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 Information:

Small Groups for this Fall are preparing to meet. Sign-ups online are now closed; however, you can still join a group.  Please contact one of the folks identified above if you would like to join a group.  Or, contact the group leader identified below.

  • Creed – What Christians Believe and Why by Adam Hamilton (6 weeks)
  • To Live Is Christ – the life and ministry of Paul by Beth Moore (11 weeks)
  •  If – Trading your if only regrets for God’s what if possibilities (4 weeks)
  • Disciple IV Under the Tree of Life (32 weeks)
  • 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 – 13 Weeks

Below is additional information for each group, with a link to the sign-up for the study you would like to join. If by mid-July, 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.

To Live is Christ by Beth Moore

Join Beth on a journey into the life and heart of Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles, who served faithfully and loved heartily. You will discover him to be a man who formed many close friendships with both men and women.

More than any other person, Paul provides us an example of sold-out servant-hood. He understood what it means to die daily, crucified with Jesus Christ. As a result, Paul shows us how to live fully as a bondservant to Christ. As you study the Book of Acts and the Letters of Paul, you will come to know the characters personally. Most of all you will feel the challenge to follow Paul’s example just as he followed the example of Christ.

FACILITATOR: SUE WARD
WEDNESDAYS:  @ 6:30 pm  Starts Sept 5th
LOCATION: @ Church
FOR: LADIES ONLY

SIGN-UP online not available

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.

FACILITATOR: JOE LOCKE
SUNDAYS:  @ 6:00 pm Starts Sept 9th
LOCATION: Church
FOR: ALL ARE WELCOME

SIGN-UP online not available

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 online not available

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 online not available

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 online not available

IF by Marc Batterson

If – Trading your if only regrets for God’s what if possibilities by Marc Batterson

FACILITATOR: KATHY BUTLER
WEDNESDAYS:   9:00- 10:30
FOR: WOMEN
LOCATION:  Home on the Westside

 

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 online not available

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