Small Groups

50% Relationships | 50% Biblical Learning

Typical Size: Up to 30

Small Groups begin with Biblical learning and foster rich fellowship as we meet regularly to explore scripture and journey through life together. Grow spiritually with close friends you can call family. For additional information about Small Groups at St. Andrew, please contact Adult Ministries.

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Family Focus/Raising Children

9:30 a.m.

Walk tHIS Way | 30s-40s, Room 121
Parents of children ages 3-12; meets weekly; Drop-ins are welcome.

Discipling Parents | 40s-60s, Room 126
Parents of teens through young adults; meets weekly; this group is all about studying and growing in our faith journey. Drop-ins are welcome.

11:00 a.m.

Built to Last | 30s-40s, Room 123
Couples with infants through elementary-age children; meets weekly; a discussion-based group that focuses on the application of biblical principles as they relate to relationships, marriage, and spiritual growth. The members of this group invite you to join them as they get to know each other through studies, socials, and mission projects. Drop-ins are welcome.


Celina Group | 30s-40s
Parents of children ages 0-9; meets three times a year (winter, spring, fall) for 5-7 weeks each in members’ homes in the Celina area on Sunday evenings; engages in both social and service-oriented activities. 


Truth Seekers | 30s-50s
Single and married parents of children 6-14. This group meets on Tuesday nights three times a year (winter, spring, fall) for 5-7 weeks at the church. 



Couples and Singles

8:30 a.m.

Seekers | 50s-70s, Room 126
Meets weekly; adults with grown children and grandchildren who seek to incorporate and enhance their daily and spiritual lives through Bible study, social activities, mission projects in the church and community, and support of one another through difficult times and life's challenges. Drop-ins are welcome.

11:00 a.m.

ANEW | 50s-60s, Room 121
Meets weekly; studies spiritual growth, biblical and contemporary issues. Members also enjoy regular social activities and are actively involved in volunteering at the church. Provides adult spiritual growth and fosters friendships with other Christians. Drop-ins are welcome. 

Visions | 50s-70s, Room 122
Meets weekly; this group engages in lively discussion of today’s world, and the role of Christians in it. The group supports a caring and casual atmosphere where open discussion is always encouraged during study. The group regularly participates in social and mission activities, and its members are actively involved in several ministry areas of the church. Drop-ins are welcome.


Horne Group | 60s-70s
Meets three times a year (winter, spring, fall) for 5-7 weeks each at the church in the evenings

Joy and Comfort | 60s-70s+
This group meets on the 1st and 3rd on Monday evenings at the church, and enjoys the occasional breakfast or lunch for continued fellowship.


Passionate Seekers | 40s-70s
Meets three times a year (winter, spring, fall) for 5-7 weeks each in one member’s home on Wednesday evenings; eclectic group consisting of married, divorced, working, and retired members including parents of teens, empty nesters, and grandparents; group values loving and learning about God and enjoys discussion about Christian topics; group helps others in the community through ministry projects, and engages in social activities once each series and once monthly during the summer.


Thursday Morning Bible Group | All Welcome
10:00-11:30 a.m. in Room 131, Thursday
February 23-March 30 | Luke: Jesus and the Outsiders, Outcasts, and Outlaws, by Adam Hamilton

As we study the Gospel of Luke and see Jesus’ concern and compassion for those who were considered unimportant, we hear a hopeful and inspiring word for our lives today. Sign Up 

This group is made up of men and women who desire to learn about God, and nurture and encourage one another as they grow in their faith. The group is led by a dedicated team of teachers. Contact Connie.



9:30 a.m.

Two by Two | 60s-70s, Room 120
Meets weekly; this group of baby boomers enjoys fun and fellowship along with community outreach. This engaging group continues in its faith journey and discussions of contemporary issues led by group members and outside speakers. The group meets regularly for social activities and provides awe-inspiring support for group members’ prayer requests. Two by Two has volunteer commitments to Seven Loaves Food Pantry and Project Hope programs. Drop-ins are welcome.

11:00 a.m.

The LOFT | 50s-70s, Room 120
Meets for three seasonal studies (winter, spring, fall)
This group strives to understand the word of God and live out their faith accordingly while supporting each other during all life's large and small events; engages in social events 2-3 times a year, and volunteers monthly at The Storehouse and annually at Prom Closet. Contact David for specific meeting dates.




Women’s Monday Morning Bible Group | 60s-70s
10:00 a.m.-Noon, Room 131 and Zoom
Next study begins Fall 2023 

This friendly group of women of all ages and backgrounds desires to grow in their knowledge and understanding of the Bible as well as learn how to become stronger Christians and serve God more effectively. Study formats include both workbook/video/discussion as well as book studies. In addition to studying, the group enjoys fellowship and sharing our joys and concerns. Prayer is an integral part of the group. Between sessions the group often gathers for fun and fellowship. Contact Kathleen or 713-851-3240.


Women’s Spiritual Growth Group | 30s-70s
Meets the 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Room 122
April 18-July 18 | Breakthrough: Finding Freedom in Christ, by Barb Roose

Let go of feeling like you are not a “good enough” Christian and find freedom in Christ by studying Paul’s letter to the Galatians in Breakthrough by Barb Roose. Join us. Contact Dawn


The group gathers year-round using various DVD small group studies and books as they nurture one another in their spiritual journey. For more information or to join, contact Dawn Conner or call 972-400-5907. 


Community Bible Study | Women of All Ages
Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., Smith Worship Center, September-May

In Community Bible Study, our mission is to make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in our communities through caring, in-depth Bible study available to all. CBS is designed for daily study in God’s Word. Each class meeting consists of an Opening (time of preparation), small group discussion, and a whole group teaching. Our class also welcomes babies and children. We have a wonderful preschool program with its own curriculum of Bible stories with precious crafts, songs, games, activities, and even memory verses! For more information contact  Janet, or go to 

Young Adults (Ages 21-29)


Single Young Professionals | 20s
Gather with other young professionals on Monday evenings in Room 134. Contact [email protected] for more details.


Form a New Small Group

St. Andrew offers two ways to form new small groups: Small Group Formation & Launch events, and Form Your Own Group.

Small Group Formation & Launch events are held in the fall and the winter. Here, you will register, tell us a little about yourself and what you are looking for in a small group, and we will match you with others to form a group. On the first day of this 2-day event, you will visit with others in a relaxed environment. If you find a group that you enjoy, you will meet again on day two to discuss your plans for moving forward as a new small group at St. Andrew. 

If you are ready to Form Your Own Group, it's easy to get started! All it takes is for you to identify your group members, complete this form and send it to Adult Ministries and we will do the rest to get your group up and running! 


Commonly asked questions


Groups meet various times throughout the week.


Some groups meet at the church; others choose to gather in homes or online.


There are groups for every stage of life.

What do we study?

New study materials are produced three times a year by St. Andrew, with other printed, digital, and online materials available through the St. Andrew Resource Library via Librarika and


Bring yourself and a Bible, and invite a friend! Everyone is welcome.


Come as many times as you can. Our groups are meant to create relationships, not add to your to-do list.


Come anyway! Sermons are online at

What about CHILDCARE?

Childcare is provided to small groups that meet on Sunday mornings. Groups that meet at the church during the weekdays may request childcare for a small fee. Contact Stephanie Herd for more information. 

Small Group Studies

St. Andrew offers three Bible Study Series (typically 5-7 weeks each) in the winter, spring, and fall. Groups may also check out printed materials and DVDs from the St. Andrew Resource Library via Librarika, as well as utilize additional online studies below. 


2023 spring study | peter

Weeks of April 16 - May 21

This series will focus on the man, Simon Peter, who followed Jesus during his adult ministry and experienced a deep relationship with the Messiah. Like us, he is imperfect. Like us, his deep desire is to draw nearer to Jesus. However, his best intentions don’t always play out in picture-perfect manner. That, we can understand. In this eight-week journey, we will discover the pivotal lessons and teachings for which Jesus bestows upon Peter in the gospel narratives and book of Acts, as well as witness to the reactions of Peter himself.  This series is focused on our participation in Jesus’ ministry that has been bursting at the seams ever since those Galilean 1st century days, when Peter was first called to follow the Messiah. A masterclass in God’s redeeming grace, we will be reminded in this series that we cannot do it alone. And even when we fail, we aren’t hung out to dry. Our relationship with Jesus is the key, just as we see with Peter and Jesus.

documents for existing small groups


Past Studies

Explore | Printed and Online Resources

St. Andrew Resource Library via Librarika

St. Andrew offers books, leader guides, and DVDs available for check out. You can view our catalog and make reservations from the convenience of your own home using our online tool, Librarika. To check out materials for personal use or group study, submit an online request, and a member of the Adult Ministries team will contact you. Click here to go to Librarika.

How to Register
  1. Register for a new account at
  2. Receive verification email and verify the email address.
  3. Go to and log in using your new account.
  4. Click on the drop-down menu next to the person icon, upper right. Select My Libraries from the drop-down choices.
  5. Click on Request Member Access button.
  6. Enter full URL of the library: and submit the request.
  7. You will be joined to the library instantly and can begin perusing materials immediately.
How to Use
  1. Once in the St. Andrew Resource Library, click on Catalog Search on the top navigation bar to peruse our catalog.
  2. You can type in the name of the book in the Search field (set it to search on Title) and it will show you all the resources (book, leader guide, DVD, etc.) that we have available.
  3. Click on the title of each item, scroll down, and click on the green “Request” button and enter in Start Date and the anticipated Return Date. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Who has access to the St. Andrew Resource Library?
Members at St. Andrew and all Small Group members (Small Groups and Classes, etc.) at St. Andrew have access to the St. Andrew Resource Library.

Do I need a login to use the St. Andrew Resource Library via Librarika?
Yes, we ask that you create your own individual login. This will allow us to better serve the St. Andrew community by knowing where the materials are being used.

Can I still come to the church to review the materials in person?
Absolutely! The Adult Ministries Office (upstairs across from Festival Hall) is open Monday through Thursday, 8:30-5:00, and Friday, 8:30-1:00. It is not open on the weekends. For times when the office is closed, we hope you will find the online tool, Librarika, to be a convenient option.

What if I’m only able to pick up the materials after office hours?
We will work with you to find a place in the church during building hours to leave the materials for you to pick up.

When I make a reservation, what happens next?
The Adult Ministries team at St. Andrew will receive the request and notify you when the materials are ready for you to pick up. We will make every effort to make the materials available to you as soon as possible, usually within a day or two.

How long can I keep the materials?
Because the needs of the member or the group may vary, materials can be issued for whatever amount of time is needed. We simply ask that you provide us with an estimated date of return.

Will I be able to see when my materials are due?
Yes! When you log in to your account, Librarika allows you to track all of the materials that have been issued to you and when they are due. You will also receive email reminders to help you stay current.

What happens if I’d like to reserve an item that is already checked out?
A member of the Adult Ministries team will contact you to let you know the expected date of return of the materials you are requesting. At that time, you may wish to keep your reservation or make another selection from our Adult Ministries Library. If the study appears to be in high demand, we may consider adding additional copies to the St. Andrew Resource Library.

What if there’s a specific study that I’d like to use, but it does not appear in the St. Andrew Resource Library?
We would be happy to purchase new materials for you or reimburse you for the cost of materials you would like added to the St. Andrew Resource Library. Resources commonly used by St. Andrew include Cokesbury, Amazon, Mardel, and LifeWay. We simply ask that you contact our staff first before purchasing any new materials.

Who do I call if I’m having trouble or have questions?
Connie Robertson, 214-291-8004, [email protected]

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