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  • Dinner Groups

    A place where you can belong, that’s right for you.

    Find Your Group

It can be hard to find community. We want to help you find a dinner group that works for you.

Dinner Groups have always been the core of Hoboken Grace and are a gathering of 6-12 adults who meet weekly to discuss and work out how Sunday’s conversation applies to our lives. People who attend groups come from different careers, backgrounds, and stages of life but find common ground.

In a Dinner Group, you can find a place to belong. Whether it’s over a shared meal, conversations you’ll have or the parties you throw, it is here that you will experience community and grow spiritually. 

Ready to join us? Find a Dinner Group that fits your schedule or start one of your own.

Step 1: Find a Group.
View the available groups below. We recommend starting with a group that your schedule allows you to be the most consistent with.

Step 2: Register Online.
Register for the group you would like to join. A group’s leader will respond and welcome you in less than 24 hours.

Step 3: Meet Your Group.
Your Dinner Group leader will provide you with details on where your first meeting will be held.

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

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

Most groups meet in homes and are formed based on the leader’s location. The majority of groups meet in Hoboken with a few in the surrounding area. You can see their locations by filtering on the registration page. 

When we first started Hoboken Grace, groups gathered over dinner to connect, hence the name Dinner Groups. Over time our groups have evolved beyond only meeting over dinner and now each group determines how they will gather. Some have dinner together, some bring snacks, so the group leader will clarify with you the expectations before you join them.

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. If you need help selecting a group, reach to us at dinnergroups@hobokengrace.com

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.  

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. 

We understand every group is not a good fit for every person. If you have joined a group that doesn’t feel like the right fit we encourage you to reach out to us and we can help you get connected into another group. We do recommend that you try your group a few times, with the acknowledgement that attending once or twice may not give you an accurate picture of the group.

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.

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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