Connect Groups are a great way to make a big church feel smaller. We believe those who participate in Groups not only feel a better connection with others, but more of a connection with their faith, the church, and God.
WHEN DO GROUPS MEET?
Connect Groups run three trimesters a year:
- Fall (September-November) – Sign-ups take place in August.
- Winter/Spring (January-May) – Sign-ups take place in December.
- Summer (June-July-August) – Sign-ups take place in May.
WHERE DO I START?
The Connect Groups Catalog captures the essence of how we connect at The Village. It is a great collection of all the various groups meeting, sharing, and working together in service. Everything from growing in God’s Word to sharing hobbies or interests, to learning a new skill, getting in shape or participating in community service projects… if you are looking for something, we bet you will find it here! Some of the groups are new; some have been around for a while. Some are in a classroom setting; some are in people’s homes…However you look at it, we believe there is something for everyone here!
Worship, support, and grow. Come relax and worship in a casual setting on Monday evenings. From 6:45 – 7:30 PM we CELEBRATE God’s hope and healing in our lives during our Worship & Teaching. From 7:30 – 8:45 PM, we CONNECT with others in small groups as we CARE for one another during a healing time of acceptance and community, covering all topics ranging from support and recovery to emotional and spiritual growth.
Our College Group meets on Tuesday nights, off campus in Eagleville from 7 – 8 PM. We share a time of games, snacks, and discussion about various topics that are relevant to our stage of life. We are a very welcoming group that seeks to provide a community for our age group to connect, grow, and share life together in a Christian context. We also hold events through the year, and have service opportunities to go out as a group and be the hands and feet of Christ in our community.
Our Young Adult Group meets on Sunday afternoons at 1 PM at Panera’s in Trooper PA. We work through different studies about the Bible and have group discussions. We also challenge each other to engage tough concepts from the Bible and apply it in this phase of our lives.
The Village Singles’ Ministry exists to provide fellowship, personal growth, and to help you, along with others, in your personal relationship with the Christ. This group is for men and women in their 30’s, 40’s, or 50’s who are divorced, widowed, or have never been married. We learn, eat, play, socialize, and worship together.
MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers, and by preschoolers we mean kiddos from birth through kindergarten. MOPS is a grassroots movement that believes moms are world influencers. We also believe that incubating hearts and giving just-because-hugs can change the course of history. That’s why we connect moms to a community of women, in their own neighborhoods, who meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of motherhood. MOPS groups are rallying women to be more honest, to feel more equipped and to find identity by journeying along side one another.
Women of the Word is a place for women to develop and grow in a real and personal relationship with Jesus Christ through Bible study and discipleship groups. We pray that God will build meaningful relationships among women, give them a sense of identity in the body of Christ, and encourage them to use their spiritual gifts to serve God and others. WOW is comprised of women of all ages and walks of life who are seeking to know God more.
You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face challenges in your bereavement. GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. GriefShare support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. Through GriefShare you can begin to recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.