What are Small Groups?

Small Groups are a collection of eight to twelve people that are committed to pursuing spiritual growth and healthy relationships through weekly sharing, study, and prayer.

For many, small groups offer an ideal environment to intentionally connect with others that are hoping to grow spiritually and have healthy relationships.

Our small groups are a mix of ages, genders, married, and singles, meeting three to four times a month. Each meeting typically includes times of sharing, study, and prayer. These are groups of people committed to living out the truths revealed in scripture together.

Small groups run during the school year and typically take study breaks during the summers and holidays.

If you’re not currently in a small group, Fall and Spring Encounter Groups are a great place to find your next group.

If interested in learning more about community groups, please email Grant Armstrong

Each October and February we help people get connected to a small group through our Encounter Groups. These are eight week small groups that share a vision for group life and help people get to know one another.

At the end of eight weeks, groups decide if they want to continue meeting for the next year or two and become a committed small group.

 
What are Encounter Groups?

Encounter groups are the way people get connected into group life at the Church. Every October and January we begin Encounter Groups for people to get started in a new small group. These are eight week small groups that share the vision for group life and help people get to know one another.

At the end of eight weeks, groups decide if they want to continue meeting for the next year or two and become a committed small group.

Encounter groups act as a trial run for people looking to experience group life at the church. These groups help set expectations for small groups, outline the ways small groups will contribute to spiritual growth, and allow people to get to know one another in a healthy environment.
During the months leading up to Encounter Groups, you can register online for groups that fit your schedule.

A list of all the groups with leader name, times, and locations will be made available as you register to participate.

You can choose a group based on location, leaders, day or times.

Registration for Encounter Groups will begin again in January 2018.

 
What is Starting Point?

Wondering about God, Jesus, or the Bible? Starting Point is an eight-week small group that provides an opportunity to explore faith in a very safe, non-threatening environment. In fact, no question is off-limits. As a result of this group, you’ll experience a taste of what it’s like to be in community with other people on a similar journey.

Your curiosity deserves a conversation. Starting Point is an 8-week small group where you can discuss the questions you’ve always had about faith.

Each Sunday afternoon, a small group of people will gather together to walk through topics like Jesus, faith, problems, grace, rules, and trust.

Starting Point begins the first week of October and runs for eight weeks.

You can register to join the Starting Point Group by emailing Grant Armstrong.

 
What are Recovery Groups?

Recovery groups are focused on a specific aspect of the recovery journey.

Groups vary by season and need in the church.

Currently we are running Wounded Hearts, Her Journey, and Radical Time Out.

Wounded hearts is a group available for female victims of childhood sexual abuse.

Her Journey is for women experiencing physical, spiritual, emotional, or mental abuse.

Radical Time Out is a ministry for people, family, and friends affected by incarceration.

To find out more about joining Wounded Hearts, please email Sivi McDaniel

For more information about Her Journey, please call 866.262.9284.

Everybody is invited to join Radical Time Out on Thursday nights at 6:00pm for a meal, meeting others, and learning life changing truths. This bible study event is a part of Koinonia House National Ministries.

 
What are Community Classes?

Community Classes are educational opportunities for the church and broader community at large.

We rotate classes seasonally to address different needs and interests within the church.

Our current class does a deeper dive on the bible and meets on Sunday morning during the second church service, beginning at 10:30am. The class is lead by Dave Wiegman, Gary Larson, and Stuart Ericson

Anybody is welcome to join our community classes.

To join our Sunday morning class, you can simply show up. The group meets in the lower level of the church, in the Fireside room. For questions, contact Dave Wiegman.