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Anchor Groups

Anchor Groups

Anchor Groups have one simple purpose: to bring people together. We believe God created us to live in relationship with others, and only then can we live the full life He intends for us. Sharing life through community is part of our design, but meaningful relationships aren’t always easy to find. That’s why Groups exist—to make these life-changing relationships relevant and accessible to you.

You can use our Group Directory to find the group that is right for you. We recommend selecting a few groups that interest you before deciding on the best one. Then, simply click the button to register, and you will receive a confirmation email with all of the pertinent information. It's that simple!

If you have any questions or if you are not exactly sure what kind of group is right for you email us at info@myanchorchurch.com - We’ll be happy to answer any of your questions and help find the right spot for you.

Lead a Group

You don't need to have it all together to lead a Group - you just have to be willing to let God use you as you take your next step. To host a group, you simply choose a topic that interests you and select a time and location to meet with others to share it. Then, we give you a few essential tools like online leader training, a directory where others can find your group, and support throughout the semester.

We believe God uses Groups to change people’s lives, and as a Group leader, you get to be a part of that.

If you are interested in leading a small group, click the LEAD A GROUP button below, fill out the application and our team will help you get started. Jump in today!

Common Questions

Q: What happens in an Anchor Group meeting?

A: You’ve probably seen group meetings and not even realized it. A small group looks like friends at lunch, teams playing basketball, or people studying a book or topic of interest. At its core, an Anchor Group is a small gathering of people, and it is less about what you do and more about who you do it with. By participating in Anchor Groups, you can expect to connect with others through a common activity, engage in life-giving conversation and request prayer.

Q: How often does an Anchor Group meet?

A: Our groups meet for three semesters a year (winter/spring, summer and fall). During the semester, most groups meet biweekly. Anchor Groups are meant to bring meaning and community into the flow of your life, so even if you can’t attend every meeting, there is still great value in joining a group.

Q: Where do Anchor Groups meet?

A: Anchor Groups meet in places like homes, parks, restaurants, coffee shops and office buildings. The leader of the group selects a meeting spot that best fits the purpose of the group. Anchor Groups happen throughout North Dallas with the largest availability in the Allen & McKinney areas.

Q: How long does a typical Anchor Group stay together?

A: Most groups meet for a semester. This way, new people can join groups easily and regularly. Also, the semester format allows you to try multiple groups each year. As relationships form, some groups choose to stay together for consecutive semesters, and in most cases new members are welcome long term groups.

Q: Is there childcare available?

A: Childcare varies from group to group. When you search our directory for a group, the group profile will indicate if childcare is available.

Q: What if I don't like the first Anchor Group I try?

A: The truth is, not everyone will find the best fit with the first Anchor Group they try. This is why we encourage you to select a few groups that interest you, contact the leaders and try out a couple of different groups before choosing the best one for you. The simple strategy for finding success in Anchor Groups is to not give up. We believe there is a group that is right for everyone—including you!