Small Group Study

In a society as unconnected as ours, caring and compassionate Christian relationships are a priority. That is why joining a Small Group is fundamental to spiritual maturity. A Small Group is usually comprised of 6-12 people who meet regularly in a home setting. They share with, and care for, one another while learning more about issues they have in common. Each small group decides which issues and topics they would like to discuss and explore. Leadership of the group is often shared among group members and changes on a regular basis.

No matter what your age, marital status, or situation, chances are there is a small group just waiting to welcome you! Here is a list of the small groups currently available arranged by when they meet. Their current topic and a contact person is also included. For more information contact the church office at 217-423-6955.

PLEASE NOTE: Our listing of small groups is currently being updated for April 2016 as we enter our seven week church-wide study called TRANSFORMED. This series will journey through seven key areas including Spiritual Health, Physical Health, Mental Health, Emotional Health, Relational Health, Financial Health, and Vocational Health. We are finalizing our list of Hosts for this study and will include here a final listing of when each group will be meeting. If you would be interested in hosting a group for TRANSFORMED, please contact Andrea Gerhard in the church office at 217-423-6955 by March 28, 2016.


Topic: Joshua
Gerald Grasch
Day/time: 2nd & 4th Sunday, 6:00 p.m.
Location: Rotates

Topic: Genesis
Ken Hinz
Day/time: 2nd & 4th Sunday, 6:30 p.m.
Location: rotates

Topic: “50 Commandments of Jesus”
Jeff and Mona Hawkins
Day/time: twice a month Saturday at 7:00 p.m.
Location: 14 E. Lake Crest Dr.

Topic: Varies
Mark and Ann Jackson
Day/time: 2nd Sundays, 5:00 p.m. (Dinner served)
Location: Rotates

Topic: “Doing the Right Thing” Chuck Colson
Dave and Nancy Minton
Day/time: 3rd Sunday, 6:30pm, dinner served
Location: Rotates

Topic: Varies
Tom and Theresa Tozer
Day/Time: 2nd & 4th Sundays at 7:00pm
Location: Varies

Topic: Varies
Keith and Ellen Storck
Day/Time: Sunday once a month, 7:00pm
Location: Varies

Topic: Current Events/Sermon Series
Gary Buenting
Day/Time: Twice a month Sunday at 7:00 pm
Location: Rotates

Topic: “Soup & Study” – Topic Varies
Linda & Tim Ippel
423-1930 or 201-1930
Day/Time: Twice a month on Sundays, 5:30-7:30 pm
Location: Rotates


Topic: “23rd Psalm”
Gloria and Denny Greene
Day/time: 3rd Monday, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Varies

Topic: Varies
Bob and Donna Kubow -“Kubownites”
Day/time: 2nd Monday, 6:30 p.m. (Potluck Served)
Location: St. Paul’s – Fellowship Area

Topic: “The Patriarchs” by Beth Moore
Valerie Garner
Day/Time: Every other Monday at 1:00pm
Location: St. Paul’s – Large Conference Room

Topic: YouVersion Devotional & Questions
20’s/30’s Group – “The Gathering”
913-8596 or 620-8262
Day/Time: 2nd & 4th Mondays at 6:30pm
Location: St. Paul’s – Conference Room
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Topic: “Grace” by Max Lucado
Valerie Garner
Day/Time: Every Monday at 7:00pm
Location: 269 Isabella Drive


Topic: Genesis
Gerald Grasch
Day/Time: 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 7:00 pm
Location: Rotates


Topic: Varies
Jim Jackson and Jesse Matheny
Day/time: Every Wednesday, 12:30 p.m.
Location: Downtown Cafe


Topic: Genesis
Ken Hinz
Day/time: 1st & 3rd Thursday, at 1:00 p.m.
Location: St. Paul’s – Conference Room

Topic: 2 Corinthians
Jack Barr (Men’s Bible Study)
Day/Time: 6:30-7:30 am
Location: St. Paul’s – Large Conference Room


Topic: Varies
Ed & Regina Moss
Day/Time: Fridays, 6:00pm Children Welcome
Location: Varies

Topic: Holy Smokes
Roy Luecke (Men’s Group-Holy Smokes)
Day/Time: Friday nights 4:00-6:00 pm
Location: Check with leader each week – varies

Topic: Varies
Jeff Entler
Day/Time: Twice per month, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Rotates

Topic: “Power of the Praying Parent”
Lon and Michelle Pschigoda
Day/Time: Every other Friday at 6:00pm
Location: 462 Shoreline Drive (Dinner every meeting)

Topic: “Your Move”
Scott Powers
Day/Time: 2nd & 4th Fridays at 7:00pm
Location: Rotates


Topic: “When the Game is Over” by John Ortberg
Robert Watters
Day/Time: Saturdays, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Rotates

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