Groups Listed Alphabetically

Abundance Small Group - Led by Jen Brinkmeyer

  • Discussion of Sunday's message or a member-proposed topic one Sunday/month
  • Prayer time one Sunday/month before group
  • Dinner and games every time we meet; childcare available
  • Contact Jen; or request to join our group on Facebook

Back 40+ - Facilitated by Connie & Mike Prusha

  • Food, fun and conversation for those over the age of 40
  • Meets once/month on date chosen by that month's host
  • Contact Phyllis to be added to the email list

"Braving the Wildnerness" Book Study - Led by Teri Barkholz

  • Join us as we read and discuss Brene Brown's newest book
  • Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization
  • Meets 2nd & 4th Wed evening of the month (starting Feb), 6:00-7:30pm; North Liberty
  • We'll close each meeting with a time of sharing and prayer
  • Contact Teri

Encountering God - Led by Adey Wassink

  • Experiment with a different prayer practice each week for 5 weeks
  • Adey will intro the prayer, then each person will spend 30 minutes silently practicing
  • Examples of practices:  journaling, reading psalms, writing a psalm, imaginative meditation, and examen
  • Meets weekly on Thursday evening, 7:00-8:30, Feb 1-March 8
  • Contact Adey

"The Great Spiritual Migration" Book Study - Led by Paul McRoberts

  • 6-week study considering author Brian McLaren's argument that Christian faith is not dying, but transforming.
  • McLaren shows how we can embrace three powerful understandings that are reshaping the practice of faith. 
  • Meets weekly on Sunday evening at 7:00pm
  • Contact Paul

Know Yourself - Led by David Borger Germann & Jordan Grimm

  • Explore the Enneagram, personal values, vision, and purpose in relationship to knowing God
  • Meets every other Wednesday evening, 6:30-8:00pm; childcare available
  • Contact David

Savor - Hosted by Dana & Erik Lehmann

  • Meets one Sunday a month, 5:30 pm, west side Iowa City
  • Food, hangout, and worship
  • Children are welcome
  • Contact Dana

Social Justice Group - Led by Brady Sones & Nick Miller

  • Share and discuss stories & issues related to social justice and Jesus
  • Plan and participate in monthly service and advocacy activities
  • Meets first Sunday of each month during first service, 9-10:15am
  • Contact Brady

Prayer Groups

  • Unlike small groups, prayer groups are formed between 3-5 people and are closed groups, often long term, for the sake of building trust
  • Meeting times vary based on the group; new groups form as interest arises
  • If you’re interested in joining or helping start one, contact Ministry Coordinator, Beth Faga