We are not meant to do life alone…

Developing meaningful relationships in a big church can be difficult. Smaller groups can nurture deeper connections. Our small groups are usually 8-12 people who meet together regularly with the purpose of doing life together, growing in our faith and loving other. These groups encourage us to live out the Great Commandment and Great Commission.

The fellowship of the church is part of God’s good news to men.  It imparts to the gospel one of its most thrilling notes – that when Christ saves a man he not only saves him from his sin, he saves him from his solitude.” – Frank Colquhoun

If you are interested in joining a small group, please check out our current groups below. They can be filtered by location, and will have a current status. Fill out the form for the group(s) you are interested in and we will be in touch.

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Small Groups
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2019-09-05T19:24:37+00:00

Young Married’s Small Group

STATUS: Open


We are Greg and Tracey Steffens and we open our home primarily on Monday evenings (or sometimes whatever the group decides works best with work schedules!) from 7:00-8:30. We meet in the South Barrie, but alternate the location with one of the couples in Southwest Barrie.We have focussed primarily on a marriage study in the past. This fall we will also incorporate the church Discipleship study! If you’re newly married and would like to plug in with us, we have room for 2 more couples! Unfortunately, we don’t have childcare available.


2019-09-05T19:26:49+00:00

Angus Small Group for Women

STATUS: Open


Hello! I’m Mary Lee Fuentes. This fall our ladies’ small group will be studying Priscilla Shirer’s video series and Bible study, “One in a Million.” If you haven’t heard her, she’s inspiring with strong Biblical teaching! In this study she will encourage us to move beyond average Christian living and learn to understand the daily experience of God’s presence. We meet on Monday mornings from 9:30-11:30, starting Sept. 9th, in the Angus area. We’ve room for 2 more ladies. We’d love to have you join us!


2019-09-05T19:27:49+00:00

Fabulous Roisin Sunday Afternoon Group

STATUS: Open


Hello! We are Fabian and Sarah Roisin and we have a mixed group of friends who meet every other Sunday afternoon from 3:00-5:00 in the Thornton area starting Sept 8th. Mostly young families, all the kids stay in our basement with babysitters while the adults share life, mature spiritually and pray together. We will be participating in the Discipleship Study this fall. We presently have a large group of 6 couples with 13 kids. We may add one more couple, however are maxed out for children!


2019-09-05T19:28:16+00:00

Young Adult Men’s Group

STATUS: Open


Hi! I’m Austin Paul and I facilitate a small group of young single men in west Barrie, not too far from the church. We meet on Monday evenings at 7:00 and plan to follow the fall Discipleship series as we think there’s great value in doing something other groups in the church are doing, and tracking with them. We have about seven in our small group now, so there is lots of room for new guys to join us! Let us know!


2019-09-17T17:57:14+00:00

McIntosh Small Group

Status: Open

We are a mixed group of 30-70 year olds who want to passionately follow Jesus Christ! The facilitation is shared among the men, meeting weekly on Tuesdays from 6:45 – 9:00 pm, except the second Tuesday of the month. We will be meeting in Central Barrie area each week. We will be doing the Discipleship study this fall – and are happy to welcome new members!


2019-09-05T19:28:46+00:00

Schwartz South End

STATUS: Open


We are David and Martha Schwartz. Presently we are a group of six people of different ages and life stages! We meet in the south end of Barrie on the 2nd and 4th Mondayof each month from 7-9 pm. In our group, we rotate host homes among the group and whoever is the host for the evening also facilitates our small group meeting. We have room for four more people.


2019-09-16T18:19:23+00:00

South Barrie Ladies Group

STATUS: Open


Hello! I’m Carole Germaine and I organize our South Barrie Ladies Group. We are a group of women who meet every other Wednesday either by Tyndale Park or the Holly Rec Centre at 6:30 pm throughout the entire year. Together, we choose the next topic/ study and in the past have done video series, book studies or topical studies. We take turns facilitating as we believe our variety of ages, stages, and life experiences allows each of us to bring unique perspectives and love growing together! This fall we will be studying “Jonah” by Priscilla Shirer. Unfortunately, we do not have babysitting as a part of our group.


2019-09-05T19:29:48+00:00

Beerman Small Group

STATUS: Open


Mikhaela and Aaron here! Though we are still working on an evening as a group, it looks like we might be meeting two Wednesdays a month! When we first meet this year, we will try and figure out two days a month we can meet. We rotate where our small group takes place. Our area ranges from Minesing, to Horseshoe to North Barrie. We’re all around the same age (late 20’s, early 30s) who have been married within the last 3 years. We’d be happy to have 1-2 more couples join us.


2019-09-05T19:30:16+00:00

McCarthy Small Group

STATUS: Open


Hi! We are Mike and Margie McCarthy and we are beginning a new Small Group at Emmanuel this fall! We are doing the Fall Discipleship series and would love to have you join us. We live in the northwest part of Barrie and will do a Thursday evening study from 7:00-9:00. All ages and life stages are welcome. The only requirement is a desire to grow in Jesus, to get to know Him and others better. We have room for 10-12 people! Who wants to go on this adventure with us?


2019-09-05T19:31:03+00:00

Hoover Small Group

STATUS: Open


Hi! We are Neil and Sonja Hoover. We are just beginning a new Small Group at Emmanuel this fall! We will follow the Fall Discipleship study! We live in northwest Barrie and will facilitate this small group on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm. All ages and life stages are welcome! We have room for 10-12 people, so if this works for you, please join us!


2019-09-05T19:32:09+00:00

Nelson Small Group

STATUS: Open


Hello there! We are Phil and Wendy Nelson and our group is a couples community studying the Word of God and sharing lives together.  We meet in the South end (Allendale area) on Thursday evenings at 7:30. We have room for 6 more people! If you are interested, we’d love to meet you and do life with you as well!


2019-09-05T19:35:22+00:00

Year-round Men’s Bible Study

STATUS: Open


Recognizing that we need the support and guidance of fellow believers during the summer months (iron sharpens iron), we have been getting together on Wednesday nights from 7:00-8:30 at Emmanuel throughout spring/summer. We have been studying 2 Peter and are now into Jude. We have a wide variety of ages and familiarity with scripture. We alternate leading the study. In the fall, however, we will be transitioning this group into the regular Wednesday night Men’s Bible Study in the Sanctuary at Emmanuel, beginning September 18. Next spring after the regular program concludes, we hope to start up again. We welcome all who want to come out, but we hope you will join us in the larger men’s group starting soon!


2019-09-05T19:33:58+00:00

Benjamin Small Group

STATUS: Open


We are Derek and Marcia Benjamin and we facilitate a small group every week on Sundays from 7pm – 9pm. We rotate between two homes, co-hosted and co-lead by Holmes and Benjamins. We meet in either the Snow Valley area or in the Dalston area near Midhurst. Sometimes we include the teen kids of the families for a family Bible study if there are interesting or challenging topics! This fall we will be studying the book of Revelation. We have room for new participants to join us!


2019-09-05T19:34:48+00:00

Downtown Men’s Bible Study

STATUS: Open


Facilitated by Fred Neufeld and Scott Pearson, a new Bible study will be starting in the fall on the Book of Mark downtown! We’ve been doing this for several years at Salvation Army Bayside Mission, but this year necessitated a switch in meetings to Mondays from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, beginning September 9thwhere we will be meeting in a new facility. Although we are continuing to target those less-fortunate who live downtown, all men are welcome.  Please indicate your interest here and either Fred or Scott will be in contact with you!


2019-09-05T19:36:29+00:00

Young Adult Women’s Group (Mudde)

STATUS: Open


Hi! I’m Sarah Mudde and I facilitate this young women’s evening together! We are a group of young ladies who are passionate about following Christ and living out His Truth. We dig deep into God’s Word, challenging and encouraging one another.  Our goal is to live in community with one another by supporting one another, serving together and building relationships through fun community nights! We love to eat together, laugh together and do life together! Come join us!


2019-09-05T19:37:05+00:00

Thornton Women’s Group

STATUS: Open


Hello! My name is Erin and I am running a women’s Bible study at my home in Thornton this fall. Our group meets Monday afternoons from 1:00 to 2:30. We are currently working through a study of Exodus by Jen Wilkin, and plan to study Joshua in the spring. We meet during school hours so unfortunately do not have space available for children. We have room for any woman who would like to join! Our group currently consists of moms with elementary aged children, but women of all ages are welcome as we value a multigenerational approach to learning!


2019-09-05T19:38:25+00:00

Luke’s Friday Nighters’

Status: OPEN

Luke” is the cat who provides the entertainment for our small group! We are Bev and Pam Cope and we lead the group who meets at Luke’s home, Friday’s at 7:00.  We are located in the south end of Barrie near the church. Singles and couples are welcome! We are men and women who are not quite seniors and have no children or no children living at home. Some of us also like to go out to eat together and play games! We are open to anyone who’d like to join us with space for 2-3 more people! Unfortunately, we have no arrangements for children.


2019-09-13T16:28:43+00:00

Cookstown Small Group

STATUS: NOW FULL


Hi! We are Keith and Val Wardlaw and we are beginning a brand-new Small Group this fall in the Cookstown area. We are doing the Fall Discipleship series with all ages and life stages – from the young and happy-go-lucky to seasoned souls; single or married!


 

2019-09-05T19:37:40+00:00

Women’s Precept Bible Study

Status: OPEN

Shawn Hadigate leads this Bible Study at Emmanuel on Tuesdays from 12:00-3:00. New participants are welcome! This fall we are doing a study on Kings (Manasseh) and the next one will be on the book of Romans. We will start on Sept 17 and will go all year. Women’s Precept Bible study is in the bulletin for Fall registration. See the sign-up page! We’d love to have you!


2019-09-05T14:49:54+00:00

Penrice Small Group

STATUS: Full


Hi, we are Jeff and Lori Penrice and we love to study God’s Word and pray with others! We strive to make our small group a safe place to grow in Christ and build relationships with others.  We meet on Thursday evenings @ 7:00 in Southwest Barrie and are a mixed group with both singles and couples. We are looking forward to seeing what God will do through the Discipleship study!

2019-09-05T14:47:45+00:00

Young Women’s Discipleship Group

STATUS: Full


Hi I’m Tracey Steffens and I have been involved in mentoring a small (2-3) young women’s discipleship group for the past year. We are disciples who are learning to make disciples! We share what God has been teaching us weekly in our personal devotions, study a book of the Bible together, pray for one another and ask God to lead us to others whom we may disciple in the months ahead.