Small Groups

four female students with arms around each other walking to class

Small 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.

Co-Ed Groups

Topic: Nathan Foster’s “The Making of an Ordinary Saint”

Leader: Peter Elliott

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

Topic: The End of Me

Leader: Scott & Tammy Tilley
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

Topic: Stress and Spirituality

Leader: Lee Griffith, Mike & Kathy Gray
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

Topic: The Good and Beautiful God

Leader: Courtney & Katie Taylor
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

Topic: Nathan Foster’s “The Making of an Ordinary Saint”

Leader: Dan Courtney
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

Topic: Nathan Foster’s “The Making of an Ordinary Saint”

Leader: Chris & Michelle Confer
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

Topic: House Church

Leader: Abby Johnson & Amey Dice
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

Topic: Un Dios Internacional

Leader: Ariana Milla Ramirez & Angel Rodriguez
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 Groups

Topic: Nathan Foster’s “The Making of an Ordinary Saint”

Leader: Janet Brewer
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

Topic: Nathan Foster’s “The Making of an Ordinary Saint”

Leader: Joyce Wehneman
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

Topic: Nathan Foster’s “The Making of an Ordinary Saint”

Leader: Carol Johnson
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

Topic: Soup and Stories

Leader: Samantha Miller & Laura Stull    GROUP FULL
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

Topic: Truly Captivating

Leader: Kayla Medaris & Maya Meyer-Malian
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

Topic: Mission Minded

Leader: Michaela Schuld & Whitney Andrews
Description: The goal of this small group is to 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

Topic: Nathan Foster’s “The Making of an Ordinary Saint”

Leader: Kathy Harp   GROUP FULL
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

Title: Esther

Leader: Michaela Moore & Lexiana Krause
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

Topic: Experiencing Fullness

Leader: Annie Bachman
Description: A chance to do REAL life together while diving into the life of Peter; a man who walked alongside 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 Groups

Topic: Rooted

Leader: Connar Stetzel & Benjamin Truitt
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

Topic: AU Men’s Bible Study

Leader: Luke Calvert
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

 

Your AU Story Begins Now

My greatest fear and challenge as a transfer student was being able to make great friends and integrate smoothly into Anderson University. It is safe to say I have done that. I have a wide circle of friends that stand by me no matter what and God provided me with an endless amount of opportunities to plug in. I feel called to be a communicator and use my communication skills to speak God’s truth and life into people’s lives. I am leading a life group this year, doing Bible studies with friends, and engaging in campus ministries that allow me to thrive in the spiritual gifts God has bestowed onto me.

Tyler Bradshaw      CLASS OF 2019