Saturday, September 16, and Sunday, September 17, is our Group Life Weekend here at Salem Alliance Church. As part of our Annual Kick-Off, we have a wide offering of different groups forming, rejoining and connecting for the first time. 

Groups are a large part of the community and culture of Salem Alliance Church, and we encourage you to view some of the options below and consider joining a Community Group, Bible study or another small group that fits you. Below you will find a short sample of details about some of the upcoming groups and various kick-off times for the new season. For more information about groups, contact Sarah at smorrow@salemalliance.org.

  

Community Groups

What are Community Groups?
They are mid-sized groups - fellowships of between 25–60 adults, formed for mutual encouragement, caring, teaching, friendship, and service. They are a place where the large church provides a "small church" experience. This is where many find their church family.

Which Group Should I Join?
Every group has its own distinct character. Some are organized around stages of life/ages, and some are inter-generational. With 20 groups, we can offer a satisfying solution to everyone's desire for a place to belong and make meaningful connections with others in the Body of Christ.

When Do They Meet?
The majority of the Community Groups meet during regular worship hours on Saturdays at 5:00 and 6:30 pm as well as  Sundays at 9:30 and 11:00 am.  Community Groups will begin meeting again the weekend of September 10 and 11.


For more information about Community Groups, click here or contact Travis at tratzlaff@salemalliance.org

 

Bible Study Groups

For over 20 years, Salem Alliance has offered small group Bible studies. These in-depth studies are coordinated with the sermon series and run annually from October through April. 

Our study this fall is "Ridiculous Grace"
To many people the word ridiculous conjures thoughts like "absurd, silly, unreasonable or preposterous." For example, "What a ridiculous idea (or decision, job, costume, etc.)." To younger generations, ridiculous has come to mean something different: "awesome, extravagant or excessive." For example, "What a ridiculous car (or wedding, house, new bike, etc.)." Curiously, both understandings of ridiculous fit Jesus as a Grace-Giver. His grace was at times preposterous and even absurd - totally undeserved. Every time it was extravagant and excessive. Every lesson in this study reveals His Ridiculous Grace.

For more information about Bible study groups, click here or contact Sarah at smorrow@salemalliance.org

  

Men's High Quest Groups

Each group begins with three twelve-week High Quest studies designed to help men become lifelong apprentices of Christ by discovering and practicing three critical pursuits of a disciple: to Know Christ Deeply, Reflect Christ Authentically, and Reproduce Christ Intentionally.

For more information about Men's High Quest groups, click here or contact Annie at adudley@salemalliance.org

 

Women's Ministry

Single Moms - meets from October–May, in the Stayton Room 
For women raising kids without the support of a spouse. This group follows the format of a Bible study, but uses different materials and resources than the church-wide Bible study series. This is an open group, but you must register before attending.

Spiritually Alone Together - meets from October–May
A group for married women, who feel they are on their spiritual journey alone, to come and grow together in Christ. This group walks through multiple Bible study materials including the church-wide sermon series Bible study and selected resources. This is an open group, but you must register before attending.

Hearts at Home - meets weekly in Cedar Hall, from 9:00–11:00 AM
Hearts at Home follows a Bible study group for women with preschool age children. Enjoy group coffee and social time as you develop lasting friendships with other moms. Childcare is provided on a first come, first served basis for infants through kindergarteners. >> REGISTER NOW — CLICK HERE

Moms of Hope 
For women with children with special needs. Meets Thursday mornings with Hearts at Home or Wednesday evenings during the Bible Study Year. 

For more information about Women's groups, click here or contact Becky at bgossard@salemalliance.org

 

Family Life

Blended Families
A group offering encouragement and support for couples facing the challenges of living in a blended family. This group provides an opportunity to share, learn, and grow together with others who are walking a similar journey. Couples can join the group at any time.

Wednesday evenings, 6:30 - 8:00 pm beginning October 5
Mexico Room, 304, Broadway Commons

For more information about Blended Families, contact Rich Holsapple at rich_holsapple@live.com

 

RECOVERY/LifePath

Help, Hope and Healing for Life's Hurts, Habits and Hang-ups 
LifePath offers help, hope and healing for life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups. Participants experience safe community in which to learn new thinking and practice healthy behaviors. LifePath groups welcome anyone struggling with hurtful relationships, behaviors or attitudes and provide great tools and encouragement in moving towards emotional/spiritual wholeness and maturity.

Open Groups (No Registration Needed)

In LifePath, people on healing journeys find the needed accountability and encouragement of knowing they are not alone in their struggle to move into healthier living. Groups vary in size and are open, meaning they can be joined at any time. 

12-Steps Toward Healing
Mondays, 6:30–8:00 pm, in Faith Annex (1305 5th St NE), beginning September 25, 2017
This group offers an introduction to the 12-Steps and explores how they help deal with issues such as people pleasing, boundaries, perfectionism, entangled relationships, abandonment/trust, addictions, compulsions and more. Gatherings consist of thirty minutes of large group learning in Open Place, followed by sixty minutes of confidential, small group discussion in Open Share

Overcomers Outreach 
Fridays, 6:30–8:00 pm, in Faith Annex (1305 5th St NE), Rm. 3
This is a biblically-based, 12-Step group for those struggling with or who have been impacted by codependency,  compulsive behaviors or substance abuse. 

Men's Integrity Groups
Sundays and Tuesdays, 6:30–8:00 pm, in Faith Annex (1305 5th St NE), Rm. 2
These safe, confidential groups help men who struggle with sexual integrity issues.

For more information about RECOVERY/LifePath, contact Ron at rfriesen@salemalliance.org