Home Groups (formerly Tribes)
An invitation to connect, give, and receive
Tribes are the way we make connections with one another on a smaller scale within our larger Grace family. Tribes host Sunday services, gather to build community, and assist with pastoral care.
Whether we are new to Grace or are one of its founders, we all want to feel connected to people in our church community. Grace Tribes provide an opportunity to be part of a smaller group where we can offer our gifts and tell our stories. All are welcome to participate and practice our values of inclusion, service, discovery, and gratitude.
The Eight Tribes of Grace
You can find out your Tribe by looking at your profile page in the Grace Directory or looking on the posters in Walker Hall.
On its designated Sunday, each Tribe has the opportunity to serve as lay ministers and to extend hospitality. We get to do liturgy—we welcome people to church, read the readings, collect the offering, and carry the bread and wine to the altar. After church, we then host a gathering for the whole community, creating a space for community to grow and flourish.
Throughout the year, the Tribe becomes a place where we experience the joy of mutual ministry. As we open our lives to each other in reciprocal giving and receiving, we grow spiritually. In the offering of a prayer, a meal, a ride to an appointment, or through sharing in the celebration of good news, we receive the gift of community.