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

 

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: Forgotten God

Description:  Francis Chan offers a compelling invitation to understand, embrace, and follow the Holy Spirit’s direction in our lives. In the name of the Father, the Son, and … the Holy Spirit. We pray in the name of all three, but how often do we live with an awareness of only the first two? As Jesus ascended into heaven, He promised to send the Holy Spirit—the Helper—so that we could be true and living witnesses for Christ. Unfortunately, today’s church has admired the gift but neglected to open it.

 

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: Sermon based study and discussion

Dan and Rhonda Tschantz (Shellsburg) | Monday Evening

Leader: Dan & Rhonda Tschantz

Contact: Rhonda (319.981.6423 |

Location: Oak Grove Church

Meets on: Mondays at 6:30pm

Studying: Sermon based study and discussion

Kurt 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.

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 beginning Sept. 16

Studying: Skeptics Answered

Description: We will dive into some of the most-asked questions regarding the validity of the Christian faith and provides factual, well-reasoned answers. We will examine the reliability of the Bible, the nature of God, and Christian faith in the face of life’s harsh realities. 

Parent Equip (Shellsburg) | Wednesday evening

Leader: Pastor Matt Magee

Contact: Pastor Matt (319.453.2065 | matt@oakgrove.cc)

Location: Oak Grove Church, room 202

Meets on: Wednesday evenings at 6:30

Studying: Topics that relate to the challenges of parenting and providing tools to help equip parents in their role. 

 

Bill Sellers (Shellsburg) | Thursday morning (men)

Leader: Bill Sellers

Contact: (319.361.6098 | bncsellers@gmail.com)

Location: 6101 32nd Ave, Shellsburg

Meets on: Thursday mornings at 10:00

Description: Before ascending to heaven, Jesus instructed his followers to “make disciples of all nations.” But what does this command actually entail? What does it look like for Christians to care for one another’s spiritual well-being and growth? In this introduction to the basics of discipling, veteran pastor and author Mark Dever uses biblical definitions and practical examples to show how Christians can help one another become more like Christ every day. This short book explains how discipling should function in the context of the local church, cultivating a culture of edification and growth.

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