The Value of Small Groups
Here’s the truth: God made us for relationships—with Him, and with each other. We weren’t meant to live this Christian life alone. So we are encouraging you not to settle only for coming to worship on Sunday morning. Worshiping with the larger body at Pierce Chapel is crucial, but if that’s all you do, you’re not likely to grow very much as a disciple of Jesus Christ. We all need more intimate relationships with other Christians than Sunday morning worship alone can give us.
So, we urge you to find a small group that fits you. Connecting to others through groups happens in three ways at Pierce Chapel: Community Groups, Sunday School, and Small Groups. Check out the info below. Pray for God to guide you. Contact us if you need help knowing which group might best fit your needs.Then make a decision not to stay where you are, spiritually speaking. Invest in relationships with others who also seek to know, love, and serve Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
Desiring to grow with you,
“Community Groups” at Pierce Chapel have these things in common:
They meet at least twice per month.
They meet in homes.
They include sharing a meal together.
They are open to anyone (in other words, they are not just for men, or just for women, or just for couples, etc.)
Community Groups offer a great opportunity to form meaningful relationships with others at Pierce Chapel while growing in your walk with Christ. New groups are now forming, and we have some space for additional folks to join! Community Groups are a valuable way to go deeper and grow in relationship with Christ. Interested? Contact Lynn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday Connections (Meet each Sunday at 10:00am)
The college class features lively conversations focusing on various Biblical and life lessons. Join the class for study time, fun games, and celebration doughnuts (2nd Sunday of each month)! Meets in Room 309.
The Breakfast Club
In the Breakfast Club, all ages are welcome and there is no homework! This class offers great discussions, great fellowship, and lots of spiritual food every Sunday. Meets in room 214.
This class is for young adults & couples who want to study, meet new people and live life together. No prior Bible knowledge required—we’re all learning! Meets in south end of the Worship Center.
Women 2 Women
This class is open to adult women of any age and stage and fosters meaningful relationships through Bible study, prayer for one another, and supportive fellowship. No prior Bible knowledge required, but please bring your Bible! You will find a group of friendly, welcoming women who are easy to connect with. Come be a part of our group! Meets in Room 305.
This “all ages” group seeks to know God and God’s direction for our lives through various Biblical studies. Meets in Room 216.
The Searcher group meets in the North end of the Worship Center. God desires to meet us in our chaos and emotional upheaval, and he intends for us to encounter his goodness and provision, his hope and guidance. You are invited!
Circle of Faith
This group of mixed ages studies the Bible, often using DVD-based curriculum, and always encouraging thoughtful discussion. No prior Bible knowledge required—just bring a Bible! Meets in the center section of the Worship Center.
This primarily senior adult class welcomes all ages and uses the New International Bible Lesson Series. Meets in Room 208.
Monthly Home Group
Once per month on Sunday evening, led by Windle & Elaine McKenzie — 8095 Turtle Creek Drive, Columbus. We meet to have dinner, study the Bible together, and enjoy each other’s fellowship. For more info, contact Elaine at email@example.com 706-561-2004.
Weekly Group for Senior Adults — “Happy Achers”
This group for senior adults meets every Thursday at 12:30 am at the church for a time of food, games, and fun. Any adult (of any age!) is welcome to be a part of this group. Questions? Contact Thelma Bunch at 706-610-6496.
WOW (Women of the Word)
W.O.W. is taking a break for the summer. We will begin a new study in August. The regular times are Sundays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and/or Mondays, 9:15-11:15 a.m. Watch for more info! For more information contact Melissa at 706-888-0084 or Kim at or 865-771-1169.
Mary/Martha Women’s Group
We are currently taking a break. Contact Barbara at or 706-464-0425 for more information.
United Methodist Women (UMW)
The purpose of United Methodist Women (UMW) is “to know God and experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ, to develop a creative, supportive fellowship, and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.” This group is committed to knowing God and serving others! We have two “circles” of UMW at Pierce Chapel: The Sonshine Circle meets in a home on the second Tuesday of the month at 11:00 a.m. The Esther Circle meets in a home on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. For more info, contact Thelma Bunch at 706-569-9377.
Covenant Discipleship (CD)
A weekly accountability group that meets on Monday mornings (7:30-8:30 a.m.) at the church to help us be faithful in loving God and neighbor by practicing the basic spiritual disciplines. Questions? Contact Lynn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Growing in Grace Book Club
The Growing in Grace Book Club is reading Southernmost by Silas House for our summer reading. We will meet to discuss it sometime in August — exact date, time and location to be determined at a later date.
Women’s Ministry Team
Would you like to be a part of a team of women for women? The team is responsible for planning our annual retreat, keeping all women informed of upcoming events for women, planning events for women, and more!