Community Groups

COMMUNITY GROUPS

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Will you join us on our mission to foster meaningful, Christ-centered community?  

We hope that every member of 2BC becomes invested in a community group committed to nurturing a relationship with God and growing in relationship with one another while finding ways to impact the world together in Jesus’ name.

Community groups come in all shapes and sizes and will meet at various times throughout the week, including on Sunday morning. Here are a few of the types of groups you can join.

Covenant groups foster deeply personal relationships among members to encourage spiritual growth, healing, and accountability. Groups engage in 3-4 different studies throughout the year and require a very high level of commitment from group members.     

Topical study groups participate in book or Bible studies to foster growth. Groups may select a theme of study for the year or pursue multiple topics of study. 

Ongoing study groups participate in book or Bible studies to foster growth. Groups meet year-round, and new members are always welcome. Groups often meet on Sunday mornings.

Activity groups are formed around a common activity or interest.

Ministry groups are formed around a shared passion for a unique ministry. Ministry groups help others encounter God’s presence and grace through their service.    

Group sign-ups will begin in early September and begin meeting in October. Look for more information about specific topics and meeting times in the coming weeks. 

Why should I belong to a community group?
We were created for community. Community groups provide us with an intentional way to nurture our relationship with God and grow in relationship with one another while finding ways to impact the world together in Jesus’ name.
 
What is a community group?
Community groups come in all shapes and sizes!  Most community groups will meet for 9-10 months out of the year (typically coinciding with the school year), although some groups may choose to meet year round. Groups can come together because of a shared stage in life or a passion for ministry. Others may form around common study interests or activities. Groups are typically made up of between 8-12 participants and meet on various days and times. Each group is encouraged to commit to a shared covenant of expectations within the group. 

How do I become part of a community group?
There are several ways to become part of a community group. Sign-up for a group that is already forming. These are just a few of the groups that will kick-off this fall. For more details and to sign-up, visit www.2bcliberty.org/community-groups or stop by the Welcome Center on Sunday mornings in September. 

FALL COMMUNITY GROUPS 

Enroll in one of these groups now!

Couples with Children 
Leaders:  Hadley and Brooke Fisher ● Meeting Time: Sundays at 9:45 a.m.
This group will pursue studies pertinent to the group’s stage in life, interests, and needs. Studies will be chosen as a group.  In addition to Sunday morning studies, the group will participate in social activities as well as service projects.  This group is intended for married couples with school-age children.

Early Birds Bible Study
Leader: Teresa Anderson ● Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.
Come and join us for a time of fellowship and study where we will discuss and apply Christ's teachings to what’s going on in the world and in our own lives.  Gatherings will be pretty informal (at Caribou Coffee on 291) with a laid-back, judge-free, and caring atmosphere. This group is targeted towards early service attenders, but all adults are welcome!

Life Together
Leader:  Tana Clements  ● Meeting Time: Sundays at 9:45 a.m.
Life Together is an inter-generational group of women who gather on Sunday mornings to share our best of times and our worst of times, all the while looking to the scripture, the life of Jesus, and the writings of other Christians as we do this thing called life. We are committed to supporting one another in a healthy community.

Men’s Fellowship Breakfast
Meeting Time: 1st Saturday of every month at 8:30 a.m.
2BC men gather once a month on Saturday mornings September through May for a fellowship breakfast. Come when you can without reservation.

Mission Minded Women 
Meeting Time: Weeknights TBD
More information is coming soon!

Nighttime MOPS 
Leader: Alyson Nash ● Meeting Time: 2nd Wednesdays of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the Oak Room
This is a new group looking to grow and expand their activities. Meetings usually include a video and discussion. Our meetings are a place for Moms to come and be in a judgment-free environment. Childcare is not available. Interested Moms can email us at mops2bc@gmail.com.

Soul’s Slow Ripening (Celtic Practices for Seeking the Sacred)
Leader: Connie McNeill ● Meeting Time: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.
We want a deep and rich spiritual life that guides us, gives us comfort, makes us wise and centers us. We have a great gift in the Celtic tradition of developing our spirituality. In our community group, we will grow friendships, our spiritual lives and in our appreciation of this ancient tradition as we come together. We will meet twice a month. The second Wednesday night of each month will be in the leader's home at 6:00 p.m. with nibbles suitable to call supper. This is our face to face meeting. The fourth Wednesday night of each month we will meet virtually via ZOOM. This is an online meeting tool. You will need an Internet connection and a camera in your device or with your computer. The ZOOM app is free. This will be a time to reflect on the practice we discussed.

Women on Mission
Meeting Time: First Tuesday of every month at 9:30 a.m.
This is an established group that meets once a month to learn about mission work that 2BC supports around the world and in our community. Each meeting includes a service or collection project. Guest speakers are usually part of the meeting as well as great food!

Women’s Bible Study Group
Leader: Cathy Cole ● Meeting Time: Sundays at 9:45 a.m.
This Bible study for women is to seek Truth in what the WORD tells us about God and who we are. Earthly relationships and circumstances do not define who we are. We will spend eight weeks (perhaps more) together seeking hope and purpose from the Author of our lives.  A high-level of commitment, including homework, is required of group members.


FULL**Leadership**FULL
Leader:  Beth Burright ● Meeting Time: TBD by group members
The Leadership community group will explore the application of Biblical principles to the business principles of effective leadership. Beginning with the “Spiritual Autobiography”, the group will move into principles of effectiveness for personal and interpersonal functioning in all aspects of our lives. The group will meet weekly. At the first meeting group members will determine the day and time that will facilitate maximum attendance.  This group is open to all adults.  

FULL**Men’s Community Group**FULL
Leader:  Luke Campbell ● Meeting Time:  Weekday evenings, TBD
This group, intended for men, will focus on the benefits of an intentional Christian community and Christian cultural liturgies in an increasingly secular world.  Important, and at times controversial subjects will be discussed.

FULL**Sunday Lunch Bunch**FULL
Leaders:  Steve Hemphill and Harold Phillips ● Meeting Time: Sundays immediately following the 11:00 a.m. worship service
Join the Sunday Lunch Bunch for fellowship and lunch every Sunday.  The group will assemble in the Welcome Center following worship and select a restaurant to eat at.  All are welcome to join!

FULL**The Enneagram and Beyond**FULL
Leader: Jennifer Dilts and Erin Hilton ● Meeting Time: Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.
We will start with an enneagram study to get to know ourselves and each other better. After that, we may do Shauna Niequist’s “Present Over Perfect” study, or whatever interests the group. Join us for conversation and community.

FULL**Wednesday Women**FULL
Leaders:  Michele Peck and Carroll Makemson ● Meeting Time: Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.
The Wednesday Women will explore a Christian approach to social issues.  Childcare is available for regular Wednesday evening meetings.  Once a month, the group will have "Out and About" adventure to explore places of interest in the Kansas City/Liberty area.  "Out and About" maybe during the daytime or evening.  This group will also use Facebook to stay connected throughout the week.

Want to be part of a group, but don’t see what you are looking for?  Let us know and we’ll help match you with others who are seeking a similar experience. Email Kim Halfhill with your ideas at khalfhill@2bcliberty.org.

Gather a group and grow!  If you are part of a community group that already exists, let us know about it. Or, gather a group of friends to form a community group. We’ll connect you with resources to develop the group. Register your group at www.2bcliberty.org/community-groups or in the Welcome Center on Sunday mornings in September. 

For more information about community groups, please contact Kim Halfhill, Engagement Director, at khalfhill@2bcliberty.org or 816-781-2824. 

Enroll in a community group now!