Small group offerings

We have a number of ways to meet and grow together as part of our Deer Lake community!

Look below to discover the variety of "ages and stages" groups we offer to find the small group that is just right for you!  Our Community Support Groups have more information and registration on an external website that can be found by following the link.  Our internal Small Groups have a single registration form that allows you to register with our internal leaders.  If you need assistance or more information, please contact the church office.

Click here to register for internal Small Groups.

Classes begin as listed below.

Please note how each group is meeting - in-person outside, in-building, online, or hybrid - and register appropriately.

  • Community Support Groups

    These groups are open to anyone and are currently being conducted online.  Follow the links at the end of the description if you would like to register to join one of these groups.

    • DivorceCare - Mondays 6pm - Next Session begins January 11th - A friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life's most difficult experiences.  Register here.
    • Financial Peace University - How to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before.  All confidential.  (Link will be provided when the next class is scheduled.)
    • GriefShare - Mondays 6:30pm - Next Session begins January 4th - A friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you after the loss of a loved one.  This group will be meeting in-person and therefore with limited numbers for the safety of all participants.  Register here.
  • Alpha

    Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over eleven weeks.  Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation.  Some of the questions addressed are: Is there more to life than this, Who is Jesus, How can I have faith, and How can I make the most of the rest of my life?  Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone is welcome.

    New Session coming in February

    Alpha Video

  • Co-Ed Small Groups

    • Believers Together - Sundays 11:05am - begins new study January 31st (but ongoing class) - "Life Lessons from Ezra & Nehemiah" by Max Lucado - Two leaders, one burning mission: restoration.  When the people of Israel returned to Jerusalem after their exile in Babylon, they found the city laid waste, the temple destroyed, and their way of life obliterated.  Out of the ashes of this devastation, two leaders emerged to restore the foundations of their worship and their city. Ezra, the first to return,  and Nehemiah, the next to arrive and take on the challenges of restoration.   The efforts of these men reveal just how much God can accomplish in our lives when we follow where he leads.
    • IGNITE - Wednesdays 7pm - in-person and Zoom - With no homework and no preparation needed, IGNITE is great for those with busy schedules.  Each week, participants watch a dynamic teaching from the word of God, followed by discussion, that helps to link faith to our everyday lives.  New study begins January 13th
    • Young Adult/Young Family - Wednesdays 7:30pm begins August 26th - current topics of interest and Scripture
  • Ladies' small groups

    • Moms in Prayer - Sundays 2pm - We pray for all DLUMC youth and schools represented, as well as, specific prayer for our own children.  For more about Moms in Prayer International click here.
    • Women's Online Bible Study - Mondays 8pm via Zoom - new study begins Monday, January 18th - "Becoming a Woman of Excellence" (30th Anniversary Edition) by Cynthia Heald - If you’re hungry for God’s perspective on success in a society that bombards you with conflicting demands, feed on the truths of God’s Word that you’ll discover in these pages.  You will not only learn to “approve the things that are excellent”, but will also experience the joy of becoming God’s woman of excellence. The 11 sessions in this Bible study explore what your identity in Christ is and how you can best serve Him.
    • Wednesday Evening Bible Study - Wednesdays 7pm ongoing (now meeting in Room 208 of the Ed Bldg) - "The Gospel of Mark" with Francis Chan - In this 11-part series on the Gospel of Mark, author and speaker Francis Chan invites us to walk with him along the ancient ways of the Master.  Tracing the steps of Jesus and the Twelve through Israel, Francis explores the major themes of the Gospel of Mark, and asks: Are we willing to take this journey to embrace discipleship?
    • Thursday Morning Bible Study - Thursdays 9:30am begins January 14th (this will be offered in 3 formats: in-person outside, in-person inside, and an online format via Zoom) - "Pursuing Spiritual Transformation: GROUPS: The Life-Giving Power of Community" - Community is God's idea.  Only in community can we know and be known, love and be loved, celebrate others and be celebrated by them.  And only through close, transparent relationships can we be transformed as individuals.  Join us as we enjoy the rewards - and embrace the risks - of community.
  • men's small Groups

    • Men's 4:12 - Tuesdays 6:30am ongoing - meeting via Zoom - This class is a lecture/discussion format that reads through various books of the Bible.  We are currently studying the book of Daniel.  This group typically gathers together in person at the church, but is currently meeting virtually.
    • Wednesday - Wednesdays 6:30pm begins January 6th - meeting via Zoom - "Nine Attributes of a Man" by Vince Miller  In a world where everyone is attempting to define manhood, why not look to God who designed men.  God's definition of real manhood is found in the ultimate man - Jesus Christ.  Gather with other men for a new study entitled "Attributes For Men".  Ten sessions on nine attributes that will empower you to become the man God wants you to be.
    • Friday - Fridays 7am ongoing - meeting via Zoom - Scripture - The book of Luke provides us one of the most in-depth, historical accounts of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection.  Join us as we discover Jesus as both Messiah and Redeemer of the world.