Community Groups

COMMUNITY GROUPS

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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. Together, we find ways to impact the world together in Jesus’ name.

Community groups come in all shapes and sizes!  Here are a few of the group formats we offer.


COVENANT GROUPS 

Covenant groups foster deeply personal relationships among members to encourage spiritual growth, healing, and/or accountability.  Groups engage in Bible study and book studies to facilitate growth.  Many groups take a break during the summer months.  

STUDY GROUPS

Study groups participate in Bible study or book studies together.  Some groups form to study a particular theme while others form because of shared interests or life stages.  Study groups may choose to meet year-round or break over the summer.

FELLOWSHIP GROUPS 

Fellowship groups pursue common interests and activities together.  In the past groups have formed around affinities for art, BBQ, dining experiences, and golf to name a few.  Fellowship groups meet at different times throughout the year. 

MINISTRY GROUPS 

Ministry groups form around a shared passion for a unique ministry.  These groups learn and serve together throughout the year.

POP-UP GROUPS

Pop-up groups form throughout the year to study a specific topic.  These groups usually meet for 6-8 weeks.
Fall community group registration begins on Sunday, September 8!  Look for more information soon.

 

 

2019 FALL GROUPS ANNOUNCED AS GROUPS ARE FORMING

Download a printable description of the current Community Groups.

Breathing Underwater Group ● Leaders: Jerry and Janet Hill ● Sundays at 9:45 a.m. for Six Weeks Beginning September 15.

Overview: Join us for a more in-depth study of "Breathing Under Water." This community group, coinciding with Pastor Jason's fall sermon series, will meet September 15 – October 20. The author Richard Rohr says "I truly believe that the Twelve Step program (also known as Alcoholics Anonymous or A.A.) will go down in history as America’s greatest and unique contribution to the history of spirituality." Together we will pursue a path of spiritual transformation and growth by reviewing the spiritual underpinnings of the Twelve Steps as defined in Rohr's book. What to know:  This is a pop-up group that will meet September 15 – October 20.


Life Together ●  Sunday at 9:45 a.m. ● Leader: Tana Clement

Overview: 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. What to know:  This groups chooses scripture and/or books to study as a group. If the group decides to purchase other study material for a period of time, members are expected to purchase their own copies.


Women on Mission  ●  first Tuesday of every month at 9:30 a.m.

Overview: 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!  
 


Men’s Fellowship Breakfast  ●  first Saturday of every month at 8:30 a.m.

Overview:  2BC men gather once a month on Saturday mornings, September through May for a fellowship breakfast. Come when you can without reservation.


Sunday Mornings Beginning in October

Social Justice Book Study Group ●  Sunday at 9:00 a.m. ● Leaders:  Todd and Carrie Marcantonio

Overview: In answering the biblical call to act justly and love mercifully, can Christians cross lines of privilege to walk humbly not only with God but with their marginalized neighbors as well?  We will use the book “No Innocent Bystanders” to examine the role of allies in social justice movements and consider what works, what doesn't, and why. We will discuss what allies legitimately can accomplish, what they can't, and what kind of humility and clarity is required to tell the difference.
What to know: This is an 8-week book study with service opportunities. Even if you can't read the book each week, we will talk about interesting ideas around equity and inclusion on Sundays. Come anyway! This is an intergenerational group.  High school and college students are invited to join!       


Charis ●  Sunday at 9:45 a.m. ● Leaders:  Hadley and Brooke Fisher

Overview: 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 comprised of couples with school-aged children, but all parents of school-aged children are welcome!
What to know: This is an on-going group that will meet on Sundays.  Discussions are best with everyone present. Our next study is "Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White" by Adam Hamilton.      


Growing Together ●  Sunday at 9:45 a.m. ● Leader:  Jennifer Dilts

Overview: As we read through “How People Grow: What the Bible Reveals about Personal Growth,” by Drs. Cloud and Townsend, we will cultivate authentic relationships together and experience fun and fellowship.
What to know: Group members are asked to be present each week (with few exceptions) to foster good conversations and strong relationships. This is an inter-generational group.  High school juniors, seniors, and college students are invited to join!    


Parents of Young Children  ●  Sunday at 9:45 a.m. ● Leaders:  Daniel and Lydia Bunch

Overview: A community of parents of young children (ideally preschool age and younger). We will not focus on parenting but will fellowship and act as a support group as we all grow into parenting.


Women’s Bible Study ●  Sunday at 9:45 a.m. Leaders:  Cathy Cole and Sabra Boyd

Overview: 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 several weeks together seeking hope and purpose from the Author of our lives.  A high-level of commitment, including homework, will provide greater engagement within the group.
What to know: We learn and grow together!  Weekly attendance and engagement are most beneficial to the group.


Throughout the Week Beginning in October 

Dinner for 8 ●  Day & Time TBD ● More details are coming soon!


Mid-Week Lunch Bunch ●  Tuesday at 12:00 noon, twice a month ● Leader:  Chip Handrich

Overview: This group will gather on Tuesdays at noon for a time of study and fellowship over lunch. More details to come soon!


Resilience Group  ●  Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.● Leader:  Kim Halfhill

Overview: Looking for a deeper dive into ACES?  The group will focus on understanding ACES and the role we all play in sharing hope with those around us.  The group will focus on building resilience within the context of a faith community.
What to know: This group is a pop-up group and will only meet for 6-8 weeks.  Some group meetings will take place via Zoom video conferencing. 


Urban Farmer  ● Day & Time TBD ● Leader:  Loulla Efstathiou

Overview: This group will meet to share tips, ideas, and gardening stories together.  Group members are encouraged to participate in the Harvest Hill Community Garden by renting and tending to a plot ($30).  Join this group for learning and fellowship and be ready for spring planting in 2020! 


Mission-Minded Women  ●  Monday at 6:30 p.m., once a month ● Leaders:  Karen Rogers, Jennifer Rhoad, and Gwen Phillips

Overview: 2BC has a rich history of learning about and engaging with our mission partners at home and around the globe.  A new evening missions group for women is forming to create even more opportunities to support 2BC’s mission partners.  Join us for fellowship, learning, and sometimes even snacks from around the globe! 


Men’s Community Group ● Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., twice a month ● Leader:  Luke Campbell 

Overview: 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.


Don’t see what you’re looking for?

More community group and Bible opportunities are coming soon! Look for updates or contact our Engagement Director at [email protected].

 

 

 


Ongoing Adult Bible Study Opportunities

No registration is required to join these groups. They meet on Sundays at 9:45 a.m. Simply attend any group that interests you.

The Potter’s Wheel ● Room 611 on Sunday at 9:45 a.m.

Our class name reflects our belief that we are all still in formation. We base our discussion and exploration on the texts appointed by the Christian Lectionary. The study is led by a monthly rotation of class members who facilitate learning through open participation. Our time together symbolizes the wheel, where God uses the study of his word to further shape and mold us. Once or twice each year we follow a special book or topical study. Most of our members are in their 30’s, 40’s or 50’s, but adults of any age are welcome. We are a warm and supportive group, and we also meet outside class a few times each year for social gatherings. Led by Amy Duncan & Carolyn Fulk.


Foundational Doctrines ●  Church Library on Sunday at 9:45 a.m.

This group study focuses on Biblical topics, themes, and specific scripture with an emphasis on personal ministry and missions. Led by Roger Driskill.


Winepress ●  Room 415 on Sunday at 9:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

The Winepress Class examines biblical texts, poses questions, and explores cultural and personal viewpoints as we seek to connect more deeply with Christ. Each week, we’ll try to apply what we’ve learned from the scriptures and each other. All are welcome, no matter your age, church background, or level of biblical knowledge. Led by Jeff Langford.


The Lankford Class ●  Room 411 on Sunday at 9:45 a.m.

A verse by verse study of the Bible books in the context of the book being studied and the whole of sacred scripture, with an emphasis on distinguishing ontological and transformational concepts hidden in the apparent literary devices employed by the author and inspired by the Spirit. Led by Tom Lankford.


Koinonia Class ● Room 414 on Sunday at 9:45 a.m.

The Koinonia Class is composed mostly of adults over 50. The class period begins with announcements, sharing concerns, and prayer. The Bible study, based on Smith and Helwys’ Formations curriculum, begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. This study includes the active participation of the class in discussion with the goal of deeper spiritual understanding and service to others. Leadership is shared among class members.


Men’s Bible Study ● Social Room A on Sunday at 9:45 a.m.

The Men’s Bible Study uses the Smyth and Helwys’ Bible study material in a lecture-style for men. Leadership is shared among class members.


Milton Horne’s Class ● Room 410 on Sunday at 9:45 a.m.

This group consists of persons interested in the Christian faith as it encounters contemporary culture. We read books on topics ranging from theology to economics, from comparative religion to science, with a view to processing such ideas through the eyes of informed faith. The class is discussion-based and encourages thoughtful participation.  Led by Milton Horne. 


The Seekers Class ● Room 505 on Sunday at 9:45 a.m.

The Seekers Class seeks to grow in understanding and applying scripture, increasing our outreach to others, and building community. We use the Baptists Today Bible study material. Most of us are middle-aged couples and singles. We begin with the Bible study material, including plenty of—sometimes vigorous—discussion. At 10:30, we begin a time of sharing. The class enjoys several after church pot-luck events a year. Leadership is shared among class members.


The Tanner Class ●  Social Room B at 9:45 a.m.

The Tanner Class is an engaged group that enjoys discussion and dialogue. We use the Baptists Today material to provide background for each lesson. Conversations then emerge, and we generally explore how Bible study impacts our daily lives. The group is composed mostly of retired persons. We have 2-3 social gatherings each year.  Led by Blane Baker.