Small Groups

A great way to get plugged in at Eastside Church is through small groups. We offer a variety of small groups, including families, single gender, content specific, age specific and life-stage specific groups. In our Eastside family, we share our joys, griefs, successes, challenges, calm and crazy days. We know we are meant to live and do life together. It starts here!

  • Matt & Debbie Swartley

    Every other week we gather for dinner to catch up with what is going on in our lives, share in each other’s joys and sorrows, pray with and for each other, and explore Biblical scripture and teachings together. We are a group of parents with kids ranging in ages from 2-11.

    Bi-weekly on Thursdays from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Matt & Debbie Swartley
  • Ben & Alicia Beitzel

    We meet on Thursday evenings for dinner and a bible study at the Beitzel’s house. We are a group of parents with kids ranging from 0-11. We enjoy being together and supporting each other through this crazy journey we call life! We attempt a Bible study each time though we are flexible with how the evening unfolds.

    Bi-weekly on Thursdays at 6:30pm

    Ben & Alicia Beitzel
  • Michael & Lindsay Horst

    We share a snack, catching up on life, then spend time praying together and discussing the sermon. We have families in different life stages in our group, and that's one of our favorite things about our group! We enjoying learning and growing together, and simply spending time with each other. We also enjoy social events through the year so the kids have opportunities to play together. We would love to get to know you!

    Bi-weekly on Sunday evenings at 6:00pm

    Michael & Lindsay Horst
  • Steve & Olivia Burkholder

    We will be meeting for dinner and then discussing a book of the Bible. We welcome anyone who wants to join; we have single people, young married, and those with young kids. We are entering a new phase in our lives--parenthood!

    Tuesdays from 6:00pm to 7:30pm

    Steve & Olivia Burkholder
  • Lawrence & Bonnie Yoder

    We have a short Bible study followed by a time of sharing and prayer. At this time, childcare is not provided.

    Bi-weekly on Sunday evenings

    Lawrence & Bonnie Yoder
  • Nevin & Sarah Yoder

    Nevin and Sarah lead a group in Augusta County and welcome people from all over. We eat dinner together followed by a short study and prayer time. We have many children who play together while the adults study.

    Wednesdays at 6pm

  • Tammy Brown

    We are an inter-generational group of women, meeting each week in the Kids Club building at Meriwether Hills. Join us as we dive deeper into each characteristic of the fruit of the Spirit, with a focus on personal application. We follow the Harrisonburg City Public School calendar and do not meet if school is out.

    Fridays at 10:00 am

    Tammy Brown
  • Trissel & Guinn

    We are a group comprised mostly of couples in their 20s and 30s, with several single people as well. We meet for dinner, followed by a time of study and discussion at the Trissel's House in Old Town. When we meet at the Trissel's we do offer childcare for the study and discussion portion of the evening. There is always good coffee.

    Bi-weekly on Thursdays at 6:15pm

    Trissel & Guinn
  • Norm & Kathy Gerber

    Norm and Kathy Gerber are waiting for YOU to join them! We enjoy a light dinner together, good conversation and Bible study and prayer. Our group is inter-generational with young marrieds and singles.

    Bi-weekly on Sundays at 5:30pm

    Norm & Kathy Gerber
  • Lehman & Yoder

    Welby & Lisa and Sherwin & Rachel co-lead an inter-generational group with empty-nesters and families with kids. Kids entertain themselves while we have a study, followed by a time of sharing, prayer, and dessert. Our studies generally focus on recent Eastside sermons.

    Bi-Weekly on Sundays from 4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Lehman & Yoder
  • Philip & Laci Tieszen

    We are planning on starting our discussion with studying a book of the Bible. We welcome anyone who wants to join; we have single people, young married, and those with young kids. We are entering a new phase in our lives--parenthood!

    Wednesdays from 6:00pm to 7:30pm

    Philip & Laci Tieszen
  • Emily Guinn

    This year, we’re studying passages on the theme of God’s promises from various Old Testament books including Joshua, Ruth, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Chronicles, Psalms, and Proverbs.

    Tuesdays from 7:30pm to 9:30pm

    Emily Guinn
  • Peter Eberly

    A twelve week small group for men who want to continue to grow in their relationship with Christ. Attendance, preparation, and participation are expected.

    Mondays from 8:30pm to 10pm

    Peter Eberly