A Growth Group is a group of usually 7 to 15 people who meet together on a regular basis to study the Bible, discuss how it applies to their lives, personally connect with each other through fellowship and pray for one another. Please browse the information tabs below to read more information about them. 



Discussion Questions

Discussion Questions

To register for a group, click the “2023-24 Groups” tab


Discussion questions will be posted here each week




Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions



What’s a Growth Group?

A Growth Group is a group of usually 7 to 15 people who meet together on a regular basis to study the Bible, discuss how it applies to their lives, personally connect with each other through fellowship and pray for one another.



Why should I be in one?

Biblically, every Christian is a disciple.  A disciple is a learner, a follower of Jesus Christ.  The Growth Group is our primary means of helping people grow into spiritually maturing disciples.  It’s where we can ask questions and learn from one another.  It’s where we learn how God’s Word impacts our daily life and how we can go about making it real and personal. 


The Growth Group is also where we develop meaningful, supportive relationships with others.  It’s just not possible to develop close friendships when you only see one another occasionally on Sunday mornings.  Relationships take time to develop – they need regular interaction on a deeper level.  That’s what Growth Groups specialize in!


What are we aiming to grow in? We expect to :

– grow in our knowledge of the Bible

– grow in our love of our Savior, Jesus Christ

– grow in godliness

– grow in spiritual depth

– grow in our relationships with one another


When and where do they meet?

Growth Groups meet weekly on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The groups meet in-person either at the group members’ homes or at the church.


Our groups meet in the evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., but we also offer a group for women that meets on Wednesday mornings. See the chart below.


Our Growth Groups season is from September 2023 through the middle of May 2024.



What are we studying this year?

The group season is split into 3 units:

  • Unit 1: first, we’ll study the life, teachings, and claims of Jesus Christ in the Gospel of Mark (6 weeks).
  • Unit 2: then we’ll study the New Testament book of Romans (11 weeks).
  • Unit 3: then each leader has chosen their own topic to finish the last 6-8 weeks of the season.

And as we do regularly, we also offer a two-year study on marriage and parenting which is mainly targeted toward parents of younger children (Year 1: marriage, Year 2: parenting. This year will focus on parenting.)


Additionally, we offer a group called, “Starting Point”, where we learn what Christianity is about through the life, teaching, and claims of Jesus Christ as revealed in the Gospel of Mark.


In addition, we offer a class on Fundamentals of Biblical Counseling. Learn more about this course here.


For young adults who are age 18 to early 30’s, we offer Bible study, prayer, fellowship and activities in our Thrive Ministry. Learn more here.


If you like your group, you can feel free to stay in it from season to season. If you’d like to change your group, you can switch to an open group.


How do I get in one?

You can sign up for a group online through “Sign Up Genius”. 


Register here


Or you can call our Growth Groups Director, Pastor Ed Fedor, at the church office.  He can be reached at 440-442-6470.



2023-24 Groups

2023-2024 Groups

Our next Growth Group season begins the week of September 11, 2023



Unit 1: The life, teaching, and claims of Jesus Christ through the Gospel of Mark (6 week)

Unit 2: A study through the New Testament book of Romans (11 weeks)
Unit 3:  Elective topic for final 8 weeks listed below for each leader



Ed Fedor Elective topic: Spiritual Warfare, by Brian Borgman and Rob Ventura Mondays in Northfield Ctr Township 7:00-9:00 pm
Paul Coumos Elective topic: The Prayer That Turns the World Upside Down, by Al Mohler Mondays in Mayfield Hts 7:00-9:00 pm
Joe Strano Elective topic: The doctrine of the Bible Mondays @ Cornerstone 7:00-9:00 pm
Jim Piscioneri Elective topic: Counseling One Another, by Paul Tautges Tuesdays @ Cornerstone 7:00-9:00 pm
Mike Rassi Elective topic: Spiritual growth (assurance, forgiveness, temptation, etc.) Tuesdays @ Cornerstone 7:00-9:00 pm
Larry Carmical Elective topic: A study of Psalm 1: The importance of memorizing, meditating, and praying Scripture Wednesdays in Highland Hts 7:00-9:00 pm
Terry Hagedorn Elective topic: The Wonder of the Word: Hearing the Voice of God in the Scripture, by Tony Evans Wednesdays @ Cornerstone 7:00-9:00 pm
Kathy Bavec

(morning group for women) Elective topic: Choosing Forgiveness, by Nancy DeMoss Wogemuth

Wednesdays @ Cornerstone 9:00-11:15 am
Tom Snook For more information and registration for EQUIP, click here    

Register for a group through Sign Up Genius:  Register here


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