Small Groups

Small group information for all Embrace campuses

Care Groups


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

Location: 57th Street campus

Leaders: Brandon, Jodi, Twaine, Sara and Brent


DivorceCare is a safe place where caring people come alongside you as you find healing from the pain of separation or divorce. You’ll find helpful counsel to manage the emotional turmoil and practical tools for decision-making.

Embrace Change

Date and Time: Mondays at 6 p.m.

Leader: George Michael


Everyone struggles with something, whether it's anxiety, depression, codependency or an addiction. We believe in Bible-based resolution, Spirit-filled restoration and Christ-centered recovery. We believe in embracing changes in our lives by studying God's Word, praying for one another, and growing together with Jesus in the middle of our fellowship. Everyone is welcome.

Financial Peace University

Coming January 2022

Do you feel stuck with your money? Maybe you’ve tried a little of this and some of that, but none of it really worked. It’s time to get unstuck, to move forward. Join the nearly 6 million people who have learned the right way to manage money. It’s not magic. It’s not luck. It’s Financial Peace University: the life-changing money course that teaches you how to crush debt, invest in your future, and win with money like never before.



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.

Mixed Groups

Becoming Us

Date and Time: Sundays 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (beginning Oct. 3)

Leaders: Mike and Jenny Christianson


If you’ve ever felt baffled by the person you married, join Enneagram Coach Beth McCord and her husband, Pastor Jeff McCord, as they pull back the curtain to reveal why you and your spouse behave in different ways. Applying the Enneagram through the lens of the gospel, this six-week study provides practical steps, insights and tools to better understand yourself and each other.

Gospel Identity

Date and Time: Sundays at 5 p.m. (starting Sept. 19)

Leaders: Chuck and Vanessa Smith


This small group study will help us discover our need for Jesus, examine the blessings of our new identity in Christ, and explain how those gifts move us outward so others can also experience new life in Jesus.

Women's Groups

CLS Women’s Social Time

Date and Time: Mondays at 6 p.m.

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

Leader: Missy Van Leeuwen


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

Date and Time: Every other Monday at 6:30 p.m.

Location: 1005 N Leadale Ave

Leader: Kayla Uphoff


Cost: $15 for book at

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.

Women’s Leadership

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

Leader: Wendy Tryon


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

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

Leader: Connie Donohue


Get Out of Your Head | Book Study 

Are your thoughts holding you captive? I'll never be good enough. Other people have better lives than I do.... God couldn't really love me.....

This book will challenge you to exercise your God-given power to shift the negative thinking and take back control! Join us as we read through and discuss this impactful book! 

Date & Time: Once a month, Thursdays 6:30 PM starting October 7, followed by the first Thursday of the month.

Contact: For location and to sign up please contact Sarah Patzer.

Men's Groups

Wednesday Morning Men's Group

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

Location: Bagel Boy on East 26th Street

Leader: Dave DeVries


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.

Men's Group

Date and Time: Mondays at 6 p.m.

Location: Sertoma Campus

Leader: Seth Breems


Open to all men, married or single. 

This group will be working through the book "Surfing for God." In a world where there are 68 million searches for pornography every day and over 70 percent of Christian men report viewing porn in the last year, it's no surprise that more and more men struggle with an addiction to this false fantasy. Discover how the barrier built by porn addiction can become a bridge to abundant life.

Online Groups

Monday Morning Prayer Group

Date and Time: Mondays at 6:30 a.m. (starting Sept. 13)

Location: Zoom

Leaders: Chuck Smith


We will join together over Zoom and dive into God's word, praying for one another as we head into a new week. No need to sign up, just jump on!

Check back soon for more groups!