Echo Groups

Grow in Community

A safe space to belong.

Whether you’re exploring Christianity or have followed Jesus for a while, Echo groups are one of the best ways to grow in faith, connect in friendships, and make a difference with your life.

Fall 2022 groups have ended. Spring 2023 groups will begin on February 5.

Spring 2023 Groups

Key Dates

Start a Group
Apply to host or lead a spring group by Jan 8, 2023.

Sign Up to Join a Group
Jan 08 – Feb 05, 2023

Spring Groups in Session
Feb 05 – May 20, 2023

Apply Today

Summer 2023 Groups

Key Dates

Start a Group
Apply to host or lead a summer group
April 16 - May 14
Sign Up to Join a Group
May 14 - June 4
Summer Groups in Session
June 4 - Aug 5
Apply Today

Alpha Groups

Key Dates

Start a Group
Apply to host or lead a spring group by Feb 5, 2023.

Sign Up to Join a Group
Mar 05 – Apr 16, 2023

Alpha Groups in Session
Apr 16 – May 21, 2023

Fall 2023 Groups

Key Dates

Start a Group
Apply to host or lead a fall group:
Jul 16, 2023 – Aug 13, 2023

Sign Up to Join a Group
Aug 13 – Sep 10, 2023

Fall 2023 Groups in Session
Sep 10 – Nov 5, 2023


Groups range in size and topic, reflecting a diverse variety of passions and interests.


They run in semester cycles (Fall, Spring, Summer), so you can easily explore different topics based on your current season.


You can join an in-person group (we encourage you to find one near where you live) and virtual group. The meeting cadence also varies per group. And, you can join in at any time!

Not Sure Where to Start?

Go beyond the surface through Alpha Groups — as we explore life’s biggest questions together in a safe, open, and honest space. (Plus: free food!)

Want to Host or Lead a Group?

Host or lead an Echo Group to create and cultivate a welcoming space for others!

More About Groups

Whether you are exploring faith in God, are a new believer, or you are a long-time, committed follower of Jesus, we believe you will both enjoy and benefit from becoming a part of an Echo Group. At Echo.Church, our groups typically consist of 8–15 people that meet weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly in different locations around the Bay Area. They are one of the best ways to grow in your faith, build friendships with others, and impact the community.

Joining an Echo Group helps you integrate into the life of Echo.Church so that you can experience the benefits of being connected into a community of faith. Echo groups are the lifeblood of Echo.Church.

Yes, but we encourage you to join a group closest to where you live or the campus you attend since that will make it easier for you to have long term friendship and connection with those in your group.

No, all groups are free, with the exception of when there’s a cost for curriculum or supplies related to your group. In those cases, the cost will be mentioned in your group description.

Our Echo Groups in Spring and Fall usually run for a four-month period (semester cycle). However, Summer Echo Groups start in early June and conclude at the end of July. If groups have already launched, you are welcome to join mid-semester. Though our groups run in semester cycles, many of them meet long-term giving you an option to continue in your group semester to semester, or switch groups based on your season of life.

Some groups offer childcare, which would be noted in the group description. In those cases there might be a small fee.

Need Help?

If you have questions or need help, please feel free to reach out to — we’d be more than happy to help you find the right group for you!