And they were continually devoting themselves to the apostle’s teaching and to fellowship and to the breaking of bread and to prayer —Acts 2:42
Westbrooke Small Groups
Do you want to become more involved in life here at Westbrooke? If so, we invite you to join one of our Small Groups!
Our Small Groups are meant to provide a place for:
- Discipleship – We want to challenge each other to seek God’s Kingdom first as we take His Word and apply it to every area of our lives.
- Fellowship and Care – We want to provide a place where deep relationships can be formed so that we can share our lives in Christ, and where we can love and care for one another.
- Ministry – We want to more effectively learn how to minister together to the reach the world around us for Jesus Christ.
As believers, we have been placed into the body of Christ. We are meant to be deeply connected to each other in order to fully experience God, to reflect His image, and to carry out His ministry to the world. Small Groups are an ideal setting for that to happen.
We have a variety of Small Groups here at Westbrooke that meet at different times and places during the week and with different formats and emphases. We know you can find one that would be a great fit for you and that would help you in your walk with God.
Westbrooke’s Small group ministry leader is Quinton Huffman:
Quinton Huffman has been involved in small groups for many years at Westbrooke and knows firsthand the impact small group ministry can have on individuals and families. As Westbrooke’s small group coordinator, Quinton wants to help any one interested in joining a small group to find the best fit of the many small groups that currently meet at Westbrooke. If you are interested in joining a small group or just want more information, please contact Quinton at firstname.lastname@example.org
Small Group Descriptions:
We are a group of mostly empty nesters that meet in various homes (tend to be in Prairie Village & northern Overland Park) on Tuesday evenings from 7pm – 9pm. The group is probably best understood as a “care group” where personal, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs are expressed and ministered to where appropriate and possible. The time together is comprised of fellowship time (usually with some “treats” provided on a rotating basis) followed by a study time and the sharing of praise and requests for prayer that we usually conclude with. Topics of study vary but are intended to be very practical and serve to encourage us in love and good deeds and the faith once for all delivered to the saints.
Our empty nester group meets every other Wednesday from 7 pm – 8:30 pm at one of our homes inOlathe. Together we choose to participate in a bible study (recently “Memorize the Word” and currently “Topical Memory System Life Issues”). We read the lesson ahead of time and are prepared to discuss when we meet, then pray for one another’s needs. We usually have coffee and fellowship afterwards. Once or twice a year we reach out to others and our small group works together to minister to others as a “special project” to demonstrate the love of Christ.
Thursday Morning Women’s Bible Study
At 9:30 on Thursday mornings in the Family Room at Westbrooke, you will find a group of women who love to get together to study the Bible. Ages, ranging from young mothers to grandmothers, encourage each other through prayer and enriching fellowship. As one young mother put it: “It is the highlight of my week!” Babysitting is provided by seasoned and nurturing care givers. All are welcome! ‘Any questions? Call Janice at (913) 381-5837.”
Our group meets on Monday evening, 6:30 to 8:00. The meetings are open to anyone. Meetings consist of fellowship, discussion of the Word, prayer, and communion together. Once per month (generally the third Monday of the month) we have supper together. Right now, we have no families with young children, although we love children. Prayer is an important emphasis of our group. We love visitors of all ages and backgrounds.
Our group has a mixture of those whose kids are out of the house and some younger adults with and without kids. We meet every other Thursday night from 7:00 to 8:30. During our time together spend time in study, fellowship, sharing and prayer. We have dinner together every other month or so. We enjoy having new people of any age join our group and would love to get to know you.
Our small group currently consists of couples in their 20s to 40s and is open to anyone who wants to join! We like to split our time between Bible study (typically chapter by chapter) and fellowship, building friendships and supporting each other as we live our lives together. We meet on Wednesday night during AWANAS, which makes it easy for couples with children to join.
The Hall/Rice group meets on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 in the library at Westbrooke. This is a topical study, where we typically work through a book or video series, with discussion of the content, followed by sharing and prayer. We have mostly empty nesters in our group but are open to all ages.
Because all of the families in our group have small kids, we have structured our time a little different – we meet in the Overland Park area every other Wednesday evening at 6:30, rotating between our homes and the church building. Wednesday nights are entirely for fellowship. We share a meal together and hangout! Because we don’t have any structured spiritual content Wednesday nights, we also meet for discipleship during the off week – the husbands all meet together one evening and the wives meet on another night for coffee. This structure allows us to share the benefit of doing life together as a whole family AND develop deep relationships without the distractions of so many kids.