WHY SMALL GROUPS?
At Amity Bible Church, relationships are foundational to who we are. Our dream is that we would be a place where no one stands alone. Therefore, we are a church of small groups where connecting in life-changing community makes this dream possible. Our small groups provide you a place to belong, to disclose, and to be you. We believe that life is better when it is lived together. Join a group today and experience people who encourage one another in becoming everything God intended them to be.
Everyone is invited to EQUIP, SERVE, LIVE, and REACH!
Increasing in our knowledge of God and in our understanding of His word are the master keys to Christlikeness. At Amity, we offer a variety of classes and curriculum that we believe are sure to keep you growing towards this goal and growing in your faith. These biblically-based studies and resources are designed to equip you for life and ministry.
CLICK HERE to see our current Equip Group opportunities.
Adult Bible Study – Sunday mornings @ 9:15 | 2nd Floor | Room 254
Current Study: Bible-in-Life, where the Word of God transforms your heart and mind.
Personal Evangelism Training
Study the Gospel of Christ and learn to intentionally share your faith with others.
New Steward Orientation July 15 | September 16 | November 11
Discover Amity and join us in our mission to Know God and Make Him Known.
Small Group Leadership Training
Learn skills and discover resources to effectively facilitate meetings & manage groups.
Our volunteers are the heartbeat of our church. These teams of individuals come together to support our service, programs and various efforts. They give of their time and talents in the rewarding work of serving others and making a difference in the Body of Christ. Getting involved at Amity is vital to relationship building and spiritual maturity. If you are interested in one of our ministry areas we would love to hear from you!
Supports the ABC worship experience through sound, video and lighting support services.
Provides set-up services and maintains grounds & building through upkeep and cleaning.
Answers questions, provides information and gives directions to Amity stewards and guests.
Uses a creative eye for taking photos of the various services, events and people at Amity.
Exposes children to the love of Jesus through worship, prayer, bible study, & creative activities.
Connects with ABC youth through relationship building and biblical training.
Administers basic medical attention and direction to congregation as needed.
Assists with signup, check-in, photos, class set-up for the New Steward assimilation process.
Provides verbal, print & digital support for graphic design, web, social media & announcements.
Welcomes our stewards and guests with a helping hand, warm spirit and friendly smile.
Performs various administrative tasks in support of the church office, events, and ministries.
Provides service support including seating assistance, facilitation of offering & other sanctuary needs.
Creates, updates and manages various aspects of data in the church’s database.
Helps with the food, décor, set-up, tear-down, registration & hosting needs for various ABC events.
Makes parking easy & convenient by managing the flow of traffic during services and events.
Helps worshipers encounter God through song, instruments, dance, drama and other creativity.
God designed us to live in relationship with others because He knows that spiritual transformation happens best in the context of community. This is the blueprint He modeled for us in Acts 2 with His disciples. At Amity, we have Life Groups that meet primarily in homes but also at other public places around the metroplex. Join one and do life together cultivating authentic, Christ-centered connections with people who will be there for one another.
LOST IN TRANSITION LIFE GROUP
Lost In Transition Life Group
Our group for teenagers 15-17, is focused on those who are transitioning into adulthood and could use some basic life skills. Conflict resolution, etiquette, budgeting, cleaning, praying, resume writing and living God’s dream for you are a few examples of our life studies.
Come, let’s go deeper into discovering your voice, your purpose, your reason for being called out of darkness and into God’s marvelous light as a new creature in Christ Jesus and as a mature adult. “You can do all things through Christ Jesus”.
Contacts: AjaRenee’ Malone and Dorothy Polk
FAMILY AFFAIR LIFE GROUP
Are you looking for friends who are like family or are you in need of a family away from family? If the answer to either of these questions is “Yes”, then you are looking in the right place. Maybe you are displaced from home due to storms or natural disasters, or you are miles away from you own family and don’t get to see them often, or perhaps you feel like you have no family at all but want one. No matter the reason, come and be a part of our family! Let us fill in the gap and cover you with Godly guidance. You will find find healthy relationships, fellowship and support in a loving atmosphere.
Contacts: Charles and Jackie Brown
HEALTH & WELLNESS LIFE GROUP
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 | Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore, glorify God in your body.
We are inviting women 40+ to increase their knowledge of healthy spiritual and physical behaviors. We will explore God’s word on this topic, participate in activities and with organizations such as Run for the Cure, MS Walk and others. We will share healthy food ideas, tips and recipes, as well as discuss the importance of maintaining regular check-ups. Join us for a time of fellowship and encouragement as we seek to become all we are intended to be – body, mind and soul.
Contact: Cheryl McBride | Frisco
SINGULAR SEASONED CHRISTIANS (SSC) LIFE GROUP
Are you Divorced, Widowed, or Single? If so, the SSC Life Group is for you. Our group is designed for those individuals who feel that their needs would be best met in the company of others who are experiencing “the singular season”. CONNECT and be ENERGIZED for Christian Service as well as for Social Activities for personal enhancement. LEARN, SERVE, and be REJUVENATED to ENJOY life. We believe that through Christ . . . LIFE IS FOR LIVING no matter what your season is!
Join other extraordinary individuals who have goals and expectations for “this season” of their lives. This Life Group is open to all!
Contact: Dorothy Jones | Sachse
MILLENNIALS IN ACTION (MIA) LIFE GROUP
We are looking for a group of innovators (ages 18-28) to create a new style of fellowship. We seek a group of unique young adults who want to serve God’s people the Millennial way. If you are interested in fellowship, service, fun, growth and discussion with people of your unique age group in a God centered environment, then this Life Group for Millennials may be just for you.
Come and help us build it! #MillennialsWhoServe #StayWoke
Contacts: Dunice Harrell | Pat Bradley
MARRIAGE WITH MEAT LIFE GROUP
Are you tired of your marriage being stuck in the same rut with little growth? Do you want to move your marriage from “milk to meat”? If so, this Life Group is for you and your spouse. We are looking for couples who have been married from 10 to 20 years who would like to associate with other couples who want to stretch themselves and grow in faith and love in their marriages.
The purpose of this Life Group is to grow and support one another for a period of a year or two prior to serving as mentor couples to those in the church who have been married for less than 10 years. If you are ready to make the commitment to serve in a Paul – Barnabas relationship capacity with other couples and look forward to eventually being a mentor couple to a group of Timothy couples, this Life Group is for you!
Contacts: Adrian & Temekka Leday
CEDARS & PALMS LIFE GROUP
Psalm 92:12-15 | “The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; Planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God. They will bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green proclaiming, “The Lord is upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.”
Cedars & Palms is a life group open to senior adults and others who are available to attend. Through group interaction and fellowship, we will examine issues in our to day-to-day experiences from a Christian perspective. With the strength of the cedar and the resilience of the palm, we will consciously uphold each other as we grow together in spirit and in truth.
Contact: Shirley P. Cornelius | Thursdays from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM | Plano
HEAL OUR HURTING HEARTS (3H) LIFE GROUP
Have you experienced trauma in your life? Do you know what it looks like…how trauma manifests itself in your daily life? From divorce to death to job loss God wants to heal the broken places of your heart. He is the only Physician who can. Won’t you trust him? Come along for a journey of healing as we share and grow in God’s word to discover how He sees recovery and spiritual wellness. Your pain maybe personal but your healing should be shared. Join us.
Contact: Andrea Sallis
WOMEN COMING TOGETHER LIFE GROUP
We’re a women’s group that enjoys praying together, fellowship, group activities and studying various bible-based topics. You are not designed to take your spiritual growth journey alone. Life is better together! Let’s come together and grow together. Let’s discover the gifts that God has given us in a community of women who can love and support each other.
Contact: Tena Patterson | Murphy
NEW BEGINNINGS LIFE GROUP
Are you a widow or widower? Have you lost a loved one and don’t know which way to turn? It can be a lonely and confusing place to be in life. You may still feel married after the death of your spouse and you don’t quite feel like someone who is single again. There is conflict going on inside of you, yet you have a great desire for peace again. If you find yourself here, know that God is extending the “olive branch” of reconciliation. You no longer need to feel alienated from Him or others.
Got wants to continue to fulfill his promise in you, and life will once again flourish. If you need support, direction, comfort and peace this group is for you. If you are just looking for someone to talk to who has had a similar experience, we are here for you with loving arms and a shoulder to lean on. Join us!
Contact: Gail Robinson
At Amity we want to live on mission daily because we understand that there is no greater call we have than to share the love and message of Jesus. Through our evangelism, outreach, and missions efforts we invite you to put your faith in action and be a part of what God is doing in the world. We have many opportunities for you to connect beyond the walls of our church in leading others to Christ.
See our current Reach Group opportunities below:
Angel Tree Ministry
Connects with the family and children of incarcerated individuals through gift giving and fellowship to develop lasting Christ centered relationships. We also help to involve our Amity stewards and guests in these efforts.
Comfort & Care Ministry
Provides acts of love for those in need including but not limited to prayer, resources, visitation and services while demonstrating the love of Christ. We also help to involve our Amity stewards and guests in these efforts.
Helping Hands Community Outreach
Assists and partners with Christian non-profit community organizations lacking the resources necessary to serve those in need. Must be able to physically lift and move light objects and stand to complete tasks.
New Believers Team
Leads and assimilates new believers into the family of Christ and follows-up with steps to encourage them in their new walk with the Lord and that will set them on a strong biblical foundation.
Actively engages and promotes prayer within the life of the church. Equips others to do the same individually or corporately. Covers prayer requests received via website, email, phone, contact cards, service and prayer box.
Please join us to assist in launching this ministry.
Helps with the administration and coordination of various church and community outreach initiatives including but not limited to volunteers, materials, promotions and logistics.