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How many people are in a small group?

Small Groups vary in size from three to fifteen people. 

What kind of groups are there?

We have a wide variety of groups for all ages, and different life stages.

Some are a mix of couples and singles and others are gender-based groups for either men or women.

What happens in small groups?

Group gatherings usually last no longer than an hour and a half, and involve sharing what is happening in each other’s lives, followed by an interactive Bible study. Group members can talk as they are comfortable or they can just sit and listen.

Who leads the group?

Small groups at East Bay are led by volunteer leaders who have been trained to facilitate discussion and help members grow spiritually. We don’t expect our leaders to be Bible experts, but they are very effective in helping people apply Biblical truths. 

Are all small groups the same?

Absolutely not. They come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. What is consistent with our groups though,

is a commitment to sharing, studying the Bible, supporting one another, and serving others. 

How do I join a small group?

Pick a group of interest to you and contact the group leader to ask questions and confirm when and where the group is meeting. Try it out to see if it is a good fit. Click here if you would like some assistance finding a small group. 



East Bay is a big place and it can be very hard to get plugged into church life if you only attend a weekend service. We were created to connect relationally and when we don’t have that, life just doesn’t feel quite right. In a small group you can connect relationally and make some good friends.



Over time, the people in your small group become a close family. You are no longer doing life by yourself; you’re doing life together. In a small group, you can lean on each other for encouragement, support and friendship in the real world.



God wants to do two fundamental things in our lives. First, He wants to have a relationship with us. The second thing He wants to do is help us grow up spiritually. Well guess what, life-change and growth happens best in small groups as we encourage, support and challenge each other.

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