Blog - Dinner Groups

Stepping Into Growth

When Zach and Hannah took the big step in their relationship together by deciding to get married, they knew they needed to take another step and attend the Merge Class in order to build their marriage on a Godly foundation. That step led them to take the next step to join a Dinner Group, which led to the next step […]

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Home is Where He Is

Kim and her family thought they had found a home in Hoboken, they had purchased a condo, their kids were settled into school, and the whole family was plugged in at Hoboken Grace. Everything was going according to plan, when suddenly life took an unexpected turn, and Kim’s husband’s job found them all uprooting and moving to the Dominican Republic […]

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5 Reasons We Think Dinner Groups are Worth It

We know it can be a little scary to join a group for the first time, and we know how easy it is to find an excuse to miss out on this, but there’s too much to gain! Check out 5 reasons why you don’t want the excuses or the fear to win out on this one. 1. We meet where you are. Our groups are all meeting online.

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6 Ways to Invite Someone To Dinner Group

More than half of the guys in John’s dinner group didn't join by signing up online, as some people do. They're guys he simply met and invited. “They’ll joke around, like, oh yeah, this guy tried to get me for six months before I finally joined a group,” John says. But even when it’s a joke, there’s also some truth [...]

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Supporting Others In Divorce and Separation

Divorce and separation are never easy. So, how do we C.A.R.E. for our group members and friends who are experiencing the anger, pain and loss of divorce and separation? C.A.R.E.S. CRISIS – Understanding the Stress of Divorce or Separation Regardless of the reasons, divorce and separation impact every area of a person’s life: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, financial, even vocational […]

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Sharing Dinner Around the World

When we launched our dinner groups this fall, we started hearing some incredible stories about lives being changed and community being formed. But one of the stories we never expected to see coming walking into this was that dinner groups started to take place around the world!   We currently have a group running at Ohio State University, a family group […]

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Family or Community? Do Both!

Choosing whether to have a family or be a part of a community doesn’t have to be an either-or-choice. I must admit, for the first 10 years of living in Hoboken, I never understood why it was so difficult to make plans with a parent. But that all immediately changed when I finally became a parent almost two years ago. Parents, we want and need you in Dinner Group with us!

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Common People. Common Table. Common Goal.

Dinner groups have always been at the core of Hoboken Grace. Every dinner group is made up of common people from diverse backgrounds, gathered at a common table, pursuing a common goal. It is a practical and hopeful pathway for everyone seeking a closer relationship with God. Whether you are [...]

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Show Up. Join In. Be Real.

Dinner Groups have started to meet and hope you’ve found a group to join! These groups exist to create community and provide a safe environment where people have the opportunity to pursue healthy relationships and spiritual growth. In the weeks come, here are three simple ways you can get the most out of your group.

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It’s Not That Simple

Comments can impacted the way we approach complicated conversations. Conversations about difficult questions are crucial. We need to learn how to have those conversations. We can’t just avoid them because they’re complicated, but as my friend stated, it needs to be given time. Which means there are a few practices we need to adopt as we engage.

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Supporting Others In a New Job

Sometimes the first few weeks of a new job or new career can be exciting, as well as difficult and challenging. So, how do we C.A.R.E. for our friends, coworkers, and group members who are dealing with the stress of starting a new job? C.A.R.E.S. CRISIS – Understanding the Elements of Stress in a New Job Starting a new job […]

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Supporting a Group Member Who is Moving

Whether it’s a first-time move or a series of moves, moving to a new home and a new area can be a stressful event in our lives. So, how do we C.A.R.E. for our group members who are moving to or from our community? C.A.R.E.S. CRISIS – Understanding the Stress of Moving Moving and buying a new home is not […]

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Supporting Others Through Imprisonment

Sometimes we have friends, coworkers or group members who are convicted of a crime or have loved ones serving time in jail. So, how do we C.A.R.E. for our friends, coworkers, and group members who are dealing with a jail sentence or the incarceration of someone they love? C.A.R.E.S. CRISIS – Understanding the Stress of Imprisonment Incarceration of a loved […]

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