Community Groups

Welcome! We’re so glad you’re here. If you come from a church group known for extraordinarily strict standards, primary emphasis on outward appearance, an “us vs. them” mindset, authoritarianism, and pressuring conformity via fear and shame, then these groups were made for you. Our primary purpose is to help you parse out the historic faith from hyper-fundamentalism and remove the weights that extra-biblical tradition have added to the genuine gospel of grace.  We understand that moving away from hyper-fundamentalism often results in the loss of many friendships. As such, it can be an extremely lonely season. Our community groups are designed to connect you with fellow believers who have walked where you walk and who will provide compassionate support and encouragement. May you find strength in knowing that you are not alone and find courage to unravel truth from falsehood under the illuminating light of God’s Word. 

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Please note: Community groups are part of our premium content, and as such, are on a donation basis (any amount, $35 suggested). Scholarships can be applied for by those who are not able to make a donation. All donations go towards the ministry of Berean Holiness. We greatly appreciate your generosity as we grow into a nonprofit organization and endeavor to better serve/support fellow believers through difficult transitions.

Community Group Testimonials

Berean Holiness Study groups has been exactly what I needed when leaving UPC. I knew what I had been taught was not biblically correct and these groups helped me to ask the right questions and showed me how to research and study the Bible in context. Berean Holiness has played a huge part in finding the true gospel and growing my relationship with Jesus. I have such a deeper relationship with the Lord because of these small group studies. 

Also- this ministry and the people I met in the small groups have acted as my church family and have provided loving/ wholesome fellowship in a time when I was desperately needing it.

– AB

This group made an impact on me by helping me realize I was not the only one who was questioning things. I appreciated the transparency of the group members participating. One can feel very isolated and when going through this process and having a place to be heard and know that what you have experienced is not just in your head or dismissed like the “church” members of the organizations we come out of would do. Our group leader was understanding and compassionate which was helpful to those who were going through the transition or contemplating transitioning, as that is a very painful and challenging process. It’s nice to have a place to feel heard and supported, knowing that you are not the only one that sees and realizes things that should not be in the “church” setting. This community is a safe place. Thank you so much for your willingness, support and dedication to leading this group. Sam

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Tracey was a blessing to me personally because of the way she just exuded the love of God all over herself. She welcomed everyone with open arms and created a safe space for others to share about past and current events they were struggling in within the church and loved them where they were at. I felt like I was no longer alone in my journey of healing from past hurts in the church. 

– SK

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I would highly recommend taking any class Berean Holiness offers. Not only will you learn more about what the word of God means through biblical scripture you will be blessed with the personal interaction with all the members who attend and get others perspectives on the subject at hand. You will not regret taking any class. I fully intend on taking another when they open up. 

–  SA

When I signed up for my study group, I did not realize just how bad I spiritually needed it. While going through it, my eyes were opened to scripture in a way that I could understand and comprehend. Now that some time has passed, this particular study has truly stuck with me. I have watched people who I love and hold in high esteem turn to legal traditions that we do not Biblically need to participate in nor are they required. Group studies are so important that we can better understand scripture and help each other along the way.

– Tabitha T.

I’m so thankful for the opportunity to be a part of a small online zoom group through Berean Holiness. It was wonderful to meet each week and share what we were learning together. We could cry, pray, laugh and know we shared a common bond.

– SB

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I can’t recommend Berean Holiness Community groups enough! I started on a journey, through prayer, at the beginning of the year asking God to remove all religious lenses from my eyes and let me see scripture for what it is & not how its being/has been manipulated or taken out of context. I joined a group that covered the Oneness Apostolic Gospel vs. The Biblical Gospel because I thought there was no way there could be a difference & it intrigued me. Being at a place of my heart, mind, and eyes being opened to whatever God wanted to show me, I SAW things I had never seen or really completely understood, or was taught the scriptures COMPLETELY out of context. Seeing things CLEARLY for the first time was life changing for me. Especially having been in an environment for 35 years where we have been indoctrinated with “we have the truth & the whole truth”. The revelation I received (and am continuing to receive) was something I was NOT expecting, but it’s been truly life changing for me. 

My walk with God has become deeper than ever before because I’m diving in and searching the scriptures with a renewed mind & heart. I was challenged to search the scriptures & to view them within context. The revelation that the work at the Cross was enough, Jesus’ sacrifice was enough, His grace is truly enough had me in tears during one Bible study. 

This was a completely different narrative than I had heard all my life. I am truly thankful for their ministry & all the time and energy that’s being invested into this incredible resource. I would challenge and encourage anyone wanting to deepen their walk with God, dive deeper into His word, be able to discuss the scripture with like minded believers, to join a group & see what God has for you ♥️ 

– Cat, Fall Semester 2022 Participant.

These community groups are a great way to understand that we are not alone in what we feel and what we’re going through, it envelops us into a community free of judgment.

– EL

Community Groups

Community groups are part of our premium content, and as such, are on a donation basis (any amount, $35 suggested). Scholarships can be applied for by those who are not able to make a donation. All donations go towards the ministry of Berean Holiness. We greatly appreciate your generosity as we grow into a nonprofit organization and endeavor to better serve/support fellow believers through difficult transitions.

Are you interested in being a community group leader in spring 2023? Apply here.