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Growth Groups

Growth Groups are small groups meeting in homes or church for Bible study and connecting with others

What are Growth Groups?

Growth Groups is the name of the small group ministry of Calvary Baptist Church, Bradenton, FL. Each group meeting together to study God’s Word, is called Growth Group. In Growth Groups each person will have an opportunity to Grow in their knowledge of God’s Word, Grow in Christ, Grow in connection with others, and Grow in community.

Calvary’s overall ministry flows through our Growth Groups. Groups are a great way to connect with other followers of Christ, invite an unbeliever, and be connected to the Calvary family. Groups in the past have served together and enjoyed great times of fun over a meal or getting together in the community. Groups often provide announcements to keep everyone updated on current ministry at Calvary.  

You may notice, this catalog is for summer 2022. Growth Groups are semester based, and groups typically last for 12 weeks. Summer Growth Groups will begin June 2022.  

Use this catalog and share it with others to invite them to sign up and become involved with you. Growth Groups are often a place for unbelievers to attend and feel more comfortable in a smaller environment with someone they know. Invite someone to join with you today!

Sign up online at, in the foyer of the sanctuary on Sunday mornings, or email [email protected] providing your name, phone number, email address, and which group you want to join.  

Once you are signed up for a Growth Group, the group leader will contact you prior to the first meeting. The leader will review any information you need to know such as study guide, registering for RightNow Media, etc. This initial contact will also give you a chance to ask any questions you may have concerning your new Growth Group and Bible study.

Growth Groups for Summer 2022


Group Leader: Megan Carter

Topic/Type of Group: This ladies group will Grow in Christ as they learn about The Sermon on the Mount. Ladies will study “Sermon on the Mount” by Jen Wilkin. Join these ladies to Grow in Christ and Grow in Connection with others. 

Location: Church - Conference Room

Meeting Time: Sunday, 9:30 am


Group Leader: Pastor Mark and Christine Watkins

Topic/Type of Group: This will be a family group for parents, grandparents, children and youth. The entire family will learn from God’s Word together. Music videos, hands on activities, and Bible verse memorization will help keep the kids and parents engaged and involved in learning together as a family.

Location: Host Home TBD or Church

Meeting Time: Monday, 6:30 pm


Group Leader: Pastor Chuck

Topic/Type of Group: The Church of Scientology and Islam both hold views and doctrine in direct opposition to the Christian faith. Do you know the facts and how to defend your Christian faith in opposing these worldviews? In this study, learn the major teachings of these groups and how we as Christians can witness to them for the Glory of Christ. 

Location: Church - Conference Room

Meeting Time: Wednesday, 6:00 pm 


Group Leader: Pastor Chuck

Topic/Type of Group: This group will be for young adults to Grow in Christ and Grow in Connection with Others. They will use RightNow Media and learn from Louie Giglio on the Acts of the Apostles. 

Location: Pastor Chuck and Megan’s home

716 30th St W

Bradenton, FL 34205

Meeting Time: Thursday, 6:00 pm

Group Leader: Pastor Chuck

Topic/Type of Group: This will be an online Bible study. Pastor Chuck will teach on 1 and 2 Peter. Join the group studying online to Grow in Christ and Connection with one another.  

Location: Online

YouTube Channel - bradentoncalvary

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Meeting Time: ONLINE-Thursday, 6:00 pm

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