CONNECTHER groups

She wraps herself in strength, might, and power.

Proverbs 31:17

ConnectHER Small Groups are designed with YOU in mind.  These groups are hosted by women from River of Life Church and meet all over the city of Jacksonville and surrounding areas.  From Bible studies to outreach opportunities, we have groups available for a wide variety of ages and interests.  
There's sure to be a group that you'll love!

Connecther groups  spring 2019

Find a Group

These groups will run from February - June 2019!

A Place of Peace

Leader: Barbara Butler

1st Saturday of the month

11am
112 Daphne Circle
Hubert,  NC
A place where ladies and girls of all ages can meet, relax, watch movies, fellowship, and spend time together in an safe setting to decompress from the busy-ness of life.
Contact:
910-549-4719
[email protected]

Apologetics - Defending the Faith

Leader: Marie Merced

Dates TBA

Time TBA
TBA Location
TBA Location
Have you ever been questioned facts about your faith and were unsure how to answer? In this group, we will not only cover how to share your faith with unbelievers, but will cover topics such as Biblical authenticity, Archeological and Scientific Biblical proof, the Trinity and one God, Evolution and Creation, Jesus and the resurrection, and much more! We will meet one Saturday per month.
Contact:
910-939-9857
[email protected]

Finding Hope

Leader: Christy Corey

February 7 & 21, March 7 & 21, April 4 & 18, May 2 & 16,
June 6 & 20

7-8:30pm
605 Sioux Drive
Jacksonville, NC 28540
It can feel like a battle loving those who have experienced trauma & struggle with wounds of the past. It can be easy to lose hope, but you are not in this alone! Find hope, support, healing, and get the tools you need to fight in this group. We are rising up together and taking a stand for our family, relationships, and ourselves.
Contact:
910-478-5509
[email protected]

Healthy By Design

Leader: Aubrey Stewart

February 21, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20

6-8pm
630 Shadowridge Road
Jacksonville, NC 28546
This is a bible study for women who would like to lose weight and get healthy God’s way! Learning how to worship God by taking care of the vessel he has given us is so important to our Christian walk. We will also debunk all the lies of the enemy that keep us trapped in unhealthy habits and fears of going to the gym. 
Contact:
910-968-7494
[email protected]

Divine Military Detours

Leader: Amanda Roberts

February 18, March 18, April 15, May 20, June 17

6:30-8pm
558 Comfort Road
Richlands, NC 28574
June  Location TBD
In this group we will be discussing the many detours and challenges that come through being connected to the military as a service member, spouse, parent, or even the child of a service member and how to look for God's divine purpose in those detours. We will be studying through the book, "Divine Detours," and learning how we can find encouragement in our detours as we develop great friendships and strengthen our relationship with our Heavenly Father. 
Contact:
256-609-3900
[email protected]

Unexpected Strength in Times of Disappointment

Leader: Tia Jackson

February 21, March 21, April 25, May 23, June 27

7pm
106 Hills Lorough Loop
Jacksonville NC 28546
Life often looks so very different than we hoped or expected. When dealing with disappointments, we can find unexpected strength as we learn what it means to wrestle between our faith and our feelings.
Contact:
910-347-5249
[email protected]

Single Moms

Leaders: Regina Hartley & Kimberly Hamm

February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15

2pm
135 Harmony Way

Richlands, NC
If you need encouragement as a single mom, this is the group for you!
Contact:
910-467-4464
[email protected]

Battlefield of the Mind

Leader: Deontay Brannon

February 21, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20

6:30pm
278 Caldwell Loop
Jacksonville, NC 28546
We will be talking about winning the battle in your mind, while learning how we can change our lives by changing the way we think. In this group, we will be providing strategies to help overcome feelings of anger, worry, doubt, confusion, and depression, and learning how to focus our mind God's way.
Contact:
910-240-2915
[email protected]

Fit 4 Christ

Leaders: Irene Lynch & Rhonda Newson

February 23, March 2 & 23, April 6 & 20, May 4 & 18, June 1 & 15

10am
ROL Church Fellowship Hall
This group is designed to improve and maintain physical health by engaging in a variety activities such as: aerobic exercise, interval training, combat cardio, strength training, and stretching. This class will be structured with activities based on your personal abilities. As weeks progress, ladies will learn the importance of becoming more physically fit. 
Contact:
Irene: 910-382-2107
Rhonda: 910-382-5667
[email protected] [email protected]

REFIT

Leader: April Courie

February 11, 18, 21 & 25,
March 4, 7, 11, 18, 21, 25 & 28,
April 4, 8, 15, 18, 22 & 29,
May 2, 6, 13, 16, 20, 27, 30,
June 3, 10, 13, 17, 24, 27

6-7pm
Iron Forged Fitness
861 Piney Green Rd Ste E Jacksonville, NC
REFIT is a positive fitness experience that fits everyBODY, no matter size, fitness level or previous experience. Together, we will throw out fear, doubt, and insecurity in exchange for strength, courage, and an overall transformation from the inside out. Each playlist will offer music with a positive message, and the class will close with heart work using scripture, encouraging words and prayer. We will grow in our faith, self-worth, and relationships while having fun together.
Contact:
573-647-1143
[email protected]

The Overcomers

Leaders: Jowanna Watson & Keri Wooten

February 15, March 15, April 15, May 12, June 14

7pm
114 Stonecroft Lane
Jacksonville NC 28546
Would you you like to join us in a powerful journey as we study unique women of the Bible? This will be a time of learning, prayer, and fellowship. 
Contact:
910-554-2416
843-252-7381
[email protected]
[email protected]

It's Not Supposed To Be This Way

Leader: Kathy Kane

February 11, 18 & 25, March 25, April 15 & 22

6:45-8:45pm
1006 Claymore Dr.
Jacksonville 28546
A bible study by Lysa Terkeurst from Proverbs 31 Ministry will be the focus of this group. This study will help you find unexpected strength when disappointments leave you shattered. When God's timing seems questionable, His lack of intervention seems hurtful, and His promises seem doubtful, this is the exact appointment your soul needs to radically encounter God.
Contact:
910-545-8007
[email protected]

Made to Crave

Leader: Dottie Brawley

February 7 & 21, March 7 & 21, April 11 & 21

11am - 1pm
104 Biscayne Court
Jacksonville NC 28540
In "Made to Crave" author Lysa TerKeurst suggests that weight loss struggles aren't a curse but, rather a blessing in the making. She won't tell you what to eat , rather she explores why we make unhealthy food choices. She'll help you discover what it is you're really craving, and how that need can only be met in our faithful Heavenly Father. When your cravings are satisfied with His love, a healthy body will follow. Cost will be $15, which includes book and workbook.
Contact:
910-346-4370

[email protected]

Speak "Faith & Live"

Leader: Latrice Osmack

Dates TBD

6:30pm
204 Big Fish Run
Jacksonville, NC 28540
We will learn how to live from a place of victory by applying God’s Word and speaking it daily.
Contact:
910-545-0440
[email protected]

Heart to Heart Group 1

Leaders: Kathy Lanier & Jackie Onifer

February 21, March 7 & 21, April 4 & 18, May 2 & 16, June 6 & 20

6-8pm
Location TBD
Building friendships with other Godly women.

Heart to Heart Group 2

Leaders: Kathy Lanier & Jackie Onifer

February 21, March 7 & 21, April 4 & 18, May 2 & 16, June 6 & 20

2-4pm
Location TBD
Building friendships with other Godly women.

Prayer Trekkers

Leader: Janice Burns

February 9, 16 & 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, April 6, 13 & 27, May 4 & 18, June 1, 8, 15 & 22

10am
February
3310 Planters Lane, Jacksonville, 



March, April & May - The Commons Park, Jacksonville



June - The Commons Park &
3310 Planters Lane
This group focuses on our WHOLE bodies, The Temple of the Holy Spirit. We will walk and pray every Saturday morning. On rainy and extremely cold days, we will walk inside. Our goal is to strengthen our CORE as we flex our spiritual muscles in PRAYER. This is a group that requires commitment and discipline. If this is something you've been desiring, come out to The Commons Park play area across fron the pond.
Contact:
910-650-2292
[email protected]

Putting Feet to Your Prayers

Leader: Katie Mims

February 11 & 18, March 11 & 18, April 15 & 22, May 13 & 20, June 10 & 17

6:30-7pm
Feb 11: 2451 Lejeune Blvd.


Feb 18: 1784 Wilmington Hwy March 11: 250 Memorial Dr.


March 18: 3280 Henderson Dr. A 

April 15: 100 Recreation Ln.


April 22: Montford Landing Rd
May 13: 815 New Bridge St.


May 20: 234 NW Corridor Blvd. June 10: 1940 Gum Branch Rd.


June 17: 2460 Gum Branch Rd. 
A group of ladies putting their feet in different areas in the city to pray and intercede for God to be first, and to see the heart of this city sold out to God our Father.
Contact:
912-326-4437
[email protected]

Get Into Position

Leader: Susanne Long

February 21, March 28, April 25, May - Virtual meeting, June 27

12-1:30pm
206 Bunker Court
Jacksonville, NC
Get into Position: Finding and embracing our purpose leads to position with Him and position in the natural.  We will be using the Bible App and study plans, and will connect virtually and in person.
Contact:
910-330-5073
[email protected]

The Climb: Women Empowered

Leaders: Octavia Thomas & Barbara Dozier

February 12, March 12, April 8, May 13

6:30-8pm
207 Riverbirch Place
Jacksonville, NC
The Climb is about hope, empowerment, and moving higher, by seeing purpose on the other side of your pain. The Climb is connecting oneself to another fearless sister with whom you may share similar experiences and loss, with whom you can share openly and without judgement.
Contact:
404-368-6521
910-382-2436
[email protected]

Advance Fuse Teen Girls

Leaders: Tiffany Borges & Erianna Scott

February 2 & 9, March 2 & 9, April 13, May & June TBD

6pm
ROL Annex
Group for girls in 8th-12th grades.
Contact:
865-518-1011
910-478-8121
[email protected] [email protected]

ROL Young Adult Ladies

Leaders: Tiffany Borges & Erianna Scott

February 28, March 14 & 28, April 11 & 25, May 16, June TBD

7pm
February & March
1700 Aerie Ct. Apt. 3H
Jacksonville, NC 28546

April - June TBD
A place for young adult women (18 and graduated - 35 years old) to connect and grow together. This semester we will be reading and discussing "Healing the Wounded Soul" by Katie Souza.
Contact:
865-518-1011
910-478-8121
[email protected] [email protected]

Millennial Moms Monday

Leader: Sammi Detres

February 18, March 18, April 15, May 13, June 10

6:30pm
190 Huffmantown Road
Richlands NC 28574
For young moms to connect spiritually, fellowship, break the mold, and build a village to raise our children together.
Contact:
910-382-5901
[email protected]

Event Praisers

Leader: Yolanda Petteway

February 9, March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8

4pm (June - 6pm)
119 Investment Lane
Jacksonville, NC 28540
We will be going to see Christian movies, concerts, and other opportunities in the community, while learning the in and outs of Jacksonville.
Contact:
910-381-8929
[email protected]

Moms in Prayer

Leaders: Marilyn Ledoux

February 7, 14 & 28, March 7, 21 & 28, April 4, 11 & 25, May 9, 16, 23 & 30, June 6

11am - 12noon
Onslow Pregnancy Resource Center on Henderson Drive, Jacksonville
Moms in prayer impacts children and schools for Christ by gathering women to pray.
Contact:
910-382-0750
[email protected]

In His Presence

Leaders: Eva Evans & Sandra Jenkins

February 21, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20

7pm
220 Eastridge Court
Jacksonville, NC 28540
Our group gives you the opportunity to spend one on one time in the presence of God through prayer and worship.
Contact:
910-330-4411
910-478-8815
[email protected]

ROL Wellness Ministry

Leader: Jessica Simpson

February 16, March 16, April 13, May 11, June 8

10-11am
Barnes & Noble
Jacksonville Mall
This group is designed to promote and improve health and well-being among the members of River of Life Church by providing health-related information and support.
Contact:
910-389-9514
[email protected]

Called to Write

Leaders: Cheryl Mullins & Dawne McElhinney

Dates TBD

10am
122 Springleaf Lane
Jacksonville, NC
Designed to teach us about our partnership with God as well as learning the process of writing and publishing.
Contact:
910-340-5014
[email protected]

Ladies of the Orient

Leader: Calyn Paquin

First Thursdays of the month

6:30pm
Location TBD
If you are of Japanese/Okinawan, Korean, Vietnamese or of Chinese ethnicity, we share similar cultural heritage/traditions. Please join us for a time of fellowship, encouragement and learning how God can use us in outreach and prayers for one another.
Contact:
910-388-8532
[email protected]

God is on the Move

Leader: Michelle Smith

February 1 & 15, March 1, 15 & 29, April 5 & 19, May 3, 17 & 31, June 7 & 21

7pm
117 Cedar Ridge Drive
Maysville, NC 28555
The purpose of this group is to fulfill the Great Commission and to help others step out in faith wherever they are with the boldness of Christ.
Contact:
760-221-4250
[email protected]

Love Unending

Leader: Meagan Stephens

February 9, 16 & 23
March 2, 9 & 16

9am
Panera Bread
1619 Western Blvd

Jacksonville, NC
For moms of small children (ten and under) who are seeking to rekindle the love in marriage in the midst of the exhaustion of motherhood.
Contact:
910-308-3581
[email protected]

The Body Outreach Ministry

Leaders: Cassandra Lee & Heidi Turner

Conference Call every Thursday

9:30pm (time subject to change)
Conference Call
Outreach Ministry to young women employed in our local gentlemen's clubs.
Contact:
910-526-1242
910-934-1465
[email protected]

Growing from Faith to Perfect Trust

Leader: Peggy Grimes

February 12 & 26, March 12 & 26, April 9 & 23, May 14 & 28, June 11 & 25

6:30-8pm
321 Glen Cannon Drive
Jacksonville, NC 28546
In our study of "Moving from Faith to Perfect Trust" we will be using a study by Derry James-Tannariello titled: Living Volume One: Praying in the YES of God. Many of us have faith, and are moving from faith to faith? Join me on this adventure in transforming your faith into perfect trust.
Contact:
910-459-6124
[email protected]

Shine Girls

Leaders: Topeka Benton & Karen Tates

February 15, March 15 , April 26, May 10, June 21 

6:30pm
(6pm on March 15 & May 10)
February - Premier Nursing Home

March - ROL


April - Altitude Pizza Family Fun Night


May - ROL Movie Night


June - ROL Spa Day
Girls Kindergarten through seventh grade learning who we are at an early age to become the women God has predestined us to be. Changing lives and destinies, one girl at a time.
Contact:
910-581-9486
910-346-1114
topek[email protected]

Inner Healing

Leaders: Anne Chick

2nd and 4th Fridays of May and June

7-9pm
113 New Castle Drive
Jacksonville, NC
We utilize Christ-centered techniques developed by John and Paula Sandford of Elijah House Ministries to learn how to understand ourselves better and to minister to women of all levels of life experience through powerful healing prayer and godly, compassionate relationships.
Contact:
910-455-4205
910-330-0483
[email protected]

Healing Wounds

Leader: Sandra Adams

February 9 & 23, March 9 & 23, April 13 & 27, May 11 & 25,
June 8 & 22

9-10am
Conference Call
We learn how to heal from the wounds of our past by setting boundaries God's way.

Mind, Body & Soul

Leader: Marie McClellan

Third Thursday of Every Month

6:30-8pm
401 Oldtowne Street
Jacksonville, NC 28546
This group is about wellness. We will discuss the effects the choices we make can affect or improve our health. We will learn how to honor God by taking care of our health as our body is the Lord's temple. To maintain good heath and prevent chronic illnesses, positive changes in our eating habits start with a reformed mind and soul. We will seek God to help us honor Him through the foods we eat and choices we make to maintain good health. As a group, with God in the Center, we will help each other regain control of our health.
Contact:
252-626-3634
[email protected]

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