Small Groups Catalog

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Small Group Registration will open again on January 2019.

If you have any questions regarding small groups contact Pastor Julius at juliuskim@joychurch.com

Proverbs

Standing between wisdom and foolishness. This study guide helps us how to live a wise life by taking us through the book of Proverbs topic by topic – not by chapters. “Proverbs is the Bible's own how-to manual. The wisdom contained in its practical and simple instructions will help you to be successful and prosperous in your work, your dealings with family and friends, and your relationship with God.” – William Mouser

Time: Wednesday 10:30am Location: Church

Focus Group: Open to all (children welcome but no childcare provided)

Material Cost: $9

I Peter

1 Peter explores the themes of a new family identity and hope in the midst of suffering – topics fathers of newborns and toddlers can readily relate to! Using the Bible Project video as a guide, this group will focus on fellowship of new dads and a light bible study of 1 Peter by Navpress.

Time: Thursday 7:30-9pm Location: Church

Focus Group: Fathers of Newborns & Toddlers

Material Cost: $9

Acts

We will looking at how to be the church as a small group community while we study the first 10 chapters of Acts. We will eat, pray, and encourage one another to be the family of God that relies on power of the Gospel like the early church did. This group will be always be open for members to invite their friends and those new to the church.

Time: Thursday 7:30pm Location: Church

Focus Group: Singles, Couples, Open to All (no childcare provided)

Material Cost: $10 for book, Cost of food

ESTHER

A Man and A Woman as Such a Time as This

We will be studying the book of Esther using the Inductive Bible Study Method introduced by Precept Ministries International. Together we will discover how Esther attained royalty to fulfill God’s purpose in her life and the lives of His people, by getting the facts and asking the 5Ws & H: who, what when, where, why and how. Every other meeting will have 1 hour video teaching from Kay Arthur followed by HW discussion with continuing discussion on the following meeting.

Time: Friday 7:30-9:30pm Location: Church Fellowship Hall

Focus Group: Open to all woman (no childcare will be provided)

Material Cost: $10

Sermon Bible Group

We will discuss the sermon and the sermon bible passage that is covered each Sunday and spend time in fellowship as we get to know each other over a meal during our group meeting. New families to Joy are particularly welcome.

Time: Sunday 2pm Location: Cresskill

Focus Group: Families

This group is full. Please choose another small group

PARABLES OF JESUS

The parables of Jesus are good stories often catching us off guard and toppling our common assumptions.

We will study these amazing stories to see how they can change our thoughts and actions.

Time: Sunday 2:30pm Location: TBD

Focus Group: couples with mature children (children old enough to take care of themselves, no childcare provided)

Material Cost: $10

This group is full. Please choose another small group

PHILIPPIANS

A LIFE WORTHY OF THE GOSPEL

Paul's letter to the Philippians gives us a unique window into his own heart and mind. His awareness of Jesus' love and presence gave him hope and humility in his darkest hours. In this study we will explore how knowing Jesus is always a deeply personal and transformative encounter.

Time: Sunday 2:30 pm Location: Church/Rotating Homes

Focus Group: couples and families with children

(children welcome but no childcare provided)

Material Cost: $10

This group is full. Please choose another small group

SERMON ON THE MOUNT

We tend to lower God's standards so we can do more. But Jesus raises God's standards so we can sin less. Over 9 meetings, we will be using John Stott's 12 wk study guide on the Sermon on the Mount examining how to live life the way God intended.

Time: Sunday 2:30-4pm Location: Church/Rotating Homes

Focus Group: couples with or without children

Material Cost: $8

This group is full. Please choose another small group

I CORINTHIANS

The Corinthian church was proud and prosperous. For them, the Apostle Paul had a stern reminder: Genuine spiritual maturity is found not through status and recognition but through faith, hope, and love.

Time: Sunday 3-4:30pm Location: Rotating Homes

Focus Group: Families with elementary kids or older

(children welcome but no childcare provided)

Material Cost: $12

This group is full. Please choose another small group

John

THE WAY TO TRUE LIFE

Let’s do life together this SG season! We are hungry. We are hungry for more. Let’s fill up the empty places in our souls with more of Christ! Let’s quench our thirst for something deeper, more lasting, and more meaningful. During this SG study on the book of John, we will take a fresh look at Jesus to establish—or renew—our faith in the One who offers true meaning, true belonging and true life.

Time: Sunday 3-4:30pm Location: Totowa or Rotating Homes

Focus Group: Families

Material Cost: $9

This group is full. Please choose another small group

GALATIANS

Why The Gospel Matters!

We will be studying the book of Galatians aided by Timothy Keller's Good book study series. The church in Galatia faced a choice between two "gospels" - two ways to approaching God and two ways at looking at life. Which "gospel" they relied on really mattered. We will be applying this study to ask ourselves which "Gospel" are we relying on?

Time: Sunday 4pm Location: Rotating Homes

Focus Group: Families with young children (elementary and younger)

Material Cost: $9

This group is full. Please choose another small group

Ephesians

Wholeness for a Broken World

In the New Testament book of Ephesians Paul lifts the veil from the future to allow us to see God's plan to unite everyone and everything in Christ. Studying this book will renew your hope.

Time: Sunday 2:30pm

Location: Palisades Park/Rotating Home

Focus Group: Open to All Material Cost: $9

This group is full. Please choose another small group

JAMES

This group's focus is on discovering the practices of faith and wisdom that will help you grow up into Christ’s character in the context of family, work, church, and life in general. We also want to build a mentorship between older and younger brothers so everyone can learn from each other.

Time: Wednesday 8-9:30pm Location: Church or Rotating Homes

Focus Group: Men

Material Cost: $10

This group is full. Please choose another small group