Small Groups

Small group information for all Embrace campuses

All Campus Groups

Financial Peace University

Coming this fall


Do you feel stuck with your money? Maybe you’ve tried a little of this and some of that, but none of it really worked. It’s time to get unstuck, to move forward. Join the nearly 6 million people who have learned the right way to manage money. It’s not magic. It’s not luck. It’s Financial Peace University: the life-changing money course that teaches you how to crush debt, invest in your future, and win with money like never before.


GriefShare

Coming this fall


It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before.


Join us at GriefShare as we work through these feelings and questions together.

57th Street Campus Groups

CLS Women’s Social Time

Leader: Missy Van Leeuwen

Contact: mvanlee78@gmail.com

Date and Time: Mondays at 6 p.m.

Location: Changes each week and is updated on the group's Facebook page


CLS meets at different restaurants around Sioux Falls for a social time. We will meet on Monday nights. As people make suggestions about reading a book or doing a Run Project, we will discuss having a separate night to do those things.


The Daniel Plan

Leader: Kayla Uphoff

Contact: kaylaann91@gmail.com

Date and Time: 6 p.m. every other Monday

Location: 1005 N. Leadale Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57103

Cost: $15 for book at danielplan.com

Childcare available


The Daniel Plan is a program designed to help you take hold of and grow in your whole-person health and wellness. Created by Pastor Rick Warren and a team of world-renowned doctors and wellness experts, The Daniel Plan focuses on providing tools and resources to help you transform in body, mind and soul.


Embrace Sand Volleyball Team

Come bump, set and spike with us this summer! Games are played Thursday nights at either 6:15 or 7:15 p.m. at Riverdale Park. First game of the 8-week-long season is Thursday, May 28 with an option to play in an end of season tournament. Contact Chuck at chuck.smith@iamembrace.com for more details. Open to anyone 18 and up!


Embrace Softball Team

Get outside and play ball! Games are on Tuesday nights now through the summer. The $30 registration fee can be paid in cash or check, made out to Embrace Church. Sign up here.


Evening Couples Group

Leader: Marylyn Halbleib

Contact: sweetie0756@msn.com

Date and Time: Sundays 7 p.m.

Location: 25336 477th St., Baltic, SD 57003


This group is about connecting with others through God’s word and encouraging one another.


Online Book Study — ”It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way” by Lysa Terkeurst

Leader: Kym Johnston

Contact: kjohnston@siouxfallschristian.org

Date and Time: Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Zoom (link will be created once members are identified)


This group will read the book “It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave you Shattered" by Lysa Terkeurst.


Relationship Goals

Leaders: Trinity Graber and Kendall Ward 

Contact: trinity82200@gmail.com

Date and Time: Sundays at 6 p.m.

Location: Starbucks, 3322 E 10th St., Sioux Falls, SD 57103


The Relationship Goals group is open to high school-aged girls. We will meet at the Starbucks at 10th Street and Bahnson Avenue on Sunday nights!


Thomas Tuesday Night

Leaders: Josh & Jackie Thomas

Contact: jlthomas9194@me.com

Date and Time: Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Contact leaders


Are you interested in learning more about the Bible? This is a great way to join a group of people who want to learn, as well. We will be studying the book of Philippians — we hope that you will consider joining! Couples or singles of all ages are invited. Child care will not be provided.


Tuesday Night Men's Youth Group

Leader: Logan Harmelink

Contact: Logan.Harmelink@USiouxFalls.edu

Date and Time: Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

Location: Dairy Queen, 2100 S. Minnesota Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57105


The Tuesday night men's youth group will meet each week at Dairy Queen for ice cream. Guys from 12-18 years old are welcome to join. We will be discussing the life of Jesus, how to stand firm in our faith, and how to live a life with God at the center.


Wednesday Morning Men's Group

Leader: Dave Devries

Contact: dave.devries@thrivent.com

Date and Time: Wednesdays at 6:30 a.m.

Location: Bagel Boy on East 26th Street


Each week we read a chapter of the Bible and come together and discuss what we learned. Our goal is to help each other become more like Christ so we can be the best husbands, dads and leaders possible.


Women’s Bible Study

Leader: Kendra Scheidt

Contact: Kendra.Scheidt@gmail.com

Date and Time: Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Location: 1002 Legendary Drive, Harrisburg, SD


Women of all ages — college to retirement — are invited to experience the Psalms on Wednesday evenings from 6:45-8 p.m. Please bring your Bibles; a snack/dessert will be provided.


Women's Group

Leader: Julie Dykstra

Contact: jadykstra3@gmail.com

Date and Time: Every other Thursday at 7 p.m.

Location: Contact leader


This group will meet bi-weekly and go through the book "It's Not Supposed To Be This Way" by Lysa Terkeurst.


Women’s Leadership

Leader: Wendy Tryon

Contact: twtryon@gmail.com

Date and Time: Monday nights at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Contact leader


Women’s leadership small group meets monthly for 90 minutes, in person or virtually. When so many things are canceled, intentional connection matters more than ever. Propel’s curriculum can be designed for just that. Our goal is to connect and activate every woman’s passions, purpose and potential.


Women’s Wednesday Morning Small Group

Leader: Connie Donohue

Contact: donohueconnie13@gmail.com

Date and Time: Wednesday mornings at 9 a.m.

Location: Zoom (contact leader for link)


This women’s Wednesday morning small group currently meets virtually and is starting an 8-week series called "Preparing My Heart for Easter."


YAK - Young Adults & Kids 

Leaders: Cole & Kezia Snyder

Contact: colesnyder@gmail.com

Date and Time: Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

Location: 57th Street Campus


This group will go through "Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family" by Paul Tripp.


Women's Yoga Group

Leader: Joan Larson

Contact: joan.larson@zoho.com

Date and Time: Every other Thursday at 6:30 p.m., starting April 1

Location: 57th Street Campus


Get flexible! Whether you're a master yogi or can barely touch your toes, everyone is welcome to learn the art of yoga.

Sertoma Campus Groups

Board Game Group

Contact: Jeff at mcneely6071@gmail.com

Date and Time: Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Sertoma Campus


This is a fellowship group simply centered around having fun together.


College Girls Group

Contact: Allison Lewis at allisonmarielewis7816@gmail.com

Date and Time: Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Coffea Roasterie on South Louise Avenue

A group for college girls trying to find community and navigate following Jesus in school.


Debbie Green Kuchta's Women's Group

Contact: Debbie at dgreenkuchta1@hotmail.com

Date and Time: First and third Wednesdays of each month at 7 p.m.

Location: Online


We are a women's group of all ages. We do a variety of things from reading a book and discussing it to going through a Bible study together. We also make time to pray for, fellowship with and get to know each other!


Embark Group (Empty Nesters)

Contact: Ron & Margie Wulfkuhle at margie.wulfkuhle@hotmail.com

Date and Time: Third Saturday of each month


Our group is open to any “empty nesters,” singles or couples. We grow in our friendships with each other by sharing a meal, laughing, growing in our faith and serving others together. 


Embrace Change

Contact: George Michael at krenzgeorge@gmail.com or Brad Thoelke at bthoelke@karlsinc.com

Date and Time: Saturdays at 7 p.m.


Embrace Change is a recovery group for anyone dealing with addiction and is open to all campuses. Each week the group meets at our Sertoma Campus. There will be worship, message and time to break out into small groups. Contact leaders for more details.


Extraordinarily Blended

Contact: Chris Fields at cwfields@me.com

Date and Time: TBD


This is a group for families that may be blended, broken or in a unique situation. The leader of this group, Chris, has experience with blended family situations and wants to create a safe space to talk about it and grow closer to Jesus.


First Time Parents

Contact: Jacob Lewis at jacob.lewis@iamembrace.com

Date and Time: Monday nights at 8 p.m.

Location: Online


This is a group for anyone who is incredibly new to parenting (first kid must be under the age of 2). We do life together and figure out how to become the Jesus-following parents that this world needs right now.


Grace Through Grief

Contact: Dave & Michell at dpeckfire@hotmail.com

Date and Time: TBD


This is a group for families who have experienced the loss of one or both parent/guardians. The goal of the group is to create community around one of the toughest things one can experience.


Men's Group

Contact: Casey Buller at buller55@gmail.com

Date and Time: Wednesdays at 5 a.m.

Location: Sertoma Campus


We are a group of guys who realize that we are imperfect and need Jesus desperately. So if you come as you are, imperfections and all, you'll fit right in. We value being real through honest conversations. We don't have the Bible memorized and often have more questions than answers, but we know that we are better together. So come when you can and know that we are here for you as a support, no matter what you're going through. 


Men's Purity Group

Contact: Seth Breems at sbreems@gmail.com

Date and Time: Mondays at 6 p.m.

Location: Sertoma Campus


Open to all men, married or single. 


This group will be working through the book "Surfing for God." In a world where there are 68 million searches for pornography every day and over 70 percent of Christian men report viewing porn in the last year, it's no surprise that more and more men struggle with an addiction to this false fantasy. Discover how the barrier built by porn addiction can become a bridge to abundant life.


Young Adult Bible Study

Contact: Dylan and Madison at reesermadison@gmail.com

Date and Time: Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

Location: Dylan & Madison's Home


This is a Bible study for young adults ages 20-30!



St. Croix Campus Groups

Adoption/Foster Parenting Group

Contact: Ann Jacobs at weandmonsters@comcast.net

Date and Time: Last Thursday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m.


This group is for anyone who has adopted or fostered children or is interested in adoption or foster care.


The M & M's Group

Leaders: Maus and Merrimans

Date and Time: Every other Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Check back soon for more groups!