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WHAT IS A SMALL GROUP?

It is a group (6-12) of people (singles, men, women, couples, mixed, etc.) who are shepherded by a faciliator to:


  • SHARE WITH EACH OTHER
  • GROW IN FAITH BY EXAMINING TODAY'S CHALLENGES AND BY STUDY OF THE WORD
  • ENCOURAGE AND PRAY FOR EACH OTHER


Small groups meet each week for 90 minutes in homes or church.

Safe haven

Maintain confidentiality

Ask others to help me stay true to my Christian Resolutions

Learn the Word

Live the Word

Growth in faith, growth as a disciple

Reading and studying of scripture

Outreach to other in support

Uplift joys, sorrows, and fears

Pray for each other and for the church

Spiritual disciplines



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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A SMALL GROUP?

A CALL TO ACTION

The 2010 "Call or Action" study found that United Methodist Churches, that are vibrant, fruitful, and growing, practice Intentional Faith Development through small groups and programs for youth/children.


New members to our Christian community become quickly and sustainably connected through small groups. There is a collective courage, shared joy, support in time of need, and accountability that is not possible in larger, less intimate setting.

  • CREATES A CONFIDENTIAL PLACE FOR VULNERABILITY
  • CREATES A SAFE PLACE FOR ACCOUNTABILITY
  • HELPS PEOPLE GROW IN CHRISTIAN SPIRIT AND BIBLE LITERACY
  • SUPPORT OUR INDIVIDUAL AND COLLECTICE ABILITY TO EVAGELIZE
  • ENABLE BROADER CARE AND LEADERSHIP
  • HELP DEVELOP AUTHENTIC COMMUNITY
  • REMOVE THE PRIMARY LIMITS TO GROWTH

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CURRENT SERMON SMALL GROUP

BIBLE STUDY

Contact Robbie Deike for additional information


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COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I dont know much about the Bible. Is that a problem?

Not at all. Small groups are a great place for a person to learn about the bible from peers. There are no Bible scholars in small groups, simply people learning together what the Bible says and how to use it to guide our daily life.

How do small groups fit into the tradition of the United Methodist Church?

Jesus was a small group leader. Many of his teachings occured with the twelve disciple. John Wesley, founder of the Methodist Church, formed "societies" or small groups of people learn the tenants of Christianity.

What are the myths concerning spiritual growth?

Many people believe that they can mature in isolated study of the Bible. The Bible can mean something different to each person, depending upon their background and current situation. Spiritual growth occurs best through dialogue with others: learning how it speaks to them and clarifying your own understanding God's Word.

Can my family be a small group?

Certainly. It is an excellent way to be a role model to your children. However, it is important to facilitate discussion and discovery and not one understanding.

Is it possible to have a virtual small group since I travel for business?

Rightnowmedia.org ​means that a small group can meet virtually. Contact the Small Group Ministry Leader if you wish to facilitate such a group.



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WHAT TYPES OF SMALL GROUPS ARE THERE?

WHEN AND WHERE DO THEY MEET? 

         Day/Time            Location            Facilitator(s)

Sunday, 9:45 am                Church              Jim Humphrys                 Co-ed

Sunday, 9:45 am                Church              Joyce Schindler              Women

Sunday, 9:45 am                Church              Ted Brown                       Co-ed

Sunday, 11:00 am              Church     Bob & Kathy Heffelfinger       Co-ed

Monday, 9:00 am               Church               Eleanor Smith               Women

Wednesday, 4:00 pm         Church               Tom Black                       Co-ed

Wednesday, 6:00 pm         Church             Karen Coen &                   Co-ed

                                                                         Sharon Lynch

Wednesday, 6:00 pm         Home       Sheila King/Terri Sensing     Women

Wednesday, 6:30 pm         Church                John Mosko                   Co-ed

Wednesday, 7:00 pm         Church            Eric & Lori Wadman         Co-ed

Wednesday, 7:00 pm         Church               Dick Brooks                    Co-ed

Thursday, 6:00 am              Church               Rob Townsend                Men

Thursday, 9:30 am              Church            Laura A. Martin                 Co-ed

Thursday, 6:30 pm              Church            Ken Buddenbohn              Men

Friday, 9:00 am                    Church             Stephanie Kalscheur      Women




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