Small Groups

“We should not think of our fellowship with other Christians as a spiritual luxury, an optional addition to the exercises of private devotions.
Fellowship is one of the great words of the New Testament: it denotes something that is vital to a Christian’s spiritual health,
and central to the church’s true life…The church will flourish and Christians will be strong only when there is fellowship.”
(J. I. Packer, God’s Words)

The Sunday meeting is irreplaceable, but it cannot be the only context where we the only context where we have fellowship with other Christians or walk out our mission - and God never intended anyone to go at this alone! We need community. We need others to care for, confront, love, encourage, help, console, laugh and live with us.  In small groups, we study and learn about God…together. We pray, reach out, care, help, laugh, and fulfill God’s mission…together.

Tuesday Groups

Leaders: Dan & Heidi Landis
Location: Power & McDowell in North Mesa
Meets: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays @ 7:00pm

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Leaders: Paul & Sherri Shippy
Location: Cooper & Elliot in Gilbert
Meets: 1st Tuesdays @ 6:30pm - kids welcome + bring your own dinner; 3rd Tuesdays @ 7:30pm - adults only

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Leaders: Zach & Andrea Boomsma
Location: Cooper & Ray in Gilbert
Meets: 2nd Tuesdays at 6:30pm for dinner and fellowship & 4th Tuesdays at 7:00pm for sermon discussion

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Wednesday Groups

Leaders: Godfrey & Lorraine Ebright
Location: McQueen & Guadalupe in Gilbert
Meets: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays @ 7:00pm

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Leaders: Clint & Camee Richardson
Location: Gilbert & Warner in Gilbert
Meets: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays at 7:00pm

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Leaders: Alex & Ann Schepps
Location: Rotates meeting locations generally near Ray Rd & the 101
Meets: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays @ 7:00pm

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Leaders: Trey & Charlotte Richardson
Location: Cooper & Elliot in Gilbert
Meets: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays @ 7:00pm

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Friday Groups

Leaders: Jeff & Barb Palen
Location: Crismon & Guadalupe in Mesa
Meets: 1st & 3rd Fridays @ 7pm

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Senior Groups

These groups are comprised primarily of folks 55+, although anyone is welcome!

Leaders: Dale & Luella Furnish
Meets: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 12pm for lunch & discussion based on a book
Location: Center Church Classroom

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Leaders
: Trey & Charlotte Richardson
Meets: Monthly (dates vary) @ 9am for coffee and sermon discussion for the summer months (June-Sept)
then switches to 1st & 3rd Tuesdays @ 11:30am for lunch and sermon discussion from Oct-May
Location: Center Church Classroom

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Specialty Groups

Hope for Addiction

Hope for Addiction exists to walk alongside, equip and care for those who struggle with addiction. There is hope - and lasting change is possible. People are lost in the hopelessness of their addiction but through Christ’s work on the cross there is freedom. We have the unique privilege to serve people who have been conditioned by our culture to think that they are “sick” with a disease and have been told that no one understands their problem. The scriptures clearly present Christ and Him crucified as the solution for anyone ensnared by sin, including addicts. Hope for Addiction works in partnership with the local church.

“My Hope for Addiction" is the weekly support group meeting focused on helping addicts meet Jesus, who has the power to transform and give hope. The Center Church chapter meets on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm and is open to all.

Leaders: Randy & Cece Bell and Lonnie & Melanie Clardy
Meets: Every Thursday at 7:00pm
Location: Center Church lobby

No sign up necessary for this group - anyone is welcome anytime!

 

Caregiver Support

Families who care for a loved one with a serious mental illness face significant barriers to a supportive community. Isolation, grief, hopelessness, guilt, bewilderment, are just a few of the unwelcome guests that seem to make themselves at home in the most inconvenient ways. Questions like, "Where is God?" readily rise to the surface. This group will not be your typical support meeting. It will seek to provide a warm and welcoming space where folks can freely discuss those hard questions about faith. The goal is to offer a supportive environment where people can come along side of each other with an empathetic ear.  The first group begins on Thursday, January 9, 2020!

Leaders: Matthew & Deborah Geesling
Meets: 2nd & 4th Thursdays at 6:30pm
Location: Brown & Ellsworth in North Mesa

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