At Smithville CRC, we value people and discipleship. Small Groups provide a place for us to get connected, and to grow in our relationship with God and each other. A Small Group can be a Bible Study group, a support group, or a task group. It concentrates on one or more of the following: BEING (building relationships), LEARNING (study & accountability), CARING (sharing, praying, assisting), and DOING (serving together). We encourage every member to be connected in a small group of some sort.
SEPTEMBER - APRIL
COFFEE BREAK is a casual setting where women can make new friends, share a cup of coffee, and discover new insights from the Bible. Materials are provided. No previous Bible knowledge is necessary. Coffee Break meets Tuesdays, beginning the 3rd week in September, from 9:20 - 11:00 am.
and free Nursery Care are provided for the children of ladies attending the Coffee Break program.
OCTOBER - APRIL
MENS’ LIFE is a place where men casually meet to share their faith and concerns. We begin with an informal breakfast, followed by Bible study and prayer. Mens’ Life meets bi-weekly on Saturday mornings from 8 - 10 am. An empty chair is waiting for you!
Prayer is a vital part of a personal relationship with God, and it is highly valued in our church life and ministries. Opportunities include:
• A bi-weekly Monday night prayer group
• A prayer chain linked by members willing to pray at any given time, confidentially lifting needs/praises as they arise
• An after-service prayer time, where 2 or 3 people are available to pray for/with others
• A healing prayer group, available to pray with those who are going through special circumstances or illness In need of prayer?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Music Ministry encourages the church body as a whole to give praise to our God through music. Members with musical gifts are encouraged to get involved with their vocal or instrumental talents. Our Music Coordinator arranges for various teams to practice and participate for Sunday worship leading, and also arranges selections for special services. Individuals gifted in technology (Sound and Audio) are also a vital part of this ministry.
4th SUNDAY OF THE MONTH
Everyone who attends our church is encouraged to be part of a Grow Group. Grow Groups meet the Fourth Sunday of the month, from September to March, and are a great opportunity to meet others from our church community. We enjoy refreshments and/or lunch, and spend time in sermon-based discussion and prayer. Grow Groups are meant to be a safe place where we can be ourselves, learn together, share together, and even serve together. Not part of this ministry? Connect with us and we'll gladly place you in a group!
WHEN YOU ARE READY
Quest for Faith is a class offered to anyone interested in learning more about the Christian Reformed faith, or in becoming a professing member of this church. If you are interested in taking this class please connect with us and our Pastor will gladly set up a time to meet with you. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. 1 Peter 3:15
Our meal ministry organizes scheduled meals for those who would be blessed by this encouragement (new moms, illness or death in family). If you know of a need, the office can connect you to our Meal Ministry Coordinator.
This fantastic tool will make it easy for us, as a church, to pull together and get meals to people and families in need of a little help, and lots of love! Let's go!
GriefShare is a video led small group opportunity, providing a place for open discussion and Christ-centered support for those who are navigating through the grieving process. If you would like to be part of this group, please connect with Angela Attema our Ministry Coordinator.
A place where Moms come together to learn about parenting from a Christian perspective. This Small Group runs in conjunction with Coffee Break.
A great place for seniors to enjoy Christian fellowship, Bible study and games. They meet Thursday mornings from 9:30 - 11:30 am. Special outings are planned throughout the year.
A safe place where individuals with intellectual disabilities can be mentored and experience God’s love. Meets at Mountainview CRC in Grimsby on Thursday nights. http://www.mountainviewcrc.org/ministries/friendship.
Throughout the year, a variety of other small group opportunities can arise based on need or interest. Examples include: Sacred Marriage, Discover Your Gifts, Financial Peace, Alpha, and Dining Experience.
Our pastoral care ministry provides intentional love and care to hurting and needy members by providing ongoing encouragement and support.