Join a small groups circle to share life, pursue God and invest in others.
Here are some frequently asked questions about Small Groups.
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We’re excited you are ready to take a NEXT STEP by joining a small group.
Each Fall and Winter. Our men’s, women’s and young adult’s ministries launch new small groups; however, you can still join later in the year. Dates and sign up information will be available through our various connections (digital bulletin, online & social media). See the campus ministry coordinators if you are interested in signing up after group launch.
Group Launch. Join a new small group that meets online, in a home, or in a coffee shop at one of our twice-yearly events called Group Launch. Watch our various connections (digital bulletin, online & social media) for the dates to sign up.
Send us an email if you have further questions.
Usually we connect people in small groups by location, stages of life, availability and by Ada Bible campus.
Childcare is available for ABC Moms on Tuesday mornings at the East Paris Campus as well as for Thrive on-campus groups that meet on Wednesday mornings at each campus.
Childcare registration is required.
Some small groups last several months and some for several years. We don’t have a magic formula for how long a group will last. Our hope is that spiritual growth and healthy relationships happen no matter how long the groups meets.
We provide a resource called the Sermon Discussion Guide. Many of our groups study this material that circles back to the sermon and is updated/emailed each Sunday morning.
Each small group is different with different needs. Our on-campus men’s and women’s small groups meet most weeks during the school year. Other small groups meet online, in people’s homes, workplace or other places in the community. To best share life, pursue God and invest in others—we encourage small groups to meet weekly or at least every other week.
We desire all small group leaders to be seasoned followers of Jesus who love to see people spiritually grow in a relational environment. We don’t require a seminary degree or special counseling gifts. We simply want people who care for others and can bring direction and life-giving conversations to a group of people. We provide oversight and additional resources (such as the Sermon Discussion Guide) to help our small group leaders lead well.