We know that gathering in small groups of believers is vital to our process of being disciples of Jesus. Jesus was always meeting with the discipleship to pray, reflect, and study together. There are a number of ways to participate in small groups at Tabernacle.

Seasonal Discipleship Groups

Each Fall and Spring, we offer a number of short term small groups that invite adults of all ages deepen their spiritual journey. Past offerings have included topics such as InterFaith Dialogue, Women’s Spirituality, Men’s Spirituality, Studying the Enneagram, Listening for Racial Healing, and Spirituality & Creativity. Be on the lookout for forthcoming offerings in the Tab Weekly newsletter.

Spiritual Community @ Tabernacle

Tab Circles
Multiple Times and Locations
Tab Circles are transformational communities for people to connect with one another and God in safe ways during the Pandemic. Circles meet throughout the day on Sundays, both virtually and in-person, to pray together, study Scripture together, and worship together in small group gatherings. For more information or to sign up for a Circle, see our Tab Circles page.

The Tab Small Group
Sundays | 9:30-10:30AM
Thursday Evenings

This group is welcoming newcomers who want to get plugged in virtually in this season. The Tab’s rhythm is to gather twice weekly, on Sunday mornings for study and reflection and on Thursday evenings for fellowship and mid-week support. This summer they will be reading and experience “The Common Rule” by Justin W. Earley.
Contact: Burdette Robinson

The Community Room Class
Sundays | 9:45-10:45AM
Lively conversation connecting Scripture and the life of faith, led by New Testament Scholar, Dr. Art Wright. This group is intergenerational and the core curriculum is based on Smyth & Helwys’ “Formations” literature.
Contact: Art Wright

Open Door Bible Class
Sundays | 9:45 – 10:45 am
Location:  Fellowship Hall and via Zoom (Hybrid Class)
Gather with us on Sunday mornings for a time of in-depth Bible study, prayer, and fellowship.  This group eagerly probes Scripture and its implications for the church today as it studies, discusses, reflects, and grows together.  Core curriculum is based on Smyth & Helwys’ Formations literature.  All adults are welcome in person or by Zoom.  For the Zoom link, contact Kathy Allen or Linda Southworth.

Tuesday Brown Bag Bible Study
Tuesdays | 12PM-1PM
Join Pastor Sterling for a round table conversion on the text used in Worship the previous Sunday. Like a small group, this gathering also shares prayer concerns and offers support for one another each week.
Contact: Sterling Severns

Spiritual Formation Series

Throughout the year we offer podcast series that helps us grapple with current social issues, biblical questions, and the intersection of faith and life. Find our more by following the links below.

Small Groups @ Tabernacle

Home-based Small Groups are also a part of the life and rhythm of Tabernacle. These groups meet weekly in members’ homes throughout the city, and two groups meet at the church building on Sundays and Tuesdays. Small Groups are intergenerational by design-they include young adults, singles, couples, families with children and youth, and empty-nesters. Each group has it’s own culture, but most groups participate in some form of Bible Study together and pray together regularly. Currently we have groups in Richmond’s Northside, West End, Ginter Park, and The Fan. 

Our list of Small Groups is always changing as new needs within the church arise. Please fill out the Small Group Interest Form and we will be in touch with you about a group near you!

For more information about Discipleship Groups or Small Groups, email Rev. Meg Lacy Vega.