Ministry Highlight: Community Groups


Community Groups are at the center of our mission at Grace Church. They are where we support each other as we live out our faith and do life together. This week, we have the opportunity to hear from one of our Community Group leaders at Grace Canton. Kelsey Miller has been attending Grace Canton with her family for 8 years and stepped into the community group leader role in 2020.

Why did you decide to pursue becoming a Community Group leader?
In truth, we had to be asked. We’d grown pretty attached to our old group and really didn’t want to leave. Community is something that is built with time and intention, and effort and the Parzen’s do that so well. We hope that we are cultivating something similar with our group.

What have been some of the highlights of being part of and leading a Community Group?
Dedication from our group has been the biggest encouragement. Our group is made up of young families and people with demanding jobs and taxing schedules. We live in a world where technology has made it easy to get your theology in isolation but God calls us to live in physical community with one another. I am constantly amazed at how consistently our group shows up despite how challenging it can be.

What has God been teaching you through your Community Group?

We’re lucky to have a wide variety of opinions and viewpoints in our group and it’s easy to allow yourself to be intimidated out of sharing openly when you know there might be disagreement. Our group has been teaching me to trust in God’s perfect design for the body of Christ. We are each designed for a unique purpose and differences in passions and perspectives is essential in that.

What would you say to those who are interested in joining a Community Group?
Most good things in life are awkward and uncomfortable at first.

If you aren't part of a Community Group and would like to find out more, you can click the button below or contact your location pastor to get connected.