Growth Groups & Studies
Growth Groups help people grow in their knowledge of the Bible and live out their faith.
Short-Term Studies (Please register in advance)
Parenting in the 21st Century
Being parents during the crazy times we live in can be overwhelming and that is even without considering the coronavirus. The ideal can seem out of reach and it often seems easier to put it out of sight. In this series based upon Andy Stanley online material, parents will study and share life experiences about practical parenting in the real world. In these 4 sessions, we’ll look at practical steps to help you parent wisely today. Register Here.
Five Things God Uses to Grow Your Faith
The challenge of growing in our faith is one that every believer struggles with at some point in their spiritual journey. In these 6 classes we will examine the tests and opportunities God often allows in our lives to stimulate our faith and encourage us to grow. You will see how God has helped you grow in the past and discover ways He may use your current challenges to help you grow in the future. Register Here.
In the Meantime (Women’s Study)
What do you do when there is nothing you can do? Where do you turn when you have a problem that seems to have no solution? Your job, your marriage, or your life is stuck. You’re miles from ideal with no good options in sight. What do you do? Ladies are invited to join other women as they explore this thoughtful series by Andy Stanley. Register Here.
Open Groups (Join anytime)
Connection Groups meet year-round and are designed to help you connect with others in a similar life stage and to provide a community for Bible study and prayer support. Connection Groups are currently meeting online only. Contact our office for details about how you can get connected.
If you’re a 20- or 30-something (post-college, single or married), come hang out and build closer relationships with each other while digging deeper into the Bible. There is also a Connection Group designed for young adults. Contact BenW@concordchurch.com for details.
College Group is for college-aged adults (whether or not you’re taking classes). We meet in the summer to hang out, eat, and discover who God is and what that means for our lives. Contact BenW@concordchurch.com for details.
Our Student Groups are for those in 6th-12th grade. Adult leaders guide the discussion, exploring what the Bible has to say about real issues that students face. Groups are based on grade and gender. Student Groups are currently meeting online only. Contact BenW@concordchurch.com for details.
Support Groups lean into a specific life issue while offering support through difficult times or living in a way consistent with one’s values.
Fixed Groups (Please register in advance)
Parents of Children with Special Needs
Parenting a child living with a disability (special needs) can be rewarding and fulfilling but just because you’re caring for your special needs child with love and selflessness doesn’t mean you’re immune to the pressures that accompany living with disability. This group will offer support and understanding to families who are living with the distinct joys and struggles that arise in special families.
GriefShare: Loss of A Spouse
The death of a spouse brings a unique kind of pain. People who are widowed haven’t just lost a loved one—they’ve lost an entire lifestyle. This one-night session takes an honest look at dealing with loneliness, new household responsibilities, relating to others, developing a support network, and finding the strength to go on.
If you’ve lost a loved one, you’ve probably found there aren’t many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. GriefShare helps you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. The leadership team for GriefShare consists of people who have experienced significant losses in their lives and are examples of the healing and restoration that can occur as an outgrowth of deep grief.
GriefShare: Surviving The Holidays
The holiday season can be a challenge for anyone, but after a loss from the death of a loved one, separation, or divorce, it may seem overwhelming. This holiday program will help you discover how to deal with emotions, what to do about traditions, tips for surviving social events, and how to find hope for the future.
Open Groups (Join anytime)
Alcoholics Anonymous — Mondays, 7-8pm
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem. No registration required.
Narcotics Anonymous — Wednesdays 11:30am-12:30pm
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts. NA offers recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings. The group atmosphere provides help from peers and offers an ongoing support network for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle. NA’s approach makes no distinction between drugs including alcohol. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drug addiction. No registration required.