Why Join a Small Group?

  • Experience fellowship and develop deeper relationships with other believers.
  • Offer and receive care, support, and encouragement in an intimate setting of believers. 
  • Grow spiritually through the discussion of God’s word and learning from one another. 
  • Deepen your prayer life as you pray together and for one another.
  • Take church deeper as you ask questions and express curiosity in a way that regular Sunday worship doesn’t permit.
  • Help the church grow by engaging in discipleship, mission work, and reaching outward to the community.

Would you like more information about why small groups are so important? Click on the links below.

Ten Reasons to Join a Small Group

Four Reasons Small Groups Are Vital to Your Church’s Health

10 Benefits of Church Small Groups

7 Reasons to Join a Small Group

Small Groups at Ghent UMC

Sunday School 

Come out and learn with us on Sundays at 9:00 am in the church library. All materials are provided and all are welcome to begin attending at any time.

Tuesday evening small group

The Tuesday evening small group holds weekly discussions focused on a subject or a particular book of study. We meet at the church on Tuesday evenings, 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Child care is available. Email Jonathan Tanner or talk to him in person if you are interested. 

Ghent Inspire Book Group

Book group is a spiritual book discussion group for readers to share their love of reading and to inspire one another. Join us on the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm. All are welcome to attend the book group for discussion and fellowship, regardless of whether or not you’ve read the pre-selected book. For more information and location, click here for details or contact Lynn Tiedge.

Friday morning Bible Study (seasonal)

Our Bible Study is held Fridays at 10am in the church library. Each session runs from 6 – 8 weeks. And classes incorporate videos to help your understanding. For more information, email Debbie Bonnewell or call her at 757-870-8299.

Contact our Discipleship Director, Jonathan Tanner, for information about our current small group offerings, which change, or if you have an idea for a new small group.