Small Groups at Our Savior's Way

The purpose of Doing Life Together small groups is to glorify God and make disciples by living together in community, growing in God’s Word and being engaged in service to others. The Vision of Our Savior’s Way begins with “Building Relationships.” Relationships are an essential part of God’s plan for our lives. Jesus made us a promise: “For where two or three come together in my name there am I with them” (Matthew 18:20). In community, God’s love becomes real and our faith in God grows. Doing Life Together small groups or DLT groups are safe places where you can make friendships, share your faith with others, grow in God’s Word, find support and be supportive, and be challenged to do good for others and to draw closer to God in prayer. Love grows in community and our lives become healthier and more productive. At Our Savior’s Way we offer a variety of small groups to meet different needs.

Check out the categories below and choose a group that is right for you. All our groups are open. Come grow with us!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)  |  Small Group calendar

Contact: Pastor Eric Peterson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sunday Morning Groups at 9:30 am

Pastor Peterson

Isaiah Bible Study

Isaiah’s message is about finding hope in the midst of difficult and painful situations. God repeated expressed his love for Israel, only to have them turn away from him to worship other Gods. God’s people constantly sought comfort and strength in the wrong places and experienced trouble and hardship as a result. Isaiah means, "The Lord Saves." Isaiah’s message is a story of redemption and a message of hope. God promised to bring healing to the brokenness that sin created in all our lives.

Who: All adults

Leader: Pastor Eric Peterson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Where: Click for online meeting info or contact the leader

Pastor Peterson

Growing in Faith (formally known as Faith Connect)

This is a six week membership class for those new to Our Savior's Way and for anyone who wishes to review the basic teachings of the Christian faith. Growing in Faith will help you connect to God, to Our Savior’s Way Lutheran Church, and to new friends.

When: Sunday mornings at 11:00 am

Who: People seeking a church or to become members of OSWLC.

Leader: Pastor Eric Peterson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Where: Contact Pastor Peterson for online meeting information

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Mid-Week Groups

Ben Scarboro Luanne Flom

Discussions in Family Life

We began a new video/book study on March 1. How We Love is advertised as a marriage book, but in the videos the authors are clear that reading it can benefit anyone who wants to better understand how all relationships work. We are looking at the first book to set a foundation for How We Love Our Kids in a few months.

All are welcome—every week or on a drop-in basis. Join the discussion or just grab your bagel (we meet in the classroom next to the Panera tables) and fellowship with us.

Who: All adults

Leaders: Ben Scarboro, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,
               Luanne Flom, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When: Wednesdays at 7:00pm to watch a DVD and
            Thursdays at 7:00pm for discussion

Where: Contact the leader for an online meeting link.

Mike Delancy

Crossways

Ever wish you had a better grasp of the message of the Bible and how the message relates to you and your family? Crossways is a faith enriching, life-changing course that will offer you a road map for an unforgettable journey through the entire Bible. Crossways focuses on God’s clear message of salvation in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Students will have a chance to read the whole Bible, see how the different books are connected to God’s message of hope and salvation, and understand how Jesus fulfilled the scriptures and God’s plan to bless all generations with God’s redeeming love.

For more information, contact Pastor Mike Delancy, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Who: All adults

Leader: Mike Delancy, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When: Thursdays, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Where: Click for online meeting info or contact the leader

Growing in Grace Book Club

A community of people who love to read through the classics, books on faith, and spiritual life.

Members chose one book for club to read each month. This month's book selection is Celebration of Discipline.

Who: All adults

Leader: Pastor Eric Peterson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When: The last Thursday of the month, 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Where: Click for online meeting info or contact the leader

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Men's Groups

Monday 4-1-1 group

4-1-1 Men's Group (Monday)

Iron sharpens Iron, so one man sharpens another. Men encouraging each other to live out their faith in their daily lives.

Who: Open to all men

Leader: Pastor Peterson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When: Mondays, 8:00 am to 9:00 am

Where: Contact the leader for an online meeting link.

Thursday 4-1-1 group

4-1-1 Men's Group (Thursday)

Iron sharpens Iron, so one man sharpens another. Men encouraging each other to live out their faith in their daily lives.

Who: Open to all men

Leader: Mike Meese, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When: Thursdays 6:30 am

Where: Click for online meeting info or contact the leader

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Women's Groups

Sara Carlin

Tuesday AM Connect

This online group is doing a study of Paul's letter to the Ephesians.

Who: Open to all women

Leader: Sara Carlin, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When: Tuesdays, 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Where: Click for online meeting info or contact the leader

Ramona Meese

Women's Tuesday Evening Bible Study

A women's weekly Bible study group that uses the Beth Moore Bible studies and DVDs.

Who: Open to all women

Leader: Ramona Meese, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Where: Contact the leader for an online meeting link.

Roxie Sullivan

Golden Girls for God

A fellowship of mature women who care and share with one another, study God's Word, serve the church and reach out to others.

Who: Mature women

Leader: Roxie Sullivan, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 10:30am to 12:00 noon

Where: Contact the leader for an online meeting link.

Roxie Sullivan

Defiant Joy

Find inspiration and support for being joyful not only when things are going great, but even when troubles and trials hit. This video study with Candace Payne - aka The Chewbacca Mom - reminds us that “Joy is closer than you think because God is better than you may believe," because true joy springs from Christ.

Who: Open to all women

Leader: Barb Yarbrough, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When: Wednesdays, 1:30 pm

Where: Contact the leader for an online meeting link.

Bobbie Peterson

Morning Glories

Women who meet for breakfast and fellowship to study the Word of God and to encourage each other to live out their faith.

Who: Women of all ages

Leader: Bobbie Peterson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When: Thursdays, 8:00 am

Where: Click for online meeting info or contact the leader

Nikki Deacon

Beth Moore Bible Study

A new Beth Moore Bible study, A Woman’s Heart, God’s Dwelling Place has started. This group will meet online every Thursday at 8:00 pm. Workbooks can be picked up in Ashburn Farm or ordered from Amazon. 

Who: Open to all women

Leader: Nikki Deacon, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When: Thursdays at 8:00 pm

Where: Contact the leader for an online meeting link.

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Care and Service Groups

Cooking with Spirit

Cooking With Spirit

A Christian fellowship group focused on serving others through providing meals for those in need and spending time eating and exploring Loudoun County (and beyond) attractions together.

Who: People who like cooking and helping others

Leader: Ed and Delaine Hollandsworth, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When: 2nd and 4th Friday evenings, 7:00pm to 9:00 pm

Where: Contact the leader for an online meeting link.

Jeffrey Barnes Robert Tamaro

Financial Peace

A life-changing program that teaches you how to make the right decisions with your money. This is a nine week course. You can register by Jeffrey or Rob by email.

Who: Are you interested in being debt free, establish a family budget, plan for your retirement? This course is the perfect first step to financial freedom!

Leaders: Jeffrey Barnes, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
               Rob Tamaro, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When: The current course has completed.

Where: Fellowship Hall

Beth Anton

GriefShare

This nondenominational program features Christ-centered, biblical teaching that focuses on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one. The DVD seminar features nationally respected grief experts and real-life stories of people, followed by a small group discussion about what was seen on the DVD. More info on our GriefShare page.

Who: Those looking for help and healing for hurt of losing a loved one

Leader: Beth Anton, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When: Monday offered twice at 9:30 am to11:00 am and 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Where: Contact the leader for an online meeting link.

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DLT Groups

Jonathan and Sharon Halls

Purcellville area DLT

Leader: Jonathan and Sharon Halls, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When: Thursdays at 6:00 pm

Where: Contact the leader for an online meeting link.

Jonathan and Sharon Halls invite you to be part of their group and connect with people in your community for spiritual growth and mutual support for living out your faith. This group meets every Thursday in members homes in the Purcellville area at 6:00 pm.

Kristi Newton

Youth Parent DLT

 

Leader: Kristi Newton, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When: Sundays at 4:30 pm

Where: Contact the leader for an online meeting link.

Kristi Newton, the mother of two middle schoolers in Confirmation is eager to help parents connect with each other for mutual growth and support.

Daney Carlin

Multi-generational DLT Group in Ashburn

Leader: Daney Carlin, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When: Mondays at 6:00 pm

Where: Click for online meeting info or contact the leader

A multi-generational group that will meet for dinner and authentic, real conversations about life. Daney is a young adult who is beginning her second year as an elementary school teacher. She is excited to grow alongside others in her group.

Emily Sonstroem

Multi-generational DLT Group in Ashburn

Leader: Emily Sonstroem, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When: Wednesdays at 6:30 pm

Where: Contact the leader for an online meeting link.

Emily is in her late 20’s and works as the Minister to Youth and Young Adults at OSWLC for five years now. She’s excited to lead and participate in a multi-generational group where everyone can learn from one another’s life experiences and form real, transparent relationships with people both from church and the community.

Gilbert and Cecila Kajuna

Sterling Area DLT

Leader: Gilbert and Cecila Kajuna, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When: First and third Saturdays 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Where: Contact the leader for an online meeting link.

The group will be engaging in Bible fellowship, active profession of faith, praising God and prayer activities. The Kajunas, with their son Davis, have a strong passion to glorify Jesus. They have many years of experience with Bible fellowships and evangelism groups under the Lutheran Church in Tanzania.

Dubert Family

Brambleton Area DLT

Leader: Ray and Emily Dubert, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When: Fridays 8:15 pm to 9:00 pm

Where: Contact the leaders for an online meeting link.

Parents of young children are invited to join our small group. We meet after bedtime on Friday nights to check in, laugh, connect, pray for one another, and share how God's word is working in our lives.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I join a small group?

Why would you join a gym or a photography group or a cycling group? A simple answer is to grow. Groups are essential to growth.

What is a small group?

It is a group of people who make a commitment to regularly come together to grow in their faith in Jesus Christ. Doing Life Together (DLT) groups will help you grow in your ability to apply your faith to your life.

Is a small group a Bible study?

Some small groups are Bible Studies. But DLT groups are not Bible studies. They have a variety of formats that express the desires and interests of the group members. However, all DLT groups focus on helping members daily live out their faith in God and to share His love.

How do I know which group is right for me?

See which group matches your passion, needs, interests, and learning style. Pray about your choice and then select a group that works for you.

How can I learn more about what group works for me?

Contact the group leader and ask them about their group and attend a group session. See if the group is a fit for you. You can also contact Pastor Peterson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Do you have to be a member of OSW to participate in a small group?

All small groups are open. Our goal at OSWLC is to provide a place for everyone in Loudoun County to find fellowship and to spiritually grow.

How do I start a group of my own or become a group leader?

Contact Pastor.Peterson and he will help you begin a group and become small group leader.

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Contact Information

43115 Waxpool Road, Ashburn, VA 20148
Phone: 703-858-9254
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Our Mission

At Our Savior's Way, we glorify God and make disciples for Jesus by:

  • Forming relationships,
  • Experiencing Jesus together, and
  • Sharing God's love.