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BDC Small Groups

We are so excited to now be offering Small Groups at our church!

New Semesters begin in January, May & September.

Our Spring/ Summer Trimester runs from May 14th- July 27th!

Here is a sneak peak of groups that begin NEXT WEEK! We invite you to join us on Sunday as the leaders share more about their upcoming groups!

Monday:

“To Know God Better”

A group where you can hear of God’s faithfulness. Learn together, pray together, share your questions with the group or just come and listen as we study God’s Word.

6:00pm @ Tina’s House: Co-ed group

Led by: Jim & Tina

 

“A Happier You: Growing in Happiness by Growing Closer to God”

Based off of the book “ The Sacrament of Happy” by Lisa Harper, we will explore what the Bible says about happiness. Learn more about our happy heavenly Father, and the life He desires us to live with Him. 

6:00pm @ 45 River Street North Adams (Living Hope Community Church):

Co-ed group.

Led by: Caitlin & Fran

 

Tuesday

 “Fearfully & Wonderfully Made”

A group open to DDS/sister agency clients and caretakers where all are welcome. We will meet outside to enjoy the summer months. First meeting is at Springside Park, and the next meeting location will be announced a week prior.

6:00pm @ Various locations: Co-ed group

Any questions? Pease call

Caroline @ 413-329-4342.

Led by: Caroline, Roselie, Myrtha

 

Thursday:

“The Language of Letting Go: Walking Away from Co-Dependency.”

A 12-Step Program for friends & family who have been hurt or affected by a loved one’s

addiction/ substance abuse. Come find healing & freedom along with us.

7:00pm @ BDC: Co-ed group

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Led by: Linda & Karen 

 

Friday:

“Growing Closer to Jesus”

A great place to start by learning how to navigate through Scripture & other tools to grow deeper in your faith with God.

9:00am @ BDC: Co-ed group

 Led by: Kathaleen

 

“Word by the Water

A devotional taught by the classic “Streams in the Desert.” Bring your own lawn chair, blanket or refreshments and join us by the lake!  

A word of validation & hope for those facing trying circumstances, along with prayer & soothing guitar music- all by the water!

1:00pm @ Onota Lake: Co-ed group

           Led by: Theresa & Kathaleen

(Park in main lot right near the main beach. )

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What is a BDC Small Group?

BDC Groups are small groups of 5-7 people that meet throughout the week in homes or at BDC to build friendships, learn the Bible, and grow spiritually. BDC Groups are a great way to connect and get to know people at BDC while cultivating a strong relationship with God. We encourage everyone to join a Small Group. 

Who are BDC Small Groups for?

Whether you’re brand-new to the Berkshire Dream Center Church or have been coming for years, a BDC Group is a great next step for anyone who wants to grow in their relationship with God, learn new truths in the Bible and develop new friendships.

What is a typical meeting like?

Each BDC group is unique, but generally all groups have some social time with snacks and conversation up front, followed by a time of study and prayer.

These weekly meetings run about 60-90 minutes in length.

Why should I join a BDC Small Group?

-       You’ll meet new friends in this city that will encourage you. (Proverbs 27:17)

-       Weekly Bible study will help you grow in your faith. (Psalm 119:11; 2 Timothy 3:16-17).

-       Prayer from others helps you get through the tough times. (Philippians 4:6; 1 John 5:14-15).

-       You’ll have fun with other people going through the same things you are. (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10)

How often do Groups meet?

Groups usually meet once per week for a semester of usually 10 – 12 weeks.

What about childcare?

Each individual group is responsible for deciding how to handle childcare needs.

Some options are:

+ Group members make their own child care arrangements

+ Group members share child care costs and arrange for a sitter to tend to the kids in a different room while the group’s in session.

+ Group members take turns watching the kids each week.

Can I host and/or facilitate a BDC Group?

We are always looking for additional people to facilitate a small group and/or individuals to open their homes to host a Small Group. 

One of the exciting components of BDC Groups are small groups meetings in homes. The only requirements we ask is that you have been coming to BDC for a minimum of three months, have been a Group member in a BDC Group at least once during a calendar year, and have made a faith commitment to follow Jesus.

How much space is necessary to host and/or facilitate a BDC Group in my home?

All you need is a room large enough to accommodate around 5- 7 people, a TV and DVD player. 

If you have any further questions, please feel to call us at 413-522-3495.

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