LIFE GROUPS

Christian community in a small group is a powerful way to experience belonging and authentic community. We want Quest to be a place where no one stands alone, but are connected and growing together.


WHAT'S A LIFE GROUP?
Life Groups form around a common interest to spiritually grow together. Groups:

  • Share an interest or passion
  • Engage Scripture and prayer
  • Meet 2-4x a month in any location
  • Are led by a trained leader
  • Commit to the Open Chair Policy
  • Have 7-12 people

WHAT DOES A COMMON INTEREST GROUP LOOK LIKE?
Groups form around a common interest or passion but always include some elements of Scripture and prayer that aim people at Jesus. Common interests include walking, fitness, hunting, scrapbooking, fishing, cooking, Bible study, book study, entrepreneurship, cosplay, board games, accountability - you name it! Groups can form around just about anything that wouldn’t make Jesus grumpy. Groups can be co-ed or single sex, multigenerational or age specific, teens or adults, etc. Groups can meet anywhere!

WHO CAN LEAD A LIFE GROUP?
Life Groups can be led by anyone who’s an active part of Quest Church and receives Life Group training from the Director of Discipleship. Leaders are typically recruited in late summer and early fall. If you’re curious about being a Life Group Leader, contact Angel Taylor (angel@questwired.com) or Pastor Casey (casey@questwired.com).

WHAT'S THE TIME COMMITMENT?
Groups commit to being together October 1 through May 1. Groups should meet 2-4x each month (so weekly or biweekly). But there’s nothing stopping you from being in more than one group!

WHAT'S THE OPEN CHAIR POLICY?
The Open Chair Policy encourages Life Groups to always have “an open chair” for new people and actively invite others to join in. However, groups should not grow beyond 12 people.

WHEN CAN I SIGN UP?
Registration begins in September but if you’re interested in leading a Life Group, contact us now! New people can sign up anytime between October 1 and May 1.



Current 2021-2022 Life Groups

Ladies Life Group

Meets 1st  and 3rd Wednesday each month, 10am-noon

Location: Quest Church

Duration: November- May


Description: In addition to studying the Bible @ Quest, this group will gather periodically at places like Homer Lake, Curtis Orchard and local music events.  We will partner to serve the community through organizations such as Cunningham Children’s Home’s Encouragement Campaign. We’ll place importance on supporting each other through prayer and care as we journey through life. There is room for you!


Contact:

Donna Battershell

donna.b56@outlook.com

217-328-1445

 

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Reading Club Small Group

Time: TBD

Location: Will begin on Zoom; possibly in person as weather and group participants determine.

Duration: November-May

 

Description: We will gather together for biweekly discussions as we select fictional books to read as a group. We’ll discuss, relate the books to life lessons and the Christian faith. There will be no prescribed book list; our group will decide together based on the interests of the group. Books will not be too lengthy to read within one month, will vary by genre and any title can be vetoed by the group. We can get creative, have fun and dig into some great discussion over great books!

 

Contact:

Bob Heren

rheren@gmail.com

217-328-1445

 

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Collective

Time: Mondays, 7-8pm

Location: Online, The Taylor Home, Quest Church, Coffee Houses

Group Duration: November-May

Format: Bi-weekly, discussion

 

Description: Have you ever wondered how you’re wired? What your strengths are? How you relate best with others and struggle to relate with others? Have you ever wondered why your personality shifts when you’re under pressure and how you could work to change relationships and situations if you better understood yourself? This group will start with an exploration of the enneagram, move into spiritual gifts, leadership strengths and conflict resolution styles. Along with these inventories and discussions, we’ll spend time in Scripture and prayer. Every 4-6 weeks, the group will do a social activity together, just for fun!

 

Contact: 

Angel Taylor

angel@questwired.com

217-328-1445

 

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Biscuits and Bible

Time: Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00am

Location: Urbana Cracker Barrel

Group Duration: November-May

Format: Weekly, discussion

 

Description: Men. Men eating breakfast. Men reading the Bible. Men talking about the Bible while they eat breakfast. Join Pastor Casey and other men once a week before your day begins to read and discuss one chapter of the Bible.

 

Contact:

Casey Taylor

casey@questwired.com

217-328-1445

 

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Sunday Night Hub

Time: 1st and 3rd Sundays, 6-8pm

Location: church fellowship hall

Group Duration: November-May

Format: Biweekly, discussion, meal

 

Description: Circle up! We’ll gather at round tables at the church for food and conversation about Christian faith, starting with a four-session focus on Christian community. Open to everyone 18+. Childcare available upon request. Led by Casey and Angel Taylor.

 

Contact:

Casey Taylor

casey@questwired.com


217-328-1445