Small Groups

A Place to Connect
Small Groups provide a place to connect with others, share life, and grow in faith together.

A Place to Change
Small Groups provide an environment where spiritual growth and life change are primary focuses.

A Place to Cultivate
Small groups provide opportunities to take what we’re learning inside our groups and activate it by serving others.

Resources for All Group Leaders

Leadership Development

Helpful Links and Resources

  • Planning Center – MCC’s small group management system
  • RightNow Media – online library of Bible Studies
  • MCC Worship Videosaccess videos with lyrics from MCC’s own worship band.
  • Ministry Details & Contacts – As a leader at MCC, your group members will naturally see you as a source of information about the church. This sheet will help you know who to contact for different needs. Additionally, if your small group wishes to serve together, there are dozens of opportunities marked with “**” to indicate potential areas where volunteers are needed.
  • MCC’s Freedom Ministry – Curriculum Small Groups and Conference Details

Recommended Curriculum

To check out any materials listed below, contact Terra Lawrence

New Believers/Groups
Alpha – Video-based study
Cold Case Christianity – J. Warner Wallace
Community – (Starting Well in Your Small Group) – Andy Stanley (DVD; book)
Discipleship Essentials – Greg Ogden (Book)
MCC Sunday Sermon Discussion Questions (sent via email weekly)
Rooted – Connect with God, the Church, Your Purpose (Book; offered at MCC every spring and fall)
The Seven Big Questions – Explore God

Studying the Bible
Bible Project – How to Read the Bible
Bible Project – Word Studies
Bible Study Roadmaps – Year-round Curriculum for Small Groups
Blue Letter Bible (commentaries, cross-references, word studies)
How to Study the Bible Overview – Jen Wilkin
How to Study the Bible Overview – Navigators
Read This First – Gary Miller (Book)
SOAP Study Method
The Bible Recap: A One-Year Guide to Reading and Understanding the Bible – Tara Leigh Cobble (Book)
Truth Search Instructions

AHA – Kyle Idleman (DVD)
All In – Mark Batterson (DVD)
As Silver Refined – Kay Arthur (Book)
Defining Moments – Andy Stanley (DVD)
Explicit Gospel – Matt Chandler (DVD)
Follow – Andy Stanley (DVD)
I Never Thought I’d See the Day – David Jeremiah (Book)
Jesus in Me – Anne Graham Lotz (DVD; books)
People Are Asking Is This The End? – David Jeremiah (Book)
Relentless – John Bevere (DVD)
RightNow Media Studies Other MCC Groups Have Used
Soul Keeping – John Ortberg (DVD)
The Chosen
The Gospel of Mark – Francis Chan
The Power of Your Words – Robert Morris (DVD)
Unshakeable Hope – Max Lucado (DVD; books)
Where is God? – Philip Yancey (Book)
Why? – Anne Graham Lotz (Book)

Prayer, the Holy Spirit, and God’s Presence
Experiencing God – Henry Blackaby (DVD; book)
Experiencing God for Teens – Mike & Daniel Blackaby (Digital Format)
Forgotten God – Francis Chan (DVD)
Prayer – Does It Make Any Difference? – Philip Yancey (DVD)
The Circle Maker – Mark Batterson (DVD)
The God I Never Knew – Robert Morris (DVD)
The Helper – Depending on the Spirit in All of Life – Randy Hurst (DVD)

Creative Ways to Love & Encourage Him/Her – Jefferson Bethke (Books)
Five Love Languages – Gary Chapman (DVD; books)
For Men Only/For Women Only – Shaunti Feldhahn (DVD; books)
Grace-Filled Marriage and Grace-Filled Marriage 2 – Tim Kimmel (RightNow Media video studies)
His Needs, Her Needs – Willard F. Harley, Jr. (DVD; books)
Keep Your Love On – Danny Silk (DVD; books)
Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage – Mark Gungor (DVD)
Love and Respect – Emmerson Eggerichs (book)
Love Talk for Men/Women – Les and Leslie Parrott (Books)
Marriage on the Rock – Jimmy Evans (Books)
Sacred Marriage – Gary Thomas (DVD; book and RightNow Media video study)
Tale of Two Brains – Mark Gungor (DVD)
The Art of Marriage – FamilyLife (DVD; books)
The Marriage Course – Alpha
Vertical Marriage – FamilyLife (DVD; book)
You & Me Forever – Francis Chan (Books)

Family & Parenting
Art of Parenting – FamilyLife (DVD; book)
Confessions of an Adoptive Parent – Mike Berry (Book)

Mom Set Free – Jeannine Cunnion (Book)
Parenting on Purpose – Digital files (Terra,
The Smart Stepfamily – Ron L. Deal (RightNow Media)

Financial Peace University – Dave Ramsey (offered annually at MCC)
The Legacy Journey – Dave Ramsey (book)

33 The Series – Robert Lewis (RightNow Media)
Play The Man – Mark Batterson (RightNow Media)
Wild at Heart – John Eldredge (Book)

1 Peter: A Living Hope in Christ – Jen Wilkin (Digital Format)
2020 – Christine Caine (DVD)
A Mile in Her Shoes – Sheron Patterson (DVD)
A Woman’s Heart: God’s Dwelling Place – Beth Moore (DVD)
Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed: A Study of David – Arthur, Moore, Shirer (Book)
Authentic Love: Bible Study for Girls – D. A. Horton (DVD; book)
Battlefield of the Mind – Joyce Meyer (DVD)
Believing God – Beth Moore (Digital Format)
Brave Love – Brian and Christy Brent (Book)
Brave – Angela Thomas (DVD)
Breaking Free – Beth Moore (Books)
Breathe – Priscilla Shirer (DVD)
Captivating – Stasi Eldredge (DVD)
Children of the Day (Thessalonians) – Beth Moore (DVD)
Covenant – Kay Arthur (DVD)
David: Seeking a Heart Like His – Beth Moore (DVD)
Defined – Teen Girls’ Bible Study Book: Who God Says You Are – Priscilla Shirer (DVD)
Discerning the Voice of God – Priscilla Shirer (DVD)
Esther – Beth Moore (DVD)
Fierce – Jennifer Cowart (DVD)
Fight Like a Girl – Lisa Bevere (DVD)
Finding Balance – Becca Stevens (DVD)
Fully Alive – Beth Moore (DVD)
Gideon: Your Weaknesses, God’s Strength – Priscilla Shirer (DVD)
Here and Now, There and Then – Beth Moore (DVD)
Jonah: Navigating Life Interrupted – Priscilla Shirer (DVD)
Living Beyond Yourself – Beth Moore (DVD)
Living Your Life as a Beautiful Offering – Angela Thomas (DVD)
One in a Million – Priscilla Shirer (DVD)
Quest – Beth Moore (DVD)
Simple Prayer, Simple Life – Joyce Meyer (DVD)
Stepping Up – Beth Moore (DVD; books)
Strong – Angela Thomas (DVD)
The Best Yes – Lysa TerKeurst (DVD; book))
The Inheritance – Beth Moore (DVD)
The Patriarchs – Beth Moore (DVD)
The Power of a Praying Woman – Stormie Omartian (DVD)
Trustworthy – Lysa TerKeurst (DVD)
Unplugged – Lysa TerKeurst (DVD)
Waymaker – Ann Voskamp (Book)
When Godly People Do Ungodly Things – Beth Moore (DVD)

Oneness Embraced – Tony Evans (RightNow Media)

When Helping Hurts – Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert (book)
Letters to the Church – Francis Chan (DVD)