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


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 - Dates to be announced soon!

Baptism Class

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

Baptism Class - Sunday, October 31 @ 9:30am, On-Campus

Baptism Service - Sunday, November 14 @ 10:30am, Worship Center


Messengers of Joy

This class has seasoned and senior adults but open to adults of all ages.  The class objective is to study and share God’s word utilizing the Faith Connections Quarterly.

When:  Sundays at 9:30am

Where:  Conference Room A

Main Facilitator: Larry Dexter

Co-Facilitators: Ken and Tonya McNulty, Jesi Myers, and Doug Artin

Where: On Campus, Conference Room A

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

Contact: Bryan and Velvet Osbo

Where: On Campus, Room 202

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 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:  Brenda Kyriakou

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

3rd through 6th Grade Girls and Boys Bible Study

Where: SouthNaz lower level

When: Thursdays: resuming October 7; 4:30 to 5:30pm

Light Snack and Book Provided

“Follow Up Sermon Series Study”

Taking a deeper look at the scripture presented during the Sunday morning messages.  Bring your Sunday morning sermon notes.

When:  Wednesday Evenings

Time:  6:30-8:00pm beginning October 20 in Room 209 (SouthNaz Library)

Contact:  Erica Munchbach  


Women’s Bible Study of Elijah 

This is a journey through the life and times of the prophet Elijah to discover how the fire on Mount Carmel was forged in the valley of famine.  And how the emboldened, fiery faith you desire is begin fashioned by God in your life.

When: Begins October 7

Time:  6:00pm

Where:  SouthNaz Library room 209

Cost: $17.00 for your book.

ContactDawn Ralston   

Young Adults - Married
This group is for young married adults ages 23-40 community at SouthNaz.  Whether you are married with or without kids, you are welcome!  This is a place for you to begin or continue your walk with Jesus by studying the word together, build community, share life experiences and challenges, and have a lot of fun!  

Facilitators: Freddy and Carla Shoffstall


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.


Heart – Lifting Blessing for Women

This group meets monthly to encourage women who have lost a loved one to find purpose and joy in their lives.  For information contact Carolyn Cochrane.

CONNECTIONS FOR YOUTH (7th - 12th grade) 

Contact: Hannah Jones-Nelson, Pastor to Families with Youth

Phone: (517) 882-5775

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. Sundays on campus from 2:00-4:00pm, 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) 

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: Sundays @ 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.