Find a Connect Group

Everybody needs a place to belong. We grow the most within the context of community. That's why we gather in Connect Groups weekly to hang out with Christian friends and encourage each other as we discuss how we can grow in our faith in Jesus. 


Connect Groups are gatherings of 6-12 people who meet weekly to hang out, discuss how they can follow Jesus more, and to pray for one another. Some groups discuss a video, others use a book of the Bible, and others dig deeper into the Sunday morning sermon. If you have questions, check out the Connect Groups FAQ at the bottom of this page.


Groups begin on January 21. If you want to sign up for a Connect Group, check out the group details below and email the group leader to sign up or ask a question. You can also let us know on the Connect Card during a Sunday service, or sign up in the lobby on January 6, 13, or 20. You can even sign up online using the Connect Group Interest Form. If you have any trouble signing up, contact josh@newstantonchurch.com. We will help you find a group!

  • Guardrails - Monday at 6:30

    This Connect Group will be discussing a DVD study called "Guardrails" by Andy Stanley. The group is led by Kim and Harold Eutsey and they meet on Monday nights at the church in room 1 at 6:30 p.m. Childcare is not provided.


  • Men's Group - Monday at 6:30

    This Men's Connect Group will be discussing a DVD study called "Close Encounters: A Fair Chase Venture Into the Heart of God" by Jason Cruise. The study connects divine truths with experiences in the great outdoors. The group is led by Rob Smith and Matt Reagan and they meet on Monday nights at the church in room 2 at 6:30 p.m. Childcare is not provided.


  • Alpha - Tuesday at 6:30

    Got questions? Alpha is an opportunity to explore life and faith in a friendly, open, and informal environment. This group will discuss some of the deepest questions in life and the claims of Christianity. Alpha is led by Roy Selesky and they meet on Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m. Childcare is not provided.


  • Goliath Must Fall - Tuesday at 6:30

    This Connect Group will be discussing a DVD study called "Goliath Must Fall: Winning the Battle Against Your Giants" by Louie Giglio. The group is led by Criss Crider and they meet on Tuesday nights at the church in room 3 at 6:30 p.m. Childcare is not provided.


  • The Unsettling Solution for Just About Everything - Wednesday at 6:30

    This Connect Group will be discussing a DVD study about grace called "The Unsettling Solution to Just About Everything" by Andy Stanley. The group is led by Angie and George Smouse and they meet on Wednesday nights in Mt. Pleasant at 6:30 p.m. Childcare is not provided.


    Please note that this group starts on January 9, before the other groups.


  • Prayer Group - Wednesday at 6:30

    The Prayer Group will be discussing the book of Psalms. This group has a prayer focus and prays over the prayer requests of the church every single week. The group is led by Bonnie King and Criss Crider and they meet on Wednesday nights at the church at 6:30 p.m. Childcare is not provided.


  • Young Adults - Tuesday at 6:30

    This Connect Group is designed for young adults (age 18-30). They will be discussing a DVD study called "Goliath Must Fall: Winning the Battle Against Your Giants" by Louie Giglio. The group is led by Eric Loucks and Kelsey Romagnoli and they meet on Tuesday nights at the church at 6:30 p.m. Childcare is not provided.


Connect Group FAQs

What is a Connect Group?

A Connect Group is a small community of 6-12 people who meet together once a week to connect with friends, care for each other, and grow in their faith in Jesus. In a group, you will have the opportunity to share your life with fellow Christ-followers and take your walk with Jesus to the next level. We want everyone to be cultivating a greater faith in Him, and have a place to belong. We would love to welcome you into one of our Connect Groups!


When and where do Connect Groups meet?

Connect Groups meet throughout the week on various days, times, and locations. The group host and members decide on a regular time to meet. Some groups even rotate the locations where they meet. There are many groups to choose from based on location and your personal schedule.


How do I get into a Connect Group?

View the Connect Group details (at the top of this page) and email the group host if you are interested in a group. You can also let us know that you are interested in a group using the Connect Group Interest Form, by filling out the Connect Card during a Sunday service, by signing up on My NSC, or at the Community Corner in the lobby during group sign ups in the fall, winter, and spring.


What if I attend a group once and it isn't a good fit?

It's ok! We can help you find a group that is a better fit for you. We do ask that our group members attend consistently after they try out a group, so that the group can build a deeper level of trust with one another.


Is there childcare available for the Connect Groups?

The childcare arrangement is different for every group. Most groups do not offer childcare, but there are a few that are designed for parents. One way that these groups might provide childcare is to pool their funds to pay for a baby sitter during their Connect Group.


Is there any cost to attend a Connect Group?

For most Connect Groups, there is no cost involved. A handful of groups may have a cost to pay for study materials or childcare.


What is the format for a Connect Group?

Every group is unique, but all of our groups spend some time catching up over refreshments, discussing their faith and the Scriptures, and praying together. The discussion will focus on Sunday's sermon, use a DVD group study curriculum, or a book of the Bible.


How long will the average Connect Group meeting last?

A typical Connect Group meeting usually lasts between 1.5 to 2 hours. However, meeting length is unique for each group. The group host will communicate the length of the meeting to their group.