Relationships and interaction is not limited to these groups, but they are fostered within the Small Groups through shared meals, prayer requests and prayer, the Word of God applied, and other events and oversight by the Small Group Elder.

We desire to see care for the Church done in a very close, relational manner. And to care for each other well, we need to actually know each other, we need to learn to walk out the Word in our daily lives if we are to be a healthy covenant community and smaller settings will help foster that. 

The groups meet during the school year and take a break from formal meetings during the summer.

Through our Small Groups we desire to create smaller, loosely geographically structured groups to help fulfill these three Scriptural directives:


1. For the Elders to know the sheep well for the sake of care. “Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.” - Acts 20:28

2. For the building up of, equipping for work of ministry and encouragement of the body of Christ. “And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.” - Ephesians 4:11–14

3. For ministries of mercy to all and especially our brothers and sisters in Christ. “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” - Galatians 6:9–10


What is a Small Group Like? 

The group is very welcoming and there is a potluck meal along with the Bible Study. 

All ages are invited and welcome. Both groups have children of various ages. 

We begin by sharing a meal together as we catch up with how everyone's week is going. We then have discussion based study on a portion of scripture or a book of some sort, you can learn what's current on the calendar of events. No preparation is ever necessary.

You are welcome to participate, but you won't be called on so you can just listen if you prefer. We pray afterwards, but again, you won't be called upon to pray. 


Is there something for Children during Small Groups?

They are not currently learning anything, but they do have a good time building friendships with other children close to their age. Adult supervision is provided for small children. 

We currently have two SMALL Groups with plans to expand in the future as needed

Sunday SMALL Group

Lead by Elder Travis Shanahan, this group meets in the Shanahan's home (4407 Harbour Hill Dr, Manhattan, KS 66503). Typically meets 2nd & 4th Sundays right after the worship service. 

To assist in our meal planning, we use a website called
Last Name: Sunday       Password: 1234

Thursday SMALL Group

Lead by Elder Timothy Durrett, this group meets in the Durrett's home (2505 Sumac Dr, Manhattan, KS 66502). Typically meets 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 6pm.

To assist in our meal planning, we use a website called
Last Name: Thursday       Password: 1234


You're welcome to get involved in either group and any time.