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Small Groups

Small Groups

The primary goal of the small group ministry is to help our members and regular attenders find a group to connect with for fellowship and spiritual growth outside of Sunday morning worship. There are currently three main types of small groups that you can get involved with at ECPC: Starting Point, Life Groups and Journey Groups.  Wherever you are in your spiritual journey or phase of life, there is a group for you to be involved with.

1. Starting Point is considered the entry level into small group life at ECPC. This group is hosted by Pastor Tim and Debbie Locke and meets for three consecutive weeks. Childcare is provided for infants through 5th grade. Contact the church office at 770-973-4114 for more information.  

2. Life Groups are the next connection for small group life at ECPC and are defined by five elements of Acts 2:42-47: fellowship, a variety of Bible-based study, worship, ministry and mission. Most groups meet in a home or at the church and take new members throughout the year. Some groups however, prefer to only accept new members once or twice a year. Each group handles their childcare needs.  For more information, contact Pastor Paul at the church office 770-973-4114. If you are interested in joining, hosting, or leading a Life Group, click here to complete the interest form.

 

 

LIFE GROUP LEADERS

DESCRIPTION

MEETING DETAILS

CHILDCARE

    
Bob Edwards
edwards139@aol.com
Bible-based devotionals and discussion questions.
Sundays 4-6pm
Weekly
Rotates meeting in homes
No
Francois and Lisa Longeiret
flongeiret@gmail.com
TBD
Meets 2nd and 4th Sundays from 4-6pm. On 5th Sunday of the month is dinner together.
No
Bahman and Golzar Maghen
golzarbahman@yahoo.com
International group, great group of diversity and perspectives.
Wednesdays 7:30-9:30pm
Weekly
Meets in Maghens' home
No
Mark and Donna Minday
mark.minday@gmail.com
Discuss bulletin sermon discussion questions. First Sunday of the month is a potluck dinner.
Sundays 5:30-7:30pm Weekly
Meet at the Mindays' home
No
David and Anna Noren
dcnoren@gmail.com
Young married couples.
Mondays 8:00-9:30pm
Weekly
Meet at the Norens' home
No
Jon and Christine Houk
jphouk@comcast.net
Young families
Sundays 5-7pm
Bi-monthly
Meets at the Houks' home
Yes
Tim and Debbie Locke
tim@ecpca.org
Young families
Sundays 5-7pm
Bi-monthly
Meets at the Lockes' home
Yes
Dan and Millie Miles
dtmiles@gmail.com
Young families
Sundays 5-7pm
Weekly
Meets at the Miles' home
Yes
Michael and Amy Valerio
mvalerio007@gmail.com
Young families
Sundays 5-7pm
Weekly
Meets at the Valerios' home
Yes


3. Journey Groups (JG) are defined by intense Bible study, prayer, accountability and a missional way of life as members come alongside one another for the purpose of growing as a disciple of Christ. A Journey Group consists of 6-10 men or women that covenant with one another for a year at a time. Look for information in early summer to attend a mandatory orientation, if you would like to learn more about Journey Groups and how to get involved in one. Contact Lee Bates for more information.

 

 

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