SMALL GROUPS

God intended for us to live in community together.

We read in scripture that the early church met in the Temple Courts, but also in houses. Large group worship is essential for our spiritual growth, but small groups are where we can connect with each other on a more relational level.

In a small group, we study the Bible, eat together, care and pray for each other, and share our time and stories. Participating in a small group is the best way for adults, college-age and older, to connect with others in the church and live out our mission and vision.

Anyone can join a group, even if this Sunday was your first time at Sunrise. If you’re not already involved in a small group, you’re missing out. You’ll be blessed!

Our current small group semester is in session now, and we will announce when signups are again available. In the meantime, if you're interesting in learning more about our small groups, please contact dan@sunrisemin.org

 

Rob and Kate Maskill

When: TBD

Where: Hudsonville

What: “Soul Detox” – Craig Groeschel
Our culture unknowingly ingests regular doses of spiritual toxins that assault our relationship with God. This study shines light on the dark influences, emotions, and behaviors to empower Christians to live pure lives and grow closer to God. Through concise teaching and honest humor, Soul Detox provides a source of inspiration and encouragement for a faith-filled lifestyle that will keep you free from spiritual toxins.

Martin and Becky Maki  

When: Sunday, 6:45-8:15pm (every other week)

Where: Church Conference Room

What: Book of Peter – Bible
From the beginning of time, every era has struggled with adversity. Today is no different. Job loss. Illness. Debt. Stress. How do you navigate the trials of this fallen world? Join us as we study the book of 1 Peter, which reveals the promises Jesus gives the persecuted church: He will be with us, he will comfort us, and he will use these trials for his glory. 

Dan and Jenn Taylor

When: Sunday, 4:00-5:30pm (every other week)

Where: Jenison

What: “The Bible Project”
The Bible Project is non-profit animation studio created by Tim Mackie and Jon Collins that produces Bible-based short-form videos. Tim Mackie received his PhD in Hebrew and Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin. Jon Collins received a BA in Bible and Theology at Multnomah University and went on to start two successful digital communication companies.

The Bible Project focuses on the Bible’s overarching themes and each book’s literary design and is firmly committed to understanding the Bible in its historical context. Ultimately the videos show how the Bible tells one unified story from beginning to end that points us to Jesus and has wisdom for the modern world.

Becca Lubbers (college + young adult)

When: Wednesday, 6:30pm (every other week)

Where: Church Conference Room

What: “Starting Point” – Andy Stanley
Everything has a starting point—your life, your relationships, your education, your career. Sometimes we forget that faith has a starting point as well. For some of us, our faith journeys began in childhood as a set of beliefs handed to us by a parent, teacher, or pastor. Maybe you developed a framework of faith based on personal experience. Or maybe you had no faith at all. Too often, a faith formed in childhood isn’t strong enough to withstand the pressures of adult life. But what if you could find a new starting point for faith? In this study, Andy Stanley explores what it would look like to hit the restart button on your faith.

Bob Wollam (men)

Pub Theology
People have been gathering in pubs and public spaces for ages talking about life, philosophy, faith, and deep questions of meaning. Increasingly, people all over are rediscovering the pub as a safe, open space where they can explore and express their own doubts and questions. The format is simple: beer, conversation, and God. Be ready to engage with people of varying opinions and beliefs. You’ll be able to share your own wrestlings and thoughts while learning something new along the way. 

Come bring your questions, your curiosity, and pull up a chair.  Every other Wednesday night at 7pm.