Community  Groups

Relationship

Gospel-revealing Community Groups help you build biblical friendship that grow as you study and apply the Bible to your life with others. Your group grows together as you work together serve others through love. The Bible calls this koinonia, or fellowship, when our relationships and cooperative efforts are centered around proclaiming the name of Jesus Christ!

These relationships are gospel-revealing because they are formed by the unity we have as followers of Jesus Christ. The gospel is the good news that Jesus paid the penalty for our sin by His death on the cross, and when we turn away from our life of sin and put our faith in His free offer of salvation, this alone restores our once-broken relationship with God.

God then gives His Church, Christians, supernatural relationships that grow into a special kind of community that glorifies God because they make His invisible power and wisdom visible!

 

Connect with a Community Group

 

Brewer/Rich (Shellsburg) | Wednesday evening

Leader: Kurt Rich (standing in for Steve Brewer)

Contact: Kurt (319.981.1506 | richreds@aol.com) or Christine Brewer (319.560.8433 | sncbrewcrew@msn.com)

Location: Oak Grove Church, room 202

Meets on: Wednesday evenings at 6:30

Studying: How People Change by Paul David Tripp and Tim Lane

Description: The Gospel of Jesus Christ promises a changed heart. But so many of us are stuck. We make sinful choices again and again. We’re trapped by repetitive selfish behaviors.

Scripture would tells us that change is a process, not an event. When the Bible talks about the gift of a new heart, it promises a heart that is capable of being changed.

How People Change targets the root of a person – the heart. When our core desires and motivations change, only then will behavior follow. Using a biblical model of Heat, Thorns, Cross, and Fruit, Paul David Tripp and Tim Lane reveal how lasting change is possible.

You don’t need to be stuck anymore. In Christ, you are a new creation. The old has gone and the new has come.

Discover your new potential in Christ.

Driessen (Center Point) | Sunday evening

Leader: Todd and Joleen Driessen

Contact: Todd (319.521.0309 | todd.oakgrove@gmail.com) or Joleen (319.202.8044 | jdriessen@cpuschools.org)

Location: 4654 Urbana Rd, Center Point

Meets on: Sunday evenings at 5:30pm

Studying: Psalm 119 by Matt Chandler

Description: Even the most mature believers face dark nights of the soul. During those times, God feels distant, His Word dry, and the vibrant intimacy we knew before seems absent leaving us wondering, “Where is the Lord in this?” In Psalm 119, pastor Matt Chandler aims to introduce viewers to the words of King David who experienced similar seasons of life. Serving as the anchor for the study, Psalm 119 demonstrates the power of God’s Word in the lives of believers and its ability to provide a warm blanket for the soul.

Roxanne Ervin (Shellsburg) | Sunday afternoon

Leader: Roxanne Ervin

Contact: Roxanne (319.241-6518 | roxanne.ervin@juno.com)

Location: Oak Grove in Room 202

Meets on: Sundays at 12:00pm (bring a sack lunch)

Studying: Psalm 119 by Matt Chandler

Description: Even the most mature believers face dark nights of the soul. During those times, God feels distant, His Word dry, and the vibrant intimacy we knew before seems absent leaving us wondering, “Where is the Lord in this?” In Psalm 119, pastor Matt Chandler aims to introduce viewers to the words of King David who experienced similar seasons of life. Serving as the anchor for the study, Psalm 119 demonstrates the power of God’s Word in the lives of believers and its ability to provide a warm blanket for the soul.

Roxie Wood (Shellsburg) | Wednesday morning (ladies)

Leader: Roxie Wood

Contact: Roxie Wood (319.540.9214 | roxie_wood@yahoo.com)

Location: Oak Grove Church, room 202

Meets on: Wednesday mornings at 10:00

Studying: Walking with Jesus with Luke

Description: This study provides the unique perspective on Jesus’ birth, ministry, death, and resurrection.

Marlyn White (Shellsburg) | Thursday morning (men)

Leader: Marlyn White

Contact: Name (319.521.7092 | mlwhitehouse@fmtcs.com)

Location: 607 Main St NW, Shellsburg

Meets on: Thursday mornings at 10:00

Chris and Jen Belyeu (Urbana) | Sunday afternoon

Leader: Chris and Jen Belyeu

Contact: Chris (319.929.0560 | belyeu03@gmail.com) or Jen (319.929.8392 | same email)

Location: 409 Hope Ave., Urbana

Meets on: Sundays at 4:00pm

Studying: Community: Your Path to Progress by Andy Stanley

Description: How do you plan to get where you’re going? If your desired destination were Topeka, this would be an easy question. You’d get your maps app and GPS set up and get moving. But what if you wanted to go somewhere else? What if instead of making progress down the highway, you wanted to make spiritual progress? What would you bring along with you to ensure you reached your destination? What would you depend on to keep you on course?

When it comes to spiritual progress, nothing will help you stay on course and keep you moving toward your desired destination like being in gospel-revealing community. By connecting with others who have similar spiritual goals, you will be set up for sustained growth that you wouldn’t be able to achieve on your own.

Bryan and Ann Edwards (Vinton) | Monday evening

Leaders: Bryan & Ann Edwards

Contact: Bryan (319.560.9835 | edwards.bryan1929@gmail.com) or Ann (319.560.9896 |  ba32s@msn.com)

Location: 503 W. 5th St, Vinton

Meets on: Mondays at 6:30pm

Studying: Crazy Love by Francis Chan

Description: It’s crazy, if you think about it. The God of the universe loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss. God is calling you to a passionate love relationship with Himself. Because the answer to religious complacency isn’t working harder at a list of do’s and don’ts—it’s falling in love with God.

Rich (Vinton) | Tuesday morning (men)

Leader: Kurt Rich

Contact: Kurt (319.981.1506 | richreds@aol.com)

Location: 6026 26th Ave., Vinton

Meets on: Tuesday mornings at 6:30

Studying: Various Bible books

Description: As men we gather around the Word for study, prayer, encouragement and accountability.