Growth Groups

    Contact Pastor Jon Delger for more information:

    At Peace Church, Growth Groups are ground-zero for discipleship. On Sunday mornings, and in many of our ministries, the Word is preached. But in Growth Groups, the Word is lived-out. The DNA of a Growth Group has three strands. A focus UPWARD on God, a focus INWARD on transformation through relationships and community, and a focus OUTWARD on mission through sharing the gospel and serving others.

    Growth Groups study the Word, apply the Word to everyday life, share life, pray for one another, do acts of service within the community, and reach out to those who don’t yet know Christ.

    Ready to join a Growth Group?

    Two ways to connect:

    1) Click the button to complete a form providing us with info about yourself so we can help you connect to a group that would be a good fit for you. 

    2) Choose from the list of open groups, and identify a group that you think would be a good fit. 

    3) Attend our Growth Group Launch Course!

    This will be for both new groups and existing groups. For new groups, one of the most challenging parts of getting started is getting through those first few meetings. Communicating with group members, coordinating schedules, coordinating childcare, choosing a study, choosing a location, starting to build relationships – all of these are tough to do in the beginning.

    In the Launch Course, we’ll bring together new leaders with new group members around a table for 4 weeks to give your group the jumpstart that it needs. You’ll walk through your first 4 meetings in the worship center, alongside other groups, following a pre-made format, receiving direction from the front, with childcare covered, and we’ll do our study time using the morning sermon series which creates an excellent recruiting tool as you simply invite people to take their Sunday morning experience deeper by joining your group.

    Existing groups, this is also a huge win for you. In the Launch Course, your group will get to see they are part of something bigger. You will meet in a room full of other groups, share the same experience, and study the same material. This will also be a chance for your group to refocus on God’s design for group ministry and be an encouragement and example to new groups. And leaders, this is 4 weeks of pre-made material and church-provided snacks, that’s hard to beat!

    Sign Up for the Launch Course HERE!

    Open Growth Groups

    Leader(s): Casey Mickelson
    Demographic: Young families and professionals
    Current Study:  Sermon Series
    Location: Rotating Homes
    Time: 11:00 AM, every other Sunday

    Leader(s): Bob and Shannon Stauffer
    Demographic: New group
    Current Study: Five Points of Calvinism
    Location: Stauffer home, Caledonia
    Time: Alternating Wednesday evenings, 6:30 PM

    Leader(s): Randy and Nancy Capp
    Demographic: New Group
    Current Study: Sermon Series
    Location: Caledonia CRC
    Time: Alternating Sunday Nights

    Leader(s): Dave McMillan
    Demographic: Couples
    Current Study:  Love and Respect
    Location: Peace Church
    Time: Weekends, flexible time

    Leader(s): Ed Haywood
    Demographic: Empty-nest couples
    Current Study: Crazy Love by Francis Chan
    Location: Rotating between homes (Middleville and Freeport)
    Time: Alternating Thursdays, 7:00–9:00 PM

    Leader(s): Steven and Rachel Vannette
    Demographic: Young Couples
    Current Study:  A Study on Marriage and Family
    Time: Wednesday Evenings

    Leader(s): VanHouten/Kimball
    Demographic: Seniors
    Time: Sundays, Bi-Weekly