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Small Groups

To learn more about the LifeEd ministry of First Christian Church and how to join (or start) a small group, please contact Michael Miller via e-mail at We look forward to "Doing Life Together" with you as we know, grow, and go!

  • Idolatry vs. Addiction ~ Facilitated by Amy Holt
  • What does the Bible have to say about idolatry and addiction? Together we’ll learn how to recognize it and how to turn to the Lord for help. This is a limited-sized group which requires respect and confidentiality.

  • Life in the Midst of Loss ~ Facilitated by Brenda Parker
  • This is an 8-10 week grief-support group that will be centered around the healing process. We will use expression and sharing of creative writings in order to explore God’s presence through the experience of personal loss.

  • Hope Seekers ~ Facilitated by Kathryn Culbertson
  • Have you ever been in a tough situation? Don’t give up! It may be painful, with no end in sight, like Joseph in the pit, but you will get through it with God’s help! Max Lucado’s series, You Will Get through This, is our guide. Resource cost is $12.

  • Recovering & Rejoicing ~ Facilitated by Steve Coe
  • “All have sinned.” Habit-based burdens that are not dealt with can, over time, become damaging. With privacy and confidentiality, offering “real life” lessons, this 12-step based group offers hope and encouragement. Friday nights at FCC.

  • Couples Dinner Club ~ Facilitated by Ann Clippard
  • A couples group that will meet monthly for dinner and fun. Details will be determined by the group.

  • Neighborhood Bible Studies ~ F/b Carol Blankenbeckler
  • This group has been meeting weekly at each other’s homes for some time and is looking to multiply for the Kingdom. We are currently studying the book of James and enjoying great fellowship. This is a great place for long-term relationship growth. Join us as we “divide and conquer” for the joy of God’s love.

  • Love in Action ~ Facilitated by Sam Craven
  • Are you sometimes perplexed by Jesus’s teaching? This group takes a look at Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount and many counter-intuitive Biblical truths, such as the idea that brokenness is the way to wholeness and that emptiness is required to know true fullness. Only when you come to “the end of me” can you

    begin to experience the full, blessed, and whole life Jesus offers.

  • Life with Lucado ~ Facilitated by Kevin Keene
  • This group will be going through a study of Max Lucado’s book 3:16: The Numbers of Hope. Pastor Lucado calls John 3:16 the “Hope Diamond of the Bible” and believes it is this verse—more than any other—which can deliver us from despair and provide us with undeniable hope. We “hope” you can join us.

  • The Power of Prayer ~ Facilitated by Loumay Mendez
  • This group will uncover the importance of prayer for ourselves and others, learn strategies that can help us to pray more effectively (e.g., how to pray scripture over our specific needs and circumstances), and learn what God’s promises are to His children as are found in His Word. Meets Wednesdays at 9:00am.

  • YOMANKI (YOung MArried No KIds) ~ with Tim Bussey
  • Young married couples will delve into the Bible and examine it verse-by-verse for real-life application. Friendships, spiritual growth, and growing together as a couple through fun and fellowship are the goals of this small group.

  • Young Family Life ~ Facilitated by Pete Kunkle
  • This is a great place if you have a young family and are looking to make great connections with other families. We meet Sunday afternoons at FCC, and child-care is part of our package, along with fun, fellowship, and Spiritual growth.

  • Five F’s of Discipleship: Fellowship, Friends, Faith, Family & Fun ~ Facilitated by April & Joe Fjeld
  • Get to know Jesus and others who love Him! This is a familyoriented group whose name says it all. Childcare is available for a low cost.

  • Marriage: 2 Become 1 ~ Facilitated by Tim & Jennifer Riley
  • Using God’s word to reflect on growing as one, one by one. Inviting married couples and invested halves from all backgrounds who are willing to share their struggles and successes with the “marriage merger” as a means of ministering to each other and encouraging growth.

  • The Art of Marriage ~ Facilitated by Tony & Becky Vandiver
  • The Art of Marriage is a Family Life DVD-driven study that weaves together expert teaching, real-life stories, humorous vignettes, and more to portray both the challenges and the beauty of God’s design. Limited space available.

  • The Encouragers ~ Facilitated by Earnie & Sharon Tyra
  • If you’re a mature adult looking for a place of camaraderie and connection, join us as we look at God’s Word with our earned wisdom based on life’s experiences. Mixed with fellowship and good company, this home-based group is for you.

  • SON-day Nights ~ Facilitated by Tony & Becky Vandiver
  • An open invitation for married couples who are looking for fellowship, the breaking of bread, and the sharpening of their marriage. This is a welcoming group which will meet on Sunday nights; we will be ministering to each other.

  • Thursday Nite CARE Group ~ Facilitated by Sue Giachero
  • This group has been together for many years and is composed of couples who share a meal, fellowship, fun, prayer, and devotion time. They minister to one another in times of joy and need. If you’d like to join a loving “family,” you’re invited. Limited space.

  • FORE-given: Golfing 4 Jesus ~ Facilitated by Ernie Holt
  • This is a group for those who love the Lord, love to play golf, and are looking to belong to a group of like-minded duffers! “Pray-n-play” is the motto of this small group who knows it’s how you recover that determines how well you do in life.

  • Sew-to-Sow ~ Facilitated by Sandra Ward
  • One of FCC’s most impactful service groups, Sew-to-Sow, has provided more than 7,000 new outfits for needy children around the world in just 3 years. If you have a “thimble” of caring and want touch a child’s life while having a lot of fun, please join us!

  • Moms Hand-n-Hand ~ facilitated by Melissa Johnson & Lynn Miller
  • Meals, emergency childcare, hospital visitations, and other acts of service are the mainstay of this FCC-focused service group. Ifyou have a servant’s heart, join us as we minister to our church family of young families in their time of need. The more who serve, the more can be served.

  • Beauty for Ashes ~ Facilitated by Lynn Perrigo
  • We’ve all suffered various forms of abuse in our lives, some more than others. This group will focus on the healing and growth that God provides as He creates “beauty from ashes.” We will meet at FCC for 12 weeks of sharing, loving, and growing in God’s Word.

  • Chat Café ~ Facilitated by Ann Clippard
  • A “morning coffee club” for women. This group will meet each week and will be an open discussion around a book topic.

  • Daughters of Abba ~ Facilitated by Tammy Starbuck
  • We are dedicated to understanding a woman’s role in the Kingdom and becoming the women God created us to be. This group is designed to build life-long relationships around encouragement, love, and acceptance.

  • Missy’s Book Study ~ Facilitated by Missy Garrett
  • Learn the difference between saying “yes” to everyone and “YES” to God in this empowering study based on The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst (Proverbs 31 Ministry). Limited space available.

  • Single Sisters & Friends ~ Facilitated by Sandra Ward
  • This fellowship-based group offers many service opportunities as well as spiritual encouragement. Relationships bloom and grow through the sisterhood cultivated in this group. This is your invitation to visit and find your place to serve, love, and have fun.

  • Wounded Wings & Broken Roads ~ with Rebecca Baltzer
  • A unique, home-based group where each woman receives a tool box & a weekly tool to put in it. Designed to help heal the wounded and develop a spiritual walk for daily living. Sisters trusting sisters, gaining confidence learning their identity in Christ Jesus. Group will meet on Sundays from 6pm-8pm. Resource: Living and Walking in the Spirit by Robert Koide.

  • "The Quest:An excursion toward intimacy with God," by Beth Moore.
  • This study is a 7-week class, using questions from Scripture to lead us to intimacy with the One who knows YOU best. Class begins Tuesday, September 26th through November 7th from 6:30 until 8PM in Room C005. Bible study guides will be available in class for $16.00. Class led by Helen Peddycord

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