SMALL GROUPS - Winter Groups launch Sunday 2/24/19
We are so excited for all of our winter semester Small Groups offerings at Awaken Church! Below, you can find more information about each group, including the study, the time and the general location. The location of home groups will be provided to you after sign ups. Please follow the links below to find more information about each group and to sign up. Groups will begin meeting the week of February 24, 2019.
AWAKEN MEN // Men Only // Study — All In: What Does a Biblical Man of the Church Look Like? //
Thursdays, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM // Awaken Church // Click Here to Sign Up
AWAKEN MEN // Men Only // Prayer — Sunday Morning Prayer Meeting //
Sundays, 6:30 AM - 8:00 AM // Awaken Church // Click Here to Sign Up
AWAKEN STUDENTS // Youth // Study — Varies Weekly (Contact Leader) //
Sundays, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM + Wednesdays, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM // Click Here to Sign Up
AWAKEN WOMEN // Women Only // Study — The Significant Woman //
Tuesdays, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM // Awaken Church // CLOSED (This group has reached capacity)
BARE GROUP // Men & Women // Study — The Art of Parenting//
Sundays, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM // Awaken Church // Click Here to Sign Up
BRAZELL GROUP // Men & Women // Study — Sermon Series //
Tuesdays, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM // Awaken Church // Click Here to Sign Up
DANIEL GROUP // Men & Women + Childcare Provided // Study — Sermon Series //
Sundays, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM // Daniel Home - NE Columbia // Click Here to Sign Up
DELARGY GROUP // Men & Women // Study — Sermon Series //
Sundays, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM // Delargy Home - NE Columbia // Click Here to Sign Up
HELLMAN GROUP // Men & Women // Study — Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman //
Thursdays, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM // Hellman Home - Elgin // Click Here to Sign Up
SERVE GROUP // Men & Women // Serve — IFM [International Friendship Ministries] Demonstrate the love of Jesus to International Students through sincere friendship and service //
Fridays, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM // Downtown Columbia // Click Here to Sign Up
In addition to our Small Group offerings, we also have a Wednesday Night Inductive Bible Study. Tom Dundr is leading this study through the book of 1 Timothy each week at the Awaken building from 6:30 - 7:30 PM. For more information on our Wednesday evening study and to sign up, click here.
WHAT ARE SMALL GROUPS?
Our desire is for everyone who calls Awaken home to find lasting and purposeful community. Our small groups are a place where our Sunday gatherings are made small.
Small Groups are an essential part of the life of Awaken. These groups are intentionally designed to not only give everyone at Awaken a place to belong and be cared for, but also a place to be encouraged and strengthened in their journey with Jesus.
Our Small Groups are strategically structured in a way where you will study the bible together, serve one another and our City together, find purposeful accountability and discipleship.
If you want to get involved in the life of Awaken Church, our Small Groups are a great place to feel at home at Awaken. Find a group near where you live or work and get connected today.
WHY SMALL GROUPS?
We’re told community is beneficial. We’re told we need it. We’re told we should pursue it.
At the core of Christianity we have several foundational truths; among those truths is the fact that you are not made to be alone. In Genesis, God made Eve because it was not good for Adam to be alone. In the New Testament, the author of Hebrews writes, "And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near” (Hebrews 10:24-25 ESV). Christ gathered for himself twelve disciples for the purpose of discipleship and training. In fact, the very center of Christianity, Christ’s death on the cross, shows that you are in desperate need of a Savior, and that only by Christ’s sacrifice can you enter the community of believers.
Without community, we are simply left to our own accountability, our own thoughts, our own follies. When you join a healthy, Christ-centered, Gospel-loving community, however, you have the opportunity to learn from one another, to hold one another accountable, and, most importantly, to constantly preach the Gospel to one another.
Community is important. Join us and find out just how important it really is.
WHERE DO Small GROUPS MEET?
Our Small Groups typically meet in homes. However, we offer several Small Group at our building (171 Newland Rd). Our suggestion is to find a Small Group that meets in or close to where you live. We ask this because part of our mission is for our groups to live on mission within their neighborhoods. Joining a group that meets in your neighborhood will allow you to collectively reach, serve and love the neighborhood in which God has placed you.
WHEN DO small GROUPS MEET?
Our Small Groups meet on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Our groups meet on different nights and begin at different times, so please make sure you find one that fits your weekly rhythm. Above you can see a list of our current Small Groups and find out when, where and what time each group meets.
ARE THERE AGE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE Small GROUPS?
You must be at least 18 years old to participate in an adult Small Group. However, we also offer Small Groups within our //AwakenStudent ministry for ages 12-17yrs and a Middle Elementary small group for grades 3-5.
IS CHILDCARE REIMBURSeMENT AvAILABLE?
We offer our Small Groups a reimbursement for childcare for their gathering time. Most groups have a babysitter come into the home they met at to care for the groups children. Childcare reimbursement forms are available from our small group leaders or by e-mailing Gregg Heinisch at email@example.com