Echo Groups

Grow in faith, connect in friendships, and make a difference with your life.

Summer Groups begin the week of June 9.

Echo Groups

Grow in faith, connect in friendships, and make a difference with your life.
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.

Groups Schedule

Summer 2024
Groups

Apply to Lead or Host Group

Apr 14 – May 11

Join a Group

May 19 – Jun 08

Groups in Session

Jun 09 – Aug 03

Fall 2024
Groups

Apply to Host or Lead a Group

Jul 14 – Aug 10

Join a Group

Aug 11 – Sep 14

Groups in Session

Sep 15 – Dec 14

Spring 2024
Groups

Apply to Lead or Host Group

Nov 20, 2023 – Jan 06, 2024

Join a Group

Jan 07 – Feb 03

Groups in Session

Feb 04 – May 04

Summer 2024
Groups

Apply to Lead or Host Group

Apr 14 – May 11

Join a Group

May 19 – Jun 08

Groups in Session

Jun 09 – Aug 03

Fall 2024
Groups

Apply to Host or Lead a Group

Jul 14 – Aug 10

Join a Group

Aug 11 – Sep 14

Groups in Session

Sep 15 – Dec 14

Join an Echo Group

With nearly 120 groups spanning a variety of interests and activities, and offered at different times and locations, you’ll find a group that not only works for your schedule but a group where you belong.

About Echo Groups

Diverse

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

Seasonal

They run on a trimester cycle (fall, spring, and summer), so you can easily explore different topics based on your current season.

Versatile

Each group leader determines their meeting cadence and schedule, so there is bound to be a group that fits your schedule.

Not Sure Where to Start?

Try Alpha —  a safe space to have open, informal, and honest discussions about life, faith, and purpose with others who are exploring faith — just like you. (Plus, free food!)

Lead or Host a Group

Help create space for others to build community.

Struggling with Alcohol?

Come to this daily open reflection meeting.

Thursdays at 12:00 pm
Echo Compassion Center
1188 Murphy Ave., San Jose

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. Our groups typically consist of eight to 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 experience the benefits of being connected within a community of faith. 

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 experience long-term friendships 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. 

Groups in spring and fall usually run for a four-month period (semester cycle). However, summer 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 the 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.

Questions?

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