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.

M1.  It's Not What You Think? by Andy Stanley (Men)

Leader: Mike Borey, Patrick Thomas518-844-0224
Topic: As a Christian we'll examine the characteristics Jesus used to define those who follow Him and the implications they have of believers today.
Monday 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Destry Scribner32 Langenbach Road                              East Greenbush, NY 12061

G6. Resilient Hope by Christine Caine

Leader: Sharon Gibney518-618-6383
Topic: Using Christine Caine's devotional to build endurance in an unpredictable world.                                                                                                                           Monday 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmOn Zoom

G2. All Things New by Cherie Hill

Leaders: Pat Wood, Tina Babcock 518-732-2868
Topic: Be inspired, comforted, and encouraged by Cherie Hill's devotional that includes Scripture and insite to our faith in Jesus Christ.
Monday 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm    
1630 Midstate Lane                     Castleton, NY 12033
G7. Going Deeper Into the Sunday Service
Leader: Pastor Peter Bolton, Florie Bolton  518-337-7326
Topic: We will dig deeper into the Sunday Service message and how it affects our daily lives.
 Tuesday 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm  On Zoom

Y3. Bible Study: Youth (ages 13-18)

Leader: Joelle Dean, Aidan Percey518-421-8846
Topic: Bible study with a focus on scriptures that address young peoples issues.
Tuesday 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm     Castleton, NY 12033
Kids Connection Sanctuary     1688 Route 9

G8. The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

Leader: Sally-Jo Waterfall, Michelle Wolf     518-207-6709            
Topic: Did you ever wonder "What on earth am I here for?" We'll look at how to discover God's purpose for our lives.
Wednesday 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm On Zoom

G11. Creating Better Habits

Leader: Dalina Quinones, Kate Allen 518-512-6012
Topic: Little things you can do to create better habits and live a better life. We'll explore what
the bible says about discipline and good/bad habits.              
Friday 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmOn Zoom

W9. How Happiness Happens by Max Lucado (Women)

Leader: Stephanie Andreas, Marge Kehrer518-428-4083
Topic: We will discuss finding lasting joy in a world of comparison, disappointment, and unmet expectations.
Thursday 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmOn Zoom

G5. Book Study: Next Steps by Pastor Lon Dean

Leader: Pastor Bill Morgan                     518-421-5290
Topic: We will be talking about our Next Steps, and how it affects our daily lives.
Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 am    
Schodack Diner1842 Columbia Turnpike  Castleton, NY 12033

G10. Book of Lamentations

Leader: Colleen Lanigan518-944-6542
Topic: An in-depth study of the Book of Lamentations.              
Passcode: KrRq3j
Friday 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmOn Zoom

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!