Better together.

At Sunrise Ministries relationships are essential to our mission, and the best way to foster and grow in relationship is to be a church that gathers around tables. At Sunrise, groups are not simply programs we encourage in addition to "church". They are church. They are places where we gather in small batches and around various types of tables for the purpose of knowing God and each other better. Check out our different groups and opportunities to be the church around tables and in smaller settings.

Small Groups

God intended for us to live in community together

We read in scripture that the early church met in the Temple Courts, but also in houses. Large group worship is essential for our spiritual growth, but small groups are where we can connect with each other on a more relational level.

In a small group, we study the Bible, eat together, care and pray for each other, and share our time and stories. Participating in a small group is the best way for adults (college-age and older) to connect with others in the church and live out our mission and vision.

What do small groups look like?

Who: Couples, singles, families, young adult
What: Groups study scripture, eat together, care and pray for each other, and play together!
Where: Groups typically meet in a home, some meet at the church
When: Groups typically meet two times a month, 1st Semester is Oct 1-Dec 15, 2nd Semester is Feb 1-May 1
Click below for info on the fall small group curriculum.

Sign up for a small group

We'd love to get you connected to a small group. Fill out the form below to get started.

Small groups help people grow in their faith and build community. Our groups take place throughout the week, so use this form to find a group that's right for you. We'd love to have you join us!

Three's Company

Breaking Bread With New Friends

Sometimes getting to know people in a large gathering is difficult.
We've created a simple way for people to connect with others from our community.
We call it Three's Company.

What we do is team up three families or individuals and ask them to meet three times in the next three months.
Each family takes a turn hosting or deciding what the group does that month.  

Our goal is to offer a simple avenue that allows our community to connect more intimately over a meal.
Three’s Company runs in the fall, winter, and summer, and people may sign up as many times as they'd like.

Contact Us

Ready to join a Three's Company Group? Fill out the info below, and we'll connect with you
once the new season of Three's Company begins.


She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.

Proverbs 31:25

Women's ministry at Sunrise exists to help women transform the world through God's grace and love. We do that through Bible studies, prayer and intentional conversations with one another.

Women's Bible Study

Leader: Carol VanHaitsma
Where: Sunrise Ministries
When: Every other Wednesday night, 7:00 p.m.  Beginning October 4
Messy People:  Life Lessons from Imperfect Biblical Heroes, by Jennifer Cowart

God can turn your messy life into a masterpiece.
Every life gets messy at times. Sometimes these messes are literal, like a house that would be easier to condemn than to clean. But sometimes they are intangible messes such as illness, conflict, depression, abuse, bankruptcy, divorce, and job loss. And these messes can be painful, hurting our hearts and our homes. But as we see in the Bible, God loves to use messy people!

In this six-week study, we will dig into the lives of biblical heroes who were messy people just like us but who were used by God in powerful ways. Together we will examine the stories of five wonderful but messy people and one messy parable character: Rahab, the Prodigal Son, Josiah, Mary, David, and Daniel. From their stories, we will learn how God can use broken people, restore damaged hearts and relationships, give us power to handle our critics, and help us deal with the hard moments of life. Along the way we’ll discover that we don’t have to just endure messy lives but can actually learn to thrive with God’s guidance and help. In the hands of God, our messes can become His masterpieces!

Wine & Theology

The Rozema Home @ 7:00pm

A place where women hang out with other women to have some wine (or beer or cider or food) and talk about God, our lives, and how they intersect.

Join us this fall on the second Tuesday of the month. 

Contact Us

Have any questions about Women's Ministry? We'd love to answer them!


Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.

1 Corinthians 16:13

Sunrise is committed to helping men build strong faith in God and strong bonds with our brothers in Christ as men who will transform the world through God's grace and love. Let's walk together as we discover our uniqueness as husbands, fathers, businessmen and leaders.

Pub Theology

The Matthysse Home @ 6:30pm

With time and the right ingredients... good things happen. The format is simple: beer, conversation,
and God. Join with guys of varying opinions to enjoy drinks and learn from each other.

All men are welcome. Join us on the first Tuesday of the month around the fire at Noah Matthysse's home.