Social Groups

FALL SEMESTER

September 1 – November 30

IF YOU ALREADY ATTENDED LEADER TRAINING

Contemporary Social Groups

Social Groups have one, simple purpose: to bring people together. We believe God created us to live in relationship with others and only then can we live the full life He intends for us. Sharing life through community is part of our design, but meaningful relationships aren’t always easy to find. That’s why Social Groups exist—to make these life-changing relationships relevant and accessible to you.

Leading a Social Group

Leading a Social Group isn’t about being perfect; it’s about serving others by giving them a place to connect. Hosting a group is simple—choose a topic that interests you and select a time and location to meet with others to share it. We give you essential tools to make your Social Group successful through Leader Training and a directory where you can register your group so others can find it easily. We believe people’s lives are changed one semester at a time by moving one step toward Christ, and as a Social Group leader you get to play an important role in that process.

1. Complete the Growth Track. Click here for more information on the Growth Track.

2. Attend Social Group Leader Training. Click here for dates and to sign up.

3. Register your group here.

Finding a Group

1st: Visit our Social Groups Directory to find the group that is right for you.
2nd: Identify a few groups that interest you- We encourage you to try several. We understand that you may need to experience a group before deciding if it is the right one for you, and that’s okay!
3rd: Contact the leaders of the group for more information, or just show up at the next scheduled social group meeting. No registration is required to attend most groups.
4th: Commit to faithfully going to your social group throughout the semester.

Fall Social Group Directory:

OUTREACH

Serve Your City

Leader: Susan Martinez

Leader Contact: (678) 997-4331  –  outreach@contemporary-church.com

Meets on: Thursday @ 7:00pm

Where: 216 Taylor Ridge Trail, Villa Rica, GA 30180

Group Description: This is an Outreach Social Group designed to explore your strengths and discover different areas where you can serve. The goal of this social group is to learn the heart behind serving others and have an understanding of how and where you can be the hands and feet of Jesus. We will meet weekly and have opportunities to serve our city!

Category: Outreach

Ages: All Ages

Childcare Provided: No

WOMEN

Contemporary Women

Leader: Portia Contee | Ayana Johnson

Leader Contact: portiacontee@contemporary-church.com

Meets on: Saturday @ 4:00pm

Where: Panera Bread  – 2868 Chapel Hill Rd, Douglasville, GA 30135

Group Description: We cannot wait to fellowship with you! Come hang out, unwind, and dive into the Word with us! We will be studying the book “Uninvited” by Lysa Terkeurst!

Category: Women

Ages: All Ages

Childcare Provided: No

Curriculum title: Uninvited by Lysa Terkeurst

MEN

Man to Man

Leader: Pastor Brock Roark  |  Pastor Kyle Johnson

Leader Contact: (404) 668-4955

Meets on: Sunday @ 6:00pm

Where: TBD

Group Description: As men we are saddled with many different pressures in life. Through ministry, work, marriage, children and all the other areas of life we can find ourselves struggling to work it all out. This is an opportunity to join with men just like you to be encouraged, strengthened, and understood. The Bible says that iron sharpens iron, so come and sharpen your skills as a man to live an abundant life in Jesus!

Group Requirements: You must be a man over the age of 18.

Category: Men

Ages: 18 and up

Childcare Provided: No

Curriculum title: Man to Man

STUDENTS

The Block (Teen Social Group)

Leader: Pastor Stephen Contee

Leader Contact: pastorstephen@contemporary-church.com

Meets on: Friday @ 7:00pm

Where: West Metro Church Of God – 3858 Kings Hwy, Douglasville, GA 30135

Group Description: Join us at The Block to connect to authentic discipleship, new friendships, and tons of fun. We believe students will never experience all God has to offer until they connect in life giving relationships. The relationships developed in The Block will be a source of encouragement, prayer and support for students throughout their week.

Group Requirements: Come to have FUN!

Category: Student

Ages: 13 – 19

Sportsplex

Leader: Kayden Johnson  |  Kyle Johnson

Leader Contact: (513) 413-0493  |  (609) 200-3482

Meets on: Saturday @ 2:00pm

Where: Mud Creek Soccer Complex – 5600 Ernest w barrett pkwy SW, Marrieta, GA 30064

Group Description: We will be playing football, but we will be taking suggestions for other sports!

Group Requirements: If you suggest a sport, then you must bring ball (and bases if needed).

Category: Student

Ages: All Ages

Childcare Provided: No

MARRIAGE

Marriage Social Group

Leader: Arle and Susan Martinez  |  Chris and Tonya Phillips

Leader Contact: (678) 997-4331

Meets on: Monday @ 7:00pm

Where: Panera Bread in Douglasville – 2868 Chapel Hill Rd. Douglasville, GA 30135

Group Description: This is a marriage social group that will cover the book “From Anger to Intimacy” by Dr. Gary Smalley. We will learn skills to resolve conflict, overcome feelings of anger or frustration, nurture a forgiving spirit, and find answers to big questions about anger and forgiveness in our marriages. We are accepting 8 couples and looking forward to learning and growing together!

Group Requirements: Just bring you and your spouse!

Category: Marriage

Ages: 20s and up

Childcare Provided: No

Curriculum: “From Anger to Intimacy” by Dr. Gary Smalley

PRAYER

Day 22

Leader: Nikole Matthews  |  Clay Matthews

Leader Contact: (770) 310-2173

Meets on: Wednesday @ 7:00pm

Where: 252 Rio Rancho Dr, Temple, Georgia (GA) 30179

Group Description: It’s Day 22 and beyond! What does your prayer life look like after 21 Days of Prayer? Let’s dive deeper into what having a prayer life is and means. We will have awesome fellowship, get into some great discussion, and finish with some amazing prayer time.

Group Requirements: Coffee and light snacks or a dessert will also be provided. Feel free to being a snack of dessert if you would like, but that is not required.

Category: Prayer

Ages: All Ages

Childcare Provided: No

Curriculum title: Day 22

FAMILY – FELLOWSHIP – CONNECT

GarageBand

Leader: Abraham Martinez

Leader Contact: (678) 488-1274

Meets on: Monday @ 7:00pm

Where: 216 Taylor Ridge Trail, Villa Rica, GA 30180

Group Description: Have a musical talent? Lets get together for a jam session! Whether freestyle or cover, show off your skills in a judgement free zone. Theres a possibility that your jam can be recorded into the world’s next mp3 MASTAPIECE (flac,wav,ogg, etc). Also, Don’t forget to bring your equipment.

Group Requirements: 1) Any equipment needed for you to perform 2) Jams

Ages: All Ages

Childcare Provided: No

Coffee and Grace

Leader: Deb Troxtel | Pastor Kyle Johnson

Leader Contact: (678) 575-0786

Meets on: Thursday @ 7:00pm

Where: Starbucks and Various Other Locations, 2736 Chapel Hill Road, Douglasville, GA 30135

Group Description: God’s grace and love are limitless, though religion, the enemy, our flesh, and other forces can make us feel otherwise. Join us at various locations for coffee or your favorite drink or treat as we share and encourage one another in this arena and enjoy fellowship. We will use short videos (most less than five minutes in length) and readings as springboards for discussion each week. You can spend as little or as much time as you wish with the brief materials, as most of our discussion will surround how we personally experience the grace of God under the New Covenant and how we can live the life of freedom that Jesus has given us through his resurrected life within us.

Ages: All Ages

Childcare Provided: No

Disc Golf

Leader: Cathi Miller

Leader Contact: (678) 772-5425

Meets on: Saturday @ 10:00am

Where: Hunter Park- 8830 Gurley Road, Douglasville, GA 30134

Group Description: Getting exercise in fresh air and talking about life and Jesus!

Group Requirements: You can bring discs if you have some, but if not, they will be provided.

Category: Family

Ages: All Ages

Childcare Provided: No