Venture Groups

We were made for community

Growth Groups

College Group
This group is for College students (MSU or otherwise) who are seeking a relationship with Jesus and community with other Venture college students.
Leader: Emily Tesmer
When: Thursdays @ 7:00 PM
Where: 1281 Stoneridge Dr. Unit D Bozeman
Leader contact: Emily Tesmer (763) 244-4096
Young Adults Group #1
This group is for young adults who are seeking a relationship with Jesus and are desiring to grow and take their next steps. Right now we are studying the parables of Jesus.
Leaders: Alicia Urban &  Jake Bradly
When: Wednesdays @ 6:30PM
Where: 130 Laura Ct. Bozeman
Leader contact: Alicia Urban (309) 349-4949  
 Jake Bradly (406) 581-9249
Young Professionals Group
This group is for young professionals who are seeking a relationship with Jesus and are desiring to grow and take their Next Steps.
Leaders Andrew Criswell & Will Stelter
When: Mondays @ 6:30pm
Where: 351 W. River Rock Dr.  Belgrade, MT, 59714
Leader contact:  Andrew Criswell (503) 803-4497
Young Adults group #2
This group is focused on building community through dinner, worship, and prayer! If you are looking for a group of people to connect with in a similar life stage this group is for you!! We are currently studying the smaller books of the new testament including 1,2,3 John and 1,2 Peter.
Leaders: Russ Brausch &  Jill Overmyer
When: Wednesdays @ 6:45pm
Where: 4845 Golden Gate Ave, Apt F, Bozeman, MT
Leader Contact: Russ Brausch (970-889-1696)
 Jill Overmyer (720) 879-8619
Raising Resilient Kids
This group will be going through the Raising Highly Capable Kids Program which is a 13-week evidence-based parenting program developed to build stronger families by empowering parents with the confidence, tools, and skills they need to raise healthy, caring, and responsible children.
Leaders: Travis & Kristin Tucker
When: Mondays @ 6:30 PM
Where: 207 Green Tree, Belgrade
Leader contact: Kristin Tucker (406) 539-6792
Very Young Married Couples
This group is for couples that have just started their life together. We will focus on growing in fellowship, accountability and the knowledge and application of scripture. We are currently studying the Gospel of Mark.
Leaders: Keegan & Diana Lauver
When: Mondays @ 7pm
 Where: 2307 West Main Street Apt 301.
Leader Contact: Keegan Lauver (406) 590-1311
Married Couples
Another couples group? Yep! This group is primarily for married couples without kids. Our focus is on fellowship, fun and taking our Next Steps in our walk with God.
Leaders: Jon & Emily Chavez
When: Mondays @ 7pm
Where: 897 N cottonwood Rd , Bozeman Mt 59718
Leader Contact: Emily Chavez (253) 651-9534
Married Couples
This group is for married couples. The focus is on spending quality time in each other's lives as well as diving deep into the Bible and our faith. We are currently focusing on the study and practice of spiritual disciplines.
Leaders: John & Whitney Siefke
When: Mondays @ 7pm
Where: 1302 Glider Ln Unit A, Belgrade
Leader Contact: John Siefke (760) 954-5140
Biblical Parenting
We will be discovering what biblical parenting looks like and walking through how to apply biblical principles to our current situation. We will meet every other week with a lab-style project or homework to implement between groups
Leaders: Charley & Katie Carpenter
When: Every other Monday @ 8:15 pm
Where: via Zoom link. 
password: venture
Leader contact: Charley Carpenter (406) 577-6789
Women's Group
This is a weekly group for women who are looking to meeting together regularly for fellowship, accountability and discipleship.
Leader: Kate McWhorter
When: Mondays @ 6:30 PM
Where: 393 Slough Creek Drive
Leader contact: Kate McWhorter (406) 920-1158
Digging Deeper group
Dig deeper into the Sunday sermon with a group discussion. We'll review the scripture and dig deeper with refection questions along with time for simply hanging out as group. The group is open to all and snacks will be provided.
Leader: Sarah May
When: Tuesdays @ 7 PM
Where: South 19th and Graft Street in Bozeman
Leader contact: Sarah May 678-521-4242
Letters to the Churches
Join us as we dig into Paul's letters to the churches and commit to applying what we are learning to our everyday lives.
Leader: Doug Schnell
When: Thursdays @ 6:30pm
Where: 4040 Ravalli St. #69, Bozeman
Leader contact: Doug Schnell (406) 579-3305
Venture Prayer Group
Join us every Saturday as we pray for God to move in this valley and around the world.
Leader: Charley Carpenter
Group is For: Anyone
When: Saturdays @ 8:00 AM
Where: The Hub (2595 Simmental Way) Bozeman
Leader contact: 
Grief Share
Grieving loss is one of the toughest things we navigate in life. This group is for anyone who has walked through or experienced loss and is seeking to navigate it in healthy ways.
Leader: Kate McWhorter
When: Tuesdays @ 6:30pm
Where: Summit Church - 921 W Mendenhall St, Bozeman
Leader contact: ‭Kate McWhorter (406) 920-1158
Men's Group
This group is for men who are looking for fellowship, accountability and growth in their relationship with God. We will be studying the Book of Mark.
Leaders: Don Berglund & Marty Hogen
When: Wednesdays @ 7:00 PM
Where: The Hub (2595 Simmental Way) Bozeman
Leader contact: Don Berglund (406) 599-3527
Women's Trauma REBOOT
Trauma REBOOT is a 12-week, faith-based, peer-led course empowering everyday people to overcome trauma and embrace a brighter future. Through practical teaching and a supportive community, Trauma REBOOT can help you break free from the pain of your past and find renewed purpose and strength.
Leaders: Becky Boone & Lisa Kleinsasser 
When: Thursdays @ 5:30 PM
Where: The Hub (2595 Simmental Way) Bozeman
Leader contact: Becky Boone (307) 287-5972
Men's Trauma REBOOT
This is the same as the women's group, but for men.
Leaders: Dale Boone
When: Thursdays @ 5:30 PM
Where: The Hub (2595 Simmental Way) Bozeman
Leader contact: Dale Boone ‭(307) 287-5973‬
Women's Book Study
This is a group for women going through the book Create in Me a Heart of Peace.
Leader: Della Little
When: Tuesdays @ 7:00 PM
Where: 524 Landmark Dr Belgrade
Leader contact: Della Little (406) 836-2822
Manhattan Soup Group
This group is for those who want to dig deeper into the prior week's message and discuss any questions.
Leaders: Chris & Natalie LeMay
When: Fridays @ 6:00 PM
Where: 409 Spruce St. Manhattan
Leader contact: Chris LeMay (360) 672-5152
40 Days in the Word
The main theme of this group is studying the Bible, focused on loving God and living out our faith.
We will be following a course by pastor Rick Warren called 40 days in the word.
Leaders: Ed & Patty Gnuse
When: Every other Thursday @ 6:30 PM
Where: 91 T Bird Ln, Bozeman, MT 59718
Leader contact: Ed Gnuse (406) 595-8419

Activity Groups

Monthly Women's Night
What: Join us as we hang out and enjoy an evening of girl time! Together we'll build better relationships with the women around us, as well as with the God who made us!
When:  Once a month on Saturdays @ 7 PM.
2023-2024 Dates: 10/14, 12/9, 1/20, 2/17, 3/23, 4/20, 5/18
Where:  The Hub (2595 Simmental Way) Bozeman
Leader contact: Katie Carpenter (406) 577-6788
Men's Faith and Fitness Group
This is a group of men who want to come together and push each other spiritually, mentally, and physically. Get in a good workout while also getting into the Word, supporting and pushing each other to make us stronger and better prepared for the world’s challenges.
Leader: Chad Van Berkum
When: Rotating weekday mornings at 6am
Where:  Location: 501 13th St. Belgrade, Mt
Leader contact:Chad Van Berkum (360) 312-6420
Fly Fishing Group
Join us as we explore the beautiful trout-filled streams of Montana with rod and reel. After a day on the water, we will dive into a conversation of who Jesus is and what He has to offer us as 'fisher of men'. We will also have fly-tying nights for those who can't tie enough, or for those wanting to learn. From seasoned-expert to beginner, all experience levels are welcomed!
Leader: Jonathan Musser
When: Times vary, contact leader for details
Where:  All the secret honey holes
Leader contact: Jonathan Musser (719) 644-9875
Wilderness Survival Group
Discovering and practicing survival techniques with biblical connection.
Leaders: John and Lucas
When: Sundays @ 3-4:30 PM
Where:  3080 Veltkamp Rd, Bozeman
Leader contact: John Paszkiet (406) 581- 4979
Lucas Scharmer (406) 880-2549
Auto Team
The Auto Team meets to serve the community by working on people's cars! We partner with Greater Impact to give our neighbors a hand up.
Leader: Kyle Eichmann
When: Tuesdays @ 6:00 PM
Where: The Community Auto Shop (1121 mandeville ln, Bozeman)
Leader contact: Kyle Eichmann (406) 224-8644
Tech Team
If you've ever wanted to mix sound, make a mini light show, or be the person to control what goes on the screens - this team is for you!
Leader: Daren Waldner
When: Thursdays 7:30PM - 9:15PM
Where: The Hub (2595 Simmental Way) Bozeman
Leader contact: Daren Waldner (406) 788-5008

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Why Groups?

Amplified growth resisting the temptation of isolation

We live in a culture in which time spent with others is held with little value. We’re taught to watch out for me and mine and that includes our time and our schedules. Unfortunately, so many buy into this mindset and sell out on what God has for us, in exchange for what we want for ourselves. God created us to live in community with each other. He knows how much we need each other and how selfish we become when we isolate ourselves from others.
Here’s an example of what happens when we live in community, and what we miss out on when we don’t:

Acts 2:42, 45-47
All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer. They sold their property and possessions and shared the money with those in need. They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity – all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved.

We believe that transformation takes place when we decide to roll up our sleeves and commit to living life together. One of the best opportunities you’ll have to experience spiritual growth is joining one of our Venture Groups. Venture Groups are small groups of people that gather throughout the week and are committed to taking their next steps toward God. These groups are designed to help us answer the question: “How do I show people who Jesus is every day?”

Take your next step and find a group for you!