Small Groups

We believe that life is incredibly better, when we can share it amongst friends. That’s why we have groups of folks who meet all over Carlton county on different nights of the week. Our groups are created to help people connect with Jesus and learn what it looks like to share life with one another and cultivate life giving friendships.


Financial Peace University

Peter @ Becca Krause
218.349.2486 or [email protected]

Thursdays @ 6:30pm
Beginning February 7
Cloquet Vineyard Office – 612 Cloquet Avenue, Cloquet

We all need a plan for our money. What does it look like as a follower of Jesus to manage your money? Financial Peace University presents biblical and practical steps to get where you are to where you’ve dreamed to be financially. Offering you tools to get rid of debt, manage your money and save wisely. It’s fun, friendly and confidential. This class runs for 9 weeks and requires an early registration and purchase of class materials.

Registration Required
Please register online at fpu.com/1082361
Cost is $129.99 for registration + materials.

Meditation and Prayer

Nikki Sauter
218.428.9204 or [email protected]

Wednesdays @ 8:00am
Beginning February 6
The Hub – 612 Cloquet Avenue

For centuries, followers of Jesus have practiced the art of Lectio Divina or Divine Reading as a way to develop their relationship with God. Each week, we will read a passage of scripture together, and meditate on a few questions to help us reconnect with God’s word and work in the world, in others, and in us. No previous prayer or bible study experience necessary. And, there will always be coffee and tea available.

Recommended
Personal Journal and Bible

Cloquet Mom’s Group

Terra Hughes
218.940.0031 or [email protected]

Tuesdays @ 9:15am
Beginning January 8
Journey Christian Church – 1400 Washington Ave.

Come for a time of fun and fellowship meeting other moms in your community. Childcare will be provided for children 0-5 years of age.

We will connect weekly and will using these books:
Church of the Small Things by Melanie Shankle (first few weeks)
It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way by Lysa Terkeurst (later in the Spring)

Childcare Provided
For children 0-5 years
$5/week per family

The Life You’ve Always Wanted

Nita Davis
515.890.1235 or [email protected]

Mondays @ 6pm
Beginning February 4
2601 Washington Ave, Cloquet

The heart of Christianity is about transformation—about a God who isn’t just concerned with our spiritual lives, but who wants to impact every aspect of living. John Ortberg calls readers back to the dynamic heartbeat of Christianity-God’s power to bring change and growth-and reveals both the how and why of transformation. The Life You’ve Always Wanted offers modern perspectives on the ancient path of the spiritual disciplines. But this is more than just a book about things to do to be a good Christian. It’s a road map toward true transformation that starts not with the individual but with the object of the journey—Jesus Christ.

Book Required
The Life You’ve Always Wanted by John Ortberg

Good and Beautiful Life Women’s Group

Anne Sauter
218.391.9406 or [email protected]

Alternate Tuesdays @ 1pm
Beginning January 8
Magnolia Cafe, Carlton

We meet at the adorable Magnolia Cafe and enjoy tea or coffee as we laugh and talk and catch up on each other’s lives before we dig in to the week’s chapter in this inspiring book. We share what has touched us and taught us more about how our good and beautiful God gives us a good and beautiful life. We are not very far along in the book so catching up will not be a problem. You are welcome!

Book Required
The Good and Beautiful Life by James Bryan Smith

Helpful to Read
The Good and Beautiful God by James Bryan Smith

Inspired

Kris Sauter
218.390.2946 or [email protected]

Tuesdays @ 7pm
March 5, 12, & 19
The Hub – 612 Cloquet Avenue

The Bible is a beautiful sacred text. Words inspired by a good and beautiful God to reveal us to a flourishing life. How God reveals this truth in scripture to us however is quite messy. There’s genocide, violence, sexual abuse, appears at times to contradict itself and patriarchy everywhere…but yet still so beautiful.

How in the world can a sacred text, in all it’s messiness, point to a good and beautiful God? Well, buckle up friends, because it’s all there, right in front of you in that holy Bible. This class is for people who are certain, uncertain, locked in, leaning in, skeptics, and those who just want a great cup of coffee.

Love Does

Sarah Smith 859.779.4905 or [email protected]
Erin Steen 218.390.0261 or [email protected]

Mondays @ 7pm
Beginning February 4
107 13th Street, Cloquet

Using the book Love Does as a backdrop for this small group, our hope is that we will engage in vulnerability, listen to each other’s dreams and fears, pray together, and connect on a deeper level with God, each other, and our neighbors. Author Bob Goff has been described as the world’s best-kept secret. “What fuels his impact? Love. But it’s not the kind of love that stops at thoughts and feelings. Bob’s love takes action. Bob believes Love Does.”

During this season of small group we will not only dive into reading about how love does, but we will also take time to engage in the world of Carlton County to serve our community. We want to place ourselves in contexts where we may live out love in action. Short and sweet: This group is for people ready to move, and have God move in you.

Book Required
Love Does by Bob Goff

Whiteness 101

Mike & Melissa Heyndericks
218.213.6315 or [email protected]

Tuesdays @ 7pm
Beginning February 5*
141 N Cloquet Rd W, Esko

White Privilege, White Fragility, White Supremacy
These words dial-up strong emotions and questions in our culture today. We are going to take some time to ask hard questions and have hard conversations around the topic of race. Our heart is to engage in critical thinking around this topic and to provide common starting points and tools for deeper engagement and future conversation. We will be using a resource called ‘Whiteness 101” and while the information is compiled by Christ followers doing the work of racial reconciliation this is NOT a Bible study. Each week we will take time to read together and share what we learned, what surprised us, and even what made us uncomfortable. These conversations will be hard and challenging at times, but we feel this is an area, as Jesus looking people, where we can and need to grow in becoming a good and beautiful community.

*We do ask for a full commitment as the group will be closed once it has started and space is limited. We hope to offer this group about 3-4 cycles per year so please reach out if you would like to be notified about future groups.

Girl, Wash Your Face

Alethea Montgomery
218.310.6208 or [email protected]

Every Other Wednesday
Beginning February 6
5713 St. Louis River Road, Hermantown

Join us for authentic and honest conversation (and probably a lot of laughter) as we go through Rachel Hollis’s new book, Girl Wash Your Face.  Get the book, get the audiobook, or just come and join us to get real and become the joyous, confident women we were meant to be!

Book Required
Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

The book has 20 chapters,  we’ll divide up the content by the number of weeks we meet.

The Road Back To You

Nikki Sauter
218.428.9204 or [email protected]

Tuesdays @ 6:30pm
April 2 through May 7
The Hub – 612 Cloquet Avenue

What you don’t know about yourself can keep you in the shallows in your relationship with God and others. The Enneagram is a tool that helps us discover our true selves in discovering how God created us. We begin to discover why we stumble over the same hurdles, and what flourishing narrative God has to exchange for our broken ones. Join us for a 5-week course which will pave the way to become a compassionate and wise human being.

BOOK REQUIRED
The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile-book and study guide
Pre-order from Amazon.com

High School Senior + College Group

Kailey Mayry
218.348.1625 or [email protected]

every other Thursday @ 5pm
Beginning February 7
734 Birch Street, Cloquet

Becoming a young adult is a journey like no other. It’s a time of so many changes, questions, dreams, and opportunities to grow. In this group, we will share a meal, make friends, and talk about the good + hard stuff of this season. We will create a space to be real, be encouraged, ask big questions, pray, and seek Jesus wherever we’re at. Oh, and laugh a ton!

Gather your friends and come on over!