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Connect. Care. Grow.

Learn more about our community life groups for spring 2024: DNA Groups and Growth Groups.


*NOTE*: Registration for Spring 2024 community life groups is closed.

At Renaissance Church, we believe we were created to be in community. We believe we're called to care for each other. Our community life groups are a key way we provide opportunities for you to grow in your faith, to be known and cared for, and to grow in your relationships with other Jesus followers. 
We're excited to launch a new season of groups for the spring 2024 season! We'll be organizing DNA Groups and two Growth Groups. Groups will begin meeting the week of March 3, 2024 and will have their final meeting during the week of April 28, 2024. 

To understand more about the group options, please carefully read the information below.


DNA Groups (Discipleship - Nurturing - Accountability) provide an encouraging space to wrestle with who Jesus is and what it means to follow him. God made us to be in community, so we need others to help us apply the gospel to our lives. DNA Groups are also a key way that our church ensures you are known and cared for.

Each week, DNA groups meet to watch a short teaching video, discuss the previous week's sermon, discuss life, and to pray together. All of the content is designed to help us follow Jesus and renew our minds with the gospel.

DNA Groups consist of 8-10 participants, who meet in person or via virtual video call (Zoom or Google Hangouts), based on preference.

While we hope--and certainly expect--you to form friendships with people in your group, DNA groups are not social clubs. We intentionally place everyone in groups where they'll interact with people who have different backgrounds. We believe these diverse perspectives help us get more out of our scripture reading and give us more opportunities to put our faith into action. The ultimate goal is for us all to grow in the way we follow Jesus. 


Growth Groups help you to connect with people at Renaissance, while also getting the opportunity to go deeper on a specific topic over the course of eight weeks.

Each week, Growth Group members engage with teaching and discussion related to the selected topic. These teachings are longer than those offered to DNA Groups. The meetings will include both small group and large group discussion for more insight and spiritual formation. Each session will require your active engagement.  

For spring 2024, we are offering two Growth Groups:

PILLARS: BUILDING YOUR THEOLOGY (SPOTS LIMITED) - Sundays at 1:30 p.m. | PS 76 Cafeteria
Through this course,  you'll gain a deeper understanding of some core doctrines in Christianity. This course is ideal for Christians who believe the core tenets of Christianity and are familiar with concepts like justification and sanctification, but would like to take a deeper, more academic dive into theology -- ultimately was a way of developing a deeper and greater view of God.

This course will include assigned readings and homework in between sessions.

This Growth Group is limited to 50 participants. 

Led by Pastor Lester Kim.
EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY SPIRITUALITY (SPOTS LIMITED) - Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. | In-Person & Virtual
Through this course, you’ll learn how to slow down your life and develop depth in your relationship with Jesus. We will cover the following topics together:

  • Confront the Crisis of Emotionally Unhealthy Spirituality
  • Know and Become Your Authentic Self in Christ
  • Discover How Your Family of Origin Affects You Today
  • Find Your Way Through "Walls" to Grow into Maturity
  • Enlarge Your Soul Through Embracing Grief and Loss
  • Integrate Silence and Sabbath to Slow Down for Jesus
  • Grow Into an Emotionally Healthy Adult
  • Design a Lifelong Plan to Live in God's Love

Having access to the Emotionally Healthy Spirituality materials ($40) and completing assigned readings is required to participate.

Below is the meeting schedule:

Mar. 5 - In-Person at PS 76
Mar. 12 - Zoom
Mar. 19 - Zoom
Mar. 26 - Zoom
Apr. 9 - Zoom
Apr. 16 - Zoom
Apr. 23 - Zoom
Apr. 30 - In-Person at PS 76

This Growth Group is limited to 80 participants. 

Led by Pastor Jordan Rice.


We don't think there's a wrong choice, but this largely depends on what you feel your largest needs are right now.

If you're looking to place an emphasis on relationship building and accountability, DNA Groups would be a great choice for you. If developing a deeper and greater view of God and theology could be helpful for you in your spiritual journey, consider the Pillars Growth Group. If you want to deepen your discipleship by going inward so that you might know God more, the EHS Growth Group could be a great choice for you.

DNA Groups offer more flexibility from a scheduling perspective (with groups meeting at various times on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays). The Growth Groups have very specific meeting times that are fixed.



It's a yes with an asterisk, because we first want you to ensure you have the time and willingness to show up consistently. We often say, "You'll get out what you put in to your group." If we all show up consistently and honestly, we'll have really meaningful growth and connection. But when some of us say we'll be there and don't show up, others in our church experience hurt, which we want to avoid.


We encourage everyone to not overload themselves with commitments and to truly focus on growing in one particular area, whether in one DNA Group or in a Growth Group.

This means some of you who love your previous DNA Group will opt to take a break from that group, so you can engage with the Growth Group instead. We think that's fine, and we hope you'll trust God in that process. We also hope you'll find ways to nurture those established relationships in other ways, outside of the structure of DNA Group.


If you choose to register for a DNA Group, you will see space to indicate your preference for in-person meetings vs. virtual meetings.

We know many of you desire to meet with your group in person. At the same time, organizing in-person DNA Groups will be possible only to the extent that some of you register and indicate you’re open to having 8 people meet in your home. We’ll try to put 2-3 willing hosts in each group, so the hosting can be shared. But the number of in-person groups we’re able to organize will depend on the willingness of people to open their spaces. We say this not to place pressure on people to do something they aren’t comfortable with, but to set accurate expectations as you register for groups.


For spring 2024, we will offer groups in the following formats:

  • Online men's groups
  • In-person men’s groups
  • Online women’s groups
  • In-person women’s groups
  • In-person co-ed groups
  • In-person family groups (adults bring children to group meetings)


Registration for our Spring 2024 DNA Groups and Growths is now closed. Please look out for registration for our fall 2024 groups, while will open in September.