Bethesda Connect Groups are essential to the mission of our church. Connect Groups provide a foundation to build healthy meaningful relationships, while providing the encouragement and accountability that Christians need.

Look at the list below to see what groups are currently meeting and their topics. If one looks interesting to you, contact the church office, or a Connect Group leader for any questions you might have.

Connect Groups meet every Sunday at 6:00 p.m. (see individual listings for exceptions)

Below is a list of topics for each of Connect Groups. 

For locations and contact information, please visit the Welcome Center in the Church Foyer. 


Anxious for Nothing by Max Lucado

Leader: Linda Ross
Host: Kay Hall-Beach

This study will help lead us to reflect on the promises of Philippians 4:4-8, which contains an antidote to anxiety that will help you develop a mindset of resilience . Rediscover the power of prayer and take control of your thoughts. You can rest in “The Peace of God.”


Dream to Destiny by Robert Morris

Leader/Host: Buzz & Lawanda Dorris

Each of us are given a dream by God, it’s the notion that sets our hearts racing at the mere thought of it. Unfortunately, for mst people they will never see their dream come to pass. In this study you will learn how to make your dreams become reality.


Struggles: Following Jesus in a Selfie Centered World by Craig Groeschel

Leader: Harley & Kay Mankins
Host: Dave & Sondra Heaverin

This Study will help those who are desperate to take back their lives as Christ followers. He shows them how to cut through the selfie-centered world and rediscover the biblical values – such as authenticity, compassion, contentment, rest, and more – that brings us closer to Jesus.


Community: “Starting Well” by Andy Stanley

Leader: Jason & Patty Webb
Host: Michael & Stephanie Garrett

Why is community so important to your spiritual life? Because you can’t grow spiritually unless you’re connected relationally. God designed you that way. He wants to use other people to grow you, and He wants to use you to grow other people. Community provides a great opportunity for you to grow in your relationship with God, because life is better connected!


Daring Faith by Rick Warren

Leader: John Peterson
Host: Kim Defibaugh

Daring faith requires taking risks. It requires the courage to step up and face the giants…to face the unknown. It might be easier to stay in your comfort zone, but when you bravely step out to where God has called you, history is made and lives are changed forever. You must be bold and daring to live an extraordinary life of faith. Learn what it means to have a bold, unshakable faith that gives you the courage to impact the world around you.


Jesus is _____ by Judah Smith

Leader: Tim Turner
Host: Dick & Sheila Brock

What was Jesus’ purpose for coming to the earth? What did He accomplish while He was here? What does it mean for us?

Jesus is greatly revered, harshly criticized, and sorely misunderstood. Judah breaks down who Jesus is and explains how understanding Jesus more breaks down who Jesus is and explains how understanding Jesus more fully will enrich your life and give new meaning to your existence.


The Me I want to Be by John Ortberg

Leader: Richard and Rashell Jones
Host: Stephen & Erica Wooton

Discover the great task and joy of becoming God’s best version of yourself! Author John Ortberg explains that Christ’s vision for each of us is to grow so that his Spirit flows through us like a river and assures us that this is God’s project, not our own.


When God’s Spirit moves by Jim Cymbala

Leader: Renae Elmore & Sandra Sanford
Host Home: Renae Elmore

Author Jim Cymbala shows you how to welcome God’s Spirit in a way that can invigorate you and infuse a fresh sense of his power in your life. The Holy Spirit’s power and presence is what makes life exciting as we follow Jesus. The fresh wind of the Holy Spirit to help empower us as Christians for these last days.



Good to Great in God’s Eyes by Chip Ingram

Leaders: Pastor Craig & Vicki Dacus
Host: Sonny and Luisiana Leonardi

Are you tired of the status quo Christian life? Do  you long for a spiritual breakthrough? Are you looking to go to the next level or get a fresh infusion of faith spiritual passion? Great Christians live out their faith with purpose. In Mark 10:43, Jesus says , whoever wants to become great…must what? You’ll explore the idea that there are certain practices available to every believer at every maturity level to move us from good to great…in God’s eyes.



Special Interest Connect Groups

“Art Shading Class” Led by Carol Sherman. Meeting each Friday at 11:45 in room #W102 at the church.

“Artists Anonymous” Led by Jason Webb. This group meets every 2nd and 4th Saturday at Panera Bread.

“Creative Kitchen” Led by Sondra Heaverin and Lusiana Leonardi. This group meets the 3rd Saturday of each month at Sondra’s house.

“Frontline Warriors” Led by Shawn and Laura Herron. This special interest group is designed to reach out to all military and first responders. This group meets the 2nd Saturday of each month at the Church at 8:30.

Please contact the Church Office for meeting times and information.

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