At Edgewood we focus on Gathering, Growing, Giving, and Going as we live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We see Growth Groups as our primary vehicle for fostering spiritual growth and Biblical maturity in the lives of Christ followers.
Growth Groups come in two varieties:
1) Smaller groups that meet throughout the week either in homes, coffee shops, or the church. The character of these types of groups are informal and have flexible structures.
2) Small to Medium sized groups that meet on Sunday mornings at 8am and during Sunday services at 9am and 10:45am. The character of these groups are more structured like a class.
Our Sunday morning Growth Group schedule:
Discovery Group: Led by Mike Russell. Explore and discover Biblical answers to questions regarding daily living. Group participation, self-study, and encouragement are important group dynamics.
Ladies Connect is a caring, friendly group that seeks to encourage one another through Bible study and discussion. Sections of the Bible are discussed through questions and group participation as Tina Martin helps women grow in their ability to be a more faithful follower of Christ.
Faith & Family cycles through a variety of topical Bible study series such as finances, marriage, apologetics, evangelism, and parenting. Spiritual growth and fellowship are central priorities for this group led by Micah Kuriscak.
SecondWinders is a senior adult group for ages 55 and up. This group sings hymns and spends time in God’s Word on various subjects that encourage growth in relationship with God. Pastor Ed leads this group.
In-Depth Scripture Study uses a verse-by-verse format for studying the Bible. Participants are challenged to know the Word of God and let it transform their lives. Dave McAnally leads this group.
Mainspring is designed for college and twenties looking to connect and study God’s Word together. This group use different teaching formats such as Bible study curriculum, small group discussion, and video series based on Scripture. Grab a cup of coffee and gather with other college students and young professionals from the QC.
Learning to Walk uses a video format for instruction and group participation to grow spiritually. This group seeks to deal with the challenges of spiritual growth and has a strong family atmosphere. The group is led by Pastor Andy.
The Bereans are energetic in their study of Scripture. Processing Scripture together provides encouragement to live biblically and be godly in belief and behavior. This group is led by Don Johnston.
Foundations is led by Pastor Dan Cullett. This group focuses on body life and foundational truths of Christianity. It is an interactive group that includes both married couples and singles in a wide age range.
Biblical ViewPoints is a group where you learn to look at life from a Biblical perspective. Pastor Tim chooses a recent issue or news event and seeks to answer the question: “What does God say about this?” The study is flavored with group participation and includes a time of getting acquainted.
We also offer short-term growth group electives throughout the year.
All groups that meet are for the purpose of spiritual growth. Whether the group meets in a home, coffee shop, or at the church, the goal is the same: to do God's Word together so that we become deeper disciples of Jesus Christ.
Who are Growth Groups for?
Anyone can join a Growth Group! There are Growth Groups for singles, college students, younger marrieds, older marrieds, and so on. If there is a need for a group that does not exist, we will seek to create one.
What will I do in a Growth Group?
Each Growth Group does some things different from other groups. But in each group, you will get to know others and have a chance to let them know you. You will share things for others to pray over and be able to pray for other people as well. Each group usually spends some time exploring the Bible and making application from that study to their lives. Many Growth Groups volunteer and serve together, frequently enjoy some time together through a meal, or fellowship together in some other way.
How do I find and get involved in a Growth Group?
Email us and express your interest! We will get back to you and help you find a group that would be a good fit. There’s no pressure to stay in the first Growth Group you try. We want you to get into a Growth Group that works for you to grow! Please click on this link and give us some information to start the process of getting you connected with a Growth Group!