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 visiting our Springs Church app.
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.
BRAD & SHELLY BUSBY
TUESDAYS | 7:00PM
5675 ROSE RIDGE LANE 80917
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.
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
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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
RODNEY & CHRISTINE DELL
Thursdays | 6:30PM
6361 Stonefly Drive 80924
Rodney + Christine Dell have been married for 42 years and are blessed with two sons, two daughters-in-law, and six beautiful grandchildren. They serve as marriage mentors at Springs church who promote family life, encouragement and to see people grow to be more like Jesus.
SCOTT & DEBBIE NORTHWAY
Tuesdays | 6:30 PM
1410 Catamaran Lane 80132
Scott and Debbie have been married for 27 years and have two adult sons in college. They have been involved in family, young adult, and student ministry for 25+ years. They live in Monument, Colorado and have called Springs Church home for 2.5 years. Scott and Debbie are from the South and enjoy sharing hospitality with family and friends over backyard bar-b-ques, games, conversation, and more! They have an intentional passion for connecting with people about loving God, serving others, building community and encouraging a life of faith, Godly legacy, and impact.
JAMES & SARAH LANE
1st & 3rd Thursdays | 6:00 PM
James and Sarah have been married for almost 2 years and have been attending Springs Church since November 2019. They are originally from Northern California and met in a group at their former church and are happy to have Colorado Springs as their home now. James is a software engineer for a virtual health company and Sarah is a Home health nurse. James enjoys all things in the great outdoors and doing DIY home projects. Sarah likes home crafts, cooking and baking. They have personally benefitted from community groups and believe it’s important to do life together with other believers in Christ, have fun together, share burdens, and build each other up.
BERT & DORIE DEMICELL
Thursdays | 6:30 PM
812 Saber Creek Drive 80132
Bert and Dorie were married in 1978 and have one daughter and three grandchildren. Bert currently works in financial advisory services and Dorie works with the Navigators. They returned to Colorado in 2019 from a 7 year hiatus in Virginia, including 17 months living in Jerusalem, Israel. Dorie has taught Precept Bible studies for over 25 years and Bert counsels men through Pure Life Ministries. Both are passionate about Israel and God's plan for the Jewish people, and discipling believers for a deeper, personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
KARST & BARB BERGSMA
Fridays | 6:30 PM
3960 Inspiration Point 80917
Karst and Barb are excited to open their home for believers to gather and grow together. Married for almost 5 years, they are thankful and amazed at how God brought them together later in life and has allowed them to do many awesome adventures in the Name of Jesus. They have a passion to see people set free and encourage them to move forward and be a light in the Kingdom of God
JOHN & KAYTI TOMS
Sundays | 6:00 PM
1148 Stanton Street 80907
We got married in 2012 and have been blessed with 3 amazing girls (Annabelle, Phoebe, and Lizette). The two of us met while living in Australia, fell in love while living in Indonesia and got married in California (where we are both originally from), and delivered our first child in Singapore. Needless to say, we love the nations! We moved to Colorado in 2017 and love to take advantage of the amazing outdoors with our family. We have a heart for hospitality and building authentic community. Our passion is to see people live in the fullness of all that God has for them and help them discover their role in fulfilling the Great Commission.
Group: Young Adults
Time: Every Tuesday at 630pm & Last Friday of the month at 630pm
Leaders: Anthony Russo and Joshua Gallardo
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 will have a time of passionate worship, a relevant sermon, and a fun hangout. If you are between the ages of 18-29 please join us either night in the Children's Auditorium.
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.
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.