Small Groups

Fairfax Circle isn’t about buildings or sermons or songs. It’s about people.

Our small groups are where people become each other’s community and family. They're there to help pick you up when you’re down and inspire you to grow as a person and grow closer to God. A small group is a weekly gathering of people who meet in a home to study the Bible, pray and share one another’s experiences.

A Study in James

Online, Sundays at 5:00pm
Facilitator: Mike Byman

The book of James challenges us to put our faith into action and to be “… doers of the word and not hearers only.”  Join us for this small group to share, pray, and then read and discuss passages from James.  We’ll send out discussion questions for those who want to read and think about the passage in advance, but there is no required homework! 

Dealing with Grief and Loss: How to Get Through What You’re Going Through

In-person and online, Fridays at 7:00pm
Facilitator: Elise Bell

*This group will meet in-person on campus as well as online.*

Loss is inevitable. Bad things happen. When the unexpected comes your way, your world is instantly turned upside down. You long to understand why. Why did my husband walk out on me? Why did my family member die of cancer? Why did I lose my job? Why am I struggling with mental health issues?

This study will help you understand the journey of grief and what to expect along the way. From the initial shock, to the unbearable sorrow, you struggle with reality and ultimately surrender on a pathway to peace and service. It's not a linear experience but with God's Word and his ways, he will carry you through it.

Grief is God's tool for you getting through the transitions of life. You can have hope knowing God is in control, he will bring good out of bad, and he has a plan to use your pain for a purpose.

Weekly Devotional Discussion

Online, Fridays at 8:15pm
Facilitator: Chris Todd

This group will discuss a short devotional each week.

Topic TBD

Online, Fridays at 7:30pm
Facilitator:  Max Inman

Anxious For Nothing

Online, Sundays at 7:00pm
Facilitator: Elise Bell

When it comes to anxiety, depression, and stress-related illnesses, America is the frontrunner. Thankfully, there’s a practical prescription for dealing with these issues.

Anxious for Nothing, from New York Times bestselling author, Max Lucado, provides a roadmap for battling with and healing from anxiety.

With the heart of a pastor and his poetic storytelling and homespun humor, Max will help you:

  • Let God help you win the war on worry and receive the lasting peace of Christ.
  • Recognize the difference between present anxiety and persistent anxiety.
  • Find true freedom and experience more joy, clarity, physical renewal, and contentment by the power of the Holy Spirit.
  • Train yourself to rejoice in all circumstances.
  • Discover the secret of remaining calm when you feel you have more than you can handle.
  • Know how to encourage a friend and help them navigate anxiety and fear with real help from God's Word.

While anxiety is a part of life, it doesn’t have to dominate your life. With God as your helper and his promises at your side, you can sleep better tonight and smile more tomorrow. You can talk yourself off the ledge and view bad news through the lens of God’s sovereignty. You can discover a life of calm and develop tools for combating the onslaught of anxiety.


In-Person, Fridays at 7:00pm
Facilitator: Brian Mark and Karen Sauer

The book of Galatians teaches that we are saved by the grace and love of God through faith in Christ.  We will study Galatians and discuss how its timeless truths can be applied in our everyday lives.  Join us for fellowship, sharing, and prayer.

This group will be meeting in-person, outdoors at the home of Paul and Althea Bryson. The Bryson’s live in the same neighborhood as the church campus.