Refuge Groups

Refuge Groups

Refuge Groups

A Time To Serve (Pickleball)
LEADER: Jeff Standridge
WHEN: Sunday
TIME: 1:30pm

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: 7-8:30pm

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: 6:00pm

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.

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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 and 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 Powers
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: Micheal 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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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 High 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 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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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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Mens 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 For 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 Adults 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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Youth Middle School Girls Group (Harvest)
LEADER: Sara Cordray
WHEN: Wednesday
TIME: 6-8pm

Youth tribe for middle school girls that meets on Wednesdays 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 middle school guys that meets on Wednesdays after the message. (Harvest)

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High School Girls Forgiveness Group
LEADER: APO & Alicia
WHEN: Monday
TIME:

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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