We had a wonderful Winter session of Small groups as we studied chapters 11-20 of the Believe series! Thanks to everyone who made the awesome choice to draw nearer to God by spending some time with His people talking about Him and learning about Him! I’ve heard nothing but good things about the study thus far, and know this is going to truly grow us as disciples of Jesus Christ. This Spring we’ll continue in the 3rd section of Believe (chapters 21-30), which attempts to answer the overall question: Now that we know what we believe, who are we to become? The Spring session will start the week of March 12th and end the week of May 21st. I hope that if you’ve been in a group already, you will sign up again! I pray that if you were not in a group last session, you will take a leap and join your church family in getting closer to God!
You can register one of three easy ways:
1) Email or call Chris- firstname.lastname@example.org
2) register on our website: http://www.bettpres.org/ministries/small-group/
3) Sign up via a welcome register at during worship
Group A- Mondays @7pm
Leader: Mary Johnson
Group B- Tuesdays @6pm
Leader: Chris Werner
Group C- Wednesdays @3pm
Leader: Margie Froeschle
Group D- Sunday School @10am
Leaders: Frank Mitvalsky and Ron Owen
Group E – Thursdays at 1pm
Leader: Bill Hitchings
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.