Small Groups

Building Relationships In a Dynamic Group Experience

BRIDGE groups are sermon-based small groups that meet weekly to study, share, and support one another in their Christian lives.

What will we study?

The studies for 2017-2018 will be based on the previous Sunday’s sermons and the correlating scripture readings. You will be given discussion questions that expand upon the main points of the pastor’s sermon. They will include additional Bible verses that pertain to the topic and practical applications. 

Session 1: September 24 – November 19, 2017

Where and when does a small group meet?

Groups will gather together in a place determined by the group leader. This can be in a home of a group member, at Bethel, or anywhere else. Your lives can determine the best way for this group to work. The small groups meet a total of eight weeks, for one hour a week. We currently have small groups meeting at the following days/times:

• 5:30pm-6:30 p.m.
Dunn Brothers, 1340 Salem Road SW
Leader: Sheri Kallembach

• 12:05-1:05 p.m.
Calvary Episcopal Church
Leader: Pastor Bandel
• 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Room 115 at Bethel
Leaders: Peter & Sharyl Stenson

• 12:00-1:00p.m.
St Mary’s Hospital
Leader: Pastor Wahl

Are you interested in becoming a small group leader?

Small group leaders facilitate the BRIDGE group and can meet anytime or any place (church, someone’s home, a park, coffee shop, before work, during lunch or after a Sunday service). The leaders follow the discussion points and lead the group. You could even co-lead with another individual. There is no right or wrong answers, just a time for Christians to come together for faith, fellowship and fun.

How do I register for a small group?

Opportunities to register for a small group will be available two weeks before each session. You may visit the Welcome Center in the Narthex or click here to register online. Choose a small group day and time that is convenient for you. A typical meeting lasts a minimum of an hour and includes informal and guided discussion and prayer. No homework is required. 

Where can I find the weekly BRIDGE questions?

The BRIDGE discussion questions can be found either at:
• The Church Narthex – Welcome Center
• Online here 


If you have questions or would like more information about our BRIDGE small group opportunities, contact Sheri Kallembach, Member Coordinator at or 507 288-6430.