At Church of the Advent, the ongoing work of growing in relationship with God, each other, and the world happens in Small Groups. Small Groups are simply an "extended family learning to live out the gospel together."
North - Westminster Group (Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm)
Led by: Matt Grajcar & Nick Roseveare
Hosted by: Matt & Brianna Grajcar
Our small group is a spiritual family that seeks to encourage each other in our relationship with Christ, with the hope of seeing the sacred work of God in the everyday moments and routines of life. Each week, we share a meal together before discussing faith-based books and the Bible. This semester we will be reading through Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life with the goal of reforming not only our minds, but also our perspectives, hearts, and habits. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Matt (email@example.com) or Brianna (firstname.lastname@example.org). We will start meeting on September 10th.
North - Central Denver Group (Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm)
Led by: Ryan Flanders, John & Sara Knippa
Hosted by: John & Sara Knippa
This group has a vision for creating an authentic community where we pause mid-week to spend time in God’s word and explore how it impacts our hearts and lives. We value creating a space where we all come as we are, friendships grow, and conversations are real. This year we will explore scripture, prayer, and contemplative disciplines. This group will combine the City Park and Cheesman Park groups from last year. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Ryan (email@example.com), John (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Sara (email@example.com). Our group will start on September 11th.
East Group (every other Sunday, 5-7:30pm)
Led by: Jess & Sara Bartley, Josh & Danielle Williams
Hosted by: Jess and Sara Bartley
The focus of the Central-East group is spiritual growth through fellowship. This fall we will meet twice each month for dinner, Bible discussion, and prayer at the Bartleys' house in Congress Park. Members will take turns bringing dinner for the whole group (once per semester). Our discussions will be based on the church's readings and sermons in Luke's gospel. Childcare for this group is off-site; please contact Danielle (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more info. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Sara (email@example.com). Our group will start on September 8th.
West - Zuni Casa Group (three Sundays a month, 4:30-6:30pm)
Led by: Jason Rhine, Cindy & Brad Hamilton
Hosted by: Dan & Jen Myers
Our group is studying Tim Keller’s Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God. Our group also includes intentional elements where we dive into each other's stories, practice various disciplines together, and ultimately seek to create a safe space where we can share and grow in Christ. We meet at Dan and Jen's two times a month to connect and discuss whatever we happen to be studying. We also take one Sunday a month to gather for a family dinner (potluck). We take turns hosting family dinner or go to a restaurant after church for lunch. For more information please contact Cindy (firstname.lastname@example.org). Our group will start on September 8th.
NEW West - Lakewood Group (every other Sunday, 12:15-2pm)
Led by: Claire and Andrew Graber
Hosted by: Mark and Angie Wachendorf
The Lakewood group is a new group at Advent, where we hope to foster Christian community and friendship. Denver can be a lonely place to live at times, so we want to provide a warm and welcoming environment for anyone who would like to come. We will also be reading and discussing Generous Justice, by Timothy Keller. This book presents a Biblical vision of justice in the light of grace and Christ's death and resurrection. We will meet biweekly on Sundays for a potluck lunch and book discussion, starting September 8th. Please contact Andrew Graber at email@example.com for questions or to RSVP.
Other Opportunities to Gather & Grow:
Women’s Bible Study (every other Wednesday, 9:30-11:30am)
Led by: Cindy Hamilton and Danielle Williams
Hosted by: Church of the Advent
Each meeting will begin with a time of coffee and fellowship, followed by studying the book Becoming a Woman of Freedom by Cynthia Heald. For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Cindy (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you are in need of childcare, please contact Jen Myers (email@example.com). We will begin meeting on September 11th.
Parenting Book Study (Sept 29th, Oct 20th, & Nov 10th, 8:30-10am)
Led by: Brenda Wright, our Children’s Ministry Coordinator
Hosted by: Church of the Advent
We will be reading the book Are My Kids on Track? The 12 Emotional, Social and Spiritual Milestones Your Child Needs to Reach by Sissy Goff, David Thomas, and Melissa Trevathan. Join us to discuss this book in three sections. The spaced time between discussions will allow for each of us to digest the milestones talked about and to encourage each other as we explore how to apply strategies specific to our boys and girls. For more information, to RSVP, or to request childcare, please contact Brenda (firstname.lastname@example.org).