Thursday, September 21, 2017

Small Groups at UALC

Get Connected into a Small Group

In small groups, we learn about life and living by the example of our Christian friends, and grow in faith by walking alongside someone who needs support and encouragement. A small group is a Disciple-Making tool that offers a social outlet, an emotional connection, and spiritual support. We can expect to grow spiritually, and form bonds with others who love Jesus, too. We call it Discipleship. Contact Judy Webb, for more information.

What's coming up? 

Alpha for Small Groups
We're offering training for individuals or groups interested in using the Alpha DVD's, outside of the traditional in-church setting. Click here to let us know you're interested in training so we can contact you.
Single's Discipleship Ministry for Men and Women
Join other singles to hear guest speakers, enjoy conversation and discuss ways to serve in the community. Watch your email for more details. Cookout planned for late September. Everyone welcome. Contact Judy Webb,  
Small Group Leader Training (Session full)
Learn how to lead and participate in your own small group. You’ll discover how to facilitate a group in ways that engage members and create community.
Mondays, Sept. 11-Oct. 16, 6:30 pm, offsite. Training session is full. Contact Judy Webb,, for information on next training.

Connect and Grow Groups and Resources

New small groups are geared to our busy lifestyles, offered in sessions, as short-term commitments. Connect and Grow Groups differ from on-going small groups in that they are offered as topic-specific opportunities to connect. They run short-term. It's a trouble-free way to join a small group, and one to which you can feel comfortable inviting your neighbor or friend.  We also offer resources for you to do within a small group:
Financial Peace University will be starting up again September 17 at 6:30 pm at Mill Run.  FPU is a nine-week series where you'll learn how to manage your finances and prepare for your future; be it family, education or retirement. In the recent session, families paid off an average of $7,269 of debt (excluding mortgage) and increased their savings by an average of $2,553. Offered at various times during the year. The next session is on Sundays, 6:30-8:15 pm at Mill Run, Sept. 17-Nov. 12. Register here.
Grandparents Small Group is beginning this Fall at Lytham Road. If you are a grandparent, and would like to meet with others in a small group setting, you are invited to an informational meeting to be held on Wednesday, October 4, 9:30-11:00. The group will continue meeting every 1st and 3rd Wednesday. Contact Christine Thompson, 
Discover Class is where you learn about Spiritual Gifts and what Scripture says about them. Then discover your own gifts, learn why they are important and what to do with them. Classes will be offered October 1, 8, and 15 at 10:30 am at Mill Run, and will be taught by Terry Starr. Contact Judy Webb,

Help Us Get You Matched Up

Click here to help us find the right small group for you. Fill out the form, and we'll get back to you. 

Open Groups

Get a list of small groups open to new members, or contact Judy Webb, to get connected. 

Small Group Studies and Resources

Our church owns many small group studies, DVD series, and materials for groups to borrow. Download the Resource list here and contact Judy Webb, to borrow.
Transformed Through Discipleship – Small Group Study
Use our Small Group Study and Discussion Guide during the sermon series, Transformed Through DiscipleshipDownload the guide here. Contact Judy Webb, for more information.
Walk Around the Block Small Groups
Small groups can use our study materials from our Walk Around the Block sermon series. Groups and individuals can follow along with our study guide and online videos. Download the Small Groups Study and Discussion Guide. Small groups can watch the small group discussion starters and sermon videos here. Contact Judy Webb,

Training and Support

Learn how to lead your own small group in our Small Group Leader Training. Offered at various times throughout the year. Contact Judy Webb,, 614-451-3736, ext. 4658 for information. She can also meet with individuals or groups to offer training and support.