Let's Connect

Small groups of people that regularly meet up, talk about God, Life, and the Bible.

Connect Groups are small groups that meet to introduce people to Jesus, explore biblical truth, and help each other grow in every area of life. Within these groups, people can deepen their relationship with God, connect with others, and come together to serve the community.

Waehner/Brinkley Connect Group


Leaders: Mary Waehner & Shara Brinkley

Host: Shara Brinkley

Start Date September 15th

Thursdays 10:00 am

Baseline and 7th Ave.


A Study on the Book of Isaiah


This group will be studying Isaiah using the Passion Translation Bible

Study series called "TPT The Book of Isaiah: 12-Lesson Study Guide."

It's available on Amazon, Christianbook.com and Barnes and Noble.

Encounter the heart of God.

The book of Isaiah is a collection of prophecies that is more than a

historical record or teaching. It is the overarching vision of the heart of

God revealed to his prophet. It spans the ages and touches every nation

on earth, becoming a collective overview of all that God has planned.

Arthurs Connect Group (kid friendly)


Leaders and Hosts: Rob and Heather Arthurs

Saturday 5:00 pm.

51st Ave. and Baseline


Doing Life Together

Faith, Food, Fun, and Fellowship


God didn’t create us to do our Christain walk alone. God wants us to build a church family. And you can’t do that at home alone. Loving each other and growing together as a church family, is each of our responsibilities. We are all responsible to meet the needs of the body of Christ, here at SouthGate, and what better way than over food, and creating lasting friendship, and knowing you have the support of your brothers and sisters in Christ as we try to navigate our daily lives.

Showalter/Arthurs Connect Groups 


Leaders: Tina Showalter & John Arthurs

Hosts: Jerry & Inez Sesma

Saturdays 6:00 pm.

16th St. and Baseline


Doing Life Together

Faith, Food, Fun, and Fellowship


God didn’t create us to do our Christain walk alone. God wants us to build a church family. And you can’t do that at home alone. Loving each other and growing together as a church family, is each of our responsibilities. We are all responsible to meet the needs of the body of Christ, here at SouthGate, and what better way than over food, and creating lasting friendship, and knowing you have the support of your brothers and sisters in Christ as we try to navigate our daily lives.




Wilkirson / Cowles Connect Group (kid friendly)



Leader: Pastor John Wilkirson

Hosts: Ryan and Alyssa Cowles

24th Ave and Baseline

Sundays 3:00-5:00 pm.

Start date September 25th


A study titled: "Your Great Quest!"


The study will focus upon the importance, scope, and definition of "the love of God". (What it "is" {and is not}, what it "does" {and does not} and what causes it to grow and develop)

The title of the study will be "Your Great Quest!" This is taken from 1 Corinthians 14: 1a (classic amplified) Eagerly pursue and seek to acquire [this] love [make it your aim, your great quest] ...

Although there will be other scriptural references involved, the foundational text will be 1 Corinthians 13: 1-8a which will be explored, elaborated, and highlighted in several different translations...

Cunningham Connect Group (kid friendly)


Leader: Pastor Andrew Cunningham

Hosts: Eric and Tammy Ranney

Sundays 4:00 pm.

Start Date September 25th

24th St. and Baseline


A Study on Forgiveness


Forgiveness is one of the most important virtues in life and at the same time it is one of the hardest decisions anyone has to make, especially as a Christian. The Bible tells us learning to live a life of forgiveness is foundational to our faith and one of the most powerful weapons that God has given to us to live a spiritually and a physically healthy life.

In this group we will look at what the Bible teaches about forgiveness and learn how to forgive when you don't want to.

Freedle Connect Group

Leaders & Hosts: Bruce and Mauri Freedle


Sundays 4:00 pm.

Start Date September 25th

24th St. and Southern


A study on How We Got the Bible.


Have you ever wondered who wrote the books in your Bible and how they ended up together? Has anyone ever told you that some books were cut out of the Bible or that the stories of Jesus in the Gospels can't be trusted? During this 6-week study 5 important questions will be answered.

What's so special about the Bible?

How did we get the Old & New Testaments?

How were the books of the New Testament were chosen?

How was the New Testament was copied?

How did we get the Bible in English?

Troth Connect Group


Leaders: Ron and Claire Troth

Hosts: John and Trini Montalvo

Thursday's 7:00-8:30 pm.

Starting September 29th

19th Ave. and Dobbins


A Study on the Book of Ephesians


The book of Ephesians teaches that the Gospel makes a way for a new multi-ethic family of God, transforming how we live as a new humanity unified in love. There is a lot to take away from Ephesians. All are as important and valuable as we continue to grow and mature into our “new selves.” The book of Ephesians hits on a wide range of moral and ethical behaviors, designed to ensure believers are living up to our heavenly calling. As we continue in our faith from day to day, month to month, and year to year, the temptation to get comfortable will always exist. However, Paul presented the gift of God in Christ and the benefits we receive.

Waehner Connect Group


Leaders and Hosts: Jerry and Mary Waehner

Fridays from 6:30 - 8:30 P.M.

Start Date September 30th

Baseline & S. Kyrene

A light supper will be served the first week


A study titled: "How to Pray. A Simple Guide for Normal People."


“How to pray. A Simple Guide for Normal People.” By: Pete Greig



How to Pray has been written as a simple guide for normal people.

-It's an introduction to a vast subject aimed at new Christians and ordinary followers of Jesus who may not have studied theology and don't consider themselves Jedi prayer warriors but who would still like to grow and go a

bit deeper in their relationship with God.

-Pete Greig co-founded and champions the 24-7

prayer movement around the world.