Life Groups

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It’s God’s desire for us to live together in community so that we may grow in our relationship with Jesus Christ and others. At fellowship, we have the opportunity for connection through our Life Groups. There are four types of Life Groups here and each has a specific focus to meet your need for spiritual growth and encouragement.


Sign up today! Winter Life Groups begin January 20th!


Four Types of Life Groups

Community Groups

Thursday Morning Men’s Group

Room F5

Thursdays | 9am

Led by Pastor Mike – This group meets on campus and centers on a discussion of Pastor Mike’s Sunday morning sermon.


33541 Area

Thursdays | 6:30 pm

Led by Jeff and Cherie Peterson – This group meets in Zephyrhills and centers on a discussion of Pastor Mike’s Sunday morning sermon.

Plant City/Thonotosassa

33565 Area

Thursdays | 6:30 pm

Group Led – This group meets in Plant City and centers on a discussion of Pastor Mike’s Sunday morning sermon.

Beson Group

Portable E3

Sundays | 11:00 am

Led by brothers Beau Beson and Ben Beson – This group for couples meets on campus and centers on a discussion of Pastor Mike’s Sunday morning sermon.


33578 Area

Thursdays | 6:30 pm

Led by Milton and Debbie Smith – This group meets in Riverview and centers on a discussion of Pastor Mike’s Sunday morning sermon.


33527 Area

Tuesdays | 6:30 pm

Led by Hal and Debbie Bovie – This group meets in Dover and centers on a discussion of Pastor Mike’s Sunday morning sermon.

The Bridge Young Adults (under 30)

Portable F4

Wednesdays | 7pm

Led by Steve and Traci Berens – Biblical discussions of various subjects driven by the interests of the group.

Study Groups


Portable E3

Sundays | 9:30am

Led by Ryan Smith – Prayer in the Bible – Examining examples of prayer given in God’s Word to study, apply, enrich and bless our own time with our Lord in prayer.

J.O.Y. Seniors

Fellowship Hall

Sundays | 9:30am

Led by Pastor David Spencer – Instructions for Ministry: A Walk through 1st Timothy – Join us as we walk through the Apostle Paul's first letter to his son in the faith, Timothy. This is an exciting and practical study about ministry, the Church, and every day Christian living.


Room F2

Sundays | 9:30am

Led by Ron Bowe – Biblical Answers to Today’s Social Issues – Our culture has redefined what the Bible has already defined. Let’s look at what the Word of God says about: abortion, homosexuality, transgenderism, and same-sex marriage.

The Bridge Young Adults (under 30)

Portable E4

Sundays | 9:30am

Led by Steve Berens - A Chronological Study of the Four Gospels – This study will take a look at each recorded event and place it on a single timeline. This will improve our overall knowledge of Scripture while growing personally closer to Christ.

Women of Faith

Room F5

Sundays | 9:30am

Led by Cheryl Grover and Kaylynn Schmidt – Woman of Faith through the Years – Join us as we take a look at the lives of various Christian women through the years. Each week we will study the biography of a different woman of faith in a different time period. Whether they lived during Bible times, the 19th century, or are still alive today, these women's lives can provide us with valuable insight as we take a closer look at their imperfect journeys.

Women’s Connection

Room A8

Sundays | 11am

Led by Vicky Jones & Graceanne Williams – Gifts of the Spirit – Join us as we take an in-depth look at spiritual gifts and how they are used in the church and community.


Room F2

Sundays | 11am

Led by Marty and Lisa Harrell – I Never Thought I’d See the Day – A video driven study by David Jeremiah that examines changes in our world and a Biblical evaluation of them.

Jubilant Hearts

Room F5

Sundays | 11am

Led by Lilan Starford and Selena Keever – Expository Study of the Book of Romans – A study that will focus on searching the Book of Romans to Become a Better Christian. This group of ladies is interested in learning what the Bible says and fellowshipping with each other.

Men’s Bible Fellowship

Room A7

Sundays | 11am

Led by Alan Knight –A Study of the First, Second, and Third Books of John – This study is an emphasis on God’s great love, loving believers, and fellowship with one another.

Common Ground

Room F4

Sundays | 11am

Led by Gene Bullington –  Foundations of Our Faith –  This study will explore why we believe what we believe. It will cover such topics as: Is the Bible entirely true? Should we take it literally? Is man different from the rest of the animals?  If so, how so? What is “Salvation”?  How do I know if I am truly saved? What does it mean to be part of the “elect”? What is a “New Testament Church”? What is meant by “The Kingdom of God”? And many other topics associated with our beliefs.

Support Groups

Financial Peace

Room F5

Sundays | 6pm

Beginning February 10th

Led by John Hodgkinson – A focus on financial freedom taught on Video by America's most trusted financial guru, Dave Ramsey. This group will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and much more!


Room A7

Sundays | 5:45pm

Led by Kay Frink and Vicki Roach – GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

Food for Thought

Room F1

Wednesdays | 7pm

Led by Marti Barthauer – Biblical Health Stewardship – This class takes a look at healthy eating on a budget, the role of vitamins and minerals in the body, along with common toxins and the 4 bad foods, and what the Bible says about these things.

Abortion Recovery

Tuesdays | 7pm

Led by Cherie Peterson – Abortion Recovery helps individuals overcome the emotional trauma and spiritual issues experienced after an abortion. To sign up confidentially, please call Cherie Peterson at 813-778-7047.


(Mothers of Preschoolers)

Room F3

1st Wednesday of Each Month | 7pm

Led by Kristin Riley – Gathering moms with the simple but revolutionary idea that remarkable things happen when moms come together.  So, whether you are a soon-to-be mom, first-time mom, seventh-time mom, an adoptive mom, foster mom, stepmom or any other type of mom, you are welcome here.

Discipleship Groups

Discipleship Groups

Fellowship Hall

Sundays | 11am

Led by Pastor David Spencer and a team of dedicated believers – You will learn what it means to be a devoted follower of Jesus Christ.  Whether you have recently trusted Christ or have been a believer for a long time, it is God’s desire for you to grow in your knowledge and relationship with Him.  In a Next Steps Discipleship Group, you will learn how to better understand the Bible, develop the necessary habits for continued spiritual growth, and understand what having a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ is truly all about.

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