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Join an Online Spiritual Group

Are you interested in Swedenborg?
Connected with the New Church but don’t have a church in your area?

Join a Spiritual Group to read, discuss, pray, and celebrate life in community. Let’s connect to the Divine, build friendships, and serve the world together. We welcome all who are seeking a deeper connection with God and want to live with compassion and integrity.

How it works

  • Sign up for a group

    Scroll down to check out the active groups available. Click on the Sign Up! button, fill out the form, and you’ll receive an invitation to our online community.

  • Join online every week

    Once a week, RSVP and join your group online on zoom or via phone to worship, pray and explore our purpose together.

  • Take it to your life

    Every gathering ends with a call to action, a series of reflection questions and invitations to take our worship into your daily life and relationships.

  • Reflect and Share

    Come back online to our community platform during the course of the week, to share an update or reflection with your group.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect in a Spiritual Group gathering?2019-10-03T21:04:59+00:00

Because these groups are about human connection, Spiritual Group gatherings are as individual as the people in them, with common themes throughout. The main focus is coming together in community and spending time nurturing your relationships with each other and with God. 

Each group has a host or facilitator who helps ensure that each gathering goes as smoothly as possible and feels safe for all involved. Gatherings generally consist of reading passages from Scripture, sharing thoughts and questions, praying together, and identifying actions can positively impact you, your group, and others in your life.

How long are the Spiritual Group gatherings?2019-10-03T21:03:00+00:00

We suggest a 90 minute meeting, but your group may adjust the time to meet its needs and schedule.

How big will my group be?2019-10-03T21:05:35+00:00

Jesus said, “Where two or three are gathered together in my name, I am there among them.” (Matthew 18:20). So if you have one or two friends, that is enough to begin building a community. Groups of about 5-8 allow for vibrant discussion. Groups that grow beyond 10-12 people can subdivide to allow time for genuine connection.

How old do I need to be to lead or join?2019-10-03T21:05:57+00:00

Participants need to be at least 16 years old, but children can participate with their parents in some groups.

Who is Swedenborg and The New Church?2019-10-04T00:42:36+00:00

Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) was a scientist, inventor, and theologian. His theological writings, which fill over 30 large volumes, uncover a deeper, spiritual meaning in the Bible’s literal stories. His teachings reject the notion of faith alone, while offering a framework for living that emphasizes love and wisdom in action.

The New Church is a small denomination of Christianity that uses Swedenborgian spirituality as a basis for understanding the Word, ourselves, and our world. To learn more, visit

“Love for community is a fuller form of love for our neighbor”

Emanuel Swedenborg

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