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Small Groups

  2022/2023 Classes.

 

Covenant’s Discipleship Ministry offers options for every step of your faith journey. In a Small Group you will study and grapple with the truth of God with other believers who are on similar faith paths. There are Small Groups for you if you are beginning your journey, wanting to go deeper in your journey and groups offering assistance to benefit you along the way.

Wednesdays: Connect to Covenant
Led by Pastors Darren Hook & Laura Geloni: Wednesday Nights, Sept 14th – Oct. 5th | 6pm – 7pm | Room 618
Are you new to Covenant? Maybe you have been visiting for a while or just joined the church. We invite you to take your “first step” in joining the life of our church by learning what we are all about, what is uniquely different about Covenant, what is important to Covenant, and how you can be a part of what God is doing here at Covenant!

Men’s Prayer Meeting
Tuesday Mornings 7:00 AM
We meet each Tuesday morning at 7 am for an hour in the chapel, a great setting for prayer.  Several men will alternate leading the meetings each week.  Please join us for an hour of meditation and prayer.

Financial Peace University with Josh Blackwelder
Mondays | October 3 – November 28 (9 weeks) | 6:30 pm- 8:00 pm | Room 619
If you are looking to become more financially literate, find ways to get out of debt faster, or even a way to teach your teenagers how to manage money, then this is your class! Join Josh Blackwelder as he leads you through a Dave Ramsey finance class that will help teach you how to become financially free and stable as you plan for your futures. The class has a cost of $129.00, scholarships are available. 

Understanding Your Spiritual Gifts with Suzanne Underwood
Wednesdays | Sept 21 – October 12 (4 weeks) | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Room 619
Come and join others as we learn what our spiritual gifts are and how we can put them into action for the advancement of God’s Kingdom. This is a great entry level Bible Study class for new believers or new members of the church. 

Life’s Trials in Middle-Age” by John A. Scott. Co-facilitated by Neil & Justine Waldrop
Sunday Mornings | October 2 – November 27 | 11:00am-12:00pm | Room 616
Are you feeling like you are entering a new stage of life and wonder, “Am I the only one feeling like this?” Whether it’s the fact that the kids are grown up and moved out, or that you are just starting to see the idea of retirement approach on the horizon, or maybe you just want to join in community with others who are in this “Middle-Age” part of life. We invite you to come and be a part of a group of people who are just trying to figure life out in a new season.

Small Group co-facilitated with Mark and Nita Owens (different topics focused)
1st and 3rd Tuesday evenings | beginning on September 20 | 6:30pm-8:00pm | Owens Home
Join us starting in September, twice a month, as we come together as a small group and walk this journey together. This group is a new group and open to anyone looking for a place to connect or belong. We will be covering a multitude of topics and studies. We hope you will join us!

Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer. Facilitated by Mickie Wike
Wednesday Mornings | Sept 14th – November 2nd | 9:30am – 11:30am | Room 605
Our ladies are invited to come and learn from the great Priscilla Shirer as we dive into what it means to actively listen to God and discern his calling on our lives. We hope you will join us!

How God Makes Men by Patrick Morley. Facilitated by Mark Meglic
Sunday Afternoons | Now – October 9th | 4pm – 5pm | Parking Lot by Children’s Center (bring a chair)
The men of the church gather on Sunday afternoons for fellowship and study. This fall we will be looking at the calling God has on men and how we can step into that calling through our work, relationships, and faith journey.

Advent Study with Rev. Matt Yon (The Characters of Christmas by Daniel Darling)
Nov. 2nd – Dec. 7th (skipping Nov. 23rd) | Room 603/605
As we prepare our hearts for the coming of the Christ-child, we invite you to be a part of this Advent Bible Study led by Pastor Matt Yon as you look at the story through the eyes of the various characters that we know but so often do not fully understand. This study begins in November.

Moms Shepherding Moms
Once a month on Wednesday’s from Sept 14 – May 10, 2023 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Fellowship Hall
We are a mentoring program that establishes small groups of 5-7 moms (with young children of similar ages), matched with 2 experienced moms, who will help shepherd you through this growing journey called “motherhood.” While you will be blessed and grow spiritually, this program will also provide you with the opportunity to meet and form friendships with other moms experiencing the same things you are!

Intentional Parenting (Doug Fields) with Mike Smith
Sunday Nights, Sept. 18 – Oct. 23 | 5:00 pm- 6:30 pm | Room 609
Parenting teens, pre-teens, and even our little ones is tough and draining. As faith filled parents, a lot of us are unsure of what we are even doing and what impact we are having on our kids. If this sounds like you, then join me on Sunday nights as we navigate what intentional parenting looks like, how we can love and direct our kids, and hopefully steer them in the right direction.

Trail Life
Tuesday Nights, 6:30pm – 8:00pm | Fellowship Hall / Outdoor Chapel | Contact Steve Wall for information at gswall65@att.net
Trail Life USA is a Christian adventure, character, and leadership program for young men. The K-12 program centers on outdoor experiences that build a young man’s skills and allow him to grow on a personal level and as a role model and leader for his peers.

Fireside Chats with Peggy Barrett – Introduction to Bible Studies
Friday Nights | October 7-October 28 | 7:00pm-8:00pm | Peggy Barrett’s House
Are you looking for a small group or home group? This new opportunity might be just what you are looking for. Join the Barretts on Friday Nights (in October) as you gather for fellowship, fun, and learn how to study the Bible.

Runners for Christ: Facilitated by Ty Tysinger
Tuesdays, September 27th | 6:00pm | Covenant UMC
We are looking for runners who want to glorify Christ through mind body and spirit. Please join us in front of the main building at the church each Tuesday at 6pm. Text Ty Tysinger 864-423-9148 to sign up.

So Long, Normal “Living and loving the free fall of Faith”  By Laura Story : Facilitated by Tonja Faulkenberry
Wednesdays | September 14th-October 12th | 6:30pm-8:00pm | Covenant UMC
This will be a five-session video Bible Study, Laura Story guides us as we leave behind our attachments to the many “normal” things of daily life and move confidently toward the kind of free fall faith that God defines in Scripture.