Community Groups

Community Groups

Most of us have busy lives.

These groups are where church “happens” during the week. The Bible calls us to love one another, pray for one another, and encourage one another, which is difficult to do in the few minutes we’re at church on Sundays. It’s critically important that we connect with others, and it’s so encouraging – just ask anyone who attends any of the groups listed.

These groups are where authentic relationships are formed. Community groups usually consist of 8-12 people meeting in a home or at church where you can expect good food, Bible study, laughter, and friendship. We take time out from our busy schedules to meet weekly to learn Biblical principles and to encourage one another. The Gospel teaches us that we are a gift to one another, and that we need one another as we seek to follow Jesus.

All of our community groups are open for you to visit. In fact, we encourage everyone to visit a few before deciding on the group that is the best fit. We want our community groups to feel like home.


All of our Community Groups are starting this Fall with a study in How to Talk About Jesus (Without being THAT Guy) by Sam Chan.

Fairfield Community Group

Led by Kurt Nelson and Tom Callan, Wednesdays at 6:00pm, at the Nelson's home

This is a multi-generational group of families and singles. We EAT SUPPER first! Childcare provided. Lots of laughter and fun and sharing of lives. We also coordinate well with our Youth Group which meets at the church.

Great Bridge Community Group

Led by Bob Essmann and Rich Papworth, Wednesdays at 6:30pm, rotating between the Essmann and Papworth homes.

This is a group that has fun building community and being spiritually fed and encouraged.

Kempsville North Community Group

Led by Kevin Berlin, Wednesdays at 6:30 pm at the Draughon's home and virtually.

Our group desires to study and apply God’s Word to our lives. We are a balanced mix of middle-aged and senior saints, though we would gladly welcome younger believers.


Kempsville South Community Group

Led by Andrew Leech and Kevin Gest, Wednesdays at 7:00pm at the Gest's home.

Our group works hard to build community by spending rich time praying for one another, along with our study of Scripture.

Family Community Group

Led by Jeff and Becky Brauch, Thursdays at 6:00pm, at the church

This group is tailored to make community groups more accessible to families with children.