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!

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

Lakeside Ambasadors – ( Chris Johnson and Jim Farson)

A new Connect Group for adults in their 40s, 50s and 60s.

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- ROC Fellowship Hall B (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 A (Dick Vanderlinde)

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

sunday 11am adult connect groups (click to expand)

NEW Connect Groups for Fall 2023:

In His Image for Adults – COVE 3 (Barbara Campbell and IHI Team) 

This group is designed for adults with special needs. They will learn about the love of Jesus through Bible lessons and activities in a safe  and fun environment.

Anchored In Christ – ROC 205/Activities Room (Neil and Kelly Muniz) 

God’s Word is full of sports! There are many people with strong athletic abilities shown in the pages of the Old Testament. They would have probably done very well if they had competed in the high-profile sporting events of today. Looking at the New Testament, the Apostle Paul had to be an avid sports fan. He referred to sports images many times in his writings and, through them, highlighted the important principles for our Christian journey.

This new Connect Group seeks to draw people together who have an interest in sports. We’ll study God’s Word each week, build each other up and reach others with the Good News of Jesus Christ.
If you are not currently active in a Connect Group but serve or participate in our SportsLife Ministry this new group is perfect for you!

Young Adults

Women Walking in the Word Church Office Conference Room [behind Starbucks] (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. 

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.

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

For families with young children.

Connecting Parents- A106 (Hank Wilke)

Families with children of all ages.

Undivided (Singles age 30-45)- ROC Fellowship Hall B (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 (Lou Ortiz, Michael Osborne and Matt Mercer)

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

Parents of College Students / Early Empty Nesters – ROC 303 (Chris Norris and Mike Spell)

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

Feeding Your Faith- COVE Lakeside (Jerry Lambert, Tom Wynn, Walter Mueller)

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

Love In Action ROC FH-A (John Galda and Mike Degutis)

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

Rooted: In Him- ROC 302 (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 201 (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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