Covenant Small Groups

     And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing but encouraging one another -- and all the more as you see the day approaching. Hebrews 10:24-25

Goal: to have multiple small group offerings throughout the year with the nature of the groups being more fluid. The small groups will meet weekly with the times/locations/venues to be set by the leaders, ideally we'd love to have several groups try out an in person/virtual combination.  Times/days will be set by leaders and participants will sign up for the time/day that's most convenient for them. This concept provides the fluidity that we're looking to achieve, knowing that peoples schedules change or fluctuate throughout the year. Please contact John Bystroff by phone or email, if you have questions, would like to facilitate, or have ideas for a group topic.


Format:

  • Social time: get to know each other and what is happening in each other’s lives
  • Devotional: this will be provided and will be tied to Pastor Jeff’s sermon series (more information to come later)
  • Response: an opportunity to respond to the devotional
  • Prayer time: receive prayer requests and pray as a group
  • Other content: elements are at the discretion of the leader and group

Schedule of Events for 2021:

  • Session 1/Winter Session:    14 February-28 March
  • Session 2/Spring Session:    18 April-30 May
  • Session 3/Summer Session:  11 July-21 August
  • Session 4/Fall Session:         19 September-30 October - register here
  • Session 5/Advent Session:   28 November-25 December

Fall Session September 19-October 30

Small groups meet for a 6-week session, starting the week of September 19 and conclude by October 30. These groups are held either completely or partially online on a day of the week and time of the facilitator's choosing. See more information below.


Please select the group you wish to join, by clicking on the highlighted text, it will take you to the registration. Groups will meet once a week for six consecutive weeks.

Couples of the Old Testament Book Study, September 21-October 26, Tuesdays at 6:30 pm - in person.

Sermon Series "We Do Have Some Answers.", September 22-0ctober 27, Wednesdays at 7:00 pm - virtually

Color of Compromise Book Study, September 22-October 27, Wednesdays at 7:00 pm - in person and online.


Below the groups are listed and their descriptions.


"The Color of compromise" Book Study

This Wednesday group will be discussing the book The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church's Complicity in Racism by Jemar Tisby This book is both enlightening and compelling telling a history we either ignore or just don't know. Equal parts painful and inspirational, it details how the American church has, helped create and maintain racist ideas and practices. You will be guided in thinking through concrete solutions for improved race relations and a racially inclusive church. Meetings are a hybrid model.

"Couples of the old testament" Book study

On Tuesday's at 6:30 pm, our host will open his house for an in depth discussion of the book Couples of the Old Testament by Dale and Sandy Larsen. The Old Testament tells the stories of fascinating men and women in relationship: couples who live with chronic disappointment, couples who overcome all obstacles to be together, in-laws who can't stand each other, a wife who risks death if she walks in on her husband unannounced, and a husband who takes back his wife when she becomes a prostitute. There are arranged marriages, fiercely loving marriages, enduring marriages, an instant marriage, a coerced marriage, and a perfect marriage—until the couple blew it! In this  Bible study, you will dig deeper into these relationships highlighted in the Bible to learn important lessons about marriage, God and yourself.

Sermon series scripture "We Do have some answers"

This will be a 6 week session.

Hosted via Zoom, come discuss each week's sermon on Wednesday evenings for a deeper exploration of the message. This fall we will discuss some of the answer we do have.