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 – New Study! Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer

Leader: Deb Ellis,, (618)581-3383
Fee: $10 for study book
She’s back! We loved The Armor of God study…so 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. All women are welcome!

Young Adult Group – New Study! Invitation by Dr. Brian Russell

Leader: Clint Benesh,, (618)210-5493
(This group is designed for people for 18-30ish.)
If you are hungry to grow in your understanding of the Bible, we invite you to join us for “Invitation”. This 10-week Bible study is designed to deepen your “big picture” understanding of Scripture and is a great opportunity to have some of your foundational questions answered in a safe environment.

Discussion of Sunday’s Message

Leaders: Barb Buck,, and Julie Ford,
Ever wanted to go deeper with the content of the Sunday Sermon? This group will do just that! All are welcome as we discuss the sermon and apply it to our lives. Sometimes we’ll meet as a large group, and other times we’ll break into small women/men only groups. This is an ongoing discussion group and all are welcome to join any week!

Generations – New Study!

Leader: Jeff Johnson,, (618)979-1267
Join a new study that looks at how God works with people when they don’t want to do the job He wants them to do. Why do we resist and by what means does God help us to accept the job? As humans we can relate because we have to encourage our children to do or try things they don’t want to. Each week we will look at specific Bible stories starting with the calling of Moses in Exodus chapters 3-7. All are welcome to join any week!

New! Bible Study – The Gospel of John by Ben Witherington III

Leaders: Greg & Kim Alvis,
Join us for this twelve-week study of the Gospel of John. Learn the original context in which the Gospel was written while discovering its relevance today. Through DVD viewing and a study guide, you will gain new perspective on common gospel stories and passages. All are welcome!

New! Bible Study – The Epic of Eden: Isaiah by Sandra L. Richter

Leader: Bruce Whitcomb,, (618)345-6608
Often named “the fifth gospel”, the book of the prophet Isaiah has more to say about Israel’s coming Messiah than any other Old Testament book. This DVD lead, eight-week study takes you back to the eighth century and explains Israel’s religion and economy, explores the definition and role of the prophets, and helps us to apply the message of this great champion of the faith to our lives today. All are welcome!

New! Financial Peace University by Dave Ramsey

Leader: Kelly Perry,
Fee: $109 per household – Sign up now using our unique class link -
What if you were following a plan for your money that you KNEW worked? Let Financial Expert Dave Ramsey show you in a nine-lesson, step-by-step class how to pay off debt, create a budget, spend wisely, build wealth and give like never before! Class will include a light lunch, DVD viewing and workbook.

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!

New! Lenten Study - Study runs February 18 – March 25
Prepare your heart for Easter by joining us for our six-week Lenten Study: John: The Gospel of Light and Life. Participants will be encouraged to read the gospel of John along with text by Adam Hamilton. Class will include viewing a DVD and discussion.