Classes • Bible Studies • Support Groups

During the school year we offer classes, support groups and Bible studies on Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in order to give you an opportunity to learn and apply the truths of the Bible. Whether it’s a Bible study of a particular passage or book, a class about spiritual disciplines or a group that helps people find freedom from pain and suffering, there is always a chance for you to connect and grow with us.


When you receive a cancer diagnosis your world is never the same. We are a group of fighters, survivors, and caregivers meeting up once a month to encourage, support, and offer comfort during your journey. No two stories are exactly the same, but who better understands than one who has experienced a similar situation? This group is for cancer patients currently in treatment, those in remission, and their caregivers.

  • Led by Liz Banwart, Lori Brock & Vicki Earhart
  • Meets the 1st Sunday of every month at 10:45am and the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:45pm. You can choose which time works best for you.


Divorce Care provides a safe community to share your story while healing from the pain of divorce. You will meet others who understand what you are feeling and who can offer encouragement and accountability. You may join this group at any time.

  • Led by Randy Cornell & Gina Funderburgh
  • Sunday Morning at 9:15am, begins September 10
  • Class Length: 13 weeks
  • Book Cost: None
Watch a video about Divorce Care


Grieving the loss of a loved one is one of life’s most difficult experiences and it is not something you should have to go through alone. Grief Share provides a safe community where group members can share their experiences while you go through the grieving and recovery process. Each week you will watch a video featuring leading experts on grief recovery topics, have time for small group discussions and you will receive a workbook for journaling and personal study exercises. You may join at any time. Contact Cindy at 417-673-0090 for more information.

  • Led by Cindy Cutler & Dan Toney
  • Wednesday Night at 6:30pm, begins September 6
  • Class Length: 13 weeks
  • Book Cost: $20


Mom's Connection is a place for moms to connect through Jesus. Beautiful mess: Seeking Jesus, Finding Beauty Faith, life, and mothering is all a beautiful mess. One moment is filled with miraculous beauty and the next is hard and messy. It requires every ounce of our energy—physical, mental, emotional, and so many prayers for discernment and help. No matter the season, it can all feel like a lot. Through all the ups and downs, what we want most are clear and easy instructions for how to get through. But what we need is the stable anchor of Jesus. What if we chose to lean into our questions, looking to God for the answers? What if we took all of our messy curiosity about why and when and how and found our confidence in the beautiful truth and authority of who God is and what he says? It may not seem to immediately solve our day-to-day struggles, but it just might help us to come through the mess a little stronger, a little more hopeful, a little more secure and confident of God and his goodness on the other side.

  • Led by Kathy Whelan, Erin Taylor and Jenny Short
  • Tuesday at 9:00am, begins January 16
  • Book Cost: $20


This is open to those dealing with drug and alcohol addiction, anger management, food addictions, sexual addictions, and relationship addictions. Friends and family of the recovery person are welcome to attend. The Recovery Program is built on the Bible and the 12 Steps of AA. They meet on Tuesday evenings, year round, at 6:30pm. For more information contact Cindy at the Counseling Center 417-673-0090.

  • Led by Dennis Hounshell and Lay Leaders
  • Tuesday at 6:30pm, year round
  • Student Ministry Center East
  • Book Cost: None


Rooted is an 11-week small group experience where you will explore the Bible, engage in experiences, share stories, and practice the rhythms essential to a healthy spiritual life. We think of Rooted as an on-ramp to Small Groups so we strongly advise that you begin with Rooted before joining an open Small Group. GROUPS WILL BEGIN SEPTEMBER 10. For more information visit


This class is designed as a place for parents to talk about the highs and lows of parenting a child with special needs, while building community with other parents who understand.

  • Sunday Morning at 10:45am, begins September 10
  • Class Length: Ongoing
  • Book Cost: None


This class will focus on who Jesus is and how to experience Him in your daily life through an exploration of the church’s faith values of Know, Grow, and Go. These values flow from our mission to prepare God’s people for completeness in Jesus. As a class, we will talk about knowing Jesus personally, following Him as our Lord, growing in our experience with Him, and living out our faith each day so others can see His presence and power in our lives.

  • Led by Scott Ensminger, Peter Buckland & Jim Dalrymple
  • Sunday Morning at 9:15am, begins September 10
  • Class Length: 9 weeks
  • Book Cost: None


This class is a traditional Sunday school class. They meet continuously throughout the year to discuss and study through a book of the Bible together. The next book they will study is Jude. You may join this class at any time.

  • Led by Rick Keller
  • Sunday Morning at 9:15am
  • Class Length: Ongoing
  • Book Cost: None


When a parent loses a child, you are faced with the reality of many years ahead of you before you are reunited with that child in Heaven. As you face those seemingly interminable years, we have some choices to make… Are you going to abandon or apply your faith? Are you going to allow grief to make you bitter, or allow God to use grief to make you better? These, and many more questions, are discussed at the While We're Waiting support groups. Here you'll find other parents who have gone through the same life-altering moment of losing a child. Here you'll find others who have found hope on the other side.

  • Led by Ward and Tanya Thomas
  • The first Thursday of the month at 6:30pm, year round

Classes Podcast

We record a few of our Wednesday night and Sunday morning classes. Visit our Podcasts page to listen to classes we’ve recorded.