Small Groups

Small Groups are the very best way to connect and to grow in an intentional community of support. Anyone can host a Small Group, if they’re willing to gather some friends and lead a conversation. We focus on relationships, and we can help you find an inspiring curriculum or study guide.

Groups help us live into our values of community, conversation, and learning.

These small groups will run for 6 weeks, beginning the week of October 7.



6-8pm at the McMorris Home (1303 Galway Ct. Normal) 

All are welcome to gather at the McMorris household for some good food and good fun! A dish or side to share is welcome, but never required. Children and friends are always welcome!
  • Led by Cara McMorris
  • Starting on Sunday, October 7
  • For more information or to sign up, contact Cara McMorris:


Eclipsing Empire: Paul, Rome, and the Kingdom of God

7-8:30pm at Hope Church (1304 E. Empire St. Bloomington)

Join preeminent New Testament scholars Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan on location in Turkey as they trace the Apostle Paul’s footsteps throughout the Roman Empire. This 12-session DVD and web-based study explores fresh insights into Paul’s message of the Kingdom of God, its challenge to Roman imperial theology, and the apostle’s radical relevance for today.

  • Led by Anish Hermon
  • Starting on Monday, October 8
  • For more information or to sign up, contact Anish:

Kickin’ It Old School w/ Nooma

7-8:30pm in Dave’s Classroom @Parkside Jr. High (101 N. Parkside Rd. Normal)

Nooma is the series of short films narrated by Rob Bell that made scripture and faith relevant to Dave’s life. Bell takes complex theological issues and in a 10-15 minute video, breaks them down into applicable concepts. Together we will seek to reflect spiritually on our individual life experiences and where our faith intersects.

  • Led by Dave McMorris
  • Starting on Monday, October 8
  • For more information or to sign up, contact Dave:


Dinner and The Shack

5:30pm-7:00pm at the Higgins’ Household (1207 Kenneth Dr. Bloomington)

Join the Higgins’ every Tuesday for a homemade meal and a book study and discussion about The Shack by William P. Young. The Shack is a book that explores God’s role in suffering and God’s relationship with us. Read the book, watch the movie, or simply join us for dinner and good conversation! Childcare and dinner will be provided for all who attend. 
  • Led by Julie Higgins
  • Starting on Tuesday, October 9
  • For more information or to sign up, contact Julie:
    • If you have dietary restrictions or allergies, we are happy to make accomodations. Please let us know what your restrictions are in advance.

Sacred Rhythms

6:30pm-8:00pm at Tracy’s house (701 Maple Place, Normal)

Sacred Rhythms is a 6 week Book/DVD study which explores the practices that spiritual seekers and growing disciples have used throughout history to grow closer to God: Longing for More, Creating Space for God, Engaging the Scriptures, Flesh and Blood Spirituality, Bringing My Whole Self to God, and A Rule of Life.

  • Led by Tracy Warner
  • Starting on Tuesday, October 9
  • For more information or to sign up, contact Tracy:


Pint Theology

7:00pm at Keg Grove Brewery on Empire

The format is simple: beer, conversation, and faith. Pint Theology is an open group, so bring a friend and be ready to engage in conversation on varying social, religious, and philosophical beliefs as well as life experiences. Through examining the hard questions about faith, life, society and culture, the group will grow together as well as learn about their faith from one another. (Must be 21 years old.)
  • Led by Luke DeLong
  • Starting on Thursday, October 11
  • For more information or to sign up, contact Luke:

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