Community Groups


Throughout Week

Various Times


Community Groups

Community Groups are our “traditional” small groups here at Real Life.  Our hope is for everyone to live life alongside one another as we follow Jesus together.  Please do not hesitate to contact Community Pastor, Joshua Shaw at for more information or questions you might have.  To learn more about each group below, simply click on the link.



We are a group that is made up of couples in their 40's and 50's.


A group of mixed ages. We meet Sunday Evenings from 3:30 - 5PM

Near Real Life Christian Church - Van & Jessi Stubbs

Our Community Group is designed for parents of children who attend Club 45 and/or Student Ministry on Sunday nights. This is an opportunity to meet and share life and God's perspective on the various challenge we face as parents. Sunday nights from 5:45 - 6:45PM

Real Life Christian Church - Brett & Sandra Coates

This group will be focusing on improving marriages together. This is a great time for those whose marriages are struggling to improve. Those who have a good marriage to work toward having a great marriage. We will be focusing our discussions on different areas of "Prepare and Enrich" marriage material. We will make it fun and impactful. Every other Thursday at Real Life. 6:30-8PM (no childcare available)

Greenbrier - Joseph & Kelly Pulk

We are in our late 30's with kids. We enjoy playing games, laughing, and telling stories. We welcome all and have fun gathering. Every other Sunday @ 15:00 (aka 3PM)

Deep Creek - E.C. & Ruthie Adams

We are mostly a group of "Middle Agers" with grown children. We start at 6:00pm on Thursday nights.We are having a "Souper Study" starting with a soup dinner followed by the study called, "Soul Care" by Jason Perkins through RightNow Media. We are a group of "empty nesters." Located in the Deep Creek area of Chesapeake. We love to laugh and have lively discussions and we would LOVE to welcome some new faces!

South Hickory / Moyock - Matt & Stacey Dryden

We are a brand new group starting Winter 2023. We are a couple in our 40’s with two grade school boys. We’re a Lego loving, board game playing family that enjoys having fun in a casual environment. Come in PJs or a tux…as long as you’re comfortable.

Grassfield - Doug & Shelley Scott

Wednesdays 6:30 - 8PM. We are a group of folks in the 50+ range.  Planning to use "The Chosen" for our study.

Greenbrier - Kimberly & Sharief Lachmansingh

Every other Thursday 6:30 - 8:30PM. Our group meets every other week and is made up of couples in their 30’s with young children who love games and food!

Indian River (Chesapeake) - Dan & Beth Carter

We are a community of mixed ages (currently adults ages 25- 71) with children from infant to age 13.  We have dinner together each week and then spend time reading the Bible and praying together. We are going to continue our Tony Evans study on the Gospel of John this Fall!


Thursday's 6:30PM. We are a group of married couples with children.


Financial Peace University (FPU) is a nine-lesson course that teaches how to save for emergencies, pay off debt fast, spend wisely, and invest for your future. For over 25 years, Author and creator of FPU Dave Ramsey, has been teaching commonsense & biblical money principles that work. January 30 - March 29, 2023 - limited childcare available.


The Young Adults (college age & twenty-somethings) Community Group meets  on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 7-9PM.


This group partners with a local ministry we support, the Crisis Pregnancy Center (CPC), to gather around families expecting a child as they prepare for becoming a parent. We meet weekly on Monday nights.

Men's Group - Monday's 6:30-8PM (Childcare Provided)

Join us as we journey through the Old Testament books of 1st and 2nd Samuel. Israel wants to be like everyone else and have a human king rule over them. Be careful what you wish for.  God has the best plan and it is likely different than anything we can imagine.  We will meet upstairs in the Student Room from 6:30 – 8 PM beginning Monday, January 30th. (Childcare Available)

Tuesday Morning Men's Group 7AM (1st and 3rd Tuesdays)

Thursday Morning Men's Group 7:30AM (Every Thursday)

Saturday Morning Men's Group 7AM (Every Saturday) 


Women's Winter Bible Study -

Ladies, join us for our Winter Bible Study beginning 1/20/2023! We will be going through John Mark Comer's book The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry. Monday Nights 6:30 - 8PM (Childcare Available) Read More

Military Spouse Community Groups (Women Only)

This group is open to military spouses and will meet the last Wednesday of every month in the Greenbriar area from 630pm-800pm. Read More

Wednesday Morning Women's Bible Study - Grassfield Area

This group is open to ladies (of all ages) beginning February 16th (10am-1130am) and will be going through the study Focus by Cleere Cherry Reeves.  Read More 


An intensive experience to help prepare you for vocational ministry.If you are interested in diving deep into theology, doctrines, and ministry philosophy this is the place for you. This class will have Bible memory, book reading and papers to write all to begin to prepare you for vocational ministry. Tuesday Nights 7 - 8:30PM.


Contact Joshua Shaw, Community Pastor at


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