At Verse By Verse Fellowship, we value community and believe that the best way to experience authentic relationships is in a smaller group setting. We believe that things like acceptance, accountability, love, care, vulnerability, commitment, authentic friendships, prayer, learning, support, and growth begin in the context of our Small Groups. This is how we nurture and grow people in Christ.

What is a small group?

A Small Group is a group of people in homes, coffee shops, restaurants and other settings where people come together to pray, read the Scriptures, review the weekly sermon, have great conversations and look for opportunities to serve one another and their community.

Why should I be a part of a small group?

As a Christian, you can only grow so far on your own, which is why small groups are so important. Through small groups, we grow in our relationship with God and walk out our Christian lifestyle together as a family. Being a part of a small group will help you deepen your relationship with God and help you to become more spiritually mature. Through a small group, you will also develop long-lasting friendships that will encourage you, strengthen you, and help you walk out your faith.

What happens during a small group gathering?

All small groups follow an outline based on the sermon of the week, but the goal is to deepen your relationship with God, with others in that group and reach people within your community who are far from God.Generally speaking, a small group will have a time of prayer, a discussion centered around the sermon of the week, a time for intimate discussion, and a time for prayer requests.

Where do small groups meet?

Small groups meet in local neighborhoods across San Antonio, Texas. Some groups rotate homes, some go to the same house every week and others may meet at restaurants. You can usually find a group within 5-20 minutes from where you live.

How can I try out a small group?

To visit a small group, click on the “Find a Small Group” button above, find a group close to you and submit a request to join. Once you have submitted a request, that small group leader will reach out to you to schedule a time to connect with you before attending the small group.

Can I start my own small group?

Yes! Simply click on the “Become a Leader” button above and submit a request. Once we receive your request, we will schedule an interview with you. Please keep in mind that you will need to be an active member of Verse By Verse Fellowship, living a life of integrity, have a heart for serving others, and successfully complete the interview process and the leadership training session before becoming a small group leader.

Do you offer small group leadership training?

Verse By Verse offers small group leadership training to individuals who successfully complete the small group leadership interview process. After your interview has been successfully completed, we will enroll you in a small group leadership training session. Our small group leadership training session is offered twice a year. These training sessions will equip and empower you to know God, to share Christ, and serve your small group and your community.

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Matthew McWaters
Associate Pastor

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Matthew is an Associate Pastor at Verse By Verse Fellowship serving in the area of Small Group Ministry. Having led Small Groups and having helped churches start Small Groups and develop Small Group Leaders, Matthew is committed to helping Small Group Coaches, Leaders, Members, and others deepen their personal relationship with Christ while also being mission and discipleship minded. Matthew grew up in Oklahoma and moved to Alaska when he was 19. Matthew lived in Alaska for 18 years working as a Juvenile Justice Case Manage/Substance Abuse Counselor and a Temporary Assistance Case Manager while being actively involved in his church.