What are Growth Groups?
As we learn to live our lives with Jesus at the center, God’s purpose in our life grows and flourishes. Though the Bible is chock-full of direction on how to (and how not) to honor God, living out our faith in everyday life can sometimes feel daunting. Growth groups are designed to be spaces where we open God’s Word together in community, learning, discussing and becoming equipped to take action.
Growth Groups each have a specific teaching focus and will often have various hands-on ways to engage what is learned outside the proverbial classroom. Groups change each season, depending on teachers’ availability, etc. Scroll down to see our current group offerings for the current season.
New Life in Jesus, getting planted into community where growth happens best.
essentials 1 growth group
Course Description: This 6-month long course is designed to lay the foundation of core beliefs and practices of the Christian faith that will lead to a deep personal walk with Jesus resulting in a life of joy, purpose, and fruitfulness. By providing a clear, organized approach based on the teachings of the Bible, those exploring the Christian faith, new to the faith, or long-time Christians will gain an understanding that will make possible new faith decisions, renewed faith commitments, and improved alignment with God’s plan for our lives and the spiritually lost of the world.
Teacher/Textbook: Pastor Craig Hanney; A Handbook for Christian Maturity by Bill Bright and CRU
Meeting Info: Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, from 6:30p-8:30p at Union Hill Church in the Fellowship Hall.
Dates: February 1, 15, March 1, 15, 29, April 12
Questions? Contact Pastor Craig
Growing deeper in Jesus by living according to His Word and responding to His voice.
prayer growth group
Description: There is only one thing recorded in the Gospels which the disciples ask Jesus for teaching on: prayer. This isn’t because they’d never prayed before–as Jewish men, they’d likely prayed their entire lives. In essence, they’re saying, “Jesus, when we pray, we are bored and nothing happens, but when you pray, you enjoy God and heaven breaks out. Can you show us how you do that?” Jesus not only answers their question by teaching them, but he affirms their desire to grow in prayer.
Do you desire to grow in your prayer life? In our prayer growth group, we both talk about and practice prayer. Whether you are a brand new believer or an old pro, come grow with us in prayer!
Leader/Host: Pastor John Tracy; Carol Ann and John Biagianti
Meeting Info: Every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 9a-11a at the Biagianti’s home in Trilogy.
Dates: January 5, 19, February 2, 16, March 2, 16, 30, April 6, 20
Questions? Contact Pastor John
Bearing and sharing the fruit of life in Jesus with our neighbors and the nations.
men's growth group
Description: For men desiring to live growing and godly lives, we will dig into Ephesians 5 this winter/spring. May we encourage one another toward love and good deeds. “Awake, O Sleeper… and Christ will shine on you!” (Ephesians 5:14).
Leader/Host: Pastor Ben Coffin
Meeting Info: 6:30a-7:45a @ Union Hill Church. Coffee? Yes! Grub? Meager rations provided.