Community Groups

The best spiritual training happens in the context of community groups with other believers in Jesus. Each community group revolves around the Word of God, a meal, and friendship. To sign up for a group or find out more information, please email the community group leader of the group that you are interested in. We also host trainings on a regular basis for those who want to lead their own group. Keep your eye on the calendar for the next training.

Open Groups

Young Families (Family-friendly)

Aaron and Megan Gatzke, lovetheheartland12@gmail.com
Friday, evening, June 2022 – May 2023
Zip: 80925
Our group for young families is designed for newly married couples and couples with children. Everyone is welcome and we have two teen daughters available to babysit while we meet. Our vision is to be a place for fellowship and discussion of meaningful life issues in a Holy Spirit-led, practical way.

Kingdom Fellowship (Family-friendly)

Vernon Zimmerman, 2vernonz@gmail.com
Sundays, 4 PM, May 1 – August 28
Zip: 80831
Our vision includes family, food, and fellowship, with discussion around the Sunday morning sermon and various topics. Our focus is to provide an Acts 2 type community group in our neighborhood, open to families and singles.

The Way (Family-friendly)

John and Bonnie Hawthorn, jkhawthorn@gmail.com
Sunday, 5PM, February 5
Zip: 80909
We call our group “The Way” (believers were referred to this many times in Acts) because we endeavor to follow the Word of God in every aspect of our community. We will eat a meal together, praise and worship our Lord Jesus Christ, and then dig into God’s Word in diverse ways by presenting on topics biblically and studying books of the Bible. We all take turns presenting. Children are included in the study. We end by praying for one another. We are always open to the leading of the Holy Spirit as well as welcoming God to move in people’s lives.

Stetson Hills Bible Discovery (Family-friendly)

Jonathan Bouriaque, jonbouriaque@gmail.com
Tuesdays, 6 PM, May 1 – August 31
Zip: 80920
We are a Christ-centered, Bible-focused, family-friendly group committed to building up one another in the fundamentals of the Christian life: faith-building, food, and fellowship.

Embrace Grace (Family-friendly)

Jessie Wortham, jessie.wortham14@gmail.com
Wednesday, 5:30PM, July 6 – August 24
Location: The Road
Embrace Grace is a small group for single, pregnant moms. We are so excited to join with you as you walk the amazing journey of pregnancy and being a mother! We will have childcare provided.

Embrace Legacy (Family-friendly)

Brandon Wortham, brandonwortham@gmail.com
Wednesday, 5:30PM, June 15 – August 24
Location: The Road
Our small group is for single dads looking for community. We are so excited to walk the journey of parenting with you and to grow closer to Jesus together! Childcare will be provided.

Dance in the Church (Family-friendly)

Evelyn Wyss, 22ehope@gmail.com
Fridays, 5:00-6:30 PM  (June 3 – July 29) Please arrive 10 minutes early.
Zip: 80920 (at The Road)
We are called to dance many times in the Bible, but what does that look like today? All levels and ages are welcome to explore dance before the Lord, in the Church, and in day-to-day life through movement exercises, Biblical study, and conversation. (Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult; childcare not provided.)

Watchmen on the Wall (For Adults)

Sam Epperson, afcolepp@gmail.com
Monday, 6PM, May – December
Zip: 80908
This is a men’s sroup based on 1 Corinthians 16:13, “Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong” (ESV). The group reinforces what it means to be Worshipper Warriors, focusing first and foremost on a man’s most important relationship, his relationship with Jesus Christ. Secondly, the group emphasizes what it means to be “a man” living in modern society and how to stand strong against negative cultural influences. Lastly, this group will influence how men will live Biblical and Godly lives as husbands, fathers, brothers, employees, neighbors, etc.

Live Not By Lies (For Adults)

Ken and Karol Christie, kenandkarol@gmail.com
2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7 PM, May 25 – September 14
Zip: 80919
We will read and discuss Rod Dreher’s book, Live Not by Lies, and dig into various Scripture passages regarding how to live as followers of Christ in a fallen world. The aim is to learn to see the lies in our world, to seek God together in how He would have us live in view of those lies, and to pray together. We envision meaningful interaction and lively discussion rather than a lecture approach.  After our eight sessions, we will determine together whether to continue as a community group. If married, we prefer to have both spouses participate; and we would love to have singles involved. This group is limited to twelve people and will meet on the westside of Colorado Springs.

Destined for the Throne (For Adults)

Mara Traxler, maratrax@healthquotes.com
Thursdays, 6PM, ongoing
Zip: 80919
We are a group of believers who want to go deeper in our relationship with the Lord. We are currently studying the book, Destined for the Throne.

Releasing Supernatural Creativity
Born to Create Book Study (For Adults)

Kris Storey, storeykristina@gmail.com
Friday, 9 AM, June 3 – September 23 + outreach & break in August
From our journey through Born to Create, you will be released into your supernatural creative destiny. Gain fresh vision for how your creativity can be used powerfully to demonstrate God’s love in action. Whether you are a novice or professional, painter, poet, writer, musician, or dancer, this book study is for you!

Materials:
• Born to Create-Stepping into Your Supernatural Destiny by Theresa Dedmon-available through Amazon (used or new is fine)
• A few simple art supplies – a list will be emailed after sign-ups.

Forest Meadows Lighthouse (For Adults)

Rob & Laura Jorgenson, lauraj1105@gmail.com
Fridays, 6:30-8:30 PM, June 3 – August 19
Zip: 80908
Diving into Scripture, we will be covering topics such as parenting a prodigal and how to serve your spouse. We will let the Holy Spirit guide us in our discussions. This group will also include a monthly potluck.

The Bible Dig (For Adults)

Will & AbiGail Scott, will.abigail@reagan.com
1st & 3rd Sundays, 2-4 PM, June 1 – December 14
Zip: 80920
This group is for those who love God’s word and God’s people.
This is a safe group in which to ask questions and find answers from the Holy Bible. We will all learn how to better read, study, and pray, guided by the testimony and teaching in God’s word. Come dig into the love letters from God which He has freely given to those eager to know Him better. Come be a part of a Christian extended family and find care and prayer as we share our lives, trying to live them by God’s word. Children, ten and up are welcome with their parents.

Tune Your Testimony (For Adults)

Evelyn Wyss, 22ehope@gmail.com
Saturdays, 9:30-11:30 AM, June 4– July 30
Zip: TBD
God promises that we will overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony (Rev. 12:11), but many are intimidated by sharing or even facing their own testimony. Come share, listen, read, and learn the power of testimony, and what the Lord has been doing through the pages of your story.

Bold Mature Warriors (Adults Only)

Leaders: Mike McNeill, Kyle Barber and Wives.
1st and 3rd Thursday,  6:30-9 pm, May 26 – August 18
This group will focus on being a great encouragement to one another as we discuss Steve Holt’s sermons and various topics as the Lord leads. We will devote time to prayer and fellowship as we grow in strength together to be bold and courageous for such a time as this. Our first gathering will be on Thursday, May 26th and then the first and third Thursday through the summer months from 6:30-9:00 pm.  We have openings for 2 couples to join our small group and will rotate 3 homes in the Northgate area of Colorado Springs.

Revival Nights (For Young Adults)

Maria Davis, mariadavis189@gmail.com
Wednesdays, 6:45 PM, Starting Jan. 5
Zip: 80918
This group for primarily young adults passionate about growing deep in their faith, knowledge of The Word, fervent prayer, and want to experience the fullness and power of the Holy Spirit in their lives.

Radical Grace Worship (For Young Adults)

Trevor Malloy, trevorcbc@gmail.com
Saturdays, 7 PM, May 28 ongoing
Zip: 80907
This group’s focus is towards young adults who desire real friends pursuing Jesus! We are an authentic and safe place for young adults to share our hearts and stories, growing in relationships through deepening our understanding of the cross. Come for worship, prayer, testimonies, fun and deeper friendships.

The Wise Women Warriors (For Women)

Beth Weatherford, BethWeatherford@icloud.com
2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 AM, June 1 – August 3 (will not meet on June 8 or 15)
Location: At The Road Church, 80920
This is a social and service group for women 45+ in age who are looking for friendship and community building.  This summer we will get to know each other through social events and plan service activities for the Fall.

Women’s Hiking Group (For Women)

Sandra Sammons, Sjsamm@gmail.com
Time TBD, monthly, May 28 – October 31
Hi, my name is Sandra Sammons. Since moving to Colorado 4 years ago from the Flatlands of West TN, I have fallen in love with hiking in these beautiful mountains. I would love to share this time with other women who love hiking as well as to provide a chance for fellowship. I plan to pick trails that meet everyone’s skill level (I’m pretty new myself), and hopeful reach new heights together, both physically and spiritually! Look forward to traveling The Road together!

Mountain Men Monthly Hikers (For Men)

Al Andersen, alfred.a.andersen@gmail.com
Monthly on a Saturday, 7 AM, June – August
I’m Al Andersen and I have a passion for hiking. On the first Saturday of every month, I’m going to lead a hike on the Colorado Springs/Monument/Palmer Lake front range. They will last 2-4 hours, cover 5-7 miles, and include 1200-2000 feet vertical climb. Each month will be different and I’ll explain trails and the surrounding areas as we hike each trail. From log cabin remains to mining remains to air plane crash sites; there will be something different each month. This is a great way to connect to with other men. See you at the trail head!

Groups at Capacity

Devoted to One Another: Building Strong Relationships (Family-friendly)
Currently at Max Capacity

Jeff & Lane Morrell, jamorrelltodo@gmail.com
Tuesdays, 7 PM
Zip: 80918
With great fellowship time over a meal, our goal is for everybody to really get to know each other, have some laughs and good talks, to become family over time. After the meal, we’ll have a Bible discussion – usually around the sermon from the previous Sunday, but sometimes over a topic we feel led to talk about. The newcomer who is just starting to seek God is always welcome, as well as seasoned Christians, single or married – we never want anybody to feel unwelcome or intimidated.

Family Life Everyday (Family-friendly)
Currently at Max Capacity

Michael Gouveia, minnow30@gmail.com
Thursdays, 6:30 PM, June 16 – August 25
Zip: 80919
This multi-generational community group focused on encouraging each other in the faith. Discussions are based on recent sermons and kid-friendly, family devotionals. Our hope is to start to train the kids up in prayer, discipleship, and fellowship.

The Roadies (Family-friendly)
Currently at Max Capacity

Dominick Gonzalez, dom.gonzalz4@icloud.com
Bi-weekly
We will discuss Sunday’s sermon.

Sermon Discussion Group (For Adults)
Currently at Max Capacity

Jeff & Tiffany Wierenga, wier6@msn.com
Tuesdays, 6 PM
Zip: Interquest Exit Area
Discussion of Sunday’s sermon.

Confident Hope: Single Mom’s Ministry (For Women, Family-friendly)

Shallyn MacDonald, shallyn.macdonald@gmail.com
Sundays, 4-6 PM, Starts Jan. 23
Zip: 80106 (Black Forest)
Single mom, take heart! You are ready for anything through Christ’s risen power that is infused in you (Phil 4:13). Together, we can do anything through Christ who strengthens us! In addition to studying the Word, praying, and fellowship, we will rotate snacks and partake in extended fellowship once a month with a potluck dinner.

Rooted & Grounded: Book of Daniel (For Adults)

Doug & Barb Guilzon, dbguilzon@gmail.com
Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 PM, Jan. 20 – Apr. 28
Zip: 80921
We will meet weekly to dig into the book of Daniel! This will challenge each of us to grow deeper in our faith and with one another. Prayer and fellowship will be a part of our weekly gathering as well as a potluck once a month.

Finishing Strong… While Helping Others Along the Way (For 45+)

Mel & Anna Sternberg, mlsternberg101@gmail.com
Every Other Wednesday, Jan. 20 – Jun. 30
Zip: 80918
Our Christian walk is a marathon, not a sprint. This group is for anyone 45 and older who want to cross the finish line on fire for God and hear those beautiful words, “Well done good and faithful servant.” We’ll discuss the previous Sunday’s message, asking questions to get the conversation started, take communion, and host quarterly potlucks. Our goal will be to help one another finish the race as strong or stronger than when we first started.

Thrive in Marriage (For Couples)

Tim & Julie Enders, bizwithjulie@gmail.com
Every other Saturday, 6:30 PM, Jan. 22-May 14
Zip: 80132
Is your marriage thriving or just surviving? Whether you’re about to say I do or getting ready to celebrate your golden anniversary, Thrive in Marriage will help you enjoy the marriage you’ve always wanted. This video course is designed to help couples overcome the 10 most common obstacles that prevent marriages from thriving. Come experience greater connection and deeper communication in your marriage while engaging in a fun and relaxing atmosphere of love, hope, and laughter. Marriage is beautiful! Let yours shine!

Banning Lewis 2:42 Group (Family-friendly)
Currently at Max Capacity

Dan Burkhart, dan@clevernorthwind.com
Every other Thursday, 6:30 PM, Jan. 13 – May 12
Zip: 80927
Our vision is to be spiritual allies, dig deeper into the Word by unpacking the sermon, enjoy times of fellowship, worship, pray, and seek opportunities to share life together.

Mom Strong (For Women, Family-friendly)

Jessica Enders, jessica.enders91@gmail.com
Every Other Saturday, 10 AM – 12 PM, Jan. 22 – Apr 30
Zip: 80132 (Monument)
All moms need community. This group will focus on “Becoming Mom Strong” we will learn how to fight with all that is in us for our family and our faith. As well as grow a community of like-minded moms who will love and support one another. This group will involve Bible study, community, mentorship, and fun activities. Come join for brunch, fellowship, and Become Mom Strong.

Arise! (45+ Single or Widowed Women)

Linda Gandy, lindagandy@gmail.com
Starts TBD
Zip: 80920
This is a difficult time for many women who find themselves alone, whatever the circumstances of life. Women’s Arise is a ministry to women 45+ single or widowed, who would like to connect with other women in a similar place in life for relevant teaching, fellowship, discipleship, worship, prayer, and just being together! Join us as we make lasting friendships and delve deeper into becoming the women God had called us to be.

12 Bible Lessons Presented in the Book of Acts (Adults Only)
Currently at Max Capacity

Jay & Jan Inman, areulost@msn.com
Every Other Sunday, 6-8 PM, Starting Jan. 23
Zip: 80920
Old Testament Bible Studies in the book of Acts by Peter, Paul, Stephen, and more.

Spiritual Growth for Women (For Women)

Sandy Steppenbacker, s.steppenbacker@outlook.com
2nd & 4th Saturdays, 9:30 AM – 12Noon, Jan. 22 – May 28
Zip: 80921 (Gleneagle)
We will be watching a video and reading a chapter each session from the New York Times Bestseller Boundaries by Drs. Townsend and Cloud. Learn to love by setting boundaries. People who are angry often have the most difficult time setting boundaries. “How can I answer someone who wants my time, love, energy, or money? How do I stand up to hurtful behavior or abuse? Why do I feel guilty when I consider setting boundaries? Dr. Cloud and Dr. Townsend show us how to bring happiness and health to our relationships. They help us set boundaries with parents, children, friends, coworkers, social media, and even with ourselves. We will learn how sound boundaries give us the freedom to walk as the loving, giving, and fulfilled people God created us to be.”

Renewing the Mind Project (For Women)

Group membership is limited to the first 12 individuals who sign up.
Tina Leone, tina.leone7@gmail.com
Tuesdays, 8 AM, Jan. 18 – Apr. 26
Zip: 80923
Book study through The Renewing of the Mind Project by Barb Raveling. This book is not a Bible study but it will be an individualized, transformational, hands-on workshop facilitated by the renewing of our minds with God’s Word. Each member will be asked to choose her own individual transformational project that will use a focus on renewing the mind to bring about change to such things as negative emotions or negative habits. We’ll be taking God’s hand and going to Him for help with our projects and expecting Him to bring powerful transformation to our lives!

Grace & Peace (For Adults)

Al & Arlene Andersen, alfred.a.andersen@gmail.com
2nd & 4th Fri., 6:30-9 PM, Jan. 14 – May 27
Zip: 80132
Our community group seeks to live with passion, extending grace and peace one to another as we grow together. We will be building God’s kingdom through fun, food, fellowship, commitment, and serving each other.