discovery groups

Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves

Matthew 12:10

We believe in Spiritual Growth through Authentic Community

A Discovery Group is 10 to 12 people who gather weekly to encourage, challenge, and care for one another for the purpose of becoming fully devoted followers of Christ.
Discovery Groups are one way that we “do life together”. It’s tough to have deep relationships by merely attending an event like a church service. That’s where life groups come in. Real relationships are built out of shared experiences: meals together, conversations, adventures, serving others together, being there for each other when a need arises, and creating memories together. As we follow Christ TOGETHER, ‘iron sharpens iron’ friendships emerge and true discipleship takes place.
It is more than just a Sunday thing.
 This means that as a group we’re actively growing in our relationship with God through worship, Bible study, and obedience. Together we are learning what it means to follow Jesus and live out his teaching.
 Discovery Groups are so much more than sitting in a circle confessing our deep, dark secrets. We need to be real and authentic with each other, but those relationships come through a life lived together. This means we take time to have fun, eat together, and share stories from our lives. Bible study is important, but so are trips to a park, weekend hikes, and barbeques.
 As in nature, anything living is either growing or dying. Therefore, it is important that our life groups continue growing by reproducing. We can do this by always being open to new people. This is a life characterized by hospitality: we care for the people we are with and constantly welcome others. It isn’t a forced thing, and there are no time lines or systems here. For, as we’re living life together, we’ll naturally want to invite others along on our journey. This also means that at some points along the way, we’ll be led to release people out from our group to start new groups and continue the process of growing.
 This means tangible ways of living out and spreading Christ’s love by serving our communities and engaging with non-Christians in real friendships on a regular basis. The possibilities here are endless…from active involvement in a local school to preparing meals for someone in need, but the goal is to make service a way of life.

discovery Groups

Pastor JJ and Brandi Hefley

"Meet and Cheese"
2nd & 4th Sundays @6 PM
Meet & Cheese is a group dedicated to help disciple people from all walks of life. No matter what your background is, come share a meal and fellowship every 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month at 6:30 pm in Kathleen GA.

Jan and Cecil Pardue
"Life Matters"
Every other Tuesday from 6-8pm

Life Matters is an all ages and walks of life community that joins
together to encourage, celebrate, and support one another.
Whether you're an empty-nester, fresh into college, or a senior
adult, everyone has something to offer here! Life Matters happens
every other Tuesday from 6-8pm in Perry, GA

Daniel Garratt
"Young Adults"
Bi-Weekly Either Tuesday or Thursday at 7pm

This small group is designed for young adults. This season of life can be filled with many challenges surrounding purpose, relationships, or direction. Join us as we form community and explore what the Bible has to say about our struggles.

Want to join a Discovery Group?

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