Studying together. digging deeper.
These small group gatherings are a way for people to grow closer and have more of a sense of community together. As our ministry grows, we find ourselves with a great opportunity to reach a broader spectrum of students across the campus at Missouri S&T, however we do not want to lose the intimacy of gathering together in small groups to be a part of each other’s lives. This depth in the Scriptures and in each other’s lives allows you to pass along prayer requests (either as confidential or public requests) and lift up and encourage those who may be struggling through life.
Fall Small Groups 2023
How People Change- Mondays @ 6:30pm
Ted Valentine & Joseph Kiehne
This small group will be going through the book How People Change by Timothy Lane and Paul Tripp. This book helps to explain the biblical pattern for spiritual change in a clear and practical way that we can apply to our daily lives as Christians. This means that this is a group really for anyone at any stage in their faith. We will see how God is at work in us and how at the core of our Chistian life there is a powerful, loving, and redemptive relationship with God. This will be a very intentional small group where we dive into some deep and serious topics regarding where we are spiritually. This is very important to creating and maintaining the goal of the group. There will be readings and some discussion questions that will be needed between each week so we can be more prepared for our time together.
Daily Dedication- Mondays @ 7pm
The goal of this study is to read a book of the Bible a week so that we can better build our discipline of scripture reading. We will discuss the general themes, key verses, and contexts of each book together as a group.
As Iron Sharpens Iron- Mondays @ 7pm
Jonathan Needham & Brayden Schwin
This discussion-based Bible study will focus on the foundations of Christian Theology. Every week we will look at the Bible and see what it says about God and our lives, as we seek to build each other up and solidify our faith. No book besides the Bible is needed and no outside of class study is required.
Balancing work and worship (Ladies Only)- Mondays @ 7pm
This is a study about living in a busy world while maintaining an attitude for God. Using the story of Mary and Martha and their different attitudes regarding Jesus’ teachings, we will discuss and reflect on how we can find our focus and joy in His presence.
The Importance of Prayer- Mondays @ 7pm
Prayer is a fundamental aspect of our faith; we are even told to pray without ceasing. The Bible has SO MUCH to say about prayer, so much that we can apply to our lives. In this group we will be diving into Scripture to see what it says about prayer and how we can grow our prayer lives.
Zenith Bible Study (Guys Only)- Tuesdays @ 3:30PM
This weekly small group is offered primarily for upperclassmen who are in some area of leadership but also want to continue to be poured into and disciple one another. Philippians 3:21 says the Lord “will transform our lowly body to be like His glorious body, by the power that enables Him to subject all things to Himself.” We will work through Judges this Fall semester.
My Faith My Own- Tuesdays @ 6:30PM
This small group will discuss the importance of taking hold of your faith and not simply relying on what you’ve heard in your church or from your family. We will ask the questions: What do you believe? Why do you believe it? And can you demonstrate that belief through the Bible? Beyond this, we will go into how to study the Bible so that you can take hold of your faith, backing it with scripture.
Inexhaustible Redemption-A Study on Simon Peter- Tuesdays @ 6:30pm
Starting at his relationship with Jesus in the Gospels, this small group will open by exploring the path of Peter as he grows from an uneducated fisherman into a bold, empowered apostle. Then, we will apply this knowledge to an in-depth study of Peter’s epistles. I have always found great encouragement in Peter’s story and am looking forward to studying it out with you guys!
Daniel- Tuesdays @ 7pm
Jack Mudd & Zeb McMenamy
In our small group we will going over the life and visions of Daniel and observing the faithfulness of God and his followers.
The Minor Prophets- Tuesdays @ 7pm
Caleb Moellenhoff & Joel Schott
We will be reading and discussing all the minor prophets in chronological order and considering the historical context in which they were written. We hope to grow in our knowledge of our just God who punishes sin and also promises redemption and restoration.
Growing in Curiosity with God- Wednesdays @ 7pm
Brooke Tiedt & Allie Dingfield
We all have questions about our faith. Questions we’d like to ask God about. Whether it’s questions about who God is, who we are or our purpose – these questions can point us toward God rather than allowing doubt to drive a wedge in our faith. Each week, we’ll read a chapter of scripture. We’ll be focusing on the question posed from God or to God, and what we can learn from that biblical story and its daily application. If you want to ask questions, learn from others, and dig into stories from scripture you may or may not be familiar with, join a journey to develop a more curious faith.
The Pursuit of God- Wednesdays @ 7pm
Nathan Siff & David Wiles
This small group will be centered around studying The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer. This book deals with helping Christians develop a deeper knowledge of God’s Person and shows us what it means to fully pursue God.
Conquerors (Guys Only)- Wednesdays @ 7pm
Nathan Roberts & Nolan Chrusciel
Conquerors is an accountability group structured around helping guys break the addiction cycle of sexual sin by learning how to seek eternal gratification rather than temporary earthly pleasures.
Esther- Wednesdays @ 7pm
Esther is a Jewish woman who gains favor with King Xerxes and must decide which kingdom she will stand for. As we fellowship together this semester, we will not examine people who are moral examples. Instead, we will examine people who are models of trust & hope when things get really bad.
If you are interested in more information about small groups, contact Moriah.