We Value Strong And Authentic Community
We believe that Community Groups are one of the primary ways we connect with others and live out the mission to reach Southeast. These smaller groups of people provide an opportunity to know others and truly be known within the church. Through these relationships, we challenge and encourage one another to believe our identity in Christ and live life in ways that show the world what God is like.
We have some Community Groups that meet weekly, and some that meet bi-weekly. Everyone at Belmont is invited and encouraged join a Group! Groups meet either in members’ homes, in community places, such as coffee shops, or the church building. Listed below are groups meeting this fall, but please also email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or want to learn more.
PRECEPTS: A SUNDAY MORNING DEEPER DIVE INTO THE SCRIPTURES: This group meets at the church building on Sunday mornings at 9:45am for a study titled “Who Do You Say That I AM?” The identity of Jesus as the Christ has been questioned from the very beginning. Jesus has been labeled a blasphemer, a demon, a rebel, a king, a rabbi, a good person, and, by some, Messiah. So who is He really? Come dive into Scripture to find out! Childcare not provided.
CHRISTIANS TRAINING CHRISTIANS: This group is led by Wes and Whittney Williams at their home on Sunday evenings at 5:30pm. This fall their focus is Homosexuality: The Struggle, The Bible, and Our Mission. They will seek to understand and empathize with the struggle of same-sex attraction, discover how the Bible addresses the issue, and work together to develop a practical approach to minister to the LGBTQIA community. The study begins September 8. Childcare shared by group members.
VALIANT MEN’S STUDY: This men’s study is led by Charles Wilson, from The Hill Church. They meet at 6:30am on Tuesday mornings at 601 Inc., 601 11th. St. NW. Childcare not provided.
WOMEN’S MORNING BIBLE STUDY: This women’s group is led by Donna Lavinder and meets at Norma Johnson’s home on Tuesday mornings at 10:00am. They’ll be doing a study titled “Slaying the Giants,” beginning Sept 3. Childcare not provided.
TUESDAY EVENING WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY: This ladies group is led by Evelyn Olsen and meets Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm-8:00pm at the Olsen’s home. They’re digging into 1 Peter this fall, beginning Sept 10. Childcare not provided.
WARDS GROUP: This group is led by Tim and Rene Ward and meets at Belmont on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm. They’re studying the Old Testament Minor Prophets and how they point us to Jesus Christ, beginning Sept 11. Childcare provided.
JOHNSONS GROUP: This group is led by Reggie and Courtney Johnson and meets at their home on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:30pm, beginning Sept 4. This fall, they’ll be discussing the previous Sunday’s message during their group time. Childcare provided.
MAMAS AT THE Y: This moms group is led by Leigh Kaiser and meets at the Kirk Family YMCA on Thursday mornings from 10:30-11:30am, beginning Sept 12. They’ll use the book Missional Motherhood for a 6-week study and meet to walk/workout, talk, and pray together. If you’re not a Y member, you can attend as a guest for free up the three times! After that there is a small fee. Books available for $10 at Belmont. If cost is an issue, please let us know. Childcare provided through the Y.
THURSDAY MEN’S GROUP: This men’s group is led by Bill Olsen and meets every Thursday evening from 6:30pm-8:00pm at Belmont. They’ll dig into Nehemiah this fall, beginning Sept 12. Childcare not provided.
ROOTED: Rooted is our Youth Ministry and is led by Joel Kirby and Melissa Mayo. This exciting group of students meets upstairs at Belmont on Thursdays from 6:45pm-8:30pm, and they’re continuing their study of Genesis this fall.
Three Things That Make a Belmont Community Group
The gospel is the unbelievably good news about Jesus! This good news is what changes us and holds us all together so it is the foundation of our groups and our church. We use this good news to grow into deeper relationship with God and friends. Then we take the good news to the neighborhood/city/world through intentional missional engagement.
We do life together. Our progress and growth in Jesus is communal and not done in isolation from others. We know each other, share with each other, encourage one another, pursue holiness together, forgive each other and seek the good of the city together. These communities are much more than a time slot. They are diverse groups of 10-20 people and in these groups you will find young and old, rich and poor, and they are made up of people who have been following Jesus for years and others who still haven’t figured out what they believe about the gospel.
Each Community Group lives out the mission of God together. Working side by side, they communicate the message of the gospel with their mouths and demonstrate the effect of the gospel with their lives so that the vision of seeing Southeast renewed spiritually and socially becomes a reality.