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: Prophets  
  • 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.  Contact Doug.Kallesen@TrinityDowntown.com
  • More info about ordering, audio book access and supplemental materials can be found HERE
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).

SERMON STUDY: Sunday Adult Bible Study

Want to gain a deeper understanding of the sermon lesson each week?  Join Pastor Doug for a “Sermon Study” Bible study group on Sundays at 10:15am and dig into the lectionary reading for a deeper understanding of the lesson shared in worhsip.

IMMERSE: Poets

  • Book optional, daily readings, eight week plan (est September 15 through 8 wks)
  • You may also follow along in your regular/favorite Bible – your choice!
  • Sundays at 10am (adults – begins Sept 12), Tuesday at 9am (Women – begins Sept 14), Thursdays at 6pm (Women), Saturdays at 4:30pm (adults – begins Sept 11)
  • More info about ordering, audio book access and supplemental materials can be found HERE
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. You can participate in this study at Sunday morning Adult Sunday School, Saturday evenings before worship, Tuesday morning womens group, a Thursday evening womens group, or on your own. You can use the IMMERSE book, OR follow along in your own study Bible. There are audio recording available for free on the IMMERSE website, softcover books or ebooks. If you’d like to join a group, email TLC@TrinityDowntown.com for more information or visit church.trinitydowntown.com/word.
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.

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

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

Starting September 7, WOW ladies will begin reading “Anxious for Nothing” by Max Lucado. YOU are invited to join for this new study series. Anxious for Nothing invites readers to delve into Philippians 4:6-7—the most highlighted passage of any book on the planet according to Amazon—“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

In this book, Max will help you: Celebrate God’s goodness, Ask God for help, Leave your concerns with God, Meditate on good things. Stop letting anxiety rule the day. Join Max on the journey to true freedom and experience more joy, clarity, physical renewal, and contentment by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Amazon.com). For more information contact Terry at mammierocks@yahoo.com

    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

    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.