The Fall small group session will be a great one! The session will begin the week of Sept. 8 and continue at the leader’s discretion until the middle of November. Through these groups, you’ll have the opportunity to: Connect with others, grow your faith, and learn scripture…all in a welcoming and fun environment!
Registering for a group is easy! Simply register by: writing the letter of your group choice in the welcome register on a Sunday morning or via the church website (bettpres.org/ministries/smallgroups) or just letting Chris know your group choice (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Group A- The Call- The Life and Ministry of Paul
Leaders: Lynn Stotlar and Judy Hahm
Location: The Hahm’s
Time: Mondays @7pm
Join us as we follow the journeys of Paul, beginning with his dramatic conversion, as he spread the Gospel through modern-day Greece and Turkey. Travel to the early church sites and explore Paul’s conversations with the Romans, Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Thessalonians. In this study, you are invited to experience faith through Christ’s greatest teacher and missionary.
Group B- Doing Life Together
Leaders: Chris Werner and Daniel French
Location: The Werner’s
Time: Tuesdays @6pm
Join us as we explore what it looks like to live a Christian life as a community! Using Rick Warren’s follow-up to the popular “Purpose-Driven Life”, we’ll learn and discuss what it means to be a part of Christ’s family and how faith should drive our interaction with others and with the church. All are invited to join us for these informative and fun studies!
Group C- You’ll Get Through This: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times
Leader: Margie Froschle
Time: Wednesdays @5:30
In You’ll Get Through This: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times, Max Lucado encourages readers through sharing the Biblical story of Joseph. Stripped of his identity, thrown into a pit and sold as a slave, his was a story of defeat and challenges, but as time passed God worked through his circumstances to bring redemption and reconciliation. And although it may seem hard to believe, you will get through this too. The story of Joseph’s life didn’t end in the pit and neither does yours.
Group D- Everybody, Always!
Leader: Troy Winder
Time: Thursdays @6pm
Group E- Adult Sunday School
Leader: Frank Mitvalsky
Time: Sundays @10am
Join us as a continue our journey through Bible times with the series “That the World May Know”. All are welcome to drop in as you are able!
What is a “Small Group”?
- A Small Group at BPC is a group of 8-15 people who have chosen to meet weekly in a welcoming setting to discuss scripture and Christian topics for the purpose of building relationships with Christ and one another.
- BPC Small Groups meet by “trimesters”, usually around 10-12 weeks. This gives you a definite beginning and end- being in a particular group isn’t a life sentence!
Why should I get involved with a Small Group?
- Building relationships: A small group gives you the opportunity to get to know people at a deeper level. Sunday mornings are an awesome time to worship with the whole family of God, hear a sermon, engage in corporate vision, etc. but a small group gives you a chance to build deeper friendships with people you might not otherwise get to know.
- Learning the Word of God: Sunday’s sermon is a great time to get a broad teaching of the Word of God. However, small groups provide time for one on one discussion. Small Groups at BPC are discussion-based so we can all be involved in the conversation if wish.
- Opportunity to Serve Others: Each of our Small Groups are invited to take part in a mission-focused activity each semester.
- Place to invite friends: A small group is a natural place to invite friends and family. Sometimes people are more comfortable going to a small group then attending a Sunday morning service.
- Follow the New Testament pattern: Acts 2:42-47 gives us a blueprint of what the early church was passionately committed to. The early Christ Followers gathered in homes, shared meals, read the Word, prayed together, and simply shared life together. When you participate in a small group you are following the New Testament pattern.