Connect Groups

Connect Groups at Fruit Cove provide the best way to build relationships with other people in our church. The focus of these groups is to Connect With God’s Word, His People and His Mission. Click on the day/time below to check out all of our Connect Group options!

And look for these NEW Connect Groups starting soon: 9:30am Parents of Children and Students; Wednesday Leaders Connect Group (for those who serve on Sundays)

Sunday 9:30am Adult Connect Groups (click to expand)

Young Adults

Newlywed- ROC 302 (Josh and Shelley Hatfield)

For engaged and newlywed couples. 

Median Adults

Liberty Class- A106 (Johnny Bosley)

A class designed for current military, veterans, first responders, and civil servants as well as friends, families and supporters of our core focus group

Parents of Students and Empty Nesters-  COVE 1 (Lance Hemmer)

A class of parents of high school students, college students and empty nesters.

Encouragers- ROC 201  (Ray Dobelstein)

Small Coed class ages 50s+. Exploring God’s Word using class participation to relate scripture to everyday life.

Berean Class- ROC 304 (Bill Warne)

A larger class of multiple life stages studying Christian life topics with scripture references throughout the Bible. Presentation plus discussion with Q&A .

Senior Adults

Joyful Truth Seekers- ROC 202 (Kathy Curtin)

A class of ladies, mostly 60 & above. Lecture based celebration of God’s daily work in our lives.

 Warriors For Christ- ROC 205  (Ralph Curtin)

A smaller co-ed class (15-20 members) of empty nesters 60 & above. Lecture style-discussion.

Unity Class- ROC Fellowship Hall (Dick Vanderlinde)

A large, co-ed class of empty nesters 60 & above. Lecture style.

sunday 11am adult connect groups (click to expand)

NEW! Crowns of Beauty – Fish Bowl Conference Room in Church Office [behind Starbucks] (Meg Munn)

A place to offer single mothers a way to see, experience and live beauty through knowing Christ.

NEW! Parents of College Students / Early Empty Nesters – Church Office Conference Room [behind Starbucks] (Chris Norris and Mike Spell)

A class for parents whose children are into the adventure of college and/or work life. 

Young Adults

Women Walking in the Word ROC 201 (Jill Bennett)

A class for women of all ages and stages who seek to be encouraged and discipled through the in-depth study of God’s word.  This class is new and will begin with a study on Apologetics.

College-  Annex 103  

A group of young adults experiencing college and still find time to serve in missions and ministry in our community and world.

Setting Out (Young Professionals)- COVE 1 (Chris Sexton)

A class for people embarking on their journey to adulthood. 

Young Married Class- ROC 304  (Rick & Cathy Lentz, David & Sandy Fann)

For families with young children.

Young Families- ROC 303 (Jeff and Michelle Crick)

For families with young children.

Connecting Parents- A106 (Hank Wilke)

Families with children of all ages.

Undivided (Singles age 30-45)- ROC 302 (Dave and Allison Cass)

A class for singles in their 30s-40s.

 A Connect Group for those that are dating, unmarried, divorced, or widowed that desire to know Jesus deeply.

Median Adults

Parents of Middle & High School Students-  ROC 202 (Mike Spell, Michael Osborne and Matt Mercer)

A class of parents of elementary, middle & high school students. Interactive style Bible study.

Feeding Your Faith- COVE Lakeside (Travis Fleming)

Spiritual nourishment to feed believers from all seasons and walks of life.

Love In Action ROC FH-A (Chris Johnson, Jim Farson and Mike Degutis)

A large group of varied backgrounds, ages 40-60 who want to experience God through Bible study.

Rooted: In Him- ROC FH-B (Jerry Smith)

A class of mid-30’s to mid-40’s parents of school-aged children. Discussion based study of books of the Bible with focus on application.

Woman 2 Woman- ROC 301 (Peggy Weeks)

Sharing Biblical Truth through small group discussion.

Senior Adults

Agape- ROC 205 (Gary Wilder)

A mid-sized, coed class of 55+ married and single adults who are mostly empty-nesters. Discussion based study of books of the Bible with emphasis on life application.


D-Groups (Disciple-making groups) are closed groups of 4-6 men or women (gender specific) that meet 60 to 90 minutes on a weekly basis over the course of 12 to 18 months. Each week these groups strategically focus on five areas that guide the group’s time together: Studying the Word, Hiding God’s Word, High-level Accountability, Praying Together, and Keeping an External Focus (SHAPE). These groups are organic in nature with the goal of intentional multiplication as disciples make more disciples. 

If you are interested in more information about D-Groups and how you can be invovled email

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