Small Groups

What is a Small Group?

We desire that our Small Groups be a place where a group of around 10-12 people meet to grow in maturity in Christ through knowing, trusting, and living with Christ as Lord.

Groups typically meet weekly or bi-weekly, often in homes, for study, prayer, care, fellowship, and service.

How do I join a Small Group?

You have options! We know that everyone’s needs are different and we’d like to help you in whatever way we can.

  1. Fill out our online form. This form will help us get to know you and what you’re looking for.
  2. Contact Sandra Payne to let her know that you are interested in joining a group. You can email him at or call her at 701.232.4476. Please include some information about yourself and what you are looking for in a group.
  3. Write “Small Group” on a response card and drop it into an offering box.

Once we’ve received your information our team will work with group leaders currently looking for new members and will get you connected with one of the leaders.

How do I start or lead a Small Group?

Small groups are a place for relational disciple-making at Bethel. Disciple-making means we simply enter into relationships to help people to trust and follow Jesus. We meet in groups to help one another follow Jesus, be changed by Jesus, and be committed to the mission of Jesus.

If you are interested in being involved in our small group ministry, I would encourage you to watch our eight, short training videos for leaders found on our website by clicking here.

Contact Sandra Payne for more information about leading a Small Group.

Wednesday Small Group: Jesus, Gentle and Lowly

6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m., Wednesdays, September 29-December 8 in Room E
Led by Pastor Craig Johnson
Who is Jesus? What is his deepest heart for his people, weary and faltering on their journey toward heaven? Jesus described himself in Matt. 11 as “gentle and lowly in heart.” Join us for this 10 week Small Group study as we consider the heart of Christ for sinners and sufferers. Each week we will reflect on different aspects of the heart of Jesus, through video, reading, and discussion. Free copies of the book Gentle and Lowly will be available to each participant.

What do Small Groups study?

Each group usually determines what they will study, according to the needs and desires of their group, with direction and guidance from our Adult Disciple-making staff. We have numerous resources available in Small Group resource room.

Some of our Small Groups use the At Home Guide from the weekly sermon for their study. To see the current At Home Guide, visit our sermons page.

What are some of the benefits of being in a Small Group?

Small groups help us establish relationships with one another in our church body and help us to grow in Loving God, Loving Others, and Serving the World.