2020 SPRING SMALL GROUPS

Small Groups Signup Form

Small groups help people grow in their faith and build community. Our groups take place throughout the week in different neighborhoods, so use this form to find a group that's right for you. We'd love to have you join us!

Married People Groups

Married People Gatherings

We are geared toward couple’s ministry. We gather every other week for fellowship, study, food, and fun at our home in Lawrenceville.
Gatherings: TBD day and time, Lawrenceville
MARRIED COUPLES | NO CHILDCARE 
Leader:  Roy and Terri Leffew

Married Millennials

Are you and your spouse 80s babies raised in the 90s? Do you also have babies of your own (under age 10)? Do the names Kelly Kapowski or Steve Urkel instantly bring back memories? Did you ever want to be on the show "GUTS" or "Legends of the Hidden Temple"? Then this is the group for you!  Reconnect with your spouse by joining us for topic discussions that affect millennial parents and marriages. Also, join us for a few fun date nights! SPACE IS LIMITED.
Gatherings: Wednesdays (weekly), 7:00pm, Mountain West
MARRIED COUPLES | CHILDCARE AVAILABLE
Leaders:  Aaron and Kyla Maupin; Raphael and Joi Fairell

Thrive in Love and Money 

This six-week companion study, for Shaunti & Jeff Feldhahn’s upcoming book, Thriving In Love and Money: 5 Game-Changing Insights About Your Relationship, Your Money, and Yourself (releasing March 2020) has been put together with the help of our friends at Thrivent Financial.
Gatherings: Mondays (bi-weekly), 7:30pm, Tucker
MARRIED COUPLES | NO CHILDCARE AVAILABLE
Leaders:  Bret and Eileen Kirkland

Young Professionals

M.A.D.E. - College 

“M.A.D.E.” is geared for college-aged young adults (ages 18-24). The purpose of this small group is to build a community of young believers and come together on a weekly basis to learn God’s word and how to apply it in our daily lives as well as build authentic relationships. “M.A.D.E.” is an acronym standing for Movie, Activity, Discussion, & Experience. Each week will involve something new and exciting that will bring us closer to each other as well as where God wants us to be. You are NOT required to be attending college of any sort in order to attend.
Gatherings: Tuesday (weekly)|7:30-9:00 pm, Lilburn
EVERYONE WELCOME (ages 18-24)
Leader: David Montgomery

Young Professional Women 

Are you a young professional woman who is interested in having a deeper relationship with Christ while getting to know other women in the church? Then come join us as we dive deeper into His word by discussing one of the books of the Bible! We have a great time in fellowship followed by group discussions on what was read the previous week and praying over the weekly prayer requests!
Gatherings: Thursday (bi-weekly), 7:00pm, Stone Mountain
YOUNG WOMEN ONLY (22-36) |NO CHILDCARE
Leaders:  Stephanie Smith

Young Adult Brunch

Meet other young adults at Mountain West, explore local restaurants in Tucker and Grayson, and discuss Jesus over great food. Once the group is established, we will vote on restaurants to visit.
Gatherings: Sundays (bi-weekly), 2:30pm, Tucker
EVERYONE WELCOME (22-36) |NO CHILDCARE
Leaders:  Alycia Vail

Family & Parenting Groups

Empowering Parents Build Children 

Come together once and week and pray over our kids. We have no agenda other than praying for our kids and sharing our struggles, worries and hopes for our children.
Gatherings: Wednesday (weekly), 7:00pm, Mountain West
EVERYONE WELCOME | CHILDCARE AVAILABLE
Leader:  Sabrina Orr

Fighting for Family 

We are a Grace filled group of parents who meet weekly to resource each other to parent stronger and raise our kids in faith and devotion to Jesus. We are trying to do family better every day.
Gatherings: Wednesdays (weekly), 7:00pm, Mountain West
EVERYONE WELCOME | CHILDCARE AVAILABLE
Leader:  Elaine Shreve

Thriving Moms 

Moms do it all. Whether you have a career or stay at home, you can parent your children and still have time for yourself. The purpose of this group is to encourage each other and help moms go from surviving to thriving. Geared towards women with young children under 12 who want to fellowship with other millennial moms.
Gatherings: Tuesdays (weekly), 7:00pm, Mountain West
WOMEN ONLY |CHILDCARE AVAILABLE
Leader:  Treasure Goodwin

Women's Groups

Monday Night Women’s Bible Study | 

Monday Night Women’s Bible Study is committed to help women become exposed to, empowered from, and engaged in Christ and the biblical purposes for the church.  The Bible Study aims to welcome women with open arms, connect them to God and others, equip them to live out God’s purpose for their lives, and send them out to share Christ’s love with their communities and the world.  Study: Overcomer Bible Study 1/20-2/24 | Defined Bible Study 3/9-5/4
Gatherings: Mondays (weekly – begins 01/13) 7:00-9:0pm, Mountain West
WOMEN ONLY | NO CHILDCARE
Leader: DJ Jones

Sisters in Christ War Room- Prayer Conference Call 

As a woman in Christ, do you desire to have a Powerful War Room? Do you comprehend the Power of Prayer? When the 21 Days of Fasting and Prayer have concluded, will you continue to pray with Prayer Warriors? Jesus says in Matthew 18:20, “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them…Rejoice Always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s Will for you in Christ Jesus (1 Thessalonians 5:16 -18).” Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or experienced Prayer, please join the Sisters in Christ War Room. These Prayer Warriors will assist you in learning about different prayer techniques, implement more directive prayer, and allow the presence of the Holy Spirit into your life more than ever before!
Gatherings: Prayer Call Every Tuesday from 5:30am – 6:30am (Conference Call)
WOMEN ONLY
Leader: Zenobia Harley

Women’s Book Club 

Book Club is a group to meet new friends, read and discuss inspiring books and help each other grow in our relationship with Jesus. This semester we will start by reading the book, "Breakthrough" by Joyce Smith. This is the book that the movie "Breakthrough" was based on. It's an inspirational story demonstrating the powerful impact of prayer.
Gatherings: Wednesdays (weekly), 7:00pm, Mountain West
WOMEN ONLY | CHILDCARE AVAILABLE 
Leader: Nancy Jackson

Home Designs and Crafts 

Explore different art mediums (clay, glass, wood) and how you can use these to beautify home design.
Gatherings:  Saturdays at 3:00 pm (bi-weekly), Stone Mountain
WOMEN ONLY | NO CHILDCARE 
Leader: Pat Livingston

Joy in God 

Find the joy in trusting God in all times and in all things. Trust is vital to anyone desiring to live the abundant life He has prepared for us.
Gatherings: Tuesday (weekly), 10:00 am, Lilburn
WOMEN ONLY | NO CHILDCARE
Leader: Suzanne Ricketson

Traditional Paper and Digital Scrapbooking 

Scrapbooking provides so many creative ways to preserve and tell your family history - and you don't have to have a creative bone in your body!  Let's get together for food, fun and laughter as explore the many ways that scrapbooking helps us to tell the story of our families. Beginners to experts are welcome. Hands on instruction and limited supplies provided.
Gatherings: Fridays (bi-weekly), 7:00 pm, Lilburn
WOMEN ONLY | NO CHILDCARE
Leader: Donna Gibbs

Why Do You Believe That? 

How confident do you feel in talking about matters of faith? Do you wish you could express your beliefs with more effectiveness? Join us as we study "Why Do You Believe That?" by Mary Jo Sharp. In a practical seven-session study, we will gain understanding and skill to share Jesus effectively with others, and better understand our own faith. In Why Do You Believe That? we will find answers to our doubts, build our confidence, and start changing lives!
Gatherings: Tuesday (weekly), 7:00pm, TBD
WOMEN ONLY | NO CHILDCARE AVAILABLE
Leader:  Lori Smith

Women’s Self Defense 

Learn how to defend you and your family using simple easy to learn techniques.
Gatherings: Tuesdays (weekly), 7:00pm, TBD
WOMEN ONLY |NO CHILDCARE        
Leader:  Ferris Moore

Crochet for Hope 

Double boost your serotonin this spring  through not only crocheting but crocheting for a cause! Plastic mats for the homeless crocheted with “plarn” (yarn made from plastic bags), binkies for foster children, or blankets for the elderly just to name a few causes. All skill levels and ages welcome! First meeting will be introductions and group project discussion.
Gatherings: Saturdays (weekly), 12:00pm, Tucker
WOMEN ONLY |NO CHILDCARE        
Leader:  Joyce Israel

Fervent: A Woman's Battle Plan to Serious, Specific + Strategic Prayer

The enemy has a plan for disrupting your life and discrediting your faith and it isn’t general, generic or one-size-fits-all. It’s specific and targeted. Join us as we learn how to fight back with fervent prayer. Each chapter will guide you in crafting bold, specific prayers that hit the enemy where it hurts.
The group is limited to 10. Childcare can be provided.
Gatherings: Saturdays (weekly), 10:00am, Snellville
WOMEN ONLY | CHILDCARE AVAILABLE (spots limited)
Leader:  Crystal Jenkins

Women’s Leader Development

We will use a variety of books, videos, small group lessons to help you take your next step in your leadership development. This group is open to women who are interested in leadership to those who are wanting to refine their leadership abilities.
Gatherings: Saturdays (bi-weekly), begins 2/15, 8:00am, Mountain West
WOMEN ONLY |NO CHILDCARE AVAILABLE
Leader:  Heather Lovejoy

Becoming Fearless Women  

Do you have ideas and dreams that you would like to complete but fear always seems to creep in? Do you struggle with feelings of inadequacy or low self-confidence, but know you are capable of so much more? God did not create us to be held back by the spirit of fear.  Let’s all walk together, explore our purpose, and encourage one another. It’s okay to feel afraid, but it’s time to do it anyway!
Gatherings: Wednesdays (weekly), 6:30pm, Snellville
WOMEN ONLY |NO CHILDCARE AVAILABLE
Leader:  Lynell Williams

Men's Groups

Men’s Prayer Conference Call 

This is a conference call group of men dedicated to praying for one another, their families & the church
Gatherings:  Monday (weekly), 5:30am, Conference Call – MEN ONLY
Leader: Andrew Davy

Homeless Outreach 

Providing the Homeless community with toiletries, clothes, shoes, snacks and information which could assist them towards finding a job and housing.
Gatherings: Saturday Mornings (outreach days to be communicated by leader), meet at Mountain West
MEN ONLY | NO CHILDCARE
Leader: Whit Nunally

Men’s Basketball

Men's Basketball was built for brothers to fellowship, have some fun and get some exercise. It is also a great opportunity to invite others to experience our fellowship. We will be playing a friendly 5 on 5 pickup game!
Gatherings: Mondays (weekly), 6:30-8:30pm, TBD
MEN ONLY | NO CHILDCARE
Leader: Marvin Mathew

Men on the Range

Saturday morning breakfast with the fellas. Fire off a few rounds at the Main Street gun range and short devotion at the end of the week. Requirements: Good eyes, steady hand, and your Bible.
Gatherings: Saturdays (bi-weekly), 8:30-10:00am, Tucker
MEN ONLY | NO CHILDCARE (21+)
Leader: Laron October

Quest for Authentic Manhood

Series 33 – Volume 5 – A Man and His Marriage
There are many important relationships in a man's life, and none deserve more care, focus and investment than his relationship with his wife or preparing for your future wife. As great as marriage can be, there's also the possibility of great pain, misunderstanding and frustration. Too often, our marriages seem to be filled with more conflict than joy and more numbness than excitement. But marriage has incredible potential to bring you great joy to a man and a woman who embrace God's amazing vision for a healthy marriage. This 6-week session lays out an inspiring picture of God's vision for marriage that will change everything and will encourage you if your marriage is doing well.
Gatherings: Tuesday (weekly), 7:00am, Mountain West Connections Room
MEN ONLY |NO CHILDCARE
Leader:  Bobby Mink

Financial Groups

Small Business Owners Support Group 

Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners face a myriad of challenges as they try to grow their business, provide for their families and deal with the burdens of running their own business. We'll gather for devotion, prayer, support and to discuss ways of helping each other.
Gatherings: Wednesdays (weekly), 6:30 AM, Stone Mountain Chick-Fil-A  (Hwy 78)
EVERYONE WELCOME | NO CHILDCARE
Leader: Roy Leffew

What Does the Bible Say About Home Ownership? 

Cover the scriptures that show the wisdom of home ownership.  Learn what it takes to become a homeowner and how to care for the home you purchase, physically, financially and legally.  What is being a good neighbor?
Gatherings: Mondays (weekly), 7:00pm, Tucker
EVERYONE WELCOME |NO CHILDCARE
Leaders:  Arvelyn Lewis

Activity Groups

Landscaping and Gardening Club 

Got a green thumb? Join us as we spend time on Fridays beautifying our campus! All levels of gardening and landscaping
skills welcome!
Gatherings: Friday (weekly), 9:00am, Mountain West  
EVERYONE WELCOME | NO CHILDCARE                                            
Leader:  Deanna Doege  

Crafting Our Lives

We'll do crafts and fellowship together. We'll pick a different craft for each meeting. All are welcome from beginner to pro. We'll navigate through the fun, sticky messes together!
Gatherings: Saturdays (weekly), 3:00pm | LOCATION TBD
EVERYONE WELCOME |NO CHILDCARE
Leader:  Briana Craig

Spanish 101

Beginner Spanish class for those interested in learning common phrases and vocabulary. We will also be learning culture and customs of Latino countries.
Gatherings: Wednesdays (weekly), 7:00pm, Mountain West
EVERYONE WELCOME | CHILDCARE AVAILABLE
Leader:  Lisa Guerrero

Learning the Language of Music with Zack

Do you have an appreciation for music? Do you enjoy listening, singing, or playing an instrument but would love to have a deeper understanding of how music works? One of God’s greatest gifts to humanity isn’t as hard to grasp as you might think. Come with me as we explore the inner workings of music, learn the language of music, and gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for one of God’s most beautiful gifts.
Gatherings: Tuesdays (bi-weekly), 6:00pm, Mountain West
EVERYONE WELCOME | CHILDCARE AVAILABLE
Leader:  Zack Leffew

Caring for our Seniors 

Join us as we visit nursing homes in the Tucker area and share the love of God by spending time with our seniors. We will play games, host activities, and share in the life of some amazing people at our local nursing homes.
Gatherings: Saturday (bi-weekly), 10:30am, Tucker
EVERYONE WELCOME | NO CHILDCARE
Leader: Jimmy Roberson and Crystal Whitaker

Wednesday Evening - Connection Team Getting It Done

Interested in joining a fun group for fellowship while getting a variety of tasks done for not only our church members but also the community, this is the group for you!!
Gatherings: Wednesday (weekly), 7:00pm, Mountain West
EVERYONE WELCOME | CHILDCARE AVAILABLE
Leader: Heather Lovejoy

Not Singled Out 

Singleness is not a disease; it’s not the lesser option and it’s not second best. Many singles are often overlooked in our Christian culture; however, God places a high value on His singles and in Not Singled Out, we do too! Let’s make up our minds to live fully where we are and have fun during the journey! MEN and WOMEN from all stages (never married, divorced, widowed) are invited to connect with other singles to cultivate a relationship with God, form friendships, have deep discussions, build community, and attend fun outings around the city together!
Gatherings: Saturdays (bi-weekly), 11-12:30pm, Tucker
MEN AND WOMEN OVER 30 | NO CHILDCARE
Leader:  Kimberly Minter

Rock Painting 

It's simple: Paint a rock, hide a rock and someone will unexpectedly find your rock! This group is a great way to express your creativity and spread messages of God’s love all throughout your community.
Gatherings: Wednesday (weekly), 7:00pm, Mountain West
EVERYONE WELCOME | CHILDCARE AVAILABLE 
Leader:  Mary Susan Moore

Thursday Morning 

Want to gather with a great group of people that prepare our worship guides every week? Join our Worship Guide Folding Team and be surrounded with great conversation, prayer, and friendship.
Gatherings: Thursday (weekly), 10:00am, Mountain West
EVERYONE WELCOME |NO CHILDCARE
Leader:  Heather Lovejoy 

Board Games Group 

Join in the fun of some board and card games of all kinds like UNO, Scattergories, or Phase 10, or bring your own game and show us how to play. We will meet every other week for fellowship, fun, and a little friendly competition.
Gatherings: Wednesday (bi-weekly),10:30am, Mountain West
ALL SENIORS WELCOME | NO CHILDCARE AVAILABLE
Leader: Mary Susan Moore

Techies for Christ 

Techies for Christ: We will develop applications which are used to serve God's kingdom and carry out the Great Commission. All levels and experience are welcome. Whether you are (or are aspiring to become) a coder, graphic designer, project manager, tester, or any other kind of techie person, you're welcome to join in the fun!
Gatherings: Saturdays (weekly), 11:00am, TBD
EVERYONE WELCOME | NO CHILDCARE AVAILABLE
Leader:  Briana Craig

Homeless Care Packages 

We will come together to put together care packages to distribute to the homeless we encounter and remind them that God has not forgotten them. Our driving scripture is Proverbs 3:27 (NIV)
27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act.
Gatherings: Saturday (bi-weekly), 3:00-4:30pm, Lithonia
EVERYONE WELCOME | NO CHILDCARE AVAILABLE
Leader:  Erin White-Terrell

Literary Journeys 

Do you have a passion for writing or desire to evolve your writing skills? Are you feeling prompted to more formally draft your testimony, prayers, inspirational messages, or other literary work? Perhaps you're now ready to step into becoming a published author. Wherever you might be on your literary journey, join us as we take writing ideas from concept to reality...with our theme of "out of the mind, onto the paper and into the world."
Gatherings: Tuesday (weekly), 7:00pm, Mountain West
EVERYONE WELCOME | CHILDCARE AVAILABLE
Leader: Jill Simms

Experiencing God 

A modern classic that has sold millions of copies worldwide, Experiencing God is based on seven Scriptural realities that teach us how to develop a true relationship with the Creator.
Gatherings: Thursday (weekly), 7:00 pm, Lilburn
EVERYONE WELCOME | NO CHILDCARE AVAILABLE | $13 Book | Space for 8-10 people
Leader: De’Shonda Lucas

Sewing Basics 

It's not just sewing; it's fun, fellowship, creativity. Even if you've never sewn anything before, come join us. We’ll teach you how. Learn to sew by hand or machine and unleash your creativity. You'll be amazed at what you can make!!
Gatherings: Sunday (bi-weekly), 6:00pm, Stone Mountain
EVERYONE WELCOME | NO CHILDCARE
Leader: Dovlane Ferguson

Ils4Style 

During our time together, we will learn quality tips in the 32 billion dollar a year thrifting business. With over 20 years of thrifting experience, I’ve developed an eye for style (fashion, jewelry, home decor, and furnishings). I want to take you on a thrifting journey. We will build relationship while having fun through resourceful thrifting.
Gatherings: Saturday (monthly), TBD, Tucker
EVERYONE WELCOME | NO CHILDCARE
Leader: Itina McCuller

Penning Your Legacy 

This group is for anyone who wants to write a book or feels they have a book in them.
The hard part of writing a book isn’t getting published, it’s the actual writing. We will come together for a series of workshops to provide tools and techniques that will help formulate your story, get past writer's block, understand
e-publishing/self/ traditional publishing, and market your product. Planned speakers include published authors from multiple genres, publisher, life coach and marketing professional. Let this be the time to stop thinking about becoming an author and do it. Are you ready to reach one more?
We are also looking for experienced authors that want to mentor. Please reach out.
Gatherings: Saturdays (weekly), 10:00am, Tucker
EVERYONE WELCOME |NO CHILDCARE | $15 Workbook                   
Leader:  Audrey Lawrence-Ekwueme and Unyime Akpabio

MW Programmers Guild | 

Calling all developers! Let us offer a tenth of our talents to meet various church needs.  Requirements to come from full time staff.
Gatherings: As Need TBD, Mountain West
EVERYONE WELCOME | NO CHILDCARE AVAILABLE
Leader:  Will Berry

New Creation 

"New Creation" Christ centered 12 step recovery from alcoholism and/or drug addiction. Freedom from bondage through the 12-step practical spiritual program of action and by Jesus Christ. Please join us on this journey to and for redemption.
Gatherings: Tuesdays (weekly), 7:30-8:30pm, Mountain West
EVERYONE WELCOME | CHILDCARE AVAILABLE
Leader:  Chris Wert

Health & Fitness Groups

Dance Fit 

Enjoy getting fit through dance! This fun and energetic class will motivate you to live a healthy lifestyle. This class focuses on building relationships and becoming physically and spiritually fit.
Gatherings: Monday (7:00 pm) and Thursday (7:00pm), Mountain West
WOMEN ONLY | NO CHILDCARE AVAILABLE
Leader:  Trudy Richards

Women’s Hiking/Walking Group 

This hiking/walking group that will meet every other week and go to different trails each week. Most will be easy to moderate trails. We will meet at 8am and most hikes will be an hour but some longer.
Gatherings: Saturdays (bi-weekly), 8:00am, Mountain West
WOMEN ONLY | NO CHILDCARE AVAILABLE
Leader:  Heather Lovejoy

Horses Healing Humans

Learn about horses and how we can apply their wisdom to our everyday life.
Gatherings: Designated Saturdays, 10:00am| Loganville
(6 sessions | SPACE LIMITED)
WOMEN ONLY | NO CHILDCARE 
Leader: Rhonda Cofer

Girl Talk 

A women's group to discuss the issues that we face today. These days we are often so busy that we don't have a group of girlfriends to chat with. This group will give you the opportunity to celebrate success, hash out issues, and bounce ideas off like minded women.
Gatherings: Saturdays (bi-weekly), 10:30am, Stone Mountain 
WOMEN ONLY |NO CHILDCARE        
Leader:  Iris Lytes

Healing Strong 

This Healing Strong small group will educate, encourage and empower you on your healing or prevention journey with holistic education for body, mind and spirit. During our bi-weekly schedule we will explore topics that include nutrition and herbal supplements, detoxification, stress, physical activity, natural therapies, and the importance of sleep, breathing and meditation for healing and health. If you are interested in learning about different natural approaches so you can better own your own health, then this group will have something for you. While our lessons will be based on the national Healing Strong organization (www.healingstrong.org), our stories and support will come from one another.
Gatherings: Thursdays (bi-weekly), 5:45pm, Tucker
EVERYONE WELCOME | NO CHILDCARE AVAILABLE
Leader:  Susie McCarthy

Yoga 

Join us for yoga every other week here at the church. We will have a bit of community and then turn our focus to improving our mind and body through the practice of yoga. Classes will be for all with modifications throughout the class for different levels of practice. Yoga focuses our minds and our breathing to be in tune with our bodies, all while foundational yoga postures are practiced to align, strengthen, and promote flexibly in the body. Full body relaxation and balance are the goals, as we can work to extend our range of motion. No judgments, just practice make progress!
Gatherings: Wednesday (bi-weekly), 10:30am, Mountain West
EVERYONE WELCOME (16+) | NO CHILDCARE AVAILABLE
Leader: Alexis Nel

Grayson Groups

Grayson Campus Community Group

This is a group that meets together for dinner at Chesin and Rosey’s house. Everyone is welcome!
Gatherings: Thursday (bi-weekly), 7:00-8:30 pm, Lawrenceville (15 minutes away from Starling)
EVERYONE WELCOME | NO CHILDCARE AVAILABLE but bring your kids we don’t mind! Space is limited to 20 people
Leaders: Chesin and Rosey Kuriakose

Grayson Men’s Small Group

Are you a man seeking more who’s ready to go deeper in your walk with God? Want to be a better son to the Father, husband, father and leader? Well we are too! Join us as we learn, grow and share our hearts in this journey towards becoming and fulfilling our purpose as Men of God. Let’s be our brother’s keeper, and as iron sharpens iron, let’s join and sharpen each other.
Gatherings: Wednesday (weekly), 7:30pm, Grayson
MEN ONLY | NO CHILDCARE |Panera, Grayson/Snellville
Leader: Chesin Kuriakose

Grayson Outreach

Join our outreach team with your family! We will have weekly outreaches. Each week a different family will lead the outreach (each outreach will last 1 hour). Everyone is welcome!
Gatherings: Saturday (2 times a month), Grayson
EVERYONE WELCOME (bring your kids!)
Leader: Leah Clement

Small Groups Signup Form

Small groups help people grow in their faith and build community. Our groups take place throughout the week in different neighborhoods, so use this form to find a group that's right for you. We'd love to have you join us!

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