Find Your Place at Acts 2

For more information about small groups, please contact Rev. Brandon Blacksten.

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At Acts 2, we believe spiritual and personal growth works best when we practice what we call “worship plus two”—weekly worship, a place to learn, and a place to serve. Below, you can find many of the opportunities to learn and serve at Acts 2 and in the community.

Use the following navigation links to browse our opportunities. If you’re not sure where to start, try our core offerings. If you have questions, contact Rev. Brandon Blacksten.

Core Offerings

I’m new to Acts 2. I want to know what it means to belong here.

Exploration

Contact: Chantelle Foster
Meeting Time: 12:15 p.m.
Location: Acts 2 Chapel
Childcare provided.

Acts 2 Exploration provides an opportunity for you to tour the church, meet the staff, hear the story of Acts 2 and get answers to any questions you might have. The whole family is welcome to attend.

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I’m ready to go deeper in my faith. I want to know what the Bible says.

Disciple Fast Track

Contact: Rev. Brandon Blacksten
Start Date: Sept. 4, 2019
Meeting Time: Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: Sanctuary
Childcare provided

Participants in this study receive a thorough introduction to the Bible in 24 weeks. There are 12 sessions in the Old Testament and 12 in the New Testament.

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I want to meet new people and form deep relationships.

Dinner for Eight

Contact: Rev. Brandon Blacksten
September – December
Once Monthly for Four Months
Dates and times set by each group

Dinner for Eight is a fun and exciting way for you to connect with new people from Acts 2. Groups form in early September and meet monthly to share a meal in homes over a four-month period. If you would like to meet people in our church in a casual and relaxed atmosphere, this is the group for you!

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Sunday Morning Classes

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Friends and Followers

Leader: Alvin Myers
Meeting Time: Sundays at 9:15 a.m.
Location: Southwest Portable
Childcare provided

This is an open group and can be joined at any time during the year. The group time is divided into fellowship, study, discussion, and prayer over joys and concerns.

No registration required.

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Faith Builders

Leader: David Gwinn
Meeting Time: Sundays at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Classroom 3
Childcare provided

This group uses the Upper Room devotional to guide their time of prayer and discussion. This is an open group and can be joined at any time during the year.

No registration required.

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Sunday Conversations

Leader: Lloyd Honeycutt
Meeting Time: Sundays at 10:45 a.m.
Location: Classroom 2
Childcare provided

This group engages in conversations to gain a better understanding of scripture and how it can be applied to our lives today with the goal of living faith out together in community. This group is open to adults of all ages and is a great fit for parents of students that are in youth Bible study at 10:45am.

No registration required.

Women’s Ministries

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

Contact: mops@acts2umc.org
Date: Sept. 5, 2019 – May 21, 2020
Meeting Time: First and Third Thursday of each month from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Location: Acts 2 Gathering Space
Childcare provided

All moms who have children in Kindergarten and younger are invited to be a part of MOPS. Our group meets on the first and third Thursday of each month during the school year. We connect moms all over the metro to a community of women who meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of motherhood.

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Acts 2 Women of Faith

Evenings Every Other Month

Acts 2 Women of Faith is an open fellowship group for women of all ages and stages of life. They meet every other month for fun and fellowship – to build community, lift one another in prayer, and laugh together.

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Women's Bible Study: The Gospel of Mark

Leader: Gretchen Reasner
Dates: September 4 – November 13
Meeting Time: Wednesdays, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Childcare provided

This study is designed to help you understand Scripture in fresh ways under the guidance of one of the world’s leading New Testament scholars, N. T. Wright. Thoughtful questions, prayer suggestions, and useful background and cultural information all guide you or a group more deeply into God’s Word. Discover how you can participate more fully in God’s kingdom.

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Short-Term Studies

Financial Foundations

Leader: Jeff Hedrick
Dates: September 4 – October 23
Meeting Time: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Childcare provided

Led by Jeff Hedrick, Financial Foundations takes a spiritual approach to managing finances. The class can be a great fit whether you’re facing challenges or feeling comfortable with your financial situation and seeking to continue to grow. Through prayer, scripture reading, basic financial principals, and group discussion, participants learn to be even better stewards of their resources to bless their family and others.

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Book Study: The Path Between Us

Leader: Julie Hanneman
Dates: October 2 – November 20
Meeting Time: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Childcare provided

This study explores the nine Enneagram types and how they behave and experience relationships to guide participants into deeper insights about themselves and others so that they can have healthier, more life-giving relationships with others and with God. 

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Being Christian

Contact: Rev. Brandon Blacksten
Dates: September 4 – December 3
Meeting Time: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Childcare provided

Led by Bill Wince, this study explores the essentials of Christian life following two books by former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams: Being Christian and Being Disciples. Though the readings are short, they elucidate these essentials of faith with a profound depth, casting these basic topics in new light and helping participants experience and live the way of Jesus in its fullness.

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Small Groups

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Acts 2 Men's Group

Contact: Scott Lindell
Meeting Time: First 3 Saturdays of each month at 7:30am
Location: Wild Bill’s Donuts (2nd & Fretz)

The Acts 2 Men’s Group gathers weekly in fellowship to share their lives and offer mutual support. They share their joys and burdens in a safe and confidential environment so they can improve their walk with Christ.

No registration required.

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JOY Group (Older Adults)

Leaders: David Padgett and Jonalyn Padgett
Meeting Time: First Thursday of each month from 6-8 p.m.
Location: Acts 2 Gathering Space
No childcare provided

JOY Group is a lively group that meets together to enjoy a meal, a short devotional, and a service project/speaker/fellowship. Meals rotate between a potluck (each person brings a dish) and pizza or sandwiches (each person brings $5). The first time you attend JOY Group, dinner is free! Every third or fourth, the group meets on Saturday to do a service project or fellowship outing.

No registration required.

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Covenant Discipleship Groups

Covenant Discipleship Groups are made up of 4-6 members of the same gender. They meet regularly and provide high accountability for spiritual growth by asking the questions:

  • At what moment did you feel closest to Christ this week?
  • At what moment did you feel you were responding to God’s call to be His disciple this week?
  • When was your faith tested this week through failure?
  • What is your plan for spirituality, study, and action for the week to come?
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Shared Interest Small Groups

Shared Interest Small Groups are made up of members, guests, friends and neighbors sharing a common interest. There is no membership requirement to participate and participants are encouraged to invite and include guests and friends seeking a church home. These groups meet semi-regularly around a shared interest and provide community and spiritual growth by asking the questions:

  • Where have you seen God this week?
  • How can we be praying for each other?

Ready to find your place?

Take the first step and let us know what small group you’re interested in trying.

Service-Oriented Groups

Serve at Acts 2

Contact: Chantelle Foster

At Acts 2, we believe it takes everyone working together to be the body of Christ. The business of being the church cannot move forward without the support of the people in it.

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Serve the Local Community

Contact: Rev. Brandon Blacksten

Acts 2 organizes several different mission projects throughout the year. These projects can range from local cleanup and painting jobs to out-of-state construction ventures. We regularly collect supplies for Infant Crisis Services, Prison Ministries, Troop Support, Hope Center of Edmond and the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.

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Serve Internationally

Contact: John Hurd

Acts 2 is committed to spreading God’s love by serving those in need. Approximately 748 million people in the world do not have access to clean drinking water, so we have partnered with Living Water International year after year to reach large groups of people who suffer every day without this resource that we can often take for granted.

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