Small Groups

Small groups are a great way to explore topics and questions in Christianity while building closer connections with your church family.

Whether you are looking for a short-term dive into a particular topic or book of the Bible, or a long-term connection through an ongoing class, there is probably a small group to meet your needs.

If you don’t see one that’s a good match now, check back later as some small groups change seasonally.

Sundays

Basics of the Faith

  • 9:30 am
  • Office Classroom
  • January 13 – March 10, Sundays
  • MVCC Pastors & Elders
  • midvalleycommunitychurch@gmail.com

This nine-week Bible study will be led by MVCC pastors and elders where they will lead the conversation on the basics of our Christian faith.

The class will cover the following conversations: The Gospel & Assurance, The Believer in the Body of Christ, Our Scriptures Our Source, Sacraments of Communion & Baptism, The Trinity, Gifts of the Spirit & How to Discern Them, Discipleship: A Purposeful Friendship, and Believer’s Disciplines.

Sign ups are required, as space is limited. Please sign up at Connections or by contacting the office.

"That the World May Know" Israel Series

  • 8:00 am & 9:30 am
  • Coffee Shop
  • Danny & Dianne Hill
  • auroradhills@centurytel.net

Join us for this video series to experience the Bible in historical context. Teacher and historian Ray VanderLaan guides us through the land of the Bible, illuminating the historical, geographical and cultural context of Scripture. Appropriate for all age groups, this study will transform your understanding of God and challenge you to be a true follower of Jesus.

Although most attend every Sunday, you are welcome to join us whenever your schedule allows. Children and guests are always welcome.

So What?

The “So What?” small group is a time to get together and talk about the sermon we just heard 1st service. We will dig into the message, share and discuss what key elements we took away from the message and how we can apply these to our daily lives. This will be a fun time of fellowship and learning together. 

Women’s Discipleship

To grow in our faith is a choice. You have to choose it, to want it. We need to be in relationship with others who also desire growth. Women’s Discipleship group is where women meet in small groups for the express purpose of applying Scripture to life in relational discipleship. 

MV Children's Choir

  • 5:30 – 6:45 pm
  • Fellowship Hall
  • Jill Foster
  • 503.951.0361

K-6th graders are invited to join choir to prepare for our Christmas performance.

MONDAYS

No Monday classes at this time.

Tuesdays

Finding I AM

  • 9:30 am
  • September 11 – March 2019
  • Library
  • Darlene Clark
  • 503.981.3723

God revealed to Moses that His personal name is I AM (Exodus 3). Jesus later spoke seven qualifying “I AM” statements as recorded in John: I AM the Bread of Life; I AM the Light of the World; I AM the Good Shepherd; I AM the Gate of the Sheep; I AM the Resurrection and the Life; I AM the Way, the Truth and the Life; and I AM the True Vine. We will be delving deeper into these I AM statements while also reading through John.

 

Purchase of Lysa TerKeurst’s workbook “Finding I AM” is needed and can be purchased at Connections.

REFIT®

  • 4:00 pm
  • Fellowship Hall
  • Rebecca Rosas, Dale Eva, Eri Bauman
  • 503.984.9547

REFIT® is a dance cardio class open to all ladies middle school aged+.  We exist to build community through positive fitness and fun. We do a variety of clean (but we don’t sacrifice the fun!) songs and styles that are low to medium impact. All the dance moves are easy, and they can all be modified to fit. No previous dance skills are required.

Middle School Youth Group (H2)

  • 6:30-8:30pm
  • Coffee Shop
  • Alex & Barbara Martushev

This is a great opportunity for kids to have time to hang out and connect with others, kids and leaders alike. The evening is full with group game time to help foster relationships and create a sense of community.

More Info

So What?

  • 6:30 pm
  • Espinoza home
  • Pedro Espinoza
  • 503.902.0609

We invite you to join us in our home Tuesday evenings as we invite God’s Word deeper in our hearts and lives.

We will ask the question, “so what does the sermon mean for me?” and dig into the message, share and discuss ideas and talk about how we can apply the message to our lives.

We look forward to growing and encouraging each other as brothers and sister in Christ. We look forward to see you there!

More Info

Wednesdays

IF Table

  • Once a month meal and discussion, through May 2019
  • 3 IF Table locations, dates and times per month
  • Please sign up with Susan Thom
  • 503.910.9182
  • The “IF Table” is a time for women to gather once a month to share a meal and enjoy a safe environment to discuss some questions about following God and sharing Him with others. The idea… 2 Hours~4 Questions~6 Women (Acts 2:46).

    Presently there are 3 “Tables” and we would love to have you join us! Sign up for the one that suits you best. Start dates are Monday 10/22 (6:15 pm), Wednesday 10/28 (11:30) and Thursday 10/29 (Noon).

  • Want to learn a little more, first? Watch a video here

High School Youth Group

  • 6:30-8:30pm
  • Coffee Shop
  • Christian Bohuslavizki
  • Here they enjoy time to hang out and connect with other students and leaders. The evening is full with group game time to help foster relationships and create a sense of community. Worship followed by a bible teaching gives the students a firm foundation for faith.

Thursdays

REFIT®

  • 4:00pm
  • Fellowship Hall
  • Rebecca Rosas
  • 503.984.9547

REFIT® is a dance cardio class open to all ladies high school aged+. We exist to build community through positive fitness and fun. We do a variety of clean (but we don’t sacrifice the fun!) songs and styles that are low to medium impact. All the dance moves are easy, and they can all be modified to fit. No previous dance skills are required.

No Excuse Mom®- Kid Friendly Mom's Workout

  • 5:45 pm (please plan to check Facebook or text DJ first, to confirm where to meet up!)
  • Fellowship Hall
  • DJ Nichols
  • 503.853.0885

Come join D.J. Nichols, former fitness instructor who loves to lead workouts and meet new people, for a kid friendly mom’s workout!

Everyone is welcome! Moms are encouraged to bring their kids if they want, and even incorporate them in the workouts. The most important thing is building community and relationships with each other.

We like to meet in parks when the weather permits, so keep updated here.  

So What?

Please join us in our home each Thursday night for tea, coffee and dessert as we get to know each other better and invite God’s Word deeper in our hearts and lives. We look forward to growing and encouraging each other as brothers and sister in Christ by discussing God’s plans and purposes for us all through reflecting on Sunday’s message.

So What?

  • 7:00 pm
  • Lowmaster’s Home
  • Phil & Becky Lowmaster
  • phil.lowmaster@gmail.com
  • 503.984.0834

We invite you to join us in our home Thursday nights as we invite God’s Word deeper in our hearts and lives.

We will ask the question, “so what does the sermon mean for me?” and dig into the message, share and discuss ideas and talk about how we can apply the message to our lives.

We look forward to growing and encouraging each other as brothers and sister in Christ. We look forward to see you there!

Basics of the Faith- Bilingual

  • 6:30 pm
  • MVCC Coffee Shop
  • Pedro Espinoza
  • 503.902.0609

We invite you to join us in the MVCC Coffee Shop on Thursday evenings as we discuss the basics of our Christian faith. This study is for new believers, for those looking for faith, or those interested in learning more about walking with Jesus.

Please feel free to invite friends and family.

Fridays

Studying the Word of God

  • 6:00 am
  • Tina’s home
  • Melissa Wolfer & Tina Foster
  • 503.313.0877

Join a small group of women to read the New Testament, following the Women’s Discipleship reading plan. The only materials required are a hot caffeinated beverage 🙂 and your Bible. You do not need to be a participant in the Women’s Discipleship ministry, you just need an open heart hear God’s voice speak to you through His Word.

Mid Valley Coffee Fellowship

  • 8:30-10:30am
  • September – May of each year
  • Coffee Shop

The Coffee Shop will be opened and serving espresso drinks, treats and Longbottom black drip coffee every Friday morning. (All donations go toward Smile Train.) Please grab a friend you have been meaning to catch up with, stop in and enjoy the great atmosphere, bring some work you’ve been meaning to catch up on, bring your Bible and enjoy a quiet time… the possibilities are endless and we look forward to seeing you there!

Mid Valley Community Church Small Groups

Chronological Bible Study

  • 10:00am
  • Library
  • Dan & Loreta Brubaker
  • 503.981.9528

Have you ever wanted to read through the Bible in a year? Did you find that you lacked fellowship and encouragement from others along the way? This is a fascinating way to read through the Bible in one year, and interact with others who are reading it right along with you!

The Chronological Bible arranges the entire Biblical text—books, chapters, and even verses—in the order the events occurred. You will be blessed by God’s revelation as you develop the personal discipline to be in His Word regularly.

You will need to purchase a Chronological Bible if you plan to join this gathering.

‘Time Out’ Mom’s Group

  • 10:00-12:00pm
  • MVCC Preschool & Nursery classroom
  • Dale Eva 
  • dale.eva@me.com
  • Please check fb.me/mvcctimeout for summer meeting locations

We invite all moms, grandmas and moms-to-be to connect with other women in the journey of motherhood, and to connect with our kids if you’re interested in some time out with moms or with kids! This group is purposefully hosted at the tail end of the Mid Valley Coffee time… so grab your cup of coffee and head downstairs!

No Excuse Mom®- Kid Friendly Mom's Workout

    • 10:30 am (please plan to check Facebook or text DJ first, to confirm where to meet up!)
    • Fellowship Hall
    • DJ Nichols
    • 503.853.0885

    Come join D.J. Nichols, former fitness instructor who loves to lead workouts and meet new people, for a kid friendly mom’s workout!

    Everyone is welcome! Moms are encouraged to bring their kids if they want, and even incorporate them in the workouts. The most important thing is building community and relationships with each other.

    We like to meet in parks when the weather permits, so keep updated here.  

Saturdays

Men’s Discipleship

To grow in our faith is a choice. You have to choose it, to want it. We need to be in relationship with others who also desire growth. Men’s Discipleship group is where men meet in small groups for the express purpose of applying Scripture to life in relational discipleship. The only material needed is a Bible, as we read through the New Testament each year. 

REFIT®

  • 8:15 am
  • Fellowship Hall
  • Rebecca Rosas
  • 503.984.9547

REFIT® is a dance cardio class open to all ladies high school aged+.  We exist to build community through positive fitness and fun. We do a variety of clean (but we don’t sacrifice the fun!) songs and styles that are low to medium impact. All the dance moves are easy, and they can all be modified to fit. No previous dance skills are required.

College & Career

  • 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • 2nd Saturday of each month (October – June)
  • Rebecca Hernandez’s home, Keizer
  • 503.899.3104

Where do we go from here? College & Career Bible study is focused on helping young people explore their calling, their relationship with God, and others. We will engage the life questions you may be asking. Please let Rebecca know you can make it. 

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