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 small groups are an essential part of helping us grow and stay connected.  We invite you to join in and do life together!

Fall Semester 2019 Groups

Starting the week of September 8

Uninvited: Candace Blowers, Elisabeth Owen

(Women)  Thursdays 9 am    RHC

The enemy wants us to feel rejected . . . left out, lonely, and less than.
In this study by Lysa TerKeurst,  our aim is to honestly examine the roots of rejection, as well as rejection’s ability to poison relationships from the inside out, including our relationship with God.


Gospel Above All: John & Sarah Bradley, Joe & Christina Clark

Wednesdays 6 PM.   Grand Ridge Forest/Emerald Mountain

Is gospel Christianity dead?  Pundits are writing the obituary of historic, orthodox Christianity.  But Jesus promised to build his church. He said that the gates of hell would not prevail against it. The church is not going away.  The most pressing need for Christianity today is not a new strategy. It is not an updated message. It is a return to keeping the gospel above all.


Culture Shock:  Bret & Sonia Devine, Danny & Donna McLendon

(Adults Only) Tuesdays 6 PM  (Emerald Mountain)

If there ever was a time for Christians to understand and communicate God’s truth about controversial and polarizing issues, it is now. This group will look to understand important issues of our day, respond with biblical convictions, and be able to communicate these convictions with a love and respect that reflects God’s own heart.


Christian: It’s Not What You Think:  Jim Owen & Doug Vogel

(Men) Tuesdays  6:30 PM    (RHC)

The words used to describe Christians today often bear no resemblance to what Jesus wanted his followers to be known for.  In this study we’ll discuss:
– What one word should be descriptive of every Christian
– How Jesus followers should treat those who are outside the faith
– Why people love Jesus but can’t stand his followers


Anonymous: Donna McLendon

(Women) Thursdays  6:30 PM  (Emerald Mountain)

If you’ve ever felt overlooked or unimportant or wondered if God sees you, hears you, and loves you, this study is for you! With biblical depth and personal warmth, we will discover our true identity in Christ, and the significance God has for your life.


Freedom: Laura Lea Presnell, Amy Stone, Donna Headley

(Women) Tuesdays  10 AM – 12 PM   (Titus, AL)

“Freedom” equips believers to live the victorious and abundant life Christ came to give us. In addition to the 12-week Small Group, there is a powerful conference focused on overcoming the past and laying a foundation for walking in daily freedom.


Undaunted: Eric & Heidi Norrell, Wes & Amanda Gunn

Tuesdays  6:00 PM – 7:30 PM (includes dinner)

This study offers life-transforming insights about how not only to overcome the challenges, wrong turns, and often painful circumstances we all experience, but also to actually grow from those experiences and be equipped and empowered to help others.


Student Ministry (7th-12th): Dapprich, Govati, Ottinger, Presnell 

Wednesdays 6:30 PM  Navigate Room

A group of students from 7th -12th grade doing life together. We meet as one large group and then divide into smaller groups to share our lives, dreams, goals and to grow closer to God. We laugh together and we enjoy studying God’s word together.


Kids Ministry (4th-6th):  Julie Dapprich 

Wednesdays 6:30 PM  Explorer Room

We gather to sing, laugh, and jump into God’s word. Community is our focus on Wednesdays, so we may be a bit livelier, and definitely more hands on in applying the lesson.


Grief Share (Holiday edition):  Mike & Jen Coleman

Sunday, November 17  4:00 PM  (RHC)

Sunday, December 8  4:00 PM  (RHC)

This one-time group will be filled with practical holiday survival tips and real life stories to help those missing a love one navigate the holidays. Learn what to do about traditions, helpful tips for surviving social events, and how to find hope for the future.  You will hear from others who are facing the holiday season without their loved one.