Grow Together

Looking to discuss the sermon with others?

Join the weekly sermon discussion group led by Pastor Phil, Wednesdays at 6:30PM in the Chapel.

Childcare is provided with pre-registration.

Groups are where we grow in our faith together while building meaningful relationships. There’s a place for you here!

Fill out the Group Interest Form so we can help you find a group that’s right for you:

ROOTED Experience

ROOTED is a 10-week small group experience where you’ll pursue rhythms (found in Acts 2) essential to a healthy spiritual life such as: studying God’s Word, prayer, worship, generosity, service, and sharing the Gospel.

Wherever you are on your faith journey, ROOTED will facilitate new encounters with God, His Word, and the purpose He has for your life.

Our next session begins April 11, 2023: 

Life Groups

A Life Group is a small group of people intentionally seeking spiritual growth through ongoing community with others.  Intentional discipleship, accountability, and care for one another’s needs are key aspects of a Life Group.   

Life Groups typically meet in a home to study the Bible, pray, and offer support as we grow closer to God and each other.   

Interested in becoming a Life Group leader? 

Equipping Classes

Equipping Classes meet for a season to pursue a specific topic, study, or activity to equip you with the tools you need in this ever-changing world. They’re a great way to build community as you connect, learn, and grow with others. Join anytime!  

Interested in leading an Equipping Class or have any questions? Email

Click below for additional connection and growth opportunities:

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Multiethnic Conversations Experience (Men & Women)

January 22 – March 26

The MEC Experience is a 10-week journey where individuals who are a part of our MCC faith family meet together every week in small groups to share personal stories, discuss learning, ask questions, and pursue growth. Each week consists of daily readings for introspection, exposure to different stimulus material, and a 90 minute facilitated group gathering. There will also be opportunities to participate in activities and experiences as a group. Register here.

Registration closes on January 18th.


9am – 10:30am, MCC Chapel

Group Leader:
Tina Ellis

Lensges Life Group

September 18 – December 18 (Weekly)

Life group for couples with older kids or kids that are out of the house.  

Register here

9:30 – 11am, Room 29



Grow In Faith (Women)

We are a group of women who meet to study God’s Word and do life together. As a group, we pick our studies that help us grow in our faith.

9:30am – 11:30am, Garden Room

Group Leader:
Alice Jessup

Truth Seekers (Men and Women)

We meet weekly to deepen our knowledge of God – his attributes and how he works — to better enable us to explain what we believe and why we believe it to an increasingly secular culture.  

Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm, Room 31

Group Leader:
Rick Schilling



Promise Keepers (Men)

We are men who encourage one another to keep their promises in the context of their family, church and community. Promise Keepers is dedicated to calling men into the ongoing process of godliness. When we reach men, we reach families. Meeting mostly via Zoom

6:00am – 7:30am, online via Zoom

Group Leader:
Rick Dostal

Women of the Word

We are women who desire to know God deeply and apply truth to our lives.  The theme of our group is:  Pursue Godliness.  We desire to be all that God has designed us to be through the power of the Holy Spirit working in us. 

9:30am – 11:30am, Room 31

Group Leader:
Mary Pauley 

Women's Bible Study

January 24 – March 14 (8 sessions) 

Join us on Tuesday mornings, as we study the Book of Colossians. If you’re already in a Life Group or Colossians discussion group during the all-church series, this will enhance your experience. Video teaching by Louie Giglio, live teaching, discussion and optional study work will help us to better understand who Jesus is and how to live for the right kind of “more” in our lives. Limited childcare available with advanced registration.

Register here.

9:30am – 11:30am, Chapel

The Servant's Hand (Women)

The heart of this group is to focus on the truths of The Word and to learn and grow together.  We study a portion of scripture and share what insight and wisdom God may have revealed to each of us.  We also do ministry together and serve in the 3-mile radius around MCC, sometimes beyond. 

9:30am – 11:30am, Garden Room

Group Leader:
Maria Wright 

Just Moved Group (Women)

New to the Cincinnati area? We’d love to help you connect with others, learn about Cincinnati, and flourish where God has planted you! We do seasonal studies together as well as occasional field trips to get to know the area.

Interested in joining? Contact Shawna:


Morrow Life Group

September 20 – December 20 (Bi-Weekly)

Open to anyone. Meets on Zoom.

Register Here

6:30 – 8pm


Married Couples with Young Kids

If you are a married couple with younger children, this group is for you!  This group will be led by a couple that has been married almost 50 years, and will both mentor and lead a Bible study.  Begins in January.  Email for more information or to register.  

6:30pm – 8:00pm


Denmark Mens Group (Men)

A men’s Bible study/book study group that meets at MCC.

6:00am – 7:30am, Garden Room

Group Leader:
Jim Denmark 

Moms In Prayer (Women)

We are an interdenominational Christian ministry that meets nationwide. This group of moms meets weekly for one hour of prayer focusing on an attribute of God and interceding for our children. Join us!

12:00pm – 1:00pm, Room 28

Group Contact:
Mary Pauley 

Teach Us to Pray

April 19 – May 24

Join us for this 6-week class on prayer based on the Lord’s Prayer.

Register Here

6:30 – 8pm, Room 30


Parents of Young Children Life Group

This group is intended to be a great opportunity to meet and connect with couples that are in the same life stage, and to learn from folks that have been in your shoes as it will be led by a couple that has been married for nearly 50 years.

Register Here for Childcare

For more information, please email Marcy Kenny at

Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8pm, Room 28

Group Leaders:
Stace & Patty Howard


Deppert Mens Group (Men)

A men’s Bible study/book study group that meets at MCC. 

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Group Leader:
Craig Deppert 

Blended Families Life Group

September 28 – December 28 (Bi-Weekly)

New Life Group specifically geared towards blended families.  This is an opportunity to be in a group with other parents that understand the struggles and challenges that can happen when you merge families.

The first study we will do will be The Smart Step Family by Ron Deal. 

Register here

7pm – 8:30pm, Room 28


Thumbs (Men)

For men who want to grow in their faith, it is vital to have the support, accountability and encouragement of other men. In the Kingdom of God, independence and going it alone is not a strength. ThuMBS provides men with a safe environment in which they study God’s word, pray for and do life with one another.  Currently studying Colossians .

6:30am – 7:45am, Room 28

Group Leader:
Tad Taylor

MOPS - Mothers of Preschoolers (Women)

Raising little ones is hard, and we get it. Come find your community of mommas to support, uplift, and encourage you on this messy road of motherhood. The first and third Thursday of each month will be a traditional MOPS meeting with various speakers and topics pertinent to motherhood. The second and fourth Thursdays will be MOPS Bible Study where we will go through “Raise Them in the Word,” a study to equip and empower moms to teach the Bible to your kids. Contact Shawna ( to join and to see if there is still childcare availability. 

Time: 9:30 – 11:30am

Group Leader:

Shawna Goldstein

Finding Hope

Christian support group for those with family member or friends suffering from mental illness.

Meets every other Thursday from 6:30pm – 8:30pm in Room 25

Register here.

Spanish-Speaking Small Group (Women)

Estudio Bíblico para mujeres que hablan español.  Nuestro grupo se enfoca en el crecimiento espiritual de las mujeres a través del estudio de los libros de la Biblia y su trasfondo, y a través de la aplicación práctica de las Escrituras a nuestras vidas. Compartimos experiencias de vida y oramos juntas. En la próxima sesión estudiamos el libro de la Biblia 1 Corintios.  Bible study for Spanish-speaking women.  Our small group focuses on spiritual growth through studying the books of the Bible and their background and discussing practical applications of Scriptures in our lives.  We share our life experiences and pray together.  

6:30pm – 9:00pm, Garden Room

Group Leaders:
Maria Rodriguez
Alejandra Peredo

Study the Word Life Group

September 22 – December 22 (Weekly)

This group is open to anyone. Meets on Zoom.

Register here

7:00 – 8:30pm, Zoom



Precepts (Women)

Precept Upon Precept is an in-depth method of the study of Gods word. By observing what God says, using God’s word to interpret what He means we then apply it to what He wants us to do. 

10:00am, Garden Room

Group Leader:
Barb Blakeley 

Berry Life Group

Open to Senior Couples.  Meeting day may end up changing based on the needs of the group. Meets on Zoom.

Register here

2:00 – 3:30pm, Zoom


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