Follow Jesus Together in GroupsYou’ll often hear us saying that, “We grow better in circles than in rows.” What we mean is that while we learn a lot by listening to Sunday services, it’s often in coming together, sharing, and asking our questions out loud that we grow the most. That’s why groups are so important to our spiritual life. We’ve got all kinds of groups for all ages.
Unless otherwise noted, registration for each group is required and is available until the group is full.
Wednesdays, 7:30-8:45 PM (CT) | Group starts January 13
We believe everyone should have the chance to explore faith, ask questions, and share their perspective without judgement or pressure. Alpha is a series of sessions that invites you to have an open and informal conversation around faith, discussing questions like “Who is Jesus,” “Who is the Holy Spirit and what does he do,” and “How does God guide us?” Everyone is welcome.
Groups start week of January 10
Connect to others, learn from the Bible, and serve the community in a group of 8-16 people that meet online and in homes around Madison and the surrounding communities.
More to the Story
Registration opens March 28 | Group starts April 18
Cost: $10 to cover materials
Building on WISE Wisconsin’s stigma reduction efforts, this 6-week workshop expands our stories beyond hurtful beliefs associated with difficulties by considering Biblical truths and personal strengths to safely develop and disclose portions of our stories within a supportive community. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Care Response at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mental Health Support: Living Grace
Group starts January 17
Cost: $16.99 purchase of book
Living with anxiety, depression and other challenges can be exhausting and confusing. Living Grace will empower you with new ways to reduce symptoms, increase your well-being and rest in God’s grace. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Care Response at email@example.com.
Men’s Book Study: Surfing for God
Registration opens March 1 | Group starts March 15
Cost: Purchase of Surfing for God: The Divine Desire Beneath Sexual Struggle by Michael John Cusick
This practical, biblical, and hope-filled study helps us discover the divine desire beneath the sexual struggle men face. The author uses examples from his own life and from his twenty years of counseling experience to show us how the pursuit of empty pleasure is really a search for our heart’s deepest desire – and the real key to resistance is discovering and embracing the joy we truly want.
Mondays, 6:15-7:45 PM (CT) | Group starts February 1
Cost: $20 purchase of workbook
DivorceCare is a video seminar series featuring counselors and experts on divorce and recovery discussing topics from a biblical perspective. Only one person from a separated/divorced couple may attend the 13-week session at a time. Locate other DivorceCare groups in the area.
Registration opens February 1 | Group starts February 22
Cost: $13-20 purchase of workbook
In this small group book study, discover a simple path to regain the intimacy and fulfilling closeness that every person needs. Difficult relationships can damage our ability to trust, causing us to shut down. But God designed us to experience freedom and love. To live this way, we all eventually need to take a risk.
Financial Peace University (FPU)
Groups start week of January 31
Cost: Ramsey+ access $59.99/3 months, $99.99/6 months or $129.99/12 months
Want to stop worrying about money and begin your journey to financial peace? Financial Peace University offers biblical, practical steps to help you learn how to manage your money, get out of debt, and spend and save wisely.
Wednesdays, 7:00 PM (CT) | Group starts week of January 17
Cost: $35, scholarships available
Better Love is a 6-week group for married couples of all ages and stages. Each couple that participates in a Better Love Group takes the individualized online assessment and receives a personalized report that provides insight into their money methods, fight types, love life, personalities and talk styles, as well as ideas for deeper connection.
Mondays, 7:00 PM (CT) | Group starts week of January 17
Newlywed Connect is a 6-week group that walks couples in their 20s and 30s through some of marriage’s big topics: expectations, active listening, communication and conflict, and growing a marriage that proclaims the gospel. This is a space for recently married couples to build their skills and community.
Groups start week of January 17
The vision of Men’s Community is to build an authentic community of men who desire to cultivate a more vibrant relationship with Christ. Regardless of where you are on your spiritual journey, Men’s Community is a safe place to learn, share, and build relationships with other men. Men’s Community if made up of about a dozen small groups of 8-12 men each.
Blackhawk African American Ministry (BAAM) Life Groups Online
Sundays, 7:00 PM (CT) | No registration required, group can be joined on an ongoing basis
BAAM Life Groups are a time of prayer and discussion of the weekly messages. They give a place to celebrate our shared stories, values, and a sense of home that we sometimes crave while living within our city’s majority culture. We recharge spiritually, support one another, celebrate what God is doing, and look for ways to reach and influence our community in Dane County.
Blackhawk African American Ministry (BAAM) Book Club Online
Wednesdays, 7:00 PM (CT) | No registration required, group can be joined on an ongoing basis
Cost: Purchase of current book
A time of prayer and discussion on books on various topics and how they relate to our lives as Christ followers. Recent books include The Color of Compromise & currently we are reading Jesus and the Disinherited.
Blackhawk Chinese Ministry (BCM) College-Age Groups
A multi-lingual group focused on students at UW from China but also welcoming other college-age friends. Multiple group meetings take place each week via Zoom, some in Mandarin, some in English, many using both languages. There are also other activities just for fun.
Blackhawk Chinese Ministry (BCM) Life Groups
Fridays, 7:15-9:15 PM (CT)
We meet weekly for worship, Bible study and discussion. There are Mandarin-speaking life groups as well as a Bible study groups for people who are new to studying the Bible – seekers are very welcome.
Blackhawk Chinese Ministry (BCM) Women’s Investigative Bible Study in English
Wednesdays, 9:00-10:30 AM (CT)
We invite all women who wish to practice English and investigate the Bible to join us for this weekly virtual study. If you worry that your English isn’t good enough, this is a safe place to practice. If you worry that you don’t know anything about the Bible, this is a safe place to learn.
Blackhawk Chinese Ministry (BCM) Women’s Fellowship
We meet for Bible study, sharing, and praying. We encourage and support each other in our spiritual growth, and strengthen our faith in Christ.
Blackhawk Chinese Ministry (BCM) Men’s Fellowship
Saturdays Monthly, 8:00 AM (CT)
Meet with other BCM men to read the Bible, pray, and to strengthen our relationships and our faith in Christ.
Parenting Through the Phases
Thursdays, 7:00 PM (CT) | Group starts week of January 17
Parenting Through The Phases is a small group study for parents of kids of all ages. Kids grow and change quickly. It can be hard as parents to keep up! This small group study will help you discover what’s changing about your kid, the things your kid needs most, and conversations to have with your kid while they are in each phase.
Groups start week of January 10
Cost: Purchase of Life Lessons from Philippians by Max Lucado
Encounter God through studying His word with other women. Our Spring curriculum is based on the book Life Lessons from Philippians by Max Lucado. Writing from prison, Paul encourages the Philippians – and us – to live courageously and joyously.
Mom to Mom
Groups start January 4
Mom to Mom is a community of mothers of children pregnancy through pre-K that provides opportunities for women to form supportive relationships during the years of parenting young children. Women are nurtured as mothers and Christ-followers so they can nurture others.