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Connect Groups

We create opportunities for churches to do ministry outside the four walls, by promoting "Connect Groups".  A Connect Group is an opportunity for followers of Christ to share their faith with unchurched community members in a non-confrontational, relational way.  We launch connect groups through conversations with the community, like the YMCA, Housing Commission Centers, senior and retirement homes and local businesses.  

Connect Groups utilize various strategies.  They range from the "Alpha Course" videos, to LIfe Recovery Bible Studies, to "The Chosen" Video series. 


Alpha is used worldwide and has been translated into 112 different languages. It is an evangelistic course which seeks to introduce the basics of the Christian faith through a series of talks and discussions. It is often promoted to potential participants as "an opportunity to explore the meaning of life.” It has been used in churches, homes, workplaces, prisons, universities and a wide variety of other locations. There are 15 sessions in the course and has both adult and youth versions available.

The Life Recovery Bible Study is a resource that uses the 12-step AA and NA philosophy to communicate the gospel to those in recovery.  The beauty of this resource is how it takes those in recovery deeper into the Biblical truths that apply to their everyday life.  To be honest this approach is transforming in so many ways.  We now have many groups meeting using this resource.  Most are in our community, but several groups are even in our detention center at the St. Clair jail.  

As you will see below, these connect groups are housed in the community, in restaurants, businesses, as well as our jail.  


As of 2023 well over 20 groups are multiplying quicker than we can keep up with them.  Some of these groups have been launched with the help of OT, but many are now multiplying on their own.  The best part is that all these teams are coming from local churches.   God is moving strong and fast in this area of ministry.   Contact Randy Bennett, our Outreach Coordinator if you are interested in helping continue this countywide evangelistic effort or would just like to learn more.  

Current Connect Groups 

These groups have been started by leaders from our local churches and represent how we are all committed to connecting with marketplace outreach around Port Huron.

1. Peru Village Connect Group 

Jeanne Sayzc - Port Huron Assembly of God

Tuesdays – 5:30 pm

2. BWROC Life Recovery Bible Study

Bruce Clark/Rick Collins/John Grenfell/Pat Patterson/Jeff Sabastian

Thursdays – 6:30 pm.

3. BWROC Life Recovery Bible Study

        Rick and Diane Collins/Randy Bennett/Jeff Sabastian

        Sundays - 6:30 pm

4. Men's Life Recovery Bible Study 

        Rick Collins - Griswald St. Baptist Church

        Wednesday mornings

5. East China Life Recovery Bible Study 

        Rick and Diane Collins/Kirk Slowinski - East China Fellowship Baptist Church

6. Life Recovery Bible Study

        Chris Koch - Hillside Wesleyan Church

        Sunday mornings

7. Sacred Heart Life Recovery Bible Study 

Dennis Crimmins/Al Pionk

Tuesdays – 5:30 pm

8. Clearview Rehabilitation Center Life Recovery Bible Study

          Wednesdays - 7:00 pm

9. Desmond Village Alpha Connect Group

        Josh Jones/Moe Kish/Drew Hart

        Thursdays - 4:30 pm

10. Palmer Park Bible Study in St. Clair

Donald Gildenpte - BlueWater Christian Church

11. Grandview Towers Connect Group

Jim Jabe/Dave Taube- East China Fellowship Baptist Church

12. Huron House Historical Bible Study

David Black/Gary Mose

Thursdays – 7:30 pm

13. Dorchester Apts. Connect Group

          Mary Hewlett

          Tuesday afternoons

14. SONS Woodworking Connect Group

          Bruce Clark - BlueWater Christian Church

          Saturday Mornings

15. "The Chosen" Series Connect Group

          1st Presbyterian Church 

          Wednesday - 7:00 pm

16. Lake Huron Woods Senior Living Community Chapel Services

          Pollina Ave. Holiness Church - Nathaniel Tucker

          Once a month - Sunday night service

St. Clair County Jail Ministries:

    17. Pod A Life Recovery Bible Study  

           Tuesday – 5:30 pm - Ron Courier/Randy Bennett

    18. Pod A Bible Study

           Friday - 1:30 - Ron Courier

    19. Pod D Life Recovery Bible Study

           Wednesday - Arthur Turner

    20. Pod ? - Grief Recovery Group 

           Nathan Struble

    21. Pod G Life Women's Recovery Bible Study

           Monday - Debbie Rutallie

    22. Pod G Women's Recovery Bible Study

           Thursday - Kim Brown and Lay Team

    23. Pod A - G Worship Service:  Sat. once a quarter

    24. Saturday Morning Catholic Lesson & Communion

           (Men’s Pods A-D, one Sat. a month)

           (Women’s Pod G, each Saturday)

We have many more potential locations, feel free to contact Randy Bennett for more information at 734.536.8864.

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