Groups…where you belong
We’re better together, and connecting in safe environments is a priority at Overflow. Growth happens by bringing people together, so we have two intentional paths that foster community and relationships: Connect Groups and Mid-Sized Communities. Be intentional…grow with us!
Connect Groups meet weekly or every other week to connect to God, each other, and often, to our community. They’re the heartbeat of who we are at Overflow, and the primary way to become known by others, celebrated, encouraged, loved and cared for in your journey with Jesus. Connect groups gather to learn, often share meals, laughter, and life together.
Mid-Sized Communities are open, inclusive and safe environments of 20–50 individuals who journey together to grow, celebrate, and learn to be blessings to those we work, live and play with. This is often where friendships form and discoveries happen. They’re places to belong, maybe even before you believe – big enough that you won’t be the center of attention, but small enough that you’ll find someone to connect with.
NEW GROUPS LAUNCH THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 1.
Next Steps with Jesus (4-week) Connect Group: during the 11:01 service. November 4, 11, 18 and 25, for all interested in learning what this faith journey is about, and for new believers. Meet in Pastors’ Brian and Cindy’s office (enter through the main office) at the same time Overflow Kids are dismissed following worship.)
Young Adult Connect Group: 1:30 PM, with locations varying, but starting point at Overflow after the second service. Leaders: Pastor Gabrielle Engle and Jenni Button.
Men’s Conquer Series Connect Group: 6 to 8 PM, Overflow’s 2nd floor lounge (upstairs next to the tech booth) for guys wanting to conquer freedom from porn, sex addiction, affairs, sexual flirtation and other destructive sexual behavior. Leaders: Pastor Rod Lawrence.
Home Connect Group: 7 to 8:30 PM, alternating between the Dryers’ and Hollings’ homes, St Joseph. Leaders: Jordan/Emily Dryer and Matt/Dalynn Holling.
Kingdom Women Mid-Sized Community: meets the 2nd Monday/month, 6:30–8:30 PM at Overflow, connecting women through Jesus. Each month has a different focus: from bonfires, to guest speakers, worship through painting, serving the community, high ropes adventures, and more… each with time for discussion. Leader: Stephanie Kline.
Celebrate Recovery Step Studies: 6:30 to 8 PM at Overflow. Struggling with a hurt, habit or hangup? Desire a community to walk alongside and be real with? Join us as we kick-off Celebrate Recovery Step Studies. Our men’s and women’s groups will begin meeting weekly starting October 16, for the next six months. Groups will close to public November 6. For more information on this transformational journey please contact Pastor Gabrielle.
Men’s Bible Study: 7 to 8 PM at the Egle’s home: 4697 Lauren Lane, St Joseph. Leader: Jonathan Egle.
Real Life Leadership Mid-Sized Community: meets twice/month, the 2nd and 4th Wednesday/month, 6:30–8:30 PM at Overflow, meeting Oct 10, 24, Nov 14, 28, and Dec 12. This 5-session, unique, high-quality leadership training (no strings attached) is to help you develop into a Kingdom leader with excellence, influence and wisdom, postured to lead where you work, play and worship. Gain an introspective look into who you are, and an understanding of your potential to grow in all God made you to be. Cost: $20, covers materials, including a personality profile assessment for better understanding in leading yourself and others. PLEASE RESERVE YOUR SPOT EARLY! Leaders: Pastor Brian Bennett and Pastor Kathy Craig.
When God’s People Pray Connect Group: meets twice/month, the 1st and 3rd Wednesday/month, 6:30–8:30 PM at Overflow, meeting Oct 3, 17, Nov 7, 21, and Dec 7. Group will use the inspirational video curriculum from Pastor Jim Cymbala, lead pastor of the famed Brooklyn Tabernacle.
Women’s Bible Study: weekly, 6:45 to 8 PM, at 4697 Lauren Lane, St Joseph. Are you new to Overflow? Want to read the Bible for yourself? Wondering what it means to be a Christian? Come join us! We will be using the Discovery Bible App. Leaders: Jill Wang, Christy Whitelaw and Libby Egle.
Women’s Seamless Connect Group: 9 to 11 AM at Overflow, using author Angie Smith’s study Seamless, and help one another understand the people, places and the promises of the Bible, tying them together into the greater story of Scripture. No homework required, just come and connect. Leaders: Sue Lutz, Alesia King and Pastor Cindy Bennett.
Women’s You Are Free Connect Group: 1 to 3 PM at Melanie Page-Wood’s home in south St. Joe, using Rebekah Lyon’s book You Are Free, and encourage each other to overcome the pressures of keeping up, striving, comparison, and gaining the approval of others, to resting in the joy that God’s freedom brings. No homework required, just come and connect. Leaders: Melanie Page-Wood and Pastor Cindy Bennett. Email Melanie for address/directions.
Women’s You Are Free Connect Group: 6 to 8 PM at Overflow, using Rebekah Lyon’s book You Are Free, and encourage each other to overcome the pressures of keeping up, striving, comparison, and gaining the approval of others, to resting in the joy that God’s freedom brings. No homework required, just come and connect. Leaders: Keiandria Dickerson, Rachel Kindred, and Pastor Cindy Bennett.
The Last Supper Club Connect Group: at Overflow, meets twice/month: Thursdays 6 to 8:30 PM and communion Sundays, dedicated to preparing and serving Overflow’s monthly communion celebration as Jesus calls our hearts to “do this in remembrance of me”. Enjoy a simple dinner with the Go Bless attenders on the Thursday before Communion Sunday, and again at the following Communion Sunday service times. Bring your rolling pins to prepare the bread on Thursdays! Leaders Bob Kruk and Ann Brainard.
Near/Empty Nests Connect Group: 6:30 to 8:30 PM, starts October 12 at the Craigs’ home: 4711 Lauren Lane, St Joseph. When the kids have grown and (maybe?) flown, connect with others and soar into the full life God’s got waiting for you. Get together for soup, Scripture, and soul care. Leaders: Chris and Pastor Kathy Craig.
Looking for someone who can help answer your questions about faith? Maybe a mentor? Contact Pastor Kathy to help connect you to the right person to encourage you in your spiritual growth.