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.  Our groups gather at different times and places  (in-person/online)  so there are many options to find the right fit for you. All are welcome!

In every BRV SMALL GROUP, you can expect to engage in scripture, pray for one another, and enjoy meaningful friendships and shared life. SPRING GROUPS are meeting on an ongoing basis, with each group following their own calendar.  To try out a new group first contact the leader using the information on this page.  If you’d like help finding a good fit, contact Amy Ross, pastor of small group ministry at or call 610.565.1200.

MONDAY | Women’s Group
7:00 pm  – 8:30 pm  | ONLINE, contact leader for login info
Dalissy Washington |
When you and your spouse are on the same path of marriage but in different places on your faith journey it’s good to get together with other women who share this experience. This is a topic, discussion, and prayer small group. Our discussions will center on scripture as we seek to grow in our faith and as partners in our marriages.

TUESDAY | Men’s group | Book study
12:00 pm – 12:55 pm | ONLINE Call or email for zoom link
Brady Shuert and Mark Tindall | | 610.565.1200
We will be discussing James Bryan Smith’s book, Good and Beautiful Life.  Our group is designed for guys who have been walking with the Lord for at least 3 years and who want to keep growing. Every meeting will begin promptly over lunch and end at a predictable time. 

TUESDAY | Bible study
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm | ONLINE, contact leader for login info
Tish Mayo | | 610.627.4643
This winter we will do a verse by verse Bible study with lively participation. This term we will be studying Romans. We are a caring, supportive group and all are welcome.

TUESDAY | Bible study
7:30 pm-9:00 pm |  Meeting in person at BRV, 425 W. Front St.
Pat Brodeur || 267.402.0493
This spring we will continue going through John’s gospel with the help of N.T. Wright’s study guide. We will also incorporate spiritual practices, prayer, and silence from week to week.

TUESDAY | Book study
7:45 pm-9:00 pm | ONLINE, contact leader for login info
Amy Carnall | | 610.565.1200
This winter we will discuss James Bryan Smith’s book, The Good and Beautiful Life. Our goal is to be a community that supports one another and provides encouragement. You’re welcome to join!

TUESDAY | Women’s group   
9:30 am – 11:00 am | ONLINE, contact leader for login info, April  27 – June 8
Gwen Thompson & Cindy D’Asaro | |  630-551-1039 (no texts)
We will be discussing the book, Women of Easter by Liz Curtis Higgs.  It has a podcast to listen to and discussion questions online.  There is no need to buy the book if you don’t want to.  The study focuses on the lives of the women in Jesus’ life prior to his crucifixion.  A different woman will be discussed each week, included are Mary of Bethany, Martha, Mary of Nazareth, and Mary Magdalene.

WEDNESDAY | Spiritual practices
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm | ONLINE, contact leader for login info
Jared Tindall | | 484.620.1442
We will gather to discuss the bible, worship together, and pray for one another each week.  Come join us as we seek to be better disciples of Jesus and press into real community together.

WEDNESDAY | Book study
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm  | ONLINE, contact leader for login info (will occasionally gather in-person as well)
Jesse Bean, Karene & Jeremy Proffitt  | | 215.983.9967
Our group seeks the heart of God for racial justice and reconciliation and continually asks, “What would Jesus do in the face of systemic and interpersonal racism?” Using Jemar Tisby’s How to Fight Racism: Courageous Christianity and the Journey Toward Racial Justice to frame our discussion, we will gather weekly for 10 weeks to pray for and encourage one another in pursuing equity and action over words and ideas.
Starts April 28th – please contact Jesse for details.

THURSDAY |  Book study
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm | IN-PERSON in Folcroft,  contact leader for location
Erica Anderson | | 609.605.0552
Our group intends to grow in relationship with God and each other. We will use the book by James Bryan Smith, The Good and Beautiful Life as a guide. The book is not required to join us! New people are welcome.

THURSDAY | Bible study
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm | ONLINE
Keri Rosen | | 215.878.6244 please call after 6pm
To join by video: click here | To join by phone, dial:1 413-998-6087 (PIN: 547437365) Our group is taking a prayer class together for Jan/Feb, and will resume meeting the first week of March. 
This group is for people who need to know that “this is not the end,” especially those living with depression. We will explore spiritual ways of dealing with difficult or seemingly intractable situations. We’ll worship, pray and encourage each other as we the bible

THURSDAY | Book study
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm | ONLINE, contact leader for login info
David and Charlotte Johnston | | 610.755.8119
We will James Bryan Smith’s book, The Good and Beautiful God, to continue our faith and listening to what Jesus is saying to us today. We share our burdens and pray for one another.

SATURDAY | Book study
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm  (bi-weekly, begins 1/9/21) | ONLINE, contact leader for login info
Vera Lee | | 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. This winter we will discuss scripture,  pray, and fellowship.  We will be studying the book, The Good and Beautiful Life. All are welcome.

10:00 am – Noon | IN PERSON, contact leader for location
Linda Milne & Duane Belgrave Jr. |, 609 605-8471  |, 484-832-1078
We are a group of people who come together to worship God; read and apply Scripture; and practice authenticity with God, ourselves, and each other. This semester we will be focusing on inner healing and intimacy. We find that these things are crucial in the process of becoming who God has made us to be. Come and join us!