Encounter Christ (EC) Small Groups

Connecting with others to seek Jesus

Small Groups gives you a chance to meet others in a space that is comfortable for you, in dorms, in homes or other locations with 8–10 members to pray and share together. You will get to hear the stories of others as they struggle to live their faith, to share your story, and to reflect on THE STORY (the Gospel of Jesus). Through this sharing, you will enter into a group of trusted relationships that will give you support living your faith and learning to pray.

Encounter Christ Small Faith Sharing Groups meet once a week.

  • Students: All year long, during fall, winter and spring quarters.
  • Permanent Community (non-students): 6-week sessions in the fall and during Lent.

Some open EC groups are listed below. Find a group that fits you and fill out the simple registration form below. If you do not see one that is a good match, contact Fr. Emmanuel (students) or Nancy Greenfield (Permanent Community) and they will try to help find a match for you. Your facilitator will contact you with a welcome and more information.

Student Small Groups


  • Monday 8:00pm - 9:00pm in Kimball with Alberto and Madison
  • Wednesday 8:30pm - 9:30pm in Crothers with Ben and Walker
  • Wednesday 7:00pm - 8:00pm in Wilbur with Joe, Casey and Matthew
  • Thursday 8:00pm - 9:00pm in Grove with Kelsey
  • Thursday 8:00pm - 9:00pm in Naranja with Nico, Jimmy and Dylan
  • Thursday 8:00pm - 9:00pm in Bob with Madi, Maggie, Will and Olivia
  • Thursday 9:00pm - 10:00pm in Mirrielees with Kathleen

Times and locations of undergrad small groups are included at the bottom of every weekly newsletter; subscribe here! In the meantime, if you're interested in small groups, fill out the interest form below or contact Kelsey Schroeder at kelsey17@stanford.edu with questions.

Graduate groups: For more information on graduate groups, fill out the form below.

Permanent Community Small Groups (Non-Students)

There are two great questions in the Easter season: How can the community formed by the earthly Jesus carry on without his physical presence? And what can the church of the 21st century learn from the earliest Christian communities?

When people meet the real Jesus in Scripture, lives change, hearts heal, and the grace and power of our baptism is unleashed to make us “ambassadors for Christ.” (2 Corinthians 5:20)

This happens by means of a personal and communal relationship with the risen Jesus as the Good Shepherd. Encounter Christ small groups are a very easy and successful way of bringing individual members of our parish together with Jesus and together with each other. Groups of 6-10 people from our Permanent Community commit to meet at someone's home weekly for a period of six weeks during Lent, praying together and sharing the gospel for the following Sunday. This is not meant to be bible study or a theological/intellectual exercise; it is meant to be a means of getting to know Christ better and for forming spiritual friendships.

If you are interested in learning more or in signing up to join a group, contact Nancy Greenfield (ngreenfield875@gmail.com) by February 19.

As I have loved you, so you also love one another.
— John 13:34

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Daughters of Virtue (DOVES)

Student women's faith-sharing small group. Meets on Wednesday nights by the couches on the 3rd floor of Old Union. For more information contact Karen (kdow13@stanford.edu).