What is a Small Group?

Small Groups are the place where you can connect with others in our church family. Each week or two your group will gather to laugh and cry, listen and share, and love and care for one another. If you’ve never been a part of a small group, this is the time to give it a try! Connect through a special interest group or grow through a life group!



Focus: Special Interest groups encourage us to experience fellowship by connecting through common interests or life experiences.

 Focus: Special Interest groups encourage us to experience fellowship by connecting through common interests or life experiences.

The Journey

  •  Every Tuesday at 8:00 PM
  •  Meeting in the Church Atrium
  •  Leaders: Phil & Jennifer McMurry
  •  Contact: Phil McMurry 419-302-1099
  •  College Students


Flourish Women's Bible Study

  •  Thursdays from 10-11:30 AM in Room 105
  •  Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 PM in Room 105


Single Moms’ Group

  • Wednesdays at 6:30 PM-(Same Schedule as AWANA, so Childcare is Available!)
  •  Meeting at the Church
  • Contact: Barb Sprague 419-642-5185


Cuddles from Cable

  • A ministry that knits or crochets beanies and other creations for new babies at our local hospitals! They meet once and month on various days and have a collection at the end of the month!
  •  Leader:  Jennifer McMurry
  •  Contact: mogojen@yahoo.com


Wednesday Night Life Group: Led by Pastor Mike & Jesse Jordan

  • 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 6:30-8:00 PM
  • Meeting at the church
  • Contact Church Office: 419-331-5500
  • Child Care Provided
  • This group lives life together in increasing challenging ways to reach new levels of obedience in discipleship. Come grow with us!


Cook Life Group

  • Sundays @ 6:30 PM
  • Starts November 1, 2015
  •  Meeting @ Steve & Deb Cook’s Home (3245 Cynthia Dr., Lima)
  • Leader: Steve Cook
  • Contact: scook61@woh.rr.com
  • No child care provided, but not opposed to the possibility of children.
  • "Our group is mostly "Middle Age" folks but we’re all still young at heart and anyone is welcome. We take  time for coffee and fellowship, praying together, and spending time in the word."

Chaffins’ Life Group

  •  2nd & 4th  Sundays @ 6:00 PM
  •  Meeting at Gary and Pam Chaffins’ (on Austin Ct. near Edgewood Dr.)
  •  Leader: Gary Chaffins
  •  Contact: 419-225-8179
  •  Group make-up: Seniors (50 to mid 80's)
  •  This group is primarily for “empty-nesters”. We focus on studying  God’s Word together while building relationships and supporting one another in prayer.


Benroth-Kallenberg Life Group

  • Meets 2 Sundays a month at the home of those who are in the group
  • We enjoy dinner together (Pot Luck Style), socialize and discuss biblical topics that help us grow in our faith and our personal relationship with Christ, as well as help us live according to God's will.
  • The group ranges in age. Most are mid to late 20's/early 30's, with some in their 40's.
  • Children of all ages are welcome! Two families have teenage daughters who are able to watch the kids while the adults are in the Bible Study.
  • Contact: Ellie Benroth 419-236-7387 elliebenroth@yahoo.com or via Facebook.


 Reeses’ Life Group

  •  Every other Tuesday 7-8 PM
  •  Meeting at the church in a classroom
  •  Leader: Gary Reese
  •  Contact #: 419-358-4207
  • No child care provided
  • Median age is probably 60 year young
  • Full of fellowship, prayer, and some lively discussions!