Jesus had his public ministry to the masses, but he also had a private ministry to the few. In his “small group”  he taught his learners, corrected their misunderstandings, modeled and equipped them for service, raised up future church leaders, taught them about prayer, even was involved in member care-all of which was made possible by the smaller context. At Camelback we value our corporate worship as we gather for the proclamation of the word, for robust expressions of prayer
and praise, and for the celebration of the ordinances. These are important expression of our life together. But we also believe in the necessity of those smaller (community) group times which are indispensable for every person.



We were created to be in community. God made us for relationships. Being a part of a Community Group is a way you can form deeper relationships with each other and with Jesus. From hanging out, sharing a meal, studying and serving together, you will experience Gospel centered community. 


The goal of studying the Bible is to see the Bible lived out in our lives. This is taking the head and connecting it to the heart. As groups work through a sermon series or other studies, we seek to apply God’s Word directly to our daily lives. 


One of the greatest ways we can serve Christ is by serving in practical ways within our community. Each community group is challenged to find ways to have an impact in our community, not only bringing the gospel in word but also in deed. We endeavor to meet both the spiritual and physical needs of others in Jesus’ name. 


Prayer is the foundation of all that we do as a community group. No growth in community, application or mission will take place apart from the working of God’s Spirit. Prayer reminds us of how dependent we are on God’s favor and blessing! 

Community groups meet regularly throughout the week in the homes of many different members of our church.

Groups provide opportunities to fellowship with one another, study God’s Word, minister to each other, support each other through prayer and encouragement, and reach out to the neighborhood. The homes that groups meet in are located around the Valley, including: Arcadia, Scottsdale, North Phoenix, East Phoenix, and Central Corridor. Community groups come in all different shapes and sizes including gender specific, intergenerational and life stages (married, high school, college, and young adults).
Discipleship Groups
In addition to Community Groups, you have the opportunity to meet with one or two others in what we call Discipleship
groups. These are ideal for individuals wishing to become more grounded in their faith. Typically these are gender specific and
more flexible in scheduling. These small groups allow for greater degrees of honesty, intimacy, accountability and spiritual engagement.

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching. –Hebrews 10:24-25”