I want to extend a simple invitation – “Explore a Journey Group”! This is the perfect time to connect with a group and grow deeper into a whole-hearted follower of Jesus. In my experience, I have found that these groups not only learn together, but become a community and care for one another. It’s simple, just reach out to one of the leaders.  Or contact me and I will help you find the perfect fit.

Deb Ellis, Journey Group Coordinator

Women’s Study – Summer Devotionals

Leader: Deb Ellis,, (618)581-3383

Summer Devotionals by Girlfriends in God, Proverbs 31 Ministries, Devotionals Daily and Wisdom Hunters Devotionals

Summer 2018 Schedule:
June 4 – Devotionals
June 11 – Fellowship Picnic lunch at Tri-Township Park, Troy
June 18 – Devotionals
June 25 – Devotionals
July 2 – We will not meet
July 9 – Fellowship Lunch, location tbd
July 16 – Devotionals
July 23 – Devotionals
July 30 – Devotionals

The devotionals will be emailed weekly prior to meeting. You may read & research the content before we meet, but we will also read them at the time of study. Homework is not required!
Contact Deb in advance to be added to the email distribution.
Please bring your Bible to class.

Summer is a great time to “try out” our Journey Group!

Young Adult Group – Discerning The Voice of God

Leader: Clint Benesh,, (618)210-5493

This group is designed for people for 18-30ish.)
Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer

Join us as Priscilla Shirer guides us to explore a more intimate relationship with God, one that can make hearing Him – His will, His heart and His voice – an ongoing experience. This study will help you deeply understand the Holy Spirit’s role in your life, differentiate His voice from imposter’s voices (even from your own!), and glimpse His guidance in your everyday life.

New Study begins May 14!


Leader: Jeff Johnson,, (618)979-1267

Thirty Years that Changed the World by Michael Green

While there are many studies and commentaries on the book of Acts, few focus on the amazing achievement of the people found within its narrative. The first Christians chronicled in Acts turned the world upside down in the space of a generation. In this book, Michael Green opens up the gripping story of Acts, highlighting the volcanic eruption of faith described there and comparing it to the often-half-hearted Christianity of the modern Western world. Green explores the life and faith of the Christians of Acts, answering such questions as What kind of people were they? How did they live? and How did they organize and practice as members of the new church? Besides unveiling the nature of life in the early church, Green discusses how we today can apply the first Christians’ dynamic efforts at church planting, pastoral care, social concerns, gospel proclamation, and prayer.

Leader: Jeff Johnson, or 618/979-1267
Date: Sundays, 9:00am
Meeting Place: Room 241

Matters of Life & Faith

Leader: Rev. Kurt Stone,

This class led by Rev. Kurt Stone uses The Christian Century magazine for readings and conversations for “thinking critically and living faithfully”. This is an ongoing class and all are welcome to join any week!

Faith Links

Leader: Marlene Cummins,

This class features the application of faith to major current events and life issues. It looks at background information and core Bible passages on the current topic, along with group activities and discussion questions. This is an ongoing class and all are welcome to join any week!