MEREDITH DRIVE SATURDAY - 5:00 PM | Meredith Drive Sunday - 9:00 AM | The Bridge Sunday - 10:00 AM


We believe that community is essential for abundant living within our church walls as well as in the world around us. All of our groups for adults offer the objectives to:

Connect with others

Grow in our faith journeys

Serve alongside one another

Each group focuses specifically on one of the three objectives in a unique way. All visitors, guests, and members are encouraged to check out our opportunities to Connect, Grow, and Serve in the church and community around us.


We have several ways  to connect with others based on different interests and life seasons. We have large Connect Groups for senior adults (Pillars), young adults (Branches) and smaller Connect Groups like book clubs, six week small groups, and topical support groups. Our Connect Groups offer the opportunity to meet new people in the church and community, while having a chance to explore topics of faith and life in safe and friendly settings.



One of the greatest ways to understand God’s work in our lives is studying together in community. Our Grow Groups are mid-size to small groups who study Scripture, Christian living curriculum, or relevant topics that shape our understanding of God’s work in the world around us.

  • Sunday Morning Groups
  • Men’s Groups
  • Women’s Groups 
  • Topical Study Groups
  • The Journey
  • Alpha Online



A great way to connect with others at MDRC, is serving others by using our passions and talents on Sunday mornings, during the week, and for special events as they arise. Serve Groups also offer a chance to connect with other volunteers who share similar interests, as well as the members who attend our church and events.

  • Sunday Hospitality
  • Worship 
  • AV/Tech
  • Kids Ministry
  • Student Ministry
  • Outreach


Sunday Morning Grow Groups - Fall 2020

The Bridge

(Zoom gathering), Sundays, 8:30 AM, led by Dave VanderWerff and Gerrad Claussen

All are welcome to come and connect with others in a friendly, comfortable online environment. We usually discuss DVD-based studies by popular Bible teachers. No homework, and please come when you can.

Meredith Drive

(Meredith Drive campus sanctuary), Sundays, 10:00 AM (directly after the service), led by Arlan Van Roekel

We will discuss Scripture based on the liturgical calendar using Feasting on the Word curriculum. All are welcome to join in the discussion.


Weekday Grow Groups - Fall 2020


(Zoom), Tuesdays, September 22 - November 24, 6:30–8:00 PM

Saturday, October 31, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Special Weekend

Alpha is an international series with dynamic video-led teaching and will focus on authentic discussion. This is a great way to get tough questions answered and learn more about faith in a safe space, led by Steve Quiner. (Check out for more details about the International Organization).

Book Study with Pastor Jonny

(Zoom), Tuesdays, September 15 – October 14, 7:00 PM

Join Pastor Jonny as he leads a discussion on the book, "White Awake" by Daniel Hill. The 5-week study will be held (via Zoom) for anyone interested in learning more about race and racism, anyone who has ever wondered about what it means to be white, and anyone ready to grow in their cultural awareness. Bring your questions, your story, and your curiosity!

Saturday AM Guys

(Socially-distanced outdoor gathering), Starts September 19, 6:00–8:00 AM, led by Kevin Smith

We encourage men to join in as we read and discuss Bob Goff's book, Everybody Always. We hope to help men grow in their various roles in their families, the church, and the community.

The Gathering for Women

(Hybrid/Zoom & Socially-distanced outdoor gathering), Starts Monday, September 21, 6:00-7:30 PM, led by Kristi Westre and Angie Dicken

Gather with other women in meaningful conversation around Jennie Allen's Best Selling study, Get Out of Your Head. The workbook offers fantastic exercises to flip those spiraling thoughts upside down. Join us for DVD-study sessions, discussion, and community.

Monday Night Men's Bible Study

(Hybrid/Zoom & at Meredith Drive Campus, Room 238), Starts October 5 (1st, 3rd, 5th Mondays), 7:00-8:00 PM, led by Steve Sikkink and Chris Samson

Join us for in-depth discussion as we study the book of Revelations.

Kingdom of God Bible Study with Pastor Gary

(Zoom), Wednesdays, September 30 – October 21, 10:30-11:30 AM

Each Wednesday, we'll study the text for the upcoming weekend service together. Participants will be encouraged to look at the text on their own before the meeting. Groups will then spend time sharing observations, wrestling with key questions from the text, and exploring what the text might be saying to us. 

Sermon on the Mount Bible Study with Pastor Suzanne

(Zoom), Wednesdays, September 30 – November 18, Noon-1:00 PM

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus offers us a radical and practical vision of the Kingdom of God. Participants will be encouraged to look at a small section of that sermon on their own before the meeting.  Group will then spend time sharing observations, wrestling with key questions from the text, and exploring what the text might be saying to us.

Book Club with Wendy Zadeh

(Location TBD), Sunday, October 11, 3:00–4:00 PM

We will discuss I'm Still Here by Austin Channing Brown. This is the debut book for this young author, and it was a New York Times bestseller. Read, then join us for a thoughtful, friendly discussion. Books are available at the Meredith Drive campus. 


Spring/Summer Bible Study with Pastor Suzanne