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SHPC is passionate about getting people in healthy small groups!

“So deeply do we care for you that we are determined to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you have become very dear to us.”  1 Thessalonians 2:8

Purpose

Small groups are key to building significant Christian relationships and growing closer to God. Two important aspects of our L.I.F.E. groups are Fellowship and Discipleship. We believe these values will help develop strong disciples of Jesus, and the main goal of every group is to help people become disciples who make disciples.

Overview

Jesus modeled His ministry through creating a small group of twelve disciples who were relationally connected (Fellowship), and structured on His teaching (Discipleship). We seek to follow this model in how we do L.I.F.E. groups.

Every group is Relationship Centered. We expect participants to develop meaningful, authentic, gospel-focused groups where members feel known and needed.

Every group is Scripturally Structured. The level and type of study from the Bible will vary from group to group but must be central to every L.I.F.E. group.

Fall Sessions
BLACKWELL GROUP (CO-ED)

 

 

 

 

This group will study An Invitation to John. An in-depth knowledge of the Bible is not required to benefit and enjoy participation in the group. Reading just a Bible chapter or two each day, you will discover life-altering stories that invite you to follow Christ as a true disciple. The cost for the study book is $15

When: Mondays from 12:00-1:00 pm (August 16 – November 15)

Where: Spitzer Building, Room 232

Leader(s): Peter Blackwell

ZEANAH GROUP (WOMEN) 

 

 

 

 

This group will study An Invitation to Genesis. An in-depth knowledge of the Bible is not required to benefit and enjoy participation in the group. Reading just a Bible chapter or two each day, you will discover life-altering stories that invite you to follow Christ as a true disciple. The cost for the study book is $15. Childcare TBD.

When: Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 am (August 25 – November 3)

Where: Zeanah’s Home

Leader(s): Caitlin Zeanah

 

DOTTERWEICH BIBLE STUDY GROUP (CO-ED)

 

 

 

 

This lecture-based group goes deep into Scripture and includes a time of fellowship and prayer.

When: Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 am

Where: Fowler Conference Room and via Zoom

Leader(s): Fran Dotterweich

 

DOTTERWEICH GROUP (WOMEN)

 

 

 

 

 

This lecture-based group goes deep into Scripture and includes a time of fellowship and prayer. For the fall sesion, the group will do a topical study God’s Providence.

When: Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 pm (September 1 – October 20)

Where: Viz Zoom

Leader(s): Fran Dotterweich

 

LAMPLEY GROUP (CO-ED)

 

 

 

 

 

The group will study An Invitation to Psalms. An in-depth knowledge of the Bible is not required to benefit and enjoy participation in the group. Reading just  a Bible chapter or two each day, you will discover life-altering stories that invite you to follow Christ as a true disciple. The cost for the study book is $15

When: Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 pm (August 25 – October 27)

Where: Spitzer Building, Room 318

Leader(s): Mark Lampley

 

HAMBURGER GROUP  (CO-ED)

 

 

 

 

 

This group will study The Life You’ve Always Wanted by John Ortberg. Participants are encouraged to read a chapter before the groups meet to ensure a good discussion. There will also be a time of fellowship each evening. Childcare provided in the nursery.

When: Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 pm (beginning September 1)

Where: Spitzer Building, Room 232

Leader(s): Rachel Hamburger

 

SAUNDERS GROUP (WOMEN)

 

 

 

 

This group is studying Trusting in Christ by Sarah Young. If you are looking for a casual, kid-friendly group, then this is the one for you!

When: Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 pm

Where: Saunders’ Home

Leader(s): Erin Saunders

 

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP (CO-ED)

This group is for anyone who is grieving the death of a loved one – whether that loss happened recently or some time ago. Each week includes a topic on grief in a video put together by experts in the field. Acknowledging that God is the Healer of all wounds, all materials are Christ-centered and Biblically-based.

When: Mondays from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (September 13 – November 15)

Where: Spitzer Building, Room 320

Leader(s): Eleanor Barron, Sandy Gillespie, Klair Kimmey, Karen Lampley, Paige Moncier, and Sheila White

 

MEN’S THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY GROUP

When: Thursdays from 8:00-9:00 am

Where: via Zoom

Leader(s): participants rotate

 

MEN’S FRIDAY BIBLE STUDY GROUP

When: Fridays from 7:00-8:00 am

Where: via Zoom

Leader(s): participants rotate

 

WOMEN WALKING IN THE WORD 

Small groups of four to six women meet weekly for a Bible Study and a short or long walk. The fellowship is awesome!

When and Where: Days, times, and lcoations vary

Coordinator: Julieanne Foy

 

FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions about L.I.F.E. Groups. If you have further question, contact our L.I.F.E. Groups Coordinator Klair Kimmey at kkimmey@earthlink.net.

 

WHAT IS A L.I.F.E  GROUP?

A L.I.F.E. Group is typically made up of 8-15 people who meet weekly to share, study, and support one another. A trained leader will host each group. An average meeting lasts an hour.

WHEN AND WHERE DO THEY MEET?

Groups meet on various days and nights of the week at the church (some meet off site). Meeting times vary depending on the needs of the group.

HOW LONG DO THEY LAST?

Each L.I.F.E. Group session lasts 8 to 12 weeks. We have Fall, Winter & Spring sessions. At the end of each session, you will have the choice of staying in the same group, trying a new group, leading a group, or even taking a break. Most Small Groups do not meet July through August.

WHAT IS THE REQUIRED COMMITMENT?

Joining a L.I.F.E.  Group requires a 8 to 12 week commitment to attend weekly meetings and do the homework (if applicable) ahead of time. Obviously, allowances are made for sickness, vacation, work conflicts and other special events. This commitment is the key to a strong L.I.F.E. Group. 

WHAT ABOUT CHILDCARE?

The church provides childcare for some groups. This will be listed under the group description. 

HOW DO I CHOOSE A GROUP?

When selecting a group, we strongly recommend you choose a group based on its leader, the day and time of the meeting,  and the type of group that will best help you grow in your current season in life. Most groups do best when members share a common interest with their leaders and other group members. 

L.I.F.E. GROUPS BEGIN ON OR AFTER AUGUST 16 Click here for more information!

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