Small Groups

Why do Small Groups exist?

Small groups have one simple purpose: to bring people together. We believe God created us to live in relationship with others and only then can we live the full life He intends for us. Sharing life through community is part of our design, but meaningful relationships aren’t always easy to find. That’s why small groups exist—to make these life-changing relationships relevant and accessible to you.

What are Small Groups?

A small group is an intentional gathering of people where you can connect with others on a regular basis who share your interests, who are at a similar stage in life, or who have experience in an area where you would like coaching.

Why should I join a Small Group?

It is through doing life together that our problems become smaller and God uses others to bring healing, support and encouragement to our lives—whether we realize we need it or not. Your small group will quickly become a place where others don’t just know your name, but care about what is happening in your life.

How do I get started?

To anyone desiring to become a Small Group Leader, please fill out the online form HERE.

If you have any questions, please contact our Small Group Director, Markesha Hilliard at


Wednesday night bible study and small groups are back!

Discover a deeper connection with God and fellow believers as we bring back Wednesday night Bible Study and small groups! Our sessions are carefully designed to nurture spiritual growth and equip you for service in God’s Kingdom.

Join us for two impactful hours each week at both campuses. The first hour is dedicated to delving into the Word with our Bible Study, where we’ll explore topics like Concepts of Faith, Unleashing the Power of Prayer, and How To Study Your Bible.

During the second hour, we unite in homogenous groups for discipleship and growth. This unique setting allows men and women to delve deeper into specific areas such as Focus On The Family, A Life Poured Out: Serving Others, and The Holy Spirit & His Gifts, fostering a sense of community and mutual support.

These sessions run for six weeks each, ensuring a focused and immersive experience. Don’t miss this opportunity to mature as a saint and be positioned for impactful service. Mark your calendars for our upcoming sessions:

  • April – May 8: Concepts of Faith
  • May 15 – June 19: Focus On The Family
  • June 26 – July 31: Unleashing the Power of Prayer
  • Aug 7 – Sept 11: A Life Poured Out: Serving Others
  • Sept 18 – Oct 23: In Search of Timothy: The Power of Mentorship
  • Oct 30 – Dec 4: How To Study Your Bible
  • Dec 11 – Jan 29: The Holy Spirit & His Gifts

Grow with us and experience the transformational power of community and biblical knowledge!

World Outreach & Bible Training Center – A Great Church In A Great City, on a Great Lake!

Common Questions

You’ve probably seen small groups meeting and not even realized it. A small group looks like friends at lunch, teams playing basketball, or people studying a book or topic of interest. At its core, a small group is a small gathering of people and it is less about what you do and more about who you do it with. By participating in small groups, you can expect to connect with others through a common activity, engage in life giving conversation and request prayer.

Our small groups meet for three semesters per year—winter/spring, summer, and fall. During the semester, most groups meet once a week. Small groups are meant to bring meaning and community into the flow of your life so even if you can’t attend every single meeting, there is still great value in joining a group.

Small groups meet in places like homes, parks, restaurants, coffee shops and office buildings. The leader of the group selects a meeting spot that best fits the purpose of the group. Small groups happen throughout the city and surrounding communities.

Most small groups meet for a semester. This way, new people can join groups easily and regularly. Also, the semester format allows you to try multiple groups each year. As relationships form, some groups choose to stay together for consecutive semesters, but new members are always welcome.

Childcare varies from group to group. When you search our directory for a group, the group profile will indicate if childcare is available.

The truth is not everyone will find the best fit with the first group they try. This is why we encourage you to select a few groups that interest you, contact the leaders and try out a couple different groups before choosing the best one for you. The simple strategy to finding success in small groups is to not give up. We believe there is a group that is right for everyone—including you!

Depending on the group most only last 1 to 1 ½ hours each week.