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Community Groups

A community group is a place to connect, learn and grow together. Most of our adult community groups meet on Sunday mornings at 9:15 AM prior to the morning Worship Service. Each community group schedules a variety of outside activities that may include small groups and mission projects, and also strives to minister to each member of their group in their time of need.

If you have any questions about a Community Group, please contact Mike Crowe, Discipleship Pastor.

Adult Community Groups

Young Adults and Young Couples

YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY (YAMS) meets to encourage one another through prayer and fellowship and to learn God’s Word through dialogue with each other. Our desire is to seek God together, grow in Christ together, and do life together.  This group meets Sunday mornings and Tuesday nights and consists of college-age to young adult men & women.

Ted & Sarah Dower – (620) 200-7117

YOUNG MARRIEDS & FAMILIES consists of married couples with small children. In addition to Sunday mornings this group has smaller groups that meet regularly for accountability and encouragement.

Gary & Janey Kennedy – 903-3201 (meets in Room 356)


LADIES CLASS is a small group of ladies over 65 years “young.” The ladies have a close fellowship with one another both in and out of class. A real strength for these ladies is their prayer support for each other and others. Bible study is the main focus in class.

Joy Duckworth – 985-4480 & Jackie Cleveland – 672-2783 (meets in the Conference Room)

Senior Adults

LIGHTHOUSE COMMUNITY is composed primarily of mid- and senior adults, married and single. Typical teaching consists of a study of a specific book of the Bible, with occasional topical studies.

Eric & Susan Dennison – 699-4787 (meets in the Chapel)

 All Ages and Stages of Life

FRIDAY NIGHTERS is a multi-aged group, studying the Word of God, book by book, verse by verse, in an informal setting. Discussion encouraged.

Steve & Debbie Meeks – 491-4797 (meets at the Meeks home – 1706 Faircrest Drive, 35023)

FRIENDS AND FAMILY welcomes people of all ages with most members in their 30’s to 60’s (including kids when parents choose to bring them). We study the Bible most often by going through individual books with thoughtful teaching, practical application, and lively discussion. Our goal is to know and enjoy God more. We aim to encourage each other through friendship and prayer inside and outside our Sunday morning time.

Dr. Jim & Becky Johnson – 824-6050 (meets in Room 354)

GRACE ABOUNDING is a small group whose members range in age from 40’s – 60’s. Biblical teaching focuses on practical life application.

Bob & Jan Palmer – 822-5436 (meets in Room 359)

GROWING IN FAITH – Open to adults of all ages, single and married alike, this group is committed to the individual study of the Word of God, to the participation of all members in biblical community and to the ultimate goal of making disciples. An interactive Bible study style is utilized on Sunday mornings with a facilitator each week leading the study.

Richard & Sandra Roberts – 223-8449 (meets in Room 360)

HOMEBUILDERS is made up of both singles and married couples who range in age from 30’s – 60’s. Bible study includes both verse-by- verse studies and topical studies (evangelism, money matters, etc.). A typical Sunday morning includes an informal fellowship time with refreshments, then prayer time and Bible study. Believing that the “ joy of the Lord is our strength,” it’s also pretty normal to find a touch of humor among the class members!

Shane & Christi Hudman – 205-447-2819 (meets in Room 312)

JOINT HEIRS Joint Heirs is a multi-aged community group that enjoys verse-by-verse studies in both the Old and New Testament.

 Steve & Debbie Meeks – 491-4797 (meets in the Upper Room)

REAL RELATIONSHIPS is a small group committed to growing in Christ, being “real” (transparent) in our relationships, and encouraging one another. A variety of approaches are used in studying God’s Word and applying it to our lives. Both couples and single adults attend this group.

Paul & Kathy Whitmore – 979-2467 (meets in the Fellowship Hall Alcove)

TREASURING CHRIST TOGETHER is a new class perfect for new members and those who have been at SMI for many years.

Mike & Robyn Crowe – 978-9302 (meets in Room 358)

TRUE LIFE COMMUNITY is a couples’ class where most members range in age from “30-something” to “40-something” and have kids in elementary or middle school. This group has several smaller groups that meet outside of class to build deeper relationships. Our goal: fully functioning community built on relationships and the Word of God.

Doug & Susan Pass – 261-1500 (meets in Room 357)