Small Groups

“Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17  The Church at Clarendon is home to numerous small groups ranging from traditional to modern, established to home-grown, peaceful to audacious, discussion-oriented to curriculum-based, men-only and women-only to co-ed, cross-cultural, and intergenerational. Our church home embraces the concept of Scripture study, accountability, and fellowship. Some of our groups are “covenant” in nature: they meet weekly to study Scripture, frequently studying theology and history while committing to investigating the life of Jesus and the Word. Some of our groups are “i-Connect” in nature: they agree to meet and share the trials and blessings of our faith journeys together in the Spirit of God and His Word.To see the small groups schedule, consult the church bulletin or weekly e-newsletter. Some of our groups are listed below. We also want to nurture and grow new groups, so please share your ideas, experiences, and interests with us. To learn more or get involved, contact Stephen Taylor ([email protected]). We are available to discuss further and help you find your best fit!“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” Matthew 18:20

Sunday Morning Discipleship Environments

On Change                                                                             Sunday 9:30am

Pastor-led class currently studying the five spiritual disciplines of Jesus that led to five traditions of the Church.  Meets in the second floor Music Room.

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exploring the BibleExploring the Bible                        Sunday 9:30am

The “Explore the Bible” Sunday school class moves through books of the Bible, with a new study beginning each quarter.  A student text is provided to each class member, and the class participates in individual and round robin style readings, topic discussion, and personal experiences.  Led by Ellen Bartlett.

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Young Professionals Sunday School                                                        Sunday 9:45am

Sunday school led by and targeted toward young professionals.  Meets in the Parlor on the second floor.

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***Children/Youth Sunday School                                                  Sunday 10:00am

Christian Education experiences available on Sunday mornings for all ages.

Contact: Vivian Guynn   [email protected]

***Nursery                                                                             Sunday 9:30am-12:30pm

Nursery service is offered throughout the morning on Sunday, making it easy for parents and families to attend Sunday School and Church. Nursery service available for children ages 3 months to ~4 years.

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Mid-Week Discipleship Environments

1 to 1 Discipleship                                                                            By Appointment

Meet individually with one of the pastoral staff or deacons for individual discussion of issues pertinent to you.  This is a great starting point for someone unsure of which group to participate in.

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Basic Training                                                                        Wednesday 7:00-8:00pm

Pastoral Bible Study led by Dr. Johnson that is accessible for newcomers yet substantial enough to challenge even the most experienced Christian. Current series uses The Lives of Great Christians DVD. Meets in Welcome Hall Lobby.

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Daytimer’s Study                                                        Every Thursday 10:00am

daytimersPastor Jim leads this Bible Study in a classroom on the first floor, behind the Welcome Desk.  This study is for any and all persons who are able to join us, of whatever age.

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High Quest Men’s Group                                          Thursdays 8:15pm

This group will be for real guys (dudes, dads, etc) to connect over life and faith.  We are all on a quest to live the best life, and this is a chance for guys to come together and hold each other to a higher standard.  Covenant group using High Quest; Men on a Mission devotional study.

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ladies alive 2015Ladies Alive! is a weekly time of Bible study and fellowship for any women that would like to join. They meet on Mondays at 7.30pm in the Welcome Hall.  They use books, personal stories, devotionals, and other texts to prompt study of God’s Word together. Our group seeks to “seize this moment and walk wisely and joyfully into the future together-believ(ing) that the Spirit of God works everywhere to bring and restore aliveness through individuals, communities, institutions and movements.  On the first Monday of every month, the ladies all go out to dinner together at a local restaurant or member’s house.  Come join in this weekly time together to enjoy each other’s company and get to know one another as the Body of Christ.

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Self-Formed or Interest Group                                                        By Appointment

Do you have an existing group of friends that would like to form into a discipleship small group?  Do you have a hobby or interest that would make a great “theme” for a group? These are some of the best because they start with existing relationships/interests, and grow deeper in Christ.  A staff member can help train your leaders, help select materials for your group, or advertise it in church media.

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