Small groups are committed to creating a conversational environment where people can explore faith, build friendships & have fun as we pursue our mission to love God, love one another & serve the world. Small groups provide a network of support & care that helps us faithfully follow Jesus as we point our family, friends, neighbors & co-workers to Jesus.
We encourage every attendee & member at SCC to get connected to others through our small group ministry. Please stop by the Connections Bar to find out more about small groups, or find answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) below.
When do small groups meet?
Many of our small groups meet for a semester: fall (September-November) or spring (February-May). Other small groups meet throughout the school year (September-May). Some groups continue meeting over the summer (June-August).
When can I sign up for a small group?
Sign-up months are typically January & August.
Who can be a part of small groups?
Small groups are made up of people in all different seasons of life. They range in size from 12-20 people, meeting together weekly or bi-weekly to challenge, equip & prayerfully encourage one another. You can check out the group descriptions below to learn the specific purpose or focus of each small group.
Fall Small Groups
Basketball Outreach: If you love playing basketball, join us here at the church on Monday nights starting in November. We have a great time hooping it up on the court & spending halftime drawing inspiration from the testimonies of great athletes & coaches who are followers of Jesus. This is also a great place to invite friends, family & co-workers who don’t know Jesus & need to experience the love of God’s family while having some good old-fashioned fun!
This group is led by Jordan Caldwell at SCC on Mondays @ 7:00pm beginning in November. For more info, email Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young Adults, 18-25: If you're a recent high school graduate up to age 25(ish), then this group is for you! You never know quite what to expect, but you do know that it'll be good!
This group is led by Brad & Jackie Davis at the Piersalls’ house (222 E. 425 North Shelbyville, IN 46176) on Tuesdays @ 6:30pm.
Organized Chaos [A Group for Moms]: Join us for a night where moms get the chance to connect & support one another. Our vision is to grow together as parents & to be the solid voices that each of us needs speaking into our lives every week. No matter where you are in your walk with Jesus, we’d love to have you be a part of our organized chaos!
This group is led by Ashley Adams & Amanda Catt at SCC on Tuesdays @ 6:30pm during ROOTS.
ROOTS: ROOTS is a program designed for K-5th graders to help them grow deeper in their faith. Currently we use the Action Bible curriculum, going straight through scripture. ROOTS starts meets on Tuesday evenings here at SCC from 6:30-8:00PM.
For more info on our KidZone children’s ministry, email our pastor of children’s ministry Jessica Seelye at email@example.com or visit www.shelbychurch.org/kidzone.
The Landing Zone: If you’re a teen (or know of a teen) who is struggling with life’s hurts, habits & hang-ups, then we’d love to have you come to the Landing Zone. We’re a community of people who offer a safe place to find hope, healing & freedom from troubles with drugs or alcohol.
This group is led by Pat Norton & Tina Nance at 14 W. Broadway here in Shelbyville on Tuesdays @ 6:30pm. You can call 317-699-1852 with any questions.
GriefShare: Everyone experiences difficulties at some point. GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through those difficult times. You do not have to go through it alone.
This group is led by Patrick & Tanisa Bixler at SCC on Wednesdays @ 6:30pm.
The Middle: We have a team of adults & high school students who think that middle school kids are the coolest kids on earth! Our team loves to spend time with middle schoolers, laugh, create new adventures & point them to Jesus every chance we can. We invite all students in 6th-8th grade to hang out with us at The Middle here at SCC on Wednesdays @ 6:30pm.
Bridging the Gap: This group is for anyone who loves someone struggling with addictions. Bridging the Gap is a safe place where people can come together & share coping tools, encouragement & prayers with others going through the same experiences. Come join us as we navigate this road together to start bridging the gap!
This group is led by Debby Whiteside on Thursdays @ 6:45pm at 14 W. Broadway Shelbyville, IN 46176. Please call Debby with any questions you have 317.512.9547.
Higher Ground: Join us for an uplifting time of worship & learning! We’ll sing a few hymns & then go book by book through the Bible. We’re not following any particular order, just following where the Spirit leads. Come join us!
This group is led by Ian Farnsley at SCC on Thursdays @ 6:00pm. Please send an email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
A New View: If you struggle with drugs & alcohol, you’re not alone. We’re a faith-based support group that will help you leave your past behind. We’re a community of people who have overcome past addictions & desire to share their stories, provide tools & offer hope & encouragement. If you’re looking for a new you, try A New View.
This group is led by Marsha Fisher & Marvin Jones at 14 W. Broadway here in Shelbyville on Thursdays @ 6:30pm. You can call 317.699.1852 with any questions (just ask for Merry Popplewell).
Not a Fan (Men’s Group): Fan: an enthusiastic admirer. In the Gospels, Jesus never seemed too interested in fans. Is that how you define your relationship with Him? An "enthusiastic admirer"? Close enough to Jesus to get the benefits but not so close to require sacrifice? He was looking for followers. Not just any follower though, but a... COMPLETELY. COMMITTED. FOLLOWER. How would things change if you lived as Jesus lived & loved the way He loved?
This group is led by Rod Mohr at SCC on Sundays @ 6:30pm.
Senior High: When we talk about following Jesus by Loving God, Loving Others & Serving the World, high school students can do those things like no one else! We invite all students in 9th-12th grade to hang out with us at Senior High here at SCC on Sundays @ 6:30pm.
If you have any questions about small groups, please contact Pastor Mike Farnsley at email@example.com.