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!

Spring Semester 2019 Groups

Starting the week of Jan 27

Purpose Driven Life & Guardrails: Jim Owen

(Men & Women)  Sundays 6-7:15pm    Navigate Room

The Purpose Driven Life/Guardrails group. The first six weeks we will be reading and discussing the book “The Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren as well as watching a short video message from Rick Warren each week when we meet. The second six weeks we will be watching and discussing a video series from Andy Stanley entitled “Guardrails.” This group is open to anyone age 18 and above…male and female… single and married.

The Road Back to YouDiane Castro

(Men & Women 13yrs and up)  Mondays at 6:30 PM   Castro Home- Brookwood

We cannot read the words of Jesus without hearing, over and over again, how important it is to Him that his children love the people around us. It sounds so simple, but as we know, relationships are HARD! In this study of the book “The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery”, we will go through nine different personality types to learn more about ourselves and the people in our lives. Through this time together, we can learn how to avoid our own relationship pitfalls, and how to better love our neighbors. We will meet at the Castro home in Brookwood for coffee and snacks.

Gods At War:  John & Blakely Pemberton

(young adults 20’s & 30’s) Wednesday 6pm.    The Pemberton Home (Marshell Rd)

Living in a sinful world means we are consistently in a battle! We will be going through the book “Gods at War” not only to identify the battles we are all fighting but to come together as believers and fight alongside one another in the war we all fight every day.

4000 Years in Thirteen Weeks:  Laura Lea Presnell

( Women 13yrs and over)  Thursdays, 9:30am-11:00am.  Navigate Room

We are going to cover the Old Testament in Thirteen weeks. Our class will memorize, laugh, work, and have fun studying the Old Testament all while getting a glimpse of:, the love of God, rewards for the righteous, and punishment and destruction for those who refuse to obey God. We will also make application to our lives. I will teach you motions and signs to tell the Old Testament story. We will laugh, memorize, and have fun traveling through the old testament in a very hands on class, and when you’re done, you will be able to tell about 4000 years of history in the Old Testament!  You will have to tighten your seat belts and don’t drop your pen because you might lose a few hundred years.  The Book “4000 Years in Thirteen Weeks is $10 It will provide the outlines, maps and other information that we need.

Embrace Grace:  April Hadden, Dawn Hicks.

(Women’s group) Tuesday 6:30 – 7:45 pm.   Navigate Room

Embrace Grace is a women’s group to assist single, expectant mothers referred to us from the Elmore County Pregnancy Center. The Embrace Grace video series will strategically guide these young ladies through life changing decisions.

Your participation in this group is to build relationships and walk along side these young ladies. This will include speaking into their lives, praying for them and engaging the children while their mothers are in class.

In addition, when the girls complete their 12 week Embrace Grace series, we will host a baby shower for them.

Please email April Hadden  or Dawn Hicks  if you want more information or have questions.

Kingdom Man: Chris Greene, Doug Vogel

Men’s Group  Tuesday days 6:30pm.  Explorer Rm

“In Kingdom Man”, Tony Evans, challenges and equips men to fully understand their position under God as well as their position over what God has given them. It provides concepts men can follow that will help them to actively pursue ways to maximize and develop the character qualities of biblical manhood in their lives. The Book “Kingdom Man” is $10. You may purchase these from Doug Vogel.

Love Does: Wes & Amanda Gunn

Men and Women  Tuesdays 6 PM, Gunn home Emerald Mtn

Living & loving others to the fullest is the best way to make Jesus known in the world. We’ll be encouraging each other to grow in our relationships with people who are hurting and who need Christ.  Everybody always needs love.

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

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.