And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved. (Acts 2:42-45)
Here at King’s Chapel, we are passionate about plugging people into the life of our church, and enabling people to experience authentic, Biblical community. For this reason, we strongly encourage everyone to join, participate, & engage in a Community Group. Our desire is that Community Groups are a place where the people at KCP are freed up to live out the “one-another’s” of the Bible. A typical format for our Community Groups involves fellowship (maybe with some food!), discussing & applying that week’s sermon, and prayer.
If you are interested in signing up/registering for a Community Group for the Spring 2017 semester (whether you know what group you will join OR if you're searching for one), please do so by filling out this form in Church Community Builder:
If you need to see a quick video tutorial, watch the video below for a visual walkthrough of the signup process.
Here's a little information on our Community Group leaders:
Eric & Tina Heine have been members of King's Chapel since 1991. Eric serves as an elder at KCP, and Tina is heavily involved in the church's discipleship ministry. They love hosting their community group in their home, which begins with a time of fellowship and “snack” for the first half-hour, followed by group discussion and prayer. Although they are serious about building community, they love to laugh and have fun while doing it. The Heines have a full basement to accommodate childcare should you wish to bring your little ones. Typically, their group meetings are designed to end by 8:00 or 8:30.
Byron & Devereaux Cousins’ community group meets right after Sunday services. Their group begins with lunch and fellowship, and finishes with sermon based application, prayer, & praise. The Cousins group looks forward to hosting & serving college students, as well as occasionally socializing with friends & co-workers from the community.
Michael & Teressa Hamner have been active members of KCP since 2005. Michael serves as a deacon & usher, and Teressa serves with the Childcare Ministry, Events Ministry, & the Welcome Team. They have two daughters, and are in the process of adopting a little boy from China sometime this fall. Michael works at Tanner Medical Center, and Teressa is a homeschooling, stay-at-home Mom. They are thrilled to be Community Group leaders this year and look forward to investing in the lives of their brothers & sisters in Christ!
Andrew & Emalee Jones are graduates of Troy University, and they have been married for over five years. Andrew serves as the Director of Ministries at King’s Chapel. Before Andrew joined the KCP staff team, the Joneses spent five years on staff with Campus Outreach at the campuses of Troy University, the University of Houston, and Samford University. They have two children: a three-year-old son named Crosby, and a one-year-old daughter named Eisley. Andrew & Emalee are anticipating a great fall semester for their community group, and look forward to hosting fellow group members in their home!
David & Brent Hildebrand have lived in Carrollton for 45 years, having moved here from North Carolina. David serves as an elder at KCP, leads the older men's Bible study, and coordinates the KCP Welcome Team. David and Brent enjoy serving & volunteering both at their church and in the community, and they are excited to lead their Community Group once again this year. You've probably already met David & Brent (multiple times) at the front door at church; next time you see them, be sure to ask them about Community Groups!
Mike & Wendy Mason lead a community group that meets on Sunday nights at 5:00 at the Mason's house, which is about 2-3 miles south of KCP off Lowell Road. They have always enjoyed having folks of all ages and places in life, and they love to spend a good bit of time breaking bread and fellowshipping! They do eventually dive into discussion and application of the sermon, and they always have an enlightening and uplifting time. Prayer and praise is a sweet part of their group as well. This past Spring's outreach event (at Recovery and Restoration ministries) was an amazing highlight for the whole group!
Jacob & Briana Morton met while they were in college at the University of West Georgia, and they have been married for three years. They welcomed our daughter (Ruthanne) into the world in March of this year. They enjoy road biking, watching hockey, going on walks, traveling, and being outdoors. Jacob & Briana are looking forward to leading a Community Group this year!
Ben & Leah Weber are graduates of Samford University. Ben also has a Masters of Divinity from Birmingham Theological Seminary. Ben & Leah have been married for 2 years, and they have a baby daughter named Ellie. Ben works full time for Campus Outreach at the University of West Georgia, where he overseas CO staff and serves as the chaplain for the football team. Ben & Leah partner with Brett & Zette Stanger, who primarily host their community group.
Matthew & Ashley Piquette have lived in Carrollton since the mid-90s, and they have been members of KCP for two years. They love meeting with other people, and sharing in fellowship & God's Word. They have three children: two college-age daughters, and a 9-year old son, who keep them busy with all their different activities. Matthew works at Tanner in the IT department, and he enjoys running, biking, and family activities. Ashley is a speech therapist, and she enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her family.