117 Groups Launch

Yesterday we kicked off our new small groups called "117 Groups." The name comes from Mark 1:17:

16 Passing alongside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 17 And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” 18 And immediately they left their nets and followed him.
— Mark 1 (ESV)

117 Groups exist to help each other grow as followers of Jesus.

This growth occurs as the group gets to know each other, reads through David Platt's "Follow Me," prays for one another, and encourages each other towards reaching out for Christ in our city.

If you'd like to join a 117 Group, connect at Info@NewCityHH.com.

The groups are small. Three to five people is optimal. This size allows more conversation and makes it easier to find a meeting time.

The groups will meet approximately ten times from January to May (schedule below). The groups will meet about three times a month for 1 hour and 15 min at a time and place convenient for the group members. The groups don’t have to meet at the same time/day/location each week.

Here is the schedule for 117 Groups for the Spring.


January 8th: “Get to know each other meeting” (make sure everyone gets the book).

January 15th: Chapter 1 Discussion.

January 22nd: Chapter 2 Discussion.

January 29th: No meeting or make-up meeting.

February 5th: Chapter 3 Discussion.

February 12th: Chapter 4 Discussion.

February 19th: Chapter 5 Discussion.

February 26th: No meeting or make-up meeting.

March 5th: Chapter 6 Discussion.

March 12th: Chapter 7 Discussion.

March 19th: Chapter 8 Discussion.

March 26th: No meeting or make-up meeting.

April 2nd: Chapter 9 Discussion.

Stay tuned to see what 117 Groups will do after April 2nd.

April 9th: Palm Sunday & Holy Week.

April 16th: Easter