• Dinner Groups

    Finding a place to belong.

    Join a Group

If you want to grow in your relationship with Jesus, you need to have intentional relationships with people who have the same goal—and a Dinner Group is the ideal place for that. Dinner Groups are a gathering of 6-12 adults who meet regularly 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 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

Join a group. The process is simple. Just follow these three steps:

  • Step 1: Find a Group. View the available Dinner Groups online. We recommend finding a group that you believe you can be the most consistent to with your schedule.
  • Step 2: Register Online.
    Register for the group you would like to join. A Dinner Group leader will respond and welcome you in less than 24 hours.
  • Step 3: Meet Your Group.
    Your Dinner Group leader will give you details on where your first meeting will be held.

Dinner Groups will fill on a first-come, first-served basis.

Men's Group

Our Men’s groups are available:

Evening: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Mornings: Tuesday, Thursday

Afternoon: Wednesday, Sunday

Women's Group

Our Women’s groups are available:

Evening: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday,

Morning: Monday, Tuesday,

Afternoon: Wednesday, Sunday

Married Couples' Group

Our married couple groups are available:

Evening: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday

Start a Group

Are you passionate about creating community? Or can’t find a group that fits your needs (but are willing to create one)?


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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