Groups and ClassesTake The Journey
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.
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.
- Marriage Matters/Westmore Offices, Conference Room/Robert & Teresa Green
MarraigeMatters 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 110-113, U-Turn Wing/Dan Black
This group follows the Pathway Press Curriculum written by Dr. Black himself 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
This inter-generational coed group of singles and couples discusses difficult questions and issues relevant to relationships in light of God’s word. Group often enjoys food and fellowship, and occasionally meets at the home of Dan & Jennifer Walker.
- Millennial Marriage/Various Homes, Daniel & Casey Clanton Millennial couples with small children gathering monthly for fellowship, food, and fun. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for monthly information and locations.
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).
L.E.A.D.S. Classes – SESSION 2
January 8 – February 26, Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY: TRUSTWORTHY – When hard times come and it seems God is deviating from the plan, we assume our life should follow, we’re much more likely to want to tame God, not trust Him. It’s then that we begin to press into our ways and our own timing. No human can carry the weight of being their own god, but so many of us try. In this study of 1 & 2 Kings, you can join Lysa TerKeurst in Israel as she honestly reveals the places of distrust in her own heart while exploring the deeply personal applicable Scriptures that will teach us how to truly trust God. Vanessa Hammond / 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. Join us on Wednesday nights 6:30-7:30 p.m. for a study of the book of Romans. Fitting in and belonging are not synonyms. We desperately want to belong…to something bigger than ourselves…and we want this so badly that we will do whatever it takes to achieve this…by trying to fit in. But fitting in, is just a hollow substitute for belonging, and actually erodes true belonging. Come to Caveman’s Club to find out how to belong. Robert Green / 2235 Candies Lane (Legacy Senior Living Offices)
TOTAL FORGIVENESS – One of the core messages of the gospel is that of total forgiveness…not only that we can be totally forgiven by God, but also that we must, in turn, totally forgive others. Our culture is bound up in bitterness, resentment, and wallowing in wounds inflicted upon us by others, wounds that we all too easily accept and even cling to! This revised and updated best seller by R.T Kendall lovingly challenges believers to look within and root out those hidden and hardened places where subtle resentments and areas of un-forgiveness have been allowed to remain. Jack Morris / Room 100 (U-Turn Suite)
THE GREATEST LEADER (PART 2) – There has never been or ever will be a greater leader than Jesus. Join Pastor Page, a lifelong successful Pastor and leadership trainer, for a new class series on practical and spiritual leadership on Wednesday nights. This class is nearly full, but if you’d like to be contacted about the next leadership series by Pastor Page, contact Patty Blackmon to put your name on the list: email@example.com. 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)
CHILDREN OF THE DAY (PART 2) – The New Testament believers carried the Spirit of God as they walked along the shores of Thessalonica, just as you carry that light today. Your circumstances and conditions are not coincidental in your journey. God’s timing is impeccable. Join Beth Moore on the Thessalonian shores as you face real crises, real medical diagnoses, real afflictions, real relationships, real doubts, real concerns, and real fears. Let the tide wash your eyes with fresh vision. Don’t let pride or timidity come between you and the presence of God. Press in tightly. This is your journey to the shores of Thessalonica where you’ll write your name in the sand. Ashley Waldrop / Room 120 (U-Turn Suite)
GROWING IN GRACE – This group journeys through the Scriptures by using the Word of God itself. No curriculum is needed to be a part of this interactive Bible study. Dewayne Thompson / Lee University, College of Education, Room 121
GRIEFSHARE (MONDAYS, 6:30 P.M., TUESDAYS, 10:00 A.M.) – This 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. Contact Ginger if you’d like to join one of these groups: firstname.lastname@example.org. Ginger Robinson / U-Turn Institute, Room 118 (U-Turn Suite)
AUTHENTIC: YOUNG PROFESSIONAL WOMEN (TUESDAYS, 7:00 P.M.) – “Authentic” is a small group of women in a similar place in life: 20’s and 30’s, hard- working, intelligent, kind, fun, leaders in our own right, followers of Christ, loving God and loving people, journeying together, growing deeper spiritually and relationally. Meeting on a flexible schedule twice a month on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. in various locations. Contact Vera for schedule and more info: email@example.com, 423-813-3435. Vera Voznyuk / Various Locations
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Teresa Green at email@example.com.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Marriage Resources:
If you are in a season where you find yourself journeying solo, know that God has a great purpose for you. If you are looking to connect and grow with others in a similar place in life, check out the list of groups we have to offer by clicking “See Groups” below.
- Singles (30’s + 40’s)
More information is coming soon…
- Classic Singles (50 + Singles)
If you are over 50 y.o., single, and is looking for a community of others in the same place in life, join the Classic Singles for monthly fellowships and spontaneous gatherings. Contact Kathy Christiansen to be added to the group: 423-599-9456.
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.
- 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 the schedule in the event of the inclement weather. Contact Randle Weeks at email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Group is currently on a break – please check back soon for updated details.
- 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 the 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.
Westmore Prayer Groups
- ASK Network – Westmore women gathering on Tuesdays 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 100, U-Turn Suite, 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., Home of Dr. James Beaty
- Men’s Morning Prayer – Westmore men gather to pray at 6:00 a.m. every Wednesday and enjoy breakfast together afterward. The group is lead by Greg Johnson and meets on Wednesdays, 6:00 a.m., Sanctuary, Wolfe Drive Campus
- Missions Prayer Movement – Lead by Grant & Janice McClung, 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, U-Turn Suite, 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 email@example.com
- Inter-Generational Prayer (or B4TG) – “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. Lead by Pastor Vera Voznyuk, this drop-in style prayer group meets on Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Element Building.
- David’s Heart – Lead by Rickie Moore, faithful men gather to pray for the move of God and then have breakfast together prior to the 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.
- The 11th Hour Prayer – new group starting in April 2020 in the new Westmore Prayer Tower. Group will be lead by Randle & Hope Weeks and will meet at 11:00 a.m. on Saturdays. More information TBA.
Westmore Prayer Events and Community Involvement
- Called Prayer Meetings
The focus of these prayer meetings changes 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 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 a 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 the 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Bible App for Kids
Dowload a free Bible app for children to help them learn Scriptures in a kid-friendly interactive playful way.
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.