“Groups” are Freedom Center Church’s small group environments. The goal of these groups is to love God, love people, love serving, and to help others do the same. Whether it is an interest group, discipleship group, or learning group, check out the roster below and join a group!


2019 Groups Fall RosteR

Register by filling out the form at the bottom of the page.

 

Interest Groups

Directed by Chuck and Pam Cova, Interest Groups are small groups that are based on common bonds. It is people coming together through common interests to enjoy each other and enjoy Christ. Whether it is new memories or a common goal, an Interest Group is a great opportunity to build community with others.

Sunday Interest Groups:

Everyone Welcome | ALiV! Vision Challenge | Interest Group | Starts 10/6/19 | Chuck Cova | FCC | 6:30pm

No childcare | No cost | No pets in home/group area

ALiV! is "Arms Lifted in Victory!", a 7-week Vision Challenge Group designed to provide resources to help realize the God given potential in you - clarifying your gifts and talents, purpose and passion - then developing and executing a plan to move from where you are to where you desire to be. Chuck is a certified Professional Life Coach, and has an incredible passion to see people walk in purpose and identity. He wants you to reach past the point of potential and into the reality of a life that impacts; a life of victory.

Wednesday Interest Groups:

Everyone Welcome: | Freedom Striders | Interest Group | Starts 10/9/19 | Brad and Theresa Zimmerman | FCC | 6:30pm

Childcare available | $5 cost | No pets in home/group area | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Let's keep the momentum going from a great summer of running! Fall running is the best. Even if you have been inactive until now, please join us. Get/keep the body moving and enjoy the outdoors. We are a group that loves the Lord and each other. Come be a part of it!

Friday Interest Groups:

Women Welcome | Home Organization Group | Interest Group | Starts 10/4/19 | Keri Lay | Fenton | First and Third Friday of every month at 9:30am

No childcare (But children welcome) | No cost | No pets in home/group area

Organizing our homes, schedules and routines can be overwhelming!  This group is for women to come together and support each other as we push forward through those processes.  We will travel to each other’s homes and tackle things together as well as discuss the Word and how it teaches us to navigate through life.

Saturday Interest Groups:

Women Welcome | Craft Breakaway | Interest Group | Starts 10/12/19 | Kim Withers | Fenton | Second Saturday of each month at 12:30pm

No childcare | Cost of materials for craft | Pets in home/group area  

Craft Breakaway: A time to get together and be creative. We will enjoy time together in fellowship while enjoying how different creativity flows through each of us. A list of supplies will be sent by e-mail. Each individual is responsible for bringing their own craft supplies.  Group size is limited to 15.

Varying Day/Times Interest Groups:

Everyone Welcome | Random Acts of Kindness Group | Interest Group | Starts 10/1/19 | Christa Bowman | Location Varies | Time Varies

No childcare | May have some cost at times | No pets in home/group area  

All of us live in some kind of community. It’s a beautiful thing when we get to bless that community! This group will be going out into the community to open our hearts, not always our wallets, to perform acts of kindness. We hope to bless those who we touch and create a ripple effect of acts that will be done in His name. Time and location will vary.

Everyone Welcome | The Fall Colors Tour | Interest Group | Starts 9/20/19 | Chuck and Pam Cova | Location Varies | Time Varies

No childcare (But children welcome) | May have some cost at times | No pets in home/group area  

We are crazy excited to bring you the 2ND ANNUAL Fall Color Tour (FCT)!  The FCT is for the casual outdoor enthusiast of all ages. We'll meet bi-weekly for Christ centered fun and fellowship at various locations, taking advantage of all that our area has to offer. We will be sharing experiences of everything from farmer’s markets, cider mills, hiking trails, kayaking, bonfires, hayrides and more. (Cost varies starting at free and is based on the activity)

Single Women Welcome | Singles Activity Group | Interest Group | Starts 10/1/19 | Chenoa Phillips | Location Varies | Time Varies

No childcare | May have some cost at times | No pets in home/group area  

Single and over 30? Come join us for great activities and fellowship throughout the fall and winter. We will have approximately 2 activities a month. Cost and locations will vary.

**GROUP IS FULL**Young Families Welcome | Families with Young Children Group | Interest Group | Stephen and Nicole Guiles | Linden | Last Saturday of every month | Time varies

No childcare (But children welcome) | May have cost at times | Pets in home/group area  

Come join us as we seek to connect and build deep relationships with other families that have younger children. Meeting monthly, usually the last Saturday of the month, but this varies.

Mothers Welcome | Flourish | Interest Group | Starts 9/12/19 | Lindsay Stokes | Location varies | Time varies.  

No childcare (But children welcome) | May have cost at times | No pets in home/group area

Flourish is a group for moms with kid(s) ages 0-18. We meet at least twice a month at various (local) locations. Each time we gather together we will learn both from each other and the Bible as our children build friendships by playing together. Our aim for this group is to sharpen and encourage each other in the season of motherhood. Children are welcome!


Discipleship Groups

Directed by Dan and Kelly Abel, Discipleship Groups are another network of small groups under the Groups umbrella. These groups are deliberately focused on creating opportunities to learn more about God and put that knowledge into action.


Sunday Discipleship Groups:

Young Adult Dating, Engaged, and Married Couples Welcome | Love13: Putting Words into Action | Discipleship Group | Starts 10/13/19 | Kyle and Sarah Harmer | Flushing | Every Other Sunday | 5:30pm

No childcare (But children welcome) | No cost | Pets in home/group area

We are a community of young couples bonding over meals, coffee, and conversations. We explore biblical topics of love and how they impact our relationships. Whether you are young and dating, engaged, or married, we’d love to have you out!

Everyone Welcome | Growing in Community | Discipleship Group |  Rocky and Suzy Geraty | Linden | 6:30 pm

No childcare (But children welcome) | No cost | Pets in home/group area  

We are a small community inside the larger community seeking knowledge while getting to know each other better. We eat, laugh, talk, and create the friendships that everybody wants and needs. Love to have you out.

Monday Discipleship Groups:

Everyone Welcome | The Purpose Driven Life | Discipleship Group | Dave and Martha Kemp | Fenton | 7pm (Does not meet on first Monday of month)

No childcare | No cost | Pets in home/group area

We are all about community and learning. We start with an optional pot luck at 6:00pm and a Bible Study from 7:00pm to 8:00 pm. If you are looking for community, fellowship, and help to understand why you are alive and what God's amazing plan for you is, come to this study.  We be using the book, "The Purpose Driven Life", and the Bible as our study guide. 

Wednesday Discipleship Groups:

Families Welcome | Bible Study Group | Discipleship Group | Starts 9/11/19 | Jim and Ya Bemman | Holly | 6:30pm

No childcare (But children welcome) | Pets in home/group area

A safe family atmosphere to help individuals draw closer to Christ, make new friends, and learn more about the Bible. Adults and teens interact in our group. Kids do activities and crafts in the basement. All are welcome, single, married, young, older, etc.

Everyone Welcome | Discipleship Group | Discipleship Group | Starts 10/2/19 | Dan and Kelly Abel | FCC | 6:30pm

Childcare available | $5 cost | No pets in home/groups area | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

We invite you to be a part of our Discipleship Group whether you are a new believer or have been following Jesus for years. In this class we will dive into our Bibles by observing certain foundational principles, we will memorize scripture, and we will grow in the knowledge of what God's Word says about God. We will learn how to approach the Bible, understand what we read, and apply it. Come ready to learn what it means to be His disciple.  

Men Welcome | Men’s Group | Discipleship Group | Starts 10/2/19 | Aaron Stengel | Fenton | 7pm

No childcare | No cost | Pets in home/group area

Our weekly gatherings and ongoing chats provide a continual reminder of who we are in Christ, as we minister to each other. Meetings are usually round-table style, where each person is encouraged to share current inspirations (scripture, books, sermons, etc.), "God Moments", victories, struggles, questions or what has simply been going on in their life, recently. Meeting location will vary around the Fenton area, including living rooms, backyard bonfires, parks, etc. The inclusion of dinner or snacks is voted on periodically and we do occasionally meet at a restaurant for dinner. Food is not currently being planned for, so please arrange dinner (most weeks) around our meeting time.  

Thursday Discipleship Groups:

**GROUP IS FULL**Everyone Welcome | Heart for Jesus | Discipleship Group | Kevin and Irene Beebe | Holly | 7pm

No childcare | No cost | Pets in home/group area

We are a group that is looking to grow in our understanding of God and at the same time connect with others to help on that journey. We are very welcoming to all adult age groups, married or single.

Friday Discipleship Groups:

Women Welcome | Open Your Bible | Discipleship Group | Starts 10/4/19 | Debbie Gillespie | Grand Blanc | 10am

No childcare | Cost of materials | Pets in home/group area

We will be going through the book, Open Your Bible by Raechel Myers, a 7-week Bible study, where we will answer the question, "Is the Bible really for me?" We will spend time reading the Word together, having group discussion, and time in prayer.

Women Welcome | Who Told You That You Were Naked? | Discipleship Group | Starts 10/11/19 | Tina Jackson | Fenton | 10am

No childcare | No cost | Pets in home/group area

We will be using the book, Who told you that you were naked? By Andrew Wommack. Are you struggling with fear of the future? Do you constantly see yourself in defeat? If so, your conscience is showing its face. Every person has a conscience, but not everyone knows how it operates. Because of that, anxiety and guilt are taking over in many people’s lives. But your happiness and success are God’s best, and His Word can show you how to live in freedom. This is a ladies only Bible study. We start with breakfast and fellowship, move into the study, and have a time of prayer at closing.

Everyone Welcome | Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire | Discipleship Group | Starts 10/4/19 | BJ and Amanda Burton | Linden | 6:30pm

Childcare is available ($5/child, $10/family) | Cost of book | Pets in home/group area

We are a group where everyone is welcome to come together for community and growth in our relationship with God. This semester we will be studying Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire: What happens when God’s spirit invaded the hearts of His people by Pastor Jim Cymbala. We will share in worship, study and encouraging discussion. 

**GROUP IS FULL** Everyone Welcome | Bible Study Group | Discipleship Group | Chuck and Kelly Russell | Howell | 6:30pm

No childcare | No cost | No pets in home/group area  

We are working ourselves through Paul’s Books in the Bible. Our next focus is Corinthians 1 & 2 starting in Sept. We have a solid group of believers including deacons and church leaders ranging in ages from about 45-65 but welcome all. We tackle a couple chapters each week with about 4 questions to answer for each chapter.


Learning Groups

Interim directed by Pastor Carl and Faye Jones, Learning Groups are another network under the Groups umbrella at Freedom Center Church. Learning Groups are the classroom setting of small groups. Our Knowledgeable teachers help to create the chance to build community using the mind and intellect that God has given to each of us. 

*Click the link in the bios below to register for Learning Groups held at the church building*


Sunday Learning Groups:

New Believers Welcome | New Relationship with Jesus!  Now What? | Learning Group | Starts 10/6/19 | Aaron and Tara Stengel | FCC | 11:30am | Class meets in the Children’s Lobby behind the registration desk

Childcare available | No cost | No pets in home/group area

Starting (or Re-Starting) your walk with Jesus can sometimes be an overwhelming experience. Come share your thoughts, ask questions, and be encouraged as you work toward a better understanding of where you are now in Christ and what your next steps may be. Please register 1 week in advance at the Connect Center.

Monday Learning Groups

Single Mothers Welcome | Single Mothers’ Group | Learning Group | Starts 10/9/19 | Meagan Nichols | Flint | 6pm

No childcare (But children welcome) | No cost | Pets in home/group area

Join us for fellowship and faith building with single mom's that can relate you you on elevated levels. It's true, that it does take a village to raise a child. We were not created to carry our burdens alone. Our goal is to see broken hearts heal, and faith grow.  Come prepared for a life changing experience that will teach you how to walk in abundance with Godly mentality. 

Wednesday Learning Groups:

Parents Welcome | Parenting Group | Learning Group | Starts 9/25/19 | Brad and Selena Dawson | Holly | 6:30pm

No childcare | Cost of materials | Pets in home/group area

"Our identity impacts our beliefs, which, in turn, influences how we conduct ourselves. We live in a certain way, do certain things, and avoid certain behaviors. As it relates to children, the development of a healthy identity can curb a significant amount of correction. Children whose identity is tied to a Life-giving perspective grow to need less and less extrinsic motivation to do the right thing.  Doing that which is good, helpful and caring, simply goes along with being the kind of person they understand themselves to be. They are living out their identity." Parents, join us on Wednesday evenings and let’s learn how to feed into our children’s identities together!

Everyone Welcome | Financial Peace University | Learning Group | Starts 10/2/19 | Pastor Jim Wiegand | FCC | 6:30pm

Childcare available | $5 cost (Plus cost of materials) | No pets in home/group area | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God's ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you've dreamed you could be. This 13 lesson money management course will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more! Cost is $130 which covers FPU kit and materials. Participants must pay to register and course materials will be ordered based on paid registrations. Childcare is available upon registration at the Connect Center or online. Registration fee is $5 per person.

Everyone Welcome | Resources for Addicts and Loved Ones of Addicts | Learning Group | Starts 10/2/19 | Tony Brown | FCC | 6:30pm

Childcare available | $5 cost | No pets in home/group area | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

There are many people that have loved ones who are in the reality of addiction. Drugs, alcohol, sex, food, etc. are given the top priority in the lives of too many people. There are programs and courses to help the addict, but this class will focus on giving resources to the friends and family of people with addictions. We have a great lineup of professional Christian counselors coming in each week to speak and give resources. Whether you are an addict or the loved one of an addict, come get what you need here.  Childcare is available upon registration at the Connect Center or online.  Registration fee is $5 per person.

Single Mothers Welcome | The Unseen Companion – God with the Single Mother | Learning Group | Starts 10/2/19 | Kimberly Bundy and Cheryl Cowdrey | FCC | 6:30pm

Childcare available | $5 cost (Plus cost of materials) | No pets in home/group area | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Being a single mom can at times be overwhelming and a lot of the time very lonely.  You wonder, “God, where are you in this?"  Michelle Lynn Senters helps guide us to: taste and see that God is good; develop a vibrant relationship with God and with Scripture; cope with loneliness and longing; avoid temptation and counterfeit solutions; and, rest in God’s love.  We invite you to come out to embrace God’s love through His Word as well as recognize how we are not alone in this journey.  Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  Come walk through this amazing book with us by Michelle Lynn Senters, The Unseen Companion – God with the Single Mother. You will be blessed. A light meal is provided. Childcare is available upon registration at the Connect Center or online.   Cost is $5 per person

Women Welcome | Becoming a Godly Wife | Learning Group | Starts 10/2/19 | Sadie Miller | FCC | 6:30pm

Childcare available | $5 cost | No pets in home/group area | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Does God really expect me to submit to my husband when… He’s not following God? I’ve been alone so long, it’s my nature to lead? I’m better at making decisions? I don’t trust my husband? Yes. I believe God is asking you to do just that. God desires to bless your marriage. He desires that you walk in unity with your husband, not against him. And God desires that your husband be the leader of your home. Be encouraged and inspired in your marriage and know that your husband can learn to lead and you can learn to follow his lead, without becoming a “yes” woman. Childcare is available upon registration at the Connect Center or online. Cost is $5 per person.

Everyone Welcome | Fracturing the Fear of Sharing Your Faith | Learning Group | Starts 10/2/19 | Pastor Carl Jones | FCC | 6:30pm  

Childcare is available | $5 cost (Plus cost of materials) | No pets in home/group area | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Telling other people about Jesus has become one of the more intimidating things to do for the Believer. However, it is that act that brings the Christian one of life’s greatest fulfillments. How do I overcome the fear of this? How do I do this without confrontation? Join us on Wednesday nights at the church as we give resources to share your faith with others. We will have guest speakers, look at Scripture, and go through the book Out of the Saltshaker and Into the World by Rebecca Manly Pippert. Come get what you need to introduce others to the One who has changed you forever! Childcare is available upon registration at the Connect Center or online. Cost is $5 per person.

Married Couples Welcome | Marriage Group | Learning Group | Starts 10/2/19 | Kim and Judi Sivyer | FCC | 6:30pm

Childcare is available | $5 cost | No pets in home/group area | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Pastor Jim says that marriage is the closest thing to heaven or hell on earth, depending on how you approach it. Every married couple has had moments of success and failure. This group will learn to better communicate with each other, care for one another and grow together. Whether you are newly married or seasoned veterans, come be a part of that! Childcare is available upon registration at the Connect Center or online.  Registration fee is $5 per person.

Everyone Welcome | Equipping the Saints | Learning Group | Starts 10/9/19 | Tina Jackson | FCC | 6:30pm

Childcare available | $5 cost | No pets in home/group area | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Equipping the Saints is a 6 week course. This is an advanced class but the new Christian will also benefit, because why not start off powerful and strong in your walk with the Lord? In this class, we will be learning our power and authority in Christ Jesus; learning the difference between a treadmill prayer and a prayer that moves mountains; learning what it means to be an Ambassador for the Kingdom of Heaven while on earth. We may also dabble into the courts of Heaven and how to state your case for yourself, friends and loved ones, and of course, discuss the mysteries revealed on speaking in tongues.  This is a class that takes you out of the seat of “Woe is me” to “We are going to take this land back for our Lord Jesus Christ.”  Once you learn your benefit package in Christ, why settle and let Satan run you over?  It’s time to gird up and walk the walk, and talk the talk. Amen? Childcare is available upon registration at the Connect Center or online. Cost is $5 per person.

Everyone Welcome | Introduction to Journaling | Learning Group | Starts 10/2/19 | Dave Overholser | FCC | 6:30pm

Childcare available | $5 cost | No pets in home/group area | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Introduction to Journaling  Each week over six weeks we will be discussing the benefits of written self reflection and the impact this activity has on our personal, professional, and spiritual lives. Some writing prompts will be provided and then everyone will be allowed to journal their own thoughts for the majority of the time. The goal is to stimulate personal growth and direction through this enjoyable discipline. Provide your own preferred writing implements. Childcare is available upon registration at the Connect Center or online. Cost is $5 per person.



Ministry GroupS

We are proud to introduce small groups that are overseen by the different ministries in the church. You will be able to build community while learning about different ministries that exist at Freedom Center Church. These small groups are a great opportunity to rub elbows with ministry leaders and achieve like-minded goals while building community together.

Monday Groups:

Everyone Welcome | Ministry Group | The Lighthouse Experiment (TLE) | Jim Parkin | Grand Blanc | Fourth Monday of every month at 6:30pm

No childcare (But children welcome) | No cost | Pets in home/group area

This group is for folks interested in becoming part of The Lighthouse Experiment team. The Lighthouse Experiment (TLE) is a ministry for veterans and first responders, but we are starting a small group for anyone. We will discuss the heart of this ministry, future hopes and dreams, as well as getting into Scripture.

Tuesday Groups:

Everyone Welcome | Community Serving Group | Engaged Community Organization (ECO) | Mike and Keri Lay | Location Varies | Third Tuesday of every month at 6pm

No childcare (But children may attend child friendly tasks) | No cost | No pets in home/group area

Every 3rd Tuesday evening of the month, we will serve and support our local businesses, organizations and communities. As we serve together, we will also dream together of how we can continue to engage with our community and come alongside of them in tangible ways to show the love of God.

Young Adults Welcome | Equip |Encounter  | Angelo and Taylor Idoni | Fenton | Every other Tuesday at 8pm

No childcare (But children welcome) | No cost | No pets in home/group area  

Equip is a co-ed Bible study for young adults (ages 18-32). Every other Tuesday we will be studying a book of the Bible, discussing it and enjoying fellowship.

Wednesday Groups:

Men Welcome | Men’s Coffee | Men’s Ministry } Pastor Jason McKay | Fenton | 5:30am

No childcare | Cost of coffee, if you buy it | No pets in home/group area

Men are a powerful force in this world. We need each other to help make sure that this force remains Godly. Every Wednesday morning, we start our day off right by meeting at Starbucks, in Fenton on Owen Rd., to drink coffee, laugh together, and hear from a man about God, manhood, and more. Sign up and meet us there.

Thursday Groups:

Young Adult Women Welcome | Her Heart | Encounter | Heather Miller and Meara Mundy | Linden | 8pm

No childcare (But children welcome) | No cost | Pets in home/group area

We come together to encourage each other as women to learn from God’s Word what our true purpose is and to see that God created our hearts so beautifully! We are intricate, breathtaking, and created in the image of God. There is a unique part of His heart only we can portray. He knows our heart, and it’s time we start unveiling it together! Join us as a community of young women where we can share life experiences and learn about God’s intentions for creating us! Welcome to Her Heart.

Saturday Groups:

Women Welcome | Ministry Group | Women’s Ministry | Starts 9/14/19 | Women’s Ministry Leadership | Fenton | Twice a month (Saturday after IG Nights and 2 Saturdays later) at 9:30am

No childcare | No cost | Pets in home/group area

We are taking Intergenerational Nights to a deeper level, personalizing the topic, and creating community with the women of Freedom Center Church while strengthening our culture. Group will take place on the Saturday after Intergenerational Nights and then 2 Saturdays later.

 

Join a Group

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