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.


Connect Group sign ups begin March 10, and groups begin on March 24. If you want to sign up for a Connect Group, check out the information below and click on the button to 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 at the table in the lobby.


If you aren't sure what group that you want to join, just fill out the Connect Group Interest Form and we will help you find a group that's a good fit for you. If you have any trouble signing up, contact josh@newstantonchurch.com.

  • Fitness group - Thursdays at 6

    This Connect Group will be working out together from 6-7 and discussing a DVD study called "If: Trading Your If Only Regrets for God's What If Possibilities" by Mark Batterson from 7-8. The group is led by Camron Frederick and Samantha Smith and meets at New Stanton Church on Thursday nights at 6 p.m. Childcare is not provided.



  • Financial Peace University - Mondays at 6:30

    On Monday nights at 6:30, starting on March 25, we will have a class called Financial Peace University from Dave Ramsey. Over 5 million people have taken this class, and the average family that takes FPU pays off $5300 in debt in the first 90 days. Childcare is provided for this class, and the class is led by Matt and Emily Hill.


    There is a cost for this class, but the first meeting on March 25 is free. People can decide at that point whether they want to pay for the class.



  • Young Adults - Wednesdays at 6:30

    This Connect Group is designed for young adults (ages 18-30), and they will be discussing a video study called "The Grave Robber: How Jesus Can Make Your Impossible Possible" by Mark Batterson. The group is led by Pastor Bobby Pushwa and they meet on Wednesday nights at the church at 6:30 p.m. Childcare is not provided.



  • Sermon Discussion - Tuesdays at 6:30

    This Connect Group will be discussing the sermons at NSC and discussing how those scriptural truths affect our everyday lives. The group is led by Criss Crider and they meet on Tuesday nights at the church at 6:30 p.m. Childcare is not provided.


  • Me And My Big Mouth - Tuesdays at 6:30

    This Connect Group will be discussing a DVD study called "Me and My Big Mouth" by Andy Stanley. The group is led by Angie Smouse and Gaile Mariano and they meet on Tuesday nights in Mount Pleasant at 6:30 p.m. Childcare is not provided.



  • Men's Group - Mondays at 6:30

    The "Sharpened Iron" Connect Group is designed just for men and will be discussing a DVD study called "Play The Man" by Mark Batterson. The group is led by Rob Smith and Matt Reagan and they meet on Monday 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.