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LIFE Groups

LIFE Group #2 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 #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 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 #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 we use the book, Coping with Chronic Illness, encouragement, a solid foundation for hope, proven strategies, for handling chronic illness and 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 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 #17 College Group Chi Alpha

Group Leader:Joe Holloway

When:Weekly on Tuesday at 4:00 pm

Where:Blue Hill at SWU

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.

Study Groups

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Sunday

Study Group #8 Bible Study

Group Leader:Mike McClellan, Renee Watson

When:Weekly on Sunday at 10:00 am

Where:ALIVE Room 203

Description:If you want a Bible study with both wit and depth, this group is for you. Using a curriculum designed specifically for adults, this study includes a weekly lesson with thought-provoking questions. Through study and discussion, this group will dig deeper into God’s word and discover how it applies to everyday life.

Study Group #9 Friendship Bible Study

Group Leader:Gloria Bell

When:Weekly on Sunday at 11:15 am

Where:ALIVE Room 201

Description:Join Dr. Gloria Bell, former SWU English Professor, and a great group of folks for an in-depth Bible study. Using a curriculum designed specifically for adults, this study includes a weekly lesson with thought-provoking questions, which will prepare you for Sunday morning discussion. Come be challenged as you dig deeper into God’s word.

Study Group #11 Bible Study Acts Class

Group Leader:Pam Schmutz, Robert Black

When:Weekly on Sunday at 11:15 am

Where:Chapel at ALIVE

Description:This Bible study has one foot in the scripture and the other in contemporary life, all in the environment of a caring group of people committed to following Christ. That’s the ACTS class, led by Southern Wesleyan University Professor Emeritus Dr. Bob Black. Using a curriculum designed specifically for adults, this study includes a weekly lesson with thought-provoking questions.Pam Schmutz serves as a coordinator for the group.

Study Group #12 Bible Study

Group Leader:Mark Davidson

When:Weekly on Sunday at 11:15 am

Where:ALIVE Room 203

Description:Join this group of men in their retirement years as they discuss an in-depth Bible study. Using a curriculum designed specifically for adults, this study includes a weekly lesson with thought-provoking questions, which will prepare you for Sunday morning discussion. Come be challenged as you dig deeper into God’s word.

Monday

Study Group #13 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 #14 Family Group

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

When:Wednesday Evenings

Where:Central/Clemson

Description:We will get together every other week to talk about Sunday’s messages and build relationships. This group will dig deeper into the sermons, praying together and applying sermons to your life. The group will work together to arrange childcare. Max: 10

Thursday

Study Group #15 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 fall we will be studying the parables of Jesus. Come and let the parables challenge us to a deeper understanding and application of Jesus’ teaching to all aspects of our one and only life. Max:16

Rec and Serve Groups

Rec/Serve Group #21 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 #22 Little Dresses

Group Leader:Jeanette Childs

When:Twice/semester 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 #23 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 #24 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 Group #25 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 #26 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 #27 F3 Men's Fitness

Group Leader:Ryan MacRae

When:7AM Sat, 5:30AM Wed, 5:30AM Wed

Where:Bowman Field, Lot 2 Fike

Description:F3 is a bootcamp style workout group for men. The goal is to plant, grow and serve small workout groups to build male community leadership. Five core principles include: 1. all workouts are free. 2. workouts are open to all men. 3. All workouts are outdoors, rain, shine, hot, cold. 4. Participants lead the workout in a rotating fashion, with no training needed. 5. Workouts end with a Circle of Trust. ALIVE cotacts: Jonathan Waldrop, Ryan MacRae, Dan Greene, Andrew Whitehead, F3nation.com

Rec/Serve Group #28 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 #29 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 #31 Hiking Group

Group Leader:Jim Tolleson

When:Weekends TBA

Where:Various Locations

Description:If you love getting together with others to enjoy the outdoors, come join this group. We will hike trails at various locations throughout the area, and plan to take several weekend hikes this fall.

Rec/Serve Group #32 Prayer Group

Group Leader:Justine Tegen, Lisa Harding

When:Weekly on Sunday at 8:30 am

Where:ALIVE Room 203

Description:This group will meet together each Sunday morning to pray for the services, the ministries of ALIVE, our church leaders, and the community. If you have a heart for prayer and a desire to see God move our church, come be a part!

Rec/Serve Group #33 Horse 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.

Rec/Serve Group #34 Bouquet Group Funeral Flowers

Group Leader:Karin Kirby, Mary Beth Peurifoy

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.

FLE Groups

FLE Group #1 Financial Group

Group Leader:Diane Mann

When:Weekly on Sunday at 6:30 pm

Where:ALIVE Room 202

Description:Everyone wants their dreams to come true but they are often blocked by financial challenges. This study will help you truly win with money and experience a fully funded life. Using a step-by-step plan we’ll gain control of our finances. Join other young adults as we dig into this study. Childcare may be arranged if needed. Max: 16

FLE Group #35 Financial Group

Group Leader:Wanda Cody

When:Weekly on Sunday at 5:30 pm

Where:ALIVE

Description:Everyone wants their dreams to come true but they are often blocked by financial challenges. This study will help you truly win with money and experience a fully funded life. Using a step-by-step plan we’ll gain control of our finances. Join other young adults as we dig into this study. Max: 14

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