small groups

Although we are physically distant from each other right now, it is so important to stay relationally and spiritually connected.

We are thrilled to be launching our Fall 2020 Semester of Small Groups! Make this the semester that you lead or join a group! 

Upcoming Dates:

Leader Registration Opens: August 1st 

Small Group Directory Opens: August 30th 

Fall Semester Launch: September 6th

small groups

Although we are practicing social distancing, it doesn’t meant we have to be socially isolated. It is so important to stay relationally and spiritually connected! Our Small Groups are currently meeting online, and we’d love to help you join a group today.

We believe God created us to live in relationship with others and only then can we live the full life He intends for us.

Whether you consider yourself a “people-person” or not, we all need each other. That’s why we have Small Groups, to find community that could potentially change our lives.

Just like most things, you won’t know until you try.  So follow these three steps, check out the directory listed below, and connect with a Small Group today!

 Step 1 – Sign Up for Zoom (it’s free and easy)

Step 2 – Choose a Small Group day, time and type.

Step 3 – Click the link and join the group at it’s start time


Small Group Description Date Join
Youth City Group – Middle School
Josh & Jakira & Karisma & Brock

Co-ed Middle School Youth Only.

What is a City Group? City Groups create a place for students to connect with people from their school and community, while also providing the intentionality of small groups. These groups exist to help students grow with God and with each other.

Sunday, 6:00PM Join Small Group
Youth City Group – High School
Chelsey & Ulises, John, Tamara, Karah

Co-ed High School Youth Only.

What is a City Group? City Groups create a place for students to connect with people from their school and community, while also providing the intentionality of small groups. These groups exist to help students grow with God and with each other.

Sunday, 6:00PM Join Small Group
Real Talk: Love & Marriage Edition
Martha and Ryan Jiminez
We will discuss real life issues and topics that engaged and newly married couples face. We will also go over enneagrams, love languages, and how this affects the way we love and show grace to our spouse. Sunday, 7:30PM Join Small Group
Iron Men
Charles Turrubiate

Men face unique challenges in today’s society. Those that only other Godly men can understand. Join us as we talk about all of those things and find out what God would have us do. A band of brothers destined to leave a legacy. 

Monday, 6:30PM Join Small Group
Writer’s Workshop
Robin Nealy
Do you like to journal, but find it hard to find the time to actually record your thoughts, words, and feelings on paper? Do you have a testimony that God has asked you to write and share? Is there a book in you that you are too busy or afraid to start working on? If you answered “yes” to at least one of these questions, this small group is for you. Every week, we will study God’s Word and what He has to say about courageously allowing our words to minister to ourselves and others. Each week, we will pray and write and set writing goals. Bring your bible, notebook or journal, computer or tablet and let’s start writing! Wednesday, 6:30PM Join Small Group
Jump Start
Alia and Pavel Vasilev
Small group for seasoned Dream Team-ers, recent ones, and those thinking of joining the team – we will share Highs and Lows; key takeaways from the previous weekend sermon and fellowship. Wednesday, 7:00PM Join Small Group
AB Men’s Health
Max Mahaffey
Healthy habits during these unhealthy times. Diet, exercise, goal setting, injury prevention, and mental health. Thursday, 7:00PM Join Small Group
The Armor of God
Vanessa Bautista
All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you — unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you: your heart, your mind, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your resilience, your dreams, your destiny. But his battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed. If you’re tired of being pushed around and caught with your guard down, this study is for you. The Enemy always fails miserably when he meets a woman dressed for the occasion. The Armor of God, more than merely a biblical description of the believer’s inventory, is an action plan for putting it on and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory. Friday, 8:00PM Join Small Group
Melanie Flores
R.E.A.L (Relationships, Encourage, Accountable, Laugh) If you have been working or have been wanting to start working out but don’t want to be on this journey alone, join me for this online accountability small group. We will encourage, motivate, share tips with meal planning and our favorite healthy recipes. Saturday, 10:30AM Join Small Group
Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World
Christina Garza
An invitation for every woman who feels she isn’t godly enough…isn’t loving enough…isn’t doing enough. The life of a woman today isn’t really all that different from that of Mary and Martha in the New Testament. Like Mary, you long to sit at the Lord’s feet…but the daily demands of busy world, just won’t leave you alone. Like Martha, you love Jesus and really want to serve Him, yet you struggle with weariness, resentment, and feelings of inadequacy”. Saturday, 3:00PM Join Small Group

lead a small group

You don’t need to have it all together to lead a Small Group—you just have to be willing to let God use you as you take your next step. To host a group, you simply choose a topic that interests you and select a time and location to meet with others to share it. Then, we give you a few essential tools like first-time leader training, a directory where others can find your group, and support throughout the semester. We believe God uses Small Groups to change people’s lives, and as a Small Group leader, you get to be a part of that.

common questions

What happens at a small group meeting?

You’ve probably seen Small Groups meeting and not even realized it. A small group looks like friends at lunch, teams playing basketball, or people studying a book or topic of interest. At its core, a small group is a small gathering of people, and it is less about what you do and more about who you do it with. By participating in Small Groups, you can expect to connect with others through a common activity, engage in life giving conversation and request prayer.

How often does a small group meet?

Our Small Groups meet for three semesters a year—winter/spring, summer and fall. During the semester, most groups meet once a week. Small Groups are meant to bring meaning and community into the flow of your life, so even if you can’t attend every meeting, there is still great value in joining a group.

Where do Small Groups meet?

Small Groups happen throughout Fort Bend County and surrounding areas.

How long does a typical small group stay together?

Most Small Groups meet for a semester. This way, new people can join groups easily and regularly. Also, the semester format allows you to try multiple groups each year. As relationships form, some groups choose to stay together for consecutive semesters, but new members are always welcome.

Is there childcare available?

Childcare varies from group to group. When you search our directory for a group, the group profile will indicate if childcare is available.

What if I don’t like the first group I try?

The truth is, not everyone will find the best fit with the first group they try. This is why we encourage you to select a few groups that interest you, contact the leaders and try out a couple different groups before choosing the best one for you. The simple strategy to finding success in Small Groups is to not give up. We believe there is a group that is right for everyone—including you!


Every 4th Sunday after next steps 401

Small group training is located adjacent to the Next Steps classroom in room 206.

Lunch and childcare is provided

If you can’t find the right group for you, maybe that’s God’s way of telling you that your next step in your spiritual journey is to lead a small group. Your small group isn’t about doing something new in your life, your life IS your small group. Whatever you are currently doing in life, just be intentional with your conversation and invite others to do it with you. Your group can be anything that you love to do! If you’ve never attended this short one and half hour training, join us as we answer all of your questions and equip you with all of the tools for you to lead a successful small group. Once you’ve attended any one of the trainings offered, you’re ready to lead a group for any up and coming semesters by simply registering your small group at the beginning of a new semester.


Leader Resources

This series gives you training and materials to help you move one step as a leader and make your group a great success.

Move One Step

Help your group move one step closer to Christ during the semester.

Freedom Groups

Freedom Groups are a Bible study and conference experience designed to help believers discover the abundant life that Jesus desires for them.