Life In community!

Growth Groups are small gatherings of people who are committed to doing life together while growing deeper in the Word together. Growth Groups meet on different nights of the week all over the Tampa Bay Area. The Fall Semester starts the last week of September and runs through the first week of November. Check out all the groups listed below and then click here to save your spot!

Monday

Listed below are the Growth Groups held on Monday nights!

  • 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.


    Group Leader: Belinda

    Group Type: Women

    Time: 7:00pm

    Location: Town N Country Home

  • Rebuilding is way harder than building. But sometimes God calls you to this stretching work rather than starting something new. How do we rebuild in a healthy way despite living in a world of brokenness? Drawing on Nehemiah's example as the rebuilder of Jerusalem's walls, Kyllonen reveals the struggles and joys that he, his family and his young urban, multiethnic church experienced as they pursued a seemingly impossible dream of restoration. Their story will encourage and inspire you to pursue God’s rebuilding work in your own life, church and world. ReBuild ReBuild ReBuild!


    Group Leader: Jessica P

    Group Type: Co-Ed

    Time: 7:00pm

    Location: Copeland Park

Tuesday

Listed below are the Growth Groups held on Tuesday nights!

  • "Perfect Love"

    We all want to be known and loved. Though we can experience deep relationships with others, there will always be a hole in our hearts for the perfect love of Christ. But, what does that really mean? How do we pursue intimacy with an invisible God? What if we do not feel worthy of His love? How can we respond when troubles kidnap our security in Christ?

    In six powerful sessions, author and Bible teacher Lisa Harper walks women through the Song of Solomon to answer those questions and more. Though romance and marital love are typically associated with this book, Lisa takes a Christ-centered approach to illustrate how this ancient love story is relevant to your life and relationship with Jesus today. As she brings clarity to the text and as you watch real-life stories from other women, you will learn how to embrace God's perfect love and realize your own beauty and worth in God's eyes. .


    Leader: Chrys

    Group Type: Co-Ed

    Time: 7:00pm

    Location: Uptown Chick-Fila

  • "Removing the Weight during the Wait"

    Sherelle Marie

    In a world that teaches women how to be independent bosses, Sherelle Marie wants to help women prepare for one of the most beautiful ministries, marriage. Marriage is not just about walking down an aisle as a bride followed by a night filled with beautiful decor. It’s about preparing yourself to express love in a selfless, Christlike manner as a wife and minister to the man God has created just for you!


    Leader: Kiyanah

    Group Type: Women

    Time: 7:00pm

    Location: Grain and Berry on Fowler

  • Discover how God's Divine Presence gives your purpose and fulfillment regardless of life's season as you learn to discern the temporary from the eternal and live with conviction.


    Leaders: Janet and Robert

    Group Type: Co-ed

    Time: 7:00pm

    Location: Safety Harbor Home

  • We know that divorce is a major issue in our culture today, both inside and outside the church. Despite our best attempts at love, couples find themselves paralyzed by dysfunction and mired in conflict. Why do we face so many seemingly insurmountable problems today? Is there hope for the struggle? What are we missing?

    In this 4-part series, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs sheds light on an often overlooked, yet indispensable element of a healthy marriage—respect. Combining biblical instruction with scientific expertise, Emerson provides insight into the unique ways in which God has designed both men and women and how they can rightly embrace their differences in marriage.


    Leaders: Bill and Marianne

    Group Type: Married

    Time: 7:00pm

    Location: Crossover Church

Thursday

Listed below are the Growth Groups held on Thursday nights!

  • If you are a business owner, your company will rise or fall on your leadership. Come learn, share, and network with other business owners as we study the book H3 Leadership: Stay Humble, Stay Hungry and Hustle.


    Leader: Pastor Tommy

    Group Type: Business Owners

    Time: 7:00am

    Location: Brunchies on North Dale Mabry

  • No man fails on purpose. Quite the opposite. When our feet hit the floor every morning, we’re looking for a win.


    Patrick Morley, author of The Man in the Mirror, brings you powerful stories and practical answers to the critical questions men ask most. Release the power of God on the issues that matter most to you, and walk with confidence in the one identity that matters most: The Christian Man.


    Leader: Angel

    Group Type: Men

    Time: 7:00pm

    Location: University Mall Food Court

  • Satisfaction…Happiness…Joy.. The pursuit of pleasure in God is not only permissible, it’s essential.

    Desiring God is a paradigm-shattering work that dramatically alters common perspectives on relating to God.  Piper reveals that there really is no need to choose between duty and delight in the Christian life. In fact, for the follower of Jesus, delight is the duty as Christ is most magnified in His people when they are most satisfied in Him.


    Leader: Sammy

    Group Type: Co-Ed

    Time: 7:00pm

    Location: Home in USF Area

  • Who are you when life is steady?
    Who are you when storms come?

    Most of us have been on the receiving end of rejection, a broken dream, or heartbreak. And while this is not an easy space to go through, when we are grounded in the truth, we can endure the tough times. Shaken  features practical wisdom from the pages of Scripture and moving narratives of individuals—from celebrities to cancer patients—who have impacted Tebow’s life. Their inspiring stories will encourage you also to tackle fear, overcome bitterness, and take on the obstacles life throws at you.


    Leader: Ebonee

    Group Type: Co-Ed

    Time: 7:30pm

    Location: Ihop on Bearss

  • Much of our faith and practice is about words―preaching, teaching, talking with others. Yet all of these words are not enough to take us into the real presence of God where we can hear his voice. This book is an invitation to you to meet God deeply and fully outside the demands and noise of daily life. It is an invitation to solitude and silence. The beauty of a true invitation is that we really do have a choice about embarking on this adventure. God extends the invitation, but he honors our freedom and will not push himself where he is not wanted. Instead, he waits for us to respond from the depths of our desire. Will you say yes?


    Leader: Lully

    Group Type: Co-Ed

    Time: 7:00pm

    Location: Panera in Carrollwood

Friday

Listed below are the Growth Groups held on Friday nights!

  • We make about two hundred conscience decisions a day. Most are small. Some are huge:

    • Should I marry the woman or man I've been dating?
    • Should I go to graduate school?
    • Should I leave the job I've been doing for fifteen years?
    • Do I need to fire someone who is working for me? 
    • Should we adopt a child?

    What Does God Want? Is designed to help you make these decisions. It offers a five-part process for decision-making that can help you chose the right course of action in matters large and small.


    Leader: Sir James

    Group Type: Co-Ed

    Time: 7:00pm

    Location: Portillos on Fowler

  • The Way has lost its way.


    In The Way Back, media and marketing experts Phil Cooke and Jonathan Bock take a hard look at Christians today and reveal that we, as a salesforce, have lost our faith in our product. Where’s the passion, the excitement, and the commitment that two thousand years ago made such improbable and staggering growth possible?


    The Way Back will inspire and equip you to learn from that wonderful group of nobodies, so that you too can astonish the world once more.


    Leader: Dianne

    Group Type: Co-Ed

    Time: 7:00pm

    Location: Wesley Chapel Home

  • "Let God Fight Your Battles" delivers practical advice and Biblical wisdom to help you triumph over any obstacle you face. By learning to lean on God's power, you'll be able to leave your fear behind and develop a life-changing sense of confidence.


    Leader: Sophia

    Group Type: Women

    Time: 7:00pm

    Location: Panera near USF

Saturday

Listed below are the Growth Groups held on Saturdays.

  • Boundaries in Dating offers illuminating insights for romance that can help you grow in freedom, honesty, and self-control as you pursue a healthy dating relationship that will lead to a healthy marriage.


    Leader: Ana

    Group Type: Women

    Time: 10:00am

    Location: Rowlett Park*

    *Please note this is a walking group! Come ready to chop it up while being active.*

  • This comprehensive book is for you if you seek a closer walk with God, whether you wonder how to fast or you've been practicing this spiritual discipline for years. As you learn the clear biblical reasons for fasting, you'll also be introduced to nine biblical fasts that God can use for specific physical and spiritual outcomes. 


    Leader: Tasha

    Group Type: Co-Ed

    Time: 6:00pm

    Location: Bob Evans in Temple Terrace

  • The missing ingredient in most marriages ins't love, it's grace. Love inclines us to get married, but we need grace to keep that love healthy, strong and committed. More than simply "nice," grace is that game-changing ingredient that enables us to treat each other the way God treats us—even when we don't deserve it.

    In Grace Filled Marriage Kimmel explores questions such as:

    • How can you show grace when all your spouse seems to do right now is frustrate you?
    • How can grace ramp up the frequency and temperature of your sex life?
    • How do you show grave without being taken advantage of?
    • How can God help you make grace the default mode in your marriage?

    Whether your marriage is just beginning, seems healthy, or is struggling on life support, a deeper understanding of the power of grace will help it not just survive, but thrive.


    Leaders: Anthony & Loriana

    Group Type: Married

    Time: 6:00pm

    Location: Carrollwood Home