Groups and Classes

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Being a disciple is a Christ-centered, Holy Spirit-empowered, life-long process of growing in God.

Take the journey with us. Find your place within the Westmore Family.

Sunday Groups (F.O.C.U.S.)

Created in the image of God, we are meant to have meaningful relationships. We “do church” on Sunday nights differently than on Sunday mornings. In smaller groups, there is room for personal ministry, close relationships, and deeper spiritual growth. We invite you to join one of our F.O.C.U.S. groups and Find your calling and grow deeper in the Word, Own your spiritual gifts and your story, build Covenant relationships with other Christ-followers, Understand your destiny and your place in this world, and be Sent out to Serve.

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FOCUS Groups, Sundays, 6:00 – 7:15 p.m.

  • Bridge Builders/Legacy Commons (2235 Candies Lane)/Pastor Kelvin & Debbie Page, Dennis Anderson
    This group is an intergenerational community led by Pastor Kelvin Page, which seeks to connect individuals from all of life’s stages, as well as bridge spiritual principles with real-life situations through revisiting the Sunday morning message and how it applies to present culture. Group discussions and regular times of fellowship make this group a great place to connect with the Westmore Family.
  • Crossroads/Room 005, Discipleship Wing/Rickie & Jean Moore
    This group is a cross-generational class of singles to senior adults who gather to look to the light of Scripture and listen to the voice of the Spirit.
  • Sojourners/Room 218, Children’s Wing/Paul & Tannis Duncan, Virgil & Pat Allen, Bob & Pat Daugherty
    Bible-based and relevant to a rapidly changing world and challenging culture, this class will offer a small group, interactive approach and will help you to think through and discover the deeper purposes and meaning of your “true calling” in life.
  • iMarriage/Room 113, U-Turn Wing/Robert & Teresa Green
    iMarraige is a diverse group of couples sharing life experiences together. Couples of all ages are welcome to join our discipleship journey of studying God’s word, have fun and fellowship, and, of course, food!
  • New Life Bible Class/Room 102, U-Turn Wing/Dan Black
    This group follows Pathway Press Curriculum with an interactive, conversational style of teaching.
  • Berean/Lee University School of Religion Building, Room 148/Henry Smith (5:00 p.m.)
    This group is made up of various age groups meeting for in-depth Bible study and discussion of current issues.
  • Thrive/Choir Room, Discipleship Wing/Dan & Jennifer Walker
    No marriage eve becomes great by accident – it’s always on purpose. This inter-generational group discusses difficult questions and issues relevant to marriage and strives to build thriving marriages for the future of our families. Couples often enjoy food and fellowship too. Then, regular place of meeting will be the Choir Room at Wolfe Drive.
  • Millennial Marriage/Various Homes, Daniel & Casey Clanton

    Millennial couples with small children gathering monthly for fellowship, food, and fun. Contact danielclanton@hotmail.comfor monthly information and location.

  • Young Adult Women/Wolfe Drive Campus/Natalie Kipe – Women in their 20’s on a journey to know God deeper and share life experiences. Group meets bi-weekly at 2:00 p.m. with first meeting being on February 24th. For information on this group, contact natalie.kipe@westmorecog.org.

Wednesday Groups (L.E.A.D.S.)

We are committed to building up people through sound Biblical teaching. Making disciples is our mission. As passionate followers of Jesus Christ, we must make disciples who make disciples. “Becoming the one who LEADS” is our theme. Changing bi-monthly, our Wednesday night LEADS classes have been designed to equip us, the members of the Body of Christ (Eph. 4:12-13), to be leaders the Holy Spirit desires and empowers us to be. The L.E.A.D.S. acronym covers the five categories that we follow in our course selections: Leadership (1st Cor. 11:1), Evangelism (Isaiah 52:7), Abundant living (John 10:10), Discipleship (Matthew 16:24), and Service (Matthew 20:26-28).

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LEADS Classes – SESSION 4

July 10 – August 28, Wednesday Classes, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

 Women’s Bible Study: The Faithful – Our August Women’s Bible Study will be “The Faithful” with prominent women teachers Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, Lisa Harper, Kelly Minter, and Jennifer Rothschild; this 5-session study explores crucial moments in the lives of five Old Testament figures—Esther, Gideon, Malachi, Nehemiah, and Hosea. Through their stories, discover how God uses the lives of ordinary people for His glory and the good of His people. Strengthen your faith as you walk alongside these larger-than-life figures who all chose to obey God no matter the circumstances. Sarai Burgos/Room 005 (Discipleship Wing)

Caveman’s Club Caveman’s Club, aka Men’s Ministry, is for men (ages 18 –80+) who are ready for an adventurous quest to reclaim authentic, biblical manhood. This group will re-launch and begin activities on August 21. Meanwhile, pick up the Caveman’s Club flyer at the Information Center to be informed on groups for men, retreats, and more. The guys continue to meet for dinner on Wednesdays during the off month. Robert Green/ 2235 Candies Lane (Legacy Senior Living Offices). Robert Green/ 2235 Candies Lane (Legacy Senior Living Offices)

Mission’s Prayer Movement Join Westmore members and attendees who are passionate about outreach and the Gospel going forth across the street and across the sea for weekly meetings, which include hearing from individuals and teams involved in short-term and long-term missions and specific prayer times for the nations. Grant & Janice McClung/Room 110-113 (U-Turn Suite).

Tell Me The Story of Jesus – The history of the Church music and the Word of God have been intertwined for decades. In this study we will begin with a background of the hymn written by Fanny Crosby in 1880. Fanny was blind and could not see the pictures that would depict the the stories of Jesus – she needed to hear them. The message from the hymn, “Tell Me the Story of Jesus” is still true and strong nearly 150 years later – it is the message of the Gospel. A Gospel that began in the Old Testament we will visit Abraham and the three Hebrew children in the fiery furnace; moving to the New Testament earthly ministry of Jesus, we will visit with the woman taken in adultery and the woman at the well, continuing our journey we will hear from Saul who was set on killing Christians until …; we will then proceed to the Isle of Patmos with a visit with Jesus’ friend and disciple, John. However, the “Story” doesn’t end there, it continues with you and me and we must tell “the Story” to those He sends across our paths. Our desire is that He writes every word of His Story on our hearts. Join Robin Craft for the “Story of Jesus,” one more time – it never grows old – Wednesday nights throughout July and August. Robin Craft/Room 100 (U-Turn Suite)

GriefShare (Mondays, 6:30 p.m.) – is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You do not have to go through the grieving process alone. You will gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life. The class will meet on 5/13, 6/10, 7/8, 8/9 (during the summer months the class will meet once a month; regular weekly GriefShare will begin in the Fall). Ginger Robinson/U-Turn Institute, Room 118 (U-Turn Suite). 

Crew Young Adult Women (Tuesdays, 8:00 p.m.) -This women’s small group is for girls in their 20’s and meets weekly on Tuesday nights at 8:00 p.m. at the home of Natalie Poteat. If you are a young woman looking for a small group of Christ-following girls to connect with and to grow in applying God’s Word in everyday life, contact Natalie for address information, npoteat@westmorechurch.com. Natalie Poteat Residence

Authentic (Various days) – is a small group of ladies who are in a similar place in life: 20’s and 30’s, growing deeper spiritually and relationally. This group meets on a flexible schedule twice a month on weekdays in various locations. Our current book study is “Without Rival” by Lisa Bevere – it’s time to step forward to live a life of fullness without rival. Contact Vera Voznyuk for schedule and more information, vvoznyuk@westmorechurch.comVera Voznyuk/Various Locations.

 

L.E.A.D.S. Classes – SESSION 5
September 4 – October 30, Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.(unless otherwise noted)

  • Women’s Bible Study: Job – A Story of Unlikely Joy–Joy is the constant companion of the woman who trusts in the Lord. And while you can find it in friends, family, and circumstances, unfailing, persistent joy will only ever overflow from your relationship with Jesus. Just ask Job, the man from Uz who clung to God’s goodness while all his worldly joys were stripped away. But how is it possible to hold onto such joy in times of sorrow? Learn to use pain to strengthen your faith and remember God’s providence will never take you to a place where His grace will not sustain you. Jennifer Cornett/Room 005 (Discipleship Wing)
  • Caveman’s Club — Caveman’s Club, aka Men’s Ministry, is for men (ages 18 –80+) who are ready for an adventurous quest to reclaim authentic, biblical manhood. The group is back on schedule beginning with August 21. The three “H” of the new series stand for “humble,” “hungry,” and “hustle.” It’s about men making a difference in their homes, businesses, and community. Also, on August 31st, all men are invited for the quarterly Caveman’s Feast – all you can eat pancakes for $10/person. To sign up and for details about upcoming events and retreats, contact Robert Green: rgreen@fca.org. Robert Green/ 2235 Candies Lane (Legacy Senior Living Offices)
  • Understanding Design in the Creation— This class will explore Life and Design in God’s creative purpose. Using the video series, “Beyond ‘Is Genesis History?,’” Del Tackett interviews six scientists who are experts in their field of study. These experts share a wealth of scientific information about the origin of life and the beauty of design found in God’s creation. These videos are fascinating to watch and are very informative as well as supporting the literal interpretation of Genesis. Journey with us in this nine-week study of Life and Design in the Creation. Fred & Karin Watson/Room 100 (U-Turn Suite)
  • Coaching Leaders Through Nehemiah (Part 1)– Sign up for a leadership class with Lead Pastor Kelvin Page on tremendous and valuable principles each leader can learn out of the Book of Nehemiah. If you are a leader of people or aspiring to lead better, whether it be in marketplace, in the church, or your sphere of influence, you will greatly benefit from this class. Spaces may be limited, so please contact pblackmon@westmorechurch.com to secure your spot. Kelvin Page/Conference Room (Westmore Offices: 2232 Candies Lane, NW)
  • Mission’s Prayer Movement— Join Westmore members and attendees who are passionate about outreach and the Gospel going forth across the street and across the sea for weekly meetings, which include hearing from individuals and teams involved in short-term and long-term missions and specific prayer times for the nations. Grant & Janice McClung/Room 110-113 (U-Turn Suite).
  • “All In” Book Study (Thursdays, 6:00 p.m.)— Eternity will reveal that holding out is losing out. The message of All Inis simple: if Jesus is not Lord of all then Jesus is not Lord at all. It’s all or nothing. The Gospel costs nothing. You can’t earn it or buy it. It can only be received as a free gift compliments of God’s grace. We’re afraid that if we go all in that we might miss out on what this life has to offer. It’s not true. The only thing you’ll miss out on is everything God has to offer. And the good news is this: if you don’t hold out on God, God won’t hold out on you. Readers will find Batterson’s writing filled with his customary vivid, contemporary illustrations as well as biblical characters like Shamgar and Elisha and Jonathan and… Judas. Randle & Hope Weeks/Room TBA (U-Turn Suite).
  • GriefShare (Mondays, 6:30 p.m.)– is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You do not have to go through the grieving process alone. You will gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life. The class will meet on September 9 at 6:0 p.m. before starting a weekly group in October. Ginger Robinson/U-Turn Institute, Room 118 (U-Turn Suite)

Marriage Groups

At Westmore we believe that strong marriages are the foundation of healthy churches and communities with Christ at the center of the union. We have developed groups to help you grow and strengthen your marriage and to connect with other married couple.

“Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” (Genesis 2:24)

“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” (Ephesians 4:12)

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  • Thrive
    When it comes to marriage, one thing is for sure: no marriage ever becomes great by accident. It’s always on purpose. This inter-generational group discusses di cult questions and issues relevant to marriage and strives to build thriving marriages for the future of our families. Couples enjoy food and fellowship too. Thrive meets on Mondays at 7:00 p.m. in Room 110 at our Wolfe Drive location (currently on a short summer break). For more info, contact Daniel and Jennifer Walker at djsngn4jc@aol.com.
  • iMarriage
    This group is for all married couples who seek to strengthen their marriage, grow in the Lord together, and build Christ-like relationships in the church. Marriage takes a fierce tenacity that never gives up and never gives in. With Christ as the center of your marriage, couples measure everything against what Jesus did for us. For more information, contact Robert Green at rgreeen@fca.org.
  • Millennial Marriage
    If you are a young couple with little children, this group is a perfect way for you to connect with other couples in a similar place in life and discipleship journey. You will build great Christ-centered friendships with other parents and learn how to have a strong marriage, manage your home and work schedules, while raising strong followers of Jesus. The group meets several times per month on a flexible schedule in a comfort of a home. Contact Daniel and Casey Clanton at danielclanton@hotmail.com.Marriage Resources:
    https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Content/Channel/204

Interest Groups

Westmore Interest Groups are just that – groups of people with a common interest, who enjoy fellowship and fun while exercising a skill or a hobby they are passionate about. We are created by God to be social and to be on a journey with others. If you are looking to connect with other people over a special interest, check out the list of groups we have to offer by clicking “Find Out Moore” below.

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  • Motorcycle Riding Group
    Join seasoned bike riders for times of riding together, community, and prayer for your needs. Your life will be enriched by the fellowship flowing out of this Godly group of people. Group can adjust schedule in the event of the inclement weather. Contact Randle Weeks at jrandlewks@bellsouth.net or 256-962-3838.
  • Women’s Fitness Group
    Join a group of godly women on a journey of taking care of their health and fitness. Regardless of your fitness background, you will enjoy the fellowship of women who will encourage and support each other while have fun doing workouts together (workouts can be modified for beginners). All you will need is a yoga mat and a set of 3-10 lbs weights, depending on the difficulty level that’s right for you. Group will meet on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Element Building. Contact Joy Gilliland about joining this group: drewjoy@bellsouth.net.
  • Bicycle Cycling Group
    If you like to ride bicycles, join this bicycle riding group offered three times a week, once for each level of difficulty: one day of the week for beginners, another day for moderate difficulty riders, and the third time for advanced riders. Group can adjust schedule in the event of the inclement weather. Contact Stephen Hattabaugh at Stephen837@att.net.

Prayer Groups & Events

Prayer is foundational to our faith and our church family. Jesus said that His house is to be called “a house of prayer” (Matthew 21:12a, Isaiah 56:7). Westmore has a variety of prayer opportunities to get involved in from praying for the needs to praying for our Nation and the world.

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Westmore Prayer Groups

  • ASK Network
    Westmore women gathering on Mondays at 4:00 p.m. to pray for the nations and for God to use us in doing what He calls us to do.
    Mondays, 4:00 p.m., Room 218, Wolfe Drive Campus
  • Retired Ministers Prayer Group
    Retired ministers who attend Westmore gather weekly to intercede for our pastor and leadership, the needs of the church and the move of the Holy Spirit.
    Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m., Sanctuary, Wolfe Drive Campus
  • Men’s Morning Prayer
    Westmore men gather to pray at 6:00 a.m. every Wednesday and enjoy a breakfast together afterwards.
    Wednesdays, 6:00 a.m., Sanctuary, Wolfe Drive Campus
  • Missions Prayer Movement
    Prayer warriors meet weekly to pray for the nations and for the Gospel to go forth to the ends of the earth.
    Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., Room 110, Wolfe Drive Campus
  • Prayer Chain
    Westmore members committed to praying together 15 minutes per day for families and the needs in the church.
    For more information about this particular prayer initiative or if you have a prayer need, contact vera.voznyuk@westmorecog.org
  • B4TG Prayer – “Building for the Generations” prayer group, which is focused specifically on praying for the vision of Westmore, our building project, and the Westmore families and needs. Drop-in prayer on Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Element Building.
  • Men’s Prayer and Breakfast
    Faithful men gather to pray for the move of God and then have breakfast together prior to Sunday morning service.
    Sundays, 7:00 a.m., City Café Restaurant, 25th Street.
  • Pastor’s Prayer Partners
    Faithful men and women of Westmore partner with Pastor and meet with him every Sunday morning providing intercessory prayer covering for him and congregation. Sundays, 9:00 a.m., Wolfe Drive Campus.

 Westmore Prayer Events and Community Involvement

  • Called Prayer Meetings
    Focus of these prayer meetings change according to specific burdens of the church, community and/or Nation.
  • Prayer Leaders Breakfast
    Leaders of prayer groups and Westmore staff gather annually for a time of corporate prayer, fellowship and vision casting over a breakfast.
  • Annual School Prayer
    A concert prayer of the entire church for students, educators and school administrators is offered on a Sunday morning at the beginning of each new school year.
  • Seek God for the City
    This is a forty-day prayer emphasis before Easter, usually following specifically designed prayer guide, and sometimes accompanied by a prayer walk.
    National Day of Prayer
    Set in order by the President of the United States, Christians gather around the Nation to pray for our country. Westmore takes part in a local prayer effort, held every first Thursday in May.
    Cry Out America
    Christians around the U.S. gather on September 11 annually for a concerted prayer effort to intercede for every level of local and National government and every branch of influence in our society.
  • Cleveland NET
    This inter-denominational group of intercessors, including those from Westmore, gather in different churches every Friday at noon to pray for that specific church, our community and Nation.
  • See You at the Pole
    It is the largest Christian student prayer movement in America. Students gather one morning every year in mid-September at their school flagpole to pray for their schools and their generation.
  • Fields of Faith
    Hosted by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, this prayer event is a large gathering of students and parents (usually in September), praying for families, schools, coaches, teachers and the community.
  • Convergence
    College students from Westmore participate in this prayer group at Lee University and focus on praying for the students, college/university campuses and revival.

For more information on prayer groups and initiatives, contact Pastor Vera Voznyuk at vera.voznyuk@westmorecog.org.

 Prayer Resources

https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Search?q=prayer&f=bsl

Read Scripture

All Scriptures are God-breathed. We are committed to building people up in God’s Word and encourage them to become well-versed in Scriptures. Journey with us through Scriptures by joining our Community Bible Experience initiatives, reading God’s Word in small groups, or follow a reading plan on your own.

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  • Community Bible Experience
    Scripture is paramount to our Christian walk with Jesus. Join the Westmore Family for the Community Bible Experience in January and February on each year. It is a concerted initiative to help Christ-followers become more versed in the Word of God and form good habits of feasting on it instead of reading sporadically. Follow a reading plan with your own translation of the Bible, then join us in the Sunday night FOCUS groups for discussions.
  • How to read the Bible with The Bible Project

    The Bible Project is an incredible resource for you and your family. Everyone can participate!  It is easy to learn the Word of God with the animated videos and down-to-earth devotions. https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Content/Series/240001

  • Listen to the Bible
    Listen to Scriptures narrated to you in the convenience of your own device – a smartphone, a tablet, or a computer.
    https://www.biblica.com/bible/
  • Read the Bible in a Year
    Regular Bible reading is one of the most important habits you can develop. This daily Bible reading plan will give you all the benefits of a steady diet of God’s Word as you read through Scripture in a year. The whole Bible is arranged into 365 daily readings, including an Old Testament passage, a New Testament passage, and a Psalm or Proverb for each day.
    https://www.biblica.com/resources/reading-plans/
  • The Bible App for Kids
    Dowload a free Bible app for children to help them learn Scriptures in a kid-friendly interactive playful way.
    https://www.bible.com/kids

Baptism

Baptism is offered to anyone who has made a personal profession of faith in Christ. It is a symbolic action signifying our life’s dedication to following Jesus and our union with Him as He died for us, was buried, and rose from the dead. We practice baptism by immersion in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

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If you’d like to talk to us about baptism, simply fill out the form below.

Resources

RightNow Media has studies for small groups, families, students, leadership development, and much more. The content comes from over 250 top Christian publishers and ministries. Any Westmore member can access this video-based Bible study library for small groups and personal devotions.

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