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.
SUMMER Small Groups
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.
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.
For more info on our middle school ministry, email Cameron Hankins (interim youth administrator) at email@example.com or visit www.shelbychurch.org/students.
Coping Together: This is a support group for anyone loving someone who struggles with addiction. This group will give us a safe place to come together to share, encourage, pray for & pray with others going through the same types of experiences. No two paths are the same, but all the feelings associated with it are. Join us as we navigate this road together.
This group is led by Debby Whiteside on Thursdays @ 7:00pm at 14 W. Broadway.
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).
Mens Group: Join us as we gather together as men to dive into God’s word, encourage one another & pray together each week. This spring, we’ll go through a variety of Bible study series.
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 Highhere at SCC on Sundays @ 6:30pm.
If you have any questions about small groups, please contact Pastor Mike Farnsley at firstname.lastname@example.org.