Church Family
Why groups?

At MBC, groups are the primary way that we care for one another, grow together to be more like Christ, and make disciples together both locally and globally. In short, it’s how we can make a very large church serve as a meaningful family. When we gather together to do all that the Bible says a church should do, we know it is for God’s glory and for our greatest good. 

We have a wide variety of groups that are meeting in different ways. Joining a group at our Tysons location is simple.  To do so we invite you to take the following simple steps:

  1. Attend our group info session called “Starting Point.”  Interested in joining our next session this Fall? Fill out this form, select MBC Tysons, and we’ll send you more information.
  2. Following the info session, a member of our pastoral team will reach out to you to connect you with a group that’s near you.

Many of our groups take a break over summer, we still have lots of opportunities for you to connect with our church family over the summer. Please reach out to your Regional Pastor or check out our ministry directory for additional summer classes and community opportunities.

That’s it!  During “Starting Point”, we’ll tell you about the various groups we have available at our Tysons location and share what that group experience will look like in this season.  You’ll also have the opportunity to meet some of our pastoral leadership at Tysons who will be helping you along the way.

If you have any specific questions or for some reason can’t make it to “Starting Point” next Sunday, please email us at [email protected] so we can assist you.

Two kinds of groups

MBC has two kinds of groups: discipleship groups and community groups.

Discipleship Groups help every member do three things: care for one another like a family, grow to become more like Jesus, and make disciples locally and globally. They typically meet 2-4 times a month. During the first hour, some of them eat dinner and catch up on life. They might also spend some time talking about last week’s sermon and what God is doing in their lives. During the second hour, they might break into smaller groups of 3 or 4 people of the same gender to talk and pray more specifically. If MBC is your home church, we encourage you to join a discipleship group so that you get the full experience of a local church. If you’re interested in joining a group, we invite you to attend Starting Point.

Community Groups are every other kind of group. We highly recommend joining a discipleship group, because they will provide a full local church experience, and we can care for you in those relationships, however great things happen in community groups too. That said, we encourage you to make community groups a supplement to your discipleship group, not a substitute for a discipleship group. To see a full listing of community groups, look through this month’s Ministry Directory.


REGISTER to join us virtually for Starting Point, where you’ll receive more information on how to join a group.



Apply to serve.



See our Discipleship Groups FAQ.



Email us: [email protected]


Group locations

Most of our groups are organized geographically, so there will likely be one near you.



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