Journey Groups

Adult & Young Adult Journey Groups

Join the Discipleship Journey of creating community, transforming lives, and sharing the love of Christ. On the Discipleship Journey, you are invited to join a small group, called a Journey Group. There is a place for you! 

If you aren’t sure which group is right for you, check out our online Group Locator Tool.” The tool allows you to use filters to find groups of interest to you and align with your availability.

Let us help you find a group that’s a perfect fit!

Please email Pastor Rachael Dunlap for Zoom information, to register or ask a question.

248-646-1200 Ext. 3150

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Moms Group (Formerly GRIP Groups)
Facilitated by Kim Bowyer 
Wednesdays beginning September 8 from 9:30-11:30 AM
Online and In-person at the Birmingham Campus – Martin Room (#101)

A group for moms of all ages and stages to connect, build relationships with other moms, develop, and grow in their faith journey through book studies. 

The cost of childcare is $18 per child for the winter/spring.  This existing group welcomes new participants. 

New! Moms Group (littles)

Facilitated by Amanda Pullukat
Wednesdays 9:30-11:30 AM beginning Jan 12
In person in the Birmingham First Campus Room 216

For moms with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers to connect, build relationships with other moms, develop, and grow in their faith journey through book studies. The cost of childcare is $18 per child for the winter/spring.

Evening Moms Group
Facilitated by Lindsay Gursky
Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30 PM
In-person at the Berkley Campus in the Couch area – Narthex

All moms of all ages and all age children welcome! Come to learn, share wisdom and build relationships. We will study, “Boundaries with Kids” by Henery Cloud and John Townsend. This existing group welcomes new participants.

New group! Moms Group
Thursdays 1:00-2:30 pm
Facilitated by Melissa Behrens 
In person Birmingham First beginning Jan 13. 
Room 216

A group for moms of all ages and stages to connect, build relationships with other moms, develop, and grow in their faith journey through book studies.

Tuesday Women’s Study Group
Facilitated by Elbert Dulworth
Tuesdays from 9:30-10:30 AM 
In-person in the Martin Room (#101) at Birmingham or via Zoom

All women are invited to attend this woman’s book study group. This is a great opportunity to join together in prayer, fellowship, conversation, and growth as disciples of Jesus Christ. 

W.O.W. – Women of the Word Explorer’s Bible Study

Facilitated by Jenny Williams
Tuesday morning class from 10:00-11:30 AM
In-person at the Birmingham Campus and via Zoom
or
Tuesday evenings from 7:30-9:00 PM (permanently via Zoom)

We will study the Gospel of John by EBS author Marni McKenzie. Tuesdays, September 14-May 17. Choose from a morning class from 10:00-11:30 AM (via Zoom for now, then in person at the Birmingham Campus) or evenings from 7:30-9:00 PM (permanently via Zoom). To participate in this study, women must register online at ebshome.org. The cost of materials for the full year, 2 workbooks, is $60.

Women’s Journey Group
Facilitated by Jill Brouhard, Patty Reynolds and Christy Glick
Tuesdays, January 11-Feb 8, 2022, at 7:30 PM
In person in the Berkley Campus Sanctuary

Open to women of all ages, will be going through the study “So Long, Normal” by Laura Story. January 11-Feb 8, 2022, 7:30 PM, in the Berkley Campus Sanctuary

Nothing about God and his story in Scripture is normal. The same God who created the universe calls us to something abnormal, a life experience beyond our fears and the things we cling to for comfort. We have all had our “normal” upended for almost two years.  Join the Tuesday Journey Group at Berkley to learn from Laura Story, author, songwriter and Bible teacher, and from each other that leaving, loving, and losing our “normal” is not the end of the world. Rather it is the beginning of a new adventure with God who longs to show us the possibilities of more when we let go and trust Him.

Sisters
Contact: Shelly Kinney 
First and Third Wednesdays from 12:30-2:00 PM 
In person at the Birmingham Campus and via Zoom

All women are welcome who are looking for meaningful connections. There are different leaders each week with interests ranging from book reports, indulging in art, and discussion of topics of interest.

Aware
Facilitated by D’Ann Rohrbach
First and third Wednesdays from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
In Person at the Birmingham Campus – Room 218

Reinterpret your daily life experiences to discover how God works to promote spiritual growth.

Young Woman’s Bible Study  
Wednesdays at 7:30 PM via Zoom

Join this young adult ladies’ group to journey together in Christian fellowship. We share highs, lows, prayer concerns, and read scripture. All who identify as a woman are welcome! Leaders rotate each week. Contact Sarah Alexander for Zoom information. 

Unfinished Christian Women
Facilitated by Dawn Beagan
Thursdays at 7:30 PM
In person in the Birmingham Campus Room 216 and via Zoom

This women’s fellowship group meets from September through May for video studies, discussions with individual speakers, and to work on various mission projects.

Tuesday Dads Journey Group

Facilitated by Rev. Zack Dunlap
Tuesdays at 7:30 PM
In person in the Berkley Campus Social Hall and via Zoom

Join with other dads of young children and babies to grow in faith and parenting skills.

Tuesday Morning Men’s Fellowship 
Facilitated by Ron Reynolds  
Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 AM 
In person in the Birmingham Campus Thomas Parlor and via Zoom

All men are welcome to gather weekly to study and grow in faith. 

Men’s Bible Study
Facilitated by Dale Glick
Wednesday from 8:00-9:30 PM
In person in the Birmingham Campus Ritter Room (#217) and via Zoom

Men of all ages meet for an in-depth, lively, and practical discussion of the Bible and a variety of Christian literature.

Arbon Dennis Men’s Group 
Facilitated by Rev. Elbert Dulworth 
Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 AM 
In person in the Birmingham Campus Thomas Parlor and via Zoom

All men are welcome to gather, pray, study, and grow in faith together.

A Time for Prayer 
Facilitated by the Berkley Prayer Team
First Sunday of each month from 11:20 AM-12:00 PM
In person at the Berkley Campus and via Zoom

Join with the folks at Berkley First for a time of praying for the church, community, and requests that are made known.

Faith Builders Adult Class
Facilitated by Karen Carter
Sundays at 11:00 AM
In person in the Birmingham Campus Ward Library (#105) and via Zoom

Meet with us for a lively discussion of the Bible. Our group embraces differences and allows people to share their beliefs in a non-threatening environment. We use the Adult Bible Studies student book which includes scripture passages with 4 to 5 pages to read prior to class. 

Singing Bowls
Second Monday of the month from 6:30-7:00 PM
In person in the Berkley Campus Sanctuary

Relax in your seat, roll out a yoga mat, pause and be filled with peace, scripture, and prayer. Let the rhythm of the Tibetan Singing Bowls surround you with sound. We play about 30 minutes. 

Tuesday Evening Discussion Group
Facilitated by Dale Glick
Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 PM 
In person in the Berkley Campus Parlor and via Zoom

Men and women of all ages meet to discuss sermons, explore scripture, and read and discuss Christian books and writings.

Christian Classic Book Club
Facilitated by Beverly Hannett-Price
Second Wednesday of the month from 7:00-8:30 PM
In person in the Birmingham Campus Room 216 and via Zoom

Discuss great books from a theological perspective.

Podcast Study
Facilitated by Rev. Sarah Alexander
First Tuesday and third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 PM via Zoom

Are you 18-25ish? Join this new discussion! Listen to a podcast ahead of the meeting time and then chat about how our faith informs social justice topics.