CONNECTION GROUPS





Doing Life Together

Connection Groups are an essential part of our church, as they provide a place where

deeper fellowship & spiritual growth can take place. 


Connection groups come in all shapes and sizes - married couples, singles, men, women, kids, 

no kids, same interests, under 20, over 40... the list goes on. 


No matter where you are in your walk, there is a group for you. 


We intentionally strive toward community through men's/women's groups, home gatherings, and other personal settings. 


Find a group that fits you or start one of your own! 


Questions? Connect@stonybrookchurch.com

Connection Dinner

What is a Connection Dinner? 

A relaxed environment of 4-10 people enjoying a meal together and learning more about each other. The dinner is a fun time of community that can possibly lead to becoming a Connection Group.


Interested? Connect@stonybrookchurch.com

Connection Groups

We have been created to live in community and not in isolation. Physically, we do live in a community, but spiritually, socially, and relationally we often live our lives in isolation. We find ourselves with no one to turn to when we have a major issue that has just surfaced in our life. Living in community affords us the opportunity to more wholly experience God through close relationships as we play and pray together, as we encourage and help one another, and as we study and live out God’s word together. 



What is a Connection Group? 
-A group of 2-10 people that connect once a month for a social gathering time and pray for each other consistently throughout the month.
-It is likely that inside each Connection group there will be smaller groups of people that will meet more frequently for things like coffee, lunch, fishing, biking, Bible or book studies, and/or serving in the community.

Why be in a Connection Group? 
Connecting with others is an essential part of maturing in Christ. It creates opportunities for deeper fellowship and spiritual growth. Connection Groups create an atmosphere for people to Love, Learn, and Live the Gospel in community with "Gruth" (Grace & Truth) and to share life with others who share the same vision & mission. 

How long do Connection Groups last? Who leads the group? 
-There is no specific schedule for Connection Groups. A group could meet for one month, three months, 6 months, one year, or more. It is all about connecting in whatever ways are possible and realistic!  
-There is not necessarily one designated leader of the group, but it is helpful to have someone to be the hub of the group. That person can reach out to the group to organize the monthly social gathering and to distribute information.  


Attend any of the ministry gatherings listed below, in the bulletin, at the HUB, complete a connection card or just ask someone.


Questions? connect@stonybrookchurch.com

Men's Ministry

Living in community with one another is essential to growing in the Gospel and becoming more like Christ. Showing up to a Sunday gathering is great, but it is our desire to see everyone involved in a smaller community. 


Some current Men's Ministry groups:


Men's Breakfast & Study 

Saturday Mornings 8:00 am at Hy-vee


Fire Time for Men 

First Monday each month at 6:30 pm

(September will be the 2nd Monday)



Questions? connect@stonybrookchurch.com



Women's Ministry

Living in community with one another is essential to growing in the Gospel and becoming more like Christ. Showing up to a Sunday gathering is great, but it is our desire to see everyone involved in a smaller community. 


Women meet periodically for smaller sessions for community, studies and outreach.  


We want to get to know YOU! 

CLICK HERE to complete a brief questionnaire. Thank you! 


Upcoming events


Bible Quilt Journaling for Women

We love the craft part but it is a hangout coffee time too! Craft or no craft, come fellowship with other ladies! 

November 10th  10:00-11:30 am

SBC HUB room

Interested in a Bible Quilt Journal template? 

Bible Quilt journal


Questions? connect@stonybrookchurch.com




“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”


John 4:7-8


Connecting

Groups come in all shapes and sizes: 

Married couples, singles, men, women, kids, no kids, workplace, under 20, over 40 ...the list goes on. 

No matter where you are in life, there’s a group for you. Ready to dive in? 

Find a group that fits you or start one of your own.


Questions? connect@stonybrookchurch.com