Growth and depth is found through study, commitment and honest relationships.
We encourage you to find a place to plug into a group or class and grow deeper in your faith.


Fall 2018 small groups and classes will begin meeting soon.
To view our full list of courses available for your Journey of faith, click here.

To sign up for any of these small groups, click here.

Small Groups

Confronting the Controversies:
Biblical Perspectives on Tough Issues

Explore some of the most controversial and divisive issues of our time by showing how to look at them from a biblical perspective, arriving at a faithful Christian response. As participants seek to understand the positions different sides hold, they will learn how to dialogue about moral issues while maintaining respect for persons on both sides of the debate. The goal is to better understand how the Christian faith relates to critical issues such as homosexuality, abortion, and the death penalty, etc.

This 7-week small group study will be tied to the sermon series at all services. Small groups will start the week of September 9th. The cost of the books for this study is $10.

Sundays
Time: 9:30 – 10:30 am
Place: room 201
Leader: John Dilworth

Mondays
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Place: room 203
Leader: Julia Fabich
20-Somethings Group

Wednesdays
Time: 6:15 – 7:15 pm
Place: Jr. High & Sr. High rooms
Leaders: Jessica Getz & Robby Strock
Jr. High & Sr. High Groups

Thursdays
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 am
Place: room 206
Leader: Pastor Bryan George
Mens Group

Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Place: room 201
Leader: Pastor Scott Wilson
Mens Group

Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Place: room 206
Leader: Pastor Jared Priset
Young Adult Group

Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Place: room 203
Leader: Jenny Gotschall
Creative Bible Journaling Group


Additional Small Groups

New Member Class
Dates: Sundays, September 9th – October 14th
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 pm ~ September 9th; 5:00 – 6:30 pm ~ all other dates
Place: room 206
Leader: Pastor Bryan George
Description: For those who wish to become members of Church of the Lakes. These classes combine a Wesleyan understanding of our growth in God’s love and grace with the time-tested practices of spiritual discipline expressed in the membership vows to uphold the church with our prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness. New members will be received on Sunday, October 21st.

From Here to There: Following Jesus
Dates: Sundays, October 21st – November 25th
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Place: room 203
Leaders: John Dilworth & Pastor Jared Priset
Description: In order to be all that Jesus intends us to be it takes intentionality, to deepen and develop our faith in Jesus. This class offers our church’s vision on what it takes to “belong to the body of Christ, become more like Jesus, and join Jesus in ministry.”

G.O.A.L. – Gaining One Abundant Life
Date: Sunday, October 21st – Informational Meeting
Time: 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Place: room 206
Leaders: Nancy Pierson & Shelly Sponseller
Description: A new program to help individuals set and reach personal goals through class support and church mentors.

Off-Site Bible Study
Dates: Mondays, ongoing
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 am
Place: Sebia Crum’s home
Leader: Sebia Crum, 330-704-0286
Womens Group
Description: This group focuses on studying specific books of the Bible throughout the year. This fall, the focus will be on Daniel.

Parables of Paul
Dates: Mondays, September 10th – November 26th
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Place: room 201
Leaders: Pastor Jared Priset & Mardy DiGiacinto
Cost: $8.50 for book
Description: We will dissect the rich writings of the apostle Paul to more deeply understand and follow Christ Jesus. Paul’s gallery of enriching, life-changing story pictures paints for us an indelible picture of the Christian faith.
Participation limit met

Revelation: Lessons on History, Meaning and Application
Dates: Mondays, September 10th – March 4th
Times: 1:00 – 2:30 pm or 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Place: room 206 (day), room 105 (evening)
Leader: Pastor Janet Zimmerman
Womens Group
Description: Revelation, a video study features top New Testament scholar Craig S. Keener teaching through the book of Revelation in 22 engaging and challenging lessons. These lessons explore the links between the Bible’s final book and how we should live our lives today. Bring your Bible.

Companions in Christ
Dates: Tuesdays, September 18th – April 16th
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Place: room 203
Leaders: Pastor Bryan George & Sheri Grunwald
Cost: $17.50
Limited to 15 participants
Description: This small group experience is designed to explore and practice spiritual disciplines that lead to a sharing in the life of Christ. We will concentrate on exploring scripture, experiencing prayer, reflecting on God’s call for your life, and growing in Christian community.

The Art of Parenting
Dates: Wednesdays, September 12th – October 31st
Time: 6:00 – 7:15 pm
Location: room 201
Leaders: Pastor Jared & Meredith Priset
Cost: $12
Description: The goal is to help parents find new ways to integrate their faith into everyday parenting moments. This study will use intentional, biblical instruction and Christ-centered plans that “aim children’s hearts toward God.” The result will be renewed confidence and fresh insights through a parenting plan unique to each child’s personality and gifts.

*Childcare is provided for all groups hosted at the church if requested beforehand.

To sign up for any of these small groups, click here.

If you are interested in joining a small group, or have additional questions please contact Pastor Jared Priset, 330-499-8972.