Small Groups

We grow stronger, together.

family church Small groups

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.




Join a small group

Family Church has both ongoing and semester long small groups that follow the Fall semester, Spring semester, and summer term. Check out the small group offerings below and check back often as new ones are added. We are excited for you to find the one that is right for you!

now offered

PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) - This group is about having a Positive Mental Attitude. In this group we talk about how to have positivity, why it's important, how it affects yourself and others, and how it ties into your relationship with God. This group plans to have a lot of fun and is open to people of all ages.
Begin Date: Friday, May 11th, at 6 P.M.
Gathering Schedule: Every four weeks at 6PM
Group Leader: Tori Reeds, Megan Thompson

The Ties That Bind - Enjoy crocheting or knitting, or maybe you'd like to learn? Come join our group. We will be meeting quarterly to relax and encourage one another while working on projects to share the love of Jesus with others in our community. Our first meeting will be Saturday, April 7th at 7 pm.
Begin Date: Saturday, April 7th, 7 p.m.
Gathering Schedule: Quarterly
Group Leader: Tina Grace

Get Lost: Your Guide To Finding True Love! - This small group is targeted to young women in their late teens to young adult women. We'll be reading this book (authored by Dannah Gresh) and discussing! 
What it is all about:  "Have you ever ditched a friend for a guy? Filled your journal with more thoughts about guys than God? Found yourself jealous because that other girl gets all the dates? Maybe it's time to get lost-in God." 
Begin Date: In January
Gathering Schedule: TBD
Group Leader: Elizabeth Laird & Jennifer Johnson
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Man Up! - This small group is for men who want to become Godly men in an ungodly world. This book study group will read and meet to discuss the book Man Up by Jody Burkeen. The book is eight chapters in length, and there is a workbook page at the end of each chapter with approximately ten questions. These questions will help you explore the content within the chapter and help you apply it to your life.
Group Leader: Andy Grace
Begin Date: Monday, January 22, 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM.
Gathering Schedule: Weekly
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CHOSEN Youth - This vibrant group of youth (11 and up) meet each week on Friday evenings at 7:30 at Family Church or at alternate locations for special activities. Visit for regular updates.

Prayer Team - Prayer is a core value and practiced regularly at Family Church. Our prayer team meets each Friday evening at 7 PM at Family Church to pray for the church, our community, our nation and our world. We also pray before each service on Sunday at 9:30 AM. We would love for you to join us any Friday at 7 PM at Family Church.
Team Leader: Kenneth Takaidza

Lose To Win - This group applies spiritual principles to everyday living and encourages one another to create healthy eating habits in order to achieve weight loss for health. They meet bi-weekly and meet in different locations. For more details, sign-up below!
Group Leader: Garlanda Shockley

50 Plus Group - If you are 50 plus, you will enjoy the bi-monthly fellowship of this diverse and hospitable group! People younger than 50 regularly try to sneak into these events because the dinners are delicious. Email us at or check our Happenings newsletter to stay up to date on current events.
Group Leaders: Larry and Diana Dunlap

Young Marrieds - This group meets bi-monthly to fellowship and enjoy a night away from children. (Children are welcome at "Family Events".) To find out about their next gathering, visit our Happenings page.
Group Leaders: Mark and Jessica Johnson, Pastor Lesh and Jen Johnson

Ladies & Lattes - This group meets bi-weekly to enjoy coffee, fellowship, and discuss Facing Your Giants authored by Max Lucado. This small group is led by Rachael Bennett and will resume Saturday, January 20th at 9AM at Kaldi's Coffee in Chesterfield, Missouri. This group welcomes any lady 20 and up. For more details, sign-up below!
Group Leader: Rachael Bennett

Men's Breakfast - This group meets on weekday and weekend mornings to enjoy breakfast and fellowship in order to sharpen one another.  To get more details, sign-up below or refer to the Calendar page for event information.
Group Leader: Pastor Lesh Johnson

Kayaking & Fishing - This group of men (women and children are welcome!) meet bi-weekly as weather permits to enjoy nature and encourage one another in God. To get more details, sign-up below.
Group Leader: Pastor Lesh Johnson


We can't wait for you to join us! To join a small group or just receive more information, sign-up here. 

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lead a small group

Leading a small group isn’t about being perfect; it’s about serving others by giving them a place to connect. Hosting a group is simple—choose a topic that interests you and select a time and location to meet with others to share it. We give you essential tools to make your small group successful through Leadership Training. We then list your group in our "Now Offered" directory where you can register your group so others can find it easily. We believe people’s lives are changed one semester at a time by moving one step toward Christ, and as a small group leader you get to play an important role in that process.


We are excited that you are answering the call to lead and care for others. Sign up HERE to begin your Small Group adventure. Once your application has been received, we will contact you with training instructions and materials.

Small Groups Wanted:

Are you interested in launching a small group but need ideas about what kind to launch? We have ideas for you! We are looking for leaders in the following areas and we can provide you with curriculum to get started. 




Apply to be a leader.