Crosswinds Small Groups will begin gathering again the week of September 27th!
Crosswinds sermon-based small groups are all about relationships! We grow better in circle than we do in rows and being connected in a small group is a great way to build relationship with God and others!
We have small groups in Bloomfield, Canandaigua, Fairport, Farmington, Geneva, Penn Yan, and Victor! Some are blended, meaning anyone can join. Some are for men or women only and some are for young adults 30 or under. We are always looking for opportunities to launch new groups!
Frequently Asked Questions
About Small Groups
What is a sermon-based Bible study?
A sermon-based Bible study is a small group of people who build community together while focusing on reviewing the previous weekend’s sermon. But it’s more than just a rehash of the sermon; the goal of sermon-based Bible study is to take a main point from the sermon and dig deeper into Scripture and its application.
Do all Crosswinds sermon-based small groups use sermon-based Bible study?
Yes. We believe there is great value in the unity that develops when all of our small groups engage in the same discussion questions. Plus, using sermon-based Bible study means that someone can join a small group at any time during the year and we can start new groups at any time!
Is there a discussion guide I can use?
Yes! Discussion guides are available on our website as well as on our app. Feel free to use these guides during the sermon to prepare for the discussion. The easiest way to access the discussion guide is with our free app available on Apple and Android devices. Simply search your app store for Crosswinds Wesleyan Church. You can get the questions in the following ways:
- Use our Crosswinds App – The weekly discussion guide is available right through the app!
- Download a PDF copy from our website HERE.
- You can pick up a printed copy of the questions at Crosswinds Central before or after any of our weekend worship services.
How long do groups last?
Small groups meet from mid-September through mid-June. Small groups take the summer off, but often such strong community is formed that groups will meet for social gatherings anyway! When groups relaunch in the fall, you have the option of staying in your existing group or checking out a new one.
When and where do groups meet?
Small groups meet at various times throughout the week in homes all over the Finger Lakes region. Crosswinds will be continually starting new groups so the availability and location of groups will grow. Due to COVID-19, we will have some groups temporarily meeting at our Canandaigua campus. All groups can be joined remotely as well using a resource like Zoom.
What about childcare?
Childcare options are determined by each individual group. The childcare option is in each groups description listed below and will either say kids are welcome or those with kids need to arrange their own childcare before attending a group.
I’m interested in leading a small group. What should I do?
We want everyone to have the opportunity to experience the blessing of being connected in a small group. New groups need new leaders, so thanks for your interest! Your first step is to complete our online small group leader application by clicking HERE. Once completed, someone from our Community Life ministry team will be in touch with you.
I’m interested in hosting a small group. What should I do?
We want to see small groups gather in homes all throughout the Finger Lakes region, and that won’t happen without hosts like you. Your first step is to complete our online small group host application by clicking HERE. Once completed, someone from our Community Life ministry team will be in touch with you.
Wait . . . what’s the difference between leading and hosting?
Good question! We make every effort to care for and equip the ministry partners here at Crosswinds. One way we do that with small groups is by dividing the role of leader and host. A small group leader facilitates discussion, guides the group gatherings throughout the year, and is the point person between the group and Community Life pastor. A small group host opens up their home for a group and provides a safe, clean environment for groups to gather in.
How do I join a group?
Once all of a group’s meeting details are finalized, they are listed at the bottom of this page. You’ll see the name of the leaders, hosts, day and time the group meets, and the town they gather in. When you sign up for a group, the small group leader will get in touch with you to make introductions and share extra details. Please be aware that the size of each group is determined by the home they meet in. We try to limit group size to no more than 12 people in order to create an environment that is most conducive to relational growth. But some groups may be smaller depending on the space they meet in. If a group is at capacity, it will be listed as FULL.