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.


Spring 2019 small groups and classes will begin meeting soon. To view our full list of courses available for your journey of faith, visit the church office or welcome center.

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

Small Groups

Decluttered: Making room for what matters most

This 6-week small group study will be tied to the Lenten sermon series. As spring approaches, we get the urge to clean. Spring cleaning is an annual ritual for renewing our homes. But our homes are not the only things that need renewing. Over time, misplaced priorities, bad habits, old grudges, and fears start to add up. This Lent we will declutter our souls of unhealthy commitments and attitudes that weigh us down. Decluttered groups will start meeting the week of March 10th.

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

Time: 10:30 – 11:30 am
Place: room 214
Leader: Matt Ritzert

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

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Place: room 214
Leaders: David & Betsy Williams

Tuesdays
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 am
Place: room 201
Leader: Nancy Pierson

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
Men’s Group

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

New Members Class
Dates: Sundays, March 17th – April 7th
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 pm ~ March 17th; 5:00 –  6:30 pm ~ all other dates
Place: room 206
Leader: Pastor Bryan George
Description: For those who wish to become a member 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 at the service of their choice on Sunday, April 14th.

From Here to There: Following Jesus
Dates: Sundays, February 24th – March 31st
Time: 5:30 –  6:30 pm
Place: room 201
Leader: John Dilworth and Pastor Jared Priset
Description: In order to be all that Jesus intends us to be it takes intentionality, as we 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.

“Electric Power Company” Bible Study
Dates: Mondays, ongoing
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 am
Place: Sebia Crum’s home
Leader: Sebia Crum, 330-499-5713
Women’s Group
Description: Using the acronym of “Electric Power Company”, the study will cover the New Testament books of Ephesians (Electric), Philippians (Power) and Colossians (Company).

Financial Peace University
Dates: Mondays, March 4th – April 29th
Times: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Place: old conference room
Leaders: Rev. Gary & Lorraine George
Cost: $100 for kit & lifetime membership – scholarships available
Description: Through video teaching, class discussions, and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely.

Finding I Am: How Jesus Fully Satisfies the Cry of your Heart
Dates: Mondays, March 4th – April 15th
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 pm OR 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Place: room 206 (afternoon); room 105 (evening)
Leaders: Pastor Janet Zimmerman
Cost: $18 for workbook
Women’s Group
Description: What is the deep cry of your heart? The prayer you keep repeating? Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling, but He also wants to step in and see you through it. Lysa TerKeurst explores the seven I AM statements of Jesus from the Gospel of John. We will trade feelings of emptiness for the fullness of knowing who Jesus is like never before.

*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.