Our next semester of small groups will begin SOON!

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, our small groups will not follow the same format they typically have. Our small groups will be conducted via Zoom.

We will have three different small groups this semester. There will be three different leader, three different times and three different topics.

This semester of small groups will start the week of January 24th and will run thru the week of March 7th. There will be NO SMALL GROUPS the week of February 14th thru 21st. 

None of the small groups will require you to buy a book. Choose a group, sign up at the bottom of this page. Once you register, you will receive a welcome email from the leader with the Zoom info from the leader.

Here are the options:

Monday Small Group

Topic: The Art of Marriage

Summary: Every marriage is unique, expressed by the colorful personalities of each spouse and textured by the circumstances at play in their lives. Blending these to make marriage work is a divinely inspired art form - challenging to master but definitely worth the effort.

When: Mondays at 9:00 PM
Leader: Caleb Stoner

Tuesday Small Group

Topic: I Wish Jesus Hadn’t Said That

Summary: This Small Group study will focus on finding joy in the inconvenience of discipleship. Jesus never said that following him would be easy. We will consider sayings of Jesus that will reveal where our affections lie. Sayings such as: “Love your enemies,” “You cannot serve God and money,” “Take up your cross and follow me.” As disciples of Jesus, we must grapple with what it means to follow him and accept what Jesus says to do constitutes the good life- no matter how countercultural it may seem. Doing so will powerfully reorient our hearts.

When: Tuesdays at 7:30 PM
Leader: Jim Paul


Additional Info: This study is based on a book by the same name written by Steve Timmis. The book is not required for this Small Group. If you would like to get the book, prices range from $7.49 for an e-book to $13.49 for paperback on Amazon or Christian Book Distributors.


Thursday Small Group

Topic: The Shema Prayer - A study on Deuteronomy 6:4-5

Summary: For thousands of years, Jewish people have twice daily prayed the "Shema". It's a prayer that calls people to respond to God's divine love with faithfulness and devotion. In this study we'll be investigating several original Hebrew words to better understand how to respond to God on a daily basis. We'll cover Deuteronomy 6:4-5 which is known as the Shema Prayer. Shema means "to listen". But it’s more than that. Shema is an urgent call to not only hear God with our ears but to also respond to him with our whole lives.

When: Thursdays at 9:00 PM
Leader: Jeff Paul

If you need more information about small groups, or if you are having a hard time registering, please call the church office, 607-271-9575 or email us at:

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