Small Groups are the best way at StoryHeights to grow your faith and grow your community. You were not designed to do life alone, so we’ve created multiple options for you to engage with other Christians, study the Bible and have a community around you that will encourage you! During this time where we must remain physically separate, it’s more important than ever to stay socially connected. We hope you’ll take advantage of our small groups in order to stay plugged into community.
Why Join A Group?
Find A Group!
All our Small Groups meet every other week, all the way through May 2021, on either Zoom, Facetime, or in-person. Scroll through the list below (organized by day of the week) and click the group you’d like to register for. After you register, the leader of your group will reach out to you directly with all the information you’ll need to get connected.
Don’t be afraid to jump in at any time! Our leaders have catered the groups to welcome newcomers at any stage.
Check Out Our Current Small Groups
Discipleship Bible Study (Virtual)
From 2020 to Eternity: The Sacred Calling of Discipleship
In this small group, we’ll explore the sacred and timeless devotion of becoming a disciple of the Messiah. We’ll build an understanding of how to go from being a convert of the faith to a follower of Jesus, how to become an ambassador to His kingdom, and how to refine being a doer of the word and work He places in your heart.
Whether you are dealing with anxiety, facing financial hardships, or are generally tired of COVID-19, together we’ll unearth the practicality of discipleship today. Our hope is that we will come out of this season having built a strong foundation of how to navigate the pressures and conflicts in our lives and view them as training grounds to flourish the nature of God in us.
Encouraging Conversations (Virtual) (Women Only)
This small group will be focused on “Encouraging Conversations” and is an avenue for ladies to start their week off catching up with old friends (maybe meeting new ones), talking about challenges/hardships they might be facing or needs for prayer, sharing updates on life/praise reports, and overall just getting to know more about the women in our church community. There will also be a short devotional time at each meeting.
Bible Study (Virtual)
Practicing Spiritual Exercises:
This group will meet to practice some simple spiritual exercises in order to perhaps find new or different ways to interact with Scripture. We will share these spiritual exercises as a group and have an open discussion (without any pressure of having to speak). Ultimately, our goal is to spend time with Jesus, to reflect with the help of Holy Spirit, and to be encouraged by His presence.
Battle Plan for Prayer Bible Study (Virtual)
Join us as we make a “Battle Plan for Prayer” and go through a bible/prayer study via the Lifeway website that leads us in doing just that! If you’ve been feeling stirred to strengthen your prayer life and are looking for a way to grow deeper in your faith, this is the group for you!
Bible Study (Virtual)
We’ll be studying the book of Judges using Tim Keller’s book Judges for You. The book of Judges shows how flawless God is at work in the most flawed situations and the most failing people. It’s a challenging book, but remarkably relevant to today’s world. Our problems aren’t anything that surprises God!
I (Amanda) wanted to reprise this study because I find myself constantly referring back to it in so many other small groups, studies, and conversations about world events. “Judges has only one hero God. And as we read this as an account of how he works in history, it comes alive. This book is not an easy read. But living in the times we do, it is an essential one.” – Timothy Keller
Book of Ephesians Study (In-Person)
West Roxbury @ 6:30 pm
The Book of Ephesians is a survival manual—it equips believers to thrive in a world that hates the message of Jesus Christ. Paul the Apostle writes to encourage believers to live well—we’ve been lifted from the graveyard of sin and called to shout the gospel into the darkened world. Pastor and author J.D. Greear walks through Ephesians verse-by-verse and challenges believers to live out the gospel. If the people of your city, of your school, of your family, are going to hear the gospel, it’s going to be from your mouth. Encounter Ephesians, and get swept up into the story of Jesus.
After a time of fellowship, we will watch this video-based study and dive into scripture (1 chapter each week).
Kids are welcome!
Book Study (Virtual) (Women Only)
*Starting again in March 2021*
We will plan to read and discuss a practical book together that deals with women’s lives and journeys with Christ. Come join and be strengthened by your sisters!
Book Study (Virtual) (Men Only)
*Starting again in March 2021*
We will plan to read and discuss a book together that speaks to men’s lives and journeys with Christ specifically. Our current book will be talking about the power of prayer, and showing us a practical approach to our prayer life. Come be strengthened and encouraged with your brothers!
Cleaning Up The Mental Mess Podcast Study (Virtual)
We’ll be listening to a podcast focused on mental, emotional, and physical health and meet once a month to share thoughts and take-aways!
Baking Social Group (Virtual)
We will bake up sweet treats or at least have a great time trying!
We’ll share how our creative creations turned out, discuss our weeks/catch up with each other, and pick out a recipe for next time.
We will also be a short devotional. Dietary preferences are welcome. Come be encouraged in fellowship and embrace your inner baking star!
40 Day Makers Diet During Lent
*Starting February 25, 2021*
Join our small group which is doing the Maker’s Diet for 40 days for the Lenten season.
We will plan to get together on zoom and talk about our fast, share meal ideas, and encourage one another in our fast. Since we’re fasting during lent, we’ll share scripture and continue to motivate one another as we fast together!
Friday Night Service (In-Person)
Newton Location @ 7:30 pm
*This does not qualify as a small group. However, we do encourage everyone to come*
Join us for a night of powerful prayer and worship. This is our service where we go to battle, fight in the spirit, commune, and seek more of God!
There will be no formal teaching at these services – just prayer and worship with communion available – as we battle for victory in our own circumstances, city, nation, and the world and ask God for a revival of lost souls and an outflowing of His spirit in our church.
The Anomaly Youth of StoryHeights will be available to watch potty-trained children for play nights in the SH kid’s rooms (with a suggested love offering), and children are also welcome in the sanctuary with parental supervision.
*Friday Night Services take place every Friday of the month except the last*
Running Social Group (In-Person)
Location Varies @ 10:00 am
We meet and have a short devotional time, then we run! Typically 3 miles, but walkers and runners of all skill levels welcome. Perfect for the couch to 5k people. Children welcome! We will switch up which park/outdoor space we run at with every meeting.
How’s your soul doing? This class will help you navigate through the areas of your soul (your thoughts, your choices, your feelings) with practical exercises to break unhealthy habits that keep you from enjoying the fullness and joy in life that you were created to experience.