Join A Group

Groups are where we grow in our faith together, build meaningful relationships, and compassionately serve our community.  There is a place for you here!

Next session begins October 3.

Interested in a Group?  Start with ROOTED

ROOTED is a ten-week small group experience that is a great first step towards joining a Life Group.  In Rooted you will connect with God and others as you discover your purpose.  You will explore God’s Word, participate in prayer and serve experiences, and practice rhythms that are essential to a healthy spiritual life. 

If you are looking to join a Life Group, we encourage you to start with ROOTED!

Click here to register for the next session of ROOTED:  ROOTED Registration

Life Groups

A Life Group is a small group of people intentionally seeking spiritual growth through building relationships, accountability, caring for one another’s needs, and discipleship as they deepen their relationship with Jesus together. 

Life Groups typically meet in a home around the area to as you study the Word, serve, pray, and grow closer to God and to each other. 

Click here to see the current open Life Groups.

Interested in becoming a Life Group leader?  Email groups@mcc.church

Short-Term Groups and Classes

Short-Term Groups 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 are a great way to build community as you connect, learn and grow with others in the group. They are open to join anytime!  

Interested in becoming a Short-term Group leader or have questions about one of these groups? Email groups@mcc.church

See All Short-Term Groups

Monday

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.

Time:
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

 

Tuesday

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

Time:
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. 

Time:
9:30am – 11:30am, Room 31

Group Leader:
Mary Pauley 

Women's Bible Study

September 20 – October 27 (6 sessions) 
Fall Bible Study – “How to Read Your Bible” 

Does the Bible feel too intimidating and complex? Does understanding it feel impossible, so you don’t even try?

In this six-week study, we want to help you understand why the Bible is the greatest tool we have. We want to open your eyes to the way the Old Testament and New Testament connect and show you the purpose of each book of the Bible. Through this study, featuring teaching videos from Jennie Allen, Bianca Juárez Olthoff, and Jo Saxton you will:

  • Understand that the Bible is relevant for you here and now.
  • Uncover what each book of the Bible is about and how they all connect.
  • Discover a method to breaking down Scripture in order to better comprehend it.
  • Have new confidence in understanding the Bible and a hunger to know it more.

Time:
In person, Tuesdays 9:30-11:30am or Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm
Online, Thursdays 8:00-9:00pm 

Register here.

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. 

Time:
9:30am – 11:30am, Garden Room

Group Leader:
Maria Wright 

Just Moved/After The Boxes Are Unpacked (Women)

Are you or anyone you know new to the Cincinnati area within the last year or two? Are you looking to connect with other women, learn about the area, and ease into this transition? Then our “Just Moved” group is for you!

Relocating can be a traumatic event. Women who are moving will find this groupas valuable as packing tape! Make friends. Learn about Cincinnati. Transition well. Begin to flourish. 

Group will meet September 20- October 25 on Tuesday mornings from 9:30am-11:30am. In November, we will offer field trips to go explore Cincinnati together!

This is a great group to invite your new neighbors to, so help us get the word out. Register here. 

Time:
9:30am – 11:30am

Group Leader:
Shawna Goldstein

Men's Bible Study

September 20 – October 26

Come join other men and strengthen your ability to study God’s Word and put it into practice in your life!

Join us Tuesday evenings 6:30-8pm or Wednesday mornings 6-7:30 AM.

Register Here

Time:
6:30 – 8pm

 

Wednesday

Denmark Mens Group (Men)

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

Time:
6:00am – 7:30am, Garden Room

Group Leader:
Jim Denmark 

Men's Bible Study

September 20 – October 26

Come join other men and strengthen your ability to study God’s Word and put it into practice in your life!

Join us Tuesday evenings 6:30-8pm or Wednesday mornings 6-7:30 AM.

Register Here

Time:
6:00 – 7:30am

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!

Time:
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Room 28

Group Contact:
Mary Pauley 

Women's Bible Study

September 20 – October 27 (6 sessions) 
Fall Bible Study – “How to Read Your Bible” 

Does the Bible feel too intimidating and complex? Does understanding it feel impossible, so you don’t even try?

In this six-week study, we want to help you understand why the Bible is the greatest tool we have. We want to open your eyes to the way the Old Testament and New Testament connect and show you the purpose of each book of the Bible. Through this study, featuring teaching videos from Jennie Allen, Bianca Juárez Olthoff, and Jo Saxton you will:

  • Understand that the Bible is relevant for you here and now.
  • Uncover what each book of the Bible is about and how they all connect.
  • Discover a method to breaking down Scripture in order to better comprehend it.
  • Have new confidence in understanding the Bible and a hunger to know it more.

Time:
In person, Tuesdays 9:30-11:30am or Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm
Online, Thursdays 8:00-9:00pm 

Register here.

Deppert Mens Group (Men)

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

Time:
7:00pm – 8:30pm

Group Leader:
Craig Deppert 

Multiethnic Conversations Experience (Men & Women)

10-week journey where individuals 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 90minute facilitated group gathering.  There will also be opportunities to participate in activities and experiences as a group. The next group begins September 14. Registration is required, find it here.

Time:
7pm – 8:30pm, Online via Zoom

Group Leader:
Tina Ellis

Thursday

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 .

Time:
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. You can sign up for either or both. Registration is required. Childcare is available with advanced registration.  

Time: 9:30 – 11:30am

Group Leader:

Shawna Goldstein

Click here to register.

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. 

Time:
9:30am – 11:30am, Room 28

Group Leader:
Mary Pauley 

Women's Bible Study

September 20 – October 27 (6 sessions) 
Fall Bible Study – “How to Read Your Bible” 

Does the Bible feel too intimidating and complex? Does understanding it feel impossible, so you don’t even try?

In this six-week study, we want to help you understand why the Bible is the greatest tool we have. We want to open your eyes to the way the Old Testament and New Testament connect and show you the purpose of each book of the Bible. Through this study, featuring teaching videos from Jennie Allen, Bianca Juárez Olthoff, and Jo Saxton you will:

  • Understand that the Bible is relevant for you here and now.
  • Uncover what each book of the Bible is about and how they all connect.
  • Discover a method to breaking down Scripture in order to better comprehend it.
  • Have new confidence in understanding the Bible and a hunger to know it more.

Time:
In person, Tuesdays 9:30-11:30am or Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm
Online, Thursdays 8:00-9:00pm 

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.  

Time:
6:30pm – 9:00pm, Garden Room

Group Leaders:
Maria Rodriguez
Alejandra Peredo

Friday

JH Outback Cincinnati Men's Group (Men)

We meet weekly to model and foster authentic Christian community in an environment of grace Men from a variety of churches, walks of life, levels of spiritual maturity, ages, races, etc., pursue a “religion to relationship” experience by learning how to follow Jesus together, sharing testimony from the highs and lows of life in a way that encourages faith and trust in God. We hope to model for one another how to love God and love others, especially those in our families, through the challenge of practical application. 

Time:
6:00am, Chapel

Group Leader:
Pierre Paroz 

Saturday

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. 

Time:
10:00am, Garden Room

Group Leader:
Barb Blakeley 

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