Life is better with people! We believe spiritual growth occurs best in relational environments where people can help each other grow in Christ. An important focus for us is to help people move from our large environments into smaller groups where they can get to know one another and help each other become more like Jesus. Every week groups meet all over the community to study, pray and share life together.   

Groups launch the week of September 24th.

 

INTENTIONAL DISCIPLESHIP GROUPS
*meeting once a month for 9 months*

 
VISION
An intentional process to help people take their next steps with Jesus and develop a church-wide culture of disciple-makers.

KEY ELEMENTS 
1.    Group Mentoring
Mentors intentionally pour into a group of 6-8 men or 6-8 women once-a-month for three hours for 9 months.

2.    Read or Listen to a Book
In between meetings, the group reads a book and writes a one-page summary of what they learned.

3.    Memorize a Verse
Between sessions, everyone memorizes 1-2 assigned verses of Scripture and comes prepared to recite them at the meeting.

4.    Relationship Assignment
Group members complete monthly assignments to help them become better husbands/wives, fathers/mothers, leaders and followers of Jesus.

5.    Shared Experiences
Through the shared pursuit of becoming a fully alive Christ-follower, strong community develops as the group shares life and invests in one another.

Male Mentors Include:
Doug Agnor, Mark Cain, Adam Cummings, Buddy Draper, Grant Erickson, Mike McCasland, Bart Orth, Steve Patient, Timothy Ray, Doug Slacther
 
Female Mentors Include:
Lora Cummings, Kristi Draper, Jonikka Erickson, Heather Orth, Christina Patient, Melody Slachter

REGISTER FOR AN INTENTIONAL DISCIPLESHIP GROUP
You will be placed in a group and notified who your group leader is by September 24th.


GROWTH GROUPS
*meeting in homes once a week for 10-12 weeks*


Jim & Judi Archibald - REGISTER FOR THIS GROUP
Location: Archibald Home - Northwest of Suncrest
Meeting: Monday Evenings
Study: Death and Resurrection of the Messiah
Teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan brings together history, culture, and geography to illuminate the Gospels. Filmed on location in Israel and throughout the Middle East, this will be an adventure in biblical learning.
 
Larry & Cathy Catalano - REGISTER FOR THIS GROUP
Location: Catalano Home - Suncrest
Meeting:  Tuesday Evenings
Study:  Authentic: Developing the Disciplines of a Sincere Faith
What does it mean to live as an authentic follower of Jesus? Learn to follow His example by practicing the spiritual disciplines He used to maintain a close relationship with His Father.


Bill & Gwyn McDaniel - REGISTER FOR THIS GROUP
Location: Catalano Home - Spokane

Meeting:  Wednesday Evenings
Study:  The Attributes of God
God is love. But if we stop there, we’ll miss out on the multitude of other aspects of his divine character. Develop a better understanding of who God is and how he works by looking at his many attributes found in scripture.
 
Women’s Bible Study - REGISTER FOR THIS GROUP
Location: SFWC Upper Building
*Childcare available

Meeting: Thursdays @ 10:00 AM 
Leader:  Stephanie Armond
Study:  What Matters Most – A Study of Philippians
The world has always been full of trials, disappointments, temptations, fractured friendships, and financial hardships. Yet Paul’s letter to the Philippians shows we can discover contentment and joy in the midst of it all by prioritizing what matters most – Christ.
  
Brent & Sue Cole - REGISTER FOR THIS GROUP
Location: Cole Home - Suncrest
Meeting:  Thursday Evenings
Study:  The Book of Deuteronomy 
This is a group for those who desire an in-depth, verse by verse study of the book of Deuteronomy. 


COMMUNITY GROUPS
*meeting at the church or other locations weekly throughout the year*
 
Men’s Breakfast at Zips 
Meeting:  Every Monday @ 8:30AM
An informal opportunity to fellowship, talk about sports, God or just life in general. No need to sign up for this group. Just come as you're able and enjoy some time with the guys.

Prayer Group 
Location: SFWC Upper Building
Meeting: Tuesdays @ 9:00 AM 
A time to pray for personal needs as well as the non-confidential requests submitted to the church on a weekly basis. You do not need to register for this group. Simply show up and pray with us! 
 
Moms Group - REGISTER FOR THIS GROUP
Location: SFWC Upper Building

Meeting: Every other Friday (9:30 AM) at SFWC - Beginning with September 28th
We want to invite all Moms to join us for some laid-back time to connect with one another. The nursery will be available for children to play while we chat. We’ll meet twice a month. 
 
Click Here for Frequently Asked Questions About Growth Groups