At Crestview we believe that it is important to be in regular intentional community with fellow believers. We encourage people to participate in and commit to a small group. We have several options with a diversity of formats, meeting times and activities. If you are interested in joining a group then please contact any pastor, small group leader or your elder/deacon representative and we will get you connected. We hope to add more groups this spring.
Sunday Weekly Evening Home Group with Mark and Deone Quist
Each fall, a new group of people gather to explore and grow in their understanding of what it means to love their neighbor. We explore resources such as The Art of Neighboring by Jay Pathok and Dave Runyan, The Nine Arts of Spiritual Conversations: Walking Alongside People Who Believe Differently by Qplace, and some other models for Discipleship and Mission. We gather together and tell our grace stories, learn and implement loving our actual neighbors in tangible ways, and gather again to reflect on our experiences and tell more stories. We meet 3 out of 4 times a month from September to January. We just completed our first circle and will continue to meet once a month for a meal, encouragement, and story telling.
Twice Monthly Wednesday Evening Home Group with Joe and Muffie Van Andel
This home group meets at 7 pm every other week on Wednesday evening and is a book-based study. Sharing and discussion is usually over dessert. The current book of choice is The Prodigal God by Tim Keller. This gathering is on-going and open to newcomers. Specific format of the evening: Dessert from 7-7:30pm. Discussion from 7:30 – 8:30pm. Share and prayer from 8:30 – 9pm.
Sunday Monthly Home Group with Rod and Ardith Rietema
This home group meets the last Sunday of every month to discuss a topic of choice.
The next home group will meet at Rod and Ardith’s home on April 9 around noonish Subject is TBD.
The group meets at 12:15 pm after church at the hosting home which alternates.