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The small groups ministry at BMBC is designed to grow members spiritually, shepherd members more effectively, develop relationships among believers, and develop leaders within the church body.
We envision you in a small group community of friends fully devoted to the Word, Worship, Warmth, Witnessing and Working. It is here you will connect, grow deeper with God, find fellowship, mutual ministry, and support.
“And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:24-25)
Our small groups are on a semester schedule. Each semester we will launch groups that last between 4 and 13 weeks. Semesters may vary depending on the Bible topic and group type. A few groups will run during the spring or summer months (e.g. young adults).
Discipleship Groups typically consist of 7-15 people; however, Growth and Ministry groups are typically much larger.
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DESCRIPTION OF STUDIES
SG-1 - Bible Study (Noon Day)
Course Description: God wants you to thrive so you can lead a positive life in a negative world. But to flourish in all areas of your life, you have to want to be successful. You must desire more for every area of your life—especially spiritually. And that involves a willingness to obey God’s plan and principles. The Lord will satisfy the heart that is hungry for Him and His will. Join us on Wednesdays at noon for Bible study.
SG-2 - Bible Study (Evenings)
Course Description: God wants you to thrive so you can lead a positive life in a negative world. But to flourish in all areas of your life, you have to want to be successful. You must desire more for every area of your life—especially spiritually. And that involves a willingness to obey God’s plan and principles. The Lord will satisfy the heart that is hungry for Him and His will. Join us on Wednesday evenings for Bible study.
SG-3 – Stronger Finding Hope in Fragile Places by Angela Thomas
Course Description: Through biblical teaching and practical daily application, Stronger will help you realize you do not have to live in weakness. God is stronger than every struggle you will ever face. Because of Jesus Christ, your life has been hidden in Him, made alive in Him, filled in Him, brought near to God in Him, and blessed with every spiritual blessing in Him. [7 week study]
SG-4 – Missionary Education
Course Description: This small group will give basic instruction on keeping the missions active in the local church. You will learn how to effectively do outreach ministry. Participants will be introduced to ways to build missionary endeavors into the total educational program of the local church.
SG-5 – Kingdom Woman by Tony Evans and Crystal Evans Hurst
Course Description: A kingdom woman gives the devil as much reason to fear as a kingdom man. She lives confidently in the knowledge that Christ died and rose for her so that she can experience the significance of the destiny to which she has been called. In Kingdom Woman, Tony Evans and his daughter, Chrystal Evans Hurst, remind women of their calling from God to be free, delivered, healed, and to have hope. The authors bring insight that encourages women to correct distorted perceptions and understand who they really are in Christ—never settling for less when connected with the One who gives them hope. The new covenant offers more than a life of mediocrity. A kingdom woman is called and empowered to live a life of victory through Christ! [6 week study]
SG-6 - Power of a Praying Woman by Stormie Omartian
Course Description: It may seem easier to pray for your spouse, your children, your friends, and your extended family, but God wants to hear your requests for your life too. He loves it when you come to Him for the things you need and ask Him to help you become the woman you have always longed to be. The Power of a Praying Woman has led countless women into deeper, more fulfilling prayer lives. [8 week study]
SG-7 – Divorce Care for Women
Course Description: This Bible study is a divorce recovery support group where you can find help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce. It also helps build family and group relationships. [13 week study]
SG-8 – Get Over Yourself by Jennifer Beckham
Course Description: Chosen to play the coveted role of “Disney Princess,” author Jennifer Beckham knew she would find the acceptance and love she had been searching for all her life waiting there on top of that float, inside that magical carriage. Boy was she wrong! God wanted her to address a crippling tendency shared by many women—to get so stuck in the pain, the misery, and the heartaches of life that they never fully move on and into the purposes of God. In Get Over Yourself, seven practical principles serve as your roadmap to get over your “self-issues” and into a life free from shame, regret, anger, and insecurity. [11 week study]
SG-9 – Can We Talk? Soul Stirring Conversations with God by Priscilla Shirer
Course Description: This Bible course provides a personal study experience. This women’s Bible study delivers familiar spiritual disciplines through a fresh, new method of teaching. Women respond to a variety of biblical passages, prompted by thought-provoking questions, they’ll develop a Christ-focused view on important issues and experience a closer walk with their Creator. [8 week study]
SG-10 – True Love Waits
Course Description: The True Love Project is an eight session video-driven Bible study for all students that provide an in-depth look at what the Bible has to say in regards to sex, purity, and romance. By starting with God’s story and ending with sex, God’s glory and one’s mission, students will explore a number of topics that demonstrate the centrality of the gospel when it comes to defining one’s purity. [8-week study]
SG-11 - Manhood Restored: How the Gospel Makes Men Whole by Eric Mason
Course Description: The earthly crisis within manhood will be here until Jesus returns, but in Christ men are pointed toward the gospel as the vision for renewal. This study from the exciting new pastoral voice of Eric Mason combines theological depth with practical insights, putting men in step with a gospel-centered manhood that directs them back to God’s original intent for their lives. [6 week study]
SG-12 - Fireproof Your Marriage endorsed by Family Life and Focus on the Family
Course Description: Founded on biblical principles, the Fireproof Your Marriage Couples bible study will challenge couples to love better, to love first, and to love for a lifetime. [6 week study]
SG-13 – Sermon Talk
Course Description: Have you ever listened to Sunday’s sermon and wanted more? Well, the wait is over. This small group is designed to allow participants to take an in-depth look at Sunday’s sermon. Join Elder Taylor as he dissects Pastor Orr’s Sunday sermon, line by line, principle by principle.
SG-14 – I Want to Change So Help Me God
Course Description: Many times what needs to change is something we have not been able to change. We’re not talking about something like biting your fingernails or not being on time. In this series we’re talking about big problems, the things that hold us back and drag us down: addictions, compulsions, persistent personal problems. These problems are often about overdoing something: overdrinking, overeating, over gambling, and overspending, over sexing, overworking, and overreacting, over worrying, over criticizing, over-you-name-it! God has given us a way to change: confess, repent, and obey. These studies will encourage us to let these three words become seared into our hearts and minds so they can bring about change. The first study examines how we can change what we say. [4 week study]
SG-15 - The Smart Step Family
Course Description: This Bible course helps those with blended families to gain scriptural help for their specific circumstances. Few things are more difficult than trying to help a group of diverse people to get along. Throw in the fact that these people have been deeply wounded in a previous relationship, and the challenges increase. That’s why we’ve developed this six-part course to help those with blended families to gain scriptural help for their task. This course can be done individually but will be especially effective done as a group with others who are struggling with the same issues. [8 week study]
SG-16 - Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby
Course Description: The Experiencing God ministry is even more vibrant today than when it began. As it continues to rise, and the world continues to change, the Experiencing God book has been revised and expanded with more than seventy percent of its material newly written. A modern classic that has sold millions of copies worldwide, Experiencing God is based on seven Scriptural realities that teach us how to develop a true relationship with the Creator. [13 week study]
SG-17 - Children of the Day: I & II Thessalonians by Beth Moore
Course Description: This is in-depth Bible study of 1 & 2 Thessalonians. Your circumstances and conditions are not coincidental in your journey. God’s timing is impeccable. Join Beth Moore on the Thessalonian shores as you face real crises, real medical diagnoses, real afflictions, real relationships, real doubts, real concerns, and real fears. Let’s not brush the sand off quickly. Let’s sit a while and let the tide come in and wash our eyes with fresh vision for 8 beautiful weeks. [8 week study]
SG-18 - Intimate Marriage Series by Dan B. Allender and Tremper Longman III
Course Description: The Intimate Marriage study is especially helpful for newlyweds or young married couples who are just beginning their new life together.
SG-19 and 20 - Manhood Restored: How the Gospel Makes Men Whole by Eric Mason
Course Description: This men’s Bible study is designed to foster personal spiritual growth through individual time spent with the content. Manhood will always be in crisis until Jesus returns. But in Christ, men can be restored with ever increasing glory into the undefiled image of God. This six-session study leads men on a journey through masculinity, with Bible-study sessions on the problems men face, God’s solutions, and the restorations of worldview, sexuality, vision, and family. [6 week study]
SG-21 – Life Interrupted: Navigating the Unexpected
Course Description: What do we do when God interrupts our lives? Many times, like Jonah, we run! In this 7-session Women’s Bible study, Priscilla redefines interruption and shows that interruption is actually God’s invitation to do something beyond our wildest dreams. When Jonah was willing to allow God to interrupt his life, the result was revival in an entire city. [7 week study]