Common Questions


How Often Do Radiant Groups Meet?


Our Radiant Groups meet 3 semesters a year. Fall, Spring, and Summer. During the semester, most of our groups meet once a week, as Groups are meant to bring relationships and community into the rhythm of your life.



What Happens at a Radiant Group Meeting?


At its core, a Radiant Group is a smaller gathering of people, and it is less about what you do and more about who you do it with. By taking part in Radiant Groups, you can expect to connect with others through a common activity, engage in life-giving conversation and request prayer. A small group looks like friends at lunch, people reading a book of common interest or studying the Bible, teams playing volleyball, or people serving outside our walls together in our local community. 



May I Join More Than One Radiant Group?


The heart of Radiant Groups is building lasting relationships. In our busy lives, we may find we sometimes have a hard time committing to one group, let alone 2 or 3. Therefore, we encourage you to join one group and make that your priority for that semester. 


One of our favorite sayings at Radiant? Sign up? Show up!



Where Do Radiant Groups Meet?


Radiant Groups meet all over Tampa and St. Pete, and it's surrounding areas. 

We meet in homes, in cafe's, in libraries, on a volleyball court, at a park, at a community center. Wherever you find a place people are meeting, you'll find a Radiant Group. 



How Long Do Radiant Groups Meet For?


Most small groups meet for a semester. This way, new people can join groups easily and regularly. Also, the semester format allows you to try different groups each year. 


As relationships form, some groups choose to stay together for consecutive semesters, but new members are always welcome at the start of a new semester. 



Is There Childcare Available? 


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



What Happens If I Don't Like the First Group I Try? 


The truth is, not everyone will find the best fit with the first group they try. The simple strategy to finding success in small groups is to not give up. We believe there is a Radiant Group that is right for everyone—including you!