God didn’t intend for us to suffer his wrath but rather to possess salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we will live together with him. So continue encouraging each other and building each other up, just like you are doing already.
— 1 Thessalonians 5:9-11, CEB

We believe that God wants each of us to have a personal and evolving relationship with him. This relationship starts when we decided to follow Christ and continues our entire lives. A person needs to be strengthened in his or her walk with God in order to stand up to the pressures of the world. This is where Growth Groups come in. Our Groups help people grow in community and support one another during difficult times in life.


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Would you like more information about Growth Groups or how you can Connect? Contact the church office.

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8:15a Groups

WONDERERS: The Uniform Series

Leader: Bob Hollis
Time: 8:15a
Location: Taylor Hall Room 209
Duration: Ongoing

This is a quarterly curriculum published by Cokesbury. Adults move from a focus on the Word to reflection on personal, family, church, and community concerns. This group is made up of mature adults who support one another through whatever life throws their way. There is no need to sign up for this group.


9:30a Groups

Why in the Word?

Leader: Keith & Sallie Cutshaw
Time: 9:30a
Location: Taylor Hall Room 210
Duration: Ends August 20

Designed to be used in conjunction with the DVD study, this study guide will help you dig deeper into the teachings and apply what you have learned. In this four-session video Bible study, bestselling author and pastor Andy Stanley takes a closer look at one of the unique things Christians believe: God became one of us. Why in the world would God do that?

  • To Communicate and Demonstrate
  • Like Son, Like Father
  • Classless
  • Putting Religion in Its Place

SEEKERS: THE UNIFORM SERIES

Leader: Bob Hollis
Time: 9:30a
Location: Taylor Hall Room 209
Duration: Ongoing

This is a quarterly curriculum published by Cokesbury. Adults move from a focus on the Word to reflection on personal, family, church, and community concerns. This group is made up of mature adults who support one another through whatever life throws their way. There is no need to sign up for this group.


11:00a Groups

MERGE GROuP: 7 MINUTE SEMINARY

Time: 11:00a
Location: Taylor Hall Room 209
Duration: Ends August 27

Summer is filled with food, family, and fun. School is out and that means finding things to keep the kids busy. It doesn’t have to mean that you loose the time to stay connected with your church family and grow in your faith. 

Many times, people loose connection with small groups because of traveling and other activities, so four of our Sunday groups have come together to help support each other in throughout the craziness of the summer and still grow. Meet new people and continue your relationships this summer. 

The group will use Seedbed’s “7 Minute Seminary” series. Each week will be an independent topic so don’t worry if you miss a week. You can pick right back up like you’ve been there the whole time. You’ll watch a 7-8 minute video and then work through a discussion guide. The guide will be emailed out prior to group if you want to do some scripture reading before you come and pre-watch the video.


SIGNS OF LIFE: THE COMPARISON TRAP

Leader: Rick Koch & Debbie Hooks
Time: 11:00a
Location: Taylor Hall Room 203
Duration: Ends August 20

There’s no win in comparison. Let’s face it. Not a day goes by that you’re not tempted to glance to the left and to the right to see how you measure up to the people around you. But it doesn’t stop there, does it? You’re tempted to compare your children to other children, your spouse to other spouses!

It’s frustrating.

It’s exhausting.

It’s a TRAP!

In this 3-part series, Andy Stanley explores the difficult—but not impossible—challenge of escaping The Comparison Trap.


Our Wednesday night groups are taking a break for the summer. Check back in late August/early September for our new schedule of events!


Walk to Emmaus Women's ALUMNI Group

Leader: Glenda Cody
Time: 3rd Thursday at 11:30a
Location: Off Campus

This group of ladies gather once a month for fellowship and lunch of the Past Emmaus Participants. For more information and location, please fill out the form below:

 

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Entrusted - A Study of 2 Timothy by Beth Moore 

Leader: Glenda Cody
Time: Mondays at 6:15p
Location: Navarre Beach Regency Meeting Room

"We were never meant to take this journey of faith alone or in secret. God has entrusted us with the great and mighty gift of the gospel, something too precious and life-giving to keep to ourselves." 

This group will meet from August 14 through September 18.

CLICK HERE to register.


Making Room for Neighbors

Leader: Diana Mousseau
Time: Wednesday 12:00p - 2:00p
Location: The Den

Life in America is fast approaching warp speed; there’s so much to do and so little time! Families barely get to see one another—even dinner is often simply a matter of grabbing some food and eating on the run. Instead of us managing our lives, life seems to manage us.

Max Lucado & Randy Frazee believe that it’s time to change all that. MAKING ROOM FOR NEIGHBORS is a five part series designed to help Christians get back to the things that really count, like the importance of sitting around the dinner table together! By mindfully engaging with family, friends and neighbors—and ourselves (Making Room to Chill)—we live more deeply, minister more effectively and help to grow the body of Christ.

The curriculum is a catalyst to help Christian women intentionally go deeper and get more engaged in personal relationships with friends, family and neighbors, organized around five themes: 

  • Session One—Making Room for Life
  • Session Two—Making Room for Family
  • Session Three—Making Room for Neighbors
  • Session Four—Making Room to Chill
  • Session Five—Making Room for Service

Enjoy the rewards of the kind of relationship that Jesus modeled for us, a life of engagement with others that builds true community.

This group will meet from September 20 through October 25.

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Men's Breakfast: Stepping up

Leader: George & Keith
Time: 1 Saturday a Month at 6:30a
Location: Hildreth Hall

This group is for men, fathers and sons, to come together and grow in their faith.

As men, all of us face decisions in life that demand courage. Big or little, complex or straightforward, these choices—let’s call them battles—matter a great deal. One courageous choice leads to another; tomorrow’s integrity depends on today’s bravery.

In Stepping Up, Dennis Rainey identifies five stages of a man’s journey through life—boyhood, adolescence, manhood, mentor, and patriarch—and examines a man’s responsibilities at each step. Rainey calls men to seize the moment and take action, stepping up to responsibility and inspiring others in the process. It’s about embracing courage, rejecting passivity and cowardice.

Ultimately, you’ll be challenged to be the man on your battlefield.


Men's connectional breakfast

Leader: Dave Stimpson
Time: Every Thursday Morning at 6a
Location: Alphy's Family Restaurant

This is a great way to connect with other men from our church and community and enjoy an excellent breakfast! We meet once a week at Alphy's Family Restaurant at 6a.  We hope you will come out and enjoy this time together! For more information, please fill out the form below:

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Creating Space- Small Groups for Growth and Formation

Leader: Alan McBride                              Time: To Be Determined
Location: To Be Determined

It’s all about creating space! If you desire to experience Christ in your life more deeply, you and I have to create space and allow more room in our hearts and minds. Senior Minister, Alan McBride, is starting new small groups for women and men now in order to help us create space for Jesus to be more central in our lives. These groups will meet once a week for 45 minutes.

Brother Alan is offering groups at the following times, only the ones that have enough interest will be started.

Monday- 6:00 am, Tuesday- 7:00 am, Mid-day Wednesday at 12:00 noon, and Thursday at 7:00 pm.

Questions or more Info?  Please call Alan McBride at 251 747 3567 (mobile) or the church office.

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Young at Heart

Leader: Bettie Appelberg                    Time: 3rd Friday at 11:30a
Location: Off Campus

If you are 50+, you are welcome to join us! We meet on the 3rd Friday each month for lunch at a local restaurant. This is a great way to get acquainted with members of our church. For more information or to make reservations, please fill out the form below:

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Living Sober- AA

Leader: Dave Hicks                         Time: Friday at 8:00p
Location: Hildreth Hall

This is a Closed Meeting. These meetings are for addicts and/or alcoholics only. To attend a closed meeting just show up if you have a substance abuse problem. No invitation is needed. If this is your first meeting, we recommend arriving a few minutes early. Closed meetings are closed to those who are not addicts/alcoholics. For more information please contact Dave Hicks using the form below:

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