Groups carry out the purpose of the church to connect people with God and others. Our groups are open to all and meet at a variety of times, days and places. All Groups have the essential elements of Acts 2:42-47: Community Building: Fellowship (sometimes involves food), prayer for and with each other, accountability and caring for each other. Bible Study: Studying applicable Bible Studies with the purpose of knowing Christ and making Christ known. Mission/Multiply: Outward focus of ministry and mission through projects to multiply believers, other groups and churches.

And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to the prayers.
Acts 2:42

9:00am Sunday Groups

Group
Leader
DescriptionRoom
Life Walk 40+
Mark Laxton
Friends in all walks of life that meet together to explore the Bible.5
Next Chapter B (50-60+)
Jim & Laura Moller
Adults that come together and explore the Bible during this season of life.6
Parents with Children
Angus & Natalie Thomas
Parents with elementary school-age children that seek to discover Biblical ways to strengthen their marriages and raise up their children God’s way. 10
Adults 45+
Doug Bedgood
Friends in all walks of life who in fellowship together explore the Bible, while learning to live out authentic Christian faith. 11

10:15am Sunday Groups

Group
Leader
DescriptionRoom
Senior Adults
Richard Tengstedt, Cal Vice, Joan Fowinkle
This is an amazing group of “Senior Adults” that have a heart for each other while connecting in Bible Study, fellowships and socials year-round. 4
Parents with Young Children
Jay Benoit, David Donaldson
A group of parents with children from pre-school to elementary school – age that have a desire to explore the Bible together and train up their children God’s way. 5
Next Chapter A (50-60+)
Fred & Terry Wilder
Adults that come together and explore the Bible as they seek to share each others’ victories and sometimes struggles during this season of life. 6
Married Couples
Jimmy & Amy McDonald
A group of married couples (all ages) with or without children that seek to discover biblical secrets for a successful marriage. This group looks at different studies throughout the year.10
Young Marrieds
John & Melissa Kling
For married couples with or without “little ones.” A great place to come and get to know other young couples as you fellowship, connect and explore God’s Word together! 12
Aktion Group
Gavin Boone, Debbie Wade
This group is made up of adults with “special abilities” that want to serve and improve their communities! They are people who are energetic and dedicated to a cause. 11
College Connection
Phillip & Christy Treadwell
A gathering of college students for conversation about relevant issues and biblical truth. 9
Young Professionals
Jeremy & Erin Rhodes
A gathering of young professionals for conversation about relevant issues and biblical truth. Begins August 128

11:30am Sunday Groups

Group
Leader
DescriptionRoom
Parents with Teens B
Brian & Sherri Winsett
A group of adults with teenagers who explore various Biblical studies together and seek to raise their teens God’s way in today’s culture. 4
Parents with Teens A
Marty Stubblefield, Bill Leonard
A groups of adults that have teenagers who explore the Bible and seek to “live out loud” their Christian faith in today’s culture. 4
Ethiopian Bible Study
Etefwork "Tatty" Yadete
Ethiopian Bible Study in Amharic. ye’ītiyop’iya k’wanik’wa memarīya mets’iḥāfi k’idusi. Prayer Room

4:00pm Sunday Group

Meets August 12, September 9, October 7, November 4, December 2
Group
Leader
DescriptionRoom
Salt & Light Prayer & Action Meeting
Barry Webster, Laura Forster, Joan Fowinkle
The Salt and Light Citizenship Ministry equips Christians to reclaim and preserve our Judeo-Christian heritage though responsible, biblically-based citizenship. 9

5:00pm Sunday Group

Group
Leader
DescriptionRoom
Women's Bible Study
Robin O'Donnell, Christy Treadwell
Inductive study of the book of 1st John. September 23-November 11, 2018112

9:00pm Monday Groups

Group
Leader
DescriptionRoom
The Life Ready Woman
Katrina McMillan
Online study for work-outside-the-home moms on setting godly priorities. Watch videos on your own through RightNow Media, then gather for an online discussion time through zoom.us. Welcome meeting and tech troubleshooting August 6. Online in your home

7:00pm Tuesday Groups

Group
Leader
DescriptionRoom
A Woman's Heart: God's Dwelling Place
Jennifer Hagenbuch
Spend some time with other women in a fun and inspiring environment each week learning more about the Old Testament tabernacle. Begins August 21 Found for Home at 3348 Mahan Drive

10:00am Wednesday Groups

Group
Leader
DescriptionRoom
Faithful Servants
Joan Fowinkle
Women who study God's Word with practical life applications. After Bible study, they all go out to lunch for fellowship. Prayer for and with each other is a priority. Begins September 12Home of Joan Fowinkle

6:30pm Wednesday Groups

Beginning August 15
Group
Leader
DescriptionRoom
I Don't Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist
Paul Reynolds, Barry Webster
Based on the book by Dr. Frank Turek. Does truth exist? Does God exist? Are miracles possible? Is the New Testament true? 5
Women's Bible Study- Acts 29
Chari Wester
For women of all ages. A look at discipleship, how we go about sharing our faith with others, and putting hands and feet into the Book of Acts, by exploring local missions within our own community!12
Deacon Leadership Training
Doug Bedgood
The Deacons will be in a special time of leadership training. Equipping our Deacons with doctrine and spiritual disciplines. 9
Walk Thru The Bible
Tommy Hendricks
Learn the Old & New Testament in a fun and creative way. Gain an understanding of the Big Picture of God's Story. It's not a class, not a typical seminar or a lecture. It's a one-of-a-kind, highly dynamic, memorable event that helps you understand God's Word.4
Men's Bible Study- Common Man: Uncommon Life
Will Coarsey
God created us to be courageous, honorable, and to fight with valor. We long for adventure, but somewhere along the way we’ve settled for less. It’s time to re-engage in the battle and embark on the incredible adventure God has in store for us.11
Experiencing God
Bill Denington
Through examination of biblical and contemporary illustrations, participants will understand and apply seven realities of experiencing God. Churches will be helped to better function as the body of Christ, as members understand how to experience God as a church. 8
Thrive (Marriage)
David & Pam Emmert
Whether your marriage is strong and healthy or you are struggling day to day, it’s always a great time to invest in your marriage. Join Pastor David and his wife Pam to explore communication, forgiveness, affection, intimacy and understanding what God desires in your marriage in this entertaining and powerful Wednesday night course! Limited spots available, please rsvp to jchesney@icelebration.org 6
Married Couples
Dan & Kara Murphy
Helping families understand their personal significance in God's great plan. 7
Prayer Team
Barbara Berry
Intimate setting of church family praying for the needs of our church, church family, city, state, country, current events, missionaries and more. Begins August 22. 10

9:30am Thursday Group

Group
Leader
DescriptionRoom
Joy in the Morning
Rachel Lynn
This is a group for all young moms. Come and connect with other moms that have a great time fellowshipping together, sharing and making new friendships while exploring a fresh, new Women’s Bible Study each quarter. Childcare provided. 6

7:00pm Thursday Groups

Group
Leader
DescriptionLocation
Engaged and Young Marrieds Home Group
Cody & Taylor Ann Short
As young couples begin their journey together it’s always a good idea to join with other couples to help you create your marriage the way God designed it. (no children) Begins August 16The Short Home

9:30am Friday Groups

Group
Leader
DescriptionLocation
MOPS- Mothers of Preschoolers
Melissa Donaldson
Mothers of Preschoolers is a ministry that helps moms of infants through kindergarteners connect while their children are cared for in a loving and safe environment. Begins September 7
Must RSVP for Childcare with Ruth Petty 491-3484
The Loft
Click here for a complete list of all groups available and more details on these groups!

Transformation Groups

One leader plus two to three others (same gender) who do a discipleship study together. T-Groups have multiplied rapidly and many of the new generation T-Groups need members. Please contact Pastor Doug at dbedgood@icelebration.org to find out more.

  • T1-Group: Continue to deepen your knowledge of how to live as a disciple and lead others to grow as a disciple. Study is based on Greg Ogden's book: Discipleship Essentials.
  • T2-Group: Join others in growing as biblical leaders. Study is based on Greg Ogden's book: Leadership Essentials.
  • T3-Group: Join others in growing in your God-given mission in this world. Study is based on Radical and Radical Together by David Platt.

Connect Groups

Various groups, large or small that meet on a regular basis to Connect people with God and others.

  • Bible Study: Seek to know the Bible through in-depth study and personal applications. Growing in Christlikeness means knowing and doing the Word.
  • Support: Provide a safe place for people to connect in dealing with life issues. Together they deal with common issues or hurdles in life with truth and principles based on God's Word.
  • Mission: Pursue a God given ministry objective (common cause, passion, burden) that has a kingdom impact.

RightNow Media

RightNow Media is a service that Celebration offers to our members and attenders free of charge. This "Netfilx for Bible Studies" offers videos for the whole family! Check out the clip below to learn more then CLICK HERE to register for your free account!