City Groups are continuing to meet, whether in-person or online, and we would love for you to connect with a group so you can experience the joy of growing in your faith in community. If you are already in a City Group, but your group is unsure how best to connect in this season, we want to help you take your existing group online. We’ve developed resources to help you easily transition to a virtual environment.
City Group Leader Training
2.18 | 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM | West
When we describe what City Groups are, we often talk about communities of people who are being transformed by the gospel. That sounds compelling in theory, but it can be quite elusive in practice. This training will take the mystery out of the process and help you lead genuine transformation in your groups. Childcare will not be provided at this event.
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City Group Leader Training
Saturday, February 17, 2024 | 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM | West
Shepherding is a foreign concept to most, if not all of us. Yet it's a concept that is central and essential for biblical leadership. In fact, shepherding is the controlling metaphor for spiritual leadership throughout the Scriptures in both the Old Testament and New. If we want to be effective in our own leadership, we need to learn to exercise our shepherding muscles. Because if we don't understand shepherding, we don't understand leadership.
This training will help you explore and understand this topic so that you can become the kind of leader who shepherds your group toward wholeness and life. You'll walk away with an actionable plan that you can use to care for your people, so bring your leadership team and come ready to participate in this interactive workshop. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Childcare reimbursement available upon request.
City Group Leader Vision Night
Monday, October 2, 2023 | 6 - 7:30 PM | West Downstairs Classroom
This is an opportunity for people to explore the possibility of City Group leadership. It's designed to give potential leaders a vision for what City Groups are, why they're important, and how to take their next steps toward City Group leadership. We invite anyone who is interested in leading a group to join us for this one night commitment. Dinner will be provided. Registration closes by Thursday, September 28.
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City Groups are missional communities that multiply disciples of Jesus. This means a City Group is a community of Christ followers that are being spiritually transformed through the reading of God’s Word, living out biblical fellowship as a family, and intentionally pursuing mission for the purpose of demonstrating and declaring the gospel to specific neighborhoods and networks in the city. We want everyone to be a part of a City Group to experience the family of God in real ways and continually grow as disciples who love Jesus and love one another more every day.
Citylight Church is committed to both gathering and scattering as the church. Jesus has called us to make disciples and we believe the best way to make disciples is to scatter throughout the week in City Groups. A City Group is a mid-sized community that is being transformed by the Gospel, growing as a spiritual family, and serving a specific neighborhood or network of Omaha. We want everyone to be a part of a City Group to experience a spiritual family that shares life together and serves a common purpose.
NEW CITY GROUP LEADER COHORT
Kickoff: 3.27 | 5 PM | West
Meetings: Mondays, 7 - 8 PM | 3.28 - 5.9 | Zoom
This Cohort will equip new City Group Leaders to be effective disciple-makers. Come learn about gospel fluency, servant leadership, shepherding your group, and so much more. The training videos, supplemental reading, and group Zoom discussions will develop you as a well-rounded City Group Leader.
CITY GROUP CONNECT
8.29 | 10:15 - 11 AM | West
8.29 | 12:30 - 1:30 PM | Midtown
Following Jesus is meant to happen in the context of community. Sunday morning Gatherings are important, but “Scattering” into the community is also necessary to grow and develop as disciples. Join us between gatherings at the West location or for lunch at the Midtown location to find out more about City Groups and how to find a group for you!
JOIN A CITY GROUP
We want everyone to be a part of a City Group to experience a spiritual family that is being transformed by the gospel, sharing life together, and serving a neighborhood or network in Omaha. To get connected to a group, fill out a connect form and someone from our staff will follow up with you within a week:
Being equipped and having the right tools is crucial in order to make and multiply disciples in City Groups. Click below to learn more and access the weekly City Group discussion guide and other resources.
LEAD A CITY GROUP
Every City Group is led by a team of leaders. New leaders are needed to launch new groups and multiply disciples of Jesus. Learn more and apply to become a City Group Leader.
City Groups scatter throughout the city to make disciples and live on mission for Jesus. Group Launch is a place for new people to launch new City Groups. Happening at both Midtown and West locations.
Huddles are an extension of your City Group where you will experience greater depths of discipleship. These smaller gender-specific groups foster environments of trust and accountability.