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We currently have nearly 20 small groups at St. John’s, and this ministry continues to grow!   Through small groups, we find a place to build community, care for one another, and grow closer to God.  Of the small groups currently at St. John’s, many are faith-based Bible studies, some focus on parenting, some include recreational activities, such as golf, while others, like the Home Repair Group, spend most of their time serving others.   There is a group for everyone!  And if there isn’t, we’ll find a way to start one. The Small Group Ministry Leadership Team consists of individuals who care deeply about this ministry and work together to help it grow, while providing support to current small groups.  The team currently consists of Pastor Adam, Mark Butler, Heather Reiss, Mike Purdy, and myself.   We provide trainings and special events, connect with new disciples, and offer support to small group facilitators and members. As a member of several small groups in the past, and as a leader of the Parents in Christ Small Group, I have always felt a strong connection to this ministry and how it connects our disciples with each other and grows their faith. As a small group facilitator, I understand personally how important it is to feel support and connection from the church. I have loved seeing this through with our current small groups, and am so excited about the future growth of this ministry! If you are being called to join a current group, facilitate or join a new group, or would like to serve on the Small Group Ministry Team, I would love to hear from you!

 
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Alicia Huntley

Director of Small Group Ministries

ahuntley@stjohns-springfield.org

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FAITH STUDIES

 

 

Groups that gather to discuss the life of Jesus Christ, and what it means for their lives. 

GOD'S GIRLS WOMENS BIBLE STUDY

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Meets during Sprout (6:30-7:30 p.m.) every Wednesday.

Contact Sundae Johnson for more info

sundaejohnson@hotmail.com

SUNDAY NIGHT GROUP

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Meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month in disciples’ homes.

Contact Elaine Birtch for more info

Birtch32@aol.com

217.529.5885

FRIENDS IN CHRIST

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Meets at Concordia Village.

Contact Evelyn Lageman for more info

217.793.3356

NOVEL BUNCH BOOK CLUB

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Studies books, both faith-based and secular. Meets on the 4th Friday of each month at 7pm at various locations.

Contact Traci Michaud for more info

Traci Michaud: traci.michaud02@gmail.com

MEN'S TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY

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Meets on Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m. in the Parlor.

Contact George Lambert for more info

lambert.g@comcast.net

MEN'S EVENING BIBLE STUDY

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Meetings will be determined based on interest and disciples’ availability.

Contact Steve to get this small group started!

Steve Umland: steveumland@gmail.com

New group!

YOUNG ADULTS

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Meets at 6:45 p.m. in disciples’ homes on the first Tuesday of the month.

Contact Nellie Pieper for more info

nmpieper22@gmail.com

WOMEN'S TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY

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Meets on Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m. in the Adult Meeting Room.

Marilyn Witkop: 217.546.8769, marwitkop@gmail.com

Marcia Burris: 217.525.1657, crusin2@att.net

JOY SEEKERS

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Meets once per month in disciples’ homes.

Meetings TBD.

Contact Sharon Cassens for more info

217.370.5027

sharoncassens@gmail.com

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PARENTING

Groups of parents with children of all ages.

PARENTING THE EARLY YEARS

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For parents of young children. Meets at 6 p.m. in disciples’ homes on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month.

Contact Dawn Moulton for more information

missw23@gmail.com

PARENTS IN CHRIST

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For parents of school-aged children. Meets at 6 p.m. in disciples’ homes on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.

Contact Alicia Huntley for more info

ahuntley14@yahoo.com.

SUNDAY MORNING MOMS GROUP

SUNDAY MORNING MOM'S GROUP

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Meets on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 9:15 a.m. in the Parlor.

Contact Natalie VanDyke for more info

nvandyke2012@gmail.com

ROOTS AND WINGS

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For parents of kids who have recently left the nest. Meets at 6:30 p.m. in disciples’ homes on the second Thursday of each month.

Contact Bill and Lori Schlosser for more information

schlosser4@hotmail.com,

217.793.5118

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SERVICE

Groups that gather to love and impact the community with their gifts and talents

HOME REPAIR GROUP

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Contact Chris Groth for more info

cgroth@cmtengr.com,

217.341.8011

BEYOND BREAD

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Meets as needed to prepare and deliver meals to those identified by our pastors.

Contact Sue Hamilton and Ruthie Steen for more info

Sue Hamilton: shamilton@stjohns-springfield.org

Ruthie Steen: rsgsteen@gmail.com

New group!

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RECREATION

Groups that gather over shared interests and activities. 

GOLF GROUP

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Play at Longbridge Golf Course on Thursdays at 10 a.m., weather permitting.

Contact Bob Borcherding for more info

rlborch.golf@comcast.net

217.553.4486

FIELD & STREAM

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Once a Month, TBD. Weather Permitting!

Contact John Moulton for more info

jmoul537@hotmail.com

LUTHERANS AT PLAY

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Meets for cards, board games, and snacks at 1 p.m. in the AMR on the 2nd Sunday of the month.

Contact Kay Van Fossan for more info

kvanfossan1949@gmail.com

217.899.6364