Sterling Mennonite Fellowship

Small Groups

Check out the many opportunities at Sterling to get involved in small groups, including care groups, short term study groups, Faith Exploration Classes, and The Rooted Bible Study.

Small Groups

 

Care Groups

Care groups are a vital part of Sterling's ministry. Care groups are small groups of people who commit to meet together on a regular basis. This is a chance to study the Bible, share about life, and pray for one another. There are a variety of groups that meet on different days and at different frequencies.

Are you interested in joining a care group or want more information? Please contact us.


The Rooted Bible Study

Every Wednesday from 10-11:30am at Sterling Mennonite Fellowship

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Psalm 1 provides us with an image of a tree that is deeply rooted, lush, and fruitful. The psalmists teaches us that we are like that tree when we root ourselves in the word of God, meditating on it and listening to what God has to tell us through it. The Rooted Bible Study is a chance for us to gather together to dig deeper and get rooted in God’s word. We meet together for study and fellowship, hoping to learn more about God and to hear from Him.

All are invited to join us for this Bible study. We come with our concerns, questions, and doubts. As we study together, we trust that God will work in our lives. We typically meet every Wednesday from October - early December and from January to the end of May. But visit the Sterling calendar for week by week details.


Short Term Study Groups

Study Group - The Daniel Plan (October - November, 2019)
The first meeting - Tuesday, October 8, 2019

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Have you ever wondered how to understand health holistically? Join Jonathan Neufeld in a study of The Daniel Plan this fall. The purpose of this study is to come together as a small group to read and discuss a book about healthy living. Join us for a fascinating study as we enter into dialogue and challenge one another in faith. Please contact Moses Falco for more information or if you would like to join (moses@sterlingmennonite.ca). Specific dates are TBD.

The book we will study:
The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life
by Rick Warren and others, Zondervan, 2013.

We will have copies of this book available if need be. Please contact us if you would like one. You can also buy this book at amazon.ca.


Faith Exploration Classes (To begin early 2020 - Sunday Mornings from 11am-12pm)

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Are you exploring your faith and the possible steps of baptism and church membership? 

These exploration classes are meant to be a way for us to journey together as a church community in questions of faith. Baptism and membership should never be forced, but should come from your own willingness to declare yourself a follower of Jesus and your commitment to live out your faith in a church community. We want you to be able to explore what this means, asking questions about what is on your heart. If at the end of these sessions you feel like you are not ready quite yet, that is okay.

If you are interested in joining these classes or want more information about membership and baptism, please contact Moses (moses@sterlingmennonite.ca).

Sessions:
1) Our Journeys of Faith
2) Beliefs and Confessions
3) Living the Christian Life
4) What Makes Anabaptists and Mennonites Different
5) Foundations for Baptism and Membership
6) Belonging to Sterling Mennonite Fellowship
7) Preparation and Questions


Study Group - Mental Health (January - March, 2020)

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So many of us either have or know people who have struggled with mental health. This is an important topic for the church to explore. Join Daryl and Barb Dyck as they facilitate a short-term study group on mental health. Specific dates are still TBD, but we will meet to ask each other questions, enter into dialogue, and learn from each other’s experience. Please contact Moses Falco for more information or if you would like to join (moses@sterlingmennonite.ca). 


Study Group - The Bible Unwrapped (April - June, 2020)

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The purpose of this book study is to come together as a small group to read and discuss a book about theology, faith and the Bible. Join us for a fascinating study together as we meet to discuss what we have read. We will meet 4 times over 8 weeks to ask each other questions, enter into dialogue, and challenge one another in faith. Please contact Moses Falco for more information or if you would like to join (moses@sterlingmennonite.ca). Specific dates are TBD.

The book we will study:
The Bible Unwrapped: Making Sense of Scripture Today
by Meghan Larissa Good, Herald Press, 2018.

Moses will have copies of this book available if need be. Please contact him if you would like one. You can also borrow or buy this book at CommonWord (located on the campus of Canadian Mennonite University) or amazon.ca.