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.
To register for a group, click the “2022-23 Groups” tab
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|Week 1||Group intro. No discussion.|
||1 Kings 1:1 – 2:46
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|Week 3||1 Kings 3:1 – 5:18||DOWNLOAD IN MSWORD||DOWNLOAD IN PDF|
||1 Kings 6:1 – 9:9||DOWNLOAD IN MSWORD||DOWNLOAD IN PDF|
|Week 5||1 Kings 9:10 – 11:43||DOWNLOAD IN PDF|
|Week 6||1 Kings 12:1 – 14:20||DOWNLOAD IN MSWORD|
|Week 7||1 Kings 14:21 – 16:34||DOWNLOAD IN MSWORD|
|Week 8||1 Kings 17:1 – 24||DOWNLOAD IN MSWORD|
|Week 9||1 Kings 18:1-46||DOWNLOAD IN MSWORD|
|Week 10||1 Kings 19:1-21||DOWNLOAD IN MSWORD|
|Week 11||1 Kings 20:1-43||DOWNLOAD IN MSWORD|
|Week 12||1 Kings 21:1-22:53||DOWNLOAD IN MSWORD|
|Week 13||Tozer, chapters 1-4||DOWNLOAD IN MSWORD|
|Week 14||Tozer, chapters 5-7||DOWNLOAD IN MSWORD|
|Week 15||Tozer, chapters 8-10||DOWNLOAD IN MSWORD|
|Week 16||Tozer, chapters 11-14||DOWNLOAD IN MSWORD|
|Week 17||Tozer, chapters 15-17||DOWNLOAD IN MSWORD||DOWNLOAD IN PDF|
|Week 18||Tozer, chapters 18-20||DOWNLOAD IN MSWORD|
|Week 19||Tozer, chapters 21-23||DOWNLOAD IN MSWORD|
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, Fridays, and Sundays. 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 2022 through the middle of May 2023.
What are we studying this year?
The group season is split into 3 units:
- First we’ll study a book of the Bible. In 2022-2023 we’ll be studying the Old Testament Book of 1 Kings (11 weeks).
- Then we’ll study a topic related to that book of the Bible. This year we will work through the book, The Knowledge of the Holy, by A.W. Tozer (a wonderful book on the attributes of God and their implications to our lives) (7 weeks).
- And then each leader has chosen their own topic to finish the last 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 marriage.)
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”. Here’s the link:
Or you can call our Growth Groups Director, Pastor Ed Fedor, at the church office. He can be reached at 440-442-6470.
Our next Growth Group season begins the week of September 12, 2022
Unit 1: 1 Kings. Unit 2: The Knowledge of the Holy, by A.W. Tozer.
|Ed Fedor||“Practicing Thankfulness: Cultivating a Grateful Heart in All Circumstances” by Sam Crabtree||Mondays @ Cornerstone||7:00-9:00 pm|
|Taryl Jasper||Decision-Making and the Will of God||Mondays @ Cornerstone||7:00-9:00 pm|
|Mike Rassi||“Defending Your Faith: An Introduction to Apologetics”, by R.C. Sproul||Mondays in Concord Township||7:00-9:00 pm|
|Terry Hagedorn||“The Case for Hope”, by Lee Strobel||Tuesdays @ Cornerstone||7:00-9:00 pm|
|Jim Piscioneri||“The Fruitful Life”, by Jerry Bridges||Tuesdays @ Cornerstone||7:00-9:00 pm|
|Armand Tiffe III||“Everyday Talk: Talking Freely and Naturally about God with Your Children” (children of any age & grandchildren), by John Younts||Wednesdays in Chesterland||7:00-9:00 pm|
|Kathy Bavec||Group for women. “Twelve Extraordinary Women”, by John MacArthur||Wednesdays @ Cornerstone||9:00-11:00 am|
|Chris & Becca Roegiers||
Biblical Principles of Marriage and Parenting (a 2-year group).
This year: Marriage
|Fridays @ Cornerstone||7:00-9:00 pm|
|Paul Tautges||“Starting Point”. Learn the meaning of Christianity by looking into the life, teaching, and claims of Jesus Christ as revealed in the Gospel of Mark||Sundays in Chesterland||4:30-6:30 pm|