life groups

Hello Everyone!

To grow spiritually, you have to be connected with other people on the same journey. We have groups for men, for women, teens, singles, couples, families with kids, groups in person and groups online, groups on specific topics: well, you get the idea – there is a group for everyone and a place for you! 

One thing we have definitely learned over the past six months is that we need community because life is better together. I truly believe that we can never realize God’s dream for our lives and our full potential in isolation. We need people praying for us, encouraging us, helping us, and challenging us.

That is why we have always been huge proponents of group life at The Valley Church and why I would love to see every adult and teen in a group life this fall. We will have groups that meet in homes and online. We have groups for men, groups for women, groups for couples with children, groups on specific topics; well, you get my point - there will be group opportunities no matter your stage of life.  

Want help finding a group? Ask Pastor Ryan


Leaders: Peter & Linda Mueller

Wednesday Evenings 7-8:15 pm | Held via Zoom

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1st & 2nd Peter Group Study

Take a journey through 1st and 2nd Peter.

Peter has lived in close proximity to Jesus Christ for more than three years and Jesus had provided the apostle Peter the best possible example of what it looked like to live in holiness amid a hostile world. More than any other man who walked the earth, Jesus modeled that lifestyle. Peter, therefore, pointed his readers in the best possible direction, to Jesus Himself. Peter also encouraged Christians to pursue spiritual maturity through the Word of God as a remedy for false teaching and a right response to heretics in light of Christ’s promised second coming.


Leaders: Andy & Paula Monnin
Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm | Held via Zoom
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Got Questions? Join us for Alpha

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith that lasts ten weeks. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create a good conversation that moves us closer to God and His plan for our life. It’s for those who are new to the journey and for those who want to re-examine their foundations. Everyone is welcome. Each session, we’ll take 75 minutes to get to know each other, watch the session video, discuss the question we’re wrestling with that night, and pray for each other.


Leaders: Ron & Jen Walters
Monday Evenings @ 6:30 pm | Held via Zoom
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Explore the Gospel of Mark

The Gospel of Mark chronicles Jesus’s journey from Galilee to Jerusalem. Along the way, the Messiah gathers a ragged band of disciples. As crowds grow and dwindle on the road to Jerusalem, only a few stick by the Suffering Savior on the road of discipleship.

In this 11-part series on the Gospel of Mark, author and speaker Francis Chan invites us to walk with him along the ancient ways of the Master. Tracing the steps of Jesus and the Twelve through Israel, Francis explores the major themes of the Gospel of Mark, and asks: Are we willing to take this journey to embrace discipleship?


Leaders: Kyle & Chelsea Wyan
Mondays @ 6:30 pm | Held In Home
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Young Adult Group

Interested in joining in a community that is honest, fun, and involves food and great conversation?

Join the young adult's group! This is a space that involves good conversation on a variety of topics, a community that builds relationships, and strives to grow closer to God. This group is about honest fun, laughter, and encouragement. There is a place for you here!


Leaders: Thomas & Kris Wolaver
Wednesday Evenings @ 6:30 pm
Location: The Valley Church-Piqua Campus
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GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD

Are your thoughts holding you captive? Jennie Allen knows what it’s like to swirl in a spiral of destructive thoughts, such as I’ll never be good enough. Other people have better lives than I do. God couldn’t really love me. But Jennie also knows we don’t have to stay stuck in toxic thinking patterns. As she discovered, God built a way for us to escape that downward spiral. Freedom comes when we refuse to be victims to our thoughts and realize we have already been equipped with power from God to fight and win the war for our minds.


Leader: Stacey Widney & Team
2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month - September thru May
Location: The Valley Church-Piqua Campus
9 - 11 a.m. (2nd Wednesday) or 6 - 8 p.m. (4th Wednesday).
Childcare is provided. For more information.
Click Here to Email The Leader or call Stacey at 937-418-7070.

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

This journey of motherhood is best traveled with others. Here at MOPS, we want to do just that – provide you with a tribe of supportive women as you navigate the world of motherhood, faith, and life together. MOPS, which stands for Mothers of Preschoolers, is for moms with one or more children ages birth through kindergarten.

Our MOPS program is part of an international movement to locally connect moms, no matter their personal faith background, who share this common bond of raising little ones. Whether you are a working, stay-at-home, rural, urban, adoptive, single, or married mom, MOPS is for you.


Click Here to Email Leader:: Julie Alexander & Donna Householder
Thursday, Jan. 7, 9:30-11 am & Monday, Jan. 11, 6:30-8 pm online.
Register and Pay Here - The cost of the study guide is $14.00.

God of Creation Study

A Study in Genesis from Author and Speaker Jen Wilkin

It all began with the Word.The opening chapters of Genesis teach us fundamental truths about God. We watch Him bring light after darkness, order after chaos, and rest after toil—all through the power of His Word.

As God reveals Himself through Scripture, we can only begin to understand ourselves when we first glimpse the character, attributes, and promises of our Creator.


Every other Tuesday evening at 6:30 pm.
Meeting alternate between onsite and online via Zoom.
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Bonnie Dickey or Nancy DeNise

Journey through Grief

It is often said that each journey begins with a single step. This is certainly true of a grief journey. We invite you to begin attending the Journey through Grief group every other Tuesday evening at 6:30 pm. Meeting alternate between onsite and online via Zoom. You will find help and encouragement whenever you choose to begin. Questions? Leaders: Bonnie Dickey & Nancy DeNise

Every other Tuesday
evening at 6:30 pm.

Meeting alternate between onsite and online via Zoom.

Click Here to Email Leader: Bonnie Dickey or Nancy DeNise

Leaders:

Peter Mueller

Time:

Saturdays @ 9:30-10:45 am Starts Feb. 19th

Location:

Piqua Campus (Red Room)

Childcare:

Not available

Signup:

To sign up email Pastor Peter

gospel fluency

Adult Group

Even if they want to, many Christians find it hard to talk to others about Jesus. Is it possible this difficulty is because we’re trying to speak a language, we haven’t actually spent time practicig? Is it possible we have neglected to understand for ourselves how the good news of Jesus impacts every facet of our own lives?

Join Peter Mueller for this 8 week group starting February 19th. Please sign up soon! Sign up is required due to material prep requirements

Leaders:

Dave and Dawn Rankin

Time:

Wednesdays, 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM

Location:

The Valley Piqua Room 104

Childcare:

Childcare Provided

Signup:

Lead Like It Matters To God

Adult Group

This brand new to the Valley group is all about leading in a way that brings honor to God. They'll be studing the book Lead Like It Matters to God by Richard Stearns. This is a great group for anyone who wants to understand how the Bible's view of leadership can help shape us as we lead at work, in our homes, and in our community. Dave and Dawn Rankin would love to have you join their group.

This group will start on January 19th.

Leaders:

Libbey Leininger

Time:

Wednesdays, 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Location:

To Be Determined

Childcare:

Childcare Provided @theValley Piqua

Signup:

Mothers of Teens

Women's Group

Join other moms of teens as we come together to support one another in the crazy calling of the teen years! Meets the third Wednesday of the month beginning January 19th from 6:30 - 7:45 PM.

Leaders:

Andy & Paula Monnin

Time:

Wednesdays @6:30 PM - 8 PM, Starting January 19th

Location:

The Valley Piqua.

Childcare:

Childcare Provided

Signup:

To sign up, simply email the leader or click the join a group button.

Alpha Group

adult group

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the big questions of life and lasts ten weeks. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create a good conversation that moves us closer to God and His plan for our life. It's for those who are new to the journey and for those who want to re-examine their foundations.

Each session, we'll take 75 minutes to get to know each other, watch the session video, discuss the question we're wrestling with that night, and pray for each other.

Leaders:

Ryan and Jamie Wright

Time:

Wednesdays, 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Location:

The Valley Piqua

Childcare:

Childcare Provided @theValley Piqua

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Exploring Our Strange Bible

Adult Group

This is an open life group for anyone ages 19 - 138. We are going to explore the great, awesome, and strange book that God uses to change lives. Each week we'll study the scripture together using the Reflections Bible Study from the Bible Project. This is a great group no matter where you are in your spiritual journey. Even if you don't own a Bible, we've got you covered!

Leaders:

Julie Alexander and Donna Householder

Time:

Thursday mornings from 9:00-11:00 in person or Monday evenings from 6:30-8:00 in person or on Zoom, starting January 6th and January 10th

Location:

The Valley Piqua

Childcare:

Thursday Mornings

Signup:

To sign up, simply email the leader or click the join a group button.

The Valley Women

Women's Group

This 10-week study will begin on Thursday January 6, or Monday January 10.

This study, God of Covenant is a series by Jen Wilkin. Beginning with Genesis 12, walk alongside the fathers of our faith—Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph—to discern Jesus in the stories of His people. Over 10 sessions, discover how God orchestrates everything for His glory and the good of His people, and see how the God of creation and covenant is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

You can choose one of two times: Thursday mornings from 9:00-11:00 am in person or Monday evenings from 6:30-8:00 pm on zoom. The cost of the book is $16.00.

Leaders:

Lorie Wion and Lisa Adams

Time:

Wednesdays, 6:30 PM – 8 PM

Location:

Piqua Campus

Childcare:

Childcare is not provided.

Signup:

Click the join a group button or email the leader.

Befriended

Women's group

Is real friendship too risky? We live in a world where real friendship is hard to find. Suspicious of others and insecure about ourselves, we retreat to the safety of our small, self-made digital worlds. Tragically, even the church can become a place that reinforces this isolation. Jesus models a much richer vision of friendship. Pastor and teacher Scott Sauls invites Christians to see the breadth of Christ’s love toward people we often avoid.

Leaders:

Corinne Kershner

Time:

3rd Tuesday of the Month, 6:30 PM to 8 PM.

Location:

The Valley Piqua

Childcare:

Childcare is not Provided

Signup:

Empty Arms and Healing Hearts

Women's Group

This group is for women who have miscarried or lost an infant child. We want you to know you are not alone, and you can experience community and comfort through Jesus. This group will meet the third Tuesday of the month starting on January 18th from 6:30 PM to 8 PM.

Leader: Corinne Kershner.

Time: The third Tuesday of the month, starting on January 18th, 2022 6:30 PM to 8 PM.

Location: The Valley Piqua.

To join this group, reach out to Corinne Kershner at rinnetyler@gmail.com.

Childcare is not provided.

Leaders:

Ryan Wright

Time:

Mondays

Location:

Zoom

Childcare:

Childcare not provided

Signup:

Email Pastor Ryan for the password and zoom link.

Praying the Psalms

Zoom Prayer Group

Do you wish you had a deeper prayer life? The Psalms were the ancient prayer book of Israel, and it's the prayer book that Jesus grew up reading and praying! We will meet on Zoom each monday from 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM. We'll read a Psalm and then pray through it together as a group. The number one goal of this group is to spend time talking directly to God together as a community. Here is the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83856266759. Email Pastor Ryan for the password at ryan.wright@thevalley.church

Leaders:

Chelsea and Kyle Wyan

Time:

Mondays 6:30 PM – 8 PM

Location:

The Wyan's home in Piqua

Childcare:

No childcare provided

Signup:

To sign up, simply email the leader or click the join a group button.

The Sojourners

Young Adult Group

We are journeying through life together. We love to discuss scripture, pray, hangout, and oh yeah...eat.

This fall we will be studying Francis Chan's Letters to the Church.

Leaders:

Tom and Linda Zechman

Time:

Sundays 6 PM, starting September 19

Location:

The Valley Piqua in the Red Room

Childcare:

Childcare is not provided.

Signup:

To sign up, simply email the leader or click the join a group button.

Zechman Life Group

Adult Group

We are a group of experienced adults who are studying the book of Phillipians together.

Leaders:

Lisa and Rocky Anderson

Time:

Wednesdays, 6:30 PM – 8 PM, Starting September 22nd

Location:

At the Anderson's home in Sidney‍

Childcare:

No childcare provided

Signup:

To sign up, simply email the leader or click the join a group button.

Anderson Sidney West Group

Adult Group

We are a group of adults who are passionate about God, scripture, prayer, and having deep relationships with one another. We are an ongoing group and use different studies throughout the year, but they are always biblically based.

Leaders:

Stacey Widney & Team

Time:

2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month - September thru May

Location:

The Valley Church-Piqua Campus ‍9 - 11 a.m. (2nd Wednesday) or 6 - 8 p.m. (4th Wednesday)

Childcare:

‍Childcare is provided,

Signup:

To sign up, simply email the leader or click the join a group button.

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

MOP GROUP

This journey of motherhood is best traveled with others. Here at MOPS, we want to do just that – provide you with a tribe of supportive women as you navigate the world of motherhood, faith, and life together. MOPS, which stands for Mothers of Preschoolers, is for moms with one or more children ages birth through kindergarten. Our MOPS program is part of an international movement to locally connect moms, no matter their personal faith background, who share this common bond of raising little ones. Whether you are a working, stay-at-home, rural, urban, adoptive, single, or married mom, MOPS is for you.  MOPS meets on 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month from September through May.

Leaders:

Bonnie Dickey

Time:

Every other Tuesday, 6:30 PM – 8 PM, Starting September 21st

Location:

The Valley Piqua in Person or Zoom

Childcare:

No childcare provided.

Signup:

To sign up, simply email the leader or click the join a group button.

Journey Through Grief

Community Group

It is often said that each journey begins with a single step. This is certainly true of a grief journey. We invite you to begin attending the Journey through Grief group every other Tuesday evening at 6:30 pm.

Leaders:

Andrea Myers

Time:

Wednesdays from 6:30 PM - 8 PM, starting September 9th.

Location:

The Valley Piqua

Childcare:

Childcare is not provided.

Signup:

To sign up, simply email the leader or click the join a group button.

Revelation Study

Book Study

We are studying the book Escape the Coming Night by David Jeremiah. We would love to have you join us. If you would like to jump in once we have already strated the group, we'll catch you up.

Leaders:

Daniel and Bethany Hickman

Time:

Mondays 5:30 PM – 7 PM, Staring September 20th

Location:

The Hickman's home in Piqua

Childcare:

Childcare is not provided.

Signup:

To sign up, simply email the leader or click the join a group button.

Hickman's Home Group

Young Adults

We are a group of young adults that love having fun and growing closer to Christ. None of us are meant to do life alone, and we've learned over our time together that the best way to go deeper with Christ is to go deeper together.

Leaders:

Ben Millhouse

Time:

Wednesdays, 6 PM – 8 PM

Location:

Piqua, Ohio

Childcare:

TBD

Signup:

To sign up, simply email the leader or click the join a group button.

Millhouse Home Group

Adult Group

We love gathering together and forming deep relationships. We are going to be studying the book Shape by Eric Rees. This book is all about finding out how God has made you so that you can use your unique gifts to serve God and others 

Leaders:

Jill Bobb

Time:

Wednesdays, 6:30 PM – 8 PM, starting September 22nd

Location:

Jill Bobb's House in Piqua

Childcare:

Childcare is not provided.

Signup:

To sign up, simply email the leader or click the join a group button.

Bobb Life Group

Married Group

Are you a married couple looking for a life group? We are a group of married couples who focus on what it means to glorify God through our marriage.

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