"Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing." 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Summer Community Groups

Summer Community Groups (SCG) are returning in June, and will serve as our mechanism for discipleship and outreach. These groups are built around geographical locations, or shared life stage. Summer Community Groups exist for 3 key reasons:


  1. Cultivate new friendships in the Kenwood family, and strengthen existing ones.
    Knowing and connecting with Kenwood members who live near you, or who share the same life stage, is valuable.  1 Thessalonians calls us to, “encourage one another and build one another up.”  This is easier to do when you are naturally connecting with each other throughout the week.

  2. Discuss and apply the summer sermon series while reading a book together.
    James 1:22 warns, “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves, do what it says.”  Hearing God’s Word on Sunday morning is only part of what we need. We also need to put into practice the things that have been taught.  SCG’s give us time and space to respond to God’s Word, to put it into action and be held accountable by loving friends.
    We will read and discuss, The Simplest Way to Change the World: Biblical Hospitality As A Way of Life, by Dustin Willis and Brandon Clements.  Hospitality is a simple and often neglected way to reach and minister to others.  This book includes great discussion questions at the end of each chapter as well as a six week study guide as an appendix.

  3. Pray for the neighborhoods and communities represented in each group, and invite friends or neighbors into conversation and fellowship.
    SCG’s are an outpost of Kenwood’s ministry. The church is not just located on Kenwood Road. It is located wherever the people of Kenwood gather.  We are called to share the love of Christ and the message of salvation with others.


Join a Summer Community Group! There are 8 options available.  You can use the form below to sign up or contact the group leaders.


Central 1 - Kenwood, Deer Park, Blue Ash
Hosts: Kurt and Londa Backlund and Mike and Samantha Owen
Begins: Saturday, June 10
normally meeting on Mondays


Central 2 -  Kenwood, Deer Park, Madeira
Hosts: Kyle and Michelle Lipps.
Begins: Sunday, June 4
Meeting on Sunday evenings.


Central 3 - Meeting at Kenwood Baptist for women
Host: Catherine Mills
Begins: June 4, 9:30 am
Meeting on Sunday mornings


North 1 - Evendale, Sharonville, Blue Ash
Hosts: Scott and Carol Burns
Begins: Sunday, June 4
Meeting on Sundays


North 2 - West Chester, Mason
Hosts: Paul and Sara O'Connor, Matt and Lynnae Beatty
Begins: Wednesday, June 21


East - Loveland, Mason, Montgomery
Hosts: Dan and Denise Ramsey
Begins: Thursday, June 8


Southeast - Anderson, Milford, Terrace Park,
Hosts: Lance and Cheryl Scotney
Begins: Tuesday, June 6


South - Downtown Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky
Hosts: Jim and Gina Schmitt, Mike and Debbie Hershberger
Begins: Friday, June 9

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