We’re so excited to be entering into a new season of Group Life beginning in October. This semester, we’re joining with the other four Nazarene churches in Murfreesboro to connect with our community, grow in Jesus Christ, and share the love of God.
At Real Life Community, one of our core mission areas of focus is GROWING in Christlikeness. Historically, this is known within the church as “discipleship.” We don’t just want people coming to Sunday services and making decisions to believe in Jesus. We want each person to press into the transforming work of God in their lives so that they can reflect the image of their Savior in the world.
We have chosen to work toward this goal of GROWING in Christlikeness through Group Life. We believe that sharing life together in studies and/or ministry activity with others is one of the primary avenues God uses to shape our lives into the likeness of Jesus.
We believe this new format will create regular opportunities for renewal, on-ramps for people who are interested in engaging in the GROWING aspect of our mission statement and build in a seasonal rhythm to keep us all moving forward together.
This partnership with our sister churches allows smaller churches like ours to offer a greater variety of groups, in more locations and at more times during the week than we could on our own. Because of this partnership, it’s very likely that you’ll be able to find a group that interests you, meets when you can make it and at a convenient location. We hope you find one or four that you’d like to sign up for below!
Financial Peace University: A life-changing guide to faithful financial stewardship, this group is for anyone interested in learning to manage money. Cost is $99 for the member kit. This group will be led by Michael Carter and Amelia Bowen on Sundays at 5 PM at BCC. Childcare is available.
Sunday Nights: Revelation: We will journey through Dan Boone’s book/DVD series “Answers for Chicken Little” as we study the hope-filled words in Revelation. This group will be led by Erik Gernand and Matthew Cole on Sundays at 6 PM at Real Life. Kid and teen ministries available.
Women’s Bible Study: This women’s group will be studying the book “Present Over Perfect” by Shawna Niequist this fall. This group will be led by Bethany Gilley on Mondays at 7 PM at Real Life. No childcare available.
Men’s Bible Study: This men’s group focuses on in-depth study of the scripture. They will continue studying the General Epistles in the NT. This group will be led by Brandon Snowder on Mondays at 7 PM at the Snowder’s home. No childcare available.
Bonhoeffer’s: On four Thursdays this fall, Real Life becomes a coffee house/concert venue for MTSU students. This is a ministry group. This group will be led by Erik Gernand on Thursdays at 8 PM at Real Life. No childcare available.
Young at Heart: On the first Sunday of each month the 50+ crowd gathers for a meal, prayer and fellowship. We’d love to have you join! This group will be led by Phyllis Petty on Sundays at 12 PM in various locations. No childcare available.
Children’s Quizzing: Children will be studying the book of Acts for District Quiz Events. Kids interested in learning and memorizing scripture will enjoy this group. This group will be led by Kara Cole on Tuesdays at 5:30 PM at First Church.
Worship Team: On Wednesday nights at 7 PM, Ashley Gernand leads anyone looking to grow and connect through this serving opportunity. Members must audition. No childcare provided.
Sticky Faith: This multi-generation group (all ages welcome!) would be great for the whole family as they study the book “Sticky Faith” and what makes faith “stick.” This group will be led by Thomas Crummer and Ciara Cunningham on Wednesdays at 6 PM at Real Life.
Saturation Bible Study: Matthew will be leading folks through a dynamic way to study Scripture in formational ways. This group will be led by Matthew Cole on Tuesdays at 10 AM at First Church. No childcare available.
Prayer Meeting: We’ll have a brief devotional and then a time of prayer for the city of Murfreesboro and God’s kingdom work among us. This group will be led by Matthew Cole on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM at First Church. All ages are welcome.
Sunday Afternoons: Each Sunday afternoon the Jesus el Pan de Vida church meets for Bible study. This group will be provided in Spanish. This group will be led by Sandor Vasquez on Sundays at 3 PM at Real Life. Childcare provided.
Habakkuk in Black: A study of the minor prophets led by college students, for college students. Come be a part of the great young adult community representing the Murfreesboro churches at Trevecca! This group will be led by Jonathan Smith, Allie Tracy, and Emily Davis on Tuesdays at 7 PM at Trevecca.
Room for Neighbors: We’ll be studying the book “Making Room for your Neighbor: Hospitality in the Christian Life.” This group will be led by Joshua Haun, Gary Reed, and Sarah Comer on Tuesdays at 7 PM at the Haun’s home. No childcare provided.
Sweet Connections: This fellowship based group will pair you up with 2-3 other families/people for a rotational dessert group. A devotional will be provided for the group. This group will be led by Sarah Comer and will occur at various times and locations.
Children and Youth: We have city-wide children and teen ministries on Sunday nights. These groups are led by Ciara Cunningham, Kara Cole, and Sam Hattaway and take place on Sundays at 6 PM at Real Life.
Sunday Morning Group: At 9:30 AM on Sundays in Real Life’s upper room, this group will be studying the book “Walk With Me” by Hal Perkins on following Jesus and helping others to do the same. Children’s ministry available.
Forgotten God: On the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, this group will be studying Francis Chan’s book “The Forgotten God.” This group is led by Jamie Bloom on Wednesdays at 6 PM at Real Life. Childcare is provided.