FALL SEMESTER: September 13 - December 13, 2020
We're glad you're here! Whether you’re exploring Christianity or are a long-time follower of Jesus, Echo Groups are designed to help you grow in faith, connect in friendships, and make a difference with your life.
Groups range in size and topic, reflecting the various passions and interests of our leaders. They run in semester cycles (fall, spring, summer), so you can easily explore different topics based on your current season.
Most groups are currently virtual, but we encourage your to find one near where you live.
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- Who are groups for and why should I join one?
Whether you are exploring faith in God, are a new believer, or you are a long-time, committed follower of Jesus, we believe you will both enjoy and benefit from becoming a part of an Echo Group. At Echo.Church, our groups are usually groups of 8–15 people that meet weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly in different locations around the Bay Area. They are one of the best ways to build friendships with others, grow in your journey of faith, and impact the community together.
- Can I join a small group at any campus or location?
Yes, but we encourage you to join a group closest to where you live or the campus you attend since that will make it easier for you to have long term friendship and connection with those in your group.
- Do groups cost money?
No, all groups are free except when there’s a cost for curriculum or supplies related to your group. In those cases, the cost will be mentioned in your group description.
- How long do I meet with my group?
Our Echo Groups in Spring and Fall usually run for a four-month period (semester cycle). However, Summer Echo Groups start in early June and conclude at the end of July. If groups have already launched, you are welcome to join mid-semester. Though our groups run in semester cycles, many of them meet long-term giving you an option to continue in your group semester to semester, or switch groups based on your season of life.
- What about childcare?
Some groups offer childcare, which would be noted in the group description. In those cases there might be a small fee.
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