Welcome to our 2021 Winter Semester!
One of the main ways we pursue and live out gospel-centered community here at BHCC is through small groups – we can't wait to connect with you!
Groups begin the week of Jan. 17th!
*** Important changes to note this semester***
1. Group sizes will be limited to 10, all groups are in-person and open to anyone (co-ed) unless otherwise indicated
2. Childcare will not be provided this semester - if needed, please make your own arrangements or your group may choose to make arrangements together for it
3. Some groups may have a small cost associated with them. Use the information provided in the description to purchase any materials needed. If you need financial assistance email: [email protected]
Scroll down to check out this semester's groups & sign up using the form below.
That the World May Know
Sundays 6:30-8:00 pm - Davis home
Leaders: Dave Davis & Justin Foshe-Everett
**This group met in the fall but has 4 spots available this semester
(each lesson is stand-alone so you won’t be behind!)**
This is a virtual tour of ancient Israel by way of archeology, history, and culture of their times. The lessons cover God's plan for Israel and the world as a whole and how He uses them to accomplish His goals. Each video shows a different location and lasts about 20 to 30 minutes. Each week's video ends with a faith lesson - this Biblical information will help to strengthen our witness to a hurting world.
Requirements: Your Bible
The Sermon on the Mount - [Women's Group]
Mondays 7:00-8:30 pm - Revolution Building
Leaders: Jill Struve & Cathy Cantrell
Matthew’s gospel opens with three chapters containing Jesus’ longest recorded message – a sermon given to His disciples early in His ministry to articulate what the life of a Christ-follower would look like. It was a message intended to turn upside down every expectation His closest followers might have. Most of us have only encountered the Sermon on the Mount in fragments – a study on blessedness, a reflection on the Lord’s Prayer, a meditation on lilies of the field. But what if we navigated these three chapters as they were originally heard: as one cohesive, well-ordered message, intended to challenge us to think differently about repentance, salvation, and sanctification?
Sermon on the Mount study book, by Jen Wilkin (Amazon $16), Your Bible, highlighters, markers, or colored pencils
Mondays 10:00-11:30 am - Revolution Building
Leader: Loel Fink
During this daytime group, we’ll be studying the book of Ephesians. In this letter, Paul shows how God planned for Jesus to create a multi-ethnic community of followers, made up of Jews and non-Jews, who live in unity as one body in their families, neighborhoods, and churches because of God's grace.
Requirements: Your Bible
Broken Signposts - [Virtual Zoom Group]
Wednesdays 7:30-9:00 pm - Your home
Leaders: Mark Johnson & Kristi Lutz
We live in a world of contradictions. It is impossible to see a sunrise or a sunset, it is impossible to gaze at the landscape either here or anywhere on earth or up in the stars and universe and not be amazed and uplifted by God’s glory, power and majesty. At the same time, it is impossible to look around us and not see a world scarred by disease, natural disasters, political unrest, and general human evil toward one another and not fall into despair at the meaninglessness of it all.
In this virtual small group, we will be going through the book “Broken Signposts: How Christianity Makes Sense of the World.” Author N. T. Wright, looks at seven categories inherent to humanity by which we judge everything else: justice, spirituality, relationships, freedom, beauty, truth and power. These are categories or ideals which we seem to inherently know that point to some great truth. But as we look carefully, we see these signposts are broken. Justice is denied. Spirituality sometimes seems to be a fantasy. Relationships turn sour. Truth collapses into “fake news.” And so on and so on. Drawing on the wisdom of the Gospels, Wright explains why these signposts are fractured and damaged and how Christianity provides the vision, guidance, and hope for making them whole once again, ultimately healing ourselves and our world.
Requirements: Your Bible, Broken Signposts book, by N.T. Wright (Amazon, $23), access to a computer or a phone with internet capabilities.
**Our request is that anyone wishing to be a part of this study, take time to refresh and reread (or read) the Gospel of John as that will be central to the book discussion.
Common Man: Uncommon Life - [Men's Group]
Wednesdays 8:00-9:30 pm - BHCC Cry Room
Leaders: Ross Hanson & Phillip Close
God created us to be courageous, honorable, and to fight with valor. We long for adventure, but somewhere along the way we’ve settled for less. It’s time to re-engage in the battle and embark on the incredible adventure God has in store for us. This study is designed to help men engage in the battle and discover the life God wants for them.
Requirements: Your Bible, Common Man: Uncommon Life Study Guide, by Jeff Bramstedt (https://lightthedark.org/shop/common-man-field-manual/ $15)
Engage - [Pre-Teen/Teen Parenting Group]
Thursdays 8:00-9:30 pm - Chvala home
Leaders: Aric & Lacey Chvala
Raising children in a tech-obsessed social media world is tough. What limits do you put on it? Is it safe? Why can't kids just put their phones down? This is a practical study taught by Kirk Cameron that will help you navigate parenting in a social media age. Packed with expert interviews, a hands-on study and resource guide, downloadable tools, and biblical principles, it's the ultimate tool for not just surviving but thriving as a parent in today's culture and engaging your children on such a crucial topic.
Requirements: Your Bible, Engage Study Guide (will be provided)