What is a Growth Group?

As a church, we want to help you get to know God better and enable you to become who He’s created you to be. We want to fulfill the church’s calling to make disciples. Growth Groups are one way to make this happen.

Growth Groups provide a classroom environment where you can take practical next steps of growth, connect with others in the body, and apply what you learn in your everyday life. Below is the list of Growth Groups currently open. We encourage you to jump in and take the initiative to grow deeper in your walk with Christ, build friendships, and participate in serving alongside our many ministries and outreaches.


“21 Principles of a Healthy Single Mom”

When: Sundays at 9:30am

Where: My Neighbor’s Ministry Library

Group Leader: Joan Stahl

Single Moms Ministry is an Isaiah 61 ministry that offers hope and healing for single moms no matter your circumstance or age. If you are divorced, widowed, have never been married, a single grandmother raising grandchild(ren) or single woman raising niece/nephew, this ministry is for you. Join us for fellowship, discussion and shared experiences with other single moms.

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Get Connected Ministry

When: Sundays at 9:30am

Where: Zarephath Ministry Center

Group Leader: Marlene Moncho

Join this large, exciting, and interactive Disciple-Fellowship group, where you will come to know the Body of Christ at ZCC by sharing your stories, learning how to apply God’s Word in your personal journey and hearing powerful testimonies from ZCC Ministry Leaders and Get Connected Alumni. Note: The Get Connected Ministry is a prerequisite track for ZCC membership and is a criterion for leadership at Zarephath Christian Church.

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Follow Him Fitness

When: Mondays at 7pm

Where: Children’s Ministry Center

Group Leader: Tatyana Poletayeva

Do you want to lose unwanted, unhealthy weight, or get toned? Looking for a healthier lifestyle to increase your body metabolism by working out and eating healthy? Join the Follow Him Fitness Ministry on Monday evenings at 7pm, where you will get a good workout and burn fat. Now you can work out with your sisters in Christ, focusing on God’s Word and praising Jesus with all your heart, mind, soul and STRENGTH!

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“Finding I AM”

When: Tuesdays at 10am

Where: Zarephath Ministry Center

Group Leader: Barbara Amato

What is the deep cry of your heart? The ache in your soul that keeps you up at night? The prayer you keep repeating? Jesus not only cares, but He also wants to step in and see you through it. Through the videos and our weekly home study, we will join Lysa Terkeurst on the streets and in the towns of Israel to explore the “Seven I AM Statements” of Jesus found in the Gospel of John.

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“Stronger: Finding Hope in Fragile Places”

When: Tuesdays at 7pm

Where: Zarephath Ministry Center

Group Leader: Deb Scialfa & Alicia Herold

God is stronger than every single struggle you will ever face. In Christ, you can break life-long patterns of defeat and despair, remove paralyzing inner anxiousness and live in the peace that surpasses all understanding, put an end to self-focused distractions and smile at the uncertain future because He is stronger than it all. This study will guide you into biblical truth, so you can live a confident transformed, Christ-radiating life marked by His strength.

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“The Armor of God Bible Study”

When: Tuesdays at 7pm

Where: Middlebush

Group Leader: Erin Vanderberg

Priscilla Shirer will show us how to guard our hearts, minds, marriage, children, relationships, resilience, dreams and destiny against the attacks of the enemy.  The enemy fails miserably when he meets a woman dressed in the Armor of God!  You will learn how to create an individual action plan that will guarantee the victory!

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“All Things New – A Study on 2 Corinthians”

When: Wednesdays at 10am

Where: Zarephath Ministry Center

Group Leader: Gail Walters

Over 8 sessions, Kelly Minter will lead you through the Letter of 2 Corinthians, exploring the anchoring truths of bearing treasures in jars of clay, meeting Christ through a pressing thorn, opening wide your heart in the midst of hurtful relationships, and what it means to embrace the lost and lonely as ministers of the new covenant. Each of us has a message to proclaim and live by: Because of Jesus the old has gone, the new has come.

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Surrendering the Secret (Post Abortion Ministry)

When: Wednesdays at 7pm

Where: Middlesex Boro

Group Leader: Lescena Minn

Surrendering the Secret is a Post Abortion Restoration Bible study. Are you silently carrying the pain of self-hatred and heartbreak of loss from a previous abortion? This study will walk you through the struggles of your past and present grief to bring you to a place of hope, healing, and freedom we have through Jesus Christ!

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“A Woman Who Doesn’t Quit”

When: Thursdays at 7pm

Where: Main Building Reception Room

Group Leader: Eileen Laplaca

A woman who doesn’t quit. In this 6 session Bible study, join Nicki Koziarz as you learn to follow through on your commitments despite your feelings and embrace the grace of refinement rather than the relief of release. Through the story of Ruth, learn 5 habits to help you become the woman who doesn’t quit!

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ZCC is a Ministry of Pillar of Fire International