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: January 29 - April 9
The Blessed Life - Pastor Robbie Morris
Derek & Elizabeth Arbogat
Every Other Sunday, 5:30-7:30pm (same night as Kids' Power Club)
Info: (304) 642-2921 | email@example.com
Study: The Blessed Life by Pastor Robbie Morris
Location: Mountain Aire Estates, Elkins
About Derek and Elizabeth: Derek & Elizabeth are lifelong residents of Elkins. They will soon be celebrating 30 years of marriage. They are the parents of two grown children, Bill Arbogast & Jess Shaffer. In 2016 their family increased by two when both of their children were married and they welcomed their new daughter in-law Carrie Johnson Arbogast and their new son-in-law Adam Shaffer. They have been part of Summit Church Family since 2014. They are looking forward to welcoming you into their home, growing in their relationship with God, and learning what it means to truly live a blessed life.
Description: “Our culture is saturated with false teaching on what it means to be blessed, but what does the Bible say about it? How can we truly live blessed lives?” In this study we will learn how to live a blessed life and be a blessing to those around us. It can be a financial blessing or simply taking the opportunity to give of yourself or the resources you own. As you bless others in the name of Jesus, seeds will be planted that will reap a glorious harvest for the Kingdom of God! Family Style dinner will be provided each night (as Elizabeth loves to cook). Then we will watch the 30 minute video session by Pastor Robert Morris and review/discuss the study guide. As a group, we will pray together for God to lead us to be a blessing to those in our neighborhood, community, and Church.
Cost: Copies of the Study Guide will be provided at no cost. Purchasing the book is optional. You may want to bring your Bible and a notebook to follow along with the session.
***THIS GROUP IS NOW FULL***
Ryan & Rivanna Parrack
The First and Third Friday of each month, 6:30-8:30pm
Info: (304) 704-9513 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Study: Game Night
Location: Andrews Street, Elkins
About Ryan and Rivanna: Ryan and Rivanna are parents of three girls, soon to be welcoming baby girl number 4 in June! Ryan works in the insurance industry, and Rivanna is an early childhood educator.
Description: This group is open to anyone who wants to have some fun and unwind from the week with fellowship and a little friendly board game competition. This group will meet every other Friday evening at Ryan and Rivanna’s home. This is a kid-friendly group. Feel free to bring them along.
Cost: None. Just bring a snack to share and your favorite game.
Info: (321) 901-9549 | email@example.com
Study: Kingdom Principles by Floyd Wiseman
Leader: Floyd Wiseman
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.
Description: This group explores the characteristics of God’s kingdom. We will discuss how God’s covenants, which are based upon eternal relationships, form the basis of His kingdom. Gaining an understanding of covenant and kingdom principles will enable us to appreciate our role as children of the Father.
Cost: None. Bring your Bible and a notebook.
The first and third Thursday of each month at 6:00pm
Info: 304-358-8198 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Study: Warrior Women Book Club
Leader: Olivia Cormier
Location: Goff Street Campus
About Olivia: Olivia is a graduate of Marshall University. She works for Community Care of WV. She married her husband Christophe in June of 2016, and they are planning on building a house in the spring and getting a puppy in the near future.
Description: 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 group is for ladies of course. We will be reading two books: Fervent: A Woman's Battle Plan to Serious, Specific, and Strategic Prayer by Priscilla Shirer and Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your Mind by Joyce Meyer. We will meet every other week to discuss our reading and enjoy some great fellowship too.
Cost: The cost of the books. (About $10.00 each)
Ladies Upcycle & Craft Night
Second and Fourth Friday of each month, 6:00-8:00
Info: 304-516-3815 | 304-668-4001 | email@example.com
Study: Upcycling & Crafts
Leader: Morgan Nucelli
Location: Goff St. Campus
About Morgan: Morgan is a mommy of two beautiful children. She is a Family Educator for Early Head Start and was a preschool teacher of 7 years. She has been a Zumba instructor for 3 years and enjoys spending time enjoying the outdoors with family. Morgan also enjoys painting, and upcycling furniture and other treasures.
Description: This group is for ladies. Upcycling is the process of converting old materials into something useful and beautiful. Bring an item you would like to transform, and Morgan will give instructions and guide participants through the process to repurpose the item they have brought. What can you upcycle? Picture frames, chairs, etc.. Ladies, whether you are a DIY creative expert or can barely draw a stick-figure, I am sure you will have a blast creating and enjoying fellowship.
Cost: The item you bring to upcycle plus about $5.00 -$10.00 to cover the cost of paint and supplies.
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 $5-10, 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 Andrew or Sheena at firstname.lastname@example.org.