Why are Connection Groups important at PCC?
Since we are all a part of the Body of Christ, fellowship is important for every believer. At PCC, we have a variety of small groups in which to get involved. Some may be for friendship and others for discipleship, but they are all designed just for you. The small groups at PCC are divided into three categories. They include: Adult Connection Groups, Children/Youth Connection Groups and Outreach Connection Groups. So go ahead–check them out, and get connected!
Our Vision: We envision you in a “Connection Group” where you can be fully devoted to Jesus Christ. It is here that you will grow spiritually, connect with friends, and have an opportunity to serve others.
Our Mission: Our mission is to help people connect to God, connect to one another and connect to the world.
Adult Connection Groups
Adult Bible Study Class: The Adult Bible Study Class meets each Sunday morning at 9:00 AM in the PCC Chapel. This class is for adults of all ages and uses The Adult Student Quarterly, which is published by the One Accord Resources, Inc. For additional information, please contact Jesse and Verlinda Doles at 757-436-0607 or [email protected].
Christ Descendents: Christ Descendents is an international Motorcycle Ministry that has a common thread that runs through every chapter: “Be a Light, Not a Mouth.” Christ Descendents strives to take the hope of the Gospel to the motorcycle community with the intent of reaching out to all motorcyclists, including the 1% biker community. For more information, please contact Mike Apker at 757-323-7124 or Mike Dixon at 757-639-8324. You can also email Christ Descendents at [email protected] Christ Descendents can be found on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/ChristDescendentsChesapeakeVaChapter.
Deborah’s Circle: The Deborah Circle is a connection group for women of all ages! They meet for lunch, devotion, prayer and fellowship on the second Tuesday of each month in the home of Joyce White. However, some months they meet at a local restaurant. For additional information, please contact Joyce White at 757-420-7300 or [email protected].
Financial Peace University: Financial Peace University is a nine-week study for individuals who want to learn about God’s way of managing money. Through video teaching by Dave Ramsey, class discussions and interactive activities, FPU presents Biblical and practical steps to get you from your current financial status to where you have always dreamed you could be. You will learn how to dump debt, manage your money, save wisely and give more! Financial Peace University meets during the fall. For additional information, please contact Kevin and Lauren Phillips at 757-406-2234 or [email protected].
Journey at Parkway: Journey at ParkwayChristianCenter is about helping every person find their purpose and place. It does not matter whether you are still seeking to understand God and His love or if you have been a long time believer and an active church member. Our goal is to help you become familiar with the core beliefs at PCC so that you can find a place to serve, get connected for discipleship, meet new friends for fellowship and train for volunteering and leadership. Journey consists of four primary classes, and they include:
- Starting Point: This class is a four week class for individuals who are new to Parkway. It will cover what it takes to live as a child of God and the core beliefs of ParkwayChristianCenter. PCC’s upcoming Starting Point Class will be held during the fall THRIVE session.
- Compass: Compass is a two hour class to discover the gifts that God has placed in you and how to begin using them for God. Also, you will hear an overview of the structure at PCC and will be able to ask questions about the structure at PCC. The next Compass Class will be on Sunday, August 2nd at 3:00 PM.
- Connect: This class provides you with an opportunity to meet your elder and find places for service and discipleship. The next CONNECT Class will be on Sunday, August 23rd at 4:00 PM.
- Next Level: Next level is a training session on the privilege to volunteer in God’s Kingdom, with its benefits and challenges. Participants will be challenged to develop leadership skills that can be used in service to the Kingdom of God or in everyday life.
For more information about Journey at Parkway, please contact Pastor Lynn Jones at 757-436-3040.
Men’s Ministry Bible Study: The Men’s Ministry is a connection group for men. Through Bible study and fellowship, Men’s Ministry endeavors to create honest dialogue to lead to authentic discipleship. The vision is for PCC men to become more like Christ, whether at a ball game, on the golf course, at work or at home. Men’s Ministry meets at 7:00 PM during Wednesday Night THRIVE.
Neva’s Book Club: Neva’s Book Club is for women who love to read, discuss, pray and fellowship. The book club primarily reads inspirational novels by Christian authors and meets at 6:00 PM on the third Sunday of each month in the home of a book club member. Refreshments are provided, but child care is not provided. For more information, please contact Kitty Milner at 757-377-2041 or [email protected].
Parkway Ministerial Fellowship: The Parkway Ministerial Fellowship is for those who believe that they have a specific call on their lives. Application and Senior Pastor approval is needed for this group. Please contact Pastor Robbie at 757-436-3040 for more information.
Sisters in Spirit: Sisters in Spirit is a connection group designed for growing Christian women who desire a more intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. Their heart is to build strong relationships as they study the Word of God, while strengthening friendships as Sisters in Christ! Sisters in Spirit meets at 7:00 PM during Wednesday Night THRIVE. For additional information, please contact Vermonica “Tinkie” Smith at 757-418-0661 or [email protected].
Sisters in Spirit, Singles Connect: Singles Connect is a group designed specifically for single females who desire friendship, as well as seeking to know more about Christ. While we do not have a regular Bible study, we discuss life and how we can apply Christ in every area of struggle. The heart of this group is that each of the women in our group would develop a lasting friendship, with at least one other female, whom she can lean on and trust to help her in her Christian walk. Sisters in Spirit Singles Connect meets at least once a month, and they typically do various activities, such as movies, dinner outing, beach day, roller skating, BBQ, personal study with fellowship and outreach. For additional information about how you can get involved in SIS Singles Connect, please contact Michelle Lappin at 757-605-8397 or [email protected] You can also contact Lisa Sidbury at 757-560-6193 [email protected]
S.W.A.T. (Intercessory Prayer): The S.W.A.T. Team is a prayer team that desires to spend time in God’s presence and learn how to be lead by the Holy Spirit to pray the heart of the Father. S.W.A.T. stands for a Special team of believers in one accord using God’s Weapons to Assault the enemy’s strategies with Holy Spirit led Tactics. S.W.A.T. meets each Saturday morning at PCC from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM to pray for the ministries and leadership of PCC, schools and our community. For more information, please contact May Douglas at 757-436-0327 or [email protected].
Children/Youth Connection Groups
IGNITE Children’s Ministry: Our 0-2 year old, 3-5 year old and 1st to 5th grade ministry that provides love and support to our kids while encouraging a real encounter with God. IGNITE meets every Sunday at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM. Please contact Pastor Morgan Hart at 757-436-3040 or [email protected] for more information.
Encounter Youth Ministries: Encounter Youth Ministries is a dynamic youth ministry that meets every Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM for fun, fellowship and a powerful Word. Please contact Pastor Conrad Francis at 757-436-3040 for more information.
Rainbows: This class is a part of Wednesday Night THRIVE. It is a fun-filled class for children 3-5 years old.
Music, Dance & Drama: This class is a part of Wednesday Night THRIVE. It is for 1st through 5th grade children and promises to be a fun and exciting time for children to unleash their talents for the glory of God. Don’t let your children miss out! Please contact Pastor Morgan Hart at 757-436-3040 or [email protected] for more information.
Outreach Connection Groups
Children/Youth Outreach Connection Groups
Bless The Children: Every December PCC invites the children and families of those in prison in our community to come and share a Christmas Dinner. Gifts are provided by the church, but given in the name of the parent who is incarcerated. All of this is done to make sure that the celebration of the birth of Christ is a special occasion for these families. Please contact Caye Harvey at 757-416-7161 for more information.
Easter Eggstravaganza: The Easter Eggstravaganza is a children’s outreach that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus It also provides games and food. This event ends with a gigantic Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 1– 5th grade. Please contact Pastor Morgan Hart at 757-436-3040 or [email protected] for more information.
Harvest Party: The Harvest Party provides a safe environment for all aged children on October 31st. PCC provides a carnival type atmosphere where even the adults get into the act. With chili cook-offs, prizes for the most original costumes; this event is a thrill for the entire community. Please contact Pastor Morgan Hart at 757-436-3040 or [email protected] for more information.
UPWARD Sports: It has been mentioned that PCC runs one of the most effective Upward Sports programs for children in the entire state of Virginia. This ministry is designed to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with children, parents and grandparents while giving fundamental instruction of the game of basketball and flag football. Please contact Pastor Morgan Hart at 757-436-3040 or [email protected] for more information.
Adult Outreach Connection Groups
Mission:M25: This Mission M25 Ministry exists to reach out to those in our community to insure them that God and the Church still cares. RFTW (biker) and prison ministry are two aspects of P.C.C’s M:25 ministry. Meetings are to be announced. Please contact Mike Dixon (757)639-8324 for more information.