Small Group FAQ

What is a small group?

Small groups are made up of 8-10 people who meet on a regular basis for the purpose of connecting relationally with one another, growing spiritually through prayer, bible study fellowship, and serving together. In short, small groups encourage all members to worship, connect, grow, and serve.

Are small groups biblical?

The book of Acts is very clear about how God intends for His people to grow and have their needs met in the church. “They devoted themselves to the apostles teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Every day they continued to meet together… they broke bread in their homes and ate together… and the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” Acts 2:42, 44, 46-47

When and where do small groups meet?

Groups meet at various times, either weekly or every other week, and in many different locations throughout the Lawrence. Your group will decide where is the best time, frequency and location to meet.

What kinds of small groups are available?

There will be many different groups to choose from including:
Others by request
These groups offer natural connecting points through which members come together and form real relationships. Within these affinity categories, there are specific groups that are based upon age and stage of life.

How can I find a small group?

Just contact us and we will connect you with a small group. Simply complete the online form at or email or 785.843.0109 to have a form mailed or emailed directly to you.

What can I expect when I join a small group at St. John?

The small group experience includes:
A minimum of two group meetings a month for the purpose of connecting with one another, growing spiritually through prayer, studying God’s Word, and serving together in ministry.
Spiritual growth, accountability, application of God’s Word and fellowship!
People to do life with!

How long do small groups meet?

Most small groups will meet for one and half to two hours weekly or every other week.

How do I sign up to become a small group leader?

Just click the box on the sign-up form that asks if you would like to be a small group leader.

Is childcare available during the small group meeting times?

While we are unable to provide childcare we can provide a list of childcare options. Contact Samantha Romero at or 785.843.0109.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Please contact the St. John office at 785.843.0109 or

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