Current Small Groups
12-Week Study of Mark
by Brad Johnson
Kathy Battle is the Facilitator, they meet on Wednesdays and start on September 11. They meet from 10:00 am-Noon in The Haven, Room 212. For more information contact Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Continuation of Study
Tom Cannon is the Facilitator and they meet on Wednesdays starting on September 11. They meet from 9:30 am - 11:30 am in The Haven, Room 210. For more information contact Tom at email@example.com.
Book Study on
Barbara Brown Taylor’s book “Holy Envy”
Robert Esleeck is the facilitator and they meet Sunday evenings starting in September. For more information contact Robert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Breaking Bread Study
This study will begin on September 18 at Noon in the Dining Room. This group is led by Rev. Bret Cogan. For more information contact Bret at
Water to Wine Study of John and Luke
Focus scriptures are John 2. We will discuss The Wedding at Cana on August 11. On September 22, we focus on The True Vine from John 15. In October, we examine The Parable of the Wine Skins found in Luke 5:33-39. The group will meet August 11, September 22 and October 20 at 7:00 pm. The group will gather at the home of Jim and Carrow Mabry and is facilitated by Rev. Bret Cogan. For more information contact Bret at email@example.com.
SALT Women’s Bible Study exists for the purpose of bringing women together to deepen our relationships with Jesus Christ through personal Bible study and small group discussion. It is designed for women of all ages, in all stages of life, wherever they are in their spiritual journey. We meet every other Thursday morning from 9:30-11:00 beginning September 5. We will be studying the life of Joseph in an 8 week study, Finding God Faithful. For more information, contact Amy Lawson at
Why Small Groups?
Jesus gathered around him a small group of followers—the twelve Disciples. For three years they lived together, prayed together, served together, and ate meals together. They asked questions and discussed the Scriptures. They struggled with how to put Jesus’ teachings into practice. And they built the church after Jesus’ resurrection and ascension. Small groups have been key to the growth of disciples ever since. John Wesley built the Methodist movement by developing small groups across England and in the American colonies. Small groups offer an aspect of spiritual development that cannot be found in other settings. When eight to twelve participants engage at a deeper level of learning, new friendships develop, you are able to ask questions and find answers together, and you can discover how others apply their faith to daily life. Here at Centenary we have a long tradition of small groups and continue to develop creative ways to grow this ministry. If you have not yet participated in a small group, please prayerfully consider one of these fine opportunities listed in this booklet. I promise you will grow in faith and knowledge of yourself and God. As always, these small groups are open to the community, you do not need to be a member of Centenary to participate. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Grace & Peace,
Rev. Bret Cogan, Associate Minister with Adults