connect Groups

They worshiped together at the Temple, each day met in homes

Acts 2:46a

In our community, we firmly believe that we're not merely a church with groups, but a church composed of vibrant, life-giving Connect Groups. These groups are where the heartbeat of our ministry thrives.
We hold a deep conviction that true discipleship flourishes within the embrace of meaningful relationships. Our Connect Groups, comprising fewer than 20 individuals from House of Praise, come together weekly for 60 to 90 minutes, nurturing spiritual growth and forging new, lasting friendships.
At House of Praise, our Connect Groups operate on a semester basis, lasting 8-10 weeks each. This rhythm ensures a constant flow of fresh energy and ideas, and it means you can explore different groups without the need for any 'awkward break-up' conversations. You know, the kind that starts with, 'I really like your group, but I just want to check out this other one... LOL!'
Whether you're drawn to activities like hiking or prefer the depth of a traditional Bible study, we have the perfect fit for you. And the best part? We offer both In-Person and Online Groups, so the choice is entirely yours!
For more information, simply fill out the form below and let the journey begin!

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June 30 to August 24

Check out all the Current Connect Groups.


Open Prayer Meeting

Leaders: John & Kirsten Percey
Description: Gather with church family to pray for the House of Praise.
Day & Time: Tuesday, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Address: 7 Brashear Place, Castleton NY 12033
Phone: 518-779-6601

Women's Group, Book Study: Her True Worth
By Brittany Maher & Cassandra Speer

Leaders: Shannon Verbraska , Nicole Mendez
Description: Understanding and applying our identity  in Christ each day.
Day & Time: Wednesday, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Address: 276 North Greenbush Road, Troy 12180
Phone: 518-330-4810

Activity: Self Defense

Leaders: Pastor Joanne Dean, Shelly Broughton
Description: Come learn some super simple, fun, and practical self-defense techniques, along with a spiritual devotional.
Day & Time: Wednesday, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Address: Kids Sanctuary, 1688 US 9, Castleton, NY 12033
Phone: 518-421-8575

Activity: Swimming, Kayaking

Leaders: Mary and Darin Taber
Description: Devotional reading and discussion followed by fun at Tsatsawassa Lake.
Day & Time: Thursday, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Address: 165 Zucconi Way, East Nassau NY 12062
Phone: 518-542-5605

Sermon Discussion at the Diner

Leaders: Pastor Bill Morgan
Description: Dig deeper into the sermon message.
Day & Time: Saturday, 9:00  - 10:30am
Address: Schodack Diner, 1842 Columbia Turnpike, Schodack NY 12033
Phone: 518-421-5290


Leaders: Deb Morgan
Description: Recovery group for those suffering from hurts, habits, or hang-ups. Contact leaders for privacy.
Day & Time: Sunday 12:00 - 1:30pm
Address: 8 Lape Road, Nassau 12123
Phone: 914-806-4033

Bible Study: Proverbs

Leader: Anne Hoback, Sheri Valenti
Description:  A look at how we can apply the lessons of Proverbs to our lives.
Day & Time: Monday, 7:00 - 8:30pm
Phone: 518-522-5997
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Book Study: Strength for Each Day by Joyce Meyer

Leader: Sharon Gibney, Gail Hof
Description: Finding mercies and blessings each day when we spend time with God.
Day & Time: Monday, 6:45 - 8:00pm
Phone: 518-618-6383
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Book Study: Boundries by John Townsend

Leader: Stephanie Andreas, Marge Kehrer
Description: DVD/Book series on setting healthy boundaries in our relationships.  
Day & Time: Thursday, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Phone: 518-496-5656
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What kind of Connect Group would you like?

In Person groups meet in different neighborhoods. Online groups use zoom for two-way video conversations.   Our groups take place throughout the week at different times but all groups help people grow in their faith and build community.  

Please use this form to find a group that's right for you.  You'll be glad you did!