Connect Groups

Connect Groups have one, simple purpose: to bring people together. We believe God created us for connection with others and through those connections, we experience the full life He intends for us. We believe that as we can get real with people in safe environments, God uses those relationships to bring freedom in our life. (James 5:16) Sharing life through community is part of our design, but meaningful relationships aren’t always easy to find. That’s why Connect Groups exist—to make these life-changing relationships relevant and accessible to you.

Our Connect Groups follow a semester schedule: Two twelve week semesters in spring & fall, as well as 1 shorter semester in summer. Groups meet weekly during those times.

Our Spring Semester has launched and groups are meeting weekly until the week of May 2nd – 8th! Check out our directory below. You can filter based on your preferences and select the group that best fits you!

Name Day Time Type Area Campus
'Loving' Everybody Always - Gansons & Jana Friday Evening General Group Duluth
'Loving' Everybody Always - Gansons & Jana
Leader: Belinda Ganson

"Love isn't something we fall into; love is someone we become." Adults will gather to be encouraged by the book Everybody Always by Bob Goff. We will learn about love, learn to show love to those unlike us, challenge each other to love those that are difficult for us to love and encourage each other to show love always just as Jesus did. The book is not required reading but encouraged. Every 4 weeks we will have a game night and/or pot luck.

Please purchase "Everybody Always" by Bob Gofff - https://cutt.ly/3j7EUvZ

We will have free childcare!

Meets Fridays from 7:00pm - 9:00pm. Contact leader for address.

Duluth
General Group
Friday
Evening
Childcare Available
A Perfect Mess Book Study - Christel Wednesday Evening Womens Group Dacula
A Perfect Mess Book Study - Christel
Leader: Christel Ewing

We are so excited to be reading the book "A Perfect Mess" by Lisa Harper. With her witty humor, Lisa Harper brings truth from God's word. We will discover how God adores and transforms imperfect people. This study will bring hope to anyone who has ever felt like a perfect mess. We hope you'll join us on this journey!

Please purchase "A Perfect Mess" by Lisa Harper(we won't start reading until our 2nd meeting). https://cutt.ly/cj7WKnc

Meets Wednesdays at 7:00pm at Tradewind's Coffee - 2300 Liam Ave NE #200, Dacula, GA 30019

Dacula
Womens Group
Wednesday
Evening
A Wild Life - Brian Rudd Friday Evening Mens Group Lawrenceville
A Wild Life - Brian Rudd
Leader: Brian Rudd

Being a man does not come with a field guide and sometimes we ask "Am I doing it right?" The good news is God has something better. Join us as we take a virtual road trip into the mountains with John Eldridge, author of the best selling book Wild at Heart and four guys like you and I who are looking for answers to discover the wild life God has created for you to live.

Download the You Version Bible App and download "Wild Life" under the Plans section. All are free!

Meets 7:00pm on Fridays in Lawrenceville. Contact Leader for address.

Lawrenceville
Mens Group
Friday
Evening
Be the Bridge Study Group - Maggie & Nikki Tuesday Evening Womens Group Digital
Be the Bridge Study Group - Maggie & Nikki
Leader: Maggie Zeglevski

We are called to be united in Christ, and we know that true reconciliation must begin in the church. Ladies, join us Tuesday nights online as we go through the book 'Be The Bridge' and share our hearts and our stories, and as we learn to understand and be understood.

Please purchase Be the Bridge: Pursuing God's Heart for Racial Reconciliation https://cutt.ly/UjHH2fO

Meets Tuesdays from 8:00pm - 9:30pm! Contact Leader for link.

Digital
Womens Group
Tuesday
Evening
Become Your Most Masculine Self - Dave & Dave Saturday Morning Mens Group Digital
Become Your Most Masculine Self - Dave & Dave
Leader: Dave Hastings

The goal of this group is simple: to identify what a genuine man does - the virtues, the habits, the disciplines, the duties, the actions of true manhood - and then call men to do it.

Meets Saturdays at 9:00am online! Contact leader for link.

Digital
Mens Group
Saturday
Morning
Elijah Bible Study - Ps. Kim & Jan Wednesday Afternoon Womens Group Lawrenceville
Elijah Bible Study - Ps. Kim & Jan
Leader: Jan Overton

We are so excited to study Elijah, who emerged as the voice of unapologetic truth during a time of national crisis and moral decline. His ministry was marked by tenacious faith and holy fire - the same kind we need in order to remain steadfast in current culture. Join us for Priscilla Shirer's Bible Study on Elijah!

We will incorporate foundational information from Freedom Group into our Connect, so prior attendance of Freedom Group is required. Bring your lunch, and join us!

Please purchase "Elijah - Bible Book Study" by Priscilla Shirer - https://cutt.ly/6j7Yplv

Meets Wednesdays from 11:30 - 1:00pm in Lawrenceville. Contact leader for address.

Lawrenceville
Womens Group
Wednesday
Afternoon
Entrepreneur/Business Leader Connect - Dave & Bill Wednesday Evening Mens Group Lawrenceville
Entrepreneur/Business Leader Connect - Dave & Bill
Leader: David Roman

Looking forward to getting together with entrepreneurs, business leaders or anyone interested in becoming a business owner. We will share experiences as Christian business men and explore what the Bible says as it relates to Christian businesses.

Meets Wednesdays at 7:00PM at Cue BBQ in Lawrenceville - 755 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Rd, Lawrenceville, GA 30043

Lawrenceville
Mens Group
Wednesday
Evening
Fight Devotional for Men - Jon & Keith Tuesday Evening Mens Group Lawrenceville
Fight Devotional for Men - Jon & Keith
Leader: Jon Wainscott

This group is for all Men, married or single, any age. We will be covering Craig Groeschel's Fight Devotional For Men. If you seek fellowship, community, and brotherhood then this group is for you!

Please download the free YouVersion app!

Meets Tuesdays at 7:00pm at Burger Fi - 938 Duluth Hwy Lawrenceville, GA 30043.

Lawrenceville
Mens Group
Tuesday
Evening
Going Deeper Into Freedom - Annie & Nila Sunday Afternoon Womens Group Lawrenceville
Going Deeper Into Freedom - Annie & Nila
Leader: Annie Spell

Join us as we walk into deeper healing together, finding hope, help, health and Full Life in God's Word and through this book! Please purchase Courage to be Healed and start reading- we will cover each chapter over 2 weeks so there will be time to really dig in to what God wants for OUR lives! We can't wait to do life with YOU!

Please purchase "Courage to be Healed" by Mark Rutland - https://cutt.ly/aj7JgGM

Meets Sundays at 1:00pm at Cue BBQ - 755 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Rd, Lawrenceville, GA 30043

Lawrenceville
Womens Group
Sunday
Afternoon
Going Deeper with Jesus - Shacklefords & Aliffs Wednesday Evening General Group Hybrid - Digital + Suwanee
Going Deeper with Jesus - Shacklefords & Aliffs
Leader: Sarah Shackleford

This is a discipleship group aimed to move you from the shallow to the deep in your walk with Jesus. We will use David Campbell's book, No Diving, to discuss how we can deepen our relationship with Christ.

If you want to go deeper in your walk with Christ by taking practical, everyday steps - this is the group for you!

We would love to see you Wednesday evenings either in-person or online. As a community, we will walk away with a greater understanding of how God can work in our day-to-day lives.

Please purchase 'No Diving' book by David Campbell for $15 on Amazon - https://amzn.to/36L7QGW

Childcare is available for $5 per child / $10 max per family. Email us for more info!

Hybrid - Digital + Suwanee
General Group
Wednesday
Evening
Childcare Available
High School Girls - Samantha & Hanna Tuesday Evening Student Group Dacula
High School Girls - Samantha & Hanna
Leader: Samantha Rahmeyer

The high school girls connect group is a social, discussion-based group that will support, encourage, and strengthen students through Bible-based guidance and prayerful meetings. We will be alternating having fun movie nights, baking nights, game nights and bible studies! We hope you can join us! At this time, masks are required for student groups.

Meets Tuesday nights at 7:00pm in Dacula! Contact leader for address.

Dacula
Student Group
Tuesday
Evening
High School Guys Connect - Sandeep & Phil Monday Evening Student Group Suwanee
High School Guys Connect - Sandeep & Phil
Leader: Sandeep David

We are pumped for another amazing semester of High School Boys Connect Group! This group is all about how iron sharpens iron and discussing how to navigate life as a Christian High School boy in 2021. At this time, masks are required for student groups.

Meets Mondays nights from 7:00pm - 8:30pm in Suwanee. Contact leader for address.

Suwanee
Student Group
Monday
Evening
Intercessory Prayer Connect - Annie & John Saturday Morning General Group At the Church
Intercessory Prayer Connect - Annie & John
Leader: Annie Spell

For anyone who loves to pray for others, for the church, for vision for our future & our pastors/departments. We meet for 1 hour EVERY Saturday all year to lift up this nation, our church and its members to God for favor and His blessings. Please join us as you can, we would love to have YOU!

Meets Saturdays at 10:00AM at C3 Church. We walk around the outside of the building and practice social distancing guidelines!

At the Church
General Group
Saturday
Morning
Johnston's Faith and Fellowship - Tom & Linda Thursday Morning General Group Lawrenceville
Johnston's Faith and Fellowship - Tom & Linda
Leader: Linda Johnston

We are continuing our focus of exploring the Bible, prayer, and fellowship. We've enjoyed tremendous growth through pursuing the three! We invite you to join us in seeking God and strengthening our relationships with Him and one another! All are welcome. We are inspired by intergenerational involvement. We all have something to give and receive. Don't be shy!!!!

Meet Thursdays at 10:00am! Contact Leader for address.

Lawrenceville
General Group
Thursday
Morning
Kingdom Leadership - Salethia James Tuesday Evening General Group Digital
Kingdom Leadership - Salethia James
Leader: Salethia James

There is a LEADER in YOU! Whether you are a leader in your home, leader with your kids, leader in the work place, or desiring to be a leader, God desires that we develop and/ or come back to a place of Godly Kingdom Leadership! During this Connect Group, we will focus on developing and recommitting to a Godly and firm foundation of Kingdom Leadership, understand and gain a clear understanding of what God expects from called leaders, identify the gifting, burden, and calling on our lives for Kingdom Leadership, take a self- examination of our very own leadership styles as it relates to the regions, area, or territory that God has placed us in, develop spiritual disciplines and requirements to be an effective leader in and for The Kingdom, and learn how to effectively develop Kingdom leaders in our influence!

Please purchase "Developing the Leader Within You" by John Maxwell - https://cutt.ly/Jj6Hzlj

Meets Tuesdays at 7:00pm online. Contact leader for link.

Digital
General Group
Tuesday
Evening
Marriage Connect- Gnanakan & Crumbley Tuesday Evening General Group Hybrid - Digital + Dacula
Marriage Connect- Gnanakan & Crumbley
Leader: Sandeep Gnanakan

We are so excited to dive into the book "Sacred Marriage" by Gary Thomas together! We will read a new chapter each week and meet to talk about it so that we can build strong marriages together. We will meet in person and on zoom throughout this semester (switching weekly). We hope you join us on this journey to finding holiness within our marriages!

Please purchase Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas. https://cutt.ly/ijNfw2U

Childcare will be provided at $5 per family.

Meets Tuesday nights at 5:30pm! Contact leader for address and link!

Hybrid - Digital + Dacula
General Group
Tuesday
Evening
Childcare Available
Men's Gun Range Connect - Glenn & Josh Thursday Evening Mens Group Buford
Men's Gun Range Connect - Glenn & Josh
Leader: Glenn Ewing

The range is open and we are looking forward to getting back to it this semester! At every meeting we will gather up, discuss a Bible passage or verse and how to apply it to our lives, then hit the range.

You'll need a firearm, eye & ear protection (or be prepared to rent). You'll also need ammo (or be prepared to buy). We usually have an optional opportunity to hang out afterward & grab some food if guys are available. We hope that you will join us!

Meets Thursday night at 6:30pm at Georgia Gun Club - 1951 Braselton Hwy, Buford, GA 30519

Buford
Mens Group
Thursday
Evening
Middle School Girls - Allie & Kimberlyn Monday Evening Student Group Dacula
Middle School Girls - Allie & Kimberlyn
Leader: Allie Brock

If you're a middle school girl, we'd love to have you at Connect Group! We will be having tons of fun, snacks and some great discussion time. We will be doing some bible plans throughout the week on YouVersion, so download that before you come! https://www.youversion.com/the-bible-app/ Looking forward to hanging out with you every week! At this time, masks are required for student groups.

We will meet Mondays from 6:30pm - 8:00pm in Dacula. Contact Leader for address.

Dacula
Student Group
Monday
Evening
Middle School Guys - Parker, Blake & William Monday Evening Student Group Lawrenceville
Middle School Guys - Parker, Blake & William
Leader: John Foshee

Join Parker, Will and Blake for hang time, movie nights, game nights and more! This semester, we believe that our students will walk away inspired & equipped every week! At this time, masks are required for student groups.

Meets Mondays at 6:30PM in Lawrenceville. Contact Leader for address.

Lawrenceville
Student Group
Monday
Evening
Mom Squad- Cassie & Natasha Monday Evening Womens Group Digital
Mom Squad- Cassie & Natasha
Leader: Cassie Mullikin

Calling all Moms! This spring we will be meeting digitally as we read through Liturgy of the Ordinary by Tish Harrison Warren. We cannot wait to hang out, play some fun online games, and talk about life as moms and how we can seek holiness and Godliness in our everyday.

Please purchase Liturgy of the Ordinary" by Tish Harrison Warren https://cutt.ly/ijC9q32

Meets online Monday nights at 8:30pm. Contact leader for link.

Digital
Womens Group
Monday
Evening
Mom's Play Date - Rameka & Kenice Tuesday Morning Womens Group Dacula
Mom's Play Date - Rameka & Kenice
Leader: Rameka Summers

We can't wait for you and your little ones to join us for a play date! We will gather every Tuesday where we will support & encourage each other as we go through this journey of motherhood together! Light snacks will be provided, but feel free to bring your own! Can't wait for you and yours to become apart of our community!

Meets Tuesdays at 10:00am! Contact leader for address.

Dacula
Womens Group
Tuesday
Morning
Childcare Available
Moms Connect - Natalie Mendoza Tuesday Evening Womens Group Digital
Moms Connect - Natalie Mendoza
Leader: Natalie Mendoza

All ladies are welcome as we talk about life, motherhood, church and more! From games to chit chat, let's do life together, virtually!

Meets Tuesdays at 7:00pm online. Contact leader for link.

Digital
Womens Group
Tuesday
Evening
Prayer & Bible - John & Marla Rogers Saturday Evening General Group Hybrid - Digital + Buford
Prayer & Bible - John & Marla Rogers
Leader: John Rogers

We are a prayer focused group, dedicated to lifting each other up in prayer and discussing practical living principles from the Bible. We hope you can join us! We will have free childcare!

Meets on Saturdays at 5:00PM in Buford. Contact Leader for link and address.

Hybrid - Digital + Buford
General Group
Saturday
Evening
Childcare Available
She Reads Truth - Jennifer & Gina Sunday Evening Womens Group Digital
She Reads Truth - Jennifer & Gina
Leader: Jennifer Rakowiecki

We invite women of all ages to join us on Zoom, wrap your hands around a warm mug of coffee or tea, and dive into discussion about the current She Reads Truth study plan. She Reads Truth is a community that invites women to be in God's word every day through curated Bible plans. This Spring semester, we will study the books of Joshua, Mark, and 1 & 2 Thessalonians. There are many options for following along with the SRT studies: the SRT website (free), the SRT app (free with in-app purchase of study plans), or the beautiful study books ($24 each). Every plan includes daily devotions, daily scripture images, and a weekly Podcast episode. Join us!

Meets Sundays at 8:00pm online! Contact leader for link.

Digital
Womens Group
Sunday
Evening
Sports Connect - Parker & Blake Sunday Afternoon Mens Group Dacula
Sports Connect - Parker & Blake
Leader: Parker Kane

Join us each Sunday while we play some competitive sports! Anything from football to volleyball and more!

Meets Sundays at 3:30pm at Duncan Creek Park. Contact leader for exact location.

Dacula
Mens Group
Sunday
Afternoon
The Gift of Being Yourself - Don, Ed & Dave Friday Morning Mens Group Suwanee
The Gift of Being Yourself - Don, Ed & Dave
Leader: Ed Weir

Come enjoy fellowship, relationships, sometimes food, maybe outdoor activity, and prayer with other men in what the book calls: The Sacred Call to Self Discovery. "Being yourself would not make any spiritual sense if your uniqueness was not of immense value to God."

Please purchase "The Gift of Being Yourself" by David G. Benner https://cutt.ly/ojUJ6cF

Meets Fridays at 8:00am in Suwanee, GA. Contact Leader for address!

Suwanee
Mens Group
Friday
Morning
Think and Grow Rich - Jordan & Ben Monday Evening Mens Group Hybrid-Digital + Lawrenceville
Think and Grow Rich - Jordan & Ben
Leader: Jordan Mendoza

Come join us as we learn to think and grow rich in all aspects of our life. We will be diving into to the amazing Book called Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. Come join us!

Please purchase "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill - https://cutt.ly/CkuhmgC

Meets Mondays at 7:00pm digitally and in person. Contact leader for link and address!

Hybrid-Digital + Lawrenceville
Mens Group
Monday
Evening
Twelve Women of the Bible - Leslie/Peggy Monday Evening Womens Group Digital
Twelve Women of the Bible - Leslie/Peggy
Leader: Peggy Weir

We are so excited to explore God's created purpose for women using the study guide Twelve Women of the Bible. We'll learn about the triumphs and failures of Eve, Mary Magdalene, Rebekah and others as we draw near to God's Word. We hope you'll join us every Monday evening at 7:00 as we apply Biblical lessons to our modern-day struggles.

Please Purchase: Twelve Women of the Bible by Sherry Harney https://cutt.ly/EjUKl2l

Meets Mondays at 7:00pm on Zoom. Contact Leader for link.

Digital
Womens Group
Monday
Evening
Walking with Jesus - Barbara & Chuck Wednesday Afternoon General Group Lawrenceville
Walking with Jesus - Barbara & Chuck
Leader: Barbara Damren

Come walk with us at some of Gwinnett County's most beautiful, award winning parks. All are welcome from moms pushing babies in strollers to adults of all ages. Friendship, fresh air, encouragement, and exercise. Hope you can join us. Masks and social distancing as needed.

We will be meeting Wednesdays at 2:00pm at various local parks. Contact leader for location.

Lawrenceville
General Group
Wednesday
Afternoon
Wild Life-Start Really Living-Ps. Eric & Francisco Monday Evening Mens Group Hybrid-Digital + Lawrenceville
Wild Life-Start Really Living-Ps. Eric & Francisco
Leader: Eric Tymchuk

The Bible says that Jesus came to give us life and life to the FULL (John 10:10). The truth is many of us men are wondering if we are on that path. We pour our lives into our careers and do our best to provide for our families. Ultimately, this can lead to and result in more stress and anxiety! Sometimes it seems like that cycle might never end! Surely there is more to living than this! Join this group of men as we explore what it means to live the full life that Jesus promised Together, we're going to discover what it means to START REALLY LIVING!

Please download Wild Life - Start Really Living (Found on the YouVersion Bible App)

Meets Mondays at 7:00pm online and in person at Boulder Creek Coffeehouse - 233 E Crogan St, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. Contact leader for link and schedule!

Hybrid-Digital + Lawrenceville
Mens Group
Monday
Evening
Wives Praying - Belinda Ganson & Jenn Leo Tuesday Morning Womens Group Digital
Wives Praying - Belinda Ganson & Jenn Leo
Leader: Belinda Ganson

Wives will connect via Zoom to ignite the spiritual power of praying for our husbands and marriages! Each week our prayers will focus on a specific topic. Zoom calls will last approximately 30-40 mins. Let's pray, ladies!

Meets Tuesdays at 9:30am. Contact leader for link.

Digital
Womens Group
Tuesday
Morning
Women of Faith - Pam & Katie Tuesday Evening Womens Group Digital
Women of Faith - Pam & Katie
Leader: Pam Smith

This semester we will be studying Lysa TerKeurst's newest book, "Forgiving What You Can't Forget". Lysa shares her own deeply personal journey with forgiveness and what the Bible has to say about letting go of resentment and finding peace. Each week we will read a few chapters and discuss them during our time together. We hope you will join us on Tuesday evenings as we dig deeper into God's word, and develop meaningful relationships that will help us grow personally and spiritually. The posture of our heart determines the directions of our steps, and when we take time to invite God in, we walk away refreshed and encouraged.

Please purchase "Forgiving What You Can't Forget" by Lysa TerKeurst - https://cutt.ly/Oj7RWEI

Meets Tuesdays at 7:00pm online. Contact leader for link.

Digital
Womens Group
Tuesday
Evening
Women's Social Group 50+ - Suzanne, Holly & Pat Thursday Evening Womens Group Lawrenceville
Women's Social Group 50+ - Suzanne, Holly & Pat
Leader: Suzanne Troendly

Come join other ladies 50+ on Thursday night for an opportunity to make new friends, have some fun, and be encouraged. We love to talk, and share what God is doing in our life. I hope you can join us!

Meets Thursdays at 6:30pm at Cue BBQ in Lawrenceville - 755 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Rd, Lawrenceville, GA 30043

Lawrenceville
Womens Group
Thursday
Evening
Womens Daily Hope Connect Group - Penni Sunday Evening Womens Group Digital
Womens Daily Hope Connect Group - Penni
Leader: Penni Hastings

Join us each week for a 1.5 hour zoom meeting, chatting about what God is speaking to each of us through Rick Warren's life transforming 'Daily Hope' emails.

Here is the link to sign up for these daily devotionals (5 min read per day): https://pastorrick.com/devotional/sign-up/

This group meets Sunday nights at 7pm digitally. Contact leader for link!

Digital
Womens Group
Sunday
Evening
Womens Worship, Prayer & Praise 101 - Kim & Gwen Wednesday Evening Womens Group Lawrenceville
Womens Worship, Prayer & Praise 101 - Kim & Gwen
Leader: Kim Malooley

This group will be a prayer based group. Each week, we will fellowship and start with praise and worship. We will enter in a topical prayer of the week and start calling on heaven. This group is for anyone who wants to start to pray, engage more in prayer, or who has a calling of prayer on their life. All women are welcome!!

Meets Wednesdays at 7:00pm. Contact leader for address.

Lawrenceville
Womens Group
Wednesday
Evening
Young Adults - Sanjay & Bridgette Tuesday Evening General Group Lawrenceville
Young Adults - Sanjay & Bridgette
Leader: Sanjay David

Our vision is to create an authentic community built on meaningful relationships for the Young Adults in Gwinnett County to experience full life in Jesus.

Come join us as we bring out our competitiveness during game nights, share meals during community nights, sing our hearts out during worship nights and grow while challenging each other!

Meets on Tuesday nights at 7:00PM in Lawrenceville. Contact Leader for link.

Lawrenceville
General Group
Tuesday
Evening
Young Couples Connect - Matt & Lisa Cockerham Friday Evening General Group Lawrenceville
Young Couples Connect - Matt & Lisa Cockerham
Leader: Matt Cockerham

If you are passionate about connection, having fun with friends, prayer, and happen to be a couple (dating, engaged, or married), then this group is for you. We would love for you to come join us!

Meets Fridays from 7:00pm - 9:00pm! Contact leader for address.

Lawrenceville
General Group
Friday
Evening
Youth Online Squad - John Foshee Tuesday Evening Student Group Digital
Youth Online Squad - John Foshee
Leader: John Foshee

Inviting all teens to join our online youth squad every Tuesday night at 8pm on Zoom. At every meeting, we will play fun games followed by a topic discussion. We hope that you will join us this connect semester!

We will be meeting digitally, so contact leader for link!

Digital
Student Group
Tuesday
Evening