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.

New Small Group Leaders

God can use you to lead a Small Group! You don’t have to be a rocket scientist or a brain surgeon, you merely need a love for God and a desire to see others grow to know God better. Join us for our next New Small Group leader training on Monday, August 29, 7-8 p.m. in Room 112. This training will provide an opportunity to see what leading a group is like at Bethel Church. Come ready for God to use you!  Questions? Contact

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.