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

Loving Across Our Differences

Sunday Mornings 9:00 – 10:00 | Nov 7 – Dec 19 | White Church, Large Classroom

Leaders: Courtney Midlam

How can we fulfill God's mandate to love one another?  In what practical ways can we walk together in unity and serve one another?  We will dive deep into these commands - be subject to one another, forbear one another, forgive one another, confess sin to and pray for one another, comfort one another, bear one another's burdens, admonish one another, and more.  Pray that we will emerge from this study as brothers and sisters whose love testifies to an unbelieving world that we are true disciples of Jesus Christ.

Coffee and Conversation

Sunday Mornings 9:00 – 9:45 | Welcome Center

Leaders: Jeff Rickett and Jonathan Harris  

Join us in the Welcome Center each Sunday for a time of informal conversation over a steaming cup of Joe (or tea).  Each week brings a new topic, so this is the perfect class to drop in when you have time.  In November, we'll discuss topics such as humility, happiness and the Holy Spirit, followed by Advent-focused discussions starting Nov. 28.  All are welcome to join the conversation!

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth

Sunday Mornings 9:00 – 10:00 | 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.

bible studies & small groups

Adam Condrick’s Small Group

Sunday Mornings 9:00 – 10:00 in the Parlor at NPC

Leader: Adam Condrick

Beginning November 7, this small group will have a Christmas themed study for 6 weeks or so.  We will review Max Lucado's "In the Manger," a daily advent reader.  We will discuss 4-5 days each Sunday and look at the accompanying scriptures.  We will supplement with Timothy Keller's "Hidden Christmas" where appropriate.


Craig and Cindy Arold’s Small Group

Sunday Evenings at 7:00 at the Arolds’ Home

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 7:00 via Zoom | Meets every other week

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 at NPC | Meets every other week

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

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 NPC

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.