“You are Loved” Groups

We are preparing to launch our Groups for the spring unlike any we have done before. We are heading the call of the Lord to a “Revival of Love” by centering every group around acts of love. These “You are Loved” Groups will come together as groups no larger than 20-25 to share about their opportunities to love, to pray for one another, and lastly but most importantly to go love on others as a group. These “You are Loved” Groups will find small acts of kindness and love they can do. This can range from mowing a yard to preparing a meal, to washing a car and anything else the groups can imagine doing to say “You are Loved.”

If you are ready to step out and begin to love like never before then sign up to lead a group this Sunday. Get ready we are about to see God’s Spirit work through this body like never before as we obey His call to Love like never before.
Heart of “You are Loved” Groups
The heart of the “You are Loved” Groups comes from our call this year of the Lord. In 2021 the Lord has called us to love greater than anything else we do. Our world all the way down to our community is in need of something that can unify us and bring our hearts back to what the Lord calls us to do and be His Children. That thing is nothing short of the very identity of Christ, Love. We are called to a Revival greater than anything we have ever imagined. A “Revival of Love!” Pastor Josh has shared for four weeks on the heart of this call from God’s Word, only scratching the surface of what is fully in God’s Word.

This call to a “Revival of Love” is more than a service or a series of teaching, but something we must put into action. We want to hear and obey the voice of the Spirit by not only accepting this call individually and as families but in our church schedule and activities. We are heading the voice of the Spirit by enacting acts of love and kindness through the “You are Loved” cards and now the groups for our spring session.


Fall Connect Groups 2020

Are you ready to Connect with your church family this fall? Are you looking to connect with other believers? 
Get Connected by joining a Fall Connect Group. Join one or more. Here is a full list of our Fall Groups.



Bible Study: Corinthians and Revelation

Wednesday’s @ 7:00pm

Group Leaders: Daryl Weatherly and Charlotte Dollar

Charlotte and Daryl rotate teaching from Corinthians and then Revelation. You will enjoy the applicable guidance of Corinthians and what is to come and why God gave us Revelations. This group enjoys great teaching and an opportunity for questions and discussion at the pace of the group.


“Letters to the Church”

Wednesday’s @ 7:00pm

Group Leaders: Rick and Cindy Rowan

Sit with Pastor Francis Chan and be reminded that you are a part of something much bigger than yourself, something sacred. In his most powerful book yet, Chan digs deep into biblical truth, reflects on his own failures and dreams, and shares stories of ordinary people God is using to change the world.


Couples Group (Online Option if requested)

Wednesday’s @ 7:00pm

Group Leaders: Ronnie and Cynthia Stidham

Each week couples will gather to be encouraged in a short lesson and discussion about family, marriage, and life. Join other couples as we seek to connect to our spouse and live our faith out in all of life.


Refuge Youth Connect Groups

Wednesday’s @ 7:00pm

Have ever read your Bible and felt like there was more there than what you were getting? Have you wanted to dig a little deeper into Scripture but didn’t know where to start? Well, that is exactly what we are doing on Wednesday nights as we walk through Paul’s instructions to the church in 1st & 2nd Timothy. Join us as we hang out and study His Word together.


Online Women’s Group

Facebook Group with a Live on Monday’s 7:00 PM

Group Leader: Darlene Vice

This group is for women age 14 and up and we will be using a book by Jennie Allen entitled “Get Out of Your Head.“ This book helps us to examine toxic thoughts and other destructive thoughts that hold us captive, and teaches us how to submit our minds to Christ so that we are no longer victims, longer feel overwhelmed and helpless but empowered to make a difference in the kingdom of God. You can watch live or through the week and interact through the week as well.


Smashing Some Clay: Men’s Skeet Shooting

Thursday’s @ 6:00pm- Pavilion

Group Leader: Greg Stidham

Men join us for Smashing Some Clay. There will be a short devotion and then we will shoot some clay targets. 


BRAVE: High School Ladies

Tuesday’s @ 7:00pm at Cynthia’s Home

Group Leader: Cynthia Stidham

Join with other high school young ladies as we navigate these teen years and support each other. Sister Cynthia will guide the group through the book “Radiant” by Priscilla Shirer.


Golf Group

Sunday afternoons

Group Leader: Kenny Hallmark

Enjoy the fall weather playing golf and in fellowship. We are planning on playing on: October 4th, 18th, November 1st, 15th, and December 6th.


Fall Connect Group Sign-Up

It is Connect Group Time! We have all kind of Connect Groups to get involved in this fall. From on campus to off site you have ways to connect. You can join on a sign up sheet in the lobby today and next Sunday.
You can also go to our online Connect Group Central.You can read and learn more about each one from what they will be doing, how often they will meet. If you have any questions, please let us now. 


Calling Group Leaders-Fall 2020

Can you take prayer request? Or play a DVD?
If so you could be a Connect Group leader this fall! 
Connect Groups are our place to get together in small groups to share in life. Groups can gather a variety of ways and for a variety of things. There is no better time than right now to help our church family and others connect in small groups to share life. 
What and how do group leaders need to gather with their groups?
1) Meet weekly online (zoom or another format) 2) Meet in person or 3) a hybrid of the two (example: Meet weekly online and then monthly for an activity)
Do I need a book or material to do a study on to lead a group?
NO! While it is ok to use books or materials to do a study, it is not required. One of the most effective small groups we have known is one that had two simple objectives each time. One, they ask if anyone had a prayer need and then they prayed for each one. This lasted only a few minutes many times (and longer on occasion). Secondly, they shared “how has your life/week been so far?” Simply it was “Prayer and Share.” It does not hurt to have some food and maybe a simple activity (games or something to do if the sharing is limited). 
What are some activities I could do? 
  • We have had golf groups, hiking groups, prayer groups, and more.
  • You could do outreach or serving activities as a group for those in need.
  • You could do a book or Bible study. 
  • You could watch (online or in-person) a study taught by another teacher- DVD for example.
  • You could do a sermon discussion group. Discuss what God spoke to you in that week’s sermon, how you are applying it, and what questions you had. (This is a great group to become “doers of God’s Word .. not just hearers”)  
Please reach out to Pastor Josh with more questions, to sign up or to share an idea. Call his phone 205-935-3549 (ext. 103 and it will even ring his cell if he is out of the office) or email him at JLynn@OurCC.org 
You can be a group leader!!