Venture Groups

We were made for community

Growth Groups

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.
Leaders: Alicia Urban &  Jake Bradly
When: Wednesdays @ 6:30PM
Where: Bozeman
Leader contact: Alicia Urban (309) 349-4949  
 Jake Bradly (406) 581-9249
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!!
Leaders: Russ Brausch &  Jill Overmyer
When: Wednesdays @ 6:45pm
Where: Bozeman
Leader Contact: Russ Brausch (970-889-1696)
 Jill Overmyer (720) 879-8619
Biblically-Based Parenting
We would love to host other couples, and parents who are seeking authentic Christian community. We want to encourage one another and spur each other on as we take our next steps in our relationship with God. We also have a playroom for kids to hang out in during our study. Not full childcare, but a space for kids 4yo+ to play while the parents learn and fellowship together.
Leaders: Travis & Kristin Tucker
When: Mondays @ 6:30 PM
Where: 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: Bozeman
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: Bozeman/Belgrade
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: Belgrade
Leader Contact: John Siefke (760) 954-5140
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: 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: pastor@venturechurch.us 
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 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: 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: Manhattan
Leader contact: Chris LeMay (360) 672-5152
Bozeman Soup Group
Food and Fellowship. Each week, we will be diving deeper into the sermon from the previous Sunday, while enjoying fellowship and of course, delicious food! Each week, we will rotate groups to bring their favorite soup to share. Kids are welcome!
Leaders: Daniel & Brenna Whitson
When: Thursdays @ 6:00 PM
Where: Bozeman
Leader contact: Brenna Whitson 828-773-9361

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: Belgrade
Leader contact: Ed Gnuse (406) 595-8419
Three Forks Area Men's Group
This is a group for men in the greater Three Forks area that want to learn how to be better husbands, fathers, and men from a Christ-centered perspective. We will discover what the Bible has to say about the hard, gritty questions that we as men have about life, as well as grow in our relationship with God through fellowship and accountability with other men.
Leaders: JD Umbaugh
When: Saturdays at 7am
Where: The Shoppe Pastry & Coffeehouse (119 S Main St, Three Forks, MT
Leader contact: JD Umbaugh 406-570-4494
Couples Group
Grab your significant other and join us for a fantastic meal and relationship building discussions rooted in what God says and desires for us both individually as well as couples. Starts with Dinner! No childcare provided.

Leaders: Becky and Dale
When: Wednesdays @ 6pm
Where: Belgrade
Leader contact: Becky - 307-287-5972

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
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

Need help finding a group?









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!