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


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


 Youth Group with Cory and Sarah Brown Wednesday 7:00 in the youth room/ 2nd floor


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


Women’s Circles Wanda Piggott Various Lunch Dates Gym Fellowship


 SALT Team Quentin Buckley Serving all services Variety Ministry


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


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


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


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


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


Women’s Bible Study-Val Lane-Church Library-Wed. 7:00-8:00pm

Compassionate Caregivers/Bereavement Group. First Tuesday of each month. 6:30 P.M. Faye Jividen 304-552-5872.

Prayer shawl Ministry – Judy While and Rachel Dailey every first and Third Monday night at 6:30 Sparks Room

Bible Study Every Tuesday 7am Welcome Center

Bible Study every Saturday 7am Welcome Center

Hope for Addiction every Thursday at MV 6:30pm – 8:00pm