we exist to grow in faith

One of our priorities as a church is to help each person to grow in their faith in God.  God wants us to have faith in Him, and to increase in that faith.  But how?  It's not something we can just wish for or work up on our own.  

How can we grow in faith?

Faith is an unshakable belief in God and the promises of God. Faith also involves God’s commands. We’re expected to put such confidence in everything God tells us to do that we actually do it! So a simple, but important part, of growing in your faith is to learn about God and His promises. To do that you need to study the Bible.

To help you grow in your faith we offer many small groups that study and explore the teachings of the Bible.   

Click here to visit the Groups section of our website which contains more information about all of our small groups ministry. We hope that you will choose to grow in your faith and connect with one of these groups.

current small groups



Current Topic: The Book of Philippians

With sixteen references to “joy” and “rejoicing,” Philippians is one of the apostle Paul’s most upbeat letters, even though he wrote it in “bonds” (1:13). Paul thanks the church at Philippi for its support (1:5) and encourages its people to “rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice” (4:4).

Leader: Dave Millard

Location: Ministry Center Conference Room, first floor, south end.

Time: 9:45 am

Discovery Class

Current Topic: Genesis chapters 1-11

The first part of Genesis, chapters 1-11, traces the story of God and the whole world from creation all the way to the tower of Babel. 

Leader: Steve Duller

Location: Main Building, Room F1 (rear of our Fellowship Hall)

Time: 9:45 am

Life Changes

Current Topic:  The Book of Colossians

False teaching (“enticing words,” 2:4) had infiltrated the church at Colosse, apparently causing some people to add unnecessary and unhelpful elements to their Christian faith. Paul sent this letter to remind Christians of the superiority of Jesus over Jewish rules and regulations (2:16), angels (2:18), and anything else. Jesus is “the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature" (1:15).

Leader: Tim Dow

Location: Church Library Room

Time: 9:45 am

Start-Up Group

Current Topic: Seven Churches in Revelation

What do we do when the seas of culture become stormy? Sixty years after Jesus' resurrection, the young Church feared it would founder in the rising waves: idol worship, false teachers, immorality, persecution, and more. In the midst of the storm, Jesus speaks through the pen of the apostle John, with urgent and practical words-words that remain full of application for us today. 

Leaders:  Jim and Sherri Arbogast

Location: Ministry Center, north end, second floor

Time: 9:45 am


Junior High Group

Description:  Grades 7-9

Current Topic:  “Why Jesus?” In this series we are addressing some of the tough questions that students have about Jesus.

Leader: Michael Heckert

Location: Meets in our Ministry Center: first floor, north end.

Time: 9:45 am

Senior High Group

Description:  Grades 10-12

Current Topic: A Study of the Book of First Peter;

Students learn great lessons from Peter, who was one of Jesus’ closest friends and companions, and someone who rose above great failure as he served Jesus.  Jesus loved him, forgave him, restored him, and used him to do great things for God.

Leader: Leanna Gentry

Location: Meets in our Ministry Center: first floor, north end.

Time: 9:45 am



Description:  Grades 4-6

Leader: Craig Satterfield

Location: Meets in our Ministry Center: second floor, south end.

Time: 9:45 am

Primary 1,2

Description:  Grades 1-2

Leader: Sue Mosley

Location: Meets in our main building: Children's Wing, Room

Time: 10:00 am

Primary 3

Description:  Grade 3

Leader: Diane Dikin

Location: Meets in our main building: Children's Wing, Room

Time: 10:00 am

Pre K and K

Description:  Children ages 5 through kindergarten

Leaders: Kelly Satterfield and Kaye Willis

Location: Meets in our main building: Children's Wing, Room

Time: 10:00 am


Tuesday Morning Women's Small Group

Current Topic: Psalm 119

Even the most mature believers face dark nights of the soul. During those times, God feels distant, His Word dry, and the vibrant intimacy we knew before seems absent leaving us wondering, “Where is the Lord in this?” In Psalm 119, we are introduced to the words of King David who experienced similar seasons of life. Serving as the anchor for the study, Psalm 119 demonstrates the power of God’s Word in the lives of believers and its ability to provide a warm blanket for the soul.

Leader: Kristin Beardslee

Location: Meets in our main building: Room F1

Time: 9:15 am

Wednesday Evening Adult Bible Group

Current Topic: Experiencing Christ Together

Whether you’re a seasoned believer or brand new Christian, over the next few weeks we’re going to walk in the footsteps of his first disciples to see him afresh: as Teacher, Healer, Shepherd, Servant, Savior, and Risen Lord.  These times together will lay the foundation for radical discipleship as our hearts are once again captured by who he is.

Leader: Scott Gentry

Location: Meets in our main building: Fellowship Hall.  Childcare is provided.

Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm

With Reason Youth Group

Description:  Teens in 7-12 grades

Current Topic:  “Know God.” 

There’s no formula for knowing everything about God, but there are a few things you can do to get to know Him better. In this series we look at ways all of us can get to know God better through creation, prayer, study, and worship.

Leader: Michael Heckert

Location: Meets in our Ministry Center; first floor, north end; gym

Time: 7:00 pm

Friday Evening Monthly Women's Bible Group

Current Topic:  Jesus the One and Only

In this study you'll be invited to know Christ personally. Watch and listen as He breaks up a funeral by raising the dead, confronts conniving religious leaders of His day, teaches on a Galilean hillside, or walks on the waves and calms the storm.  Like a ragtag band of followers two thousands years ago, you will never be the same again after such an up close and personal encounter.

Leader: Kelly Satterfield

Location: Meets in our main building: Room F1

Day and Time: Third Fridays, 6:00 pm