We are created to live in community and not in isolation. We often 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: “Better: Jesus is greater.” This five-week series will introduce us to the many ways that Christ shows up in the Old Testament; pointing to the fact that he is the climax of the entire story of scripture.   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 mornings at 10:00 in Kingsville. (Small Groups Building at FCC)

  • Childcare: No

  • Open Group

Mincey Small Group

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

  • Demographic: Couples of all ages

  • Current Study: “Better: Jesus is greater.” This five-week series will introduce us to the many ways that Christ shows up in the Old Testament; pointing to the fact that he is the climax of the entire story of scripture.   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: “Better: Jesus is greater.” This five-week series will introduce us to the many ways that Christ shows up in the Old Testament; pointing to the fact that he is the climax of the entire story of scripture.   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 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: “Life, Money, Legacy” Dave Ramsey presents a biblical view of money in entertaining and practical messages. Each session teaches how to handle personal finances God's ways and how to build a lasting legacy that will transform generations to come.

  • 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

Gray Small Group

  • (410-935-7236): Michael Gray, Leader; em1shocker@gmail.com

  • Demographic: Couples and Singles late 20’s to late 30’s

  • Current Study: “Better: Jesus is greater.” This five-week series will introduce us to the many ways that Christ shows up in the Old Testament; pointing to the fact that he is the climax of the entire story of scripture.   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: TBD in Kingsville.

  • Childcare: No

  • Open Group

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: “Better: Jesus is greater.” This five-week series will introduce us to the many ways that Christ shows up in the Old Testament; pointing to the fact that he is the climax of the entire story of scripture.   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: “Better: Jesus is greater.” This five-week series will introduce us to the many ways that Christ shows up in the Old Testament; pointing to the fact that he is the climax of the entire story of scripture.   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: Open to all ages

  • Current Study: “Better: Jesus is greater.” This five-week series will introduce us to the many ways that Christ shows up in the Old Testament; pointing to the fact that he is the climax of the entire story of scripture.   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 7:00 PM in White Marsh.

  • Childcare: Yes if needed

  • 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: “Better: Jesus is greater.” This five-week series will introduce us to the many ways that Christ shows up in the Old Testament; pointing to the fact that he is the climax of the entire story of scripture.   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: Every other Saturday evenings at 7:00 PM in Phoenix.

  • Childcare: No

  • Closed 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: “Shaken” by Tim Tebow. In this book, Tebow talks about what he's learned along life’s way, building confidence in his identity in God, not the world. This moving book also features practical wisdom from Scripture and insights gained from others who have impacted Tebow in life-changing ways.

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

  • Childcare: No

  • 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:  "What Happens When Women Say Yes to God” by Lysa TerKeurst

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

  • Childcare: No

  • Closed 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: “Better: Jesus is greater.” This five-week series will introduce us to the many ways that Christ shows up in the Old Testament; pointing to the fact that he is the climax of the entire story of scripture.   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: “Better: Jesus is greater.” This five-week series will introduce us to the many ways that Christ shows up in the Old Testament; pointing to the fact that he is the climax of the entire story of scripture.   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 (Resuming in 2019)


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 Marriage”

  • Time/place: Meets Thursday Evenings from 6:30-8:30 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)

  • Closed 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