Small Groups

Step Six:  Small Groups

A new semester of TC Groups has begun. 

FAQ’s

What are TC Groups?
TC Groups are small groups of around 10-12 people that meet throughout the week mostly in homes and some at other locations for about 90 minutes to build friendships, learn the Bible, and grow spiritually. TC Groups are a great way to get connected and get to know people and make new friends while growing in your relationship with God.
Who are TC Groups for?
Whether you’re brand-new to TC or you’ve been coming for years, a TC Group is a great next step for anyone who wants to grow in their relationship with God and others through relationships.
Why should I join a TC Group?

  • 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 meet new friends in this busy city that will encourage you (Proverbs 27:17).
  • You’ll have fun with other people going through the same things you are (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10).

What is a typical group meeting like?
Each TC 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. The meeting will last somewhere around 1 & 1/2 to 2 hours.
How often do Groups meet?
Groups usually meet once per week for a semester of usually 10 – 12 weeks.
How do I sign up for a TC Group?
You can sign up online or at TC on a Sunday morning.
What about childcare?
Each individual group is responsible for deciding how to handle childcare needs. Some options are:

  • Have parents arrange for sitters on their own and attend the group without children
  • Chip in together for a sitter who watches the kids in a different room while your group meets
  • Group members take turns watching the kids each week

Can I host and/or facilitate a TC Group?
Yes! We are always looking for additional people to facilitate a small group and/or individuals to open up their homes to host a Small Group. No experience necessary. One of the exciting components of TC Groups are small group meetings in homes. All you need is a living room large enough for around 10 or 12 people and a TV & DVD player. If you would like to facilitate a group or host a group send us an email at office@transformationchurch.net!

SUMMER 2018 SEMESTER

WOMEN

(M1) [Mondays 7:00pm @ TC] Disciplines of a Godly Woman by Barbara Hughes

Led by Myra Blanco & Lisa White (Kid Friendly)

As we learn that there is no greater purpose than loving Him in our moment, our activity, and our thoughts the “fear” of a disciplined life will be replaced with desire and anticipation. This study group will strengthen your walk day to day and help to remind us that we are not alone.  In this group great women of God will stand together to not just follow a list of rules but live meaningful and purposeful Godly lives.

(W2) [Wednesdays 7:00pm in Middletown] Enough by Sharon Jaynes

Led by Lizette Izaguirre (Not Kid Friendly)

Do the voices in your head say you’re not good enough smart enough, pretty enough or just enough? It’s time to stop listening to lies that sabotage your confidence and embrace the truth of who God says you are.  Your confidence and faith will grow when you trade self-defeating thoughts for God’s truth today. Join us as we transform our minds and know that God is enough.

(M2) [Mondays 6:45pm @ TC] Falling for God by Gary Moon

Seniors 55+: Led by Adelaide Pagan (Not Kid Friendly)

Falling in love is one of life’s greatest joys. So imagine the endless joy of falling head over heels for God.  This group journey will take you through honest conversation and active communion to a deeper experience of intimate union with God. Falling for God will move you to embrace an all-out passion for joyful and abundant living.

(T4) [Tuesdays 7:00pm in Middletown] Celebrate Recovery Step Study by John Baker

Led by Norbelisa Ramos (Kid Friendly)

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-Centered Recovery Program for anyone that finds themselves stuck dealing with any hurts, hang-ups or addictions.  We use the step study program to help guide us on what the bible has to say about overcoming bad habits.   Step 1: We admitted we were powerless over our addictions and compulsive behaviors, that our lives had become unmanageable.

MEN

(T2) [Tuesdays 7:00pm @ TCHow God Makes Man by Patrick Marley

Led by Jerry Blanco (Kid Friendly)

Let’s face it—men today are under severe attack. This group will take you into Scripture for a first-hand encounter with how to become the man God created you to be. Don’t settle for less, join this adventure of becoming God’s man. You’ll discover how to prevail in tough times and release God’s power in every area of your life.

(SA1) [Saturdays 9:00am location TBD] Train Up for Young Men

Led by Brian Davis (Time and Place TBD Not Kid Friendly)

We want to Train up teens and young men ages 15 – 25 to be the Godly men they were intended to be.  This class will teach them how to change a tire, to change their car oil, cook a meal, balance a check book and to save and open a bank account.  But above all this class will help them develop a devotional and prayer life.  The goal is to get our young men to discover who they were created to be, Godly and strong men.

HEALING & RESTORATION

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(T1) [Tuesdays 7:00pm @ TC] Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Pete Scazzero

Led by Pastor Joseph Nieves (Kid Friendly)

EHS addresses the reality that emotional maturity and spiritual maturity are inseparable.  It is not possible to be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature. This group will equip you on how to develop a personal relationship with Jesus by incorporating stillness, silence and scripture as a daily life rhythm. 

(F1) [Fridays 7:00pm @ TC] Celebrate Recovery  

Led by Anthony Hernandez & Diana Maldonado (Kid Friendly)

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-Centered Recovery Program for adults 18 and older.
It is a support group where love and hope is combined with God’s purpose to mend struggles, issues, hurts, harmful behaviors, etc.  God has taught us that ‘change is possible’! Not by our power but his. If you would like to find freedom from our hurts, hang-ups, and habits, join us.

MARRIED COUPLES

(W1) [Fridays 7:00pm in Middletown] 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

Led by Ofemi & Gina Omosebi (Kid Friendly)

What is the concept of love languages? They let you in on what makes your partner tick.  We will break down and decode the different ways in which people communicate with their partners, and help take the mystery out of what our significant other really wants and expects.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

(TH1) [Thursdays 7:00pm in MiddletownHonor Emergency Housing Project

Led by Rosa Otero-Walsh (Kid Friendly)

Honor is a housing shelter that provides emergency refuge for many Middletown families.  If you have a burden for community outreach this group is great.  This group will meet bi-weekly in the Middletown area location TBD and will help organize small donation campaigns to assist with the shelters many needs.

(F2) [Fridays 7:00pm in Newburgh] Project Life Outreach

Led by Angel & Yashira Maldonado (Not kids Friendly)

Jesus met people at their point of need, embracing them just as they were; He wants us to do the same. They will know us by our LOVE.  Join us in partnering with Project Life, a temporary housing shelter in Newburgh, NY.  We will meet weekly to love, listen and serve the residents of Project Life.  We will also study and learn the dynamics and truth of being the arms and feet of Christ.

SPIRITUAL GROWTH

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(F3) [Fridays 7:00pm @ TC] Starting Point by Andy Stanley

Led by Carmen Negron (Kid Friendly)

This course offers the tools necessary to make becoming fully transformed followers of Jesus happen in your life.  We will lead you step-by-step from healing to growth.  Come join if you are now to relationship with Jesus and looking for strong foundation.

(T3) [Tuesdays 7:00pm @ TC] The Greatness Principle by Nelson Searcy  

Led by Julie & David Peterson (Kid Friendly)

Are you stuck in your comfort zone? Are you searching for something greater? This practical and inspiring group will motivate and guide you on the path of serving and growing.  You can be great, you can matter and find purpose.

(M3) [Mondays 7:00pm @ TC] Christ in the Synoptic Gospels by Global University

Led by Joel Santiago (Kid Friendly)

If you want to further your education, train others at your church or advance your Bible knowledge then join us for this Global university course. We will walk with Christ through the books of Mathew, Mark and Luke.  This course can be taken for credit or just for your knowledge.

PRAYER

(TH2) [Thursdays 10:00am @ TC] Intercessory Prayer

Led by Isaac & Maggie Osei-Bosonpem (Kid Friendly)

Intercessory Prayer is the action of saying a prayer on behalf of another person. The intercessory prayer group prays for the needs and requests of the people of TC.

FAMILY & KIDS

(SA2) [Saturdays TBD in Middletown] 52 Weekly Devotions for Busy Families

Led by Christina Fuller (Kid Friendly)

This exciting group will be geared towards helping Mom & Dad and their kids ages 5 – 10 develop their relationships with each other and with God. Easy-to-follow format with short scripture readings and quick devotionals builds foundations of faith through family interactions.  Optional hands-on activities and chats help parents to intentionally live daily Jesus in life.

(TH3) [Thursdays TBD in Middletown] Play & Pray  

Led by Doreen Andino (Kid Friendly)

It’s Playground with a purpose! Pray and Play using inspiring devotionals to help mother connect with God, each other and their communities.  This easy-to-use booklet sets the scene for fun and inspirational gatherings every time you get together at the park, restaurant, church, community center or backyard – we can choose.  This group will travel with us and encourage you wherever the Lord leads.

(SA3) [Saturdays 11:00am in Middletown Local Trails, Parks] Hiking, Walking & Jogging  (FULL)

Led by Finda Jackson (Kid Friendly)

It is spring and summer and what better time to get out and enjoy the splendor of nature and what God has created.  Every other Saturday we will gather and share scripture devotionals and explore a local trail or park walking or jogging.  We will improve our spiritual, mental and physical well-being.