Group A- Mondays @7pm
Leader: Ron Hahm
Location: Virtual via Zoom
“Jesus” by Max Lucado- For thirty-three years, Jesus felt everything that we have ever felt: weakness, weariness, and rejections. He got colds. His feelings got hurt. His feet grew tired. His head ached. He hit his thumb with a hammer. In this video Bible study, bestselling author Max Lucado inspires participants to spend time at the foot of the cross and search the heart of the one who would rather die for them than live without them.
Group B- Tuesdays @6pm
Leader: Chris Werner
Location: Werner Home or BPC
“The Reason for God”- Why are Christians so hypocritical? Why does God allow suffering? Captured live and unscripted, Pastor Timothy Keller meets with a group of people to address their doubts about Christianity. In this study, he uses literature, philosophy, real-life experiences, and the Bible to teach you how to respond when confronted with skeptics’ objections to your beliefs
Group C- Wednesdays @9:30am
Leaders: Margie Froeschle and Mary Hasty
Very rarely in the Bible does God command someone to “Stay”. He opens a door, and then he invites us to walk through it — into the unknown. And how we choose to respond will ultimately determine the life we will lead and the person we will become. In fact, to fail to embrace the open door is to miss the work God has made for us to do.
In “All the Places To Go… How Will You Know?”, bestselling author John Ortberg opens our eyes to the countless doors God places before us every day, teaches us how to recognize them, and gives us the encouragement to step out in faith and embrace all of the extraordinary opportunities that await. So go ahead — walk through that door. You just might do something that lasts for eternity.
Group D- Wednesdays @6pm
Leader: Troy Winder
“The Walk”- You want to follow in Jesus’ footsteps—but what exactly should that look like in everyday life? In this compelling study, Pastor Adam Hamilton highlights five essential practices modeled in Christ’s own walk with God and reinforced throughout the New Testament. Discover the transformational power of worship, study, serving, giving, and bearing witness to your faith.
Group E- Thursdays @6pm
Leader: Alison McCrary
“Deep Unto Deep”- Poetry has played a role in spirituality since the earliest periods of Judeo-Christian history from which we have the Psalms. There are many modern Christian poets who continue that tradition. This small group will read, discuss and pray with the poems of Brother David Hodges. Brother David Hodges is a monk at the Cistercian Abbey on Caldey Island, Wales. If poetry scares you a little – his will not! His poems are short, simple and beautiful! We’ll be reading poems from his most recent book of poetry: Deep unto Deep, discussing them and using them as a springboard for prayer. The book costs $13. The group will meet Thursdays at 6 pm at the church – with the option to join via Zoom.
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.
- A 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.