We all long for a better understanding of God's Word, a more meaningful experience of fellowship, and the companionship of like-minded believers. The good news for us is that the Lord has provided us with great tools to draw nearer to Him and to better understand His word and His will.


For most Christians, the church becomes most real in a small group setting. Principles and ideas are best absorbed through discussion with a few friends. Our joys and concerns are most easily spoken and most fervently prayed for with a few familiar faces. People are more genuine, discussions are more thoughtful, care and compassion become evident.


God has designed us to share our faith and our journeys with a small group of friends. We want you to have that experience, even in these days of pandemic. Neelsville offers a wide range of small groups and classes, and we encourage you to connect! These include weekly or bi-weekly small groups, Bible studies, and classes. Some are for men, some for women, some for youth, some for couples, some for anyone at all. Most will be meeting on the computer (for example, Zoom), though some are meeting in person in a socially distanced fashion. Most of these groups have 5-15 members, and include time to share and catch up, time to pray together, and a study or lesson together.


We invite you to join any of the classes, Bible studies and small groups listed below! Contact office@neelsville.org for more information.

discipleship classes

Reconciled: A Biblical Approach to Ethnic Unity 

Sunday Mornings 9:00 – 10:00 | Sept 12 – Oct 31 | White Church, Large Classroom

Leaders: Courtney Midlam and Lynda Osei-Boateng  

Many Christians want to stand for racial unity, but don’t know how. And many approaches to “racial reconciliation” can create more problems than they solve. This study explores a solid approach to racial unity, one deeply grounded in historic Christianity and will help us not only understand the biblical model for unity, but practical ways to live it out in our everyday lives. Topics include our identity in Christ, Biblical reconciliation, the family of God, and unity in the early church.


Coffee and Conversation

Sunday Mornings 9:00 – 9:45 | Sept 12 – Oct 31 | Welcome Center

Leaders: Jeff Rickett and Jonathan Harris  

This is the perfect “drop-in” class for anyone new to study, helping in worship, and/or wanting to meet new covenant partners at Neelsville. Each week will be a new topic, so you can attend whenever you are available. There will be some time of instruction, as well as break out groups for discussion.  


How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth

Sunday Mornings 9:00 – 10:00 | Sept 12 – Oct 31 | Conference Room & Online via Zoom

Leaders: Joanne Wilson and Craig Wilson 

Understanding the Bible isn’t for the few, the gifted, the scholarly. The Bible is accessible. It’s meant to be read and comprehended by everyone from armchair readers to seminary students. A few essential insights into the Bible can clear up a lot of misconceptions and help you grasp the meaning of Scripture and its application to your twenty-first-century life. Read the book with us for the best learning experience, or just join us in class.


The Engagement Project

Wednesday Evenings 7:00 – 8:15 | Sept 15 – Nov 17 | Online via Zoom

Leaders: Tony Panettiere and Adam Condrick

Jesus commanded his disciples in The Great Commission in Matthew 28:18 to “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations.” How do we as a Church do that purposefully, winsomely and effectively? This 10-week program will show you how to bring your neighbors into a saving relationship with Christ.  Click here for a short video about the class. 

bible studies & small groups

Adam Condrick’s Small Group

Sunday Mornings 9:00 – 10:00 in the Parlor at NPC | Starts September 19

Leader: Adam Condrick

Do you ever wonder, "Why doesn't God answer my prayers?" Do you wish you could see the evidence that prayer changes lives? Are you tired of playing it safe with your faith? In Dangerous Prayers, author Craig Groeschel helps you unlock your greatest potential and tackle your greatest fears by praying stronger, more passionate prayers that lead you into a deeper faith. You are welcome to join with us as we learn to pray dangerously.

 

Craig and Cindy Arold’s Small Group

Sunday Evenings at 7:00 at the Arolds’ Home | Starts September 26

Leaders: Craig and Cindy Arold

This small group is always happy to welcome new people at the Arold’s home. They will be following the sermon series on James this fall.

 

Women’s Monday Night Study

Monday Evening at 7:30 via Zoom | Meets every other week beginning September 20

Leader: Michelle Nelson

Join us every other Monday night as we discuss an online study by the Gospel Coalition on the book of James.  We will primarily meet on Zoom, but will have quarterly in-person gatherings. 

 

Men’s Monday Night Study

Monday Evening at 7:30 in person | Meets every other week beginning September 13

Leader: Jonathan Harris

This group is currently going through NT Wright’s “Surprised by Hope” study on the resurrection/afterlife and how that impacts the mission of the church. We are meeting in the Parlor at Neelsville.

 

Men’s Wednesday Night Study

Wednesday Evening 7:15 – 8:30 via Zoom | Starts September 15

Leader: Brian Farrell

A men’s study presently doing a survey overview of the NT, generally one week per book. New attendees are welcome anytime.

 

Women’s Friday Morning Study

Friday Mornings 9:30 – 11:30 at the church | Starts September 10

Leader: Sue Farrell

Do Climate Change, world unrest, the Covid pandemic, floods and wildfires mean we are living in the end times?  What DOES the Bible have to say about this subject?  Join us as we explore this issue using a study guide, by E. Michael Rusten,  The End Times: Discovering What the Bible Says.  We meet in the Welcome Center.