Connect Groups

Connect groups are ways for people to connect with God and others.  We believe transformation best occurs when truth is shared in relationship.  We offer a variety of Connect Groups for your growth in God and relationship with others.


Winter groups will be announced soon.

Below are the ones we will offering this fall:


Men’s Groups:

Iron man groups are 3-5 men who meet throughout the week for encouragement, accountability and spiritual growth.

Nobleman is an intensive 12-week discipleship journey into biblical manhood meeting early one morning.

33 The Series is a 10-week video curriculum and discussion about biblical manhood meeting on Tuesday night.

Contact Dustin Butler at 814-574-6066 for more information.

Women’s Groups: 

Sunday 9:30-11 AM with Angela Patterson doing a Precept study.  706-386-4990

Tuesday 9-10:30 AM Living Free with Rachel Simms and Cathy Hayes.  706-208-1003

Zoom Groups: 

Studying John and accountability for outreach.  Wednesday at 7 PM with Jon and Diane Deans.  706-340-2065​

Home Groups

Bondage Breaker with Shanon and Cathy Hayes.  1st and 3rd Mondays (6:30-8:30 PM).  706-491-9370.  THIS GROUP IS FULL

Young or seriously dating couples with Jimmy and Susan Bamberg.  Sunday PM  770-317-3024

Young Adult Groups (ages 20-35) throughout the week. Contact Geoff Peacock at yalivinghopeathens@gmail.com for more information.

Men for fellowship, worship, and accountability.  Meet Monday or Tuesday 7 PM at Living Hope. Geoff Peacock (Geoff@livinghopeathens.com).​

Women for friendships, encouragement and accountability.  Meet Tuesday at 7 PM in Athens. Stephanie Gibson (606-273-0239)                       

Wednesday PM Instructional based groups at the church from 6:30-8 PM while a full children and youth programs are taking place, so your childcare needs are totally taken care of.  

-Transformational Discipleship module 1 (solid basic grounding in following Jesus) with Brandon Byers.  THIS GROUP IS CLOSED

-Financial Peace (Dave Ramsey) Shanon Hayes.  shanonhayes4@gmail.com  THIS GROUP IS CLOSED

-4 Keys to Hearing God with Lucius Malcolm.  706-540-9452   THIS GROUP IS CLOSED

-Women’s prayer and study of “Soul Talk” by Larry Crabb with Rachel Simms & Teresa. rachel@livinghopeathens.com.  THIS GROUP IS FULL

-Book of Revelation with Bob Russo. 864-357-3333

Outreach House Gathering focusing on disciplemaking principles and reaching Athens Tues. 7-9 PM (8 hours/week commitment with Alex and Anna Hill (678-314-1660).