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 – snoopyjoe@lockefamily.net
• Sue Ward – suejaasma@aol.com
• Greg Force – gregforce@tindallcorp.com
• Cameron Treece – ctreece.bethel@gmail.com

2018 Fall was a great success with 7 different groups and over 75 people participating!

 

2019 Sign-Up is Now Available

Small Groups for the Spring are preparing to meet. Sign-ups online are now available for the new groups.  Please contact one of the folks identified below or click on the sign-up link for the group you would like to join.  Some of the groups below will continue into next year as well.

  • 24 Hours That Changed the World by Adam Hamilton
  • The Faithful by Priscilla Shirer (Author), Kelly Minter (Author), Beth Moore (Author), Jennifer Rothschild(Author), Lisa Harper (Author).
  • Disciple IV Under the Tree of Life (continuing)
  • Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver
  • Revelation – Tuesday Morning Bible Study – Weekly (check newsletter)
  • Revelation – Wednesday Night Bible Study – Weekly (check newsletter)
  • Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God (continuing)
  • It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way by Lysa Terkeurst

Below is additional information for each group, with a link to the sign-up for the study you would like to join. If, by the close of sign-ups, we do not have enough for a group, we will contact you to see if another study would work for you. Please contact Joe Locke or the group facilitator for additional questions.

24 Hours That Changed the World

Description: What a difference a day makes. You hear people say that phrase all the time. It could not be truer than when talking about the last day of Jesus’ life. In 24 Hours That Changed the World, Adam Hamilton will help you experience and understand the significance of Jesus’ suffering and death like never before. He retraces the day that changed human history in his usual straightforward yet easy, conversational style that speaks to both long-time Christians and those who are simply curious about the story of Christ’s crucifixion.
In the DVD, Hamilton draws on insights from history, archaeology, geography, and the Bible and takes us to the Holy Land where he provides a deeper understanding of the most amazing day in history. We visit the sites where those earth-shaking events took place, and we walk where Jesus walked along the road that led to the pain and triumph of the cross.

FACILITATOR: JOE LOCKE
THURSDAY:  @ 6:00 pm  Starts Feb 21st (will not meet Apr 4th, ends on Apr 18th) 
LOCATION: @ Home
FOR: ALL are welcome

Click Here for SIGN-UP 

The Faithful – Heroes of the Old Testament

Borrowing from best-selling studies by Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, Lisa Harper, Kelly Minter, and Jennifer Rothschild, this 5-session study explores crucial moments in the lives of five Old Testament figures – Esther, Gideon, Malachi, Nehemiah, and Hosea. Through their stories, discover how God uses the lives of ordinary people for His glory and the good of His people. Strengthen your faith as you walk alongside these larger-than-life figures who all chose to obey God no matter the circumstances.

FACILITATOR:  SUE WARD
WEDNESDAYS:  @ 6:30 pm Starts Jan 9th, ends Feb 6th
LOCATION: Church
FOR: LADIES ONLY

Click here for SIGN-UP 

Tuesday Bible Study

Weekly Bible Study based on the book of Revelation.

FACILITATOR: CAM TREECE
TUESDAYS:  @ 10:30 am Starts Sep 4th
LOCATION: @ Church (Builders Class)
FOR: ALL ARE WELCOME

 SIGN-UP contact Cam

Wednesday Bible Study

Weekly Bible Study based on the book of Revelation.

FACILITATOR: CAM TREECE
WEDNESDAYS:   @ 6:30 pm  Starts Sep 5th
LOCATION: @ Church (Conference Room)
FOR: ALL ARE WELCOME

SIGN-UP contact Cam

Disciple IV Under the Tree of Life

There have been three other Disciple studies developed subsequent to the one above for deeper dives into specific portions of the Bible. One of these, “Under the Tree of Life”, is a thirty-two week study of the Writings from the Old Testament (i.e., everything not in the first five books or the Prophets) and the Gospel of John, Revelation and the epistles of John, James and Jude from the New Testament.

FACILITATOR: Greg Force
TIME: Sundays @ 3:30 Starts Sept 16th
LOCATION:  Church
FOR: All are welcome

SIGN-UP contact Greg

Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World

Finding intimacy with God in the busyness of life.

A 6 week study by Joanna Weaver

FACILITATOR: KATHY BUTLER
WEDNESDAYS:   9:00- 10:30 am  Starts Feb 6th (will skip March 13)
FOR: Ladies Only
LOCATION:  Home on the Westside

 Sign-up: Contact Kathy

Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God

Over 30 years ago, Tom Blackaby & Claude King created this wonderful Bible Study and it has become one of the most powerful and life-changing studies.
This 13 week study guides readers to experience a relationship with God through which they come to know and do His will by learning to recognize when He is speaking. It also helps them understand the importance of His timing. Many truly amazing testimonies are included in this revised version.

Knowing God does not come through a program, a study, or a method. Knowing God comes through a relationship with a person. This is an intimate love relationship with God. Through this relationship, God reveals Himself, His purposes, and His ways; and He invites you to join Him where He is already at work.

FACILITATOR: Daryl Gibbs
TIME: Tuesday @ 7:00 pm
LOCATION:  Church
FOR: All are welcome

SIGN-UP contact Daryl

It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way

What went wrong? Why did God let this happen?

Reality often ends up so very far from the life we long for, doesn’t it? Bible teacher Lysa TerKeurst deeply understands daily disappointments and life-altering loss. By walking through her own valley, she’s discovered that in God we can find unexpected strength as we wrestle well between our faith and feelings.
In this six-session video Bible study, Lysa offers a safe place to share your disappointments, fresh biblical insight to get you through painful situations, and life-giving perspective for living in between Eden and eternity.

With solid truth, vulnerability and honest humor, Lysa will help you find peace and hope for the future when you feel like your life is not what you expected.With solid truth, vulnerability and honest humor, Lysa will help you find peace and hope for the future when you feel like your life is not what you expected.

FACILITATOR: SUE WARD
TIME: WEDNESDAYS @ 6:30 pm  Starts Feb 13th (will not meet on March 6)
LOCATION:  @Church, Seekers Sunday School Classroom
FOR: Ladies Only

Click Here to SIGN-UP

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