Small Groups

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.

Proverbs 27:17

Sunday School - 9:15 am

We offer two Adult Sunday School Classes.
The first class is an in-depth Bible teaching for Senior Adults and meets in the room next to the Coffee House. This class uses Adult Faith Connections materials from The Foundry Publishing and is led by Bernie Shoemaker.

The second class meets in the Coffee House. This class is studying the "Jesus' Farewell Message" by Francis Chan and is led by Pastor Lynnette Buck (480-986-1587 x 110).

Teen Sunday School Classes
 The Youth Class for 7th - 12th grade students is taught by Nathan Brown and Eric Anderson.
This class is located on the bottom floor of the Family Life Center.

Contact Nathan Brown (Youth Director) at 480-986-1587 x 113 or for more information.
Children's Classes for all ages.
Life change is what Christian Education is all about. Sunday School provides an opportunity for salvation, for students to dig into the Word of God, learn Biblical Truths, build a relationship with Jesus Christ as they grow spiritually, and build relationships with their peers as well as other Christian adult leaders.

Classes are broken down into age-appropriate groups from nursery up to 6th grade.

Nursery class for newborns - 2 yr. olds is held in the building just north of the Sanctuary and continues through the 10:30 am Worship Service.

Classes for all other ages are located on the second floor of the Family Life Center (the building located on the back of the campus).

Catechism for Sixth-Grade Students: Begins each year in January.
Discovering My Faith is taught annually to the pre-teen Sunday School Class. This gives students a foundation of what they believe & why they believe it, with Bible verses to support their beliefs.

Contact Pastor Frankie Fugate at 480-986-1587 x 112 or for more information about children's classes.

Small Groups meet throughout the week at the church and homes.
Join or Start a SMALL GROUP!

All you need is one or two other people. No preparation is needed for a small group! Simply click the link at the bottom of this page to access this week's questions, ask them when you are with the others, and create a dialog about the Sunday morning message.
Small Groups:
1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at 5 pm:
Pastor Scott & Cathy Thornton's Home: 480-986-1587 x 111
Pastor Frankie & Doug Fugate's Home: 480-986-1587 x 112 On break for the summer.

2nd & 4th Sundays of the month after the 10:30 am worship service:
Young Adult Lunch & Small Group - At various host homes
Contact Pastor Lynnette to learn more at 480-986-1587 x 110 or

Mondays at 6:30 pm:
Women's Bible Study: This group meets for a few weeks at a time and takes a short break between studies. Led by Marie Scoville.  On break for June, July, and August.

Wednesdays at 2 pm:
Hour of Blessing for 55+: Located in the room next to the Coffee House (in the building just north of the sanctuary). Hour of Blessing is led by Chaplain David and PJ Vernon.  On break for June, July, and August.

Thursdays at 6:45 pm:
Men's Bible Study - Encounters with Jesus: First and third Thursdays of each month in the kitchen of the Coffee House (in the building just north of the sanctuary). Led by David Cheek. On break until October.

EVNaz's Small Group Ministries are designed to bring people together with others to have an authentic community with each other and Christ.

If you need help starting or joining a group, please contact Cammy Yakel (Discipleship President) at 480-986-1587 x 114.

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We'd love to get you connected to a small group in your area. Fill out the form below to get started.

Small groups help people grow in their faith and build community. Our groups take place throughout the week in different neighborhoods, so use this form to find a group that's right for you. We'd love to have you join us!