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.
ZANE & JAN STODDARD
THURSDAYS | 6:30PM
855 DURHAM TERRACE 80918
We have been a part of Springs Church since its beginning. We have lived in India and Thailand for 13 years and have a heart for the nations. We have been a blended family for 29 years and are marriage mentors and are on the missions committee. We enjoy hiking, cooking together, Zane likes fishing and working on projects. Jan likes crocheting and knitting. We want to see singles and couples grow in their faith and love for Jesus.
JOHN & PEGGY TAYLOR
FRIDAYS | 6:30PM
3912 SONORAN DRIVE 80922
John and Peggy Taylor are Colorado Natives, Peggy was born in Denver and John in Pueblo. They met in college at USC and have been married for 48 years. They have three grown children also living in Colorado. They have two beautiful grandchildren, and one large golden doodle.
Peggy retired from the Colorado Deaf and Blind School. John retired from the City of Colorado Springs and the Harrison School District.
In their walk with Jesus they have led and attended a number of Christian fellowships. Peggy presently volunteers with the accounting department at the Springs Church. John assists with the Mentor program and with the Security Team at the Church. They both have the desire to see Christians grow in the Lord and in their friendships toward each other.
BETHANIE GELLERMAN & SHARI HALL
1ST & 3RD TUESDAYS | 6:30PM
4320 ALDER SPRINGS VIEW 80922
Shari and Bethanie have a passion to lead a single women's/moms group into a deeper walk with Jesus.
Shari is a single mother of 4 and grandma to 5. She has a very personal relationship with Jesus and has learned to rely entirely on Him for everything. She would love to share her journey of love and contentment with anyone hungry for more. Bethanie has a heart for seeing women honestly live in the freedom Christ has promised, with a unique heart for single moms. She has one daughter and enjoys art, creative writing, and coffee.
PHIL & CINDY PUCKETT
FRIDAYS | 6:30PM
518 OXBOW DRIVE 80132
We have been married for 37 years and have four grown children. We have also been blessed with 5 adorable grandchildren. Cindy works full time as a senior administrator with the Edward Jones investment firm. Phil is 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.
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 have been members of the Springs Church since the beginning, and they believe that both intimacy and discipleship are best lived out in community groups. They have led groups for several years and have a heart for blended families; individuals with disabilities; and hurting families. Additionally, Barry serves as an elder and Kari serves on the Women's ministry team in the church. They will meet on Thursday evenings from 630 to 830. 719-352-9283 or 719-314-8363.
Sherrill's + Thruston's
Tuesdays | 6:30 PM
496 Shrubland Drive 80921
The Sherrills and Thrustons are empty nesters that have over 66 years of marriage between us. Being in Christian community is so important and we love to spend time with people, getting to know their stories and growing in our faith together. As a community group we value the opportunity to share in God’s word together and pray for each other. Our group meets on Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm, in the Monument/Northgate area. We share a meal together and then meet to discuss the sermon and pray for one another.
JAMES & SARAH LANE
1st & 3rd Thursdays | 6:00 PM
5217 Makulu Drive 80924
Hi Everyone! We’re James and Sarah. We are originally from California, but don’t hold that against us! Moving here and finding this church was such a blessing from God. James loves all things outdoors and has a love for the tech world. He knew he wanted to be a programmer since he was six! Sarah has a background in nursing but is able to stay home. She has a passion for baking and will even take requests if someone wants something special for the group. We serve in other capacities in the church. So, if we’re moving fast we’re just going to the next thing. However, we are always up for a chat. If you have any questions be sure to send us an email. We’d love to hear from you.
BRETT & LINNEA RUBBICO
Mondays| 6:30 PM
2580 Tamora Way 80919
Our names are Brett and Linnea Rubbico, and we’ve been attending Springs Church regularly since 2018. The Community Group vision the Lord has laid on our hearts is to focus on young adults. Through our combined experience, knowledge, and wisdom we feel a prompting to pour into those who are at a life stage of maturing in the Lord and perhaps have special callings. Dealing with issues and pressures as a young adult can be at times down right daunting. We desire to create a bonding space of prayer, worship, love, friendship, and safety. Additionally, evangelism is strongly on our hearts, we want to encourage and participate regularly in the Great Commission sharing with others the love of Jesus together as a community group. Please be welcome to join us as we grow in the love of Christ together.
ANGUS + KATHY MEADOWS
Thursdays | 6:30 PM
12231 St. Annes Rd 80831
Angus and Kathy Meadows married in 1992 and have two adult children. They love encouraging the church in love, faith, and good works. They share a love of hosting dinner and games in their home and hiking together. Angus enjoys fishing, running, biking, kayaking, and swimming. Kathy enjoys coffee, exercise, lifting, and making a home where others can find peace and rest. As connect group leaders they look forward to doing life together.
RICHARD + PAM SLOVEK
Thursdays | 6:30 PM
7554 Caboodle Way 80923
We have been married for 41 years, raised 8 children who are now all adults, and are blessed with 14 grandchildren. Richard is a retired physician who uses his skills for volunteer work locally and for missions. Pam is a busy grandmother who enjoys cooking, hospitality and she is experienced in giving sound practical advice to help young mothers. We love attending Springs Church and have received untold blessings by being in community groups. Our passion is international missions and fellowship around God's word.
We both enjoy all of God's outdoor wonders in this beautiful state. Our best experience has been in leading a mixed group of different ages.
We will meet on Thursdays at 6:30pm and plan to share a fellowship dinner on the 5th Thursday.
CHRIS + NANNETTE ALBERTS
1st + 3rd Thursdays | 6:30 PM
5435 Kates Drive 80919
We have been married since 2006. Chris has two daughters and a son, and we have 10 grandchildren. Nannette works at Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) as an Accountant in the Finance Department. Chris came to America from South Africa in 1993 as a missionary to the Native American Indians and since that time has served in various aspects of ministry for 30 years. Together we founded a ministry in Atlanta which involved starting and planting home churches throughout the Atlanta area, establishing relationships and building community. We moved to Colorado in 2018, and the one condition that Nannette had was that we would be eternal tourists and enjoy all that Colorado offers. We enjoy hiking, biking, visiting all the state parks and anything outdoors. Our passion is to empower the Body of Christ to greater intimacy with Father God, exalting Jesus through worship, prayer, and restoration. We believe strongly this can be accomplished in the community groups by transforming lives one heart at a time. All age groups will enjoy finding a spirit led community group that offers a safe place to fellowship, grow and be family.