Community Groups

Community Groups

You were designed by God to live in community.  We believe we grow the most when we are in relationship to one another.  Sunday worship gatherings are great, but it is difficult get to know one another on a deeper level in rows.  Sitting in someone’s living room is a much better environment to grow and share.   We begin new community groups three times a year.

Spring Groups:  January-May

Summer Groups:  June-August

Fall Groups:  September-December

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.

Spring Semester  2022 Groups

Beginning the various dates in January/Feb 2022

Men: KeEping It Real

Tuesdays 6-7p at RHC (Beginning Jan 18)

This gathering of men will process what is happening in our lives, encourage each other with a word from scripture, and prayer. Once a month this group will participate in the River Region What’s At Steak gathering. This night includes a free steak dinner and encouraging speaker. Facilitated by Jim Owen.

Ladies: TBA

TIME TBA

Single Moms Gathering 

Wednesdays 6:30p Adventure Room

TBA.  Facilitated by Michele Willis.

Bible Study  

Time TBA Emerald Mountain

TBA.  Facilitated by Bret Devine

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

Every 2nd Saturday of the month. 
9:00-11:00 am 
Brunch Pot Luck
152 Ridgefield Drive 

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. 

Hosted at the home of Ann Vogel.

Afghan Resettlement

Meetings: TBA

In partnership with Samaritan’s Purse and the U.S. Government, this team of people will help resettle an Afghan family in our community. This involves helping them find housing, shop for groceries, kids enrolled in school, look for jobs, etc. Above all we will build a relationship and offer help to a family whose lives have been upended in a traumatic way.

GriefShare: Bereaved Parents

Beginning January 13, 2022 Thursdays 6:00p 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.

Click here to register for this group.

GriefShare: General

Beginning January 9, 2022 Sundays 3:00p online and in-person

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.

Click here to register for this group.

GriefShare: Parents who lost a child to Suicide

Beginning February 22, 2022 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.

Click here to register for this group.

Celebrate Recovery

Fridays at 6 PM at Mulder Methodist Church

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind. Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life.

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.