Study & Support Groups

Connect - Learn - Grow

Groups are listed below and are open to all. Let us know which you’d like to be involved in!

More groups can be added based on topics meaningful to you, and we can schedule groups on lunch hours or in the evening after work is done/kids are in bed/families fed… whatever works best for those interested. Groups can start with as few as TWO participants and grow from there!

Open to church, CDC, guests, friends, neighbors and strangers. All are welcome to connect, learn and grow!

If you don’t see something that you’re looking for let us know and we’ll find something in your area of interest. And if you’re new to virtual meetings, don’t worry, it’s not complicated, and we can walk you through the process. You’ll be a pro in no time.

Reach out to Trinity’s Ministry and Communications Coordinator, Chanda Gillenwater, at Chanda.Gillenwater@TrinityDowntown.com or 407-490-7339 (text or call).

Currently Scheduled Groups

Immerse Bible Reading Experience, Book 3: Kingdoms
  • Book needed, daily readings, eight week plan (June 7 through 8 wks)
  • You may also follow along in your regular/favorite Bible – your choice!
  • MONDAYS at 7pm with Pastor Doug, via ZOOM.
  • Join Zoom Meeting by going to this link:
  • Meeting ID: 871 5950 5495
  • Passcode: 872275
  • More info about ordering, audio book access and supplemental materials can be found HERE
Immerse: Kingdoms is the third of six volumes in Immerse: The Bible Reading Experience. Kingdoms presents a new and unique journey through the story of Israel from the time of its conquest of Canaan (Joshua) through its struggle to settle the land (Judges, Ruth) and the establishment of Israel’s kingdom, which ends in a forced exile (Samuel–Kings). The nation of Israel, commissioned to be God’s light to the nations, falls to division and then foreign conquest for rejecting God’s rule.
Immerse Bible Reading Experience, Book 4: Prophets
  • Book needed, daily readings, eight week plan (est September 15 through 8 wks)
  • You may also follow along in your regular/favorite Bible – your choice!
  • MONDAYS at 7pm with Pastor Doug, via ZOOM.
  • More info about ordering, audio book access and supplemental materials can be found HERE

    Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, The Minor Prophets

    Immerse: Prophets is the fourth of six volumes in Immerse: The Bible Reading Experience. Prophets presents the First Testament prophets in groupings that generally represent four historical periods: the prophets who spoke before the fall of Israel’s northern kingdom (Amos, Hosea, Micah, Isaiah), before the fall of the southern kingdom (Zephaniah, Nahum, Habakkuk), around the time of Jerusalem’s destruction (Jeremiah, Obadiah, Ezekiel), and after the return from exile (Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi, Joel, Jonah).

    Grief Share – Grief Recovery Support Group
    • Discussion leader is Norma Smith, contact at normie1939@gmail.com
    • Tuesdays at 1pm, Loggia 3 Classroom, in-person, workbook needed
    • Each weekly session is a stand-alone session – so you can join at any time and at any pace!
    GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend. You’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. Grief Share support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and have been trained to facilitate this support group. Please share with others who may need to hear about this. These groups are open to all. To learn more visit https://www.griefshare.org/ . Questions? Contact Trinity’s Ministry & Communications Coordinator, Chanda, at 407-490-7339 or TLC@TrinityDowntown.com
     
    Participants will gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life. It is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. GriefShare meets weekly for 13 weeks. Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements:
    • Video seminar with experts Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.
    • Support group discussion with focus After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.
    • Personal study and reflection During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.
    Prayer Bible Study Group 
    Pastor Doug leads an evening prayer group on Wednesdays at 7pm. For a weekly check-in, a lesson on prayer, and time to pray with and for one another, contact Pastor Doug for the Zoom meeting invitation at doug.kallesen@trinitydowntown.com.
    Weekly Men’s IHOP Breakfast and Devotions Group (ongoing)
    • Men’s small group for the early birds amoung us!
    • Meets weekly at IHOP on Colonial drive
    • Thursday mornings at 6:30am
    • contact Omar at odittmer892@gmail.com for details

      Tuesday Morning Women’s Group: “Women of the Word” (WOW)

      WOW will break for the summer and return September 7
      • ANCXIOUS FOR NOTHING by Max Lucado
      • Book needed-order here, Weekly reading assignment, jump in anytime
      • Starting September 14
      • Tuesdays at 9am, Loggia 3, in-person
      • Contact Terry at mammierocks@yahoo.com to sign up

        Sunday Adult Bible Study – Studying Lectionary Readings

        • Sunday Mornings 8:45am through September 5  (new Sunday Schedule begins Sept 12)
        • Adult group meeting in-person at Trinity with the option of Zoom link!
        • Studying lectionary/sermon readings each week. Contact Gregg Yawman at gyawman@instetag.com for more information.

          Adult Bible Study – IMMERSE Bible Reading Experience – POETS coming up next

          • Book needed OR you can follow along in your regular/favorite Bible
          • Sunday mornings begins September 12
          • Tuesday morning starts September 14
          • Thursday evening starts Septmember 16

            Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Lamentations

            Immerse: Poets is the fifth of six volumes in Immerse: The Bible Reading Experience. Poets presents the poetical books of the First Testament in two groupings, dividing the books between songbooks (Psalms, Lamentations, Song of Songs) and wisdom writings (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Job). These writings all reflect the daily, down-to-earth faith of God’s people as they live out their covenant relationship with him in worship and wise living.

          • Resources: https://www.tyndale.com/sites/immersebible/poets

            Online/At Your Own Pace

            ev. Milan Weerts, Trinity’s visitation pastor, who also serves as visitation pastor for Woodlands Lutheran in Montverde, has written numerous studies which you can access online and read at your own pace.
            If you have questions regarding any of the lesons, you are welcome to connect with Pastor Weerts at StrongInChrist@CFL.RR.COM   

                Readings

                Your Own Bible You can use your own Bible and follow along with the reading assignments

                Immerse Book Orders can be made through Tyndale (print or Kindle) https://www.tyndale.com/p/immerse-messiah/9781496424136

                Immerse Text  You can read the text on the Immerse website at no cost
                https://www.paperturn-view.com/us/tyndale-bibles/immersemessiah-nlt?pid=MTM13813&v=1.2

                Free Audio
                Podcasts are available via Apple and Google podcasts, and readings can be streamed online from the website.  https://www.tyndale.com/p/immerse-messiah/9781496424136

                To learn more, visit the Immerse Bible website.

                Spritual Growth & Development

                We recognize how important Christian Education is to your overall Spritual Development and Wellness.  Trinity Bible Sutdies are just one of many resourses.  If you don’t see something here that works for you, let us know!  We’ll help you find something that meets your needs and keeps you on a path of growth and development!  Contact us at TLC@TrinityDowntown.com.