Small Groups

In times of need and times of fun, Small Groups are your source of friendship and support. They're your key to developing connections with those who share your interests or people who are dealing with similar life issues. Groups are 6 to 13 weeks long and typically last 1 to 1 1/2 hour. Books, if required, need to be purchased prior to first meeting from Harvest or commercial bookstores. Harvest Small groups are open to the public, so invite your friends to join in the fun!

Small groups are an opportunity to reach out to others, while growing in your walk with the Lord. Groups meet once a week in homes, businesses, restaurants, or at the church. The groups change and begin again three times a year, so you have the opportunity to try out different ones. You'll never fully experience all that Harvest has to offer until you connect in a small group!

Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Christ. Acts 5:42

Small groups were vital to the church's growth then, and they are just as vital now. Scroll down to see a list of the Small Groups that are currently available.

Youth, Classes 6-12

6-12 Class




This group meets on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Sundays and is led by a team of dedicated adults who minister to Junior/Senior-High Youth through small group studies, games & activities, outreach and lots of fun! (facilitators: Mark Ploense, Tisha Ploense, Jeremy White, Jen White)
Leaders:
Debbie Callahan
Location:
Harvest Church
Start:
Sept 3, 2017
Time:
11:00 AM
Type:
Junior/Senior-High Youth
Childcare:
No
Cost:
none

Co-ed

Game Night/Date Night




This group’s focus is fellowship and building relationships with others. We’ll meet in various homes and let everyone know where it will be each week. Even if you can’t come each week, join us for the fun when you can. Sorry, childcare is not provided.
Leaders:
Larry & Julie Hall; Jon & Debbie Callahan; Fred & Pat Otten; Don & Mary Sarbaugh; Jon & Michelle Busby
Location:
Various
Start:
September 3, 2017
Time:
6:00 PM
Type:
Adult
Childcare:
No
Cost:
None

Golf Group




Various Weekdays: early mornings or afternoons, amateur to pro, come out with us for a round of fun and fellowship! We’ll play both 9 and 18 hole rounds. If you’re looking to tee-off with others, this group is for you!
Leaders:
Jon Callahan
Location:
Stone Creek Golf Club, 2600 Stone Creek Blvd., Urbana
Start:
September 6, 2017
Time:
Varies
Type:
Co-Ed
Childcare:
No
Cost:
Green Fees

Family Bible Study




God’s Word shows us how to experience Him in marriage, in choosing life’s direction, in rescuing broken relationships, in forgiveness, etc. Join us for this life-changing study.
Leaders:
Mike & Mel Dilger
Location:
111 W. Main, Royal
Start:
TBD
Time:
7:00 PM
Type:
Co-Ed
Childcare:
No
Cost:
TBD

A.S.K. -- Ask, Seek, Knock




Designed to assist any believer--new or experienced in prayer--to grow in developing a vibrant, enjoyable, fulfilling, and powerful prayer life. Believers come together to learn about prayer and intercede for each other, the church, and the lost. One of the goals is to see every person in our church praying and worshiping God.
Leaders:
Mary Sarbaugh
Location:
Harvest Church
Start:
TBD
Time:
6:30 PM
Type:
Co-Ed
Childcare:
No
Cost:
None

Saturday Morning Prayer Group




This group doesn’t take a semester break, so feel free to jump in or out at anytime. Format: 10 min devotional teaching, 35 min individual prayer, 15 min spiritual warfare-style prayer for our church, city, state and nation.
Leaders:
Pastors Jon & Debbie Callahan
Location:
Harvest Church Auditorium
Start:
On-going
Time:
8:00-9:00 AM
Type:
Co-Ed
Childcare:
No
Cost:
None

Family Game Night




Let's just kick back and enjoy each other over fun games and conversation.
Leaders:
Jason & Sarah Fagan
Location:
3416 Stoneway Ct, Champaign
Start:
September 17, 2017
Time:
6:00 PM
Type:
Co-Ed
Childcare:
Yes

Healing & Wholeness




We will study every aspect on healing. God's Word is medicine, the covenant of healing, healing is the children’s bread, and so much more! No book needed except your Bible and a notebook.
Leaders:
Sue Osterbur
Location:
Harvest Church
Start:
TBD
Time:
6:30 PM
Type:
Co-Ed
Childcare:
No

Art in Motion for Christ




God wants to use our talent in drama, skits, dance and music to illustrate the Gospel and share a message of love, unity and victorious life with people of all ages and all walks of life. All ages welcome. More info at first class.
Leaders:
Alena Akulich
Location:
Harvest Church
Start:
September 9, 2017
Time:
6:30 PM
Type:
Co-Ed
Childcare:
No

Growth Track for New Members




Our path to team ministry begins with the Harvest Growth Track, which is designed to help you connect with your unique, God-given talents and purpose. You will see what it looks like to follow Jesus, connect to the church and make a difference with your life.
Leaders:
Jon & Debbie Callahan
Location:
Callahan Home
Start:
September 24, 2017
Time:
6:00 PM
Type:
Co-Ed
Childcare:
Yes
Cost:
None

Women

Rest & Release, On-line, Facebook Group




This is a 30-day Facebook group for Women only, to share our hearts, prayer requests and praise! Each day read a chapter, take one verse and SOAK on it!
Leaders:
Tisha Ploense
Location:
Your computer
Start:
October 1, 2017
Time:
Your convenience
Type:
Women
Childcare:
No
Cost:
None

The Written Word, On-line, Facebook Group




An awesome way to learn the Word a scripture a day. I’ll post a scripture on our private Facebook page and at your convenience, you can look it up, write it out, post any comments.
Leaders:
Mary Sarbaugh
Location:
Your computer
Start:
On-going
Time:
Your convenience
Type:
Co-Ed
Childcare:
No

Ladies Brunch




Let’s gather together to enjoy a brunch, fellowship and pray for others on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Bring a friend.
Leaders:
Mary Sarbaugh
Location:
Various restaurants around Champaign/Urbana
Start:
September 16, 2017
Time:
10:00 AM
Type:
Women
Childcare:
No
Cost:
Your meal

Woman to Woman




Focus is on fellowship and women helping other women identify practical next steps to walking out their purpose and growing in their relationship with God and others.
Leaders:
Julia Hall
Location:
2007 Kenneth St., Urbana, IL
Start:
September 12, 2017
Time:
6:30 PM
Type:
Women
Childcare:
No
Cost:
None

Men

Men's Fellowship Breakfast




Join us for breakfast and prayer the 2nd Saturday of each month. Bring a friend.
Leaders:
Don Sarbaugh
Location:
Various restaurants around Champaign/Urbana
Start:
September 9, 2017
Time:
9:00 AM
Type:
Men
Childcare:
No
Cost:
Your meal