We Value Strong And Authentic Community
We believe that Community Groups are one of the primary ways we connect with others and live out the mission to reach Southeast. These smaller groups of people provide an opportunity to know others and truly be known within the church. Through these relationships, we challenge and encourage one another to believe our identity in Christ and live life in ways that show the world what God is like.
We have some Community Groups that meet weekly, and some that meet bi-weekly. Everyone at Belmont is invited and encouraged join a Group! Groups meet either in members’ homes, in community places, such as coffee shops, or at the church building. Group information is listed below, so feel free to contact the individual group leaders with questions. If you’re not sure where to begin, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Click here or keep reading to find out more about our Winter 2020 Groups!
PRECEPTS: A DEEPER DIVE INTO THE SCRIPTURES: This group meets at the church building on Sunday mornings at 9:45am. This semester, they’re studying C.S. Lewis’ book, “Mere Christianity.” Come dive into this book and the Scriptures to find out more! Childcare not provided. Contact: Alichagrubb@gmail.com
TUESDAY EVENING WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY: This ladies group is led by Evelyn Olsen and meets Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm-8:00pm at the Olsen’s home. They’re studying Philippians this winter. Childcare not provided. Contact: Mamaolsen@yahoo.com
WARDS GROUP: This group is led by Tim and Rene Ward and meets at Belmont on Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm-8:00pm. They’re studying the Sermon on the Mount (Matt 5) and look in depth at the Beatitudes to learn why this is such an important message from our Savior. Childcare provided. Contact: email@example.com
MEN’S GROUP: This men’s group is led by Bill Olsen and meets at Belmont Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Childcare provided. Contact: Mthollyviking@gmail.com
ROOTED: Rooted is our Youth Ministry and is led by Joel Kirby and Melissa Mayo. This exciting group of students meets upstairs at Belmont on Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm-8:00pm. They’re kicking off the new year with a series called “Counter Culture,” offering a Biblical perspective on hot topics in today’s society so our Belmont teens can stay Rooted in the word and be confident in sharing their hope in Christ with the world. Contact: Joelberg79@hotmail.com
JOHNSONS GROUP: This group is led by Reggie and Courtney Johnson and meets at their home on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:30pm. They’ll be discussing the previous Sunday’s message during their group time. There is a potluck kick off Jan 15! Childcare shared by the families within the group. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
MAMAS AT THE Y: This moms group is led by Leigh Kaiser and meets at the Kirk Family YMCA on Thursday mornings from 10:30-11:45am. This winter, they’re using the book Lord I Want to Know You: A Devotional Study on the Names of God by Kay Arthur. They will walk, talk, and pray together during their meetings. If you’re not a Y member, you can attend as a guest for free up the three times! After that there is a small fee. Childcare provided through the Y. Contact: email@example.com
CHRISTIANS TRAINING CHRISTIANS: This group meets at Belmont on Friday evenings at 6:30pm and is led by Wes and Whittney Williams. Their winter their topic of study is “Overcoming Emotions that Destroy.” There’s a kick off night with food and fun on Jan 24! Childcare shared by group members. Contact: Wwilliams@valdosta.edu
Three Things That Make a Belmont Community Group
The gospel is the unbelievably good news about Jesus! This good news is what changes us and holds us all together so it is the foundation of our groups and our church. We use this good news to grow into deeper relationship with God and friends. Then we take the good news to the neighborhood/city/world through intentional missional engagement.
We do life together. Our progress and growth in Jesus is communal and not done in isolation from others. We know each other, share with each other, encourage one another, pursue holiness together, forgive each other and seek the good of the city together. These communities are much more than a time slot. They are diverse groups of 10-20 people and in these groups you will find young and old, rich and poor, and they are made up of people who have been following Jesus for years and others who still haven’t figured out what they believe about the gospel.
Each Community Group lives out the mission of God together. Working side by side, they communicate the message of the gospel with their mouths and demonstrate the effect of the gospel with their lives so that the vision of seeing Southeast renewed spiritually and socially becomes a reality.