Sermon Based Small Groups

“Ponderosa Bible Church’s sermon based small groups exist as a way to foster new relationships and strengthen existing ones while bringing about a more profound and deeper understanding of the faith through studying and revisiting the previous Sunday’s message.”

What is a Sermon Based Small Group?

In short, the answer is simple, “A sermon based small group is arranged in such a way that the fellowship of the people and the learning of the individuals is centered around the discussion and life application of the Pastor’s message.”

What Are We Striving to Accomplish Through Sermon Based Small Groups?

Through our Sermon Based Small Group Ministry everything we are desiring to accomplish is centered around the study of God’s word and a tighter fellowship with one another in the Church. As we meet in Sermon Based Small Groups these things will become a part of our lives in the following ways:
  1. A Better and deeper understanding of the word of God
  2. More enhanced application of the Sunday sermon to the listener’s life
  3. More discussion over the Sunday teaching
  4. Deeper and genuine growth of relationships within the Church

 What Does a Sermon Based Small Group Look Like?

        Sermon Based Small Groups meet throughout the week at different times and run for 3 eight week modules a year. The Summers are taken off in order to allow for the Church to do different activities and ministries (Such as Vacation Bible School, Women and Men’s Bible Studies, Conferences, etc.), and to allow leaders who may want to lead another module, time to rest. As our Sermon Based Small Group ministry grows there may be options for shorter Summer modules lasting six weeks instead of eight.
Each leader is encouraged while leading a small group to be creative in the way that they lead their small groups while maintaining the core fundamentals of Fellowship, Prayer, and Discussion. While most Small Groups focus on materials approved by the Church leaders to be taught and studied by facilitators and teacher, Ponderosa Bible Church’s Sermon Based Small Groups are based off of the Study Guide Provided in the Sunday Morning fellowship. In this way the teaching presented by the Pastor on Sunday Morning is reinforced throughout the week through small group fellowship and real life application can be drawn out.

 Where can I get a Study Guide or a Leader Guide?

       Everyone has access to our Study guides as they will be posted weekly right here! So, if for some reason you were not able to obtain a Study Guide in the morning service, or you’re a new small group leader and are wondering where to get a leader guide, they can be found right here where you can download them and print them as needed.
* For a Sunday Morning Study Guide click here.
* For a small Group Leader Guide, click here.