Small Groups

Fairfax Circle isn’t about buildings or sermons or songs. It’s about people.

Our small groups are where people become each other’s community and family. They're there to help pick you up when you’re down and inspire you to grow as a person and grow closer to God. A small group is a weekly gathering of people who meet in a home to study the Bible, pray and share one another’s experiences.

All of our small groups will meet either in-person or online this semester using the Zoom platform.

Our in-person groups will be setting their own COVID protocols for the group.  At this point our groups meeting in homes have adopted a mask optional approach as well asall in person church small groups.

Small groups will resume in the Fall of 2022. 

If you have any questions about any of our small group options please email us! 

The Bible Tells Me So

Instructors: Katheryn Moore and Lex Moore

Meeting: Tuesdays 7:00pm at the Moore's (Chantilly, VA) starting October 11 (a week earlier than the other small groups).

What do we do when the Bible doesn't behave? How are we supposed to process the weird, violent, and contradictory passages in the Bible? Our small group will be following alongside Pete Enns as he helps us answer these questions in his book The Bible Tells Me So. But don't expect him to defend the Bible, because that won't help us read it better. Come join this discussion with us each week! Don't worry, reading is optional (but you might get a gold star if you do).

Deeper Dive


Facilitator/Hosts:  Max and Carolyn Inman
Fairfax City (
In-person and virtual)
Meeting: Alternating Fridays ~In-person 6:30pm; online 7:30pm

This group will dig deeper into the Sunday morning sermon series (Acts) and discuss how these scriptures affect our lives as followers of Jesus.  The group will meet every other Friday and will be both in-person and virtual. 


Evolving Faith

Facilitator/Hosts: Melissa Bowhay
Fairfax/Vienna/Springfield areas
Meeting:In-person and virtual~Fridays at 7:30pm

Pulling from the Evolving Faith podcast the group will discuss topics such as grief, suffering and doubt in relation to faith. The group will meet virtually every other week for a discussion and in-person on the off week for fellowship and social activities.

A Spiritual Road Map in a Mixed-up World: A Study of 1 Thessalonians


Facilitator/Hosts: Mike and Michelle Byman
Fairfax area

Meeting:In-person~Tuesdays at 7:30 PM

1 Thessalonians is a wonderful letter that is important not only for its significance as the Apostle Paul’s first letter, but also because of the guidance it offers us today for living the Christian life. At each meeting we will fellowship, pray, and then use a short video introduction followed by a group discussion about a passage from I Thessalonians.


Undistracted by Bob Goff

Facilitator/Hosts: Elise Bell
Meeting: Sundays at 7:00pm

We live with a massive amount of distraction: Desperate headlines, smartphone scrolling, and an endless to-do list. Not to mention the nagging questions of your heart: Am I making the right decision? Am I with the right person? Will my past mistakes keep me from my best future?

This study by Bob Goff will help you understand how important it is to stop being distracted so we don’t miss the incredible adventures God has planned for us.  This study encourages us to have peace in our relationship with God and to enjoy the life he has given us.  



God Encounters: Lessons from the New Testament


Facilitator/Hosts: Marsha and David Magnet
Western Fairfax/Fair Oaks area
Meeting: In-person~Fridays at 7:00pm

Every miracle Jesus performed and nearly every conversation Jesus had in Scripture was the result of an unexpected meeting or experience. In this video study Pastor Buddy Owens will walk us through four life-changing encounters people had with Jesus. Through Buddy’s creative teaching style we’ll find ourselves in their stories and see what lessons we can learn as we apply God’s truth to our lives.