Summit Small Groups
Summit Small Groups are a great way to connect with other believers and grow spiritually in the process. Our small groups meet on different days, at different times, in different locations throughout Elkins, and study different topics.
For info on the groups or how to sign-up, scroll down!
Spring 2017 Small Groups: September 17 - November 19
Good or God by John Bevere
Every other Sunday at 5:30pm
Jon and Felicia’s house, Elkins
(304) 637-0815 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Leaders: Jon and Felicia Corley
This group is for: This course is for everyone! Good or God by John Bevere is a six-week study that will help you discern the difference between things that are good, and things that are God’s will. The thing about being deceived is that it is deceiving! This study helps shed a light on this differentiation and takes us deeper in our relationship with God.
Cost: None! (unless you would like to purchase the book)
About Jon and Felicia: Jon and Felicia have been attending Summit Church for four years. They have a son and a daughter that keep them on the go! Felicia is a school psychologist and adjunct professor at D&E, and Jon is self-employed. They love being outdoors and spending time with family.
*** THIS GROUP IS NOW FULL ***
What Does it Mean to be Beautiful? by Amanda Winkler
3rd Thursday of every month at 6:30pm
Amanda’s house, Elkins
(304) 704-5236 | email@example.com
Leader: Amanda Winkler
This group is for: Women, single or married! Do you ever wonder what it means to be Beautiful? Come find out! Amanda is so excited to share with you all she has been learning in preparing for this Bible study. This small group will extend through fall and spring sessions. You will enjoy a meal with fellowship before jumping into the Word. Side note: child care is not available, but infants are welcome to attend with their mommies.
Cost: None! Just bring your Bible!
About Amanda: Amanda has been married to Jon for almost twenty-four years and thinks he’s pretty amazing. They’ve had many adventures together, including rearing four children, serving in the military, homeschooling, moving eight times, welcoming their first grandchild, restoring a 90 year old home (still in progress), and now eagerly awaiting the arrival of grandchild number two! In the midst of that crazy adventure God has given Amanda a heart for ministering to women through His Word. Now with an empty nest looming and homeschooling coming to an end (Whew!) she’s excited to have more opportunities to minister to the wonderful ladies God puts in her path.
*** THIS GROUP IS NOW FULL ***
Fervent by Priscilla Shirer
Every other Tuesday at 6:00pm
Summit Goff Street location
(304) 358-8198 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Leader: Olivia Cormier
This group is for: Ladies! God has already won the war against sin by sending Jesus. However, the enemy is still deceptive and trying to confuse us with lies. Why wouldn’t we want to armor ourselves with the tools to win these battles? This course will help us amp up our prayer lives by learning strategies that are directly from God.
Cost: The cost of the book (about $10)
About Olivia: Olivia has been married to Christophe for almost 15 months! They, along with their chocolate lab, Sniper, are getting ready to move into their new house. She is a graduate of Marshall University (GO HERD!), and is currently working with Community Care of West Virginia.
Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman
Sundays at 6:00pm
(321) 501-9549 | email@example.com
Leaders: Floyd Wiseman and Ron Phillips
This group is for: This course is geared for new believers, but anyone can attend! This course has benefits for all Christians by asking if you are just a fan or a true follower. Learn about discipleship and making Jesus the center of your life.
About Floyd: Floyd is the father of three grown children, retired from the Air Force, and has been a professor at D&E College since 2012, where he teaches in the Chemistry department. He has lived in several places in the United States and is a member of the Summit worship team.
About Ron: Ron is married to Jan, and they have two daughters, Becky Wentz and Wendy Jones. They live in Belington, where Ron is a real estate agent. He is also an auctioneer. Ron was one of the founding members of our church.
Men’s Discipleship Breakfast
Weekday morning at 6:00am
Someplace we don’t have to cook!
(304) 613-0058 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Leader: Levi Fletcher
This group is for: Men, of course! Men who want to live to a higher standard. We are looking for a few good men! Honesty and accountability are crucial for us as men to become the leaders God intended us to be in our homes, workplaces, communities and the church. As iron sharpens iron, we will build each other up. Each week there will be a small scripture reading and then we will eat while discussing the reading and how it directly applies to our lives. This is a chance for men to enjoy a time of great discussion and accountability. Restaurant location will change weekly. Bring your Bible!
Cost: Your breakfast or coffee
About Levi: Levi grew up in Buckhannon where he met his beautiful wife, Denise, while working at the State Road Garage during college. Denise introduced him to the amazing city of Elkins, where they have lived for 10 years with their 3 children, Laney, Layla, and Lincoln. Levi teaches high school students and coaches numerous youth sports.
Frequently Asked Questions About Small Groups
Q. I'm new to all this. Why should I join a small group?
Small groups are a perfect way to meet new people, learn more about God, and figure out how to process life's ups and downs through a Biblical perspective. Simply put, the purpose of small groups is to connect relationally and to grow spiritually. There is no better way to do that than to have a small, connected group of people "living life together."
Q. Who are the groups for?
Most groups are for anybody 18 years or older, regardless of prior church background or church affiliation. Vertical Youth meet on Sunday and Wednesday nights for teenagers, and we have separate ministries for younger children as well. There are occasionally groups specifically for women or men, too.
Q. Do I have to be a member of Summit Church?
Nope! Whether you attend Summit, another church or no church at all, you are more than welcome at our small groups.
Q. Where and when?
Summit Small Groups meet on different days, at different times, and in different locations around the Elkins, WV area. Most groups meet in people's homes, but it's not uncommon that you'll find a group occasionally getting together at a restaurant or doing some other kind of activity together.
Q. What should I expect?
Expect a fun, informal, casual atmosphere, lots of laughter, good food, coffee, and imperfect people being open about their imperfections and united in the idea that God has a better plan for our lives than we do. Most group studies center around either a project (book or craft), or a 10-15 minute DVD clip about their topic, then discussion about how to practically apply that to everyday life.
Q. How long do the small groups last?
Each group get-together will last approximately 90 minutes, give or take. For each series, the small groups work on a "semester" basis. The specific dates will fluctuate but they're basically September through November and January through April.
Q. What will it cost? Will I need to buy or bring anything?
We believe so strongly in the difference a small group will make in your life that we want to make it as easy as possible for you to join a group. Some groups will be using study guides that would cost between $5-15, but, if that's difficult for you, we can definitely help cover that. We don't want finances to ever keep somebody from plugging into a group. Other than that, really, the only thing you may ever have to buy or bring would be an occasional snack or plate of cookies.
Q. What about childcare?
Most groups will have childcare available, although that may take different forms depending on the individual group dynamic. The important thing is that we don't want childcare obstacles to prevent anybody from participating in a group that they feel led to or excited about, so if you need childcare but would like to sign up for a group that is not offering it, please contact us so that we can assist you in meeting this need.
Q. I'm interested in being a group leader. What do I do?
Great! Let's talk! Email us at email@example.com.