Small Groups

Joining a small group is one of the most significant ways to grow deeper in your relationship with Jesus and with others. Because relationships require time and investment to develop, small groups are a way we commit to walking our spiritual journey with a smaller group of people.

If you’re looking for relationships, attending an event hosted by a community group or serving in a ministry are great places to start. Then, as relationships grow, you might consider joining or starting a small group with one or two other friends.

Why Join a Small Group?

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How to Join or Lead a Small Group

Our church has two cycles of all-church small groups, one in the fall and one in the winter. Each small group cycle runs for about 8 weeks, usually in conjunction with the start of a new season or sermon series. These small groups are opportunities to grow in community, go deeper in the study of the sermon series and Scriptures, and experience spiritual formation.

In addition, various small groups with a specific focus are offered throughout the year. For example, some community groups offer short-term small groups, like a men’s Bible study or a women’s book study. At different times, the pastors offer spiritual formation small groups for those exploring the Christian faith or looking to take a next step as a disciple-maker.

To inquire about leading a small group, reach out to Pastor Will at will@highrockacton.org.

Here are the current small groups offered during the Winter/Spring, mostly starting in early March and running through April:

Our church has two cycles of all-church small groups, one in the fall and one in the winter. Each small group cycle runs for about 8 weeks, usually in conjunction with the start of a new season or sermon series. These small groups are opportunities to grow in community, go deeper in the study of the sermon series and Scriptures, and experience spiritual formation. Most of our Winter Small Groups will start in March, with the beginning of Lent, and will run through Holy Week, concluding with a special dinner on Maundy Thursday. Here are the opportunities:

WOMENS SMALL GROUP: All ladies are welcome to this small group, led by Andrea Coffman, Thursday evenings at the Stow Chapel. The group will meet in March and April, and run parallel to the mens group below. Childcare arrangements are possible. The goal of this group is to build connections among women while going deeper in our understanding and experience of what it means to have Access to God through prayer. This group will use the Lenten Prayer small group curriculum that connects to the Lenten sermon series and will begin on Thursday Feb. 28th. If you're interested in joining, contact Andrea.

MENS SMALL GROUP: This small group, led by Doug Coffman, is for men, and will run parallel to the above womens group, Thursday evenings at the Stow Chapel. Childcare arrangements are possible. The goal of this group is to build connections among men while going deeper in our understanding and experience of what it means to have Access to God through prayer. This group will use the Lenten Prayer small group curriculum that connects to the Lenten sermon series. This group will meet if a minimum of 5 men sign-up by late February and will begin on Thursday Feb. 28th. If you're interested in joining, contact Doug.

ADULTS SMALL GROUP: This small group, led by Pastor Susan Scott, is for adults and any mature teens, and will meet Monday evenings at the Stow Chapel. The goal of this group is to build connections while going deeper in our understanding and experience of what it means to have Access to God through prayer. This group will use the Lenten Prayer small group curriculum that connects to the Lenten sermon series.  If you're interested in joining, contact Pastor Susan.

BALDWIN SMALL GROUP: This small group will be led by Joe and Peg Baldwin on Sunday afternoons after church at the Stow Chapel. This group is a mixture of ages and life-stages and all are welcome!  The goal of this group is to build connections while going deeper in our understanding and experience of what it means to have Access to God through prayer. This group will use the Lenten Prayer small group curriculum that connects to the Lenten sermon series. If you're interested in joining, contact Joe Baldwin or Katie Gandek.

HARRINGTON SMALL GROUP: This small group is led by empty-nester couple Susan and Steven Harrington and is mainly for young couples, usually in the early stages of parenting. The group usually meets on Sunday afternoons after church. This group will use the Lenten Prayer small group curriculum that connects to the Lenten sermon series. If you're interested in joining, contact Susan.

LAM SMALL GROUP: This small group is led by Lisa and Tom Lam and will meet on Thursday evenings at their home in Stow. All are welcome -- singles, couples, families with kids, etc. Childcare will be arranged as needed. The goal of this group is to build connections while going deeper in our understanding and experience of what it means to have Access to God through prayer. This group will use the Lenten Prayer small group curriculum that connects to the Lenten sermon series. If you're interested in joining, contact Lisa.

STETSON SMALL GROUP: This adult small group is hosted by Doug and Susan Stetson at their home in Littleton on Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm. This is an ongoing group and it's currently studying the Gospel of Luke. If you're interested in joining, contact Doug at dstetson@alum.mit.edu.

NOTE: If you are curious about groups but none of the listed options work for you or you're not sure which group would be best for you, please contact Pastor Will.