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We were never meant to make disciples alone! 

The best environment for us to learn about Jesus, to worship Jesus, to obey Jesus, to be changed by Jesus is in community with others who love and follow Jesus!


We desire to invite others into our working, playing, eating, and living so that they can see and hear the good of Jesus at work in our lives.

We desire to make disciples of Jesus TOGETHER in gospel community.

We desire to see our city transformed into the likeness of Jesus Christ as an outpouring of our lives lived in community and on mission .

 
 

Family

A Christian life is lived in community.  Being baptized into the Father gives us the identity of family.

Jesus called His disciples to follow Him together.  He prayed in John 17 that they would be unified, working together, as they embarked on the mission He would give them.

We don’t live life alone. These are places of honest study and open discussion of Scripture (John 8:31-32; 1 Timothy 4:6) and joyful fellowship for God’s glory and our joy (Acts 2:42; 1 Thessalonians 5:11).

Servants

Groups are where we gather to know others and to be known. Being baptized into the Son (our King) gives us an identity of servants.

They are spaces for earnest prayer for each other and the world around us (James 5:16; 1 Timothy 2:1-2),  and genuine care for each other’s needs (Galatians 6:2; Romans 12:9-16).

Missionaries

Groups give us the space to proclaim the gospel to our city, our neighbors as a group of disciple-makers.Being baptized into the Holy Spirit gives us the identity of missionaries. 

It's in Groups that we receive strategic equipping for the mission God has given us to make disciples who make disciples (Matthew 28:18-20; Colossians 1:28; Acts 28:31).

 

 


Group Leaders

OPEN GROUPS

 Young Life Missional Community   Wednesdays @ 6:30pm    Missional Focus: Young Life

Young Life Missional Community

Wednesdays @ 6:30pm

Missional Focus: Young Life

Curt and Shanna Scott

Wednesdays @ 6:30pm

 Preston and Rachel Rish   Wednesdays @ 6:30pm    Missional Focus: The Anchorage

Preston and Rachel Rish

Wednesdays @ 6:30pm

Missional Focus: The Anchorage

 ABLE Missional Community  Wednesdays  @ 6:15pm    Missional Focus: People with disabilities and their caregivers.

ABLE Missional Community

Wednesdays @ 6:15pm

Missional Focus: People with disabilities and their caregivers.

 Scott and Ginger Piper   Wednesdays @ 6:30pm    Missional Focus: Turner Job Corp

Scott and Ginger Piper

Wednesdays @ 6:30pm

Missional Focus: Turner Job Corp

 Brian and Jackie Johnson   Sundays @ 5:30pm

Brian and Jackie Johnson

Sundays @ 5:30pm

 Anthony and Sarah Johnson   Wednesdays @ 6:30pm

Anthony and Sarah Johnson

Wednesdays @ 6:30pm

 Fred and Juana Smith   Tuesdays @ 6:30pm    Missional Focus: People learning English as a Second Language

Fred and Juana Smith

Tuesdays @ 6:30pm

Missional Focus: People learning English as a Second Language

 Cheryle Barnes and Mark Peak   Sundays @ 5:30pm

Cheryle Barnes and Mark Peak

Sundays @ 5:30pm

Open Group Not Pictured:

Bennie and Mandy Waters -  Sundays @ 6:30pm

FULL GROUPS

 Keith and Lindsey Pool

Keith and Lindsey Pool

 Matthew and Ashley Lawson

Matthew and Ashley Lawson

 Brandon and Alyssa Bryan   Missional Focus:   Youth

Brandon and Alyssa Bryan

Missional Focus:

Youth

 Sandra Bryan

Sandra Bryan

 
 
 
 

Where do Groups meet?

Each Group meets in a different home throughout the city.

 

What can I expect my first time visiting a Group?

Typically, Groups open with fellowship and then move into a time of discussion based on the sermon series from Sunday mornings or a study the group is working through. You are welcome to share if you feel comfortable!

 

Why are some Groups no longer available?

We like to keep our Groups small because we believe they foster an easier space in which to open up and share honestly with one another. We value spaces where everyone can be known and cared for. Once a group reaches it's capacity, we will close it to more members for the health of the group. 

 

Is there childcare available?

Most groups have childcare in their homes for Group members' children. There are a few exceptions so if you need childcare please note that in your sign up form and we will work with your group request

 

I still have questions. Who can I talk to?

Please email nextsteps@greenbriarchurch.net or call our church office at 229-405-1843 if you still have questions!