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NEW Small Group Series Beginning February 5: “Building Successful Relationships

Our quality of life depends on the quality of our relationships. We all hunger for harmony with our spouses, parents, children, coworkers, and friends – but these relationships often puzzle us. Whether you want to nurture your current relationships, develop new ones, or repair those that have been damaged, the seven practical keys to Building Successful Relationships can help you win the hearts of those you love. This seven week small group curriculum Building Successful Relationships will give you tools that will be helpful to enhance any relationship in your life.

If you are interested in hosting a group in this upcoming series, please come to one of the short informational meetings after morning worship service on Sunday, January 15 & 22. Sign up by clicking on the links below.

Sunday, January 15 from 9:05-9:20 am in Chapel Suite 2

Sunday, January 15 from 10:35-10:50 am in Breakout Rooms A & B

Sunday, January 15 from 12:05-12:20 pm in Breakout Rooms A & B

Sunday, January 22 from 9:05-9:20 am in Chapel Suite 2

Sunday, January 22 from 10:35-10:50 am in Breakout Rooms A & B

Sunday, January 22 from 12:05-12:20 pm in Breakout Rooms A & B

Small groups are not just another ministry at Ward. We believe that they are an essential part of what it means to be the Church. Each week, dozens of groups meet in area homes, coffee shops, and the workplace to dive deeper and share life together. Contact Janet Branham at or 248-374-5998 t to get more information on connecting or hosting a small group.

Hosting a Group

We encourage members at Ward to consider forming their own small group around friendships that already exist, or by inviting neighbors, co-workers or people you meet at Ward to join your small group.  If you have two or three friends, you can host a group.

We have listed below some advice to help you succeed and will come alongside you to coach and support you through the process.

Practical Steps for Hosting Your Group

  1. Pray for God to bring people together to be in your group. Ask Him to guide you to the right people.
  2. Identify people that you are currently walking through life with: your friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc.
  3. Determine a meeting time and location for your first meeting.
  4. Start inviting people to become a part of the group.
  5. Communicate with Janet Branham, Director of Small Groups at janet.branham@wardchurch.orgabout hosting a new group.

Pick a start date and begin meeting. Keep in mind that during the campaign seasons small groups will meet weekly for a 6-week church-wide study. Outside of campaigns seasons each group can decide when, where, and how often they will meet.