Topic groups meet in person or online via Zoom for a specific number of weeks (usually 6-13). These groups focus on a specific topic of study or relevant life matter.
Current Topic Groups
The Perspectives Course
Perspectives is a 15-week course about God’s plan to reconcile every people, tribe, nation, and tongue to Himself. You’ll hear from a different instructor each week as we take an in-depth look at missions from four perspectives: biblical, historical, cultural, and strategic. You’ll learn about God’s plan of redemption from Genesis to the present, and the how YOU fit into it.
There are three different levels of enrollment to choose from (Key Reading, Certificate, or Credit) with the option to attend in-person at Valley Avon or online via Zoom. Everyone is welcome to attend the first two weeks for free before committing to the course.
Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., January 19 - May 11, 2021, Valley Avon
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ISAIAH BIBLE STUDY
Fridays, 8:30 a.m. starting February 5.
Join Pastor Mark via Zoom as we explore the book of Isaiah together. We meet online only. No need to sign up ahead of time! More info to come.
WOMEN'S BIBLE TALK
This online group meets weekly on Monday nights on Zoom to explore the Bible and connect with familiar and new friends. Join us any time!
sign up for women's bible talk
Those who've experienced it will tell you that separation and divorce are among the most painful and stressful experiences they've ever faced. It's a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you may never have encountered before. We're here to help.
Our next, 13-week group begins Monday, March 1 at 7 p.m. at Valley Simsbury, 3 Mill Pond Lane. The cost for the workbook is $10. Registration is required.
Wednesdays, 7 - 7:30 a.m. starting February 3. Before heading off to work, join Pastor Mark and others in our community online for 30 minutes of prayer together.
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/93027798388
Neighbor Groups are for the entire family and meet at homes (currently outdoors). They focus on the second great commandment – “love your neighbor” – which means loving each other and teaming together to love the people where we live, work, and play. Examples of what Neighbor Groups do or focus on:
Whether potluck, prepared by the host, or ordering in, eating together builds trust and community. The goal is an extended-family environment.
Discuss the message that was preached on Sunday or share personal faith stories. The goal is to encourage one another in spirit and truth.
Each week, ponder who needs the tangible touch of God (blessing) in our church or your relational networks. Then make concrete plans to bless.
PRAYING FOR POWER
As you share about your lives and ponder who God is sending you to bless, seek God for his anointing, provision and power.
Email us to find a Neighbor Group that fits you!
D.N.A. Groups are smaller gatherings of 3-5 people of the same gender who dig deep into life together. Groups “Discover” God’s truth, provide “Nurture” in the difficult and daily matters of life, and encourage each other to “Act” on the steps God’s Spirit is encouraging them in.
Email us to find a D.N.A. Group that fits you!