Life Groups

We know that connecting is very important. Life Groups are a place to create a sense of community and build lifelong relationships. Being a part of a large church generates a need to interact with a smaller group where people have similar interests or are in a similar stage of life. This is what a Life Group is all about. You are not assigned to a group, but we encourage you to visit several and find one that fits you. Life Groups meet on Sunday mornings and give you the opportunity to not only attend worship services, but also, participate in life-changing Bible study with your friends. In fact, here is an acronym that describes Life Groups and expresses their purpose in a well thought out way:

L - Live in Community
I - Invest in Growth
F - Find Your Purpose
E - Embrace God’s Mission

Living in community simply means that we share life together. Another way of saying this is that we are there for one another in good times and bad. We pray for and care for one another. We grow in our relationship with Christ together. Investing in growth speaks of our determination to grow more like Christ. In a community we can hold each other accountable for the development of spiritual disciplines in our lives. We become intentional about our plan to discover all Christ has for us and about studying His Word. Finding your purpose is recognition of God’s giftedness. He has uniquely designed and gifted each one of us. In community with others, we begin to discover these gifts and become better equipped our life. It is through Life Groups that we begin to see people stepping up into leadership. It is our prayer that you will take the next step in being a part of our church family by connecting with a Life Group. Make it a priority today!

Colonial Heights Campus

Men’s 8am

Description: All Men
Teacher: Jim Hassick/Kenny Turner
Room: C101

Bold Witness

Description: Coed 40+

Teacher: Tom Manson/Paul Currin

Room: C123

New Morning Mercies

Description: Coed 50+
Teacher: Don Dersch/Rod Meade
Room: C121

Women of Grace

Description: All Women
Teacher:  Vicki Manuel
Room: C122

Rock Solid

Description: Coed 40-52
Teacher: Mark Atkinson/David Crites/Mark Herndon
Room: C101

Growing In God's Word

Description: Coed 47-65
Teacher: David Rice/Rico Patterson
Room: Mod 4


Description: Choir/Creative Arts Coed All
Teacher: Chris Besser/Mike Osborne
Room: Choir Room

The Upper Room

Description: Coed 50-59
Teacher: Jeff Fuller/Roddy Chestnut
Room: C100

Faith Builders

Description: Coed 60+
Teacher: Roy Moore/Shannon Staton
Room: C123

Spiritual Warriors

Description: Coed All
Teacher: Pat Crocker/Bill Lawning
Room: C124

Christians in Action

Description: Young Couples 25-39
Teacher:  Eric Shepperson/Karen Hahn
Room: C121

Fellowship of the Rings

Description: Young Newlyweds
Teacher: Josh Hetzler/Mike Ireland
Room: C103


Description: Coed 47-65
Teacher: Rick Cottrell/Rich Malone/Jim Reeves/David Cloninger
Room: Mod 1

The Rock Class

Description: Young Couples 25-39
Teacher: Ronnie and Tina West
Room: Mod 2

Youth High School

Description: Youth High School
Room: Youth Auditorium

Youth Middle School

Description: Youth Middle School
Room: Youth Auditorim

Men's 10:45

Description: All Men
Teacher: Kirk Passopulo/Kirby Southall
Room: C101

Sisters by Grace

Description: All Women
Teacher: Dema Cole/Ellen Moore/Debi Southall
Room: MOD 1

Children K-5th Grade

Description: Children K-5th Grade
Room: Children’s Wing

The Second Act

Description: Coed 35-49
Teacher: Wayne Williamson/Les Byrnside
Room: C124

Friends in Faith

Description: Coed 50-65
Teacher: Bert Gunter/David Wyman
Room: C123

Emmanuel Grace

Description: Coed 60+
Teacher: Gary Moore/Charlie Toombs
Room: C121

Young Adults

Description: Young Adults
Teacher: Brad Atkinson/Jordan West
Room: Youth Cafe

Better Together

Description: Co-ed adults
Teachers: Dave Rice/Paul King
Room: Mod 2

Life Groups – Off Campus

Living in community is very important! In a large church it is easy to slip in unnoticed and never really form the relationships that are necessary for living out God’s plan for us as far as being a part of a real community of believers. At The Heights, we connect best with others through LIFE Groups. It is in these small groups “where friends become family.”  Through LIFE Groups we experience individual spiritual growth, strengthening and support from others and we a sense of direction and purpose from God. We also develop new leaders from within these groups. Being connected in a Life Group is one of the first steps we desire to see each and every new member take.

Many of our LIFE Groups meet on-campus on Sunday Mornings. We have a large selection of different groups to choose from including stage of life and age groupings for all. All this information can be located online and at the information center in the concourse. The great thing about on-campus groups is that we have ongoing ministries for all members of the family going on at the same time. We encourage you to try several out and then create a habit of being a part of our group ministry.

We also offer off campus LIFE Groups. We have groups meeting anytime and anywhere. These groups typically are smaller and meet on different days during the week. They offer the intimacy of meeting in someone’s homes and time to enjoy one another’s company along with a Bible Study.

Off Campus Childcare Reimbursement Form

If you would like more information about one of the Life Groups, please complete the form below.