Small Groups With Purpose

While we hear the word fellowship used all the time, oftentimes, it seems like a true biblical definition has been lost. Beyond the potlucks, meals, or donuts and coffee with find fellowship is RELATIONSHIP WITH PURPOSE!

Deeper Roots

We believe it is critical to "Live Life Together" beyond just the Sunday morning worship service. Growth comes when we can be real, vulnerable, and open with one another. Our small groups are called Deeper Roots because they allow each person a place to grow deeper in relationship with Christ and wider in relational community. Our Deeper Roots groups meet all across the area and at different times throughout the week.


1 Thessalonians 5:11-- Therefore encouraging one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.






small groups with purpose

small groups are an essential part of our church, as they provide a place where deeper fellowship and better support for one another take place. Considering that the early church worshiped in large settings as well as in homes , we meet together similarly in order to be in deeper fellowship with God and one another. We intentionally strive toward community through men's/women's groups, home gatherings and other personal settings.

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  • Deeper Roots Discovery Method

    With the Discovery Method, the Bible is at the center! Each person is empowered to discover the truth in God's Word for themselves, rather than being taught by a leader.


    There are two Deeper Roots sessions each meeting on every Tuesday. The first meets at Edwards Funeral Home in Arcola at 1pm. The second meets at Steven and Chelsea Stern's home in Charleston at 6:30pm.

  • Women's Small Group

    Our women's group meets every Tuesday at 6:00pm here at the church. They have a devotion, support and time for mutual encouragement. Having a strong and godly support team of women is crucial in today's world. Every women, young and old, are welcome to attend. Childcare is provided.

  • Men's Small Group

    Coming Soon!