SMALL GROUPS

St. Michael Small Groups are caring communities in which God forms us through His Word. As we explore the Bible together, the Spirit deepens our faith and our bonds of Christian love. Small Groups are places of study, prayer, service, and care.

Small Groups meet on a variety of days and times. Some groups are focused on specific demographics or issues, while others are open to all. Groups are listed below according to category. For more information or to see about starting your own group, contact the church office at 269-327-7832.

Why We Like Small Groups

  • The Word of God is a Christian’s source of spiritual nourishment. As Small Groups meet and encounter the grace and truth of God in the Bible, God develops their grasp of the Gospel and ability to apply it. (John 6:68)
  • The experience of community in these groups reminds us and others that Christians are fellow members of the Body of Christ, connected through Him (1 Corinthians 12:27)
  • Learning how to apply God’s commands and His promises (Law & Gospel) helps us to bring appropriate words of comfort and correction to our friends and family in daily life. (Colossians 3:16, Hebrews 4:12)
  • Because of God’s love for us, we are also encouraged to be a blessing to others. We are motivated to share His love for the lost in various ways. (Hebrews 10:23-25, Acts 2:46-47)

Men's Small Groups

Leader: Jesse Hogue (hoguejesse@gmail.com, 269-744-1187)
Kind of Group: Men (Breakfast) Open to new members!
When: Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 am
Where: Michelle’s Restaurant on Sprinkle Road

 

Leader: Jerry Lentz (269-329-3299) 
Kind of Group: Men Open to new members!
When: Bi-monthly Saturdays, 8:00-10:00 am
Where: St. Michael Lutheran Church Room #230

Women's Small Groups

Leader: Barbara Schubert (563-580-8975)
Kind of Group: Women of all ages Open to new members!
When: Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm
Where: St. Michael Lutheran Church Library

 

Leader: Jan Chilcott (269-324-9539)
Kind of Group: Women of all ages Open to new members!
When: Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 am
Where: St. Michael Lutheran Church, Room #230

 

Leader: Connie Chadderdon (269-327-7220)
Kind of Group: Mature Women Open to new members!
When: Thursdays, 9:30-11:00 am
Where: St. Michael Lutheran Church, Allan Hall

Mixed Small Groups

Leader: Angie Heimlich angel9625@juno.com (616-403-7342)
Kind of Group: Mixed - Worldview introduction (Romans, Chapter 1)

When: Wednesdays 5:45-7:00 pm

Where: St. Michael Lutheran Church, Room 230

 

Leader: Pastor Paul & Dana Naumann (491-7832)
Kind of Group: Mixed - "Laughing Matters: Learn to Laugh When Life Stinks"
When: 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm
Where:  Pastor and Dana's home

 

Leader: Mel Schroeder (734-646-9652)
Kind of Group: Couples and Singles
When: Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm
Where:  Rotate between homes

 

OTHER SMALL GROUPS AT CAPACITY

Note: The following groups are not included above because they do not currently have room for new members:

  • Angie Heimlich - Mama Bear Apologetics
  • Todd Foster - Fathers/Sons
  • David and Arlene Groll – Mixed
  • Carolyn Hornev and Diane Oppenhuisen – Women Alone (Widowed, Divorced, etc.)
  • Dave Johnson - Mixed
  • Arlan and Lynne Wendzel – Mixed

Mid-Week Fellowship and Learning Time

St. Michael is busy on Wednesday evenings during the traditional school year, with our Confirmation and other groups giving you a place for fellowship and development. All events listed below are in the church building.

Confirmation Prep (6th, 7th & 8th Grade)
Leader: Pastor Maske, Pastor Toman & Pastor Naumann
(327-7832 or 989 891-7638)
When: Wednesdays, 5:45-7:00 pm
Focus: Learning the catechism and faith basics to prepare for Confirmation
Visit the Confirmation Page

 

Wednesday Prayer Meeting
Leader: Virginia Hetrick & Barbara Schubert (744-0944)
When: Wednesdays, during confirmation at 5:45 PM
Focus: Praying for the Confirmation ministry and other needs
Visit the Prayer Ministry Page

Other Groups for Learning, Support & Prayer

While the groups listed below don’t perfectly fit the Small Group Bible Study mold, they are wonderful places to learn, grow, and enjoy Christian fellowship. Drop-in on one, or contact the Leader for more information.

 

Tuesday Prayer Meeting
Leader: Jerry & Sandy Lentz  (269-329-3299)
When: Tuesdays, 9:00 AM
Focus: Praying for various needs of the church and others
Where: St. Michael Lutheran Church
Visit the Prayer Ministry Page

 

The Learning Hour
Leaders: Pastors and Various Teachers
When: Sundays, 9:45 am (between services)
Curriculum: Rotating topics
Where: St. Michael Lutheran Church
Visit the Bible Study & Discipleship Page