Adults

Small Groups

At SPC we believe that life is better when we live it together. One of the primary ways we engage in deeper community is through small group gatherings. These groups primarily study together and support each other. We have a variety of open small groups this year.

There are several ways to learn more and join a small group:

  • Click on the groups you are interested in for more details and contact information.
  • Fill out our small group inquiry form HERE and we will follow up with you about current options
  • Get your questions answered on Sunday mornings at the Connect Center in Sanctuary Hall

We are always looking for Small Group Leaders. There's no experience necessary, other than a willing heart. We'll provide the training and support.

Questions? Kara: kstender@spconline.org or Kelly: kelly@spconline.org

Small Group Resources

Books

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth, with companion group study, How to Read the Bible, Book by Book 

By Gordon Fee & Douglas Stuart 

In clear, simple language, this book helps you accurately understand the different parts of the Bible—their meaning for ancient audiences and their implications for you today—so you can uncover the inexhaustible wealth of God’s Word. Used all around the world, this Bible resource covers everything from how to choose a good translation to how to understand the different genres of biblical writing. 

Misreading the Bible with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible by E. Randolph Richards & Brandon J. O’Brien 

Biblical scholars Brandon O’Brien and Randy Richards shed light on the ways that Western readers often misunderstand the cultural dynamics of the Bible. They identify nine key areas where modern Westerners have significantly different assumptions about what might be going on in a text. Getting beyond our own cultural assumptions is increasingly important for being Christians in our interconnected and globalized world. Learn to read Scripture as a member of the global body of Christ. 

Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor 

Download study guide on her website HERE

In Learning to Walk in the Dark, Taylor asks us to put aside our fears and anxieties and to explore all that God has to teach us “in the dark.” She argues that we need to move away from our “solar spirituality” and ease our way into appreciating “lunar spirituality” (since, like the moon, our experience of the light waxes and wanes). Through darkness we find courage, we understand the world in new ways, and we feel God’s presence around us, guiding us through things seen and unseen. Often, it is while we are in the dark that we grow the most. 

Podcasts

Good Faith with Curtis Chang

Join host Curtis Chang and his friends as they follow Jesus and make sense of the world. With expertise, thoughtfulness, and humor, they discuss how Christian faith intersects with culture, politics, work, entertainment, and other aspects of life. Good Faith is produced by Redeeming Babel. Good Faith is ranked in the top .5 percent of all podcasts. 

Things Above with James Bryant Smith 

A podcast for “mind discipleship,” to help us set our minds on things above. Each week James Bryan Smith will offer a glorious thought — something good and beautiful and true, something excellent and praiseworthy—to fill your mind with heavenly truths. 

Therapy & Theology with Lysa Terkeurst 

After years of heartbreak and emotional trauma, I’ve realized it’s not just about getting over hard circumstances but learning how to work through what I’ve walked through. And I’d love to help you do the same. That’s why I’ve teamed up with my personal, licensed professional counselor, Jim Cress, alongside Director of Theological Research at Proverbs 31 Ministries, Dr. Joel Muddamalle, to bring you Therapy & Theology. While Jim, Joel and I tackle some really hard topics, you’ll soon find we’re just three friends having a great conversation and learning from each other. 

Devotionals

The Lord is My Courage by K.J. Ramsey 

Courage is a practice!  Walking through Psalm 23 phrase by phrase, author & therapist Ramsey explores the landscape of our fear, trauma, and faith. When she stepped into her own wilderness of spiritual abuse and religious trauma, K.J. discovered that courage is not the absence of anxiety, but the practice of trusting we will be held and loved, no matter what.  How can we cultivate courage when fear overshadows our lives?  This is a mix of contemplative storytelling, theological reflection, and practical neuroscience.   

Watch Online

The Chosen produced by Angel Studios (Get The Chosen APP) Watch on your own or with your family during the week…come together to discuss as a group! 

The Chosen is the first-ever multi-season TV show about the life of Jesus, allowing us to see Jesus through the eyes of those who knew Him. Millions have found these stories bringing new understanding to the gospels, reigniting their passion for Christ and changing their daily experience of following Him. Great to discuss and engage with a small group! 

Lenten Small Groups

Co-ed Groups

Women's Ministry

SPC has a vibrant women's ministry. Monthly events are posted here. For more information or to join the email list, drop an email to women@spconline.org

Men's Ministry

Other Groups