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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 closer to Christ, grow in connection with others as a part of Calvary’s family, and serve God through servant evangelism. 

Ministry will flow through our Growth Groups as each group will provide announcements to keep everyone updated on current ministry at Calvary. Each group will schedule a time for fun to have a night of activity to enjoy one another and make even more connections with others. Additionally, each group will schedule a time of servant evangelism/missions to reach out and minister to the local community. This is decided by the group and involves one another’s interest and giftedness. 

The groups listed below are for fall 2021. Growth Groups are semester based, and groups will last for 12 weeks.

Groups will begin Sunday, October 3, 2021 and continue for 11 weeks (for this semester only) through December 17, 2021.

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 by completing the form below, or 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 Fall Semester 2021


Group Leader: Fern Larson

Topic: Colossians

Type of Group: Senior Ladies

Location: Prayer Room

Meeting Time: Sunday, 9:30 am

Group Leader: Steve Swan

Topic: Book of Mark

The group will read from the Book of Mark, which will be followed by group discussion.

Location: Church library

Meeting Time: Sunday, 6:00 pm

Group Leader: Jacobe Lavalle

Topic: Attributes of God

Type of Group: Youth - middle school and high school students

Location: Church Gym

Meeting Time: Sunday, 6:00 pm 


Group Leader: Gene Fuzy

Topic: Practice of Godliness

Type of Group: Men’s Group

Location: Mike and Anita Hamrick’s home

1017 91st St NW

Bradenton, FL 34209

Meeting Time: Monday, 7:00 pm

Group Leader: Megan Carter


Type of Group: Women’s Group

Location: Mike and Anita Hamrick’s home

1017 91st St NW

Bradenton, FL 34209

Meeting Time: Monday, 7:00 pm


Group Leader: Bob Moore

Topic: Worship, Music and Song

Studying the book “Sing!” by Keith and Kristyn Getty. This study “encourages us to realize that singing is an important part of spiritual life.”

Location: Upper Room in Sanctuary

Meeting Time: Tuesday, 6:30 pm


Group Leader: Gene and Betsy Fuzy

Topic: Romans Part 2

This group will watch a video series on the Book of Romans with Tommy Nelson, followed by group discussion.  

Location: Dan and Bev Able’s home

6704 23rd Ave W

Bradenton, FL 34209

Meeting Time: Wednesday, 6:00 pm

Group Leader: David Racke

Topic:  This study will be taught in Spanish, and this group will be studying the Book of Ephesians.

Location: David and Heidi Racke’s home

1210 118th Street E

Bradenton, FL 34212

Meeting Time: Wednesday, 7:30 pm


Group Leader: Pastor Fernando Lozada

Topic: This study will be taught in Spanish, and this group will be studying the Book of Ephesians.

Location: Pastor Fernando’s home

711 31st St W

Bradenton, FL 34205

Meeting Time: Friday, 7:30 pm

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