Winter Small Groups 2019

One of the best ways to grow in our faith in Christ and our relationships with others is to spend time looking at scripture with them.  We encourage you to grow this winter through this session, which will run from the week of Jan 28 through the week of Feb 25 (5 weeks).

1) Pick a group and write the letter down on the welcome register.

2) Register using the form below the group descriptions on this page

3) Email or call Chris: or 563-355-6494


Group A

Leader- Mary Johnson

Mondays @7pm

Location- Johnson home

This session we’ll be discussing the concept of Heaven from the “Convergence” video series, featuring the Christian writers, Donald Miller and Randy Alcorn.  Join us as we discuss what scripture has to say, and some of the common misconceptions.  Above all, come to be given hope about the life that is to come!


Group B

Leader- Chris Werner

Tuesdays @6pm

Location- Werner home

Join for the Adam Hamilton study “The Call”, where we will 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. During this great study, you are invited to experience faith through Christ’s greatest teacher and missionary.


Group C

Leader Margie Froeschle

Wednesdays @5:30pm

Loaction- BPC

The soul is NOT “a theological and abstract subject.” The soul is the coolest, eeriest, most mysterious, evocative, crucial, sacred, eternal, life-directing, fragile, indestructible, controversial, expensive dimension of your existence. Jesus said it’s worth more than the world.  Join us for this awesome study that will help you discover your soul and take your relationship with God to the next level.


Group D

Leader- Mary Hasty

Wednesdays @9am

Location- BPC

In this study, we’ll examine Christianity and four major world religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Judaism. We’ll look to answer some tough questions, learn how these four religions began, some of their essential teachings, and suggest ways in which they differ from and are similar to Christianity. We’ll look to grow in our faith, seek peace in our world, love our neighbor, and find positive ways to share the gospel.


Group E- Adult Sunday School

Leader- Frank Mitvalsky

Sundays @10am

Location- BPC

For the Winter session we will be continuing to use an amazing curriculum called “That the World May Know”.  Follow the Biblical teacher Ray Vander Lann as he takes you to the places where scripture took place as we learn the full story of the Bible together.



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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.