Community Groups

Community Groups

Community: It’s one thing people need and a little tougher to practice.  It’s our conviction that living for Jesus requires encouragement and help along the way.  We believe community groups are an important part of helping us grow and stay connected.  We invite you to join in and do life together!

Groups start 3 times a year: January, June, & September.

COVID Updates: If you would like to enroll in any group below and participate digitally, we will gladly make that happen. Simply let us know in the sign up form.

Fall Semester  2021 Groups

Beginning the week of September 12

Ladies: The ARmor Of God

Tuesdays 9:30-11a at the home of Faith Ann Gunn (Coventry neighborhood)

Every day an invisible war rages around us. A cunning, devilish enemy seeks to attack us on everything that matters to us-our emotions, our mind, our families, our future. But his reign stops here, right now. This Bible study is more than a description of the Armor of God, it is an action plan for putting on our armor and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory against the enemy. This study will challenge us to suit up,  stand firm and secure victory in our life. A video series with Priscilla Shirer/ facilitated by Laura Lea Presnell.

Biblical Perspectives on Finances

Wednesdays 6:30p Coleman Home (Mulder Cove)

If you’re looking to be a better steward of the resources God has entrusted to you, then this group will be an ideal place to grow. The Bible is packed with wise counsel about your financial life. In fact, Jesus had more to say about money than about heaven and hell combined. We’ll be covering topics such as budgeting, saving, giving, enjoying, investing, and more. Facilitated by Mike Coleman with material from Crown Financial and Randy Alcorn.

Single Moms Gathering 

Wednesdays 6:30p Adventure Room

This fall we’ll be doing a study called “Forgiving What You Can’t Forget: Discover How to Move On, Make Peace with Painful Memories, and Create a Life That’s Beautiful Again” by Lysa Terkeurst. Is your mind stuck in overdrive because you repeatedly play back others’ offenses? We invite you to life-giving freedom! Sharing a step-by-step plan to help you let go of bound-up resentments, we’ll grow in what the Bible says about forgiveness, how to disempower triggers hijacking your emotions, move on if a person refuses to change, and more.  Facilitated by Michele Willis.

Backyard Pilgrim

Wednesdays 6:30p (Blue Ridge)

Have you ever struggled with the pace of life drowning out your spiritual life? Join this group as we learn to live at God’s speed. Each week we will speak frankly on topics such as stability, being known, community, and slowing down. Join us for this 8 week study as we will reflect, study scripture, and learn the pace of being known by God and each other. Facilitated by John Richardson.

Exodus: Formed In THe Desert

Wednesdays 6p (Emerald Mountain)

On Sunday’s this fall we’ll be exploring the major themes of the book of Exodus: God’s deliverance, salvation, provision, leadership, God’s promises, worship, and rebellion. It was in the desert that Israel really began to learn who this God was. This Wednesday night small group will be processing together the implications for our lives, sharing our reflections, and encouraging each other in our journey through the desert places. Facilitated by Wes & Amanda Gunn.

Discipleship Essentials

Group sets day and time

Whether you are a brand new Christian or seasoned believer, this experience will help you grow deeper and understand the foundations of what it means to follow Jesus. You’ll cover God’s work in our lives, the person of Jesus, the equipping of the Holy Spirit, the role of the church, and more. Each week will present a core truth, scripture to study and memorize, a brief reading, and questions to draw out key principles. You’ll be paired with two others to form a discipleship triad. Your group of 3 will determine your best day and time of the week to meet. The material used is Greg Ogden’s “Discipleship Essentials.”

Ladies: Testimony Meeting

Oct 9, Nov 13, Dec 11

Come Glorify the Lord with me: Let us exalt his name together. Ps. 34:3

Ladies you are invited to come be apart of our Testimony group. We fellowship over a brunch potluck then listen to a speaker. These meetings are designed to have a designated speaker who shares her testimony, miracle, lesson learned or lesson learning. She shares her God story or one of her God stories  with the rest of us. 

This is a wonderful way to hear the fruits of our sisters as we glorify and exalt the Lord together. Come be encouraged with us. 

Every 2nd Saturday of the month OCTOBER 9  NOVEMBER 13 DECEMBER 11 
9:00-11:00 
Brunch Pot Luck and a Speaker
152 Ridgefield Drive 

Hosted at the home of Ann Vogel.

Doing Life with Your Adult Children

Tuesdays at 6:30p Explorer Room

If you have an adult child, you know that parenting doesn’t stop when a child reaches the age of eighteen. In many ways, it gets more complicated. Both your heart and your head are as involved as ever, whether your child lives under your roof or rarely stays in contact. Using a resource by Jim Burns, we’ll wrestle with questions like: Is it OK to give advice to my grown child? What’s the difference between enabling and helping?
What boundaries should I have if my child moves back home? What do I do when my child doesn’t seem to be maturing into adulthood? How do I relate to my grown child’s significant other? What does it mean to have healthy financial boundaries?
How can I support my grown children when I don’t support their values? Facilitated by Lea Berkstresser.

GriefShare: Bereaved Parents

Sundays 4:00p online

This online group for parents dealing with the loss of a child is led by someone who knows what you are going through. Our objective is to offer hope and encouragement in your journey to healing. The GriefShare material features insights from respected experts, pastors, counselors, and other bereaved parents who share the same struggle and what has helped them. My goal is always to offer an abundance of grace. If you’re unable to speak, I get it. Come late, come early, come sporadically or need to drop out, it won’t hurt my feelings. If you are struggling to grieve or to pray, – me, too! You are always welcome. I believe in taking this journey one moment at a time as we can. Facilitated by Jen Coleman. Begins August 15

Click here to register for this group.

GriefShare: General

Thursdays 6:00p online

If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. You’ll learn helpful, practical information that will help you recover from the pain of grief and loss. This material features experts on grief recovery and case studies of people just like you, who have been through the grief experience.  You’ll have the chance to talk about your experiences. It can be very healing to tell others what you are going through. The support group sessions include a time to talk about what you’ve seen on the GriefShare videos and what is going on in your life. And while you have the opportunity to tell your story, there’s never pressure for you to do so if you don’t feel like it. You’ll have a workbook for personal study and to write down things you’ve learned. The workbook provides opportunity for further study about the grief process and personal reflection about your grief. The weekly journaling questions help you sort through your emotions. Facilitated by Jen Coleman. Groups begins August 19.

Click here to register for this group.

GriefShare: Suicide

Tuesdays 6:00p online

The loss of a child to a suicide can be a devastating and crippling event. Few understand the pain you feel. This special GriefShare group will gather together parents who know the pain and want to walk on the road to healing together. You’ll learn helpful, practical information that will help you recover from the pain of grief and loss. This material features experts on grief recovery and case studies of people just like you, who have been through the grief experience.  You’ll have the chance to talk about your experiences. It can be very healing to tell others what you are going through. The support group sessions include a time to talk about what you’ve seen on the GriefShare videos and what is going on in your life. And while you have the opportunity to tell your story, there’s never pressure for you to do so if you don’t feel like it. You’ll have a workbook for personal study and to write down things you’ve learned. The workbook provides opportunity for further study about the grief process and personal reflection about your grief. The weekly journaling questions help you sort through your emotions. Facilitated by Jen Coleman. Groups begins Sept 7.

Click here to register for this group.

discipleship course: New Testament

Thursdays at 6 PM Online

Through this systemic approach, each member would grow in their knowledge of God by understanding the major themes and development of the New Testament.  We’ll explore how the Scriptures work together to help us understand core principles of our faith.  The course is for anyone seeking an opportunity to grow- from novice seeker to seasoned disciple.  Facilitated by Taron Jordan.

Kids Ministry (1st-3rd):

Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 PM    Explorer Room 

We gather to sing, laugh, and jump into God’s word.  Community is our focus on Wednesdays, so we’re a lively bunch. We invite your child to jump in with us and grow in their faith! Led by Aarin Jones.

Kids Ministry  (4th-6th):

Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 PM     Navigate Room

We will gather in the Navigate Room to creatively explore our faith while diving into God’s word with our friends. We sing, dance, use our imaginations and even challenge each other to go deeper with Jesus. We would love to see you at our next exploration!  Led by Elisabeth Owen.

RHYTHM Student Ministry (7th-12th)

Wednesdays 6:30-8pm    Worship Center

Students from 7th -12th grade gather each Wednesday to grow and be encouraged. The evening includes ice breaker games, teaching, and small groups for processing (led by an adult leader). We look forward to meeting your student! Facilitated by Taylor & Catherine Housel, Blake Ottinger, and April Brown.