Small Groups

What are small groups?

Following Jesus is something we do as community and through community. Although this pushes against the grain of our rugged individualism, following Jesus means being a part of God's new community, the church. Jesus said, "By this, all people will know that you are my disciples, if you love another."

Small Groups, then, are simply groups of around 10–25 people who meet together to study God's Word, love each other, and pray for each other. Some small groups meet at our church facility, and some groups meet in homes. Some focus primarily on studying a specific book of the Bible, and others focus on reaching unchurched people.

Wherever you are with your walk with the Lord, find your group. Live in community. Seek the life of Jesus in the community of Jesus.

If you want to get plugged in, come to a group on the right or email Pastor Richard, who would love to help you get plugged in.

Our Pastors

Dustin Jernigan
Dustin Jernigan
Lead Pastor
Richard Evans
Richard Evans
Assistant Pastor of Congregational Care

Connect Groups

Our groups are designed for all ages and stages. These take place on Sundays between our 2 worship services and offer different topics including Parenting, Leadership, Ministry and Missionary updates and studies of scripture. We encourage questions and discussion leading to learning and growing as followers of Christ.

New groups will begin January 12, 2020 and meet from 9:45 – 10:30 a.m.

The Prodigal God

Led by Pastor Richard, open to all, Church office.

That the World May Know

Led by Fred & Kathy Crabtree, open to all, room 103.

Understanding the Old Testament

Led by Pastors Dustin, open to all, room 102.

Authentic Biblical Manhood

Led by Dave Fennell, open to men from teens to adults, room 202.

Growing in Grace

Led by Joy Tayler and Sarah Grady, open to women from teens to adults, room 201.

Community Groups (Beginning January 2020)

These small groups (10 – 12 people) will meet in homes twice a month (every other week) from January through May, usually on Sundays from 5 – 7 p.m. Most groups will go through a study of The Gospel-Centered Life.

  • Jernigans & Morris’ - Jacksonville, Sundays, all ages.
  • Kirms - East Medford, Wednesdays from 6 – 8 p.m., all ages.
  • Kynsis - Ruch/Applegate, Sundays, all ages.
  • Evans & Smith - West Medford, Sundays, 20s & 30s.
  • Pulliams & Taylers - Just outside Jacksonville, Sundays, young families.

Act 2 Groups (Beginning January 2020)

These small groups (7 – 8 people) will meet in homes twice a month, but just from January through February. These groups will be primarily focused on building relationships and eating dinner together.

Discovery Class

If you would like to find out more about the life and vision of our church, and possibly becoming a member, then the Discovery Class is for you. It is a fun and informative time with the pastors!

  • Starting April 19, 2020
  • Sunday mornings from 9:45 – 10:30 a.m.

Other Opportunities

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Once a month Sunday after worship as announced.

Mom’s Book Group

Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in the CE building

Women Praying for Adult Children

Mondays at 7 p.m. Call the church at (541) 899-1287 for info.

Grief Share Care Group

Mondays at 5:30 p.m. continues in January 2020.

Sewing Group

Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. in the CE building.

Sanctuary Choir

Wednesdays practice at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary.

Men’s Prayer Breakfast

2nd Saturday of each month (September – May) at 8:30 a.m. in the sanctuary.

Prayer Groups

Although all of our small groups include and rely on prayer, we have a number of groups devoted to prayer. These meet throughout the week at various times and locations. Some focus on specific needs such as the church, mothers and children or prayer requests from the church family. Other groups meet and respond to how God Leads. We also have a Prayer Chain available 24 hours a day for immediate confidential prayer.

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