Practical Help and Training at Reservoir Church in Cambridge, MA
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Practical Help and Training

Beyond our Sunday services and community groups, we look to offer people tools and experiences to connect with the joyful life Jesus makes possible. Your best bet for connection and support would be to frequent one of our community groups. While community groups are a great place to start, we’ve developed some additional resources that many of our members, friends, and guests have found useful. If you’re looking for something you don’t find here, feel free to contact any of our staff with your questions.

Community Group Resources

We provide our Community Group leaders with resources to use in their groups. These include bible and book studies and prayer resources. They also include our Love of Neighbor & Doing Justice social justice study. You may encounter some of this content by joining a Community Group at Reservoir, but you’re also welcome to check out these resources for yourself!

Discovery Weekend

Discovering our desires, abilities, gifts, and personalities can be both stressful and exhilarating. Each year, we offer an in-house weekend conference to help you reflect upon your life experiences and discover more of your purpose in the world. Through teaching and a variety of exercises that combine personal reflection with group interaction and feedback, Discovery Weekend will offer you valuable tools and perspective.

In order to allow the benefits of the course to continue beyond the weekend, participants who register with other community group members will be given priority, but all are welcome to attend.

Discovery Weekend is offered in the spring each year. Email with questions or interest, and keep an eye on our calendar for the link to register. Note: Registration closes the Sunday before Discovery Weekend takes place.

Transformation Weekend

Our pasts affect us in many ways, known and unknown—and all too often negatively. Each year, we offer an in-house weekend conference designed to name these negative experiences and to tap into God’s power to free us from their effects and to propel us into a newly joyful future. Through teaching, small group conversation, and personal prayer exercises and reflection, the weekend will provide a valuable next step toward a life of freedom and wholeness.

Transformation Weekend is offered annually in February, but we occasionally also have related groups and resources throughout the year. Contact with questions or interest.

Couples and Marriage

Whether you are married or not, navigating love, friendship, and partnership as a couple can be both beautiful and stressful. We have found that couples need resources from God and support from others to have the best possible relationship. We offer family-friendly community groups, community groups specifically for couples, and occasionally classes for couples as well. Our pastors love meeting with couples who are exploring marriage, and they offer help with that process. While most of our couples are opposite sex, we’re happy to support same sex couples in engagement and marriage as well. Contact Steve Watson with questions or interest.

Extended Prayer

Prayer is a powerful way that we find a greater connection not only with God but also with ourselves. Most of our community groups pray together regularly and are an easy place to learn the art of prayer. We also have trained volunteers who offer prayer at our Sunday services. If you’d like an appointment for further prayer, contact Michaiah Healy with questions or interest. We practice a form of prayer called the Immanuel Approach, in which we look to establish a real connection with Jesus, the God-with-us who loves and is present to us. Michaiah can also let you know about opportunities to receive training in how to better connect with God through prayer and how to pray effectively for others.


We provide short-term food relief to members of Reservoir Church who are in need. To donate or to inquire about receiving help from Storehouse, contact us at

Counseling Referrals

Our pastoral staff maintains a list of skilled mental health professionals who are experienced in serving people of faith. For questions or for a fully confidential referral, please send as much information as you are willing and able to share to

“Take a Step” and other Email lists

There are a bunch of ways to stay in touch with us. We hope these resources will be helpful to you in your spiritual growth. To receive Sabbath Rest, Bible Reading, Prayer or Tithing Campaigns subscribe here.

Contacting the “Random” List

Looking to sell a couch, find a roommate, advertise your community event, or some other random thing? You can join our email list and email