Community Groups

Fellowship isn't just on Sunday Mornings!

"And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together,
as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the day approaching."
- Hebrews 10:24-25

Community Groups are an opportunity to gather together in small groups for discussion of Scripture, prayer, and caring for one another. Below, you will find a list of our current Community Groups and their leaders, as well as our FAQ regarding Community Groups. For more information, contact Jesse Howard via email.

Current Community Groups

January 19th - March 8th


1:30-3:00 p.m. in Atascadero
Leader: Mark Owens
3:00-4:30 p.m. in Atascadero
Leader: Jesse Howard
6:00-7:30 p.m. in Atascadero
Leader: Matt Gaughan
Assistant Leader: Tim Weaver


6:30-8:00 p.m. in Templeton
Leader: Larry Jordan


6:15-7:45 p.m. in Atascadero/Templeton
Leader: Cole McDaniel
6:30-8:00 p.m. in Paso/San Miguel
Leader: Joby Cashdan

Frequently asked questions

What is a Community Group?

Community Groups are groups of people that meet weekly in someone’s home for fellowship, Bible study, and prayer. They are for people of all ages, stages of life, and spiritual maturity.

Why join a Community Group?

God never intended for us to live isolated from or independent of other Christians. Through participating in a Community Group, you will cultivate friendships that will help you in your spiritual growth. You will also help others in their pursuit of sanctification.

Is childcare provided for each group meeting?

Childcare is not provided, but we try to accommodate the children in the meeting and then have supervision and activity for them during certain parts of the group meeting. Each group decides how they want to do this.

When and where do groups meet?

Our groups meet either Sunday, Monday, or Tuesdays in the home of a group member. You are encouraged to attend a group in your community. If the meeting day does not work for you, you are free to find a group that will work for your schedule.

How often do Community Groups meet?

Most groups meet weekly. They typically do not meet during the summer or over the holidays.

How many times do Community Groups meet?

Community Groups meet for eight weeks in the fall, eight weeks in the  winter and eight weeks in the spring. Group members decide if they want to meet at other times of the year. 

How long does each group meeting last?

Each Community Group picks the length of time they will meet. However, most groups meet for an hour and a half to two hours.

What goes on at a group meeting?

Each group begins with a social time in the beginning, then they transition to a time where they discuss the Bible text from the Sunday sermon, and close with a time of prayer. More fellowship often follows.

What do groups study?

Each group leader is trained to lead a discussion of the Bible text that was preached on Sunday morning. The desire is for everyone to move the Sunday message from the head (knowledge), to the heart (contemplation / motivation) and then to the hands (application). “But prove yourselves doers of the Word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.” James 1:22

Associate Pastor Jesse Howard

Associate Pastor of Music and Discipleship

We are so glad you are interested in Community Groups at Cornerstone Community Church! If you have any questions, click the button below to contact me.