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.

Adults

Sunday Morning Growth Group

Day of the week: Sunday
When: Weekly
Where: Parlour II (at Central Baptist)
Time: 9:15-10:15 AM
Who: All Adults
Contacts: Jeff Gilmore (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. Childcare is available for ages 3 and up in Room 106 for parents who would like to participate in this group.

Sunday Evening Growth Group

Day of the week: Sunday
When: Starting October 16, 2022 (ongoing weekly)
Where: Virtual (Zoom)
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Who: All Adults
Contact: Pastor Alan Rietberg (alan@cbcbrantford.ca)
Details: A discussion of the previous week’s sermon. *Currently paused, will resume on Sunday, January 8, 2023*

Mom 2 Mom Growth Group

Day of the week: Monday
When: First Monday of each month
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

Women’s Proverbs Growth Group

Day of the week: Monday
When: Weekly
Where: The Café (at Central Baptist)
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Who: Women
Contact: Sondra Kettlewell (jabskettlewell@bell.net)
Details: Women’s Proverbs Growth Group

Women’s Psalms Growth Group

Day of the week: Wednesday
When: Starts September 14, 2022 (ongoing weekly)
Where: Parlour 2 (at Central Baptist)
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 AM
Who: Women
Contact: Barb Rogelstad (rogieba@rogers.com)
Details: A continuation of the Psalms studies from the Spring; now meeting in the church house. More details are here.

Prayer Growth Group

Day of the week: Wednesday
When: Weekly
Where: The Chapel (at Central Baptist)
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Who: All adults
Contact: Pastor Alan Rietberg (alan@cbcbrantford.ca)
Details: Join us for our weekly time of prayer together for our church family, our community, and our world.

Men’s Attributes Growth Group

Day of the week: Wednesday
When: Starting September 21, 2022 (paused from November 16-January 4) RESTARTS January 11, 2023
Where: Central Baptist
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Who: Men
Contact: Pastor Alan Rietberg (alan@cbcbrantford.ca)
Details: Men’s Attributes Growth Group

Women’s Exodus Growth Group

Day of the week: Wednesday
When: Starting September 28, 2022 (until November 30)
Where: Nursery Foyer (at Central Baptist)
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Who: Women
Contact: Jessi Heikkinen (jernjess@me.com)
Details: Women’s Exodus Growth Group

MAJORS 55+ Meetings

Day of the week: Thursday
When: Selected Thursdays (check event calendar)
Where: Central Baptist
Time: 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Who: Adults 55+
Contact: Pastor Alan Rietberg (alan@cbcbrantford.ca)
Details: MAJORS 55+

Ephesians – The Gospel in Action

Day of the week: Thursday
When: September 15, 2022 – March 2, 2023 (every other Thursday)
Where: The Chapel (at Central Baptist)
Time: 5:30-7:30 PM
Who: All Adults
Contacts: Caleb Staats (cstaats25@gmail.com) & Lars Janssen (lars@cbcbrantford.ca)
Details: Ephesians – The Gospel in Action Growth Group

Youth

Youth Growth Group

Day of the week: Wednesday
When: Starting September 14, 2022 (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

Junior Church

Day of the week: Sunday
When: Starting September 11, 2022 (ongoing until June 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 14, 2022 (ongoing until June 2023)
Where: Central Baptist
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Who: Grades 1-8
Contacts: Dwight Spicer (deacondwightspicer@gmail.com)
Details: The Pioneer program includes the following:

  • Hikers: grades 1-2, boys and girls mixed
  • Adventurers: grades 3-4, boys
  • Adventurers: grades 3-4, girls
  • Navigators: grades 5-8, boys
  • Navigators: grades 5-8, girls

Children’s Ministries

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!