Small Groups

Small groups are an important part of life in a faith community. We need spaces in our lives where we can ask difficult questions, share life’s joys and challenges, and grow more deeply in our faith. These groups gather to encourage one another on this journey we call life. Whether it be a Bible study, life group, prayer hour, or just hanging out, we strive and encourage you to joining one of these communities.

There are few things you should know about how we are currently connecting with our small groups community. Because of COVID-19, we have transitioned all of our small groups and Sunday school gatherings to on online forum. We currently are partnering with Zoom (a video conferencing program) to ensure that you get the best experience while remotely connecting with one of small group gatherings. Depending on where you are on life’s journey, here are some virtual groups to consider:

Downtown

Build a Marriage That Lasts

What will it take to make your marriage lasts? Join long time members, Jeff and Laura Aldis for a new book study that will help you build a marriage that lasts. Using the book, His Needs, Her Needs by William F. Harley, Jr. and the participant guide, Jeff and Laura, along with your input, will lead you through six sessions beginning Wednesday, July 29 at 7:00 p.m.

The book and study guide are available on Amazon. At this time the book is $10.59 and participant guide is $3.29. To sign up, email Jeff Aldis at [email protected]. For questions, contact Emil Niz [email protected] or Ann Spears [email protected].


Psalms – Songs of Lament and Restoration
Led by Dr. Ed Hungerford Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m.
Renowned particle physicist Dr. Ed Hungerford from the University of Houston will begin a six-week study of the Psalms on May 20, Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Click here to get more information about the study, Dr. Hungerford, and how to sign up for the Zoom call.
ReSource
Led by Emil Niz – Friday Nights at 7 – 8:30 p.m.
We are a multigenerational group from all backgrounds living out a faithful expression of church in the communities and contexts where we live and feel called. We are becoming equipped and developing a sense of what it means to follow Jesus. Our format follows a time of check-in, relevant topic of learning and discussion, and closing prayer.
Mothers Connect Group
Led by Courtney Hutchins – Thursdays at 10 a.m.
This is an opportunity to engage with other mother’s as you navigate through their calling. There is a curriculum and activity book that we use titled A Year of Blessings: Where Mother’s Connect that is part of the small group.
Financial Peace Course
Various times throughout the year
This is a gathering that is part of Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. Whether you want to prepare for income changes or reach your money goals, Financial Peace is the membership that teaches you how to pay off debt, save money, give generously by using 7 baby steps that are proven to help you succeed in your finances.

The Source

ReSource
Led by Emil Niz – Friday Nights at 7 – 8:30 p.m.
We are a multigenerational group from all backgrounds living out a faithful expression of church in the communities and contexts where we live and feel called. We are becoming equipped and developing a sense of what it means to follow Jesus. Our format follows a time of check-in, relevant topic of learning and discussion, and closing prayer.
Mothers Connect Group
Led by Courtney Hutchins – Thursdays at 10 a.m.
This is an opportunity to engage with other mother’s as you navigate through their calling. There is a curriculum and activity book that we use titled A Year of Blessings: Where Mother’s Connect that is part of the small group.
Financial Peace Course
Various times throughout the year
This is a gathering that is part of Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. Whether you want to prepare for income changes or reach your money goals, Financial Peace is the membership that teaches you how to pay off debt, save money, give generously by using 7 baby steps that are proven to help you succeed in your finances.
The Leadership Lessons of Jesus
Led by Lynette Wallace – Tuesday Nights at 7–8 a.m.
If you feel led to grow in your overall leadership skills, this group engages and discusses the leadership lessons of Jesus. This is an adult discipleship and growth track group that is facilitated by interactive discussion. We use a book and activity guide for this gathering, but all of that we can send your way electronically or via mail if you show interest in joining.
The Gospel According to Luke
Led by Drew Coats – Sunday Mornings at 10 am–11 a.m.
We are a diverse and multigenerational group that started with basics by reading the Gospel together. You can still join in wherever they are in the reading of the Gospel according to Luke. We believe that reading the life and teachings of Jesus carry transformative power, and we hope and pray our group study may leave an impact in where God is leading you.
Men’s Gathering
Led by Emil Niz – Thursday Nights at 8 p.m.

This group is super casual because sometimes, all we want to do is just hang out, tell stories, share experiences and laugh…a lot! We are pops, uncles, brothers, step-pops, friends, and hope to find some grandpops that are willing to join our gathering.  We do end with prayer because we need A LOT of it.
W.O.W. or Women of the Word Gathering
Led by Adrienne Young and Merrilyn Nicola –  Sunday Mornings from 10–11 a.m.
W.O.W. is a group of women of all ages that study a variety of Biblical topics and engages with current events that are meaningful in our lives. It is primarily a discussion-based class. Each week we share prayer requests via e-mail and would love to hear from you!

How do I connect or reach out?

As mentioned before, Zoom is how we do it, Emil Niz at [email protected] is who you contact to receive the Zoom link so that you can start joining a group!  Can’t wait to hear from you!

We are always looking for people who feel called to start new groups. No prior experience is required, just a willingness to host & facilitate conversation. We will provide training, resources, and support alongside you as your group forms and grows. To learn more about starting a new group, please contact Emil Niz [email protected] or Brandi Horton at [email protected].

Click here to see our Small Groups Roadmap.
Click here to see our Small Groups Connect Curriculum.


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