Body Life overview

Here at Gathering Pointe Church, our mission statement is to “Know God, bless the world.” That mission extents to every ministry in our church including our Growth Groups. Community is cultivated by being committed to gathering in smaller groups so that we can live out the responsibilities we have to one another and to God. The responsibilities of our community are defined by our three distinctives; that is being Transformational, Relational, and Missional.

Transformational: Because our desire is to see life-change occur, our Growth Groups are focused around teaching of the Word of God and prayer. By studying and applying God’s truth together we can hold each other accountable and encourage one another on to good works and spiritual growth so that we can in a deeper sense “Know God”. 

Relational: We believe that relationships have a huge impact on our spiritual growth. As we grow closer together relationally, we are able to better care for each other during hard times and rejoice with each other during the blessed times. Relationships are the crucible in which we apply what God has been teaching and grow during times of tension as well as peace. By coming together in smaller groups, relationships are formed and strengthened, and intimacy is discovered so that we can more faithfully “Know God, bless the world”.

Missional: Being missional is simply intentionally living a life that is out-ward focused in order to share the Good News of our Lord Jesus. Our Life Groups will incorporate this into the fabric of every group.  Growth Groups meet weekly or bi-weekly in homes, restaurants, or any other place where people can gather and share life together. People can come together in groups based on life stages or circumstances, as mens or ladies groups, or as multi-generational groups.

Please keep reading below for our current opportunities to get engaged with a Growth Group or contact our Body Life Pastor, Doug Murray.

Women's Growth Group

Our ladies growth groups meets right after church on Sundays on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.

For more information, contact Monique Patterson or Mechelle Flippo

Men's Growth Groups

We are currently offering two mens groups.  We will be going through Mark Batterson's book "Play the Man" which can be purchased through Amazon

Friday mornings:  This group meets at the Starbucks on 54 and the Suncoast at 6:30 AM.  We will be meeting every Friday.  Contact Pastor Ross for details. 

Monday evenings:  This group meets at the home of Will Warkenthien at 7PM.  We will be meeting on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month. Contact Pastor Doug for details and location. 

Vertical Teen's Growth Group

We are now offering a growth group for teens (6th - 12th grade)

We will be meeting EVERY Sunday evening at 5:30 in the home of Pastor Doug.   Please contact Pastor Doug for details and location.