Student Life

Small Groups

Small GroupsSmall groups provide opportunities for spiritual growth for upperclassmen. These groups are led by upperclassmen students, faculty, staff, or local Church staff members to encourage, teach, and challenge students while providing a supportive community.  A variety of topics are covered and every small group will look a bit different, but will all focus on being a supportive community that is founded on prayer and the love of Jesus Christ. 

To learn more about any of the small groups, contact Becca Palmer.

 

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CO-ED GROUPS:

Leader: Peter Elliott
Topic: Nathan Foster's "The Making of an Ordinary Saint"
Description: Spiritual disciplines are a tool toward greater intimacy with God and a transformed life. In this book, Nathan Foster (this year's Spiritual Emphasis Week speaker) explores his personal journey from frustration to joy with the disciplines. This study will encourage and inspire you to experience greater depth and joy in your relationship with God.
Time: Thursdays at 1 pm
Location: On Campus

Leader: Scott & Tammy Tilley
Topic: The End of Me
Description: Are you interested in a deeper, more authentic relationship with Jesus? The end of you is the beginning. This is a six-week DVD study by Kyle Idleman that explores the upside down paths that lead us to Jesus.
Time: Wednesdays at 7:30 pm
Location: Local, Off Campus

Leader: Lee Griffith, Mike & Kathy Gray
Topic: Stress and Spirituality
Description: This small group will discuss physical and psychological stress and how Christian faith encourages us to deal with it.
Time: Mondays at 4:15 pm - 5 pm
Location: On Campus

Leader: Courtney & Katie Taylor
Topic: The Good and Beautiful God
Description: Discover what Jesus reveals about God in Scripture, and grow in the knowledge of our good and beautiful God.
Time: Wednesdays at 8 pm
Location: Local, Off Campus

Leader: Dan Courtney
Topic: Nathan Foster's "The Making of an Ordinary Saint"
Description: Spiritual disciplines are a tool toward greater intimacy with God and a transformed life. In this book, Nathan Foster (this year's Spiritual Emphasis Week speaker) explores his personal journey from frustration to joy with the disciplines. This study will encourage and inspire you to experience greater depth and joy in your relationship with God.
Time: Thursdays at 7 pm
Location: On Campus

Leader: Chris & Michelle Confer
Topic: Nathan Foster's "The Making of an Ordinary Saint"
Description: Spiritual disciplines are a tool toward greater intimacy with God and a transformed life. In this book, Nathan Foster (this year's Spiritual Emphasis Week speaker) explores his personal journey from frustration to joy with the disciplines. This study will encourage and inspire you to experience greater depth and joy in your relationship with God. |
Time: Every other Monday at 8 pm
Location: Local, Off Campus

Leader: Abby Johnson & Amey Dice
Topic: House Church
Description: This small group will focus on the role of the church in our lives. We will both discuss and practice creating a Godly community founded in respect, accountability, and a spirit of hospitality. Gatherings will include worship and discussion.
Time: Sundays at 7 p.m.
Location: Local, Off Campus

Leader: Ariana Milla Ramirez & Angel Rodriguez
Topic: Un Dios Internacional
Description: This will be a bilingual(English-Spanish) small group that looks into how God is the same here, there and everywhere. Ven a practicar tu español, a conocer más de quién es Dios, y a tener un encuentro con el en otro idioma.
Time: Tuesdays at 6 p.m.
Location: On Campus
 

FEMALE ONLY GROUPS:

Leader: Janet Brewer
Topic: Nathan Foster's "The Making of an Ordinary Saint"
Description: Spiritual disciplines are a tool toward greater intimacy with God and a transformed life. In this book, Nathan Foster (this year's Spiritual Emphasis Week speaker) explores his personal journey from frustration to joy with the disciplines. This study will encourage and inspire you to experience greater depth and joy in your relationship with God.
Time: Sundays at 7 pm
Location: Local, Off Campus

Leader: Joyce Wehneman
Topic: Nathan Foster's "The Making of an Ordinary Saint"
Description: Spiritual disciplines are a tool toward greater intimacy with God and a transformed life. In this book, Nathan Foster (this year's Spiritual Emphasis Week speaker) explores his personal journey from frustration to joy with the disciplines. This study will encourage and inspire you to experience greater depth and joy in your relationship with God.
Time: Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
Location: Local, Off Campus

Leader: Carol Johnson
Topic: Nathan Foster's "The Making of an Ordinary Saint"
Description: Spiritual disciplines are a tool toward greater intimacy with God and a transformed life. In this book, Nathan Foster (this year's Spiritual Emphasis Week speaker) explores his personal journey from frustration to joy with the disciplines. This study will encourage and inspire you to experience greater depth and joy in your relationship with God.
Time: Tuesdays at 6 pm
Location: On Campus

Leader: Samantha Miller & Laura Stull    GROUP FULL
Topic: Soup and Stories
Description: Life is just better around a table. Every week we gather for a home-cooked meal and as much laughter as our lungs can handle. We enjoy the Spirit's presence in one another and in deep laughter.
Time: Thursdays at 6 pm - 8 pm
Location: Local, Off Campus

Leader: Kayla Medaris & Maya Meyer-Malian
Topic: Truly Captivating
Description: Captivating, written by John and Stasi Eldridge, provides women with biblical Scripture to match God’s desire for them to understand their heart at its core. We want to create a space for women to embrace their femininity, lift one another up, and reveal how God created His daughters to be. Women are meant to feel empowered by understanding how uniquely God has created them as a reflection of His most captivating characteristics.
Time: Sundays at 8 pm
Location: Local, Off Campus

Leader: Michaela Schuld & Whitney Andrews
Topic: Mission Minded
Description: The goal of this small group is get people's hearts set on missions whether it is between our own two feet, or going somewhere to do that. It is about finding God's call to serve in life. We will be using the book Kisses from Katie.
Time: Tuesdays at 8 pm
Location: On Campus

Leader: Kathy Harp   GROUP FULL
Topic: Nathan Foster's "The Making of an Ordinary Saint"
Description: Spiritual disciplines are a tool toward greater intimacy with God and a transformed life. In this book, Nathan Foster (this year's Spiritual Emphasis Week speaker) explores his personal journey from frustration to joy with the disciplines. This study will encourage and inspire you to experience greater depth and joy in your relationship with God.
Time: Tuesdays at 9 - 10 pm
Location: On Campus

Leader: Michaela Moore & Lexiana Krause
Title: Esther
Description: We will journey through the book of Esther: her courage, bravery, success, and devotion in the promise God had for her and her people. We will read through the chapter, gather together to share life alongside each other, watch "One Night with the King" on our last day, and simply learn to apply her life struggles and characteristics into our own.
Time: Mondays at 8 pm
Location: On Campus

Leader: Annie Bachman
Topic: Experiencing Fullness
Description: A chance to do REAL life together while diving into the life of Peter; a man who walked along side Jesus, screwed it up, yet experienced His goodness that transformed the course of history.
Time: Mondays from 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: Local, Off Campus

 

MALE ONLY GROUPS:

Leader: Connar Stetzel & Benjamin Truitt
Topic: Rooted
Description: Our goal is for each student to obtain a stronger relationship with Jesus. To move towards this goal we will be diving into Scripture and spoken word to better understand His plan for us.
Time: Mondays at 9 pm - 10 pm
Location: On Campus

Leader: Luke Calvert
Topic: AU Men’s Bible Study
Description: A community of guys longing to pursue Christ in everything they do. We will seek after Christ through prayer, scripture, and different ways of worship.
Time: Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
Location: Local, Off Campus