Small Groups

Summer is here! Many Small Groups won’t meet regularly throughout the Summer. We will resume building groups this Fall.

Please watch this page for updates.

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 Leeora to let her know that you are interested in joining a group. You can email her 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. Here is our list of groups currently looking to add new members.

What do Small Groups study?

We encourage Small Groups to use the sermon study guide found each week in our Bethel Weekly for their time of study.  Knowing the needs of their group, some Small Groups spend a season studying a specific topic or life skill (such as FPU or parenting).

To see the current Small Group homework, visit our sermons page.

How do I start or lead a Small Group?

If you are looking for a place to invest in others we would love the opportunity to visit with you. Our process will include completing at application, training, equipping, and tools to make sure that leading a group is a fruitful ministry for you and those you serve. Small Groups provide an excellent environment for making disciples of Jesus.

Contact Pastor Craig Johnson for more information about leading a Small Group.

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

Our experience has shown that those who are involved in some sort of smaller group at Bethel are more likely to have a growing relationship with Jesus and a sense of belonging in the church. When believers operate in a community with a commitment to one another and to the Gospel, lives are changed.

We encourage these values in every small group at Bethel:

  1. Continue to be enriched in the Word through prayer and Bible study.
  2. Comfort one another as restorative companions, true friends.
  3. Conduct life in a way that keeps outsiders in mind – always externally focused so they can see Christ.