marital statuses (e.g. single, married, divorced, widowed). Other groups are comprised of people in similar lifestages (e.g. college, young married, parents with children living at home, empty-nesters). Some groups prefer not to have children present while others enjoy a little background noise. ;)

In other words, there’s a group for you.

Who can be part of a small group?

Because growing to love and support each other well requires commitment and consistency, most small group members are faithful members of Sylvania Church.

That said, membership is not a small group requirement. If you’re not yet a member and would like to talk about joining a small group, please let us know. We’d love to talk!

When do small groups meet?

There is no set small group meeting time. Each small group sets its own meeting schedule. That said, most meet every other week in the evenings.

Where do small groups meet?

As with the small group meeting times, small group meeting locations are determined by each small group. Most meet in the homes of group members, but some meet at the church or other places.

Small Groups Survey

If you’d like to join a Sylvania small group, simply complete the form below and we’ll be in touch.