Small Groups at Our Savior's Way

The purpose of Doing Life Together small groups is to glorify God and make disciples by living together in community, growing in God’s Word and being engaged in service to others. The Vision of Our Savior’s Way begins with “Building Relationships.” Relationships are an essential part of God’s plan for our lives. Jesus made us a promise: “For where two or three come together in my name there am I with them” (Matthew 18:20). In community, God’s love becomes real and our faith in God grows. Doing Life Together small groups or DLT groups are safe places where you can make friendships, share your faith with others, grow in God’s Word, find support and be supportive, and be challenged to do good for others and to draw closer to God in prayer. Love grows in community and our lives become healthier and more productive. At Our Savior’s Way we offer a variety of small groups to meet different needs.

Check out the categories below and choose a group that is right for you. All our groups are open. Come grow with us!

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 Groups at 9:30 am

Pastor Peterson

Hebrews Bible Study

An in-depth Bible study of the book of Hebrews, based on the notes of professor John W. Kleinig, a pastor in the Australian Lutheran Church. This study will help you connect the teachings of the Old Testament and New Testament, make clear God’s plan of salvation in Jesus as our high priest and will enhance your worship experience.

Who: All adults

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

Where: Room #4

Schaffer

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 what book they will study.

Who: All adults

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

Where: Library

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 provide them to others. People Fuel outlines the twenty-two relational nutrients we all need to cultivate good relationships that provide energy, focus, and the support you need to succeed.

Who: All adults

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

Where: Classroom #5

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.

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.

Where: Classroom #4b

Mike Delancy

Faith Connect

This is a six week membership class for those new to Our Savior's Way 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.

When: 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.

Where: Room #3

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Mid-Week Groups

Pastor Mann

Pastor's Bible Study

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

Who: Adult Bible study

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

When: 1st and 3rd Mondays, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Where: OSWLC

Pastor Peterson

Landsdowne Woods Bible Study

A Bible study for both men and women.

Who: All adults

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

When: Thursdays, 2:00 pm

Where: Lansdowne Woods

Mike Delancy

Crossways

Ever wish you had a better grasp of the message of the Bible and how the message relates to you and your family? Crossways is a faith enriching, life-changing course that will offer you a road map for an unforgettable journey through the entire Bible. Crossways focuses on God’s clear message of salvation in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Students will have a chance to read the whole Bible, see how the different books are connected to God’s message of hope and salvation, and understand how Jesus fulfilled the scriptures and God’s plan to bless all generations with God’s redeeming love.

For more information, contact Pastor Mike Delancy, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Who: All adults

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

When: Thursdays, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Where: OSWLC Library

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.

Who: Parents and children

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

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

Where: OSWLC Library

Matt and Melissa Mitchell

Intergenerational Fellowship

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.

Who: Everyone

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

When: 1st and 3rd Saturdays

Where: In the Reston area

 

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Men's Groups

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.

Who: Open to all men

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

When: Mondays, 8:00 am to 9:00 am

Where: Panera Bread on Shellhorn Road in Ashburn

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.

Who: Open to all men

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

When: Thursdays 6:30 am

Where: Panera Bread in Ashburn

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Women's Groups

Pastor Mann

Women's Bible Study

A weekly Bible study for women led by Pastor Mann.

Who: For all women

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

When: Tuesdays, 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Where: OSWLC Library

Ramona Meese

Women's Tuesday Evening Bible Study

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

Who: Open to all women

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

When: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Where: OSWLC Library

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.

Who: Mature Women

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

When: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 10:30am to 12:00 noon

Where: OSWLC Library

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.

Who: Open to all women

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

When: Wednesdays, 1:30 pm

Where: OSWLC Library

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.

Who: Women of all ages

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

When: Thursdays, 8:00 am

Where: Wegman's in Sterling, VA

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Care and Service Groups

Cooking with Spirit

Cooking With Spirit

A Christian fellowship group focused on serving others through providing meals for those in need and spending time eating and exploring Loudoun County (and beyond) attractions together.

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.

When: 2nd and 4th Friday evenings, 7:00pm to 9:00 pm

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

Jeffrey Barnes Robert Tamaro

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 Jeffrey or Rob by email.

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!

Leaders: 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.

When: Mondays 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm starting on Jan. 13, 2020

Where: OSWLC

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 on our GriefShare page.

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

When: Monday offered twice at 9:30 am to11:00 am and 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Where: OSWLC Library

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DLT Groups

Jonathan and Sharon Halls

Purcellville area DLT

Leader: Jonathan and Sharon Halls, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When: Thursdays at 6:00 pm

Where: member's homes in the Purcellville area

Jonathan and Sharon Halls invite you to be part of their group and connect with people in your community for spiritual growth and mutual support for living out your faith. This group meets every Thursday in members homes in the Purcellville area at 6:00 pm.

Kristi Newton

Youth Parent DLT

 

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

When: Sundays at 4:30 pm

Where: Starbucks at Broadlands Center Plaza

Kristi Newton, the mother of two middle schoolers in Confirmation is eager to help parents connect with each other for mutual growth and support.

Daney Carlin

Multi-generational DLT Group in Ashburn

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

When: Wednesdays at 7:00 pm

Where: Starbucks at Broadlands Center Plaza

A multi-generational group that will meet for dinner and authentic, real conversations about life. Daney is a young adult who is beginning her second year as an elementary school teacher. She is excited to grow alongside others in her group.

Emily Sonstroem

Multi-generational DLT Group in Ashburn

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

When: Wednesdays at 6:30 pm

Where: Panera Bread in Ashburn

Emily is in her late 20’s and works as the Minister to Youth and Young Adults at OSWLC for five years now. She’s excited to lead and participate in a multi-generational group where everyone can learn from one another’s life experiences and form real, transparent relationships with people both from church and the community.

Gilbert and Cecila Kajuna

Sterling Area DLT

Leader: Gilbert and Cecila Kajuna, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When: First and third Saturdays 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Where: Sterling, VA

The group will be engaging in Bible fellowship, active profession of faith, praising God and prayer activities. The Kajunas, with their son Davis, have a strong passion to glorify Jesus. They have many years of experience with Bible fellowships and evangelism groups under the Lutheran Church in Tanzania.

Dubert Family

Brambleton Area DLT

Leader: Ray and Emily Dubert, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When: Fridays 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Where: At the Dubert home

Come join the pizza party at the Dubert house on Friday nights! Join Quin(7), Judah(3), Cora(2) for dinner, followed by an hour of small group discussion. They plan on sharing where Jesus is working in their lives, how He is growing us as His followers, and by supporting one another in prayer.

Jim Burgess

Gainesville Area DLT

Leader: Jim Burgess and his wife, Nancy Rector, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When: 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Where: Gainesville, VA

Nancy has been a member of OSWLC for over 8 years and Jim for 3 years. Both of us are retired. Jim works part time as a realtor. The group is hoping to meet with others who live in or near Prince William County for Christian fellowship, to grow in faith and for mutual support.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I join a small group?

Why would you join a gym or a photography group or a cycling group? A simple answer is to grow. Groups are essential to growth.

What is a small group?

It is a group of people who make a commitment to regularly come together to grow in their faith in Jesus Christ. Doing Life Together (DLT) groups will help you grow in your ability to apply your faith to your life.

Is a small group a Bible study?

Some small groups are Bible Studies. But DLT groups are not Bible studies. They have a variety of formats that express the desires and interests of the group members. However, all DLT groups focus on helping members daily live out their faith in God and to share His love.

How do I know which group is right for me?

See which group matches your passion, needs, interests, and learning style. Pray about your choice and then select a group that works for you.

How can I learn more about what group works for me?

Contact the group leader and ask them about their group and attend a group session. See if the group is a fit for you. You can also contact Pastor Peterson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Do you have to be a member of OSW to participate in a small group?

All small groups are open. Our goal at OSWLC is to provide a place for everyone in Loudoun County to find fellowship and to spiritually grow.

How do I start a group of my own or become a group leader?

Contact Pastor.Peterson and he will help you begin a group and become small group leader.

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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.