O’Fallon Campus Summer 2017 Connection Groups

DefendING

Leader: Larry Kern & Dan Matarazzo
Area: O’Fallon
Type: ING Group
Day/Time: Tues. 7:30 p.m.
Childcare: No

Learn how to defend yourself and have fun doing it. A Karate 101 class taught by experienced martial arts instructors.

FoodING

Leader: Matthew Raspberry & Tina Totty
Area: O’Fallon
Type: ING Group
Day/Time: Wed. 7:00 p.m.
Childcare: Determined By Group

Food is interwoven into our lives as few other things are. It is one method by which we connect to one another. Would you enjoy sitting down with a group of friends to share a meal and great conversation? This group is for you.

CyclING / RunnING

Leader: Chris Doyon & Stephanie Tweedy
Area: TBD
Type: ING Group
Day/Time: TBD
Childcare: No

Weeknight activity, could be on different nights each week depending on schedules. Participants would furnish their own bicycles, water, snacks, etc.

Photo and Memento OrganizING

Leader: Nancy Kanizar
Area: O’Fallon
Type: ING
Day/Time: Thursdays at 7pm (beginning 15 June)

Do you have boxes filled with photos? Have you wanted to get them organized but think it will take forever? Are your closets stuffed with memorabilia? How long will you keep these things? What are you going to do with them long term? Let’s tackle photo and memento organization! Let’s tell the stories that have been hidden in those boxes and closets to new friends. Let’s get together to find strategies for keeping and enjoying our favorite photos and mementos, and put our strategies to work this summer together.

ExplorING

Leader: Tom Swartz
Area: Metro East
Type: ING Group
Day/Time: Sat. Times will vary
Childcare: No

Tom Swartz returns for the ever popular ExplorING group. Explore local destinations in the Metro East and beyond with some returning destinations/themes and new ones too. This installment of the ExplorING group will culminate in a Road Rally at the end of the summer.

Back yardING

Leaders:  Nick and Ashley Bifano
Area: Caseyville, IL
Type: ING
Day/Time: Friday Nights (once a month)
This group will meet once a month on a Friday and spend time together for a time of fun, food and maybe even some music.   This group is open to both the Bethalto and O’Fallon campuses.

 

Wild at Heart

Leader: Will Byrd
Area: O’Fallon
Type: Men’s Study
Day/Time: Mon. 6:30 p.m.
Childcare: No

Embark on the life-changing adventure to become a Band of Brothers. Discover how God can heal your heart and learn how to become the man God wants you to be.

Ten Women of the Bible

Leader: Debra Byrd & Kelly Davenport
Area: O’Fallon
Type: Women
Day/Time: Mon. 6:30 p.m.
Childcare: Determined By Group

Discover important truths from the lives of women in the Bible. These women will show us there is a God who sees us where we are and loves us for who we are. He is the one who is shaping our lives, rescuing our hearts, and bringing what was dead back to life.

Landmark 2 and 3

Leader: Dennis Wagner
Area: Skyline Campus
Type: Spiritual Growth
Day/Time: Tues. 7:30 p.m.
Childcare: Determined By Group

Do you desire to grow in your spiritual maturity? Do you ever wonder how God can use you in ministry? In parts 2 & 3 of our Landmark series, you can find answers to these questions and more. Learn your giftings, develop friendships, and discover tools you can use to grow in your walk with Christ.

Conversation Peace

Leader: Kristine Holder
Area: O’Fallon
Type: Women
Day/Time: Wed. 1:00 p.m.
Childcare: Determined By Group

Can you resist sharing that morsel of gossip, throwing that negative barb, or snapping a sarcastic reply? Do you bottle up those impulses inside? This study will revolutionize your speech habits and improve your relationships.

Starting Point

Leader: Tim Ranz
Area: TBD
Type: New/Renewing Believers & Seekers
Day/Time: Thurs. 6:30 p.m.
Childcare: Determined By Group

An 8-session small group conversation about faith. Whether you are new to faith, curious about God, or coming back to the church after some time away, it’s a place where your opinions, questions, and beliefs are valued. No question is off limits.

Bethalto Campus Summer 2017 Connection Groups

Grill-ING

Facilitator:  Pastor Jason
Men's Group
This group will meet weekly to gather together and grill a great meal together and have a lot of fun at the same time.

Din-ING

Facilitator:  Brenda Frey
This group will meet weekly and have a fun dining experience at local restaurants.

Yard Sal-ING

Facilitator:  Annie Warren
This group will meet weekly and find treasures at local yard sales.

Whiffle Ball-ING

Facilitator:  Brian Barham
This group will meet every other week on Wednesdays at the Bethalto Campus and play a few games of whiffle ball.

 

Craft-ING

Facilitators:  Lilly West and Ashley McCormick
This group will meet 1-2 times per month at the Bethalto Campus for a craft project.  Supply lists will be given for each project.

 

Back yard-ING

Facilitators:  Nick and Ashley Bifano
This group will meet once a month on a Friday and spend time together for a time of fun, food and maybe even some music.  This group will meet on a Friday evening.  This group is open to both the Bethalto and O’Fallon campuses.