Groups

When Jesus started His ministry the very first thing He did was form a group. Groups are a special part of Thelma Baptist Church life.  They have been designed for you and members of your family to gather with a group of like-minded, similar life phase people to build friendships, develop community, and deepen in knowledge of the Word of God and personal faith.  We have groups that meet Sunday mornings during what would be a traditional Sunday School time, but we also have groups that meet in other locations and at other times during the week. Below, you will find a listing of current offerings.

Groups Directory
Do you want to join a group of Jesus-loving people that are eager to form community with one another while navigating marriage, kids, and day to day life? This may be the group for you! We are working through the Bible following “The Story of Redemption” by Daily Grace. Any week is a perfect opportunity for you to join us! Expect to find a group that likes to laugh & have fun while learning about Jesus & His word!
Would you like to make new or renew old relationships as you learn more about how the Church was born? Join us as we explore the Book of Acts and discover how a small number of Jesus' followers, from different nations, speaking many languages, became the church. Discover how they boldly carried the Gospel message throughout their world.  We will pray about and discuss what our next steps as the Church should be in view of the growing worldwide hostility toward Christianity.  
Do you want to learn to live by faith? Do you desire to have a better understanding of what it looks like to trust God in your daily life or how to actively live out God's plan for your life? This may be the perfect group for you! Join us as we mature spiritually and encourage one another in our faith!
Welcome! Our group is open to any age or marital status. We love to look into God’s Word to see how it speaks to us while having fun and enjoying each other’s community. Currently, we are going through "Kingdom Politics," by Tony Evans. We would love to have you join our group!
“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.” C.S. Lewis’s profound wisdom echoes how we as Christians should have a hunger to grow in Christ to be image makers in a world desperate for affirmation. Come join us as we explore current and classic works of highly respected Christian authors and leaders who shed their insights on our purpose of being the Biblical light and truth amidst a culture that has lost its moral compass.
Do you want to learn to live by faith? Do you desire to have a better understanding of what it looks like to trust God in your daily life or how to actively live out God's plan for your life? This may be the perfect group for you! Join us as we mature spiritually and encourage one another in our faith!
No matter what age, gender, or marital status, if you love to study the Bible, this could be the place for you.  This is a discussion-based group where we take a slow, deliberate, and deeper approach to study the scripture, applying an “in the volume of the book it is written of me” approach.  We are currently studying the Gospel of John.  We use exploratory questions like “Who wrote this and what do we know about him?”; “Where else in scripture do we see this?”; “What is the symbolization and how do we know that?” to increase our understanding of scripture.  We prayerfully dig into the text and bring application to our own lives, searching for what Jesus desires in our walk with Him.
Join us as we continue studying lessons designed to help us live by faith,  grow in our understanding of trusting God,  and how to actively live out God's plan for our lives. Please join us as we mature spiritually and encourage one another!
This group is multigenerational and offers a wide range of perspectives and testimonies on the Christian life. Members in this Bible Study group will be challenged to delve deeper into the application of Gods Word to live everyday life God's way. The weekly group discussions will be scripture driven and interactive. Personal study guides will be available to present daily opportunities to learn and prepare for weekly discussions. The study guides are written by respected Christian authors both current and classic and will be the source of our weekly study topics.
Ladies, have you ever desired a deeper relationship and knowledge of God?  To not just know about Him, but to know Him intimately and be able to trust Him with everything? Join us as we journey together through "Knowing God" by J.I. Packer, and encourage one another on our own individual journeys toward knowing our Lord and Savior personally.
Gather with other men to fight for the things that matter most - relationships. Our desire is not only to get the Word in our heart and know where it may be found, but to become the faithful mighty men, disciples, husbands, and fathers that God desires.  We dive deeply into both Old and New Testaments in a slow, typically inductive approach, because scripture is the best interpreter of scripture. Our goal is to conform our minds and lives to the image of Christ by seeking the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, applying His timeless truths, and fighting for unrelenting obedience to His commands.