Lakeside Baptist Church

Growth Groups

What is a Growth Group?

A Growth Groups are relational Bible study groups that meet regularly to share, study, and support one another.

Why Growth Groups?

Our desire is to see people connected to God and to one another in the Body of Christ. Building real connections with each other centred on fellowship with God goes beyond participating the weekly worship service. Real connections are developed as people engage with each other in meaningful relationships. People grow as they learn from God’s word and apply it in their lives. Growth groups provide an important context for people to grow together in living out the implications of the Word.

When and Where Do the Groups Meet?

Growth Groups meet at various times and at various locations throughout the week/month.  The groups that meet following the Worship Service on Sunday have the benefit of Sunday School classes and child-care for their children.

What is the Required Commitment?

Joining a Growth Group requires a commitment to regular participation.  Obviously, allowances are made for sickness, vacation, work conflicts and other special events, but to get the most out of the study you really need to be present each week and to do the homework. This commitment is the key to a strong Growth Group and to getting the most out of the study.

What Will We Study?

Each session there are new Bible studies/groups to choose from. Choose a study group that piques your interest and one you hope will help your life.


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SPRING 2015 

Leaders: Mark and Debra Fugit
Meets: Sundays following the Worship Service
Location: Church
Youth/Child Classes and Care available
This is a class tailored for married couples and singles planning to be married. We will go through the DVD series from the book, Love And Respect by Emerson Eggrichs, which is based on Ephesians 5:33. This series reveals the power of unconditional love and respect and how husbands and wives can reap the benefits of marriage that God intended.  Please purchase one Small Group Discussion Guide per person ($10), available through the church.

Leader: Fred Berish
Meets: Sundays following the Worship Service
Location: Church
Youth/Child Classes and Care available
We live in a world with much religion without a change in the way we believe.  In this study, we will be taking a journey through the Bible and look at several of God’s children.  Through the Word of God, the goal is to discover what it means to “walk in the Spirit” and develop a real thirst for our Savior Jesus Christ.

Leader: Debbie Marko
Meets: Sundays following the Worship Service
Location: Church
Youth/Child Classes and Care available
Are you tired, stressed, discouraged? Are you worried about the future? The right attitude can invigorate the spirit, relieve stress, and produce joy. With this study of Matthew 5:3–12, you’ll discover the Beatitudes—the attitudes you need so you can be the happy, Christlike Christian God wants you to be.  Please purchase one study guide per person ($10), available through the church.

Leader: Terry and Robin Porter
Meets: Sundays @ 9:00a
Location: Donutsville, 8275 W Lake Pleasant Pkwy, Peoria, AZ 85382
This study on the Ten Commandments is geared for single adults (18-30).

Leader: Pastor Dave Crichton
Meets: Wednesdays @ 7-8p
Location: Church
Child Care/Classes (Awana Club) available
A verse-by-verse study through Epistle of James.

Leader: Beth Ellis
Meets: First Mondays @ 7-8p
Location: Starbucks (83rd & Bell Rd)
Child care not available
This women’s group is studying the lives of various women found in the Bible.

Leader: Pastor Dave Crichton
Meets: First & Third Tuesdays @ 8-9a
Fourth Wednesdays @ 11a-12:00p
Child care not available
This men’s study focuses on the wisdom made practical for everyday living found in the book of Proverbs.