Small Groups

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Small Groups

We are a Small Group driven church.

The purpose of Small Groups is to foster communities that love, follow, and honour Jesus. Small Groups are typically a combination of Bible study, worship, prayer, and fellowship but each group has its own flavour. In Small Groups, we do life together and share where we are encountering Christ, because there is life when we encounter Christ.

Interested in signing up to lead a Small Group? Got a suggestion for a Small Group? CLICK HERE!

Fall Small Group sign up is now closed.

Check back for information and sign up for our Winter Small Groups.


Check out the current group descriptions below! 

 

 

Leaders: Lorraine Seals and Pam Lee

Group Name: “It’s Not Supposed to be This Way” six-week women’s Bible study (with DVDs) by Lysa Terkeurst

Location: Lee’s Home (Millwoods)

Frequency, Time and Date: Meeting for six weeks, Tuesday mornings, 10:30AM-12:30PM, September 10 & 17, October 1, 8, 15 & 22.

Number of Participants: 12 women

Cost: “It’s Not Supposed to be This Way” Workbook is $15 (The workbooks have been purchased by Lorraine, please pay her directly).

Description: We would like to invite you to meet together as women to discuss Lisa Terkeurst’s book, “It’s Not Supposed to be This Way.” Our hope is to help one another learn how to trust God’s goodness in times of uncertainty. 

Babysitting is not provided but babies 12 months and under are welcome.

 

 

 

Leaders: Colin and Nicky Eames co-leading with Rob and Alison Collins

Group Name: Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage

Location: Eames’ Home (South Central Edmonton) 

Frequency, Time and Date: Meeting every second week, Sunday nights 6:30PM-8:30PM; September 15 & 29, October 13 & 27, November 24 and December 8th (excluding Nov. 10, the marriage retreat weekend).

Number of Participants: Four couples (married, engaged, or considering marriage)

Cost: No cost

Description: We will be watching a DVD series by Mark Gunger called, “Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage.” Couples will laugh, learn, and be equipped to make real, positive changes to their marriage.

There are three spare rooms with beds and one crib available for children and babies that are able to sleep at other peoples homes.

 

 

 

 

Leaders: Rick and Nell VanDewark

Group Name: Collaboration: Working with the Holy Spirit

Location: VanDewark’s Home (Blackburne)

Frequency, Time and Date: Three-Session Study, Monday nights 7:00PM, September 16, 23 and 30th.

Number of Participants: Eight adults

Cost: No cost

Description: No one likes to pray ineffective prayers.  With over 40 years of practical ministry, Nell and I have learned how to pray more effectively with other people.  This course is a three-week study and practicum to help you partner with the Holy Spirit as you pray with others.

Children and babies are welcome.

 

 

 

 

Leaders: Rick and Deanna Showers

Group Name: The Strangest Secret

Location: Showers’ Home (Southwest Edmonton) 

Frequency, Time and Date: Meeting every week, Wednesday nights 7:00PM-8:30PM, September 18-25, October 2-23, November 6-27, and December 4th (Excluding Oct 30th).

Number of Participants: Eight adults

Cost: No cost (A workbook will be provided but it is strongly recommended that participants obtain a copy of “Lead the Field” by Earl Nightingale as it will be used as a course outline).

Description: “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” Prov 23:7. This is uncomfortably true. We are WHERE we are in life as a result of how we think–NOT circumstances, NOT luck, NOT “the breaks.”  Renewing our minds to the timeless truth of the Word and God’s principles and laws make for the abundant life Jesus spoke of. Our desire is that participants are challenged, inspired and activated to see themselves as “captains of their own ships.” Courageously launching out toward the higher calling of life in Christ. 

There are rooms and areas for babies to sleep and children to play, but participants are responsible for finding babysitters to watch their children during the Small Group.

 

 

 

 

Leaders: Adam and Nicole Webb

Group Name: Big Life Small Group

Location: Webb’s Home (West Edmonton)

Frequency, Time and Date: Meeting every week, Thursday nights 7:00PM-9:00PM, September 19-26, October 3-31, November 14-28, December 19th (excluding Nov 7).

Number of Participants: Six adults

Cost: No cost

Description: Come and join us as we “do life together!”  Our hope is to share in the ups and downs of life.  We encourage each other using biblical principles and the love we have with Jesus.

Babies 12 months and under are welcome.

 

 

 

 

Leaders: Matt and Haley Schafer

Group Name: Pod Club

Location: Schafer’s Home (Ottewell)

Frequency, Time and Date: Meeting every second week, Thursday nights 7:00PM-9:30PM, September 19, October 3, 17 & 31, November 14 & 28, Dec. 12.

Number of Participants: Ten adults 

Cost: No cost

Description: Do you like learning, but find reading a challenge?  Then this group might be for you! We will be listening to a God-focused podcast independently throughout the week and then come together to discuss as a group.  We will be taking turns selecting the podcasts that we listen to and will try to choose ones that are applicable and interesting to all of us as we grow in our relationship with Jesus.

 

 

 

Leaders: Matt and Shari Burk

Group Name: Podcast and Potluck

Location: Burk’s Home (Summerside)

Frequency, Time and Date: Meeting every second week, Saturday nights, 6:00PM-10:00PM, September 21, October 5 & 19, November 2, 16, & 30, December 14th.

Number of Participants: Eight adults 

Cost: No cost

Description: Jesus loved to eat and share meals with friends, as do we! Please come and join us as we discuss the weekly suggested podcast and enjoy tasty treats together. You will be asked to contribute each time with a potluck item. The main course will be rotated between the members of the group.

Babysitting is not provided but children and babies are welcome. During the podcast discussion, children will be asked to entertain themselves downstairs or watch a movie.

 

 

 

 

Leaders: Rob and Sherri Farbin

Group Name: Love Busters

Location: Farbin’s Home (Orchards)

Frequency, Time and Date: Meeting every second week, Sunday nights 7:30PM-9:00PM, September 22, October 6 & 20, November 3 & 17, December 1 & 15th).

Number of Participants: Six married couples 

Cost: Two books need to be purchased for this group:

  1. “Love Busters” by Dr. Willard F. Harley
  2. “5 Steps to Romantic Love,” a workbook for readers of “Love Busters” and “His
    Needs, Her Needs”

Description: We are excited to help you deepen your personal relationship with each other and to increase the joy and romance in your marriage.  We’ll meet in our home and learn and grow as couples. We will explore the six most common behaviours that make withdrawals in each other’s love banks and how to replace them in a way that creates closeness. 

Childcare is not provided, but you can put your child/children to bed at our house, provided that they are sleeping during the discussion.