Small Groups

Small Groups “BIG THINGS happen in small groups”

Hebrews 10:24-25 “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.”

1 Thessalonians 5:11 “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” Matthew 18:20 “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” Proverbs 27:17 “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.”

Acts 2:42 “And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.”

Acts 2:46 “And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts…”

Let’s call them “KINSHIPS” Kin reminds us of ‘family’ and ships is short for ‘fellowships’. The New Testament church exploded through small groups, through vital, energized, and multiplying kinships of people and relationships.

Some of our goals at Mt Vernon are to Reach Out and Reach In… (both build bridges of friendship and help those relationships grow in Christ and in one another).

The more ‘Kinships’ we create, the people we reach for Jesus. The more people we reach for Jesus, the more disciples that may be grown and sent to do likewise. The Great Commission from Matthew 28 is being fulfilled and we are glorifying our God and King.

Find your place…Find friendships…Find maturity…Find a ‘Kinship’.

“Small Groups / Kinships” @ Mt Vernon

Group Leadership Date/Time Location Topic

“Parenting 101” Pastor Ron Sundays @ 9:45 am Youth Room 2nd

Men’s Bible Study Pastor Dave Sundays 9:45 am 2nd

Philathea Women’s Class Brenda Hudson 9:45 am 2nd Floor Room Bible

Youth SS Class Pastor Josh Sundays 9:45 am Second Floor Bible

Middle School Class Tracey Verno/Angie Withrow Sund. 9:45 am First Bible

Upper Room Class Kevin Burgess Sundays 9:45 am 2nd

Mixed Couples Piggotts/Sowards Sundays 9:45 am 2st

Young Adults Casey Arthur Mondays/Fridays Various Locations Topics

Choir/Music Ministry Rod LeGrand Thursdays 6:30 pm Sanctuary Worship

Sowards Home Group Dave/Deb Sowards 205 Sunny Valley Est. Bible

Youth Group Pastor Josh Every Wed./Sunday 6:45/ 6 pm Youth Room “

Awana/Children Min. S. Payne/Pastor Dave Wed. 6:45 pm 1st Floor Bible

Back Pack Ministry Kathy Lilly/J. Payne Wed. 6:45 / Friday 2nd

Men’s Ministry Jay Samples/Jack Cobb 1st

Women’s Circles Wanda Piggott Various Lunch Dates Gym Fellowship

KOM Kids On Mission Sarah Brown Sundays 6:45 pm First Floor Mission

Kids Choir Sharon McClung Sundays 6:45 pm First Floor Worship

Women’s Bible Study Kessach Lester Changing times… Diff. Sites Growth

Prayer Ministry Mary Alice Edwards Last Tuesday 6:30 First Floor Prayer

Sewing Ministry Sue Sabor Tuesdays 10am Second Floor Fellowship

Children’s Ministry CE Board Outings/Parties/Fun Growth

SALT Team Jeff Blackburn Serving all services Variety Ministry

Softball Men’s League Pastor Ron Mon/Tues./Frid. Wave Pool Sports

AHG American Heritage Girls Angie Conn Tuesdays 4:30 1st

Mission Team Curt Arvidson Mission Bd Yearly Short-term Trips Mission

S.E.E. Summer Enjoying Exegesis Pastor Ron Various Loc. Bible

Discovery Classes Pastors Dave/Ron Various Times… 2nd

Precepts Bible Study Angie Ferguson Mondays 6 pm First Floor Bible

Run For God Angie Conn/Beth Callaway Mondays 6:30 Gym Growth

Win One SS Class Vicki Arvidson Sundays 9:45 am Conf/Library Bible

YOUTH Sr High “The Reason For God” Tim Keller Wed. 6:45 Apologetics

YOUTH Sr High “Sex & Dating” DiMarco Wed. 6:45 Bible – Topical

SAM Single Adult Ministries “True Spirituality:Romans 12” Millers Class

Women’s Bible Study “Sacred Secrets: Beth Moore” Tues. 6:30 Bible

Legacy SS Class Teacher: Paul Piggott @ Friendship Class Sun. 9:45am Bible

Interdenom. Bible Study Dave Sowards Thursday am Bible