Current Events

Christianity Explored
Christianity Explored is a seven week course that gives you time and space to consider the big questions of life and to explore the life of the person at the heart of the Christian faith – Jesus Christ. Click here to check out some stories from people who have been through the course. Everyone is welcome! Tuesday evenings starting January 21st, 6:00 – 7:30 pm at Countryside. Dinner and childcare provided. No charge – just sign up today by clicking here.

2020 Men’s Retreat is Open for Registration
This year’s speaker is Dr. Darrell Bock! Darrell is not only a New York Times Bestselling author, but he is also a Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. (Get ready guys, we’re going in deep.) This year we’re meeting at Macleay Retreat Center, just outside of Salem. It’s going to be great! April 17-19. Click here to find out more and register.

If you’re new, this is for you!
Starting Point is your opportunity to meet two of our pastors, Mike Matousek and Peter Kozushko, and ask any questions that you might have about life here at Countryside. Starting Point is held downstairs in the Youth Room on the first Sunday of the month (that’s next Sunday!) at 10:30 am. So stay after 1st service or come early to 2nd service and get your questions answered.  No need to register, just show up!

Women’s Winter Bible Study
Through the Bible in a Year: A Chronological Reading Plan invites readers into the world of the Bible and offers guidance for walking day-by-day through its pages.  For the year of 2020, we will walk through the entire Bible together as it was written in chronological order!  Come experience the entire counsel of God! Click here to find out more and register.

Motherhood Together
At Motherhood Together, we rally alongside moms of young children with love, encouragement, and support. Join us to share stories, food, interests, and teachings as we tackle this thing called motherhood… together. Every 2nd Monday  from 9:00 to 10:30am. Childcare is provided and there is no cost.

Grief Share
Grief Share is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. If you are grieving the death of a loved one or know someone who is, please join us.  The Grief Share group will be held on Tuesdays from 7:00-9:00 PM beginning February 4th upstairs in the church. Click here to register.

Adoption & Foster Care Parent Support Group
Adoption & Foster Care Parent Connection is a safe place to share, learn from, and pray for one another. We meet monthly during the school year. The group is led by Rhonda Andrews, LCSW and TBRI Practitioner. Rhonda facilitates the discussions from a Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) perspective. Qualified childcare is available at no charge. Click here to find out more and register.

Home Bible Study Groups
If you’re a Christian and have some experience with small groups meeting in a home, you are welcome to join an established Countryside home group or become a member of a newly forming group.  Newly forming groups will begin with a new 9-week series called The Gospel-Centered Community. Home groups meet at various times during the week. Click here to register and one of our Home Group leaders will contact you.
Core Seminar – Disciple Making
God’s Word teaches us that all Christians are involved in making disciples of Jesus which is the work of encouraging and helping people move toward salvation and maturity in Christ. Starting in Febuary we are offering a 9-week class on Making Disciples taught by Pastor Peter Kozushko and Pastor Troy Duppenthaler. This course is designed to teach and train Christians to catch this captivating vision of Jesus for his church. The class will run Sunday mornings from 8-9 AM in the youth room starting February 2nd. Click here to register.

Israel Tour with John Dickson
Five spots just opened up for our April, 2020 Israel Trip!  If you would like to find out more about the trip, you can click here for cost and itinerary.