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.
PHIL & CINDY PUCKETT
FRIDAYS | 7:00PM
518 OXBOW DRIVE 80132
We have been married for 34 years and have four grown children. We have also been blessed with 3 adorable grandchildren. Cindy works full time as a senior administrator with the Edward Jones investment firm. Phil recently retired and works as a lay minister with Hook Ministries. They disciple and minister to Christian men incarcerated in the Colorado State prison system. Our free time is spent with family as well as cycling and hiking in the great Colorado outdoors.
DENNIS & JACKIE KRAMER
1ST & 3RD FRIDAYS | 6:30PM
We will have been married for 55 years this October and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. We moved to the Springs 3 years ago from the midwest and most of our family are still there. We love the mountains and the sea and enjoy activities in both areas. I love to read and Jackie loves to bake. Since we were saved in a small group, we have a heart and passion for small groups. We can also identify with young couples who are struggling with their marriage as we did early in ours.
ZAC & KODI STOLLER
1ST & 3RD THURSDAY | 6:00PM
CALL FOR LOCATION
Zac and Kodi have been regularly attending Springs Church since 2017. They love the atmosphere and the community of people they’ve met by attending each week, as well as through the young marrieds group, The Vine. They will be celebrating their FIRST year of marriage and feel strongly that community and fellowship are vital in maintaining a healthy relationship with one another. They will be co-leading with Austin and Keli Crews on the first and third Thursday of each month. Contact: 509-433-1413 or 719-232-9261
BRAD & SHELLY BUSBY
TUESDAYS | 6:30PM
2250 COVENANT HEIGHTS 80918
Brad and Shelly have been married for 34 years and have three adult children. After raising their kids in the Dallas area, they said goodbye to their church home of 19 years to relocate to Colorado Springs. Having been involved with small groups for over 18 years, they are excited to kick off a new group to ‘do life’ with others looking to connect in relationships while growing deeper in faith and the word.
Outdoor enthusiasts, the Busbys are also passionate about the importance of family both in and outside of the church. All age groups, married and singles will enjoy finding a safe place to connect and draw closer to God.
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.
BARRY & KARI AHO
THURSDAYS | 6:30PM
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.
TONY & KERRY GOOCH
1ST & 3RD FRIDAYS | 6:30PM
6705 DREAM WEAVER DRIVE 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: 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.
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)
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.
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.
Group: Women only
Time: 3rd Saturday of the month at 11:00am at Springs Church
Leader: Sue Marotta
Please bring a dish to share as you join Sue Marotta’s group of women in a monthly Bible study luncheon. Their mission is to grow in wisdom and knowledge of the Lord, to strengthen, serve and challenge women in their spiritual walks and gifts, to develop lasting friendships, and to grow leaders.
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.