If you are currently a member, host, or facilitator of a Small Group, check out our resources here!
Small groups are a strategic part of life at Cypress. This is where (and how) we obey the centerpiece phrase of our purpose statement – LOVE ONE ANOTHER. The Sunday service, where we practice worshiping Jesus together, is really just the first half of a whole experience that is completed in a small group environment in someone’s home. Sermons impress, but small groups help us to process the teaching we have heard so that it can transform us.
Small Groups are for people who have made Cypress their home church. Groups meet weekly or bi-monthly over the course of a 7 week period. Small Group Members are encouraged to process through the questions before each meeting to be prepared for discussion centered on Jesus! Groups are hosted and facilitated by trusted members of our church body.
Groups meet at various times, on different days, and locations throughout the week/month. This is to be accommodating to the schedules of members in the group. Some groups meet at Cypress, some on Zoom, and others meet in homes on the Monterey Peninsula.
"Being a part of the a small group has meant immediate family. Each person accepted me wholly and made it feel as though we've always been a great group of friends. MaryJo and Brian are gracious souls who exemplify and honor our Lord not only by opening their home to our group each week, but also by opening their hearts, ears, and arms."
Nicole Wrenn - Group Member
"Our small group has grown us as Christians by diving deeper into the sermons, understanding the Word, and using our combined knowledge to serve the community together. Our active small group is our trusted family. Small Groups open up opportunities that are not available in Sunday Services. Small Groups become the very essence of Christianity - learning together, becoming a family, and helping others less fortunate."
Brian & Mary Jo Nelson - Group Hosts & Facilitators
Small Groups Calendar: Fall 2023
July 1st-August 5th: Sign up to join, host, or facilitate a group!
August 6th: Small Groups begin
September 24th: Break from groups
October 15th: Small Groups restart
October 25th:November 15th: Equipping Classes at Cypress
November 26th: Small Groups on break for the holidays
As Small Groups restart on August 6th (see schedule below), we want to create new groups for families, young marrieds, seniors, and singles! Hosts open their home up to the group and Facilitators guide the discussion using our provided Small Group Questions each week. This would only be a 7 week commitment from August 6th - September 24th. Try it out!