We all need people in our lives who can give us advice, help us through hard times, laugh with us, and help us grow.

Groups are a great way for you to become connected with other believers in our church and find community. Groups are simply smaller groups of people who do life together outside of church.

So how do you find a Group? At Bedford Alliance, we have several open Groups that you can join at any time without needing to sign up. Browse our open Groups below!

Life Lessons from Women in the Bible

This study for women 18 and over will explore the lives of women in the Bible and will challenge you with life application. You’ll focus on biblical women of various ages and stages of life and will dive into their culture, family, and testimony. Learn from both their wisdom and mistakes.

Leaders: Marcia Birkey and Pat Brake
When: Tuesdays (February 26 – May 21)
Time: 7:00-8:30 pm
Place: Bedford Alliance Church (Get Directions)
Room: Prayer Room (park on south side; enter South Door A – View Map)


Irresistible (for anyone)

Once upon a time, our faith was irresistible. But today, an increasing number of Atheists insist Christianity is harmful to society. Thanks to our digital world, many people say they know what the Bible says without actually having read it.

Our first-century brothers and sisters had no official Bible, no status, and (humanly speaking) little chance of survival. What made their faith so compelling, so defensible, so irresistible?

We invite you to find out.

Leaders: Ron & Donna Blair
When: Fridays (start date TBD)
Time: 7:00-8:30 pm
Place: Bedford Alliance Church (Get Directions)
Room: Connect Room (park on south side; enter South Door A – View Map)


Young Married Couples

Marriage is never easy, but it’s harder going through it without support. This group is for young married couples who are looking for a community where they can share the struggles and successes of this new stage of life.

This group is designed for people ages 20-30 who have been married for five years or less. Couples both with and without kids are welcome, but childcare is not provided. Engaged couples are welcome as well.

Leader: Brian and Rachel Pearch
When: Wednesdays
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
Place: Leaders’ house (Ida, MI) (contact for location)


Ladies’ Book Club

Attention all book lovers! This group is for women of all ages who love reading and book discussion. This low-commitment group meets once every-other month. You can come every time the group meets or only when the book is of interest to you. Sometimes the books are novels, sometimes they’re non-fiction. Please read the book before we meet so you are prepared to participate. Join us for snacks, book discussion, and community!

Leader: Amy Corron
When: Monday, March 18
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Lambertville, MI (contact leader for location)
Book: Jesus is Risen – Paul and the Early Church by David Limbaugh


Quilting Ministry

Are you a quilter or would you like to learn to be? This group quilts for a cause! The Catherine Cobb Safe House is an emergency shelter for women and children in abusive situations. During these tumultuous times, having a personal item to hold on to can provide a sense of comfort. The quilting ministry will be making quilts to give to those at this shelter. Join us to make a difference!

*Must have and bring your own sewing machine

Leader: Cheryl Smith
When: Thursdays every other week – contact leader to determine if group is meeting
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm
Place: Bedford Alliance Church (Get Directions)
Room: Community Room (park on north side; enter Door D – View Map)


College-Age Group

We aren’t meant to do life alone. The college years are often difficult as we try to find purpose and significance in life. Come join our community as we learn to love God, love people, and make disciples.

This group is intended for college-age or 20-something adults looking to deepen their walk with God and find authentic community. We have fun events the first week of every month, and we meet in discipleship groups the other weeks. Feel free to contact us for more information!

Leaders: Luke and Alison Cousino
When: Fridays (events may be varying days and times)
Time: 7:00-8:30 pm
Place: Leaders’ House (Ida, MI) (Contact for location)


Women’s Bible Study

This women’s study will take a closer look at the book of Ephesians while going through Tony Merida’s study guide Your Identity in Christ. Open to women of all ages and life stages.

Leader: Nikki Knapp
When: Thursdays
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
Place: Bedford Alliance Church (Get Directions)
Room: Connect Room (park on south side; enter South Door A – View Map)


Men’s Bible Study

This laid back atmosphere is a place for men to hang out, talk about life, apply the Bible, pray for and encourage each other to take steps of faith. Open to men 18 and older.

Leader: Larry Nelson
When: Wednesdays
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
Place: Bedford Alliance Church (Get Directions)
Room: Coffee House (park on south side; enter South Door A – View Map)


Summit for Retirees

Summit is a group for people in the same stage of life – retired. Every week, we spend time watching videos from a series called “That the World May Know.” These illuminating faith lessons afford a new understanding of the Bible that will ground your convictions and transform your life. After the video, we spend time in discussion as a group.

Aside from these weekly discussion times, we also have regular lunches and events outside of the church. Retirement doesn’t mean stopping!

Leaders: Gary and Cheryl Meinhart
When: Tuesdays
Time: 1:00-3:00 pm
Place: Bedford Alliance Church (Get Directions)
Room: Connect Room (park on south side; enter South Door A – View Map)


Prayer Team

Prayer is powerful. It is through prayer that our personal relationship with God grows. Through prayer, we partner with God to establish His will. Prayer is engaging, exciting, and rewarding.

Our prayer team meets together to lift up requests within the church and from around the world. Wherever you are in your personal prayer life, God wants to take you higher!

Leaders: Bob and Eunice Wilkinson
When: Wednesdays
Time: 7:00-8:15 pm
Place: Bedford Alliance Church (Get Directions)
Room: Prayer Room (park on south side; enter South Door A – View Map)

Not meeting Wednesday, February 20