WHAT ARE CONNECT GROUPS? Our connect groups consist of two different types of groups – community groups and focus groups. Our community groups meet in homes across our city and run continuously throughout the year. These groups focus on fellowship, prayer and discussing each week’s sermon. Our focus groups meet here at the church for a set amount of weeks and address a particular topic in depth. WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF CONNECT GROUPS? Connect Groups Have One, Simple Function-to bring people together. We believe God created us to live in relationship with others (Genesis 2:18, “The Lord God said, it is not good for the man to be alone…”). Only through community can we live the full life God intends for us. Sharing life through connections with others in the body of Christ is part of our design, but meaningful relationships aren’t always easy to find. That’s why connect groups exist- to make these life-changing relationships relevant and accessible to you. HOW DO I SIGN UP? You can sign up for a community group by scrolling below and emailing the group leader, or by visiting the connect center after service on Sunday. Our focus groups change throughout the year, but you can find a current list of our topical group studies by clicking here.
THURSDAYS | 7:00PM 8335 BLUFFVIEW WAY 80919
Dan has been involved in ministry for more than 40 years as a pastor, counselor and a ministry executive and administrator. He is a proud father of two grown children. He enjoys cooking, photography, music, and entertaining in his home. Dan has a passion to coach and to see men discover an authentic walk with Christ to become men of integrity. This group is for men 18 years and older only.
MATEO & CATHERINE LEIJA
TUESDAYS | 6:30PM 6235 ALTMAN DRIVE 80918
Catherine and Mateo attended the same community group for a few years before finding each other. Mateo proposed to Catherine on the Springs Church stage during service. They have 5 children, 5 grandkids and 2 dogs. After being ministered to in a community group, they’re leaving the comfort of their ‘nest’ to give back to the body. Their heart is to “do life together” with others and provide a safe haven where the body of Christ can fellowship, heal, grow and become healthy members of the community.
GLEN & NATASHA WESTCOTT
FRIDAYS | 7:00PM 518 OXBOW DRIVE 80132
Glen and Natasha have been married for over 30 years and have three wonderful adult children. From 1992-2000 they served as school administrators for a Bible college in Kyiv, Ukraine. Currently, Natasha is a high school/jr. high English teacher and enjoys running, hiking, and cultural events. Glen is an administrator for a Christian ministry and enjoys fishing, hunting and Cabelas.
BARRY & KARI AHO
THURSDAYS AT 6:30 Call for location
Barry and Kari Aho have been married 9 years. They are a blended family with four adult children. They have collectively led or hosted community groups, both as single adults and as a couple, for several years. They have a unique heart for individuals with disabilities; local and international missions; and hurting families. The Aho’s have been members of the Springs Church almost since the beginning, and believe strongly that intimacy within the body is best built in community groups. They will meet on Thursday evenings from 630 to 830. 719-352-9283 or 719-314-8363.
JOHNNY & MICKIE MCGREGOR
Fridays | 7:00PM 518 Oxbow Drive 80132
We have been married for over 35 years. As parents and grandparents the importance of connection with others is clear. Springs Church has been our home since December 2017. We enjoy family activities, travel, short term missions and are involved in several areas in Springs Church. Our desire as group leaders is to experience and enjoy fellowship and growth in life with others.
JIM & CANDACE BRAKE
2nd & 4th Fridays | 6:30 pm 6254 Stemwood Drive, 80918
We have been married for 26 years and have been involved in small groups for many years. We love the outdoors and have a heart for worship and prayer. Our goal is to provide a safe environment to grow authentic relationships, mature in our gifts, and experience the presence of God together as we support one another through this journey. We will meet on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month at 6:30 PM. We will share a meal on the fifth Friday.
TONY & KERRY GOOCH
FIRST & THIRD FRIDAYS AT 6:30 6705 Dream Weaver Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80923
We have been married for 36 years, have two kids and seven grandchildren 6 and under. We both enjoy spending time with our grandchildren and Tony enjoys Hunting, ATVing, and classic cars, Kerry enjoys having coffee with friends, ATVing and cooking. Tony’s passion is International Missions and Kerry’s passion is Women’s ministry. Both have been involved in teaching bible studies for many years.We will meet on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month at 6:30 PM we will share a meal on the fifth Friday
Group: Women only Time: 2nd Sunday of the month at 12:00pm at 2062 Summerset Dr. 80920 Leaders: Sandi Wiley and Sue Marotta
Sandi and Sue lead a group of mature single women called Found Faithful. They have a heart for prayer and fellowship. They would love for you to join them for a potluck lunch, worship, and a Bible study. No childcare is provided.
Group: Young Adults Time: Tuesday’s at Springs Church, 7pm Leaders: Anthony and Valene Russo
Our desire is that young adults would learn the importance of community by experiencing it with a group of their peers. This group is designed to share quality time with one another in fellowship and care that will hopefully go beyond our evenings together. We share a meal together, then join in a time of verse-by-verse study of a book in the Bible.
WARRIOR WOMEN OF GOD
Group: Women only Time: Wednesdays at 6:30pm at Springs Church Leader: Brenda Huerta
The Warrior Women of God is a dynamic group of sisters fighting for our families, our callings, and for anything that the Lord wants to do in us and through us. We will powerfully pray for everyone and everything. Together we have discovered how to recognize the voice of God and enjoy His presence. We are fighting from victory to take back what God already won for us.
SILVER & GOLD
Group: Seniors Ministry Time: Tuesdays at 10:00am at Springs Church Leaders: Dennis and Jackie Kramer
We seek to provide opportunities to learn from one another, to serve one another, to encourage one another, and to pray for one another. There is no set format but we will allow the Holy Spirit to guide and direct us each week. The primary meeting will be every Tuesday, but we expect to see smaller groups choose to meet over a meal, take an easy hike, or undertake a service project at different times and places.
Group: Young Married Couples Time: 2nd Thursday of the month in the Auditorium at 6:00pm Leaders: Billy and Danielle Coker
Our heart for this ministry is that young families would grow in faith through fellowship with other young families. We want to provide a safe place to explore family roles and to encounter Christ as the anchor of the family. We believe there are rich revelations of Christ found in the beauty of marriage and the events of parenting. As young families intentionally seek to know Christ together, they form a strong foundation. We hope to inspire young families to acknowledge Christ in their formative years, and remain in him as in the vine. (John 15:4-5)
Group: Motorcycle Club Time: Third Saturday of the month at 10:00am at Springs Church Leader: Bob O’Donnell
SC Riders is a motorcycle group led by Bob O’Donnell. The SC Riders meets together to build one another up as they share their common interest in motorcycle riding. This group meets at Springs Church on the third Saturday of each month at 10:00 am.