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
Fall Semester 2023 Groups
Beginning various dates in September 2023
1 & 2 Thessalonians
Sundays at 5 PM, Hardin Home (Coventry), start date Sept 10
Come join us each week as we read these letters and discover the way God speaks to us today. So Paul wrote the young church two letters. The first commended the believers for their faith and encouraged them to continue living according to the gospel principles he had taught. The second letter was filled with helpful hints that corrected their wrong beliefs, assumptions, and behaviors. Whether we are living a quiet and holy life or one that leaves us restless and impatient, Paul’s letters encourage us. They challenge us to remain faithful in a temporary world. Facilitated and hosted by Brian & Kelli Hardin.
Exploring Spiritual Disciplines
Wednesdays at 6 PM, Wes & Amanda Gunn’s Home (Emerald Mtn), start date Sept 6
Spiritual growth is hard work. We wish God would just zap us into fully mature believers. However, it is usually over long periods of time that God perfects us. Spiritual disciplines are tools we have access to in order to create more space for God in our lives. Join us as we explorer some new and old rhythms to help you grow in Christ. Whether you have been a believer for 40 years or a new Christian, there will be something helpful for you. Facilitated and hosted by Wes & Amanda Gunn.
Young Couples with Kids
Sundays 6-7pm Stonegate / Brookwood
The fall season is a fun, busy and exciting time as parents! As we gather we will discuss the Sunday morning message given by Pastor Wes and the way we can apply it to our lives. It will be a time of encouragement and helping each other grow in our walk with Jesus. Facilitated by Zane & Jordan Kelly and Matthew & Brooke Delk. This group is child friendly and perfect for young families.
Men’s Bible Study & Fellowship
Wednesdays at 6:30pm Hosted by Lindsay Christian (Grand Ridge Forest). Begins September 6.
For too long, men have sat on the sideline of life. But God intends for us to get into the game. We’ve been content with mediocre while God calls us to greatness. The path to a better world and a better future for our families and communities begins at our door. We need to take hold of our biblical anointing and become men sold out for the kingdom of God.
This group will be an encouragement for any guy who wants to grow in his walk with God and his relationship to others.. Facilitated by Doug Vogel and Jeff Wintle.
Daytime Ladies Bible Study
Wednesdays at 9:30am Hosted by Faith Ann Gunn (Coventry). Begins September 6th.
If you’ve always thought of Heaven as a realm of disembodied spirits, clouds, and eternal harp strumming, you’re in for a wonderful surprise! God has put eternity in our hearts. Now Randy Alcorn brings eternity to light in 50 inspiring and thought-provoking meditations that will forever change the way you think about the spectacular new universe that awaits us! A New Heaven and New Earth where Jesus will be the cosmic center, and joy will be the air we breathe—a universe free from pain and suffering, and filled with unending beauty and adventure. Facilitated by Jen Coleman.
A Woman After God’s Own Heart
Tuesdays 6 PM. Pearson Home. Group begins September 12.
God uses women in a big way throughout the Bible from the Old Testament to the New Testament. He is still using women today to bring the good news to those around us. We will discover the way God calls us to live in the many roles we partake in each day. Over the next several weeks we will explore women in the Bible that you are familiar with and some that you may have never heard of before. Come join us and be inspired of the woman God created you to be . Facilitated by Cathy Pearson & Teresa Hansen.
Discipleship Basics Study
Sundays 2pm at RHC in the Explorer Room.
Begins September 10th
Who is God? Why am I here? How should I live? These are just a few of the pressing questions that must be answered in every person’s life. Thankfully, God has provided the answers—in Scripture! In this succinct, accessible guide, Rainer outlines the essentials of the Christian faith, laying the groundwork for discussion and understanding.
Facilitated by Renae Pemberton.
Sundays at 6 PM at RHC. Groups begins Sept 10.
There is joy, strength, and healing available to you in the midst of separation or divorce. Things may look bleak right now. Your world is a mix of shock, anger, hurt, and hopelessness. Many of the people around you don’t understand the depth of your pain or the complexity of the challenges you face. You feel rejected, betrayed, and exhausted. You wonder if the pain will ever end. But recovery from separation and divorce is possible. This weekly group will be a help and encouragement in your journey to healing. Facilitated by Michele Willis, Katie & Russell Martin, and Misti & Paul Flomer.
REDLAND HILLS RIDERS
Do you enjoy motorcycle rides and have a love for Jesus? This group is for you! We are forming the Redland Hills Riders group this fall. All bikers are invited to be a part. Our group will take a few rides together, eat meals together, pray for one another, make new friends and, most importantly, serve Jesus by serving others. Facilitated by Julie Dapprich.
Griefshare: Dealing with Suicide
Group begins September 7
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 people 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 and Gary & Laura House.
GriefShare Parent Edition
Group begins September 11 (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 and Gary & Laura House.
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.
Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 PM
1st-3rd Grade Explorer Room
4th-6th Grade Navigate 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!
Facilitated by Collin Ingmire, Becca Bowers, Christy Ames, Jake Nummy and Renae Pemberton.
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 Will Miller, Molly Presnell, Blake & Ally Ottinger, Rachel Haire, and April Vaughn.