Engage in meaningful relationships by doing life together. Be a part of each others lives, fellowships, and be on mission together. It is in the context of these groups that genuine community and growth begins to happen.
Are you looking for a way to get connected with other people in our church? If you want to grow in your relationship with Jesus and take the next steps, you need people surrounding you to encourage you, challenge you, and be there for you. Groups are a great opportunity for you to get connected with our church and take your relationship with God to the next level!
Groups are all about people taking next steps together. Some of our groups meet every week, some every other week. At each meeting you will have a leader that leads the discussion and offers up questions for the group to answer. The goal for all of your group meetings is to identify your next step and encourage each other in taking next steps.
We offer groups for: Student's, Men & Women, Married Couples, Coed, & College.
Personal Safety & Awareness TrainingSaturdays in Baxter, Jan. 14 & 21 at 6:15pmSundays in Aitkin, Feb. 5 & 12 at 2:00pmLeaders: Dale Walz & Paul BruggmanNo children under 13This two-week training, each 1.5 hours, will discuss how to best secure your home to make it safe, various ways to stay safe in public, and how to respond/react in a hostile confrontation. The training will include appropriate biblical references for the various topics including securing your home, danger signs to watch for in public, travel safety, parking lot safety, cell phone security, and much more.
Winter Outdoor ActivitiesJan. 15 & 29, Feb. 4, 12 & 26 at 2:00pmLeader: Joanna ChristensenLocation: Baxter Campus Parking LotAdults, max 15, kids welcome with parentsJoin us for a great time to get out and enjoy God’s creation and fellowship with others. Depending on the weather and interests, activities could include: Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Ice Skating, Broom Ball games (no equipment needed, you can rent if necessary). Stop by the table and sign up and select activities you would be interested in.
If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the BoatThursdays, 6:30pm, starts Jan. 12 for 10 weeksLeaders: Tony & Karen NelsonLocation: Nelson’s homeAdults only, max 12You’re One Step Away from the Adventure of Your Life. Deep within you lies the same faith and longing that sent Peter walking across the wind-swept Sea of Galilee toward Jesus. The choice is yours to know Him as only a water-walker can, aligning yourself with God’s purpose for your life in the process. There is just one requirement: If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat.
Lifestyle Change ProgramThursdays, 1:30 - 3:00 pm, starts Jan. 12Leaders: Shanna Perez-Davis & Krystal EfterfieldLocation: TJN Baxter CampusAdults, max 25Learn how to create a healthier lifestyle and prevent diabetes in a 22-session diabetes prevention program. Groups will meet with a trained instructor to help participants lose weight, eat healthier and increase physical activity. There will be 16 sessions offered over six months, and 6 monthly follow-up sessions for the remainder of the year. All materials are provided free of cost.
The Circle MakerMondays, 5:00pm, starts Jan. 9 for 4 weeks Leader: Emily LeClaireLocation: Emily’s HomeSingle women, kids welcomed, max 10 We will meet for a potluck meal and fellowship as we study a 4-week DVD series on prayer. Drawing prayer circles around our dreams isn’t just a mechanism where we accomplish great things for God. It’s a mechanism where God accomplishes great things in us.
JavaThursdays, 11:00am, starts Jan. 12 for 6 weeksLeader: Pastor Lynfield HinesLocation: The Beanery in AitkinAdult men onlyJoin me at the Beanery and I will buy your java as we spend time discussing your questions about the weekly message. I am looking forward to getting to know you better as well as growing deeper in our understanding of God.
Plan BWednesdays, 6:30 - 8:00pm, starts Jan. 11Leader: Quinn Nystrom Location: Quinn’s HomeFor young women (22-35), max 8A New Year has come and sometimes we’re frustrated with what our life hasn’t materialized into. Join this study as we look into what we do as Christians when God doesn’t show up the way we had hoped.
Faith & FitnessSaturdays, 8:30am, starts Jan. 14 for 6 weeksLeader: Shanna Perez-DavisLocation: Baxter Campus LobbyThis group will help you build physical and spiritual strength! We will learn why we should care for our bodies, how to eat clean, portion control, and work out! Wear workout clothes, tennis shoes, and bring your water bottle.
Living SingleSaturdays, 6:30pm, starts Jan. 14 for 8 weeksLeader: Jason MeehanLocation: Baxter CampusAdults only, max 15Do you feel forgotten by God in your singleness? This eight-session course will help you wrestle with the struggles, challenges, and joys of being single. It discusses how to enjoy being single in a couples’ world, reviews the benefits of being single, and considers how singles can embrace and overcome the challenges they face.
Sewers of Love2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 9:00am - 2:30pm, starting Jan.11 thru April 26Leader: Dawn BruggmanLocation: Aitkin CampusWomen, children old enough to cut or iron may attend with an adult.We will be sewing dresses for the Marengo Orphanage in Tanzania, Africa. Attendees will need to bring their sewing machine and sewing supplies. If you don’t have a sewing machine and still want to help, we always need willing hands to cut and iron. Other materials and supplies will be provided. Please bring a lunch.
Life’s Healing ChoicesTuesdays, 6:30pm, starts Jan. 10 for 8 weeksLeader: Brian WoitallaLocation: Aitkin CampusAdults onlyWe’ve all been hurt by other people, we’ve hurt ourselves, and we’ve hurt others. As a result, every single one of us ends up with some sort of hurt, hang-up, or habit. Life’s Healing Choices offers freedom and a promise of true happiness and life transformation. You too will find God’s pathway to wholeness, growth, spiritual maturity, happiness, and healing.
The Truth ProjectSundays, 6:00 - 8:00pm, starts Jan. 15 Leaders: Gary & Janet BradfordLocation: Bradford homeAdults only, max 8We will watch the Truth Project video series, and have a discussion and refreshments.
Fellowship Dinner GroupsOnce a month, 6:30 - 8:30pm, date set by hostLeader: Janet BradfordLocation: Home of the host each monthAdults only, max 8 Come for a great time of fellowship. These dinner groups consist of singles & couples who take turns hosting once a month in their home. The host prepares the main dish and others sign up to bring salads, vegetables or desserts.
A Circle of QuietSundays, 6:00pm, starts Jan. 15 for 6 weeksLeaders: Dawn Hines & Andrea PoolLocation: Aitkin CampusAdult women, max 12We will look at what it means to be present in every moment of our hectic, loud and busy lives as we go through the book “Present over Perfect” by Shauna Niequist and enjoy fellowship, food and good conversation.
Family Game NightSaturdays, 6:30pm, starts Jan. 14 for 6 weeksLeaders: Matt & Adrienne HurdLocation: Aitkin CampusFamily FriendlyJoin us for a short devotion, snacks, and games. You can bring some of your favorite family games to play or come play ours. No video games, please. Everyone is welcome, all ages, families or individuals.
Serve Together at Ruby’s Pantry Second Tuesday every month, 9:00am - 1:30pmLeader: Bill DianLocation: Brainerd ArmoryAdults only, no maxGet connected, meet new people and help serve our community through TJN and Ruby’s Pantry.
Senior PotluckFirst Tuesday of every month, 11:30am, Feb. 7Leaders: Wilma Anderson & Janet BradfordLocation: Aitkin Campus Multi-purpose RoomOpen to all seniorsBring a dish to share and join in fellowship with other seniors in the Aitkin area. A short devotion will be shared.
5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t QuitWednesdays, 6:20 - 7:20pm, starts January 11 for 6 weeksLeaders: Melinda Lanham & Jenni PearsonLocation: Arby’s RestaurantAdult women, max 12Have you ever gotten to the place where you just couldn’t take it anymore? Dreams. Programs. Jobs. Relationships. There are so many different areas where we feel like calling it quits. With God’s help, you can discover five habits to help you keep going no matter what struggles may come your way.
Serve together at the Soup KitchenFirst Friday every month, 4:45 - 6:30pmLeader: Bill DianLocation: Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen, 923 Oak Street, BrainerdAdults only, max 3Get connected, meet new people and help serve our community through serving at the Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen. We will meet the first Friday of every month at 4:45pm. We will have a short devotion and then begin to prepare dinner service for the evening.
Men’s Morning Devotions & PrayerTuesdays, 7:00am, starts Jan. 10Leader: Dave HaganLocation: TJN Aitkin CampusAdults only, max 12Using Daily Bread as a springboard, we will enjoy fellowship around God’s Word and spend time in prayer. Contact Dave Hagen for more information at (218) 927-6050.
Death to SelfieTuesdays, 6:30pm, starts Jan. 10 for 5 weeksLeader: Katie LeClaireLocation: Katie’s homeSingle women, no kidsWe will watch the five-week sermon series #Deathtoselfie with Pastor Steven Furtick, discuss the message, and enjoy some baked goodies and hot chocolate.
Mugs & MuffinsThird Saturday of every month, 10:00 - 11:30amLeader: Susan AlbertLocation: TJN Adult Ed RoomWomen 18 years and older, no maxBring your favorite mug and enjoy fellowship, encouragement and a breakfast treat. A special speaker from The Journey North will share her faith journey each time we meet together.
Solo SistersMondays, 6:30pm, starts Jan. 16 for 6 weeksLeader: Kathy HallLocation: Kathy’s homeFor single, divorced & widowed ladies, max 12We will discuss the Sunday message and pray together for our needs. We will have a potluck on our last night. A great opportunity to build friendships and support one another.
Authentic ManhoodSundays, 5:00pm, starts Feb. 5 for 6 weeksLeader: Matt Davis & Greg LarsonLocation: TJNAdult men onlyThis is a group and study to help men be who God intends them to be. We will be studying “33 The Series, Volume 4,” watching a short video, following along with a workbook, and breaking into small discussion groups.
A Guide to GodThursdays, 2:00pm, starts Jan. 12 for 6 weeksLeader: Vicki FremlingLocation: Aicota Assisted LivingAdult women only, max 10What do you think about God? Is He just an impersonal force? A higher power? Where is He when things don’t make sense? Why does it sometimes seem like He doesn’t intervene? Let’s explore what the Bible tells us about God. This study will help you decide for yourself who God is and how He interacts with His people.
Hand & Foot Card NightFridays, 6:30pm, starts Jan. 13 for 6 weeksLeaders: Jeff & Lisa YoungLocation: Young’s Home12 adults & kids welcomeJoin us for a fun night of playing cards, lots of laughs and snacks. The game is easy to learn and fun for all!
Every group is different, but most groups will meet for 4-6 consecutive weeks and take a break once they finish their current group study.
Groups meet in homes and meet at different times. We will help you find a group that is near you and works with your schedule.
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