“Community is deeply grounded in the nature of God. It flows from who God is. Because he is community, he creates community. It is his gift of himself to humans. Therefore, the making of community may not be regarded as an optional decision for Christians. It is a compelling and irrevocable necessity, a binding divine mandate for all believers at all times.” – Dr. Gilbert Bilezikian, Community 101
God never intended for us to live the Christian life alone. That is why the concept of community is so important for Christians. In Acts 2:42-47 we learn that the early church lived in community with other believers.These believers engaged in life together through teaching, fellowship, communion, prayer, miracles, radical generosity, and corporate worship. They spent time together eating, learning, celebrating, proclaiming the Good News, and supporting each other. Here at CDO Assembly of God we have a variety of small groups you can get involved in!
SUNDAY MORNING SMALL GROUPS
Nursery: For Kids ages 0-3
Elementary: Taught by Shelley Carner. This class is designed for students kindergarten through 4th grade. Students will learn to experience God, build relationships, and grow in biblical understanding.
Pre-Teen: Taught by Jim Grille. This class is designed for students 5th through 8th grade. Students will study Christian apologetics.
Questions?: Led by Andy Marion. This small group focuses on answering the questions we faced in our Christianity. Questions meets on Sunday mornings @ 9:00 am. If you have any questions, please call the church office @ 742-1168.
That the World May Know: Led by Nicole Corcoran. This small group is currently doing a video series on the Early Church. This small group meets on Sunday Mornings @ 9 am. For more information call the church office @ 742-1168.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT SMALL GROUP
Bible Study: Led by Pastor Filener. This small group is designed for adults who want to study God's word more in depth. Typically, we take a couple of months to go through an in depth study of a topic. This bible study is held every Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm. Kids and Youth classes are available.
FELLOWSHIP SMALL GROUPS
Home Fellowship Groups: we have a various selection of home fellowship groups. These groups meet at various times throughout the month. They allow for fellowship with other believers in a small, comfortable, and safe setting. If you are interested in joining a home fellowship group please contact the church office @ 742-1168 so we can place you in a group.
Women’s Small Group : Our women’s small group is designed to help you build relationships with other women. We have various events every month that allow you to have fun and develop new relationships with other woman. For all of our upcoming events or to be a part of our leadership team please contact the Church Office at Office@cdoassemblyofgod.com or call the office @ 742-1168.
Women's Bible Study: Join us for our Women's Bible Study on the first Fridays of the month at 7pm. We are currently studying the book Bad Girls of the Bible.
Young at Heart: This group is designed for those 55 and older who enjoy meeting together for food, fellowship, and getting to know one another better. We meet every 3rd Tuesday in the church foyer from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Bring a finger food or potluck dish to share and have fellowship with games afterwards. Anyone can come. You are never too old or young. Come enjoy the fellowship. For more information contact Steve Kern @ (928) 358-3416.
Friday Morning Prayer: We believe in the power of prayer. Through the power of prayer we can experience God and grow in our faith in Him. We have a prayer group that meets in the Sanctuary every 1st Friday morning of the month at 10AM.
Bunco: Do you like to play bunco? Then join the fun on the first Tuesdays of the month at 2PM in the youth building. For more information contact Annette Puckett (815) 901-2017
SERVICE SMALL GROUPS
Linus Blanket Project: We are a service based small group making blankets for children in Tucson. Currently, we have committed ourselves to making (18) all quilted blankets for the Diamond NICU. We meet every Friday morning (except for the 3rd Fri., see info below) in the CDO church Youth Modular from 9-12. Please bring your own materials to work on. New volunteers are always welcome to attend monthly meetings and learn more about Project Linus. For more information, please call Christene Hester 909-6818.
Once a month Meeting: Instead of the 3rd Friday, Our monthly meetings are moved to the 3rd Thursdays. At the monthly meetings on Thursdays we gather the blankets in sizes appropriate to the needs of the various recipient facilities and stack them on tables; then bag them for delivery.
Food and Faith: We provide a home cooked meal for the Davis Monthan Air Force Base once a month as a way to say thank you for their service. If you would like to be a part of this group and help provide a home cooked meal, contact Ray Puckett (815) 501-1987.
Food Bank: We run a food pantry every Wednesday and Saturday from 9AM until noon. We are always looking for help to distribute and unload food, Mondays through Saturday 9AM until noon. If you would like more information, contact the church office (520) 742-1168.
Small Groups have numerous advantages and the potential of creating dynamic disciples through nontraditional means and ministries. Find a small group that you can be involved in!