Welcome to Groups!



Small groups are a great way to connect with other people at church and have fresh conversations around faith in a small group setting. 
Each small group meets at various times & locations throughout the week and are led by individuals who also want to connect others and grow their faith!
Bring a friend or come by yourself – it will be great either way!

Connect with others and grow your faith


Winter Session: Groups meet Feb 11 – April 20

If you have a personal relationship with Christ, a willingness to facilitate discussion, and a heart for connecting people – you can be a group leader!

Men's spiritual growth and gathering

Men  Group
Leader: Joe Wooden
Location: TJN Classroom off of Lobby
Date & Time: Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00pm

A group striving to improve relationships with God and those in our lives through discussion of weekend messages.


Nickel for Your Thoughts

Men & Women’s Group
Leader: Diane & Pat Nickel
Location: Nickel Home  (Brainerd)
Date & Time: Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm

Meet other people, build relationships, and grow your faith.  Group discussion about the previous Sunday’s message


The truth project

Leader: Mark Filkins
Location: Filkins’ home, Brainerd
Date & Time: Wednesdays 6:30-8pm

A Christian Worldview Video Study



Leader: Alan & Sherry Bock
Location: Bock Home (Pillager)
Date & Time: Sundays 6-8pm beginning 2/18/24.

Study by Brant Hansen, “Unoffendable”. Giving up your “right” to be offended.  Study Guide is approximately $11.  Light refreshments provided.


The Coffee Experience

Men’s Group
Leader: Todd Lyscio
Location: TJN & Online (Conference Room)
Date & Time: Fridays at 8 – 9am
Ongoing Group

An open group for men.  Informal discussion on a variety of topics as they relate to our faith.



Women’s Group
Leader: Chris Geisler
Location: TJN Classroom of off Lobby
Date & Time: Saturdays, 10-11:30am
Women gathering together to discuss the weekend messages, building relationships and community.


Young Adults (Ages 19-29 yrs)

Young Adults Group               Leader: Serra Wenstrand
 Location: TJN
 Date & Time: Thursdays at   6:30pm
 Ongoing Group

The Young Adults group meets once a week to watch a message from The Porch (a young adults ministry based out of Dallas Texas), have some discussion questions, hang out, chat, and maybe play some games!  We also plan some special events like dip night, bowling, beach days, etc.

Band of Mothers

Moms Group
Leader: Bethany Kidrowski
Location: Starbucks
Date & Time: Wednesdays 6:40-7:45
Childcare provided (at TJN)

Being a mom can be hard.  Don’t do it alone!  Let’s get together for connection, friendship, and support.  We will be growing our faith together by going through various studies and books.  This will be an ongoing group (following the school year schedule).

prayer warriors

Open to all – Focus on praying together for our church, community and the world.
Leaders: Glen & Cari Nygard
Location: TJN Conference Room
Date & Time: Wednesdays 6:30-7:30


who you are in christ

We will be discussing various ways people see themselves (their identity) and how in Christ He has given us a brand new identity in Him. Book by Neil Anderson, ” Who I am in Christ” (not required). Sunday, 9-10am, TJN, Open to all, starts Sunday, March 17th.

Prayer Team

Men & Women’s Group
Leader: Patience Filkins
Location: TJN
Date & Time: Thursdays 9:00am
Ongoing Group

Come and pray for our Church and the needs of others.  We meet weekly, but come when you can!


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