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LIFE Groups

LIFE Group #1 Sermon Discussion Group

Group Leader:Jennifer Trotter, Michael Trotter

When:Weekly on Wednesday at 6:30 pm

Where:ALIVE Room 204

Description:Our LIFE group meets while the youth group is meeting each week. We are mostly parents of teens and young adults. In addition to sermon discussion, we also get together for meals, outings, and service projects! Our group loves to laugh, pray, and hang out together! Max:12

LIFE Group #2 Alive After Five

Group Leader:Kathy Beck, Tom Beck

When:Weekly on Thursday at 6:00 pm

Where:Keowee Key Area and Online

Description:We are a new LIFE group open to both singles and couples, meeting every other Thursday in homes in the Keowee Key area and online through zoom. 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.

LIFE Group #3 Foster and Forever Family

Group Leader:Amy Turner

When:Weekly on Wednesday at 6:30 pm


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. This fall we will be using the study The Connected Parent for our discussions. Participants split the costs of childcare.For now kids are gathering outdoors with the group during group meetings.

LIFE Group #4 Authentic Manhood

Group Leader:Chris Barton, Dusty Harrison

When:Weekly on Sunday at 10:00 am


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 Men's Group

Group Leader:Don Schaupp

When:Weekly on Monday at 6:30 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.The group may meet online for part of the fall.

LIFE Group #6 College Group Chi Alpha

Group Leader:Joe Holloway

When:Weekly on Thursday at 7:00 pm


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

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Study Group #7 Bible Study

Group Leader:Charlene McClellan, Mike McClellan

When:Weekly on Sunday at 7:00 pm

Where:ALIVE Room 206

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 #8 Bible Study Acts Class

Group Leader:Pam Schmutz, Robert Black

When:Weekly on Sunday at 11:15 am

Where:ALIVE Chapel

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 #14 Friendship Bible Study

Group Leader:Gloria Bell

When:Weekly on Sunday at 10:00 am


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 #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.

Rec and Serve Groups

Rec/Serve Group #15 Moms in Prayer

Group Leader:Christin Harrison

When:One Saturday a Month


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 #16 Prayer Group

Group Leader:Lisa Harding

When:Weekly on Sunday at 8:30 am

Where:Currently Online

Description:This group will meet Sunday mornings via zoom for the first few weeks, and then start meeting face to face later on. This group meets 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 #17 Adopt A Senior

Group Leader:Carrie Benoit, Bob Benoit


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 #18 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 #19 Doodle Trail Walks

Group Leader:Rachel Day

When:Bi-weekly Saturdays 9AM

Where:Entrance of Doodle Trail- Easley

Description: If you like to get out in nature and enjoy a good walk, this group is for you! We’ll have a short prayer at the beginning, and then enjoy reflection and fellowship on the Doodle Trail together. I hope to see you there.

Rec/Serve Group #20 Funeral Dinner Group

Group Leader:Kathryn Rash, Sonnie Andrews



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 #21 Little Dresses

Group Leader:Jeanette Childs



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 #22 Trout Fishing

Group Leader:Robin Bryant


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 #23 Horseback Riding

Group Leader: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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