Get Connected at Renewal

At Renewal we are passionate about coming alongside you to help you grow in your relationship with God and connect in meaningful relationships with others. God wants you to grow and he made you for relationships. For so many people, Community Groups are where that growth and connection has happened.

Our Summer 2019 Community Groups are listed below. Sign ups will begin on Sunday, May 19 and groups will begin the week of June 10.

If you need more info, check out our FAQs at the bottom of the page.

Summer 2019 Community Groups



6:30 PM - Near Lechemere Station
#1 - If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat
Type: General
Leaders: Krystian & Madeline Nowak

Consider the incredible potential that awaits you outside your comfort zone. Out on the risky waters of faith, Jesus is waiting to meet you in ways that will change you forever, deepening your character and your trust in God. The experience is terrifying. It’s thrilling beyond belief. It’s everything you’d expect of someone worthy to be called Lord.

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6:30 PM - Dorchester
#2 - The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?
Type: General
Leaders: Emily Epsy & Miranda Stephenson

Before you were born, God already planned your life. God longs for you to discover the life he created you to live - here on earth, and forever in eternity. This book will inspire you to stop and realize how God uniquely designed you for a purpose only you can fulfill.

Wednesday Group

6:30 PM - Back Bay
#3 - Experiencing Prayer with Jesus: The Power of His Presence and Example
Type: General
Leader: Adriana Espinal

Here's how you can move beyond rituals and discover new intimacy with Jesus. Henry and Norman Blackaby's thorough study of Jesus' prayer life reveals astounding truths about God's intent for prayer. By the time you turn the last page of this book, your old notions will be replaced by the reality of Jesus' example.

Thursday Groups

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6:30 PM - Medford
#4 - The Gospel of John
Type: General
Leaders: Mario & Clancy Gonzales

Want to grow in your ability to read the Bible and apply it to your life? Want to learn more about the life of Jesus? Come read the book of John and we'll walk with you step by step as you discover the life of Jesus.

6:30 PM - Back Bay
#5 - 1 & 2 Peter and Jude (N. T. Wright for Everyone Bible Study Guides)
Type: General
Leaders: Andy Stockton, Meg Sutter, Chris & Caryn Garabedian

How does a Christian behave when surrounded by a hostile world that doesn't understand who we are or why we do what we do? In three letters, Peter and Jude provide some answers. This study will show you the wisdom of their words for us today and remind you, in the midst of hardship, that the God who deserves all praise is still "the one who is able to keep you standing upright."

Location TBD - 6:30 PM
#6 - Twelve Ordinary Men
Type: Men's
Leaders: David Dinius & Jake Wilund

Do you want to make an impact with your life like the first 12 disciples did? Learn about Jesus' hands-on training of 12 ordinary men, that led ordinary people to live extra-ordinary lives.

Saturday Groups

10:00 AM - Back Bay
#7 - Christ + City: Why the Greatest Need of the City Is the Greatest News of All
Type: Family- friendly
Leaders: Jared and Heather Kirk

Do you desire to follow God more deeply and radically in this urban generation? Speaking to practical issues such as sex, ethnicity, and raising children in an urban setting, this stirring treatise helps us to take seriously the majesty and authority of the risen Christ. Kid's not necessary, but certainly welcome!


12:00 PM - Boston Common
#8 - Drop-in Group
Type: General
Leaders: Clay and Parker

Traveling a lot this summer? Sign up for this group where the topic each week is a short story from the life of Jesus. Make sure and sign up so we can send you details about location and weather updates!

Ready to join a group?


+ What is a community group?

Community Groups are Renewals groups of 10 to 15 people that meet in convenient locations all across Boston to learn more about the Bible, grow in their faith, and meet some great new friends.

+ Is there a group that’s right for me?

Since there are a variety of groups, you’ll have the chance to share your life experiences with others who have similar ones.

+ Do I need to buy a book or study guide?

Yes. You can find the link to purchase on our website and the leaders will also send you a link. If you need help purchasing the book just let us know and we will help.

+ What happens when I sign up?

When you sign up, the leader of your new Community Group will contact you with the address of the Group’s meeting place, the date and time you’ll be starting on, and all the other information you’ll need to have a great experience.

+ When will my group meet?

Community Groups meet once a week, and each meeting is just sixty to ninety minutes long. Groups meet for ten to twelve times over the semester. It’s a short-term commitment but the positive impact on your life will be long-term.

+ What will the people in my group be like?

Community Groups are made up of the same people that attend a Renewal worship service. You’ll most likely see a few people that you have seen on Sunday as well as some people that you’re meeting for the first time. It’s a great way to get to know other people outside of a Sunday service.

+ Can I invite others?

Invite as many friends, co-workers, neighbors, family, etc. that aren’t connected to another church. Community Groups are designed to get people connected to our church and to develop friendships with one another. The more people, the better.

Still have more questions?