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LIFE Groups

LIFE Group #1 Authentic Manhood

Group Leader:Chris Barton, Dusty Harrison

When:Weekly on Sunday at 9:45 am

Where:ALIVE Room 203

Description:Join us as we discuss authentic manhood in light of God’s word and lift each other up to live out the lives God desires for us. Max: 18

LIFE Group #2 Men's Group

Group Leader:Don Schaupp

When:Weekly on Monday at 6:45 pm

Where:The Potter's Place

Description:Join other men in this Bible study as they dive into scripture and apply it to their lives. This group will meet together to study, pray, and challenge one another to grow. The sermon notes will be the springboard for each week's discussion and different members of the group will lead. Group activities include at least one cookout and service project

LIFE Group #3 Foster and Forever Family

Group Leader:Amy Turner, Joey Turner

When:Weekly on Wednesday at 6:30 pm

Where:ALIVE Room 202

Description:This group will meet weekly to share and learn from one another about the journey families take when they foster and adopt. Topics will range from how to deal with our children’s questions about their birth parents, behavior issues, nutrition, and anything else that group participants need. Participants split the costs of childcare. Max: 20

LIFE Group #4 Sermon Discussion Group

Group Leader:Jennifer Trotter, Michael Trotter

When:Weekly on Wednesday at 6:30 pm

Where:ALIVE Room 204

Description:Join us for weekly sermon discussions mixed with prayer, laughter, and support. We also look for opportunities to serve and spend time together outside of church. Max: 14

LIFE Group #5 Ladies' Support Group

Group Leader:Jan Box

When:Weekly on Monday at 6:30 pm

Where:Central

Description:Are you a woman suffering from a chronic “invisible” illness, like arthritis, MS, lupus, fibromyalgia, migraines, etc.? Do you feel like daily pain and suffering are behind your smile? Join us as we study together, find encouragement, build a solid foundation for hope, and apply proven strategies, for handling chronic illness with humor along the way. We’ll explore what God’s Word says about suffering and discover the many ways He will love, support, and strengthen us. Max: 15

LIFE Group #6 College Group Chi Alpha

Group Leader:Joe Holloway

When:Weekly on Thursday at 5:30 pm

Where:SWU Dining Commons

Description:This group is a prayer and discipleship community, designed to encourage and equip students and faculty to impact their campus. We'll hang out, learn about Jesus, and do life together. Contact Joe Holloway for more details chialphajoe@gmail.com.

LIFE Group #29 - Alive After Five

Group Leader:ktkate Beck, Tom Beck

When:Weekly on Thursday at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Where:212 Still Water Bay Dr

Description:We are a new LIFE group open to both singles and couples, meeting every other Thursday in homes in the Keowee Key area. We are here to support each other, not fix each other. Romans 12:2 says, "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer? Call Tom or Kathy Beck at 864-376-3779 if you are interested in learning more.

Study Groups

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Sunday

Study Group #8 Sermon Discussion

Group Leader:Diane Mann

When:Weekly on Sunday at 6:30 pm

Where:ALIVE Room 202

Description:Join this group as we get together to talk about Sunday’s messages and build relationships. We will begin this group by digging deeper into the sermons and discuss life applications. Future studies will be determined by the group consensus. Childcare may be arranged if needed. Max: 16

Monday

Study Group #29 Celebrate Recovery

Group Leader:Joey Turner

When:Weekly on Monday at 6:30 pm

Where:111 Hillcrest Drive

Description:The purpose of this group is to celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the eight recovery principles found in the Beatitudes and Christ-centered 12 steps. In this group, we will share experiences, victories, and hopes with one another and practice accepting God’s grace in solving our life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups. In this group we will grow spiritually and find freedom from our addictive, compulsive, or dysfunctional behavior. Come early and enjoy a meal together at 5:30 pm.

Wednesday

Study Group #31 Sermon Discussion

Group Leader:Ashley Perry, Ben Touchberry, Chad Perry, Heather Touchberry

When:Weekly on Wednesday at 5:30 am - 7:00 am

Where:Clemson

Description:Join this group of young families and young adults as we we get together to talk about Sunday’s messages and build relationships. We will begin this group by digging deeper into the sermons and discuss life applications. The group will work together to arrange limited childcare. Max:10

Thursday

Study Group #7 Deep Dive into the Bible

Group Leader:Elizabeth Hodges, Larry Hodges

When:Weekly on Thursday at 6:30 pm

Where:Clemson

Description:College graduate students and young adults meet weekly for dinner together and an in-depth Bible study at the home of Larry and Elizabeth Hodges. This spring we will be studying the book of Proverbs, one of the wisdom books in the Old Testament. Proverbs presents a practical understanding of how to live a successful life based on our commitment to God.

Study Group #9 Ladies' Book Study

Group Leader:Caroline Davis

When:Weekly on Thursday at 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Where:Seneca

Description:Words are powerful. Especially the words women speak to themselves. All too often, what they say to themselves when they lie in bed at night or look in the mirror in the morning is not even close to the words God wants them to speak to their souls. Join us for this 7-week study as we dig into Me, Myself, and Lies: A Thought Closet Makeover by Jennifer Rothschild.

Study Group #10 Ladies' Bible Study

Group Leader:Alba Hayes, Pam Fipps

When:Weekly on Thursday at 9:30 am

Where:ALIVE Room 203

Description:Join us for as we dig into the Old Testament study using The Epic of Eden Video Study. In this study Dr. Sandra Richter clearly and powerfully communicates a history of God’s redeeming grace, weaving together a story that runs from the Eden of the Garden to the garden of the New Jerusalem. There will be a workbook with homework including Scripture memorization! We may break out into smaller groups for discussion. Max:28

Study Group #11 Moms Group

Group Leader:Dana Connor

When:Weekly on Thursday at 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Where:ALIVE

Description:Join this group of moms as we grow, learn, and encourage each other. We'll study Eugene Peterson's book A Long Obedience in the Same Direction. In this study of Psalms 120-134 we will discover encouragement for modern pilgrims as we grow in worship, service, joy, work, happiness, humility, community and blessing. The group will work together to plan and pay for childcare. We will meet weekly on Thursdays and also plan a few group outings for outreach, a Moms Night Out etc. Max:14

Study Group #32 Book Study

Group Leader:Jerry Owen, Jill White, Judy Owen, Larry White

When:Weekly on Thursday at 6:30 pm

Where:Seneca

Description:Join us as we study the Circle Maker together. We will have meals each week and enjoy fellowship together. Max: 12

Rec and Serve Groups

Rec/Serve Group #16 Funeral Dinner Group

Group Leader:Mary Beth Peurifoy, Sonnie Andrews

When:TBA

Where:ALIVE

Description:Would you like to serve others through your cooking and baking abilities? This group works together to provide funeral dinners for grieving families at ALIVE. Opportunities arise on an as-needed basis, and group members will be asked to make a dish or two at various times throughout the semester. Sign-up to be a part of this compassionate group and to serve through cooking. This group will meet once or twice for an organizational meeting and fellowship but does not gather on a regular basis.

Rec/Serve Group #17 Sonshine Ministry

Group Leader:Carrie Benoit, Bob Benoit

When:Weekly on Saturday at 10:00 am

Where:Six Mile

Description:Sign up and serve the needs of an often forgotten and neglected group of people, those living in nursing homes. No special skills are required, only your availability, and Bob and Carrie will guide you in ministering to those wonderful but often lonely people. As you serve them and reach out to them, you will soon become the highlight of their week.

Rec/Serve Group #18 Adopt A Senior

Group Leader:Carrie Benoit, Bob Benoit

When:Monthly

Where:Six Mile

Description:Join with others to adopt senior adults in a local retirement center. At least once a month, you’ll visit your adoptive senior adult at a time agreed upon by you and the senior adult. No special skills required, only your availability, and Bob and Carrie will guide you in ministering to these wonderful but often lonely people. As you serve them and reach out to them, you will soon become a highlight to them each month.

Rec/Serve Group #19 Little Dresses

Group Leader:Jeanette Childs

When:TBA

Where:ALIVE

Description:Our goal is to bless young girls across the world with a brand new dress and the message of the Gospel. Group members sew dresses at home using a simple design.We then collect and send out dresses as a tangible message to a girl that she is loved by God and someone at ALIVE. We will meet together as a group two or three times throughout the semester. Also, we will schedule two evenings of "Sew-ins" this semester. Times and dates will be sent out in email messages to those signed up.

Rec/Serve Group #20 Traditional Choir

Group Leader:Amy Gregory

When:Sundays at 10am service, 5pm practices

Where:Chapel at ALIVE

Description:If you enjoy making a joyful noise to the Lord while serving with others, you have a place in the choir! The choir meets together throughout the year to prepare various special musical selections for our Sunday morning traditional worship service. Experience community with other who share your interest in creating meaningful music!

Rec/Serve Group #21 Bouquet Group Funeral Flowers

Group Leader:Karin Kirby

When:TBA

Where:ALIVE

Description:Would you like to serve others through flower arranging? This group works together to provide bouquets for funeral dinners for grieving families at ALIVE. Opportunities arise on an as-needed basis, and group members will be asked to bring cut flowers or greenery to add to arrangements. Sign-up to be a part of this creative group and to learn together, designing in season bouquets. This group will meet for an organizational meeting and fellowship but does not gather on a regular basis

Rec/Serve #23 Group Moms in Prayer

Group Leader:Christin Harrison

When:One Saturday a Month

Where:ALIVE

Description:As the school year gets under way, replace your cares and worries with peace and hope by praying with other moms. Moms in Prayer helps women gather to pray scripturally and specifically for our children and schools. Moms in Prayer invites you to have a profound impact on your children and their schools, from preschool to young adults. Entire communities are transformed when moms gather to pray to the One who can change a human heart.

Rec/Serve Group #24 Bible Journaling

Group Leader:Anna Wallace

When:Weekly on Tuesday at 6:00 pm

Where:ALIVE Room 203

Description:I would love to invite you to join a Bible journaling class. Bible journaling is an expressive, artistic way to study and connect with God's Word. The art you create becomes a visual representation of how you are growing in your faith journey. From my experience Bible journaling, I've discovered that there is no wrong way to create what God is writing on your heart through His Word. Come and join us to learn God's Word in an artistic way. Max:15

Rec/Serve Group #25 Trout Fishing

Group Leader:Robin Bryant

When:TBA

Where:Various Locations

Description:If you love fishing and you love the outdoors this group is for you. Join us as we get together to fish, talk, and enjoy nature together. We will plan several outings throughout the year.

Rec/Serve Group #26 Horseback Riding

Group Leader:Amber Dobson, Ben Dobson

When:Sunday Afternoons

Where:Various Locations

Description:If you love spending time with others, getting outdoors, and trail riding, join this group. We'll get together periodically throughout the fall to get to know each other and ride together. Bring your own horse and join us as we ride. If you have questions or want to know more contact Ben Dobson at 864-633-9252.

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