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.

2022 Bible reading plan

Sunday Evenings 7:00-7:30pm via Zoom

Leaders:  Craig Wilson

You and I are bombarded by and shaped by "words" daily.  For Christians, we know that truly vital words are in God's Word.  So for 2022, how about joining in a year of reading and meditating on the Word of God?  God's Word wants to shape us too -- into what we were created to be.

  

The readings should take 30 minutes per day and you will read through all of Scripture in 2022 using the Bible Project's plan and tools.  Each week we will offer a half hour virtual meeting on Sunday at 7pm to encourage one another in the readings and tackle some questions.  Then periodically you will be invited, "incarnate," to a gathering at Joanne and Craig Wilson's house for food, discussion, prayer and worship.

   

This Scripture reading plan can be an ever-present help in 2022 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

Raising Kids with a Faith that Lasts
Sunday 9:30 – 10:30am | Apr 24 - May 29 | Fellowship Hall
Leader: Sue Farrell

Join us for this 6- week parenting class from Focus on the Family.  Foundational topics covered include introducing your child to faith, creating a faith plan for your family, and assessing the spiritual needs of your children.  Drop the kids in Sunday School and join us.  Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles are welcome too!  Just bring yourself and maybe a cup of coffee!  Watch the trailer for more info at www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehWHpB6Hokg


Ephesians

Sunday 9:30 – 10:30am | Apr 24 - May 29 | Lg Classroom & Online
Leaders: Eric Shirley & Bill Kroah   

The class on Ephesians is scheduled for six weeks and will cover sections of the six chapters of that book.  This is a fun book to study. One commentary introduces the book as follows: Among the Pauline writing only Romans can match Ephesians as a candidate for exercising the most influence on Christian thought and spirituality.  Ephesians has been called the “crown of Paulinism.” Especially appealing is the magnificent Ephesians' view of the Church universal and of unity among Christians. 


I Beg to Differ

Sunday 9:30 – 10:30am | Apr 24 - May 29 | Conference Room & Online
Leader: Craig & Joanne Wilson and Courtney Midlam

Many of us struggle with how to enter into difficult conversations.  This class will work on understanding the power of words, learning how to organize a conversation through a communication strategy, and how we can apply the strategy to real life situations.  The class will explore communication techniques and strategies; self-reflect over our communication desires and habits and make use of Scripture to guide and shape our difficult conversations.  We will be using the book I Beg to Differ by Tim Muehlhoff, and each week we will have handouts and discussion time over key points in the book.  It is not necessary to purchase the book and all are welcome to attend. 

 

We all have had and will have difficult conversations in any of our relationships and this class should expand our awareness and skill over how we can approach those conversations with grace and truth. 

bible studies & small groups

Adam Condrick’s Small Group

Sunday Mornings 9:15 – 10:30 in the Parlor at NPC

Leader: Adam Condrick

We are starting a study of the book We Will Not Be Silenced by Erwin Lutzer.  All are welcome to join the discussion!

 

Men’s Wednesday Night Study

Wednesday Evening 7:15 – 8:30 via Zoom

Leader: Brian Farrell

This men's study is discussing the book Great Lives:  David:  A Man of Passion and Destiny.  New attendees are welcome anytime!

 

Women’s Friday Morning Study

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

Leader: Sue Farrell

Join our Friday morning women's group in a study of David, using David:  A Man of Passion & Destiny by Charles Swindoll.