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NOTE: All groups will follow CDC and Palm Beach Guidelines for staying safe during Covid-19 Pandemic.

Monday groups

Prayer Group 

When: Mondays at 7:15 PM.
Where: Alternating Virtual and In Person.

This group prays for the needs of the church and one another, including those submitted via Connect Cards on Sunday mornings and sent to the church during the week. There is also a time of worship and amazing fellowship! A meal is shared when meeting in person.

Contact:  Pete/Laura Corwin (corwins24@gmail.com).

 

TUESDAY GROUPS

Missional Community: High School Ministry Oversight

Missional Community: Youth Ministry Oversight.

When: Tuesdays, 7 PM- 9 PM.

Where: Trinity Campus, Youth Room.

A Missional Community (MC) commits to doing life together and serving a mission together. MCs meet weekly, share a meal, encourage and equip one another, and plan the details of the group’s mission. Group members also covenant to serve the mission for a determined amount of time (usually in 1-year increments). This MC’s mission is Kingdom Students (9th – 12th grade), which is the combined youth group of The Avenue Church and Trinity Lutheran Church. Under the leadership of our youth pastor and MC leader, we serve and support the youth ministry by assisting on Thursday nights, Sunday mornings/afternoons, and with other events, activities, and trips throughout the year. There is a “dating period” before a commitment is required during which time interaction with our students is limited. A background check is also required.

Contact: Sam Powers (sam@kingdomstudent.com).

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Financial Peace University.

When: Tuesdays @ 6:30 PM. Starts August 31.
Where: Avenue Church Office.

Take control of your money with Financial Peace University! This nine-lesson 2-hour class uses biblical wisdom and common sense to help you tackle budgeting, pay off debt, and save and invest for the future. You’ll also connect with others just like you who can encourage you, hold you accountable, and celebrate your progress. You can sign up today at fpu.com/1138535.

Cost: A paid membership in Ramsey+ required for attendance. (Please purchase Ramsey+ through Avenue Church)

First 5 to register will receive 50% off an annual membership.

Contact: Andrea Sheikh (sheikh.andrea@gmail.com or 561-866-5327)

 

WEDNESDAY GROUPS

 

GLOW: Middle School (6th-8th grade)

When: Each Wednesday 6:30-8:00 PM.     

Where: Trinity Campus.

Glow is our main middle school program. Each Wednesday, middle school students can expect to enjoy food and games, hear a gospel centered message, and engage in small groups! We have a team of dedicated adult leaders who are committed to seeing students grow in their love for Jesus and for one another. We hope to see you there!

Contact Sam Powers (sam@kingdomstudents.com)

 

Women’s Bible Study: god of deliverance

Women’s Group: God of Deliverance.

When: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM.

Starts Sept 1, 12 weeks.

Where: Trinity Campus, Fellowship Hall.

In this verse-by-verse study of Exodus 1–18, Jen Wilkin shows us that Israel’s story is our story: the same God who delivered Israel also delivers all those He loves from slavery to sin and from service to the pharaohs of this world. He lifts our eyes to the promised land He has prepared where we dwell with I AM and worship Him as the one true God.

Cost: $15 for workbook, scholarship available.

Contact: Allison Hix (561 901 1302, allison@theavechurch.com).

*Childcare available with advance registration.

 

 

Men’s Bible Study: 33-The Series

When: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM.

Starts Sept 1, 12 weeks.

Where: Location TBD.

Men! So many voices are telling you what it means to be a man. Discover God’s design for you with a clear definition and inspiring vision of Authentic Manhood. Through two 6-week studies (12 weeks total), you will learn how God designed you and how to thrive in that design. You will understand how your past shapes who you are today, and what it looks like to enjoy God’s best for your future. AND, this study is so VITAL, and YOU are so valued, anonymous donors have paid for the books for this semester! Cost: Donations accepted to pay it forward. Contact: Rick Ireland (Rick.ireland55@gmail.com). *Childcare available with advance registration.

 

 

 

THURSDAY GROUPS

Women's Group: god of deliverance

When: Thursday's, 9:30-11 AM.

Starts Sept 2, 12 weeks.

Where: Trinity Campus, Avenue Office.

In this verse-by-verse study of Exodus 1–18, Jen Wilkin shows us that Israel’s story is our story: the same God who delivered Israel also delivers all those He loves from slavery to sin and from service to the pharaohs of this world. He lifts our eyes to the promised land He has prepared where we dwell with I AM and worship Him as the one true God.

Cost: $15 for workbook, scholarship available.

Contact: Allison Hix (561 901 1302, allison@theavechurch.com).

*Childcare available with advance registration.

 

High School Crew (9th -12th grade)

When: Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 PM.

Where: On campus @ Trinity

Three times per month, students will engage in gender specific small groups led by an adult leader. The aim of these groups is to create a context in which students enjoy being together and can dive deep into their faith. On the Third Thursday of each month, all of the small groups will come together for some fun and fellowship!

Contact Sam Powers (sam@kingdomstudents.com)

FRIDAY GROUPS

Keep Going: Men’s Running Group

When: Fridays,

Ongoing always @ 6-7:30 AM.

Where: Downtown Starbucks (205 E. Atlantic, Delray)

Led by Pastor Casey Cleveland, this group helps guys live with great endurance!  We meet at Starbucks on Fridays at 6 am and go for a 30-minute run followed by coffee, fellowship, and encouraging discussion. All levels of runners welcome!

Contact: Casey Cleveland (casey@theavechurch.com).

Missional Community: Recovery Church Delray

When: Fridays, 6:30-8:30 PM, ongoing.

Where: Avenue Church Office

A Missional Community (MC) commits to doing life together and serving a mission together. MCs meet weekly, share a meal, pray, fellowship, focus on Jesus, encourage and equip one another, and plan the details of the group’s mission. This MC’s mission is Recovery Church Delray (RCD) Monday Nights and the Recovery Community of the Delray-Boynton area. How can we help newly sober individuals continue in sobriety, begin a relationship with Jesus and follow Jesus more whole-heartedly? This is one of the main questions driving how we live life on mission together for Jesus at the RCD MC. The best place to start is by going to RCD on a Monday night in Trinity’s Sanctuary at 7 pm to experience Recovery Church.

Contact: Dan Devlin (dansdevlin22@gmail.com), 561 270 9427.

 

 

SATURDAY GROUPS

11th Element CrossFit Group

When: Saturdays,

Ongoing always @ 8:30-10 AM. 

Where: HYPE Delray in Delray Beach. 240 SE 2nd Avenue

The Eleventh Element CrossFit group will be doing two things. First, we will work out! We'll spend about an hour doing a group style CrossFit workout. After that, we will have a 30-minute cool down fellowship time. We will share some snacks, replenish our fluids, and engage in a short 10-15 minute "sermonette" style message to fill our souls!

Contact: Logan Poirier (logan.poirier@gmail.com).

 

 

Savage Small Group

When: Saturdays @ 7:30 AM.

Where: TBA.

Training for Savage Race on November in Tampa.

More details coming soon.

Contact : Stacy Hinz (stacyhinz17@gmail.com, 561 414 8979).

 

 

DNA

When and Where: Various Times and Places

DNA stands for Discover, Nurture, Act. This smaller group (between 2 and 4) focuses on discipleship and mentoring. DNA groups are for Christians who want to dive deeper into the faith and into each other’s lives. A higher commitment is required.

Contact: Jon Hix (jon@theavechurch.com)

WHY SMALL

GROUPS EXIST 
Small Groups have one, simple purpose—to bring people together.

We believe God created us to live in community with others and only then can we experience the full life He intends for us. We believe life change happens in the context of Relationships.
 
Meaningful relationships can be hard to find, and Small Groups exist to make life-changing

relationships  relevant and accessible to you.
 
"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken."

ECCLESIASTES 4:9-12
 


We believe our church must grow larger and smaller at the same time.
 

We grow larger to reach as many people as possible with the life-giving message of Jesus.

We gather in Small Groups to build community and care for people.


"Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching

and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Messiah."
ACTS 5:42


Small Groups offer people:


1. A Place to connect
"Yes, whatever a person is like, I try to find common ground with him so

that he will let me tell him about Christ and let Christ save him."
1 CORINTHIANS 9:22 TLB

 
We were not made to do life alone. God created us for community, and Small Groups

provide a place to connect with others, share life, and grow in faith together.


2. A Place to protect
"We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So

we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters."
1 JOHN 3:16 NLT

 
It is through life together that our problems become smaller, and God uses others to bring support and encouragement to our lives. Small Groups become a place where others don’t just know your name, but care about what is happening in your life and want to support you in your spiritual journey.

 

2. A Place to GROW
"As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another."
PROVERBS 27:17

 
We believe every person is created with God-given potential to make a difference in the world. Small Groups are a place you can grow with others to become more like Jesus and reach the potential God has put inside you.

 

 

 


WHAT A SMALL GROUP LOOKS LIKE


Your Life is Your Group

 
We are implementing a free market approach to Small Groups. This means we want people to gather together based on the things they enjoy and are important to them. Essentially, the things you are already doing in your life are the things that can make up your Small Group!
 
Free market leaders form their group around their gifts or interests.
 
From sports groups to lunch groups, mom groups to student groups, Bible study groups to creative arts groups, our groups are as varied as we are. All groups fall within one of 10 hubs. Men’s, Women’s, Marriage and Family, Home Groups, Students, Rooted, DNA, Redemption/Restore, Outreach, and Prayer


Inside these hubs you can become even more specific if you desire to.

For example:  Recovery, Jeeps, Golf, Coffee lovers, running, bird watching, etc.

 

 

 


Group Structure

Groups meet throughout the year in three semesters. 
WINTER/SPRING 13 WEEKS | SUMMER 6 WEEKS | FALL 13 WEEKS
 
Groups meet weekly during each semester.
 
Groups meet in a variety of places like homes, parks, restaurants, coffee shops and office buildings.
 
New groups start every semester making it easy to build community and enjoy different types of groups.


 

 


No matter what your group meets about, each meeting

should be made up of four things:

1. CASUAL FELLOWSHIP
Laid back time for group members to talk and get to know each other. 

2. ACTIVITY OR DISCUSSION 
This will vary based on what kind of group you’re leading. It could be an activity like Frisbee or outreach or a discussion about a book or Sunday message. 


3. PRAYER
Ask for prayer requests from group members and pray at the beginning and/or the end of each group meeting.

 

4. SPIRITUAL COMPONENT
This is what differentiates your Small Group from your neighborhood supper club. Whether it’s through activities or discussion, always find a way to include the Word of God. This can be as simple as sharing something God is teaching you with the group or talking about a verse you read that week.

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