Small Groups

Small group information for all Embrace campuses

All Campus Groups

DivorceCare

Leaders: Twain & Sarah Finke, Brandon & Jodi Bott, Brent Reisenauer

Contact: chuck.smith@iamembrace.com

Date and Time: Mondays at 6:30 p.m. (starting September 21)


DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone.


Financial Peace University

Leaders: Dave & Katie Wiertzma

Contact: dnkwiertzema@gmail.com

Date and Time: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. (9 weeks starting September 29)

Location: 57th Street Campus

Cost: $129.99 at daveramsey.com/fpu

Childcare available


Financial Peace University is the class that starts you on your journey to never worrying about money again. Based on biblical principles, our nine lessons show you how to budget, pay off debt, save, invest for your future, and give generously. Think of it as a crash course in how to win with money!


GriefShare

Leader: Chuck Smith

Contact: chuck.smith@iamembrace.com

Date and Time: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. starting Sept. 22

Location: 57th Street Campus


It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before.


Join us at GriefShare as we work through these feelings and questions together.

57th Street Campus Groups

Bibles & Brews

Leaders: Natalie Te Grootenhuis & Taylor Woodall

Contact: taylorblosmo@gmail.com

Date and Time: Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Location: WoodGrain Brewery, 101 S Phillips Ave #1000 Sioux Falls, SD 571104


This group of 24-35-year-olds meets at the local WoodGrain Brewery to discuss the call God places on our lives to incorporate faith in our careers and build community with other young adults.


CLS Women’s Social Time

Leader: Missy Van Leeuwen

Contact: mvanlee78@gmail.com

Date and Time: Mondays at 6 p.m.

Location: Changes each week and is updated on the group's Facebook page


CLS meets at different restaurants around Sioux Falls for a social time. We will meet on Monday nights. As people make suggestions about reading a book or doing a Run Project, we will discuss having a separate night to do those things.


The Daniel Plan

Leader: Kayla Uphoff

Contact: kaylaann91@gmail.com

Date and Time: 6 p.m. every other Monday starting Sept. 21

Location: 1005 N. Leadale Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57103

Cost: $15 for book at danielplan.com

Childcare available


The Daniel Plan is a program designed to help you take hold of and grow in your whole-person health and wellness. Created by Pastor Rick Warren and a team of world-renowned doctors and wellness experts, The Daniel Plan focuses on providing tools and resources to help you transform in body, mind and soul.


Evening Couples Group

Leader: Marylyn Halbleib

Contact: sweetie0756@msn.com

Date and Time: September 13th at 7 p.m.

Location: 25336 477th St., Baltic, SD 57003


This group is about connecting with others through God’s word and encouraging one another.


Gospel Identity — Discovering Who You Really Are!

Leader: Vanessa Smith

Contact: southerndutchlove@gmail.com

Date and Time: Thursdays at 9 a.m.

Location: 57th Street Campus


This Thursday morning co-ed group will work through 10 sessions studying who we are in Jesus and more deeply understanding the impact of the Good News on our lives, as well as how to live our new identities in our lives, relationships and ministry.


Lunch & God Talk (Men’s Group)

Leader: Chuck Smith

Contact: chuck.smith@iamembrace.com

Date and Time: Wednesdays from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Subject to change, but will begin meeting at Potbelly’s


Every Wednesday we will meet for lunch and talk about whatever questions you have about God, faith or church.


Moms of Tweens/Teens 

Leader: Megan Hartz

Contact: hartz.meg@gmail.com

Date and Time: Wednesdays during youth group at 7 p.m.

Location: Contact host


While the kids are at Youth, join us for a midweek break at a local restaurant or host's home. This group is full of light-hearted conversation and encouragement from other moms of tweens and teens.


Online Book Study — ”It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way” by Lysa Terkeurst

Leader: Kym Johnston

Contact: kjohnston@siouxfallschristian.org

Date and Time: Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Zoom (link will be created once members are identified)


This group will read the book “It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave you Shattered" by Lysa Terkeurst. This study will start in early September and meet on Zoom twice a month through November.


Relationship Goals

Leaders: Trinity Graber and Kendall Ward 

Contact: trinity82200@gmail.com

Date and Time: Sundays at 6 p.m.

Location: Starbucks, 3322 E 10th St., Sioux Falls, SD 57103


The Relationship Goals group is open to high school-aged girls. We will meet at the Starbucks at 10th Street and Bahnson Avenue on Sunday nights!


Sunday Night Disciple 1 Fast Track Bible Study

Leaders: Ryan Christenson & Kathy Rubel Martin

Contact: ryan.christenson@iaumc.org

Date and Time: Sundays 7 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Register and purchase the book through this link (contact leader for more info)


Disciple 1 provides a foundational overview of the Bible. Beginning with Genesis and continuing through Revelation, group members will read approximately 80 percent of the bible in 24 weeks. Disciple 1 is great for those at any place in their faith journey.


Thomas Tuesday Night

Leaders: Josh & Jackie Thomas

Contact: jlthomas9194@me.com

Date and Time: Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m., starting Sept. 22

Location: Contact leaders


Are you interested in learning more about the Bible? This is a great way to join a group of people who want to learn, as well. We will be studying the book of Philippians — we hope that you will consider joining! Couples or singles of all ages are invited. Child care will not be provided.


Tuesday Night Men's Youth Group

Leader: Logan Harmelink

Contact: Logan.Harmelink@USiouxFalls.edu

Date and Time: Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

Location: Dairy Queen, 2100 S. Minnesota Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57105


The Tuesday night men's youth group will meet each week at Dairy Queen for ice cream. Guys from 12-18 years old are welcome to join. We will be discussing the life of Jesus, how to stand firm in our faith, and how to live a life with God at the center.


Tuesday Night Young Women’s Group

Leader: Taylor Wickberg

Contact: twickberg2014@gmail.com

Date and Time: Tuesdays at 6 p.m.

Location: 3701 S Linedrive Ave, Apt 111, Sioux Falls, SD 57110


Each week, this group will meet to learn about the women of the Bible, learn how to become stronger women and have a group of women supporting each other. This group is for college-age/young women.


Wednesday Morning Men's Group

Leader: Dave Devries

Contact: dave.devries@thrivent.com

Date and Time: Wednesdays at 6:30 a.m.

Location: Bagel Boy on East 26th Street


Each week we read a chapter of the Bible and come together and discuss what we learned. Our goal is to help each other become more like Christ so we can be the best husbands, dads and leaders possible.


Wednesday Night Mixed Group

Leader: Andrew Halling

Contact: andrew.d.halling@gmail.com

Date and Time: Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Contact leader for


Anyone is welcome at this mixed group. We will explore the questions we have about the Bible and put its words into action by helping out in our community. All ideas are welcome.


Women’s Bible Study

Leader: Kendra Scheidt

Contact: Kendra.Scheidt@gmail.com

Date and Time: Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m.

Location: 1002 Legendary Drive, Harrisburg, SD


Women of all ages — college to retirement — are invited to experience the Psalms on Wednesday evenings from 6:45-8 p.m. This is a 12-week study which will begin September 16 and meet weekly through December 9; we will not meet on November 25. Please bring your Bibles; a snack/dessert will be provided.


Women's Group

Leader: Julie Dykstra

Contact: jadykstra3@gmail.com

Date and Time: Every other Thursday at 7 p.m.

Location: Contact leader


This group will meet bi-weekly and go through the book "It's Not Supposed To Be This Way" by Lysa Terkeurst.


Women’s Leadership

Leader: Wendy Tryon

Contact: twtryon@gmail.com

Date and Time: Monday nights at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Contact leader


Women’s leadership small group meets monthly for 90 minutes, in person or virtually. When so many things are canceled, intentional connection matters more than ever. Propel’s curriculum can be designed for just that. Our goal is to connect and activate every woman’s passions, purpose and potential.


Women’s Wednesday Morning Small Group

Leader: Connie Donohue

Contact: donohueconnie13@gmail.com

Date and Time: Wednesday mornings at 9 a.m.

Location: Zoom (contact leader for link)


The women’s Wednesday morning small group currently meets virtually and uses the Go Further study guides provided by Embrace to spend more time on Embrace's Sunday message.


YAK - Young Adults & Kids 

Leaders: Cole & Kezia Snyder

Contact: colesnyder@gmail.com

Date and Time: Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

Location: 57th Street Campus


This group will go through "Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family" by Paul Tripp.




Sertoma Campus Groups

Board Game Group

Contact: Jeff at mcneely6071@gmail.com

Date and Time: Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Sertoma Campus


This is a fellowship group simply centered around having fun together.


College Girls Group

Contact: Allison Lewis at allisonmarielewis7816@gmail.com

Date and Time: Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Coffea Roasterie on South Louise Avenue

A group for college girls trying to find community and navigate following Jesus in school.


Debbie Green Kuchta's Women's Group

Contact: Debbie at dgreenkuchta1@hotmail.com

Date and Time: First and third Wednesdays of each month at 7 p.m.

Location: Online


We are a women's group of all ages. We do a variety of things from reading a book and discussing it to going through a Bible study together. We also make time to pray for, fellowship with and get to know each other!


Embark Group (Empty Nesters)

Contact: Ron & Margie at margie.wulfkuhle@hotmail.com

Date and Time: Third Saturday of each month


Our group is open to any “empty nesters,” singles or couples. We grow in our friendships with each other by sharing a meal, laughing, growing in our faith and serving others together. 


Embrace Change

Contact: George at krenzgeorge@gmail.com

Date and Time: TBD


This a group for anyone who wants to break the chains that may be holding them down. Whether it's an addiction, anxiety or an eating disorder, this group is the first step toward making a big change in your life. This journey towards change starts with Jesus.


Extraordinarily Blended

Contact: Chris Fields at cwfields@me.com

Date and Time: TBD


This is a group for families that may be blended, broken or in a unique situation. The leader of this group, Chris, has experience with blended family situations and wants to create a safe space to talk about it and grow closer to Jesus.


First Time Parents

Contact: Jacob Lewis at jacob.lewis@iamembrace.com

Date and Time: Monday nights at 8 p.m.

Location: Online


This is a group for anyone who is incredibly new to parenting (first kid must be under the age of 2). We do life together and figure out how to become the Jesus-following parents that this world needs right now.


Grace Through Grief

Contact: Dave & Michell at dpeckfire@hotmail.com

Date and Time: TBD


This is a group for families who have experienced the loss of one or both parent/guardians. The goal of the group is to create community around one of the toughest things one can experience.


Men's Group

Contact: Casey Buller at buller55@gmail.com

Date and Time: Wednesdays at 5 a.m.

Location: Sertoma Campus


We are a group of guys who realize that we are imperfect and need Jesus desperately. So if you come as you are, imperfections and all, you'll fit right in. We value being real through honest conversations. We don't have the Bible memorized and often have more questions than answers, but we know that we are better together. So come when you can and know that we are here for you as a support, no matter what you're going through. 


Young Adult Bible Study

Contact: Dylan and Madison at reesermadison@gmail.com

Date and Time: Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

Location: Dylan & Madison's Home


This is a Bible study for young adults ages 20-30!



St. Croix Campus Groups

The M & M's Group

Leaders: Maus and Merrimans

Date and Time: Every other Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Yard Games Group

Date and Time: Wednesdays in September

Location: St. Croix Campus

For more information, check out our Facebook event


Just because summer is over doesn't mean we have to stop spending time outside!


Join us on Wednesday evenings throughout the month of September as we get together and play some yard games! We will have family friendly games like beanbags, Kan-Jam, Kubb and more. Bring your family and come hang out!

Check back soon for more groups!