Do you have room in your home? Do you want to grow deeper in community? Are you looking to lead a house group? Reach out by clicking the button below.

Why are they called House Groups?

Many churches call their small group ministries many different things. The reason Bethel Church calls our small groups House Groups comes from  the idea of inviting someone over to your house for lunch as an invitation to relationship. House Group means that we want people to be invited into relationship with God and one another. We want people from outside the church body to also feel welcome to participate in these house groups, because one of the greatest apologetics we have as Christians is for people far from God to experience a loving, Christ-centered community.
No matter what life stage you’re in… from single to married, young to old, with kids or without… there is a House Group for you. We specifically design our House Groups to be intergenerational and mixed genders, although the dynamic and demographics of each group varies.

What is being in a group like?

  • Being a part of a community with small number of people (10-15 people)
  • Gathering in homes.
  • Meeting 2 - 4 times each month for  community, studying the word, and mission
  • Groups do daily or weekly life outside of official group meeting time (hobbies, hanging out as families, serving one another, hosting block parties, etc.)
  • Being in a house group begins to shape how you follow Jesus in every area of life, not just on Sundays.
  • Committed to meeting and life together throughout the school year and into the summer (10 months sessions, that can continue beyond)
  • Meet weekly for 10-12 months at a time with a month or two break to either re-up, plant out of an existing group, and allows for members to shift to another group if needed.

Why should I be in a house group?

  • You get to meet and know others
  • Helps a big church seem smaller
  • To mature spiritually by  living the Christian life with others in a gospel-centered community on mission.

What do we do?

  • Gather together to care for one another, pray and to share life stories/struggles (Community)
  • Study God's word: Groups choose books of the Bible and topics relevant to their faith walk, interest or needs. (Bible)
  • Serve together or prepare to serve others with a missional mindset (Mission)
  • Life together outside of weekly group time. (Building relationships, having fun together, serving together, etc.)

How do I join?

If you are interested in joining a House Group you can click the link at the top of the page to find a group that works for you. If you want more information or have questions, please email Pastor John Anderson or call (507)-451-8548 ext. 208.



Anderson House Group
We are a group of young adults, young families with kids, and a retired couple,  currently getting ready to launch into a new book of the Bible this Fall. We meet the first three Mondays of the month and have dinner together on the fourth Monday of the month.  We meet at various homes throughout Owatonna.

Meeting Day: Mondays (weekly)
Meeting Time: 6-8:00pm
Location: Various homes in Owatonna
Leader(s): John & Autumn Anderson
Byrge House Group
We are a great blend of single adults, young families with kids, families with HS/College kids, and Grandparents. Currently studying the Book of Acts. We meet every Sunday of the month at the Byrge Residence in Medford.

Meeting Day: Sundays (weekly)
Meeting Time: 4:30 to 6:00pm
Location: Byrge residence in Medford
Leader(s): Paul & Candace Byrge
Bloom House Group
Our House Group is made up of middle-age and retired folks, couples and singles totaling 11. We have been studying the book of Acts. We meet on Sunday evenings 3 times a month at 6-7:45PM on zoom and first Sunday of the month at Bethel Church in person and zoom at 10:30AM, downstairs, room # 118. New friends welcome!

Meeting Day: Sundays (weekly)
Meeting Time: 6-7:45pm
Location: Zoom/Bethel Church
Leader(s): Steve and JoAnne Bloom
Simonson House Group
Our group is comprised young adults from ages 18-30 (childcare is not provided). We usually meet weekly and gather to eat dinner once a month. We are currently going through Galatians!

Meeting Day: Tuesday (Weekly)
Meeting Time: 6-8 pm
Location: 1071 Oakview Drive, Owatonna
Leader(s): Dana and Lisa Simonson
Geary House Group
We are young adults to retired couples, and we are currently studying the Book of Acts. We meet the second and fourth Monday of the month!
Meeting Day: 2nd and 4th Monday

Meeting Time: 6-8:00pm
Location: 824 Lancer Drive NE Owatonna
Leader(s): Dwight and Sue Geary
Rhodes House Group
We are a group of people that pursue Christ and know that we are not meant to do that alone. Join us as we find encouragement and instruction from God’s Word, lift one another in prayer and find ways to care for each other and our neighbors.

Meeting Day: Monday (weekly)
Meeting Time: 6-8:30 pm
Location: Rhodes’ home 571 E. Academy St.
Leaders: Philip & Brynn Rhodes
Dickerman House Group
We are excited to build relationships, study the Bible, and support each other as we reach others with the Gospel in our OIKOS. We are a bunch of people who are retired, employed, married, single. I think the word is diverse.
We meet on Tuesdays at 6:30. During a typical month we will meet at least three times during the month and we will leave open an option to have a meal or something fun on one meeting per month.

Meeting Day: Tuesday
Meeting Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Location: Dickerman’s
Leader(s): John and Kim Dickerman, Greg Olson, and Colin Whalen
Rick House Group
We are a multigenerational group spanning from young adults to retirees. Children are welcome to come play in the basement as the adults grow together as a group as we dig into the Word. As a new group launching this fall, we will be going through the Pursue Curriculum. The PURSUE: Foundations for Growth curriculum is a disciple-making pathway for all followers of Jesus as well as those seeking Him. PURSUE is designed for the new believer, so it's simple and transferable to encourage application of the foundations of our faith and missional living.

Meeting Day: Sundays (weekly)
Meeting Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Location: The Rick home in Owatonna
Leader(s): Steve and Amber Rick
Tverberg House Group
We are a group with a core of couples that are in the middle of life with children mostly out of the home. Educating children is a common theme among our initial small group. We welcome singles or couples to join us this fall (starting in November). We will study books of the Bible and with a focus on application towards living out our faith at home and at work.

Meeting Days: First and Third Monday of each month
Meeting Time: 6:30-8:30pm (though we love children, we won’t be able to provide childcare)
Location: Tverberg’s: 445 West McKinley St. Owatonna
Leaders: Dave and Lora Tverberg (507) 390-9214–please leave a message or text.
Willey House Group
We are a group of couples, most with grown children, there are retired couples and a couple who are without spouses.

Meeting Day: Mondays
Meeting Time: 6-7:30pm
Location: Willey's Home
Leader: Nate and Sarah Willey