What Are Growth Groups?

Growth Groups provide a safe, caring, and friendly environment with a small number of people from our church family. These groups gather regularly for Bible-centred discussions that engage our hearts so that we become more like Jesus in every part of our lives. Growth Groups are an integral part of the life of our church, and we encourage you to join one of them listed below.


Sunday Mornings

Day of the week: Sunday
When: Weekly, Skipping Dec. 24th & 31st
Where: Parlour II (at Central Baptist)
Time: 9:15-10:15 AM
Who: All Adults
Contacts: Jeff Gillmore (519-752-3338)
Details: Traditional adult Sunday School format. We are currently working through the epistles to the Corinthians in a verse-by-verse study.

Mom 2 Mom

Day of the week: Saturday
When: Second Saturday of each month from September to June
Where: The Chapel (at Central Baptist)
Time: 9:15 – 11:00 AM
Who: Moms of all ages
Contact: Larissa Staats (lastaats93@gmail.com)
Details: Mom 2 Mom Growth Group

College & Careers

Day of the week: Monday
When: Weekly, ongoing
Where: Leader’s Home
Time: 7:00-8:30 PM
Who: College/University/trade school/apprentice or working your dream job nearby? Come check us out 
Contact: Danielle Wells (wellsoffaith@rogers.com) Jackson Mitchell (jackson_mitchell@outlook.com)
Details: This group watches a BibleProject video then has a time of discussion and prayer. Contact Danielle or Jackson to find out where they are meeting.

Central Foundations

Day of the week: Every second and fourth Thursday of the month
When: Starting September 14th, 2023 – April 25th, 2024
Where: Cafe Central
Time: 5:30pm(dinner) or 6pm – 7:30pm
Who: Anyone 
Contact: Caleb Staats (cstaats25@gmail.com) or Lars Janssen (lars@cbcbrantord.ca)
Details: Central’s Foundations Growth Group

Women’s God of Creation Group

Day of the week: Monday
When: Starting January 8th, 2023*
Where: The Café (at Central Baptist)
Time: 6:30pm – Pickleball in the gym, 7:00 – 8:30 PM – Study
Who: Women
Contact: Sondra Kettlewell (jabskettlewell@bell.net)
Details: Studying Genesis using the book, “God of Creation” by Jen Wilkin

*Skipping Holidays and March Break

Women’s Romans Group

Day of the week: Wednesday
When: January 10, 2024 – April 3, 2024
Where: Parlour 2 (at Central Baptist)
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 AM
Who: Women
Contact: Barb Rogelstad (rogieba@rogers.com)
Details: 13-week study on the book of Romans using the book, “Experiencing the Power of Life-Changing Faith by Kay Arthur, David Arthur, and Pete DeLacy.”

Prayer Group

Day of the week: Wednesday
When: Weekly
Where: The Chapel (at Central Baptist)
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Who: All adults
Contact: Pastor Jeremy Heikkinen (jeremy@cbcbrantford.ca)
Details: Join us for our weekly time of prayer together for our church family, our community, and our world.

Men’s Wednesday Night Group

Day of the week: Wednesday
When: Weekly, Starting February 21st, 2024 for 6 weeks
Where: Room 117
Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Who: All men
Contact: Dave Rogelstad (drogie@rogers.com)
Details: Come and join us at 6:30pm on Wednesday evening as we study:
“Living Victoriously in Difficult Times”
All men welcome.

MAJORS 55+ Meetings

Day of the week: Thursday
When: Selected Thursdays September to May (Final meeting until Fall: May 11)
Where: Central Baptist
Time: 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Who: Adults 55+
Contact: Pastor Alan Rietberg (alan@cbcbrantford.ca)
Details: MAJORS 55+

Youth Group


Day of the week: Wednesday
When: Starting September 13th, 2023 (ongoing)
Where: Central Baptist
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Who: Grades 7-12
Contacts: Diane Yuhasz (gdyuhasz@gmail.com) & Joel Cooper (j7cooper7@gmail.com)
Details: Youth Ministries

Children Groups

Junior Church

Day of the week: Sunday
When: Starting September 10th, 2023 til April 2023
Where: Central Baptist
Time: Shortly after Sunday worship service begins (dismissed from Auditorium)
Who: Children in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 6
Contacts: Linda Spicer (laspicer101@gmail.com)
Details: We’re expanding this year into grade 6. Children will be split into two age groups: JK-3 and 4-6. Children’s Ministries.

Pioneer Clubs

Day of the week: Wednesday
When: Starting September 13, 2023 until April 24, 2024
Where: Central Baptist
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Who: Grades 1-6
Contacts: Dwight Spicer (deacondwightspicer@gmail.com)
Details: Pioneer Page

Want To Start a New Growth Group?

If you’re interested in getting a new Growth Group started here at Central, we’d love to help equip you in the process!