connect Groups

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

Acts 2:46a

Connect Groups are the lifeblood of the House of Praise.
Our belief is that “We’re not a church WITH groups, but a church OF groups.”  
This means most ministry through the Connect Groups.

We believe that discipleship takes place in the context of meaningful relationships. Connect Groups consist of a small group of people (less than 20) from House of Praise, that meet weekly, for 60 to 90 minutes, to grow spiritually and to connect with new friends.

Connect Groups at the House of Praise are semester based. Each semester is 8-10 weeks long. This keep helps keep the groups and the leaders fresh, while allowing you to try different groups without have a 'weird break up' talk.  "You know I like you're group, I just want to check out this other one..." Lol.

Some groups are activity based such as hiking, others are traditional Bible studies but there's one right for you. There are In-Person or Online Groups. Your Choice!!
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Check out all the Current Connect Group.


W1. (WILD) Women in Leadership Development

Leader: Pastor Joanne Dean/Pastor Carrie Zusy
Topic: Women’s Group designed to develop our talents, gifts, and callings.
Monday 6:30 pm–8:00 pm
79 Capital Boulevard                            
West Sand Lake, NY 12196

Y8. Fruits of the Spirit - Youth (ages 13-17)

Leader: Joelle Dean
Topic: Learning how to apply the fruits of the spirit in our lives.    Thursday 6:00 pm-7:30 pm
1688 Route 9
Castleton, NY 12033

G2. Book of Galatians

Leaders: Pastor Bill Morgan, Dan Houlihan
Topic: We will dig deeper into the Book of Galatians and how to apply the teaching to our lives.
Monday 6:30 pm–8:00 pm
276 North Greenbush Road                        
North Greenbush, NY 12180
G9. Book Study: Anxious For Nothing
Leader:  Tina Babcock, Sally-Jo Waterfall
Topic: Max Lucado offers insight into ways to face anxieties with God’s help.
Friday 10:00 am–11:30 am  
279 Troy Road
Rensselaer, NY 12144

G3. Book Study: Unshakable Trust

Leader: Deb Morgan
Topic: Joyce Meyer will help us to explore the joy of life lived in complete and total dependence upon God.
Tuesday 6:00 pm–7:30 pm    
42 Rebekah Way
 East Greenbush, NY 12061  

G10. Conduit of Power: Humbleness & Meekness

Leader: Ken Hallock, Anne Hoback  
Topic: Ken Hallock, Anne Hoback
Saturday 9:00 am–10:00 am
1842 Columbia Turnpike
Castleton, NY 12033

M4. Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets (Video Series)

Leader: Patrick Thomas, Aaron Westfall
Topic: Andy Stanley will teach us how to make well-placed, thought-provoking questions that result in stronger decisions.  
Tuesday 6:30 pm-8:00 pm12 John Street
Nassau, NY 12123

G11. Forgiving Others and Ourselves

Leader: Sharon Gibney, Renee George
Topic: Learn why, how, and when to forgive others who have hurt us and to forgive ourselves
Monday 6:30 pm–8:00 pm
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G5. Growing Up in God

Leader: Kirsten/John Percey, Shannon Verbraska
Topic: Workshop on applying biblical principles in your daily life. Topics include: identity,Word study, prayer and worship.
Tuesday 6:30 pm–8:00 pm  
7 Brashear Place
Castleton, NY 12033

G12. Jesus Tells a Parable

Leader: Pastor Peter Bolton, Florie Bolton
Topic: We will look at how Jesus’s parables pertain to us today.            
Tuesday 7:00 pm–8:00 pm
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G6. Bait of Satan (Video Series)

Leader: Darin Taber, Mike Borey
Topic: John Bevere shows us how to escape Satan’s grip, avoid a victim mentality, experience reconciliation, and remain free in Christ.
Wednesday 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
32 Langenbach Road                  
East Greenbush, NY 12061

W13. Book Study: The Women of the Bible Speak          

Leader: Michelle Wolfe, Sheri Valenti
Topic: A look at 16 Wise Women from the bible and the lessons we can apply to our lives today.                                                     Wednesday 7:00 pm–8:00 pm
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G7. Book Study: Refresh Your Prayers

Leader: Pat Coyle, Mary Taber
Topic: Lori Hatcher’s inspirational book teaches us about refreshing our prayers and how they make a difference.
Thursday 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
212 Jericho Road                  
Selkirk, NY 12158

G14. War Room Bible Study

Leader: Stephanie Andreas, Marge Kehrer
Topic: Let the living Word of God inspire dramatic revival of our hearts and to develop pray strategies as our weapons as we trust in the Lord.                                                                                               Thursday 6:30 pm–7:30 pm
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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!