Life Groups


Fall 2020 – The following Life Groups will be offered.


Prayer Meeting

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer (Romans 12:12); They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer (Acts 2:42); Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving (Col. 4:2). Prayer is foundational to the Christian faith. Let’s gather with like-minded believers and see for yourself how God answers the prayers of His people. Pastor Terry Smith lead this weekly time of intercession in the Worship Center each Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm.

Challenging the Secular World View of Genesis (in-person)

The secular world view of the history presented in Genesis can present questions for many Christians. This class aims to strengthen your faith by providing answers and in turn challenging the secular worldview. Bro. Ron Bluff will lead this class each Wednesday at 6:30 pm in the TEL classroom.

The Story – by Max Lucado (via ZOOM)

The Story is the story of the Bible, God’s great love affair with humanity. It sweeps you into the unfolding progression of Bible people and events from Genesis to Revelation, told as one grand narrative. Tom and Jean Harris will begin the study of the book The Story by Max Lucado. This is a 31-week overview of the entire Bible in chronological order. The emphasis is on the continuity of the Bible with Jesus as the central figure. This discussion-based study is offered on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm. Contact Tom at for a link to the ZOOM meeting.

Thinc Diphruntly: Nothing Is Different Until You Think Differently by James MacDonald

If you repeatedly find yourself in places where you don’t want to go, it’s your thinking that’s leading you there. This study by James MacDonald helps believers learn to think differently. Join Thomas Welfel each Wednesday at 6:30 pm in the Green Room. 

Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen (Women’s Study – offered in-person and online)

Two studies will be offered that will guide learners to use the Bible to stop toxic thoughts Satan places in our heads. A Bible study through Paul’s letter to the Philippians based on the book Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen will be offered twice weekly. Sally Gaertner will lead an in-person group each Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm, and  Linda Downs will lead a combination in-person/online group each Thursday evening at 6:30 pm.   There is a study guide for this class that will need to be purchased for $9 on  Contact the office to order any of these materials.  Please direct questions to Sally at or 361-290-1068, or Linda at or 210-632-6018.
Student Bible Study
The 7th-12th grade students will meet together for Bible study each Wednesday at 6:30 pm in the Family Life Center. Pastor Matt has been taking the students through a study of the attributes of God.
Children’s Mid-Week Activities
An exciting children’s worship hour happens each Wednesday at 6:30 pm. There is no after-school pick up, TeamKids, or TeamKids Praise. Parents are encouraged to bring their children and are welcome to attend their child’s 6:30 class to see what it’s all about.  Parents are welcome to attend. Parents, please visit and complete the Child Information Sheet.