Small Groups

Small Groups

Small Groups

Small Groups

What is a small group?

Life is not meant to be lived alone. God intends for us to experience life together, and that’s why at MPC we encourage you to get into a small group. A small group is a weekly or biweekly gathering of three or more people who meet at church, in a home, or other location. They hang out, study the Word, and pray together. Groups come in all shapes and sizes and are for all stages of life.

How do I join a small group?

To learn more about joining a small group contact the church office or fill out the small group survey below and we will help you connect to a group.

If you are interested in being a part of a new group or, joining an existing one, we would love for you to complete this online small groups survey.

You can also see the section below for current class and small group listings.

Interested in serving on a ministry team at MPC? Complete the 'Serve at MPC' survey.

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    Sunday Morning

    The Minglers

    Sundays, 9:00 am
    Room 8, Loretto Road Campus
    Contact: Rob Bambacus (

    This is a group for couples & singles, ranging from 40’s to 70’s. The class is a mixture of fellowship and prayer, teaching, discussion and Bible Study. The first portion of class is spent sharing prayer concerns and praying. The second portion is the bible study.

    Upper Room (working and retired)

    Sundays, 10:30 am
    Choir Room, Loretto Road Campus
    Contact: Trudi Yarbrough (

    Upper Room is open to anyone looking for a welcoming, loving class who loves Jesus Christ. The average age is 60+ although we have members of all ages, both married and single. Our week-ly class typically has fun discussions around the Bible Study, as well as sharing each other’s joys and concerns. Upper Room provides caring friends who will pray for you and love you through life's ups & downs. We are friends who know you, care about you, and encourage your faith. Please join us.

    Parents with Kids Birth - 12th Grade

    Sundays, 9:00 am
    Quad 1, Loretto Road Campus
    Contact: Craig and Mellanie Henderson (

    We meet throughout the year and focus on study topics like work as worship, and making a difference one person at a time. Led by a mentor couple, our group is made up of parents with kids of all ages. Join our group to connect with other parents who want to be in community and grow in faith!

    Explorers (Parents with Kids Birth - 12th Grade)

    Sundays, 10:30 am
    Room 6, Loretto Road Campus
    Contact: Matt Balanky (

    We meet throughout the school year and study various books of the Bible with Right Now Media. Join us for fellowship, Bible Study, and prayer. All are welcome!

    Seekers Class (50+)

    Sundays, 10:30 am
    Room 9, Loretto Road Campus
    Contact: David Gaslin (

    If you are looking for a great place to connect to others, share prayer, and dig into Scripture, the Seekers Class is the adult Bible study class for you. Each Sunday’s topic is a self-contained lesson related to the theme for that quarter. If you miss a Sunday you are not “lost” in the cycle. We have several ministries we support as a class as well. To further promote our small group unity we all go out to Sunday lunch every two or three months.

    The Old in the New Study

    Sundays, 10:30 am
    Room 7, Loretto Road Campus

    Contact Greg Cruice by Email or by phone 904-576-6680 for details.

    Zoom option available for this class. Contact Greg.

    An Exploration of use of the Old Testament by the New Testament writers. Ever wondered how the New Testament writers used the Old Testament? Wondered how the New and Old Testaments are related? Join Rev. Dr. Greg Cruice as we explore how each New Testament writer used the Old Testament to relay the message of Jesus Christ through God's Story. Biblical knowledge not essential! Come discuss, ask questions, learn, laugh and enjoy fellowship with others as Greg seeks to lead us to a better understanding of Scripture.


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    Small Groups - Married Couples


    Married Couples (40's-60's)

    Wednesdays, 7pm, Meets in members’ homes.
    Contact Steve Pauly (

    This is a group that meets for fellowship, study and prayer. They have children that are in college or have moved out of the home. We will be starting a new study in September and hope you can join us!

    Friday Bible Study Group

    Fridays, 10:00am, via Zoom
    Contact: Priscilla Case (

    This group is one of fellowship, prayer, and deep Bible study. Our next study is on Jesus's Parables. Interested in joining us? Have questions? Contact Priscilla.


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    Small Groups - Women's Groups

    Women's Bible Study

    Mondays, 10:30 am
    Chapel, Mandarin Road Campus
    Contact: Wanda Thomas (

    Our group meets weekly for in depth Bible study and fellowship. Please contact Wanda for more information.

    Tuesday Morning Women

    Tuesdays, 10:00 am
    Room 7, Loretto Road Campus (LRC)
    Contact: Kathy Starmer (

    This women's group is all ages and we love our time together, sharing fellowship and Bible study. We are currently studying Philippians; we plan to study Colossians next. We meet weekly and have occasional service products and social events as well. Please join us!

    Open Door

    Tuesdays, 6:45 pm

    Room 137/138, Mandarin Road Campus (MRC)

    Contact: Judy Wolfensperger (

    We have a variety of ages from 40-60's, mostly with empty nest or grown kids. We spend time doing a Bible study, sharing prayer requests and fellowship. We will be doing the 40 Days of Prayers study in the fall. Hope you can join us!

    Evening Women’s Group (20’s - 40's)

    Tuesdays, 7:00 pm
    Quad 4, Loretto Road Campus (LRC)
    Contact: Maria Valdes (

    We have a variety of ages from 20's - 40's single, married, engaged, married with kids. We spend time doing a Bible study, sharing prayer requests and fellowship. Hope you can join us!

    Wednesday Women’s Group (55+)

    Wednesdays, 9:30 am
    Room 137/138, Mandarin Road Campus (MRC)
    Contact: Sharon Masters (

    This is a group for women age 55+. We meet for Bible study, prayer and fellowship. We hope you will join us!

    Wednesday Evening Women’s Group (50+)

    Wednesdays, 6:30 pm
    Room 5, Loretto Road Campus (LRC)
    Contact: Ruth Burrell (
    Annie Jenkins (

    Ladies, are you looking for a place to connect, to meet together and share life? Join us for Bible study, prayer, and fellowship. Group members range in age from 50-70’s.


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    Small Groups - Men's Groups

    Men’s Evening Bible Study

    Mondays, 7:00 pm, Quad 3

    Contact: Heath Schopp (

    We meet for study, fellowship and prayer. 

    Men’s Fellowship Lunch

    2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 12:00 pm
    Meet in Fellowship Hall of the Mandarin Road Campus.
    Contact: Randy Hester, 904-859-4996 (

    We meet for fellowship and prayer and to discuss and go deeper with the sermon message from Sunday.

    Men’s Bible Study

    Wednesday nights at 7:30 on Zoom. New book study (beginning March 30).

    We will be going through Jason Portorfield's 'Fight Like Jesus' book. Throughout Holy Week, two competing approaches to peacemaking collide. What if we’ve embraced the wrong one?
    Contact: Jon Kern (


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    Small Groups - Classes


    Grief Share - 

    March 1 – May 17, 2023, 6:00-8:00pm

    Loretto Road Campus - Room 6. If you would like to be a part of the next class - contact: Ann Pace Sutton 705-5055, Vic Halbach 631-6415, Carol Yelinek 262-8429.

    It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.

    This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before.

    GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.


    Financial Peace University

    Sundays, 2023 class will be announced soon.

    Two options available - Visit our FPU webpage for option details.
    Contact: Barb Trawick (
    Cost: $50 per family.

    Financial Peace University is a nine-lesson, money management class taught by America's most trusted financial guru, Dave Ramsey. Dave and his teaching team will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and much more.



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    Small Groups - Activity Groups


    Exercise Group: Pilates

    Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:45 pm
    Fridays, 5:15 pm
    The Loft, Loretto Road Campus
    Contact: Billie Jean Fryer (

    Pilates exercise is based on strengthening one’s abdominal core, improving overall flexibility and increasing mental focus. You are strongly encouraged to work at your own level and pace. Caution, fellowship-building and lasting friendships may also result.


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    Small Groups - Fellowship Groups

    JOY (Just Older Youth) Group

    2nd Thursday of the month
    Fellowship Hall, Mandarin Road Campus
    Contact: Brenda Haye (

    JOY is for all senior adults (ages 55 and older) who meet for a time of fellowship once a month, usually on the second Thursday. The group sometimes meets at the church for lunch and a program (cost $7) or they often attend events around the city and in the local

    Epic College Ministry

    Contact: Dan Dodge (

    Are you college age and looking for a place to connect? We have several groups that meet at local college campuses for fellowship, bible study and prayer. Would love for you to join us.

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    Small Groups - Young Adults

    Young Adult Ministry at MPC

    Our goal at MPC is to help CONNECT young adults to provide FELLOWSHIP opportunities and opportunities to SERVE in order that young men and women in their 20’s and 30’s would grow closer to Christ. Email Jenn Arnold with questions or to get connected.