The Lent cycle began on February 24. If you are not currently part of a group, you may now learn more and sign up for a Small Group from among our groups linked here below:

Growth Groups

Men’s Groups

WELCA Circles
(Women of the Evangelical Church of America)

  • Elizabeth
  • Leah
  • Lydia
  • Mary/Martha
  • Priscilla
  • Rebekah
  • Ruth
    For more information please contact
    Candy Nemke

Small Group Sermon Discussion Guides

About Growth Groups

Growth Groups are a core part of Atonement’s identity. Serving as a way to hear God’s story, as well as share our own stories, we encourage everyone to take part in a group. Growth Groups typically focus on the theme in worship from the previous Sunday, and include time for fellowship, sharing part of your life and story, discovering how God’s word connects to your life and story, and praying together. Some groups meet on an ongoing basis, finding time together weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. Other groups meet for a cycle in fall, winter or spring. To connect to a Growth Group contact Pastor Greg Van Dunk.

New to Growth Groups and/or Atonement? Join us for our “Into to Growth Group” session, hosted by Pastor Greg. Three times a year (Fall, Winter and Spring) we invite guests to participate in a group we call, “Intro to Growth (Faith Journey)”.  This is a pathway into our community that allows you to meet other new people, grow in faith and think about how you would like to be involved.  “Intro to Growth (Faith Journey)” is not a new member class but we ask all those interested in in membership to give a group a try.  A “no-guilt opt out,” invitation is offered at week 3.  We’ve involved about 120 families in groups the past 7 years.  Nearly all find that they like the experience and stay connected for the entire session (normally 6-8 weeks).

The next sessions are TBDDinner and child care are provided. Email Pastor Greg ( or call the church office (414-422-0400) so we can save a seat for you!

Weekly Discussion Guide

Media Mix

May 17, 2020

May 10, 2020

May 3, 2020

April 26, 2020

Group Resources

Growth Groups are encouraged to use any and all of the following materials for their groups:

Group Leader Resources

Resources for our group leaders, including our leader agenda and attendance forms, can be found here: Group Leader Resources

Contact Pastor Greg at with questions about Growth Groups and/or how to get connected!

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
1 Thessalonians 5:11