A Time to Serve (Pickleball)

LEADER: Jeff Sandridge

WHEN: Sunday

TIME: 1:30 PM

A fun group for Pickleball lovers or anyone who wants to learn to play. We will meet once a week to play Pickleball, fellowship, and read/discuss a devotional. All ages welcome. Kids can play with other kids if they come and if there is court space but no childcare is provided. BYOP (paddle) We will have a few extra paddles and some extra balls. Let's make some friends and have some fun! Get ready to "Serve" for Jesus!

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Amelia's Closet Serve Group

LEADER: Jamie Thomas

WHEN: TBD

TIME: 7-8:30

A family-friendly serve group to help Amelia’s Closet as they spread the HOPE of JESUS one diaper at a time. www.donatingdiapers.com

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Blessed in the Mess

LEADER: Jessica Clark

WHEN: Tuesday

TIME: 6:00 PM

This is a book study on Blessed in the Mess- How to experience God's goodness in the midst of life's pain by Joyce Meyer. Tuesdays 6 PM

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Changes That Heal

LEADER: Pat & Melissa Perkins

WHEN: Wednesday

TIME: 6-7pm

In this updated video study of Dr. Cloud's classic book Changes That Heal, Dr. Cloud teaches that there are biblical solutions for your struggles with depression, anxiety, panic, addictions, and guilt, and that these solutions lie in your understanding certain basic developmental tasks. These tasks involve growing up into the 'likeness' of the one who created you.

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Dates and Devotions

LEADER: Andrea Paganetto

WHEN: TBD

TIME: TBD

Join us and other couples for "date nights/days" We will have a game night, a top golf night, dinner night and hopefully a picnic at the park. Date night will be on a Friday nights and Picnic on Saturday (date to be determined) This will be a chance to get know other couples in our church. It doesn't matter if you have been together 1 week or 100 years we want you to join us!

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Face The Challenge

LEADER: Mike Lucente

WHEN: Monday

TIME: 6:30pm

Daily it's getting more challenging to be a man. Our present culture is redefining manhood and confusing men in their pursuit of Biblical manhood. But how will you respond? What will you say and do when the world demands a response? Discover how to respond by rejecting passivity, accepting responsibility, leading courageously, loving unconditionally, living with integrity, serving humbly, and investing eternally. Let others see masculinity and manhood through the lens of Christ in your life with these seven characteristics and become a better man, husband, father, and leader.

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Faith & Fitness

LEADER: Meghan Watson

WHEN: Tuesday & Thursday

TIME: 5-6am

Womens Workout Group. Meet in the Community Room.

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Fresh Start

LEADER: Mike & Mary Beth

WHEN: Sunday

TIME: 9:30am

This Refuge Group will help you discover foundational truths from God's Word and will give you practical steps to help you grow and become all that God created you to be.

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Hey Girl!

LEADER: Sara Cordray

WHEN: Sunday & Wednesday

TIME: 4-6pm

This is a high school girls group that will meet outside of Wednesday nights. This will be a time where girls will get to know other high schoolers, grow in their relationship with God and each other, and find our identity in Jesus.

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How To Study The Bible

LEADER: Jason Parks

WHEN: Wednesday

TIME: 6:30-7:30pm

You were created to become like Christ; that's why studying God's Word is so important. The Bible’s truths will transform you, aligning you with the character and ways of Jesus as you encounter Him in the Scriptures. We'll learn how to study the Bible using the book, Rick Warren's Bible Study Methods. It gives you not just one, but twelve methods for exploring the riches of God’s Word. At least one of them is exactly what you're looking for — an approach that’s right for you, right where you’re at.

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It's Go Time

LEADER: Ashley Smith

WHEN: February 11, 18, 25, & March 10

TIME: 11:15am

The lessons we have learned and the experiences along the way serve as tools to help us move forward. It’s your moment to make things happen because “It’s go time!” Isaiah 43:18-19 | Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.

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Ladies Fellowship

LEADER: Alicia Hyde

WHEN: TBD

TIME: TBD

We will meet the last week of the month for a social event. Get plugged in & meet some new friends. Let’s do life together, encourage each other, and get to know ladies you might not know otherwise. We will do something different every month… topgolf, escape room, craft night, dinner, etc. Dates/Times will vary.

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Life's Healing Choice

LEADER: Michael Selvey

WHEN: Saturday

TIME: 9-11am

Freedom from Your Hurts, Hang-ups, and Habits. We will delve into a Celebrate Recovery small group study focusing on making healing choices that lead to transformation in Christ and overcoming hurts, habits, and addictions.

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Men's Breakfast Group

LEADER: Steve Abernathy

WHEN: Saturday

TIME: 8:30am

Join us on Saturdays for a great breakfast and fellowship with other men in our church and community. We will meet on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays.

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Men's Freedom Group

LEADER: David Grisham

WHEN: Sunday

TIME: 5pm

During the Small Groups semester, Freedom Groups gather weekly to discuss the Freedom Small Group curriculum, which is designed to equip you to live the victorious and abundant life Christ came to give you. Freedom Groups build on the foundation of your faith in Christ to help you embrace the truth of God’s Word as it relates to your worldview, your past, your sin, your personal value to God, and your purpose in His Kingdom. This group will help you remove every obstacle to intimacy with God and walk in true freedom.

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Youth Girls High School Group (Harvest)

LEADER: Sara Cordray

WHEN: Wednesday

TIME: 6-8pm

Youth Tribe for High School girls. We meet Wednesday nights after the message. (Harvest)

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Youth Middle School Girls Group (Harvest)

LEADER: Sara Cordray

WHEN: Wednesday

TIME: 6-8pm

Youth Tribe for High School boys. We meet Wednesday nights after the message. (Harvest)

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Youth Guys High School Group (Harvest)

LEADER: Ben Cordray

WHEN: Wednesday

TIME: 6-8pm

Youth Tribe for High School boys. We meet Wednesday nights after the message. (Harvest)

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Youth Middle School Guys Group (Harvest)

LEADER: Ben Cordray

WHEN: Wednesday

TIME: 6-8pm

Youth Tribe for High School boys. We meet Wednesday nights after the message. (Harvest)

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Men's Virtual Bible Study

LEADER: Andrew Murray

WHEN: Wednesday

TIME: 11am

Take a quick break from the workweek to recharge and refuel in God's word and spend time in prayer together. This group will be online and meet through Google Meet.

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Men's Coffee Kickstart

LEADER: Ian Hargrove

WHEN: Monday

TIME: 7-8am

Men, join me to kickstart your week on Monday mornings with a little coffee and fellowship! We will meet at the Revive Cafe in Athens from 7am-8am!

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Pews Fro Jesus (not those pews)

LEADER: Brian Jennings

WHEN: Saturday

TIME: TBD

Nervous around guns? Don’t be! Come learn and have fun with members of your local armed forces and law enforcement. This is for anyone 18 and over that wants to learn how to shoot, store, and maneuver firearms in a safe manner!

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Refuge YTH - High School Boys (Athens)

LEADER: Brady Polson

WHEN: Wednesday

TIME: 6-8pm

Occurs during Refuge YTH service. After the message on Wednesday nights our students will break up for a time of small groups.

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Refuge YTH - High School Girls (Athens)

LEADER: Mackenzie Polson

WHEN: Wednesday

TIME: 6-8pm

Occurs during Refuge YTH service. After the message on Wednesday nights our students will break up for a time of small groups.

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Refuge YTH - Middle School Boys (Athens)

LEADER: Bailey Holmes

WHEN: Wednesday

TIME: 6-8pm

Occurs during Refuge YTH service. After the message on Wednesday nights our students will break up for a time of small groups.

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Refuge YTH - Middle School Girls (Athens)

LEADER: Victoria Holmes

WHEN: Wednesday

TIME: 6-8pm

Occurs during Refuge YTH service. After the message on Wednesday nights our students will break up for a time of small groups.

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Taco Tuesday

LEADER: Meredith Grisham

WHEN: Tuesday

TIME: 6:30-8pm

Let’s TACO ‘bout it! Everyone will pitch in ingredients to come together and make a taco feast. Singles, couples and families are all welcome. Let’s do life together!

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Winning The War In Your Mind

LEADER: Andrew & Jessica Murray

WHEN: Monday

TIME: 6pm

Ever wonder why you can’t shake a bad habit? Why you feel like you can’t connect with God? Why you lose your temper so easily? Why you and your spouse fight so much? Why you’re consumed with worry, fear, and negativity? There is a reason why. Your mind is a war zone, and you are under attack. In this 8 week study, we will learn biblical strategies that will free you from the grip of lies from the enemy and patterns of destructive thinking and enable you to live the life of joy and peace that God intends for you to live.

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Women's Freedom

LEADER: Brandi Dempsey

WHEN: Tuesday

TIME: 6pm

We are going to experience a level of freedom that only God can provide! This group is designed to help us move from the experience of salvation to the abundant life that Jesus desires for each of us.

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Young Adult Girls - Find Your People

LEADER: Makaela Perkins

WHEN: TBD

TIME: TBD

So excited for this semester with all of our young adult girlies! We will be going through the book, Find Your People by Jennie Allen -- all about finding the people God has for us to live the best life possible! Which means yes we will read a book, but we will also have FUN - think dinner, themed hangouts, craft nights, movies, pickleball and a group of friends to have your back! Meet All Around the City Ages 18-30 Date + Time TBD

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Young Adult Guys Group

LEADER: Mark Branon

WHEN: Friday

TIME: 6pm

Young Adult mens group 18-30 years old. We meet every other Friday night. Bible study, life, and fun.

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Young Adult Prayer & Worship

LEADER: Makaela Perkins

WHEN: Tuesday

TIME: 6:30-8pm

Calling all young adults (18-early thirties) who want to see God move in our generation. We will be meeting every other Tuesday to pray and seek God together!

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Young At Heart

LEADER: Mike O'Neal

WHEN: Wednesday

TIME: 10am

Bible study, fellowship, and a lot of fun

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High School Girls Forgiveness Group

LEADER: APO & Alicia

WHEN: Monday

TIME: TBD

Forgiveness is something we all struggle with. We want to help equip you with the tools you need to work through forgiveness as a teenager. We'll be working through Lysa Terkeurst's "Forgiving what you cant forget" workbook (you won't need the book, just the workbook). Plan on bringing your workbook the first week.

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