We are created to live in community and not in isolation. Physically, we do live in a community, but spiritually, socially, and relationally, we often live our lives in isolation. We find ourselves with no one to turn to when we have a major issue that has just surfaced in our life. Living in community affords us the opportunity to more wholly experience God through close relationships as we play and pray together, as we encourage and help one another, and as we study and live out God’s word together.

At our church, a small group usually consists of 7-15 attendees in various life stages who meet on a regular basis in someone's home. These communities are about establishing relationships that encourage us to grow spiritually, offer mercy towards one another in our time of need, and, as groups, be the hand of justice in our community and the world around us. These groups embody our 5 core values: biblical teaching, authentic worship, compassionate service, meaningful relationships, and an outward focus.

If you're interested in leading a small group, being in a small group, or providing child care for a small group, please contact us at smallgroups@forkchristian.org

Current Small Groups

DAYTIME SMALL GROUP

  • (443-717-3889): Dennis Kozlowski, Leader; dennis@forkchristian.org

  • Demographic: Couples and Singles who prefer to meet during daytime hours

  • Current Study: TBD

  • Time/place: Meets Wednesday mornings at 10:00 in Kingsville. (Small Groups Building at FCC)

  • Childcare: No

  • Open Group (Starting in November)

Mincey Small Group

  • (410-967-4947): Micah and Lanesha Mincey, Leaders; psalm1001@yahoo.com

  • Demographic: Couples of all ages

  • Current Study: A Generous Life “The Beauty in Giving” sermon series: A recognition that God calls all of us to live a generous life  and has equipped and blessed each of us in varying ways in which to do so. We will be taking a deeper look at the topic presented on Sunday morning with the “Dig In” questions from the bulletin while doing life together.

  • Time/place: Meets every other Friday evening at 6:00 in Abingdon/Harford County

  • Childcare: As needed

  • Open Group

Smedley Small Group

  • (443-909-6238) Greg and Devon Smedley, Leaders; gregsmedley0@gmail.com; thesmedleys531@hotmail.com

  • Demographic:  Couples/Singles, with or without kids (we're married and have a 2nd, 4th, and 6th grader). Especially for those who are new to Fork, new to small groups...maybe you're new to exploring Church and Jesus or have been around for a while but are looking to plug in. We'd love to have you.

  • Current Study: A Generous Life “The Beauty in Giving” sermon series: A recognition that God calls all of us to live a generous life  and has equipped and blessed each of us in varying ways in which to do so. We will be taking a deeper look at the topic presented on Sunday morning with the “Dig In” questions from the bulletin while doing life together.

  • Time/place: Meets Wednesday evenings at 6:30 in in Forest Hill.

  • Childcare: Yes

  • Open Group

tHE Marriage (Mawwiage) Small Group

  • (443-686-0444) Josh and Jen Ernest, Leaders; jjernest@gmail.com

  • Demographic: Couples who want to strengthen their Marriages

  • Current Study: “The Good Fight”, a study geared toward strengthening marriages and families.

  • Time/place: Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings at 6:30 in in Abingdon. Months with a 5th Wednesday will do fellowships and outreaches.

  • Childcare: Yes

  • Open Group

Haltom Small Group

  • (443-301-8337): Josh and Julie Haltom, Leaders; josh@forkchristian.org

  • Demographic: Couples, aged 30's and 40's with young kids.

  • Current Study: TBD

  • Time/place: Meets Tuesday evenings at 6:30 PM in Kingsville. (Small Groups Building at FCC)

  • Childcare: Yes

  • Open Group (Starting soon)

Bohart Small Group

  • (443-421-9151): Russ and Nora Bohart, Leaders; russ.bohart@gmail.com

  • Demographic: All adults are welcome. Timing is especially convenient for parents dropping their High School kids off at Youth Group.

  • Current Study: A Generous Life “The Beauty in Giving” sermon series: A recognition that God calls all of us to live a generous life  and has equipped and blessed each of us in varying ways in which to do so. We will be taking a deeper look at the topic presented on Sunday morning with the “Dig In” questions from the bulletin while doing life together.

  • Time/place: Meets Sunday evenings at 6:00 PM in Kingsville. (Fireplace Room, Worship Center Building at FCC)

  • Childcare: Yes

  • Open Group

Shimaitis Small Group

  • (410-404-5315): Liz Shimaitis, Leader; Lizzys1017@gmail.com

  • Demographic: Women of all ages, especially moms with kids

  • Current Study: “Me, Myself and Lies” by Jennifer Rothschild

  • Time/place: Meets Thursday mornings at 9:30 in Kingsville. (Fireplace Room, Worship Center Building at FCC)

  • Childcare: Yes

  • Open Group

Cessna Small Group

  • (410-215-5760): Kelly and Teri Cessna, Leaders; kkcessna@gmail.com

  • Demographic: Couples and Singles of all ages

  • Current Study: A Generous Life “The Beauty in Giving” sermon series: A recognition that God calls all of us to live a generous life  and has equipped and blessed each of us in varying ways in which to do so. We will be taking a deeper look at the topic presented on Sunday morning with the “Dig In” questions from the bulletin while doing life together.

  • Time/place: Meets Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM in Jarrettsville.

  • Childcare: No

  • Open Group

Hiemstra Small Group

  • (410-258-6412): Tristan and Eric Hiemstra, Leaders; cpa2go@gmail.com

  • Demographic: Adults of all age especially those who love kids

  • Current Study: The Truth Project

  • Time/place: Meets Friday evenings at 6:30 PM in Glen Arm.

  • Childcare: Yes

  • Open Group

Wingerd Small Group

  • (410-618-6825) Paul and Jolene Wingerd, Leaders; pawf4i@yahoo.com

  • Demographic: Parents of Elementary age children

  • Current Study: Growing Kids with Character-by Hettie Brittz

  • Time/place: Meets Monday evenings at 6:00 PM in White Marsh.

  • Childcare: Yes

  • Open Group

Anderson Small Group

  • (410-456-1597): John and Jean Anderson, Leaders; ande3671@gmail.com

  • Demographic: Adults ages 50’s and 60’s

  • Current Study: James MacDonald study called The Wanderer Time/place: Every other Saturday evenings at 7:00 PM in Phoenix.

  • Childcare: No

  • Open Group

Lindhorst Small Group

  • (410-240-2072, 410-240-0746): Kim and Chrys Lindhorst, Leaders; klindhorst71@gmail.com; alliesdad17@yahoo.com

  • Demographic:  Couples but open to anyone

  • Current Study: “Your Comeback” by Tony Evans.

  • Time/Place:  Meets Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 PM in Kingsville

  • Childcare: Yes

  • Open Group

Right Now Small Group

  • (443-996-7729): Ben Cantler, Kevin Williams, Leaders; ben@forkchristian.org; KevinWilliams1108@iCloud.com

  • Demographic: Couples primarily in their 30’s with young kids. 

  • Current Study: Book of Judges -“Unpacking the truth of God’s grace in the midst of human wickedness” by JD Greear.

  • Time/place: Meets Wednesday evenings at 6:30 PM in Kingsville. (Small Groups Building at FCC)

  • Childcare: Yes

  • Open Group

Murphy Small Group

  • (410-913-3121): Kym Murphy, Leader; kymmmurphy@hotmail.com

  • Demographic:  Ladies only (especially for women who attend church without a spouse)

  • Current Study:  "The End of Me - Where Real Life in the Upside-Down Ways of Jesus Begins" by Kyle Idleman.

  • Time/place: Monday nights 6:30 pm in Kingsville (Small Groups Building at FCC)

  • Childcare: No

  • Open Group

Humphrey Small Group

  • (443-722-3617,443-831-0974): Jim & Linda Humphrey, Leaders; Jameshumphrey5472@yahoo.com

  • Demographic: open to couples or singles of all ages

  • Current Study: A Generous Life “The Beauty in Giving” sermon series: A recognition that God calls all of us to live a generous life  and has equipped and blessed each of us in varying ways in which to do so. We will be taking a deeper look at the topic presented on Sunday morning with the “Dig In” questions from the bulletin while doing life together.

  • Time/place: Monday’s at 6:30 pm in Essex

  • Childcare: No

  • Open Group

Warner Small Group

  • (443-319-0017):  Mark and Maria Warner, Leaders; mmwarner123@verizon.netmewarner17@gmail.com

  • Demographic: Couples/singles mostly aged 40’s to 50’s

  • Current Study: “Come Thirsty” by Max Lucado

  • Time/place: Meets Fridays at 7:30 PM in Fallston/Bel Air

  • Childcare: No

  • Open Group

Dunn Small Group

  • (443-858-6953):  Harry and Patti Dunn, Dave Spurrier, Leaders; thezoomania@yahoo.comveggie_tales1@juno.com; dspursmaker@gmail.com

  • Demographic:  Couples/singles aged mid 30’s to upper 70’s (But older and younger are welcome)

  • Current Study:  In depth Bible study through the Gospel of Luke

  • Time/place:  Meets Tuesday evenings at 7:00 PM in Kingsville (Brick FLC Building at FCC)

  • Childcare: No

  • Open Group


Brazle Young Adult Small Group

  • (314-541-9125):  Virgil and Barb Brazle, Leaders; virgil@forkchristian.orgbbrazle@icloud.com

  • Demographic:  Young Singles 18-28

  • Current Study: A Generous Life “The Beauty in Giving” sermon series: A recognition that God calls all of us to live a generous life  and has equipped and blessed each of us in varying ways in which to do so. We will be taking a deeper look at the topic presented on Sunday morning with the “Dig In” questions from the bulletin while doing life together.

  • Time/place: Meets at 7:00 Tuesday evenings in Abingdon

  • Child Care: No

  • Open Group


Bonomo Small Group

  • (443-653-2098):  Angie and John Bonomo, Leaders; bonomoangelat@gmail.comnonnabonomo@gmail.com

  • Demographic:  Currently singles and Couples mid 30’s-60’s (But older and younger are welcome)

  • Current Study:  Warren Wiersbe study on Revelation

  • Time/place: Meets 1st and 3rd Sunday morning immediately following the 9am service in Kingsville (Small Groups Building at FCC)

  • Childcare: No

  • Open Group

Addington Small Group

  • (410-336-4448): Len and Linda Jo Addington, Leaders; eladdington@gmail.comlenlinjo@juno.com

  • Demographic: Couples and singles aged 50-70 (But older and younger are welcome)

  • Current Study: Book of Ephesians, using the John MacArthur Study Guide

  • Time/place: Meets Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM in various locations: Kingsville/Abingdon/Fork

  • Childcare: No

  • Open Group


Men’s Small Group

  • (443-374-7791, 443-567-8200): Craig Mansour and Mike Hopkins, Leaders; craig4jenn@gmail.commaajicman@hotmail.com

  • Demographic: Men of all ages.

  • Current Study: 33 Series “A Man and His Work”

  • Time/place: Meets Thursday Evenings from 6:30-8:30 in in Kingsville (Small Groups Building at FCC)

  • Childcare: No

  • Open Group

Douglass Small Group

  • (410-935-5075):  Geoff and Layna Douglass, Leaders; gdouglass37@gmail.comezdig@outlook.com

  • Demographic:  Primarily couples.  (Kids aged 10-16. Adults 40-65)

  • Current Study:  "Renovate to make new" this study will introduce you to the possibility of personal renovation, exploring the foundation and blueprints of God's original design for us.

  • Time/place:  Generally Every other Friday evening at 7:00 in Fallston

  • Childcare: No (But age-range kids are welcome)

  • Open Group

Joppatowne Small Group

  • (443-992-3928): Lisa Galanis, Lois Harris, Leaders; lisagalanis@umm.edu; fharris777@comcast.net

  • Demographic: Couples/singles aged late 40’s to upper 70’s.

  • Current Study:  Very in depth Bible study on the Book of Ezra

  • Time/place:  Meets every other Tuesday evening at 6:50 PM in Joppatowne. Study starts at 7:15 PM and is done by 8:30 PM.

  • Childcare: No

  • Open Group for the advanced student