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! 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. Some meet online while others meet in person.  Most of these groups have 5-15 members, and include time to share and catch up, time to pray together, and a study our 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.

advent devotionals

This Advent season, the church is reading an Advent  Devotional from Christianity Today called The Promised One. Advent is a time when we take a pause from the culture's "Christmas commercialization" and as Christians reflect on the incarnation of God in Christ Jesus at His birth.  We then look forward to Jesus' Second Advent; His second coming.  You can read this devotional book on your own, and it has activities for all to engage in each week with your family or friends, but you are most welcome to meet weekly with the small groups noted below.  See their meeting locations, times and contact information.  The meetings begin the week of Sun 11/27.

 

It is good when we gather together to share God's Word in fellowship and study, so we urge you to consider joining in with any of these groups to discuss the Advent week's readings.  Sharing our lives together in the Spirit and Word, as God in Christ has done in and for us is a good way to prepare for this Christmas.


Sunday Morning Small Groups

9:15 - 10:30am | Parlor | Led by Adam Condrick

9:30am -10:30am | Lg Classroom & Online | Led by Pastor Jeff, Eric & Lena Shirley, and Peggy Hurkett


Sunday Evening Group Discussion

7:45 - 8:30pm | Online via Zoom | Led by Craig & Joanne Wilson


Men's Wednesday Night Study

7:15 - 8:30pm | Online via Zoom | Led by Brian Farrell & Hugh Smith

2022 Bible reading plan

Sunday Evenings 7:00-7:30pm via Zoom | Currently Meeting - Join us!!

Leaders:  Craig Wilson

Want to read through the New Testament in four months?  Need help and encouragement to read God’s Word like the Ethiopian Eunuch in Acts 8? The year-long Bible Reading Plan group is  now reading through the NT. Download the Read Scripture App and read all of the NT by years-end, either on your own or with us Sunday evenings for our 30-minute gathering.  


This Scripture reading plan can be an ever-present help  to keep us from the discipling purposes of the world. By reading Scripture together, we can be people who are discipled and who make disciples empowered by God's Word.  The world is discipling us each moment, so if you wish to counter that, join us to read through all of the Scriptures in a year. 

discipleship classes

The End Times & Second Coming of Jesus

Sunday Mornings 9:30 – 10:30 | Nov 6 - Dec 25 | Conference Room

Leader: Michele Kelly & Craig Wilson

In advance of and along with the Advent Season, a new Sunday morning class starts November 6.  It will be a study of biblical texts around the next great event - the Second Coming of Jesus.  We will survey the different views of the End Times but will especially focus on how we are to live in this "inter-advent" period, or the last days, between the first coming of Jesus and His second.  "End Times" thinking is often charged with a fascination over numbers, date, mysterious events, veiled prophecies and misguided pronouncements and predictions by doomsday preachers.  


"And though St. John saw many strange monsters in his vision, he saw no creature so wild as one of his own commentators."  G.K. Chesterton on the book of Revelation

 

And yet can the second advent of Jesus be a source of challenge and comfort for us beyond the sensational? This study of the End Times will address:  What happens when we die? Will the world end with destruction and fire? Will things get worse or better? Why be good if the world will be blown up anyway? What will heaven be like? And who will go there? How have other church ages and denominations viewed the End Times? What have Presbyterians thought about the End Times?


The studies will cover some difficult, challenging and comforting passages from the Old and New Testaments and will help prepare us for the church season of Advent at Neelsville Presbyterian Church. The study is for all who wish a better understanding of Scripture and knowing the God of Scripture over this inter-advent period of the last days.

bible studies & small groups

Women’s Friday Morning Study

Friday Mornings 9:30 – 11:30 in the Parlor at NPC

Leader: Sue Farrell     

Our Friday morning ladies are discussing Christianity Today’s study called Biblical Marriage 101. We hope to explore God’s plan for marriage at its best!  The study covers such topics as learning to appreciate your spouse, money matters, faith, handling conflict, sex, communication, and compromise.  Most of all it will help us know how to express grace and love to one another. All women are invited!