|"But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen."
A small group is a circle of friends who gather to interact with each other in discussions for spiritual growth or to participate in activities of common interest. Small Groups are part of the Discipleship Ministry. To form a new small group or to learn more about existing groups, contact the director.
7:00 pm Prayer Group, House of Prayer
7:30 pm Men’s Bible Study, Resource Library
6:00 am Men’s Prayer Group, Resource Library
5:30 pm Banana Bread Ministry, Kitchen
6:30 pm Bible Study Group, Andrews Home
7:00 pm Praise & Prayer, Boardroom
7:00 pm Women’s Study, Posada Home
7:00 pm Oasis Study Group, Member Homes
7:00 pm Spiritual Disciplines, Marian Schultz Home (biweekly)
2:00 pm Card Encouragement, Fellowship Hall (monthly, last Sabbath)
2:00 pm In the Mix (ages 11-14), Girls – Spanish Sabbath School Room; Boys – Pastor Parker’s Office (1st & 3rd Sabbaths)
2:00 pm Ten Commandments, Nathan Hoffman Home
2:00 pm Women’s Bible Study, Boardroom (biweekly)
2:05 pm Spirit of Prophecy, Chapel (biweekly)
4:30 pm Middle School, Posada Home (2nd & 4th Sabbaths)
Some Small Group Descriptions
Sherril Naker, firstname.lastname@example.org
A small group gathers to bake banana bread each Wednesday at 5:30 pm in the church Kitchen. You can get involved by helping make the bread, praying for the people who will be receiving the bread, and taking the bread to someone who is homebound, someone for whom you are praying, or someone who can use encouragement. Thirty loaves are available for distribution each Sabbath, and may be found on the lower platform to the left of the pulpit.
Carole Bliss, email@example.com
A Card Encouragement Ministry is starting that will reach those who are sick, discouraged, cannot get around, and those who have lost loved ones. Cards, Bible verses, stamps, and lists of names will be provided. Those who receive cards will be lifted in prayer for one month. This group meets the last Sabbath of each month in the Fellowship Hall.
Faith and Finances
Harold Welsch, firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn the unique way that biblical principles can be combined with money management. Four experts, with a combined life experience of 200 years, produced a valuable book based on their work in financial certification programs with the Christian Stewardship Association. Topics include planning for the cycle of life, dealing with debt, making a budget, major purchases, saving and investing, credit cards, planning for retirement, inheritance and estate planning, among others. Dr. Welsch is the Coleman Foundation Chair in Entrepreneurship at DePaul University. The $20 fee includes 12 weekly Friday sessions from 7:30 to 8:45 pm and a workbook. If struggling financially, the church might be able to cover the cost for you to take the seminar. Offered in Winter 2010. Watch for a repeat.
In the Mix
Young Ladies and Young Men -- ages 11 to 14
Patty Sanchez, email@example.com
In the Mix is a new Small Group for young ladies and men from ages 11 to 14. They meet on the 1st and 3rd Sabbaths of each month. You will learn about becoming young ladies and young men for God. What does that mean? You will look at how society looks at you, what it wants you to see, and how you need to look at yourself through Scripture and God’s eyes. The young ladies are led by Natanja Hensley, and the young men are led by Pastor Parker
Ivy Posada, firstname.lastname@example.org
Middle School-aged children meet at Posada’s home monthly every second and fourth Sabbath afternoon at 4:30 p.m.
Aristide Dukes, email@example.com
Oasis is a Small Group for young adults that meets every Friday at 7 p.m. in the home of a member to study the Bible. Currently, they are in the book of Numbers. “We would love for you to join us!”
Super Moms Group is a casual, spiritualy focused and bibically based book group for moms. Christ sees us as the super moms he created us to be and through his word and supportive friendships we'll tackel many issues that face moms of today.
We meet the fourth Thursday of the month from 7-9 p.m. at the Hinsdale SDA Church's House of Prayer. Our time together includes book discussion, girl talk and prayer.
We are currently reading A Mom After God's Own Heart by Elizabeth George but anyone is welcome to join in the disucssion without reading along.
To grow spiritualy,to learn from and support each other through the parenting process.
Spirit of Prophecy
Trent Ward, firstname.lastname@example.org
Church elders lead a series of Spirit of Prophecy discussions on Sabbaths at 2:05 p.m. in the Chapel. They began with Steps to Christ and are now discussing The Desire of Ages. For study guides, contact Trent Ward or visit the church website. The bi-weekly discussions follow the weekly reading schedule published in the church bulletin.
Marian Schultz, email@example.com
Marian Schultz hosts a group in her home on two Friday evenings each month at 7 pm. This group focuses on spiritual disciplines that include prayer, solitude, rest, service, Scripture study, and others. The purpose is to deepen a transforming relationship with Jesus using the Spiritual Disciplines Handbook by Adele Ahlberg Calhoun. Following the April 16 gathering, meetings will suspend for the Finley meeting series, and resume again on May 28. RSVP 630-991-3262, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women's Bible Study