Growth Groups


The mission statement of Bridgeway Church is, “Bringing people into life-changing relationships with Jesus Christ and each other.” Alongside our mission statement, one of our core values is “Authentic Community.” This simply means that no person should have to discover and engage in his or her own journey with God alone.

Growth Groups typically consist of about 10-15 people and are a great way to meet others, make lasting friendships, grow in a relationship with God, and make a difference in the life of someone else. Growth Groups offer our best environment of ministry care, support, and connection. We encourage everyone to get involved in a Growth Group this season.

This season, spring groups will run through May. Some will be in-building and some will be online via Zoom, for those who are not yet comfortable meeting in-person.

There are two ways you can sign up for a Growth Group:

1) You can sign up right here by scrolling below and reviewing our catalogue and submitting a form by clicking the Register link below. 

2)  You can also visit the Growth Group Information Table in the atrium – ask any question you may have and register there with assistance if needed.

(After registering, you will be contacted by your group leader with specific details.)

Growth Groups Pastor
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Spring 2023 Catalog

Our Spring Growth Groups begin at the end of January and are typically done by late April to early May.  There are groups happening 7 days a week for you to choose from.  We offer groups for men, woman, singles, and more. You can view our list of Spring groups below.  Once you have read through this season’s groups at Bridgeway, simply click the “Register” link to sign up.

(You will be contacted by either a staff member or your group leader with specific details after registering.)

REGISTER // for one of our SPRING 2023 groups here

Sunday - Growth Groups

  • GROUP ID: SUN 1 - Moms and Daughters

    Type: Mother and Daughters (4th,5th and 6th grade)
    Topic: Parenting young daughters
    Study Material: KeepThy Heart Pure by Kim Sorgins
    Date/Time: 1st and 3rd Sundays, 9am,
    Location: Heritage Room
    Group Leaders: Becky and Ella Guagliardo
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    As mothers, let’s teach our daughters how to seek the Lord and how to independently do a Bible study.  This group will emphasize how to be intentional about helping our child build a solid foundation of faith.  The specific Bible study used is all about protecting, keeping and guarding our hearts so that we can grow in Christ instead of overflowing with those “ugly” things.

  • GROUP ID: SUN 2 - Tough Topics

    Type: Open
    Topic: Tough Topics
    Date/Time: 2nd and 4th Sundays, 9am,  
    Location: Heritage Room
    Group Leader: Kevin Skair   
    Contact Info:            
    We will be wrestling and discussing tough topics with the Bible as our guide. We will address questions like the following:  How do we know that God exists and has science ruled out God? Is there evidence that Jesus rose from the dead? What does the Bible say about homosexuality and abortion? Is Christianity a “white man's” religion? Are other religions also true?  Come join us for some great dialogue.

  • GROUP ID: SUN 3 - Parenting from the Tree of Life

    Type: Couples with younger children 3-12 years old
    Topic: God’s design for reaching the hearts of our kids
    Date/Time: Sundays: 4:30pm- 6:30pm (child care provided, one-time fee of $5 per child)
    Group Leaders: Tripp and Gena Taylor
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    Have you ever wondered why children don’t come with instruction manuals? Perhaps it’s because God wants to shape us as parents so that we can better teach and influence our kids.  Couples will be introduced to God’s design for reaching the hearts of our kids rather than simply changing behaviors.  We’ll cover topics including marital priority, couch time, family identity, choices, obedience, correction, and much more.

  • GROUP ID: SUN 4 - Divorce Care

    Type: Open (child care provided, one-time fee of $5 per child)
    Topic: DivorceCare
    Study Material: DivorceCare video and material
    Date/Time: Sundays, 4:30-6:30pm
    Group Leaders: Eddie and Jenn Hernandez, Mark Ruiz
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    DivorceCare is a safe place where hurting individuals can find hope and healing after a separation or divorce. DivorceCare is a seminar/support group ministry. The 13 videos feature contemporary Christian counselors and teachers who share insights and testimonies of God’s mercy and grace, plus personal testimonies from people who have been through a divorce.

  • GROUP ID: SUN 5 - Financial Peace

    Type: Open (child care provided, one-time fee of $5 per child)
    Topic: Step by step plan to win with money     
    Study Material: Dave Ramsey video course  
    Cost: $79 Bridgeway will reimburse $50
    Date/Time: Sundays,6:30pm   
    Link to register with Financial Peace and to pay:
    Group Leaders: Bob and Jill Klorer
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    Financial Peace is a nine lesson course that teaches you how to save for emergencies, pay off debt fast, spend wisely, and invest for your future.  For over 25 years, Dave Ramsey has been teaching common sense, biblical money principles that work.  Every time.  

  • GROUP ID: SUN 6 - Christianity in the Workplace

    Type: Young Professionals (child care provided, one-time fee of $5 per child)
    Topic: Christianity in the workplace
    Study Material: RightNow media, Work as Worship
    Date/Time: Sundays, 7pm (cap of 15 total)
    Location: Home group meeting in Epperson
    Group Leaders: Kyle and Sara Hill  
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    Most of us spend a few hours a week at church/growth groups engaging in worship. There’s another 40+ hours a week where we have just as much potential to worship God at work.  This group is for young professionals who want to incorporate faith more fully into their work day and discuss what it looks like to worship God with our work Monday through Friday.

  • GROUP ID: SUN 7 - Laugh your Way to a Better Marriage

    Type: Open  
    Topic: Marriage
    Study Material: Video series by Mark Gungor
    Date/Time: Sundays, 7pm
    Location:  ZOOM
    Group Leaders: Joe and Brenda Tomassi
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    Marriage is a journey, not a marathon.   Many times, laughter gets forgotten in life’s complexities.  We need the tools to communicate, understand, and trust our spouse!  We must learn how to accept another unique person that is very different from us.  We polish each other through our differences.  Make friends and grow as one with your spouse.   Mark Gungor has a unique gift of teaching us how to thrive in our marriages through humor in “Laughing your way to a better marriage”  Come join us.

Monday - Growth Groups

  • GROUP ID: MON 1 - Bible Study on the Life of Elijah

    Type: Women (child care provided, one-time fee of $5 per child)
    Topic: Remaining faithful to God in our current culture
    Date/Time: 1st and 3rd Mondays, 7pm
    Group Leader: Penny Unmisig
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    Join us every other Monday for a dive into the life of Elijah.   Elijah emerged as the voice of unapologetic truth during a time of national crisis and moral decline.  His ministry was marked by faith and holy fire - the same kind we need in order to remain steadfast in our current culture.  We will follow Priscilla Shirer for a fresh look at Elijah and the difficult choices of obedience that kept him anchored, sharpened his faith, and invited heaven’s fire to fall.

  • GROUP ID: MON 2 - Kingdom Disciples and Prison

    Type: Open
    Topic: Serving behind bars (missions and discipleship)
    Study Material: Kingdom Disciples and The International Kairos Prison Ministry Manual
    Date/Time: 1st and 3rd Mondays, 7pm (child care provided, one time fee of $5 a child)
    Group Leader: Don Mayberry
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    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to bring the love of Christ to the incarcerated? We as believers are being called back to our primary responsibility in becoming Kingdom Disciples in a world of need. Only when we take this assignment seriously will the world see Heaven at work on earth. This is a 12 part series that will cover the Foundation, Formation and Function of becoming a Prison missionary in today’s world.     

  • Group ID: MON 3 - Kingdom Prayer and Spiritual Warfare

    Type: Open                                                                                         
    Topic: Prayer
    Study Material: Kingdom Prayer, and Prayer for Victory in Spiritual Warfare, by Dr. Tony Evans
    Date/Time: 2nd and 4th Mondays, 7pm (child care provided, one time fee of $5)
    Group Leader: Don Mayberry
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    If you want to know the temperature of your spiritual life, look at the thermostat setting on your prayer life.   This Spring we will continue into our Kingdom Prayer book, but now we will be incorporating our new book “Praying through the names of God” by Tony Evans.

  • GROUP ID: MON 4 - Women of the Bible

    Type: Women (childcare provided, one-time fee of $5 per child)
    Topic: Life changing stories for women today
    Study Material: 12 Women of the Bible Lysa Terkeurst
    Date/Time: Mondays, 7pm
    Group Leader: Ronda Mayberry
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    We are about to embark on an intimate journey of self-discovery, viewing our beauty as it is seen, through the eyes of God. We will discover and reveal the beautiful rubies God has embedded in our heart and soul. We will be celebrating our strengths and recognizing our weaknesses, all the while seeing ourselves in these women in the Bible.  Come join us.

  • GROUP ID: MON 5 - Bible Study on the Book of Jeremiah

    Type: Open (childcare provided, one-time fee of $5 per child)
    Topic: Christian Living
    Study Material: The Book of Jeremiah
    Date/Time: Mondays, 7pm
    Group Leader: Donna Stansell
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    Our group is a “melting pot,” open to anyone interested in Bible study.  This spring, we will be reading/studying the Old Testament book of Jeremiah, to gain insights on how God used this prophet to deliver a message for that time period and to see the relevance this message has for us today.

  • GROUP ID: MON 6 - The Ruthless Elimination of  Hurry

    Type: Couples (child care provided, one-time fee of $5 per child)
    Topic: Christian living    
    Study Materials: The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer
    Date/Time: Mondays, 6pm   (room for 5 more couples)
    Group Leaders: Tyler and Audrey Mrowiec
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    This is a group for young families (20’s - 40’s) which will focus on how being too busy impacts our well-being, relationships and weakens our faith.  Together, we will seek how to slow down and be intentional in all areas of our lives.

  • GROUP ID: MON 7 - TAWG - Time Alone with God

    Type: Men
    Topic: Christian Living - Growing and developing your own TAWG
    Study Material: Bible
    Date/Time: Monday, 6pm,  
    Location: Home group, Wesley Chapel
    Group Leader: Matt Webster
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    The Bible says in Psalm 46:10, “Be still, and know that I am God.” Focus your mind on Him. Calm down, relax, and recognize His presence. Take a deep breath and focus your thoughts on the Lord.  The vision for the group is to provide practical tools, support and accountability for having regular and meaningful “TAWG” Time Alone With God.

TUesday - Growth Groups

  • GROUP ID: TUES 1 - Seconds, Please

    Type: Women
    Topic: “Seconds, Please!”
    Study Material:  Sermon notes and your Bible
    Date/Time: Tuesdays, 6:45pm
    Location: Home group, Wesley Chapel
    Group Leader:  Ginger Sciame
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    Every week we are richly fed with a message from Father God’s heart to His people at Bridgeway.  This weekly time together will give us an opportunity to “warm up a second helping” and further study the message and Scripture passages.  We will share what we have gleaned, encouraging each other in our walk with the Lord and praying for each other.

  • GROUP ID: TUES 2 - Bible Study on the Book of James

    Type: Open (child care provided, one-time fee of $5 per child)
    Topic: Christian living
    Study material:  The Bible, and RightNow media video with Francis Chan
    Date/Time: Tuesdays, 7pm
    Group Leaders: Bob and Nancy Jonsson, Paula ONeil
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    The message of James is just as important for us today as it was for Christians in the first century.  We need practical advice concerning the struggles of daily life and we need the same candid challenge to let our faith move us into action.  We will be inspired to live with a vibrant faith.

  • GROUP ID: TUES 3 - The Good Gospel

    Type: Women (child care provided, one-time fee of $5 per child)
    Topic: Christian living
    Study material: Jennie Allen study through RightNow Media
    Date/Time: Tuesdays, 7pm, 2nd and 4th Tuesday
    Group Leaders: Cora Young and Caitlin Thompson

    So many of us claim to know the gospel, but sometimes we can forget parts of the story.  God has created a narrative of salvation that reveals who he is and so much more.   Because of the gospel, we can experience life with God.  Because of the Gospel, we are free from sin and death.   Because of the gospel ...

  • GROUP ID: TUES 4 - Sisters in Christ

    Type: Women (child care provided, one-time fee of $5 per child) Topic: Christian living Sisters in Christ
    Date/Time: Tuesdays, 7pm, Meeting every 5 or 6 weeks.  Dates will be communicated to those who sign up.
    Group Leader: Darlene Hernandez
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    Everything from fun, to prayer, to sharing in the Word. Women 18 years of age to 100 are all welcomed. There will be something for everyone.

Wednesday - Growth Groups

  • GROUP ID: WED 1 - Sisters in Christ

    Type: Women
    Topic: Christian living
    Study Material: The Bible
    Date/Time: Wednesday mornings, 10am every 5 or 6 weeks.  Dates will be communicated to those who sign up.
    Group Leader: Darlene Hernandez
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    Everything from fun, to prayer, to sharing in the Word. Women 18 years of age to 100 are all welcomed. There will be something for everyone.

  • GROUP ID: WED 2 - Exercise for the Soul and Body

    Type: Women
    Topic: Healthy living
    Study Material: Bible
    Date/Time: Wednesdays, 7pm
    Group Leaders: Anita Alexander, Liz Lyon-Hall, Cela Webster
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    God forms each of us differently and gives us each unique gifts and abilities.  This group will explore passages from the Bible helping us identify how we fit into God’s overall plan in our own individual ways as we honor Him with our physical movement and healthy living.   All physical activity levels are welcome and appreciated.

  • GROUP ID: WED 3 - Bible Study on I and II Peter

    Type: Men
    Topic: Courage in times of trouble
    Date/Time: Wednesdays, 7pm  
    Group Leaders: Richard Rigg and Michael Hernandez
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    This group is for men who seek to love God more, and thereby to love our brothers more also.  This will be achieved through fellowship and a verse-by-verse study of the Epistles of I and II Peter. “First Peter was written to help suffering Christians. Second Peter was written to expose false teachers.”  - John MacArthur 

THursday - Growth Groups

  • GROUP ID: THURS 1 - Intercessory Prayer

    Type: Open
    Topic: Intercessory Prayer
    Study Material: Bible and a variety of references to be announced
    Date/Time: Thursdays, 10am   
    Group Leader: Jerri Caines
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    We, as prayer warriors, are learning to pray effectively, intensely and purposefully. Led by the Holy Spirit, we will experience and emphasize prayers for our nation, for revival, for our church and church family. The gifts of the Spirit are freely present as we seek the Lord's will in all that we pray. Growing in our prayer lives is an amazing outcome as we pray together in unity.

  • GROUP ID: THURS 2 - A Bible study on the Holy Spirit

    Type: Open
    Topic: The Holy Spirit
    Study Material: Bible, Forgotten God by Francis Chan,  RightNow media
    Date/Time: Thursdays, 10am
    Group Leader: Dianne Marchman
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    A fun mixed group of people meeting in the Heritage room for a Bible study and fellowship.  Great lessons, Wonderful discussions and Awesome fellowship. 

  • GROUP ID: THURS 3 - The Chosen

    Type: Open
    Topic: Life of Jesus
    Study Material: The Chosen Video series Season 2
    Date/Time: Thursdays, 7pm
    Group Leaders: Joe and Cindy Bray
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    In season two of “The Chosen” as Jesus’ popularity intensifies with His disciples and the common people, so does the tension of the Jews and the Romans.  Our growth group takes deep dives into the personalities and traditions that surrounded Jesus, how He handled them, and what life lessons He has for us today. To know Jesus better is to love Him more deeply.

  • GROUP ID: THURS 4 - Bible study on Couples of the OT

    Type: Marriage
    Topic: For couples of older teens-empty nesters
    Date/Time: Thursdays, 7pm  
    Location: Home group, Wesley Chapel
    Group Leaders: Peter and Cheryl Lackey
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    The Old Testament tells the stories of fascinating men and women in relationship. There are arranged marriages, fiercely loving marriages, enduring marriages, and troubled marriages. Our study will help us to dig deeper into these relationships highlighted in the Bible to learn important lessons about marriage, God and ourselves.

  • GROUP ID: THURS 5 - Celebrate Recovery

    Type: Open  
    Topic: Celebrate Recovery
    Date/Time: Thursdays, 7pm
    Location: Bridgeway Church
    Group Leaders: Mark & Joan Yenny
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    Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, habits, and hang-ups by showing the loving power of Jesus Christ through a recovery process. It is a safe place to find community & freedom from the issues that are controlling our lives. Celebrate Recovery is in over 35,000 churches worldwide! If you really desire support, true life-change, and empowerment to become all you were meant to be, this is the group for you!

friday - Growth Groups

  • GROUP ID: FRI 1 - A Bible study on the Life of Joseph

    Type: Men
    Topic: From Dream to Destiny
    Date/Time: Fridays, 7-8am
    Location: Heritage Room
    Group Leaders: Pastor Bob Jonsson, Dan Nash
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    Every Friday morning 12-18 men gather for an hour to talk about life and challenges and we dig into the Bible for inspiration and guidance. Our focus these next few months will be on learning from the life of Joseph from a book called From Dream to Destiny by Robert Morris. 

  • GROUP ID: FRI 2 - Prayer Shawl Ministry

    Type: Women
    Topic: Bridgeway Prayer Shawl Ministry
    Date/Time: 2nd and 4th Fridays, 10am
    Where: Bridgeway Church, Heritage Room
    Group Leader: Roxanne Richards
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    Bridgeway’s Prayer Shawl Ministry is designed to share God’s healing touch and comforting spirit through a crocheted or knitted blanket or shawl.  Each item is hand stitched by special people who love the Lord and have prayed over each stitch as they are constructed.  They represent Jesus’ loving arms enfolding the recipient in warmth, comfort, healing and peace.  We also have ladies willing to teach others to crochet and knit.

  • GROUP ID: FRI 3 - Widows Group ‘GLOW’ (God Loves our Widows)

    Date/Time: 4th Friday at noon
    Location: Bridgeway Church or in homes
    Group Leaders: Jerri Caines, Jane Condrey
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    Our focus is revealed in our name, GLOW, which stands for God Loves Our Widows.  Our objectives are to reach all of our widows, sharing concerns, offering encouragement, fellowship and help with spiritual and emotional needs. 


    Type: Men and Women, ages 55+
    Topic: Christian living, JOY (Just Older Youth)
    Date/Time: 1st and 3rd Fridays, 11am-1pm
    Location: Bridgeway Church auditorium
    Group Leaders: Pastor Joel Eason and Pastor Bob Jonsson
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    If you are 55 years or older, you will love Bridgeway’s JOY (Just Older Youth ) ministry! We meet on the first and third Fridays, 11 am to 1 pm for laughter, inspiration, fellowship and lunch. Come join us!

  • Group ID: FRI 5 - Women of the Bible Who Changed the World 

    Type: Women
    Date/Time: The final Friday of every month, 7pm
    Study Material: Fierce by Jennifer Cowart
    Group Leaders: Carolee Eason and Gyia Carney
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    Learn from the fierce women of God who changed the world.  Women who have been changing the world for thousands of years- many who received little fanfare yet lived fiercely anyway.  We will study lesser known female characters in the Bible and the ways they changed the world.

  • Group ID: FRI 6 - Singles

    Type: Singles - Men and Women 18-35
    Date/Time: Fridays, 6:30pm
    Group Leader: Beverly Gandy
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    Dating and making friends as a Christian should be a fun and exciting process but in the 21st century it has become difficult and disappointing. What do you do when everyone's definition of Christian, friendship, fun and dating either seems dated or complicated? This group is designed to help young single Believers define the terms as the Bible sees it and build relationships along the way.

saturday - Growth Groups

  • GROUP ID: SAT 1 - The Gospel of Mark

    Type: Men
    Topic: Bible study and fellowship
    Study Material: The Gospel of Mark
    Date/Time: Saturdays, 8am
    Group Leaders: Sung Park and Fernando Rojas
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    This men’s group will focus on studying the Gospel of Mark through a verse-by-verse, in-depth, and disciplined approach to gain a deeper understanding and affection for the Lord Jesus Christ and the Gospel for the purpose of equipping men for ministry.

  • GROUP ID: SAT 2 - Grief Share

    Type: Open  
    Topic: Grief and Healing
    Study Material: GriefShare curriculum
    Date/Time: Saturdays, 9am
    Group Leader: Pastor Travis Moffitt and Nichole Walton
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    It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. GriefShare group will meet every week to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements: a Video seminar with experts and counselors talking about grief and loss, support and group discussion, and personal study and reflection. If you’re grieving the death of a family member or friend, this group is for you.