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info about groups at Faith

why small groups?

God doesn't want us to “do life” alone - it's so much better together! Small groups study the Bible and provide opportunities to connect and build relationships with others.


Together we explore the ups and downs of life and faith.

answers to your questions

Which groups are available?

Scroll down to "Which group should I choose?" for a list that describes when and where the current small groups meet, who they're for, what they're studying, and more.


What do small groups look like?

Small groups are designed for all age groups and walks of life. Some groups meet in the church or in homes; some meet online. All are in "come-as-you are" casual settings.


Most groups meet for around 90 minutes each week. Each group spends time in study, friendship, prayer and conversation.


The material used is prepared by each group leader and is typically based on a book and/or video series.


Is a small group right for me?

Yes! We encourage everyone to get connected in this way. Small groups are vital to our vision to help you become more like Jesus (who was part of a small group too).


We think regularly meeting with a small group of other people is a great way to help you grow in your relationships with God, other people learning to be like Jesus, and people in the world around you.


You don't need previous small group experience, knowledge of the Bible or anything special. Just bring you.


How can I join a group?

To get connected to a small group, click here to sign up.


Who should I ask if I have more questions? Contact Pastor David at david.carter@bellefontefaith.com or 814.355.3358.

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which group should I choose?

groups meeting in person

Sunday, 9:30 AM: Led by Dick Snyder, the Foundations group is studying the book of Revelation in a discussion format. They meet in room 47.


Sunday, 9:30 AM: Led by Kerry Benninghoff, this group is studying the message of the weekly sermon in a conversational format. They meet in room 41.


Sunday, 9:30 AM: Led by Ryan Anderson & Ann Benner, the Fellowship group is studying Jesus' sermon on the mount in a discussion format in room 40.


Sunday, 9:30 AM: Led by Terry Daugherty, the Defenders of Faith group for people ages 40 and up is meeting in room 45, studying 1 Corinthians.


Sunday, 9:30 AM: Led by Cassie and Scott Caldwell, this group will be studying the book The Common Rule: Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction.


Wednesday, 9 AM: Led by Bonnie Harr and friends, this women's book study is looking at the third book in the Sensible Shoes series, Barefoot. NOTE: You need to read books 1 and 2 before starting with book 3. Both are available in the church library.


Wednesday, 6 PM: Led by Susan Kline, this women's group is studying the message of the weekly sermon in a discussion format.


NEW! Wednesdays, 11/30- 12/21, 6:30 PM: Advent Conspiracy: Can Christmas Still Change the World? is a 4-week study focused on making Christmas meaningful in a time when consumerism and busy-ness is often the norm. Led by Amy and Kent Laubscher.


Wednesday, 6:30 PM: Led by Linda Minns, this women's group is studying the book Mama Bear Apologetics.


Wednesday, 7 PM: Led by Andy Morgan, this men's Bible study group is studying the book of John.


Wednesday, 8:30 PM: Led by David Carter, this men's group is studying the book of Luke in a discussion format.

groups meeting online

Wednesday, 6:30 PM: This book study for women is discussing Uncovering God’s Word, led by Tina McKinley via Zoom.