There are many ways to be in relationship with other people. Sometimes that looks like being in casual settings with people, laughing, eating good food and playing together. If that’s what you’re looking for, scroll through the Community Group options below. For others, being in relationship means finding a safe place designed for very intentional, deep (and sometimes hard) conversations - having some safe witnesses to your journey, your struggles, your story. If that’s what you’re looking for, check out Tiny Groups below.

 
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Tiny Groups

A Tiny Group consists of no less than three but no more than four people and meets at least once each month. Meetings are guided by a specific form of questions and timing and are designed around an intense personal commitment of each member to the group. Be prepared to be vulnerable, to talk about your current difficulties honestly. Groups are designed to be a safe space to share and grow together in depth and vulnerability.

Tiny Groups will be overseen by community members Chad and Rebecca Knotz. These types of small, safe community spaces are a deep passion of theirs and they are excited to help foster these groups at Genesis. They will provide a packet of information to groups as they get started and will be available to communicate with along the way as groups have questions or concerns.

In order to start a Tiny Group, you could ask two or three people you already know to start a tiny group together, or you can simply state your desire to be in one and we’ll find some people to form a tiny group with you.

Either way, if you’re interested in joining a Tiny Group, please email hellowest@genesiscov.org and Chad or Rebecca will reach out to you. Or feel free to chat with Steve or Kara on Sunday mornings and they’ll get you pointed in the right direction.  

 
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community groups

Community Groups are designed for people who want to build relationships with others in a medium sized group (10-20) in a more casual, relaxed setting. Scroll through the different options below, and please email us if we can help you get connected with one of them.

Scripture Study with Scott Groff

This group study meets the first Sunday of the month from 4-6pm at Bob & Geri Timperley’s home in Brooklyn Park. Please email hellowest@genesis.cov if you would like more info or to sign up.


Scripture Study with Rick Patton

This group study meets the first and third Thursday of the month from 6:30-8:30pm at Rick & Becky Patton’s home in Wayzata. Please email Rick Patton at captainpatton@gmail.com if you would like more info or to sign up.


Conversations on Creation and Climate

This group meets for conversation and action surrounding topics of Creation care and climate change. Led, by Will Lee, this group hopes to meet twice a month. Please email hellowest@genesis.cov if you would like more info or to sign up.


The Enneagram Group is an intentional set of people across all age ranges coming together to use the enneagram to go deeper in our questions and to be vulnerable with each other. We don't have a specific text we will be going through, but we will be discussing aspects of the enneagram to learn more about ourselves and others. Please join us in exploring compassion!

There is space for 3 more people in the group. It meets on Sunday nights (every other week) from 6 - 8:30pm at the home of Linda Spaulding in Golden Valley. Please email Linda at Thekidisgood@comcast.net if you would like more info or to sign up.

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Adventure Club

Join with other Genesis folks for a monthly adventure (e.g. mountain biking, skiing, etc.). Please email hellowest@genesis.cov if you would like more info or to sign up.


Generosity Team

The Generosity Team is an open group that meets each month to serve together in the Robbinsdale community. Everyone is welcome to join. Our goal is to connect to and love our Robbinsdale community while deepening our own relationships with one another as we serve together. Questions about or ideas for upcoming service opportunities? Please contact Bri at 763-688-4760 or brianna.witte@gmail.com.


Start a Group?

Do you have an idea for a new Community Group?  Either something you’d like to lead or something you’d like to join?  We’d love to hear about the new beginnings taking shape in you!

Please contact us at hellowest@genesiscov.org to chat.