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Adult Ministries

Small Groups FAQ

What is a small group?
small groups are often called small groups.  They are typically groups of 8 to 14 people who meet regularly to share about their lives, support each other, study biblical truths, and even serve together.  And while they often meet in a home, they may also meet at other locations (Northminster, restaurant, office).
While a Campus group may be described as a neighborhood within the church landscape, a small group is a cul-de-sac within the church landscape.  These groups meet weekly or bi-weekly and are designed to develop deeper friendships as they function more like “extended family”.  Groups can choose to be open groups accepting new members or they can be closed groups due to space issues, purpose,etc.

Why join a small group?
A small group isn’t just one more thing to add to your already busy schedule. It’s where we connect on a deeper level with other people.  Dr. Henry Cloud, Christian Psychologist and author, describes people as God’s Plan A.  People are God’s primary plan for growing our faith and living life.  We need each other.

What does a small group do?
Every group is a little different, but generally the group will spend time catching up and sharing about their week, delve into a Bible study or a Biblically based book and talk about how it applies in their lives, and pray for each other.  Oh, and laugh and share fun food!  Many groups may also find a way to serve together.

How do I find a small group?
For information on any of the following groups, download this list of current list of small groups or contact Laura McGrath at 931-0243 or .

 


Campus Groups:

Campus groups usually meet at the Northminster campus.  These groups are midsize (15-30 people).  They are designed to foster “community” within the broader body of Northminster.  Meetings typically include casual fellowship around coffee and/or food, a prayer and care time, and active learning through interactive Bible teaching.

 

Sunday Morning Groups:

Bible Believers (9:15 am): uses the “International Bible lessons for Christian Teaching” curriculum series. They meet in Room 2
Small Group led by Laura McGrath (9:00 A.M.) meets in the Lounge. This group is in the midst of a Tony Evan’s study called Like No Other.
Small Group led by Scott Steel (10:30 A.M.) meets in Founders’ Hall. For the next several weeks this group will be learning about the Enneagram.
Small Group led by Anne McEldowney (10:30 A.M.) meets in the Library. This group is made up of parents of young children and thirty somethings. They are in the middle of discussion The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis.

 

Weekday/Evening Groups:

Monday Mornings (for women only) at 10:00 A.M. in the Lounge led my Laura McGrath.  These women are in the middle of a study called Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed by Priscilla Shirer, Beth Moore and Kay Arthur.
Monday Evenings (for men only) at 7:00 P.M. at various houses. This group is taking a hiatus until after Labor Day. They would be happy to have new members when they reconvene in the fall.
Monday Evenings at 7:00 P.M. at  Jan & Jim Golan’s house in Maple Knoll Village. This co-ed group also has room for new members.
Wednesday Evening Group (for men only) at 6:30 P.M. in the Library led by Dave Decker.
Thursday Evening Group (for men only) at 7:30 P.M. in the Library. They are currently reading through the gospel of Matthew and will be starting The Daniel Plan soon.
Friday Morning Men’s (for men only) at 6:30 A.M. in Room 5. This group meet for one hour every Friday morning. Food is served at this small group.
Presbyterian Women’s Circles (meet September – May): This women’s groups has a mission focus and meet monthly for Bible study and fellowship.  The Circle meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 1:30 P.M. in the Lounge (September-May).

For questions about any of these groups contact Laura McGrath at 205-7075 or

 

Social and Service Groups:

Social groups meet on a monthly basis for fellowship and fun.
Women’s Outreach Choir – rehearses Tuesday mornings and sings at venues all around Cincinnati. Click here for additional information about this group
50+ Group: A program for senior adults that sponsors a luncheon and guest speaker at Northminster on the third Thursday of each month.  Check out the Upcoming Events calendar on the third Thursday to see who the speaker will be and to RSVP. This Group meets from September thru May.
Men’s First Thursday Luncheon: Meets on the first Thursday of the month at a local restaurant.  Check the Upcoming Event Calendar to see where they are meeting this month
The Prayer Shawl Ministry: meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 1:00 P.M. in Room 5.  This is a group that prayerfully knit shawls & lap robes for people in need (surgery, difficult times). Simple knitting… anyone can join. Contact  for additional information or to join this group