Small Groups

Small Groups

We consider small groups the heart of our church. Weekly small groups provide a safe space to belong and grow in faith.  The fall quarter runs through September 15 – November 30. If you’d like help finding a good fit, contact Amy Ross, pastor of small group ministry at amy@blueroutevineyard.com or call 610.565.1200.


SUNDAY | HAVERTOWN | BIBLE STUDY

5:30 – 7:00 pm | 204 Clamar Ave.
Amy Ross | amy@blueroutevineyard.com | 484.326.6906
Jesus taught through stories, called parables. This fall we’ll explore key ideas from Robert F. Capon’s book, Kingdom, Grace, Judgement as we study a different parable each week. And we’ll encourage each other to live our lives in response to what we study. We’ll worship and pray together, and maybe enjoy some time around the firepit as well. Families will children are welcome, but space is limited, so please call if you’re interested in bringing the whole family. $5 per family for childcare.

MONDAY | OVERBROOK PARK | BIBLE STUDY
7:00 – 9:00 pm | call for location
Keri Rosen | krosen7@yahoo.com | 215.878.6244, please call after 6pm
This group is for people who need to know that “this is not the end,” especially those living with depression. We will explore scriptural ways of dealing with difficult or seemingly untracable situations. We’ll study the bible together, pray and encourage one another. I hope you can join us.

TUESDAY | MEDIA | SERMON DISCUSSION
6:15pm – 7:45pm | BRV Media, 425 W. Front St
Amy Carnall | amy.carnall@blueroutevineyard.com | 610.565.1200
Join us to build friendships, study the scripture which corresponds to the weekly sermon, and pray for one another. Childcare is available for $5 per child and $10 per family.

TUESDAY | MEDIA | BRIDGE GROUP
7:00pm – 9:00pm | 10 Stable Lane
Amy Ross, Brad Ettien and Vito Funari | amy@blueroutevineyard.com | 610.565.1200 & 610.476.7380
Our group seeks to create a safe space to bridge people from different experiences together as we pursue freedom in Christ. We envision this group to include those who have been affected by substance abuse, either personally or through a loved one, as well was people who have no connection with substance abuse but feel they want to pursue greater freedom in Christ. Each week we’ll worship, study scripture and pray for each other and our loved ones. If you feel this group might be for you, we would feel honored to have you join us.

TUESDAY | SPRINGFIELD | SPIRITUAL PRACTICES
7:30pm – 9:30pm | Call of email for location
Kathy Maskell and Pat Brodeur | kathy@blueroutevineyard.com | 610.565.1200
What if the most important step to spiritual transformation is what we think about God? This fall, use the key ideas from James Smith’s Good and Beautiful Community book to test if our ideas match up with what Jesus himself reveals about community and the church. We’ll also spend time each week trying out spiritual practices introduced in the book, as well as pray with one another.

TUESDAY | MEDIA | BIBLE STUDY
7:30pm – 9:00pm | 1 Claudia Circle
Lindsey McAleese and Kyung-hee Baxter | lindseymac18@gmail.com | 610-945-6299
Do you feel concerned as a sister, mother, daughter, wife, co-worker, or friend in our current culture? Join us as we gather as a community of women and look to the Bible for hope and purpose. We will study the Old Testament prophets as a model for how to live as faithful Christians in uncertain times. We are a new group so now is a great time to join us.

TUESDAY | MEDIA | BIBLE STUDY
7:00pm – 9:00pm | 35 Oakmont Place
Tish Mayo | tishmayo@msn.com | 610.627.4643
We are a very welcoming group and we have a good time together. In September we will be finishing up studying the minor prophets from the Old Testament. Then we will be doing a verse by verse study of Ecclesiastes. We study the bible together, welcomes questions, share our highs and lows from the week and pray together. We have some folks who live or work at a distance and they join us on facetime. We also do some fun social activities. We are a happy, supportive group.

WEDNESDAY | MEDIA | WOMEN’S GROUP
9:30am – 11:00pm | BRV Media, 425 W. Front St, lower level
Mona Price and Beth White | begewhite@verizon.net| 484.716.3098
Come join us for fellowship, building community among women from all stages of life, and practical application as we work through a guided study on one of the books of the bible! Childcare $5 per family

WEDNESDAY | MEDIA | ALPHA GROUP
6:30pm – 8:30pm | October – January | BRV Media, 425 W. Front St, lower level
Mark Tindall | mark@blueroutevineyard.com | 610.565.1200
Coming off a popular and delicious spring semester, Alpha is back. Led my many of the people who made this group so fun and full of life, we hope to include more people who are early in their walk with God or who want to work out the significant questions that thoughtful people have about faith.

WEDNESDAY | MEDIA | GRIEFSHARE
6:30pm – 8:00pm | 425 W Front St.
Beth Pettyjohn | bethpettyjohn@hotmail.com | 484.716.5431
Suffering the lost of a loved one can often make someone feel alone as they wrestle with the questions of why and the different emotions they may be feeling. Griefshare is a grief recovery support group where you can find help and healing for the hurt of losing a loved one, while coming together with others who have also lost someone. This program contains elements of video seminars, group discussions and personal reflection. $15 for participant workbooks.

WEDNESDAY | MORTON | BOOK STUDY
7:00pm – 9:00pm | 509 N. Morton Ave.
Jared Tindall | jared@blueroutevineyard.com | 484.620.1442
This fall we will be going through the book, Surrender to Love, by David Benner. We will be talking about the call to surrender our lives to Jesus, how this shapes our identities, and the real freedom this allows us. We will also worship together and pray for one another each week, while having a couple potlucks along the way. Come join us as we use this great book to help us follow Jesus as a community.

WEDNESDAY | MEDIA | BOOK STUDY
7:30pm – 9:00pm | Call or email for location
Jesse Bean & Kristine Young | jessebean@post.harvard.edu | 215.983.9967
We’re tackling heavy themes this semester – Heaven, the Resurrection (Jesus’ and ours!), and what these mean for the Mission of the Church. Bishop N.T. Wright’s book Surprised by Hope will provide the core text for our discussion. We’ll also worship, pray, encourage one another and laugh a lot! Come early for light refreshments and conversation. Parents are welcome, but we don’t provide childcare.

WEDNESDAY | WALLINGFORD | BIBLE STUDY
7:30pm – 9:00pm | Call or email for location
David and Charlotte Johnston | jodavid@sas.upenn.edu | 610.566.5740
We will use NT Wright’s commentary on John, Part II, to continue discussing this gospel and listening to what Jesus is saying to us today. We share our burdens and pray for one another.

THURSDAY | FOLSOM | COOKING WITH JESUS
6:30pm – 8:30pm | Call or email for location.
Stephan & Patti Nicolai |nicolai777@gmail.com | 610.842.3807
Our small group goal is to cook new foods, share a bite together and have great biblical conversation. If you enjoy cooking and want to learn more about the Bible, this is the group for you. We do not provide child care and you must love dogs.

THURSDAY | MEDIA | SERMON DISCUSSION
7:00pm – 8:30pm | 127 Powderhorn Lane
Jennifer and Jeremy Hogan | jnjhogan@swbell.net | 405.570.4101
Our new group will be studying the scripture passage which corresponds to our BRV sermon series. We’ll spend time praying for each other in a variety of ways each week and growing in community. All are welcome, especially parents of middle school youth group students. We meet close to the church so you can drop your middle schooler off and come on over. We’ll also have space for a few younger children to play during group but we will not have a babysitter. If you’re interested in bringing the whole family, please call us to see if this is a fit for you.

THURSDAY | PROSPECT PARK | BOOK STUDY
7:00pm – 9:00pm | Call or email for location
Scott and Becky McCollum | sbmccollum@rcn.com | 610.945.8469
This semester we will be working through the book, “My Heart – Christ’s Home” by Robert Boyd Munger. Each week we will look at different areas of our lives and be challenged to grow deeper in our relationship with God and in given control over those areas to Him.

THURSDAY | SHARON HILL | SERMON DISCUSSION
7:00pm – 9:00pm | 1117 Burton Ave.
Shelly McKeown | 215.901.2593
Are you new to BRV and looking for a small group? Are you not new to BRV but haven’t yet found a small group home? Do you just want to meet some new people to share life with? We’re starting a new small group that will center around the sermon and the scripture each week. Come and ask your questions, share your experiences, and dig a little deeper into what it would look if you were to apply what we hear and learn each week to our daily lives.

FRIDAY | ONLINE | MEN’S GROUP
12:15pm – 1:00pm | October – January | Call or email for zoom link
Mark Tindall | mark@blueroutevineyard.com | 610.565.1200
Mark is piloting a new online reading group for men this fall, starting the first week in October. We will read together, build a pattern of trust and frank conversation, challenging each other to continue to grow toward maturity. Every meeting will begin promptly over lunch and end at a predicable time. This group is designed for guys who have been walking with the Lord for at least 3 years and who want to keep growing. Mark is looking for a core team to work with ahead of time. If interested in being on that team, email mark@blueroutevineyard.com.

FRIDAY | CHERRY HILL, NJ | BOOK STUDY
7:00pm – 9:00pm | Text or call for location.
Vera Lee | verajlee@gmail.com | 610.563.7876
We are a kinship group located in South Jersey and we couldn’t be more excited to have a BRV presence in the Garden State. We will meet every other Friday. We will have a simple dinner together, and continue our study of Tim Keller’s The Reason for God: Belief in the Age of Skepticism, and worship and pray for one another. For those of you living in South Jersey, we welcome you to join us.

SATURDAY | MEDIA | SPIRITUAL PRACTICES
9:00am – 11:00am | Media Presbyterian Church (Youth Room*) | 30 E. Baltimore Ave.
Taylor Buchanan | tbuchanan1121@gmail.com | 610.883.0651
We focus on how to hear from God through prayer, worship, and conversation. How do we “do life” with God on a daily basis? All are welcome. *Youth room has a separate entrance located in the back of the building (off of E. Franklin St.)

SATURDAY | MEDIA | MEN’S GROUP
9:00am – 11:00am | Granite Farm Estates – 1343 W. Baltimore Ave.
Bob Volpe | bobvolpe3@gmail.com | 302.841.4800
We are a group of men who look together to Jesus to help us grow as fathers, husbands and leaders in our communities. We share time in prayer, scripture study and conversation about the real challenges in our lives. We meet the second and fourth Saturday of each month.