• Dinner Groups

    Common People. Common Table. Common Goal.

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Dinner Groups have always been the core of Hoboken Grace. Every Dinner Group is made up of common people, gathered at a common table, pursuing a common goal.

Dinner Groups are a gathering of 6-12 adults who meet weekly to discuss and apply Sunday’s conversation. People who attend Dinner Groups will come from different careers, backgrounds, and stages of life but over a shared meal they find common ground.

In a Dinner Group you will find a place to get connected and grow spiritually. Dinner Group is the place where you start to work out how Sunday’s conversation applies to your life. This is the place you begin to take your next step of faith surrounded by a community of authentic people.

Whether it is in the way you are cared for or how you care for others, the struggles you will walk through, or the parties you throw, it is here that you will experience family. In a Dinner Group, you can find a place to belong.

Ready to find a seat at the table? Find a Dinner Group that fits your schedule or start one of your own.

Need help? Email dinnergroups@hobokengrace.com

Our Dinner Groups are now open for enrollment. All Dinner Groups will be starting the week of September 9th. Due to high demand, we ask that you please only select one Dinner Group. When choosing a Dinner Group, we recommend selecting the day or night when you can be the most consistent.

Men's Group

Our Men’s groups are available:

Afternoon: Sunday

Evening: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Couples Group

Our couples groups are available:

Afternoon: Sunday

Evening: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Women's Group

Our Women’s groups are available:

Afternoon: Sunday, Wednesday

Evening: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday

 

Groups with Child Care

Our men’s, women’s, and couples’ groups with child care are available:

Afternoon: Sunday, Wednesday

 

What keeps me inspired to come back each week are the people. If we’re passionate about loving people and helping them find their way back to God, there’s perhaps no better place to see that more effectively played out than inside of dinner groups. To be able to meet as a group every week has been incredibly humbling and helpful in my walk.

CJ Neral

Dinner Groups are for everyone! Dinner Groups are attended by adults of all ages, races, and life stages.

Growth occurs most rapidly when done in community. Our Dinner Groups Director, Nick, wrote a helpful post that outlines 5 Reasons to Join A Dinner Group.

NO, you do not have to make a long-tem commitment. We have both 10-week groups and groups that meet all year long.

All of our Dinner Groups meet with the same purpose in mind and consist of individuals of various ages and life stages. We encourage you to pick a night where you can be the most consistent.

You will not be the only new person in your group. Dinner Groups are always open by enrollment or invitation, so we have new members joining groups all the time. However, if you want to join a brand new group, short term Dinner Groups are a great option for you.

All you need to prepare for Dinner Group is to listen to Sunday’s conversation before the group meets. Your group leader will let you know if they would like you to bring along food, drinks, or anything else. 

Our only co-ed groups are for couples in a committed relationship. Because Dinner Group members share about their personal lives, it is important for group to be a safe, confidential place. When talking about personal details, members are willing to share more in a same-sex context.

You are welcome to attend whatever group works best for you. The advantage of a couples Dinner Group is the ability to meet other couples in our area. The advantage of a Men’s or Women’s Dinner Group is that you will have a wide range of members in diverse life stages.

No, a Dinner Group is not a Bible Study in the traditional sense. Dinner Groups are designed for us to not only hear God’s Word, but to apply what we are learning together. Bible Studies, which focus on understanding the books of the Bible and learning tools to study scripture on your own, are not meant to take the place of a Dinner Group. If you are a member of Hoboken Grace and are interested in enrolling in a Bible Study, you can find more information about that here.

For this fall season of 2018, we have child care available for no cost on our Sunday afternoon groups. All of the dinner groups are hosted at our church space at 301 Garden Street and the kids will be cared for in the same building the same as they are for Grace Kids. To register for a group with child care click here.

When first trying out Dinner Groups, you are welcome to attend multiple groups to get a feel for the group dynamics. After a few weeks, we encourage members to commit to one group where they can invest and attend consistently.

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