Goal of Small Groups:
• Grow in our Relationships
• Confidence in our Faith
• Encourage Discipleship

Relationships

The more we meet together in small groups and talk about the issues that we are each struggling with – the closer we will bond with each other. This bond is what builds up Christian fellowship and increases the drive to encourage each other to live the life of a disciple of Jesus Christ.

Faith

You need to have a regular time alone with God to read and study His word and to spend time in prayer; however, to grow in your faith – it requires that you openly discuss what you are studying with other Christians. The result builds a stronger relationship with God and increases your confidence in your faith.

Discipleship

The most important relationship of all – the one you have with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This is what it is all about. Helping each other grow and mature in faith. So many times in our discussions, someone will say something so profound that it touches my heart and lifts my soul. I would never experience or know this joy without spending time in fellowship with other disciples. Disciples who help to grow other disciples by sharing the love of Christ.

Have questions? Contact either:
• Joe Locke
• Sue Ward
• Greg Force
• Cameron Treece

Gather your friends!  2018 Spring groups!

We had a great response to the kick-off of our small groups. As a result, the following groups are available.

I Can Only Imagine Bible Study

In the I Can Only Imagine Study, Bart shares his own personal story with you. He watched a monster become a godly man. He came face to face with his own brokenness, and he saw God transform a lifetime of hurt into a beautiful and enduring purpose. In this 4-week study, Bart will lead you on a redemptive journey to recall your past wounds, reorient your present identity, and re-imagine your future. FOR: All are welcome!

LEADER: KAREN BROWN
SUNDAYS:  @ 6:30 pm
LOCATION: Home on the Westside

 

Creed: What Christians Believe and Why

We’re all searching. Sometimes the search is easy: simply type a question and the answer pops up. But sometimes our questions are complicated, and the answers are difficult to see and harder to articulate. How do we discover and examine the truths that give meaning and purpose to life? Adam Hamilton believes that some powerful answers are contained in the Apostles’ Creed, an early statement of foundational Christian beliefs.

In this book for Lent, Easter, and beyond, Hamilton considers important questions of life, reality, and truth. He explores not only what Christians believe, but also why they believe it and why it matters.

LEADER: DARYL GIBBS
FOR: 
All are welcome!
THURSDAYS:  @ 6:30 pm
LOCATION:  Home on the Southside

Tuesday Bible Study

Weekly Bible Study based on different books of the Bible.

LEADER: CAM TREECE
FOR: 
All are welcome!
TUESDAYS: @ 10:30 am
LOCATION:  @ the Church (Builders Class)

 

Wednesday Bible Study

Weekly Bible Study based on different books of the Bible.

LEADER: CAM TREECE
FOR: 
All are welcome!
WEDNESDAYS:   @ 6:30 pm
LOCATION:  @ the Church (Conference Room)

 

Uninvited by Lysa Terkeurst

The enemy wants us to feel rejected…left out, lonely, and less than. When we allow him to speak lies through our rejection, he pickpockets our purpose. Cripples our courage. Dismantles our dreams. And blinds us to the beauty of Christ’s powerful love.

In Uninvited, Lysa shares her own deeply personal experiences with rejection—from the incredibly painful childhood abandonment by her father to the perceived judgment of the perfectly toned woman one elliptical over.

LEADER: KATHY BUTLER
FOR:  
Women
THURSDAY MORNINGS

LOCATION: 
Home on the Westside

 

 

2018 Fall groups!

The following small groups will be available for sign-up soon.  Keep watching for new groups to be formed.

Wednesday Night Bible Study

Description coming soon

LEADER: Sue Ward
FOR:  
Women
Begins: Wednesday Evening @ 6:30

LOCATION:  @ the Church

Tuesday Bible Study

Bible Study TBD.

LEADER: CAM TREECE
FOR: 
All are welcome!
BEGINS:  Tuesday mornings @ 10:30
LOCATION:  @ Church (Builders Class)

 

Sunday Night Bible Study

Weekly Bible Study: Practicing His Presence is a booklet designed to encourage you to establish / continue a daily routine for spending time with God. Written by Charles Riggs, Dir. Of Counseling and Follow-up for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. The first 2 weeks will be an introduction and discussion on Bible Study. Then a 4 week simple approach (15 min.) to help get you into a habit of spending time with God each day.

We will focus on a specific Bible verse(s), discuss and spend time in prayer.

LEADER: JOE LOCKE
FOR:   All are welcome!

Begins: Sunday Evening @ 6:00

LOCATION:  @ the Church (Room TBD)

Christian Education for Special Needs Students

This is a ten-week course providing the participants with information about the history of Christian Education for students with special learning needs as well as taking each of the nine major classifications of disabling conditions and discussing their unique learning needs and how to meet those needs.  This includes teaching methods and behavior management strategies.  Evidence of individuals with disabilities in The Bible will be presented.  No text other than The Bible will be necessary.  Any homework to be assigned will come out of the class discussions.  Each class will last 90 minutes to two hours.  Wednesday evening is the preferable meeting  night.

LEADER: STEVE CANNON
FOR: 
All are welcome!
BEGINS:  TBD
LOCATION:  @ Church

CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP

Other groups being formed

– Disciple I Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study

– Disciple IV Under the Tree of Life

– Experiencing God

 

Don’t see what you are looking for?

CLICK HERE to suggest a Bible Study you would like to see offered, or provide you contact information and we can help you find a group.

 

 

Frequently asked questions:

 

Where do groups meet?

Most of our Small Groups meet in homes or at the church.  Depending on the time of year and the group the location could be different.  After you sign-up for a group, you will receive an email from the leader shortly before it starts with information about the location, etc.

How often?

Depends on the group.  Usually weekly.  The length of the group depends on the study.  Most Small Groups last 4 – 8 weeks; however, more in-depth studies go for 12+ weeks.

 

Is childcare provided?

Groups that meet on Wed. nights when supper is provided, child care is also available.  Groups that meet on other nights may or may not offer child care – members can determine if they would like to share costs, etc.  If enough groups meet on the same night, let us know and we can try to arrange this if needed.

What is the meeting format?

Each group creates their own.  Basic recommended approach for each, includes:

–  Welcome and enjoy time together
–  Gather and Open with prayer
–  Devotion / Bible Study
–  Prayer concerns – close in prayer