Sunday School Small Groups
10 separate groups encompass every age group and stage of life at Garris Chapel. We invite you to get plugged into one of our small groups as we grow in faith and fellowship with one another.
Little Lambs – We start them out young! These are our babies, ages 1 to 2 years old. The Bible’s message is delivered in a creative and simplistic manner that lays a strong foundation that can be built on.
Pre-School – 3 to 5 year olds. This small group is energetic and engaging and designed to reach these young little minds on a relatable level. The curriculum uses arts and crafts, and other hands-on concepts, and is focused on delivering a timely message of God’s love and His call for outreach.
Primary – 1st and 2nd grade. This age group is a very impressionable age group as their personalities are forming and they are developing a new level of independence. The curriculum is designed to encourage that independent thought process and allow the students to grow in this way, all the while being coached and grounded in the word of God.
Middler – 3rd to 5th grade. As they approach Junior High, these students are beginning to explore and develop their own opinions about everything. In this small group, the students are presented with God’s word and encouraged to explore how they can apply His message to their lives.
Junior High – Students who are currently enrolled in Junior High School. Junior High School can be challenging. This small group offers an intimate and uplifting environment where they can learn and grow and be themselves. Openness and honesty is the key with this group, and the curriculum is designed to encourage intimate discussion of their hopes, dreams, fears and failures, all while being grounded in God’s message of love and forgiveness.
High School and College – Students who are currently enrolled in high school and college. This small group aims to help develop the student into a young adult. The focus of this curriculum is to nurture and grow the students through this often awkward stage of life, and to help prepare a strong footing for life after graduation from high school and college.
New Life – 30’s, 40’s and anyone else who would like to join. Many of the folks in this small group have children and work a full time career. This small group is curriculum based and actively engages in meaningful biblical based study and discussion.
Covenant – Mid thirties to late Forties. Most of the students in this small group have children who are in high school or college and work a full time career. This small group generally chooses its own curriculum based on what they decide to focus on and discuss. The discussions are deep and engaging and are centered around personal and communal Christian growth.
Fellowship – Mid forties to mid sixties. This small group is curriculum based and provides the opportunity to apply God’s timeless message to new life changes. Most of the students in this small group are empty nesters and many have grandchildren. This life stage presents many challenges that require a community of believers to encourage faith and spiritual growth. The students in this small group offer an immense knowledge of God’s word and a strong following of Christ’s teachings.
Frances Creech Adult Class – Mid sixties and up. This small group is curriculum based. The students in this small group are the patriarchs and matriarchs of the family. Their wisdom and knowledge of God’s word is strong and the discussions in this small group are focused on how they can apply His message of love, hope and forgiveness to their own lives, as well as being the example to the family they hold together.