The New Fall 2017 Semester Begins Sunday, September 3rd Small groups are a great source of friendship and support enabling you to connect with others, grow as a follower of Jesus and share His love with others. Small Groups are key to developing healthy relationships with others. At Greenmonte our small groups run in 13 week semesters. Our Fall semester begins September 3rd, 2017. Our Winter/Spring semester begins in February 2018. Small Groups are based around shared interests or passions or around connecting with people who are dealing with similar life issues. Small Groups are an opportunity to reach out to others, while growing in your walk with God. Groups meet in homes, restaurants, or other locations throughout the county. These groups change at different times during the year, so you have the opportunity to explore different groups and you can join a group at any time. You'll never fully experience all that God has for you at Greenmonte Fellowship until you connect in a Small Group!
Below is a look at the Winter/Spring 2017 small group offerings
freedom small group
Description: This small group will focus on freedom in worship, growing in the prophetic, being rooted in God's Word and being healed and released into His call for our lives. Special focus will be placed on growing in authentic and vulnerable relationships with God and one another. Leaders: Francis & Jean Pereira Leader Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Leader Contact Phone: 8434523359 Meeting Day: Weekly on Thursday Meeting Time: 5:30 PM Meeting Place: Our Home Address: 4777, Middlebrook Rd, Middlebrook, VA 24459 Who It's For: All ages and children are welcome Childcare Provided: No Cost: None
guardrails small group
Description: Guardrails-- they don't really get much attention... until somebody hits one. And then, more often than not, they are a lifesaver. Ever wonder what it would be like to have guardrails in other areas of your life — areas where culture baits you to the edge of disaster and then chastises you when you step across the line? Your friendships. Your finances. Your marriage. Maybe your greatest regret could have been avoided if you had established guardrails. In this six-session video-based small group bible study, Andy Stanley challenges us to stop flirting with disaster and establish some personal guardrails. We are aiming to make this friendly to both teens and adults. After the six-week course is completed, we would like to be in prayer as a group about how to continue the study/discussion, either by probing more into scripture or choosing a second book, such as The Five Love Languages of Teens or another applicable study. Leaders: Randy & Liza Peltola Leader Contact Email: email@example.com Leader Contact Phone: 540-941-1071 Meeting Day: Weekly on Wednesday Meeting Time: 6:30pm Meeting Place: Randy & Liza's house Address: 53 Spring Branch Lane, Waynesboro (near Waynesboro Nurseries) Who It's For: Parents and teens together, or other adults seeking to establish guardrails in their lives. Childcare provided: No Child-friendly: No Cost: Study booklet: approximately $8
grounded: a 13-week chronological bible study
Description: Tackling a book as giant as the Bible can be very daunting-- knowing where to start, how much to read, how to interpret content can be overwhelming enough to never even begin the journey. There have been many times I have sat in front of my Bible totally overwhelmed by its sheer size, intense content, ancient analogies and difficult-to-understand stories. Not to mention the small letters, long paragraphs, narrow columns and seemingly random content have long prevented me from exploring its pages in depth. However, I have learned that those pages are filled with treasures. God Himself, the creator of the universe, preserved these very words for us. He has spoken; He has communicated; He has revealed His very nature and character to us through His Word. Yes, it is big; yes, it can be daunting; yes, it can be hard at times, but the riches far outweigh any difficulty therein.
During this 13-week small group we will be reading through the Bible chronologically together. Let us help each other dig deep, for the treasures of heaven are grand! In general, one should expect to spend 45 minutes a day reading. While this may seem overwhelming at first, consider the eternal impact; the small investment should pale in comparison. The pace is slow enough to be manageable, yet fast enough to easily see the major themes that run from the very beginning of Creation straight through the book as a whole. Instead of studying the details of the tapestry, step back for 13 weeks and enjoy seeing the whole work. One must see the whole work in order to understand its details more thoroughly. Leader: David Brenneman Leader Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Leader Contact Phone: 540-280-0592 Meeting Day: Weekly on Wednesday Meeting Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm Meeting Place: David & Tiffany's home Address: 67 Brenneman Lane, Stuarts Draft Who It's For: Anyone with a hunger and desire for the Word of God! Childcare provided: Yes Child-friendly: Yes Cost: Sharing some of childcare cost
transformation small group
Description: Chip Ingram video study of life transformation to become who Christ wants you to be. Help to break bad habits and overcome the frustrations of past failures. Leader: Creg Wood Leader Contact Email: email@example.com Leader Contact Phone: 540-292-1613 or 292-8878 Meeting Day: Weekly on Sunday Meeting Time: 6:30pm Meeting Place: Our home Address: 289 Benson Hollow Road, Middlebrook Who It's For: Adults and teenagers Childcare provided: No Child-friendly: Yes Cost: Just need to pay attention.
inside out group
Description: This group has been meeting for many years and over the years has transitioned from a Bible study group to a group that wants to reach out to those in need around us. We have fondly named the group the INSIDE OUT group. Our purpose is to take things we know, and have learned, and live our lives from the inside out. We want to “LIVE OUT” the love of Jesus! Our focus is outreach and encouragement. Each week we pray about ways that God would want us to practically help to meet the needs of those around us (whether those persons know Jesus or not). We cook and deliver meals, help to clean homes, send care packages, visit the lonely, etc… Our heart is to be the "hands and feet" of Jesus! Leader: Renee Martin Leader Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Leader Contact Phone: 540-490-2493 Meeting Day: Weekly on Tuesday Meeting Time: 8:30am Meeting Place: Kim Reade's home Address: 124 Augusta Farms Road, Waynesboro Who It's For: Women Childcare provided: No Child-friendly: No Cost: None
LOVE AND WAR SMALL GROUP
Description: A small group focused on growing Christ-centered marriages. Following the Love and War curriculum by John and Stasi Eldridge, this group is specifically geared towards young married couples learning how to love their spouse and point one another towards Jesus. Leaders: Jon & Bekah Dooley Leader Contact Email: email@example.com Leader Contact Phone: 410-596-5197 Meeting Day: Every other week on Thursday Meeting Time: 6:30pm Meeting Place: Our house Address: 41 Burkholder Lane, Waynesboro Who It's For: Young married and engaged couples Childcare: No Child-friendly: Yes Cost: None
YOUNG ADULTS SMALL GROUP
Description: Interactive relational group along with a video study of I Corinthians 13. Leaders: Cliff & Marilyn Burkholder Leader Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Leader Contact Phone: 540-421-9396 Meeting Day: Weekly on Friday Meeting Time: 7:00pm Meeting Place: Burkholders' home Address: 31 Graber Lane, Waynesboro VA 22980 Who It's For: Young adults (post-high school singles) Childcare provided: No Child-friendly: No Cost: None
biblical financial study
Description: Are you looking for a way to overcome financial temptations and challenges? Do you want to live a better financial life? In our group, you will learn how to make biblical and confident financial decisions while developing new attitudes and habits related to money and possessions. We will study "Do Well – The Crown Biblical Financial Study,” a new revision of the classic Biblical Financial Study. This revised study includes updated content, new videos and the companion book by Chuck Bentley, "The Worst Financial Mistakes in the Bible and How You Can Avoid Them.” Do Well – The Crown Biblical Financial Study focuses on:
Getting out of debt
Saving and investing
This study also includes access to an array of financial calculators and worksheets, as well as a library of articles to aid in your financial planning. You will be armed with biblical principles and practical tips to assist you in your financial journey. Leader: Peter Santana Leader Contact Email: email@example.com Leader Contact Phone: 540-649-1086 Meeting Day: Weekly on Sunday Meeting Time: 6:00pm Meeting Place: Santanas' house Address: 133 Huntington Place, Waynesboro Who It's For: Families, couples, singles Childcare provided: No Child-friendly: Yes Cost: To be determined.
Men's small group
Description: This is a men's small group that will meet weekly for fellowship, prayer, and Bible study. We will determine which books of the Bible we will study as a group. Leaders: Rodney Martin Leader Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Leader Contact Phone: 540-490-2476 Meeting Day: Weekly on Tuesday Meeting Time: 6:30 - 7:30am Meeting Place: Danny Reade's home Address: 124 Augusta Farms Road, Waynesboro Who It's For: Men of any age Childcare provided: No Child-friendly: No Cost: None
jesus in genesis small group
Description: We will study one week, and the next week evangelize based on what we learn. Leaders: Paul Robbins Leader Contact Email: email@example.com Leader Contact Phone: 294-4906 Meeting Day: Weekly on Wednesday Meeting Time: 7:00pm Meeting Place: Our home Address: 181 Offliter Road Who It's For: Whomsoever Childcare provided: No Child-friendly: Yes Cost: Potential cost for Bibles to distribute.
the invisible war small group
Description: Join us for our small group as we explore Pastor Chip Ingram's teaching series "The Invisible War" and learn about our greatest foe, Satan, and the tactics and deceptions that he employs in his battle against us and those we love. We'll explore the weapons God has placed at our disposal to enter this spiritual battle and stand in victory. This is an interactive small group. Our time together will consist of learning, discussion, prayer and fellowship. Leaders: Seth Hankee Leader Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Leader Contact Phone: 540-910-1537 Meeting Day: Weekly on Thursday Meeting Time: 6:30pm Meeting Place: Seth & Melissa's home Address: 1941 Cherokee Road, Waynesboro Who It's For: Men, women, youth, couples, young adults, families Childcare provided: Yes Child-friendly: Yes Cost: Sharing some of childcare cost.