CONNECT groups

Connect Groups Catalog

To connect with a Connect Group, join them when and where they meet, contact the Facilitator directly or get in touch with Brenda Kyriakou. View a copy of the catalog here.


Connect Groups are the way to connect with our imperfect but forgiven body of believers here at SouthNaz and to share the journey of becoming more and more like Jesus. Connect Groups are places where people of similar interests grow in relationship with Jesus and one another. It is through Connect Groups that we do life together. We study the Bible together, apply God’s Word together, encourage one another to spiritual maturity, pray together, support one another during the trials of life, rejoice together, and serve together. Connect Groups are where you will find true fulfillment in the life God has for you.

Membership Class

Explores the history, beliefs of a Nazarene, our governance, and ethics of a Nazarene. You’ll learn about the covenant relationship, and you will have an opportunity to take the step toward becoming a member.  

Sundays - On Campus, Room 202 – 9:30am

May 2, 9, 16, and 23

Members will be received on June 13 at 10:30am.

Baptism Class

Understand the three reasons for baptism, the meaning of baptism and the process for baptism at SouthNaz. 

March 21 - On Campus, Room 202 - 9:30am

Baptism Service on April 4 at 10:30am


J.O.Y. (Just Older Youth)

The J.O.Y. Sr. Adult Class is primarily comprised of retired adults but open to adults of all ages. The class objective is to study and share God's word utilizing the Nazarene Word Action publication utilizing PowerPoint outlines and class interaction/participation for application to our current and ever-changing world. The class goal is that individuals will value this hour as a learning experience so they can share and bless others.

Facilitator: Larry Dexter

Where: On Campus, Conference Room A

When: Sunday @ 9:30 am

Cost: Offering taken


Adult study using Faith Connections Bible Study Guide and is studying the book of John.

Facilitator: Doug Artin

Where: On Campus, Fellowship Hall

When: Sunday @ 9:30 am

Cost: Offering taken

Understanding the Bible (UTB)

This Bible study will help you gain a greater understanding of the New Testament books of the Bible along with interactive discussions and sharing.
Facilitator: Rotating facilitators

Where: On Campus, Room 201

When: Sunday @ 9:30 am

Cost: Offering taken

New Testament Studies

This class is a Bible study of the New Testament books of the Bible.  In this class you will study chapter by chapter, learning and growing to be more like Jesus, while sharing life experiences.  This class has a variety of ages.
Facilitator: Lori Fata

Where: On Campus, Room 209

When: Sunday @ 9:30 am

Cost: Offering taken

12 Men

Once a week 12 men gather for a time of community, accountability, and learning. This group meets over a meal for no more than an hour and a half. If you are interested in a group like this, call the church office at 517-882-5775.

Facilitator: Ken McNulty

Where: Off Campus

When: Monday's @ 6:30 pm

Cost: Price of your meal and book

12 Men All In

Once a week 12 men gather for a time of community, accountability, and learning. This group meets over a meal for no more than an hour and a half. If you are interested in a group like this, call the church office at 517-882-5775.

Facilitator: Pastor Travis Myers

Where: Off Campus

When: Monday's @ 6:30 pm

Cost: Price of your meal and book

Couples Home Bible Study

These groups consists of married couples. The purpose of these groups are to support strong marriages, connect with others, and connect with God through varies biblical marriage studies and other biblical study books. The Groups will meet every-other Saturday or Sunday Night at various homes. The evening look a little like this: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm will be Bible study, sharing, and prayer.  Then at 6:30 - 8:30 pm dinner together and everyone brings a dish to share. Our goal is to have 6 couples in a group with multiple groups.  

Contact: Matt and Marilyn Hamlin

Cost: Price of your book and dish to pass each time.

5th and 6th Grade Girls Bible Study - A Young Women's Walk with God

Facilitator: Pastor Gretchen

Where: Off Campus, Pastor Gretchen's home

When: Thursdays: resuming Fall 2020 @ 6pm

Light Snack and Book Provided

Singles Connect group all for all ages.  The group will be studying the book “ Signs of Life.”  They will also participate in  community service projects and focus on creating community with in our church.
Facilitator:  Vickie Cole                    
Where:  Annex
When:  Sundays @ 9:30am
Cost:  Cost of your book, scholarships available

Women’s Tuesday Bible Study
Women joining together to learn more about God’s word while getting to know each other and building relationships. Study: James- Discovering God’s Delight in a lived-out faith by Sue Edwards
Facilitator:  Barb Bloomer                                     
Where:  On Campus, Room 200
When:  Tuesdays  coming this spring. Will be announced.
Cost:  Price of your book.


Bridge Builders

Fellowship, encouragement, and sharing for those over 50, retire or nearing retirement! Open to everyone. Along with other activities, this group meets monthly for board & table games, a meal, and a great program.

Facilitators: Ward and Jeannie Harris

Where: On Campus, Fellowship Hall

When: Fridays once a month

Cost: $5 for lunch, sign-up appreciated for accurate count for lunch. Day trips vary in cost.

Young Adults - Single and Married
This group is for the young adult community at SouthNaz.  Whether you are single, dating or married, with or without kids, you are welcome!  This is a place for you to begin or continue your walk with Jesus, build community, share life experiences and challenges, and have a lot of fun!  Join us to get filled with the Spirit!
Facilitators:  Freddy and Carla Shoffstall


Men's Christian Grief Support Group

This group is for widowers—men whose wives have passed. It is open to any religious denomination and non-believers. We share time together over dinner and provide support to those who are grieving their loss and growing as a Christian. Following dinner, a specific grief or spiritual topic is discussed by the group. This group meets year ‘round. 

Facilitator: Larry Vert

Where: Delhi Café (4625 E. Willoughby Rd. Holt, MI 48842) 

When: Second Tuesday every month @ 5:30 pm

Cost: Price of your own meal

Grief Support Group

Learn about grief and share with others going through their grief experience. This group is appropriate for anyone who has experienced loss regardless of denomination, church affiliation, or spiritual beliefs. This group meets for six weeks. 

Facilitator: Larry Vert

Where: On Campus, 321 House

When: April 6th - May 11

CONNECTIONS FOR YOUTH (7th - 12th grade) 

Contact: Aaron Darling, NYI President

Phone: (517) 882-5775 [church] 

1 Timothy 4:12 says, " Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity." 

Through FUSE, our SouthNaz youth ministry, we seek Jesus and build relationships with each other as we connect in worship, fellowship, discipleship and ministry. By doing these things, we FUSE together. 


(Isaiah 40: 6-8) God renews us with his lasting Word and we exist to be in relationship with each other. Exhale is a way that we come together to deepen relationships and grow spiritually. The life groups are divided into small groups. Sunday mornings on campus at 9:30 am. Come and find out what it’s all about! 


(2 Chronicles 5:13-14) We believe that getting together regularly is essential to our faith. FUSE is a time where youth get together and worship in a casual atmosphere that bonds us together in song and message. Come as you are, who you are, and learn why you are the way you are. We get together Wednesday nights on campus at 6:30 pm. 

Teen Quizzing (Leaders: Jillian & Kirk Rennaker) 

In an atmosphere of friendly competition, get to know other teens at South and other churches, learn to study the Bible and memorize Bible verses, learn life application skills and grow in relationship with Jesus. Wednesdays on campus at 5:15 pm, Lower Level

Big Comfy Couch/Gospel on the Grill

Everyone likes doing things without supervision. Well, here's your chance! Big Comfy Couch is youth led worship where YOU pick the music and YOU pick the message. We will provide the food, fun and great atmosphere. Meet us at SouthNaz on the second Sunday night of the month at 5:00 pm and we will provide the ride to a comfy location off campus. 

CONNECTIONS FOR CHILDREN (Infant to 6th grade) 

Contact: Gretchen Hand, Pastor to Families with Children

Phone: (517) 882-5775 [church] 

Children’s Ministries are offered On Campus and are cost free. Plugged In Children's Ministries - Sunday Morning Connect Groups With an atmosphere of a small group, Sunday School classes help teach and grow your child in a deeper knowledge and understanding of the Bible and the life changing stories it has to share. 

When: Sunday @ 9:30 am


Kids will experience worship created just for them! Using media, games, music, drama, small groups and lots of energy, kids will discover the truth in the parables of Jesus. Ages 4 years to 6th grade will love all the excitement that PowerHouse has to offer! When: Sunday @ 10:30 am, Room 102

On Campus Bible Quizzing

Children‘s Bible Quizzing is a fun and competitive way to learn and memorize the Bible. Focusing each year on a specific book of the Bible, quizzing invites children to friendly competition against kids from other local churches. Ages K- 6th Grade. 

When: Wednesdays @ 5:30 p.m., Room 105 On Campus


The place where kids learn to serve God and others while putting their faith to work! Using media, games, drama, kids will discover the truth in the Bible. 

When: Wednesday @ 6:30 p.m., Room 102

On Campus for ages 0-3 years Nursery and Toddler Care is available Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings (except for Bible Quizzing) during the times of the Children‘s Activities above.