Small Groups at Our Savior's Way

^Where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I with them" - Matthew 18:20

There are three categories of small groups:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)  |  Small Group Calendar

Contact: Pastor Eric Peterson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sunday Morning Classes

Pastor Peterson

Adult Bible Study

An in-depth Bible study of the book of Hebrews that ties together the writings of the Old and New Testaments. This study makes clear God's plan of salvation through all the ages and how this plan was fulfilled through all the ages and how this plan was fulfilled in Jesus Christ.

Where: Classroom #4

When: Sundays 9:30am – 10:30am

Who: All adults

Leaders: Pastor Eric Peterson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Adult Bible Study

In-depth Bible study so we can feed on God's Word to empower our faith, life, and love. This class will decide when to meet in the fall and what book they will study.

Where: Library

When: Sundays 9:30am – 10:30am

Who: All adults

Leader: Louis Schaffer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Caroline Broemmer

Lead like Jesus

Dr. John Townsend, psychologist, leadership expert, and coauthor of the New York Times bestselling Boundaries, shows how we need the fuel of "Relational Nutrients" from others, and in turn, we can providethem to others. People Fuel outlines the twenty-two relational nutrients we all needto cultivate good relationships that provide energy, focs, and the support you need to succeed.

Where: Classroom #5

When: Sundays 9:30am – 10:30am

Who: All adults

Leader: Caroline Broemmer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ben Scarboro Luanne Flom

Discussions in Family Life

We are reading Back to Basics: The ABCs of Christian Living by John MacArthur
This is a timeless six-week survey of the bedrock principles of Christianity—and
how to anchor our life to them.

Where: Classroom #4b

When: Sundays 9:30am – 10:30am

Who: All adults

Leaders: Ben Scarboro, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,
               Luanne Flom, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mike Delancy

Faith Connect

This is a six week membership class for those new to OSWLC and for anyone who wishes to review the basic teachings of the Christian faith. Faith Connect will help you connect to God, to Our Savior’s Way Lutheran Church, and to new friends.

Where: OSWLC - Rm # 3

When: Sundays 9:30am – 10:30am, beginning Sept. 29

Who: People seeking a church or to become members of OSWLC.

Leader: Pastor Mike Delancy, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Explore God

This is a seven week class. The goal is to provide a safe environment where members can seek credible answers to the challenging spiritual questions, such as: Does life have a purpose? - Is there a God? and Why does God allow pain and suffering?

Where: OSWLC - Great Room

When: Sundays 9:30am – 10:30am

Who: Adults

Leader: Leader to be chosen later

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Monday Bible Studies

Monday 4-1-1 group

4-1-1 Men's Group (Monday)

Iron sharpens Iron, so one man sharpens another. Men encouraging each other to live out their faith in their daily lives.

Where: Panera Bread on Shellhorn Rd. in Ashburn

When: Mondays, 8 am to 9 am

Who: Open to all men

Leader: Pastor Peterson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pastor Mann

Pastor's Bible Study

A Bible study with Pastor Mann for both men and women.

Where: OSWLC

When: 1st and 3rd Mondays, 7pm – 9pm

Who: Adult Bible study

Leader: Pastor Mann, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tuesday Bible Studies

Pastor Mann

Women's Bible Study

A weekly Bible study for women led by Pastor Mann.

Where: OSWLC Library

When: Tuesdays, 10am – 11:30am

Who: For all women

Leader: Pastor Mann, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ramona Meese

Women's Tuesday Evening Bible Study

A women's weekly Bible study group that uses the Beth Moore Bible studies and DVDs.

Where: OSWLC Library

When: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7pm – 9pm

Who: Open to all women

Leader: Ramona Meese, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wednesday Bible Studies

Roxie Sullivan

Golden Girls for God

A fellowship of mature women who care and share with one another, study God's Word, serve the church and reach out to others.

Where: OSWLC Library

When: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 10:30am – 12pm

Who: Mature Women

Leader: Roxie Sullivan, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Roxie Sullivan

Defiant Joy

Find inspiration and support for being joyful not only when things are going great, but even when troubles and trials hit. This video study with Candace Payne - aka The Chewbacca Mom - reminds us that “Joy is closer than you think because God is better than you may believe," because true joy springs from Christ.

Where: OSWLC Library

When: Wednesdays, 1:30pm

Who: Open to all women

Leader: Barb Yarbrough, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thursday Bible Studies

Thursday 4-1-1 group

4-1-1 Men's Group (Thursday)

Iron sharpens Iron, so one man sharpens another. Men encouraging each other to live out their faith in their daily lives.

Where: Panera Bread in Ashburn

When: Thursdays 6:30am

Who: Open to all men

Leader: Mike Meese, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bobbie Peterson

Morning Glories

Women who meet for breakfast and fellowship to study the Word of God and to encourage each other to live out their faith.

Where: Wegman's in Sterling, VA

When: Thursdays, 8:00 a.m.

Who: Women of all ages

Leader: Bobbie Peterson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pastor Peterson

Landsdowne Woods Bible Study

A Bible study for both men and women.

Where: Lansdowne Woods

When: Thursdays, 2:00 pm

Who: All adults

Leader: Pastor Peterson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mike Delancy

Crossways (Thursday Evenings)

Crossways is a highly useful study for understanding the whole Bible in chronological order. You may have studied books of the Bible before, but Crossways breaks through the boundaries of individual books and really helps the student understand the arc of the story of Jesus and God's plan of salvation for the world.

Where: OSWLC Library

When: Thursdays, 7pm – 8:30pm

Who: All adults

Leader: Mike Delancy, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Friday Bible Studies

Let the Children Come

A fellowship of parents with children who support each other spiritually and help each other raise their children in the Christian faith.

Where: OSWLC Library

When: 2nd and 4th Fridays at 6:30pm

Who: Parents and children

Leader: Kristen Harris, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday Bible Studies

Martie Dunnett

Saturday Evening Bible Study

A fellowship which meets once a month to study the Bible together.

Where: In Homes & OSWLC

When: 3rd Saturdays, 7:00 pm

Who: Adults who want to make Christian friends

Leader: Martie Dunnett, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Matt and Melissa Mitchell

Intergenerational

Residents of eastern Loudoun County and the Reston/Herndon areas of Fairfax County, both couples and singles, who gather together for fellowship to study the Bible and to encourage each other to live out their faith in Jesus Christ.

Where: In the Reston area

When: 1st and 3rd Saturdays

Who: Everyone

Leaders: Matt and Melissa Mitchell This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Care and Service Groups

Cooking with Spirit

Cooking With Spirit

A fellowship focused on spending time cooking together, having fun and using cooking to provide meals for people who are hurting.

Where: At OSWLC (2nd Friday) and in homes (4th Friday)

When: 2nd and 4th Friday evenings, 7pm – 9pm

Who: People who like cooking and helping others

Leader: Ed and Delaine Hollandsworth, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kristen Harris Jeffrey Barnes Robert Tamaro
Leaders: Joe and Kristin Harris, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
             Jeffrey Barnes, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
             Rob Tamaro, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Financial Peace

A life-changing program that teaches you how to make the right decisions with your money. This is a nine week course. You can register by contacting Kristen and Joe Harris by email, or look at the Financial Peace banner on the OSWLC website and click on Register.

Where: OSWLC

When: This class is given annually in January

Who: Are you interested in being debt free, establish a family budget, plan for your retirement? This course is the perfect first step to financial freedom!

Beth Anton

GriefShare

This nondenominational program features Christ-centered, biblical teaching that focuses on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one. The DVD seminar features nationally respected grief experts and real-life stories of people, followed by a small group discussion about what was seen on the DVD. More info at www.griefshare.org.

Where: OSWLC Library

When: Monday offered twice at 9:30 am–11:00 am & 7:00 pm–8:30 pm

Who: Those looking for help and healing for hurt of losing a loved one

Leader: Beth Anton, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 703-470-8821

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Small Group FAQs

Why are small groups important for me and for our congregation?

Small groups follow the pattern that Jesus established with his disciples. He lived with them and helped them apply their faith in God to their daily lives. At Our Savior's Way, our desire is to help people make friends and feel connected to our community. Small groups allow us to grow larger as a worshiping community while still maintaining the intimacy of a small congregation. Small groups help connect us to God and to each other.

What is a small group?

It is a group of 5 to 15 people who decide to meet regularly to grow in their faith in Christ and to apply their faith to their lives.

Is a small group a Bible study?

Small groups have a variety of formats that express the desires and interests of the group members. Small groups have five components:

  • Worship
  • Fellowship
  • Spiritual Growth
  • Service
  • Outreach

Each group may choose to emphasize one of these components more than the others. Some groups may focus on studying the Bible, some on fellowship, others on serving.

How do I know which group is right for me?

See which group matches your passion, needs, interests, and learning style. Pray about it and then choose the group that fits you.

How can I learn more about the small groups that are being offered at OSW?

Look over the list of groups on this page, see what groups interest you, then contact the group leader. You might ask the leader if you could attend one of the group sessions to see if this group is a fit for you.

Who will be leading the group?

The groups are led by committed Christians who have been trained to lead a small group. All our leaders have a heart to serve the Lord and have a love for people.

Do you have to be a member of OSW to participate in a small group? What if I have a friend who would like to attend a small group with me?

By all means, bring your friend. All small groups are open to anyone in the congregation or community. Our desire at OSW is to provide a community for everyone to grow in their faith in Christ. Each small group has an empty chair which symbolizes its openness to share the Gospel with those who do not know Christ.

Will I be embarrassed because I do not know about the Bible or know the answers to questions about the faith?

No! Small groups provide a safe and caring environment for everyone to grow in their faith in Christ. Small group leaders are trained to care for people and help participants feel welcome.

How can I become a small group leader?

One way is to join a small group and volunteer to help the group leader. Or take the small group leadership training when it is offered.

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Contact Information

43115 Waxpool Road, Ashburn, VA 20148
Phone: 703-858-9254
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Sunday Worship Services

8:00 AM – traditional
9:30 AM – traditional (1st, 3rd Sundays)
9:30 AM – contemporary (2nd, 4th Sundays)
11:00 AM – contemporary

Holy Communion celebrated at all services
Nursery available 7:45AM — noon

9:30 AM – Bible study and Sunday School
11:00 AM - Bible study

Our Mission

At Our Savior's Way, we glorify God and make disciples for Jesus by: Forming relationships, Experiencing Jesus together, and Sharing God's love.