Small Groups

For where two or three come together in my name, there I am with them. - Matthew 18:20 Living as a Christian is not a solo experience.  

Joining a small group at our church is a significant way to develop relationships and to keep growing as a follower of Christ. 

Groups offer the safety and trust you need to share the ups and downs of life, grow in applying God's word to daily situations, and receive specific prayer support. 

what to expect

Small groups meet in homes during the week for 1-2 hours and study a variety of topics and materials.

The benefits of belonging to a small group are these:

  • Care for others in your group and be cared for when needed.
  • Grow in your relationship with God.
  • Encouragement to apply God's perspective to your daily life.
  • Partner in prayer with others and see God's answers to those prayers.

If you desire any of these things or simply want to know a little more about the small group ministry, email Mark Orluck.

list of small groups

Here is the list of current small groups:

  • Family Builders small group

    The "Family Builders" group is composed mostly of 30-40 something adults with kids. We relish in the opportunity to grow spiritually as we do life together. We meet Tuesdays at the Deckert’s house, 1603 Maple Ave, Buffalo. The home is family friendly and child care can be made available. Social time begins at 6:30 with our study beginning at around 7. This group is co-led by Scott Deckert, James Vanderlinden, Joe Wondra and Trevor Palmer. We also use one of our small group nights to help serve at the Buffalo Food shelf once per month. 


    Scott Deckert – 763-682-5161

    James Vanderlinden – 763-267-9009

    Joe Wondra – 763-614-9168

  • the huston/schmutzer small group

    Do you have a young family and currently not in a small group? Maybe it’s time to get connected with other families! We meet on Thursday evenings with fellowship and food at 6:30 pm with the study beginning at 7 pm. Our study time is interactive so if you want to get connected, this is a great group for you!  

    This fall we will do a five-week series called “Thriving in Babylon” by Larry Osborne (check out video). We will look at how Daniel lived a Godly life in a Godless culture. The children are with babysitters in the basement while adults study upstairs. We meet at Brad and Mindy Harrington’s house in Buffalo.

    Please contact John Schmutzer at or Steve Huston at 612-280-0599 with questions.

  • Young(ish) Adults Small Group

    We are a group that seeks to impact the world through equipping young(ish) adults with a deeper understanding of how the Word of God and a relationship with Christ can change our lives. That understanding inspires a heart for service and authentic fellowship with one another, our church, and the community.

    We meet at Matt and Sonya Deidrick’s home (13354 91st St., Becker, MN 55308) on Monday nights, beginning with dinner at 6:00 pm (no need to bring anything) and ending at 8:30 pm. If you can’t make it for dinner, we will start the study around 6:45 pm. A carpool will leave church at 5:30 pm. Come join us as we follow Jesus together.

    We are currently studying:"Adulting" In this 6-part series,we’ll walk through how to discern God’s will for your life right now and specify how you can best glorify Him through your career, relationships, and commitments. Check out this Video.

    Bracston (co-leader) – 605-868-3652

    Matt and Sonya (leaders) – 612-695-8676

  • the klingelhofer small group-

    We meet on Thursday, 7pm at Gerry and Rosa How's home or Shirley Larson's home in Buffalo. Our group meets every other Thursday. We will be learning what resilient faith looks like and how we can find a faith that endures through the ups and downs of life. Child care is not provided

    Contact Kirby Klingelhofer 320.274.5129 or 320.267.4900

  • the orluck small group

    Are you new to our church? Or maybe you just haven’t found a way to connect and make friends yet? In the Orluck group, we are all about new beginnings, and we think God is too! We are a newer group and we are all just beginning to connect with each other and know each other, so you will fit in easily as a new participant. Our objective is simple, to grow in Christ! 

    We meet Fridays at 7:00 pm at the Orluck’s home, 1008 44th st ne, Buffalo, MN, 

    about 1 mile west of the church on Constance Lake. 

    Call Mark for more info at 612-207-5570 or email at


    We would love to have you join our small group! You will find we are a kind and thoughtful group made up of a mix of ages, both singles and married couples. We want to focus on the hope and joy we have in living the Christian life, and we want to plan for how that hope and joy can motivate us to walk along side and make disciples of others! We meet every Thursday night at 7 PM at the home of Harry and Sue Maravelas. 

    Kimarie: 612-618-5747

  • robinson small group

    Bible study of the book of Luke:

    How do we live out our lives with Christ in the middle of our earthly struggles, responsibilities, relationships, failings, and even our successes? To begin to try to wrestle with this we will be looking at how Jesus lived and what He taught in the book of Luke. The Robinson Small Group will be meeting Thursday evenings in their home from 7:00 to 9:00 beginning September 21st. Brad Robinson will be facilitating the discussion. Question materials will be provided. Please contact Brad or Jenny If you have children who need childcare so they can make arrangements in their home for appropriate supervision. 

    Brad and Jenny Robinson address: 279 Coburn Ave. NW, Buffalo

    Home phone: 763-682-1978

    Brad Robinson (cell): 763-438-6476 (call or text)

  • every man a warrior group for men

    Each group in the Every Man A Warrior ministry is actively involved in personal Bible study, personal sharing, and supportive prayer for one another. The men are developing and strengthening their walk with God; recommitting themselves to love their wives and their children; developing Biblical attitudes and strategies for proactively dealing with their money, their sex life, their work life; and preparing themselves for the hard times and temptations they may be, or will be facing. Each man in the Every Man A Warrior ministry is learning to appreciate the life given to them by God and making everything they are and do count for the glory of God, the good of their marriages and families, and their own personal growth. 

    Every Man a Warrior has a total of 27 lessons and may be the most practical Bible study most men will ever do. It is designed specifically to deal with the issues that men face and need to succeed in.

    This set includes:

    * Book 1: Walking With God

    * Book 2: Marriage and Raising Children

    * Book 3: Money, Sex, Work, Hard Times, Making Your Life Count

    * Every Man A Warrior Verse Pack

    Led by Jeff Schoess, 763-913-2822

    Day undetermined,contact Jeff for group details, time & place


    Check out the video below:

  • woman's daytime group-

    This is a daytime Small Group meeting for women led by Rosanne Burke. Contact Rosanne at 763-682-0712 for the time and place of an informational meeting in September. Things to be determined – Day, time, topic of study.

  • grow in christ through art group

    Lyssa Lovejoy will be leading you on this great adventure. No experience needed!

    Meeting monthly.

    Call Lyssa for more details at 763-516-7219