Community Groups

THE PURPOSE OF COMMUNITY GROUPS

To fulfill the command Jesus taught as the most important: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength; and love your neighbor as yourself.” This is carried out by following the “one another” teachings of Christ, which will encourage the identification and usage of spiritual gifts in building relationships, loving and praying for one another. The purpose is to enjoy fellowship and hands-on ministry among a community of believers.

THE VISION FOR COMMUNITY GROUPS

The vision for community groups is to glorify God by expanding His kingdom through growing meaningful relationships, building community within our church body, and reaching out with a ministry mindset to welcome newcomers. Lord-willing, these groups will continue to grow and multiply until being a part of a community group is the norm for every member of POPC.

THE PRIORITY OF COMMUNITY GROUPS

Your elders, including your pastors, firmly believe that the highest ministry activity in which we engage is the corporate worship of our triune God every Lord’s Day. Your leaders also agree that it is extremely important for your walk with the Lord, and for the overall health of our church body that our members be regularly involved in smaller fellowship and study settings for the purpose of building authentic community with each other. We believe our Lord Himself teaches that gathering to grow relationships is a vital, critically important aspect central to the spiritual growth of brothers and sisters in Christ. It is our prayer and goal that being involved in a Community Group will be the norm rather than the exception, and that every member who can feasibly join a Community Group does so.

Blessings! Pastor Caleb

Jackson

Host Family: James and Daphne Clark (JamesClark@Bankplus.net)
Ages: Mixed
Location and Time: POPC Multi-Purpose Building, monthly on Friday or Sunday; contact James Clark for more information

Host Family: Seth and Claire Winchester (sethwinchester@gmail.com)
Ages: Young Couples
Location and Time: Every other Wednesday evening at the church, contact Seth Winchester for more information

Host Family: Ken and Tammie Haynes (khaynes@lbo.ms.gov)
Ages: Mixed
Location and Time: Various homes, one Sunday per month

Brandon

Host Family: Paul and Cheryl Reese, Eddie and Jill Moran (reesepaul@bellsouth.net, jillneddie@gmail.com)
Ages: Mixed
Location and Time: Saturday nights in various homes; contact Eddie Moran or Tony Franklin (tony.franklin@acs-inc.com) for more information

Host Family: Duke and Jennifer Kimbrough (jandjkimbrough@gmail.com)
Ages: Mixed
Location and Time: Kimbroughs’ home, 1st and 3rd Saturdays

Host Family: Ron and Robin Byrd (ron.byrd.ms@gmail.com)
Ages: Mixed
Location and Time: Byrds' home, 2nd and 4th Thursdays

Madison/Ridgeland

Host Family: Kap and Rachel Primos (kap.primos@gmail.com)
Ages: Mixed, Kids Welcome
Location and Time: POPC Multi-Purpose Building, monthly on Friday or Sunday; contact Kap Primos for more information

Host Family: Elliott and Rachel Bickerstaff (rbickerstaff@bellsouth.net)
Ages: Mixed, Kids welcome
Location and Time: Various homes, 1st and 3rd Saturdays

Hosts: Michael and Mary Hope Bryant, Virginia Glover (mdavidbryant@gmail.com, va.glover@comcast.net)
Ages: Young adults
Location and Time: Various activities throughout the month; contact Michael or Virginia for more information, and join the "POPC Young Professional Community Group" on Facebook. 

Hosts: Paul and Cyndi Randall (prandall@randallsegrest.com)
Ages: Mixed, Kids welcome
Location and Time: Randall home, 3rd Friday night; email Paul for more information

Hosts: Adam and Megan Adcock (adamadcock1@gmail.com)
Ages: Medical and dental students and residents, Kids welcome
Location and Time: Once a month on Sundays at the Adcocks’ house; contact Adam for more information

Hosts: Brent and Susan McCullouch (murry.b.mccullouch.mil@mail.mil)
Ages: Mixed, Kids welcome
Location and Time: Once a month at various homes; contact Brent for more information

**Community Group Leaders, please click here for a Facilities Request Form.

Please contact Caleb Cangelosi if you are interested in visiting one of the groups, or if you desire to begin a new group.