God calls each Christian to the serving work of building up the body of Christ, His church. To that end, the members of Covenant Life Church meet in Community Groups (CG’s) during the week around the Tampa Bay area to cultivate friendship, care for one another, and encourage each other in their walk with the Lord. When each community group meets, the members of the group study together, pray for each other, and care for each other in various ways. Visitors who are interested in joining the church are encouraged to attend.


Community Group Objectives



We were created to worship, and we were saved by God “to the praise of His glorious grace” (Ephesians 1.6). As we consider our great God and all that He has accomplished for us in the gospel, we are moved to offer our entire lives to Him in worship (Romans 12.1). Every action and every circumstance – even every thought – is an opportunity to worship (1 Corinthians 10.31). Scripture gives us two broad spheres of life in which we walk out our daily worship of God: a) we worship God in the way we relate to one another as the church, and b) in the way we relate to those who do not know Christ. Community Groups exist to help us worship the Lord faithfully in both spheres.

biblical community

Community Groups provide regular opportunity and accessibility for CLC to continue to grow together as disciples of Jesus. As brothers and sisters of God’s family, we seek to guard one another against the deceitfulness of sin (Hebrews 3.13), and we seek to always consider how to stir up one another to love and good deeds (Hebrews 10.24-25).


Community Groups provide regular equipping, prayer support, and accountability for our members as each of us seek to live faithfully according to the gospel in the different spheres of influence in our lives. The CG can also function to mobilize CLC for church-wide ministry as we pursue our city through loving deeds and the gospel mission. CG’s on mission will embrace this truth: we exist to see others come to faith in Christ.


Healthy Community Groups will multiply. One of the key elements of a CLC Community Group is multiplication. Just as healthy churches plant new churches – a healthy CG will grow relationally and numerically causing an eventual need to plant new groups. CG multiplication safeguards us against becoming lost in routines and habits, allowing room for new people to join and see lives transformed by the gospel.