Jesus invites each one of us to be in a dynamic, fruitful relationship with him – but we don’t grow best when we’re alone. We were meant to flourish in community! ECC Princeton offers regular chances for believers to be GROUNDED in basic Christian teaching and GROWING in greater intimacy with God. Every opportunity is rooted in Scripture and focused on helping you nuture your connection with Jesus Christ in your everyday life.

FALL 2022 SMALL GROUPS

*Advance sign-up requested for Alpha and Shema groups.

  • ALPHA* (Thursday @ 6:00 pm)  Do you want to connect with other people who are exploring life, faith, and meaning… in a space without pressure or judgment? Try Alpha! Each session involves a simple meal, short video talk on an element of the Christian faith, and a chance to share your own questions and perspective with the group. Meets in the ECC Fellowship Hall Sept. 15-Dec 1. Leaders: Pastor Jessica Boggs, Keryl Reeverts, & Diane Smith
  • MEN’S BIBLE STUDY (Fridays at 6:00 am) Any man is welcome to join our informal group at this early morning Bible study. You won’t need a separate book or study materials. Just show up! Meets in the ECC Fellowship Hall. Leaders: Marty Schmeck and Pete Swanson
  • MIDWEEK BIBLE STUDY (Wednesdays @ 6:15 pm) Wednesday nights at ECC offer discipleship opportunities for all ages! While kids are learning in CovKids and Confirmation classes, join us for a Bible study led by Pastor Derek. Meets in the sanctuary (chapel) this fall (exact date TBD). Leader: Pastor Derek Boggs
  • MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers (1st & 3rd Tuesdays @ 5:30 pm) MOPS is a community of women open to any mother with children ages birth through 18. Momming is hard, and we believe that no mom should be alone. Wherever you are in your motherhood journey, you are welcome! Details at facebook.com/BureauCountyMOPS, and here.
  • SERMON DISCUSSION GROUP (2nd & 4th Sundays at 10:00 am) After hearing the morning’s sermon, it can help to sit with others to talk about what we’ve heard, ask questions, and consider the implications together. Meets in ECC Room C. Starting September 25. Leader: Jackie Johnson
  • SHEMA ADULT SMALL GROUP (Sundays at 3:00 pm) Shema is the Old Testament word for “listen.” Meeting together helps us to practice listening to God and to each other. This fall, we’re exploring Romans together (study guide: $9). Childcare available. Meets in the ECC Fellowship Hall, starting Sept. 18. Leaders: Pastor Alex & Stacey Taylor; Ryan & Sarah Simonsen
  • WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY (Twice a month on Thursdays @ 10:00 am) What is the secret to clear, daily communication with God? If you’re hungry to hear God’s voice and know God’s will, join us in studying “Discerning the Voice of God” by Priscilla Shirer. Every other Thursday, we’ll meet to watch a short video lesson and share our perspectives. Snacks may be involved! Study guide is $10 (optional). Meets in ECC Room A. Starting September 15. Leaders: Sandy Roseberg and Donna Barker
  • WOMEN’S IF: TABLE GATHERING (2nd Tuesday of each month @ 6 pm) People naturally like to connect over a meal! So bring a brown-bag meal and get to know other women as we talk over dinner. We make space for each other through open-ended questions and open-hearted listening. Meets in the ECC Fellowship Hall. Leader: Sandy Roseberg