Groups to grow in faith

Our small groups and Sunday school options help you take your next step in faith and make new connections. You will find groups for men, women, couples and multi-generations. These groups offer different learning styles: lecture, conversation, video and covenant accountability. These biblically focused groups will offer God’s love, forgiveness, hope, and strength.

  • Connected in Christ Class (Room 504)

    This Is an open and affirming class that invites and welcomes all. We meet Sunday mornings from 9:20 to 10:30 a.m. Facilitators: Tanya Heath and Sheryl Koenig. 

    5 Cups of Coffee (Room 603)

    This is a mixed life stages group that meets at 11 a.m. every Sunday to explore faith, ask questions and share their point of view. They are studying Adam Hamilton's “Creed: What Christians Believe and Why.” In this book, 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: Jen Chirillo.

    Journey Through the Bible (Room 508)

    The title describes the class. We are studying the books of the Bible in order.  We welcome all who are interested in studying the Bible to join our class. We meet at 9:30 a.m. Sunday mornings. Facilitator: Barb Phillips.

    Pilgrims of the Kingdom (Journey Room)

    This easy-to-follow DVD series is a 22-week program called "Grasping God's Word." This study provides guidance for the basics of biblical interpretation. Each session will consist of a video presentation followed by class discussion. The class meets each Sunday from 9:20 to 10:30 a.m.. Facilitators: John Darby and Steve Brietzke.

  • Messiah Ministry Women's small group (Room 603)

    We meet to build friendship, grow deeper in our faith and share Christ's love. We read and discuss books written by Christian authors. Meetings are from 9-11 a.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of most months. Age: 70+. Facilitator: Elaine Thompson.

    Moms Intermission

    As you plan, please include Moms Intermission in your schedule. Carve out some time to hear inspiring speakers, hang out with some amazing moms, do a fun craft and be renewed by a short break from normal life each month. Mark your calendars for 6-7:45 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. 

    Olive Branch Women’s Small Group (Journey Room)

    Meeting times: second and fourth Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. New members are welcome. Facilitators: Lorene Royer and Carol Schmitz.

    Salt and Light (Room 511)

    You are invited to join the Salt and Light group. The class meets Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. Facilitator: Elizabeth Reel.

    MUTTS (Men United Together Through the Spirit) (Room 504)

    This group meets Saturday mornings at 7:30 a.m. Facilitators: Rick Ellsworth and Ron Haffey.

    The purpose of MUTTS is to provide the men of our church community an opportunity to grow in their knowledge and love of Jesus Christ through a variety of means including a weekly Bible study opportunity. We acknowledge that the Holy Spirit is alive within each of us constantly calling us into a deeper relationship. It is the hope that all will be challenged to become the men that God calls us to be.

    Foundations of MUTTS:

    • It is an open group with all men welcome.
    • The focus is always the journey of faith instead of agenda driven.
    • One of our principal goals through the study of Scripture is to show how the Bible is relevant to everyday experience.
    • Men don’t have to be a Bible scholar to attend; we explore, learn and grow together.
    • Men although encouraged don’t have to attend every week. We realize that other priorities exist.
    • Men's discipleship is not exclusive to one congregation as such we promote partnership opportunities with men or men's groups from other congregations.
    • We provide a means of bringing inactive and irregular church members back into fellowship.