Welcome! We are so glad you are exploring small groups at Harmony Baptist. Our hope is to create biblical disciples in relational environments. We would love to help nurture your relationship with God by engaging with others around God’s Word.
Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. Acts 2.46-47
A small group at Harmony Baptist is a gathering of people who seek to help each other become more like Christ. They do this by sharing God’s Word and opening their lives to one another. Groups typically meet once a week in homes, coffee shops, and restaurants all over the Waynesville, St. Robert, and Fort Leonard Wood area.
Please take a look at the list bellow to find a group that interests you.
4:00 pm Sunday – Youth Group
This group targets 6th -12th grade students. They meet at Harmony Baptist Church. (POC is Jeremy Coffelt)
6:00 pm Tuesday – Life Group: Study of Romans
This group is designed for adults. They meet at Jeremy Coffelt’s home adjacent to Harmony Baptist Church. The evening includes a potluck meal. (POC is Jeremy Coffelt)
5:30 pm Thursday – Life Group
This group is designed for adults. They meet at Harmony Baptist Church. The evening includes a potluck meal. (POC Mike Wells)
(If you would like to learn more about our small groups please visit the welcome center on Sunday mornings or call the Church.)
Small Group Values
There are four elements essential to a healthy small group:
We were made to have a relationship with God and with others in the hopes of becoming more like Christ (Colossians 3.12-17). While we can’t be deeply connected to everyone, we can be deeply connected to some. When we are open to share, pray, and care for one another, our relationships deepen and we help each other grow (Hebrews 10.24).
God calls every follower of Jesus to mature in their faith (Ephesians 4.1-3), and we believe this growth happens best when small groups of believers gather to grow in Christlikeness. When people invest in your life and you invest in theirs, growth happens (Ephesians 4.16). That’s why we say “people help people grow spiritually.” Small groups are designed to help you grow closer to Christ while also growing closer to the rest of the body.
In our quest to grow in Christlikeness, there are certain disciplines (practices) that can help us. Disciplines such as prayer, study of Scripture, confession, service, and many others can serve as a springboard toward spiritual maturity. However, these disciplines are best modeled in community where they can take deeper root in our personal lives.
We believe the church is called to serve the poor, the forgotten, and the dispossessed (Isaiah 1.17; Matthew 25.31-46). When small groups act in compassionate ways in their local communities and around the world, they become expressions of the love of God. These hands extended in compassion toward others are an outflow of community and growth in Christ.