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Torch Demorest Small Groups

Adult Bible Study

Leader: Don McAllister

Location: Torch Demorest
Time: Sundays at 6:00PM
Frequency: 1st and 3rd
Childcare: No

Adult study of the Bible. We meet every other Sunday to discuss different topics founf in the Word of God.

All Man Group

Leader: David Bentley

Location: Off Campus
Time: TBD
Frequency: Monthly
Childcare: No

He is just “all boy.” We’ve heard this our entire life. This group is for those wanting outdoor men’s fellowship. Fishing, Hiking and much more for those men who just need to be outdoors.

Bible Journaling Divas

Leader: Keila Nichols

Location: Off Campus
Time: 2nd Saturday at 9:30AM
Frequency: Monthly
Childcare: No

A group for individuals who want to discover the Bible through the new concept of Bible Journaling. Join this group of ladies and discover the art of Bible Journaling.

Biblical World View

Leader: Greg Gober

Location: Torch Demorest
Time: Wednesdays at 7:00PM
Frequency: Weekly
Childcare: Yes

A Christian Guide to Contemporary thought and culture. Discover how the very foundations of our society have been eroded and how to establish a Biblical Worldview whereby we look at all of life through the lens of God’s Word.

Chasing Waterfalls

Leader: Mickey Hill and nancy crocker

Location: Off Campus
Time: TBD
Frequency: TBD
Childcare: No

This group will meet at least once a month, on a Saturday afternoon, for mild to moderate hikes to local waterfalls.

Contemporary Issues

Leader: Connie Franklin

Location: Torch Demorest
Time: Sundays at 10:30AM
Frequency: Weekly
Childcare: Yes

A group of individuals who desire to study the Bible and find answers to the issues we deal with on a daily basis. Come help us find the answers to the problems we all face.

Group Tags: Bible Study, Fellowship

Crazy Love Marriage Group

Leader: Gary and teresa Lumsden

Location: Administrative Offices - Conference Room
Time: Sunday at 5:30PM
Frequency: Weekly
Childcare: yes

Does something deep inside your heart long to break free from the status quo? Are you hungry for an authentic faith that addresses the problems of our world with tangible, even radical, solutions? God is calling you to a passionate love relationship with Himself. Because the answer to religious complacency isn't working harder at a list of do's and don'ts — it's falling in love with God. And once you encounter His love, as Francis describes it, you will never be the same

Expedition Unknown

Leader: Tappatha McKay

Location: Off Campus
Time: TBD
Frequency: TBD
Childcare: No

1 to 2 times a month, Expedition Unknown will get together to do activities such as go on a hike, find a waterfall, enjoy a campfire, learn to build a shelter in the woods, or cook a meal on an open fire. Let's get outside!

Construction

Leader: Larry Swing

Location: Torch Demorest
Time: TBD
Frequency: TBD
Childcare: No

A group for individuals interested in completing community construction projects to help those in need.

Free Food Giveaway

Leader: David Tomlin

Location: Torch Demorest
Time: Saturdays at 8:00AM
Frequency: Monthly
Childcare: No

On the first Saturday of each month, we meet to assemble food kits to give those in need.

Freedom Couples

Leader: Anthony and debra franklin

or Ward and Lisa Frost

Location: Torch Demorest
Time: Sunday at 5:30PM or Wednesday at 7:00PM
Frequency: Weekly
Childcare: Yes

Freedom Group is a 2-part experience that is made up of a 12-week small group curriculum and culminates with a 2-day Freedom Conference. Our goal is to help participants renew their minds in the context of relationships through small groups and then experience the power of the Holy Spirit in a powerful, 2-day, group deliverance setting. Over the years we have seen decades of addiction bondage broken, marriages restored, as well as freedom from unforgiveness, rejection, shame, heaviness and so much more. Freedom equips believers to live the victorious and abundant life Christ came to give us by overcoming the past and laying a foundation for walking in daily freedom.

Freedom Ladies

Leader: Nora Almazan

Location: Torch Demorest
Time: Sundays at 5:30PM
Frequency: Weekly
Childcare: Yes

Freedom Group is a 2-part experience that is made up of a 12-week small group curriculum and culminates with a 2-day Freedom Conference. Our goal is to help participants renew their minds in the context of relationships through small groups and then experience the power of the Holy Spirit in a powerful, 2-day, group deliverance setting. Over the years we have seen decades of addiction bondage broken, marriages restored, as well as freedom from unforgiveness, rejection, shame, heaviness and so much more. Freedom equips believers to live the victorious and abundant life Christ came to give us by overcoming the past and laying a foundation for walking in daily freedom.

Furniture Group

Leader: Larry Swing

Location: Off Campus
Time: TBD                
Frequency: TBD              
Childcare: No

Providing furniture to those in need by picking up donations and making deliveries as needed.

Group Tags: Outreach, Community

Growth Track

Leader: Michelle Bourlet

Location: Torch Demorest
Time: Sundays at 9:30AM
Frequency: Weekly
Childcare: Yes

This 4 week curriculum will provide the opportunity to learn all about our church, your purpose, and where you can get plugged in. We encourage all new members and even the ones who have been here for years to experience Growth Track.

Israel: Study of the Land of the Bible

Leader: Michael O'Donnel

Location: Off Campus
Time: Tuesdays at 7:00PM
Frequency: Bi-Weekly
Childcare: No

A group studying the beautiful land of Israel and the history behind it.

Jail Visitation Group For Men

Leader: Ron Wolf

Location: Off Campus
Time: TBD
Frequency: Weekly
Childcare: No

We go and share the Good News of Jesus Christ with men who are in despirate need of a life change.

Jail Visitation Group For Women

Leader: Gail Cone

Location: Off Campus
Time: Tuesdays and Fridays
Frequency: Weekly
Childcare: No

We are a group of loving and caring women who go to share our faith and God's Word through the Gospel with various stories and testimonies. We can use your gifts and testimony to help share with these ladies as we reach out to them.

Ladies Bible Study

Leader: Loretta Wolf

Location: Off Campus
Time: Thursdays at 10:00AM
Frequency: Bi-Weekly
Childcare: No

A ladies group studying The Word of God by utilizing CDs, books, teaching, and open discussion.

Married With Children

Leader: John and Amanda Bryant

Location: Off Campus
Time: Sundays at 5:30PM
Frequency: Weekly
Childcare: Yes

This group is for married couples with small children. We cover a range of topics that revolve around God, marriage, and parenting. Child care is provided at The Torch Demorest Campus.

Master's Manna Bible Study

Leader: Don McAllister

Location: Torch Demorest
Time: Sunday Mornings at 10:45AM
Frequency: Weekly
Childcare: No

Weekly Bible study based on Church of God curriculum and printed commentary.

Mature Singles

Leader: Burney Riggs

Location: Torch Demorest
Time: Sundays at 5:00PM
Frequency: Bi-Weekly
Childcare: No

Wholesome fellowship and teaching for Mature Adults.

Nicaragua Missions

Leader: Jacky Addison

Location: Torch Demorest
Time: Sunday at 1:00PM
Frequency: Weekly
Childcare: No

A group learning to reach out to the Nicaraguan People through Mission Projects.

Open Door Food Ministry

Leader: David Tomlin

Location: Off Campus
Time: Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays
Frequency: Weekly
Childcare: No

This is a great opportunity to serve the community. Three times a week, we meet to assemble food kits to give to those who are in need. The Food Pantry is a work environment so powerson should be able to lift and carry.

Parenting: relationships

Leader: Sharon Harrison

Location: Torch Demorest
Time: Thursday
Frequency: Weekly
Childcare: No

A group learning the best methods and way to keep communication open between Parents and Children.

Prayer Team

Leader: Greg Gober

Location: Torch Demorest
Time: Fridays
Frequency: Weekly
Childcare: No

Prayer Teams are intercessors for The Torch leaders and for all outreaching arms of The Torch. Our goal is to stand in the gap – welcoming the voice and direction of The Holy Spirit, to ensure that The Torch is always in the center of God’s will.

Proven Men

Leader: Bradley Cook

Location: Torch Demorest
Time: Wednesdays at 6:00PM
Frequency: Weekly
Childcare: No

Through our 12-week study and accountability, Proven Men encourages men to value Christ above all. Through the change of heart, men will break the chains of sexual strongholds through the power of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Relevance

Leader: Kerby Pope

Location: Torch Demorest
Time: TBD
Frequency: Weekly
Childcare: TBD

We are a small group compelled to the truth that is only found in a great God. Our mission is to better understand that truth and how to impart it to others today. We will learn how to make God relevant to others together and grow a relationship with each other through knowing God.

Rising: Families of the Addicted

Leader: Matt and Tappatha McKay

Location: Off Campus
Time: TBD
Frequency: Weekly
Childcare: No

Rising is a support group for families who are living with and/or praying through a loved one who has an addiction. As we gather together weekly, we will learn to identify the behaviors that accompany addiction and constructive ways to deal with them.

Seasoned Saints

Leader: Darrell and Diane Sosebee

Location: Torch Demorest
Time: 3rd Tuesday at 6:30PM
Frequency: Monthly
Childcare: No

Seasoned Saints is a Fellowship Small Group open to anyone age 50+. The Seasoned Saints meet regularly for a time of fellowship, food and special guest or entertainment. Please bring a covered dish to share.

Sermon To Life

Leader: Ron Hylton

Location: Off Campus
Time: Mondays at 6:30PM
Frequency: Weekly
Childcare: No

A group that meets and discusses life application of the weekly sermon. This group is for men and women.

Sermon to Life for Men

Leader: Larry Swing

Location: Torch Demorest
Time: Wednesdays at 7:00PM
Frequency: Weekly
Childcare: Yes

This small group is for men to discuss Sunday morning’s sermon and how we can put it to work in our daily life. This group will help establish relationships with other Christian men.

Sign, Sealed, Delivered

Leader: Anthony and Cindy Love

Location: Torch Demorest
Time: Wednesdays at 7:00PM
Frequency: Weekly
Childcare: Yes

A group studying the details of the Covenant we have with our Creator.

Songs and Stories

Leader: Alan Baker and matthew ballard

Location: Off Campus
Time: TBD
Frequency: TBD
Childcare: No

God shares his message through poems and songs and it’s important for us to understand how those moments impact our lives. This group provides an opportunity for people to share original works as well as popular works, and how God has challenged them through those words.

Soup Kitchen

Leader: David Tomlin

Location: Off Campus
Time: TBD
Frequency: TBD
Childcare: No

A group volunteering at the Soup Kitchen weekly to minister to those in need.

Spanish Bible Study

Leader: Alfredo Jacobo

Location: Torch Demorest
Time: Wednesdays at 7:00PM
Frequency: Weekly
Childcare: yes

A Bible Study Group for Spanish Speakers.

Starting Point

Leader: Ron Hylton

Location: Torch Demorest
Time: Sundays at 5:30PM
Frequency: Weekly
Childcare: Yes

Starting Point is a great opportunity to explore the meaning of being a follower of Jesus Christ in a relaxed, friendly setting. Whether you have no previous church experience, want to learn more about leading a Christian life, or firm up your foundation knowledge, Starting Point is for you!

The Brady Bunch: Blended Families

Leader: chad and Christi Cooper

Location: Torch Demorest
Time: Wednesdays at 6:30PM
Frequency: Weekly
Childcare: Yes

If you are a blended family, someone who has gone through a divorce, death of a spouse or dating someone who has children, this small group is calling your name. God is looking to bless you through this study and will change the way you look at blended families.

The Five Love Languages

Leader: Dennis Marrow

Location: Torch Demorest
Time: Wednesdays at 7:00PM
Frequency: Weekly
Childcare: Yes

This group is for couples who desire to know how to communicate through Love Languages that God has placed inside each of us.

torch college

Leader: chad parham

Location: TBD
Time: TBD
Frequency: TBD
Childcare: No

Our meetings are a great opportunity to meet other college students looking to grow in the community. At the Torch, we want you to know that you belong here.

The Torch Ladies Bible Study

Leader: Janet Adams

Location: Torch Demorest
Time: Tuesdays at 9:30AM
Frequency: Weekly
Childcare: No

The Torch Ladies Bible Study invites all ladies to join in Bible study and fellowship. We are women– joining our hearts to a greater relationship with our Jesus and with each other.

Unexpected Ladies Bible Study

Leader: Pam Bruce and lisa loudermilk

Location: Torch Administrative Offices
Time: Tuesday at 6:30PM
Frequency: Weekly
Childcare: No

This ladies group will be studying "Unexpected" by Christine Caine. This 8 weeks series will equip you to encounter life with a Christ centered focus.

Walking Group

Leader: Rennie Sneed

Location: Off Campus
Time: TBD
Frequency: TBD
Childcare: No

A group for those who are interested in living a healthier lifestyle. Let’s get out and go walking together.

Ready to join a group?