Fall Small Group Cycle: August 25th - December 14th

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1-4-8: Godliness and "Gainz"

Leader Name:   Craig McRae
Meeting Time:   Wed @ 6pm
Location:   FSL CrossFit, FWB
Childcare:   Yes
Focus:   1-4-8 is taken from 1 Timothy 4:8 which states, "For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way" Here we strive to train for godliness and bodily training by combining a fun CrossFit workout with prayer/devotion.

Category:   Bible Study, Community, Health & Fitness, Prayer, Wednesday

A Woman Who Doesn't Quit

Leader Name:   Leslie Paschall
Meeting Time:   TBD
Location:   Panera Bread
Childcare:   No
Focus:   In this group, we will focus on what does it look like to not give up?

Category:   Niceville, Book Study, Women

Adoption & Foster Support Group

Leader Name:   Jennifer & Benjamin Tucker
Meeting Time:   TBA
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Meet once per small group cycle to encourage others on the adoption/ foster care journey.

Category:   Niceville, Parenting

Art of Parenting

Leader Name:   Wayne Dirkes
Meeting Time:   Weekly in the second half of the cycle
Location:   Shalimar
Childcare:   Yes
Focus:   Dinner, childcare, and workbook provided! We will facilitate Family Life’s “The Art of Parenting,” a video series and discussion. Presents God’s blueprint for raising your “arrows.” This small group will meet weekly in the second half of the cycle.

Category:   Parenting

Called To Conquer

Leader Name:   Skip Luck
Meeting Time:   Saturday @ 8am
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   The battle towards purity.

Category:   Niceville, Discipleship, Men, Saturday

CAYA (come as you are) Crew

Leader Name:   Jennifer Selvage
Meeting Time:   Bi-monthly, 1st & 3rd Friday @ 9:30 am
Location:   Rotating home/parks/coffee shops
Childcare:   Yes
Focus:   Hey military spouse, are you looking for some friendship, fellowship or maybe just some fabulous coffee? We understand the unique circumstances that come with living a military life & we'd love to come alongside you and do life together for a while.

Category:   Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Military, Women, Friday

Combat Veteran Leaders

Leader Name:   Paul Howell
Meeting Time:   TBD
Location:   TBD
Childcare:   No
Focus:   This group is for combat veterans who want to be equipped through Christ to lead within our military communities and support those who need help or reconciliation. We'll meet once or twice in a retreat format to explore these topics and experiences.

Category:   Leadership, Military

Couples Bible Study

Leader Name:   Linda Robinson
Meeting Time:   Weekly, Thursday @ 6pm
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Join us weekly for a meal, some time in God's Word, and good discussion on how to apply His Truth to our daily life. Let's do life together!

Category:   Niceville, Bible Study, Community, Marriage, Thursday

Crestview Crew

Leader Name:   Shannon & Sean Redding
Meeting Time:   Bi-monthly - Friday @ 6pm
Location:   Crestview
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Join us weekly for a meal, some time in God's Word, and good discussion on how to apply His Truth to our daily life. Let's do life together!

Category:   Crestview, Bible Study, Book Study, Community, Military, Friday

Cricut Newbies

Leader Name:   Sharon Horvath
Meeting Time:   Weekly
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   "Fellowship, Laughter, Circut! Getting to know each other, enjoying each other, learning how to use a Circut. Women of all ages are welcome!"

Category:   Niceville, Arts

Date Night

Leader Name:   Chris Parsons
Meeting Time:   Monthly
Location:   TBD
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Couples gathering together for a date night at various restaurants. Life is busy and sometimes its fun to be with like-minded friends to enjoy a meal. Let's say grace together.

Category:   Community, Couples

Dell Small Group

Leader Name:   Trevor Dell
Meeting Time:   Weekly, Thursdays @ 7pm
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:  
Focus:   "Small group focusing on fellowship, growth, and covering a range of topics including the weekly sermon, books studies, marriage & parenting."

Category:   Niceville, Bible Study, Book Study, Parenting, Prayer, Wednesday

Family Activities Group

Leader Name:   Chris & Jennifer Selvage
Meeting Time:   TBD
Location:   TBD
Childcare:   Yes
Focus:   Families doing life and having fun together. We will facilitate family-friendly outings in the greater West Florida area 2x a month. From bowling to game nights, baseball games to beaches and beyond. Join us for some fellowship and fun.

Category:   Interest, Parenting

Feeding the Masses

Leader Name:   Larann Irby
Meeting Time:   Bi-monthly @ TBD
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   "My passion is serving." Our Manna family are up at 4:30 am and by 8 am they're looking for nourishment! This group is looking for folks to serve once a month or every six weeks.

Category:   Niceville, Care, Outreach, Prayer

Friday Night Lights

Leader Name:   Alyssa Heitz
Meeting Time:   TBD, Friday @ 5 pm
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Join our outreach team as we serve at the Niceville High School during their football games. Our Outreach team will be assisting in serving the pre-game meal and running the ticket booth at home games.

Category:   Niceville, Outreach, Friday

General Thoughts

Leader Name:   Chris Shinnick
Meeting Time:   Monthly, TBD
Location:   TBD
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Gather with other military men to discuss life, leadership, and legacy with the General.

Category:   Niceville, Men, Military

Growth Track - FirstStep

Leader Name:   Luis Gonzalez
Meeting Time:   TBD
Location:   TBD
Childcare:   No
Focus:   First Step is a Small Group designed to help you establish and develop the healthy habits essential to a fruitful walk with Jesus.

Category:   Growth Track

Growth Track - NextStep

Leader Name:   Andrew Basquez
Meeting Time:   Sun @ 10:30am & 11:50am
Location:   NHS
Childcare:   Yes
Focus:   NextStep is a 4 week Small Group designed to help you discover WHO Manna is, WHY we are here, WHERE we are going, and YOUR PART in all of this.

Category:   Growth Track

Growth Track - LeaderStep

Leader Name:   Chris Shinnick
Meeting Time:   TBD
Location:   TBD
Childcare:   Yes
Focus:   LeaderStep is an Small Group designed to equip you to more effectively lead and influence people in your family, at your job, in your community, and at Manna Church.

Category:   Growth Track

Holy Smokes

Leader Name:   Craig Robinson
Meeting Time:   Monthly
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Holy Smokes is a meeting of regular guys, from all walks of life and professions, who are interested in becoming better at the game of life.

Category:   Niceville, Community, Discipleship, Men

Homeschool Bible Study

Leader Name:   Jennifer McRae
Meeting Time:   TBD
Location:   TBD
Childcare:   TBD
Focus:   This group is time for the Homeschool Community to fellowship and time to study God's word.

Category:   Bible Study, Community

Invite One - Accept One

Leader Name:   Jennifer Tucker
Meeting Time:   TBD
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Sign up to host a dinner for another Manna attender. Sign up to accept an invitation from another Manna attender. This cycle gets to know other Manna attendees in a small setting.

Category:   Niceville, Community, Discipleship

James 1:27

Leader Name:   Chris Abadia
Meeting Time:   Bi-monthly
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No, but children are welcome
Focus:   Creating a network of support and encouragement for foster/adoptive families, those interested in learning more about the process, and those who have the heart to help or serve these families.

Category:   Niceville, Care, Community, Interest, Outreach

Lewis School Prayer Group

Leader Name:   John Martin
Meeting Time:   Weekly, Wednesday @ 6:30 am
Location:   Lewis Middle School
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Each week the group will meet one time for a devotional and then pray for students and their families at Lewis School. The group will meet at 6:30 am and end at 7 am.

Category:   Valparaiso, Book Study, Prayer

Makers

Leader Name:   Emily Lamberson
Meeting Time:   Bi-monthly, 1st & 3rd Wed. @ 7pm
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Bring your new or unfinished craft projects to work on while enjoying the company of other crafters.

Category:   Niceville, Arts, Community, Interest

Manna Creative

Leader Name:   Alyssa Heitz
Meeting Time:   Wednesday @ 5:30 pm
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   We serve a creative God. In fact, He is the Creator Himself. We want to use our gifts to reflect the glory of God and build His kingdom. MANNA CREATIVE is a team of photographers, videographers, and graphic designers SERVING in various capacities.

Category:   Niceville, Arts, Interest, Wednesday

Manna Ladies

Leader Name:   Melissa Parsons
Meeting Time:   Monthly
Location:   TBD
Childcare:   No
Focus:   The Ladies of Manna!! We do crafts, dinner, serve and more. It's a great way to meet ladies, laugh with them and encourage each other. We hang with singles ladies, married ladies, old ladies, lol. But what we really want is to get to know you.

Category:   Arts, Community, Women

Manna Men - Crestview

Leader Name:   Chad Angel & Luis Gonzalez
Meeting Time:   Thurs @ 7:30 pm
Location:   Panera - Crestview
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Men of Christ getting together to celebrate what Jesus has done in our lives.

Category:   Crestview, Community, Men, Thursday

Manna Men - Niceville

Leader Name:   Chris Shinnick
Meeting Time:   Wed @ 6am
Location:   Panera - Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Open to all men. Start your Wednesday off with good coffee, discussion, camaraderie, and prayer. Come find your Band of Brothers.

Category:   Niceville, Men, Wednesday

Manna Missions

Leader Name:   Sharilyn Margulis
Meeting Time:   Monthly, Mon @ 7pm
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Join us for our monthly meetings as we prepare to go to Colombia and Albania.

Category:   Missions, Outreach

Manna Football

Leader Name:   Justin O'Connor
Meeting Time:   Saturday @ 10:30am
Location:   Meigs Park, Niceville
Childcare:   No, but children are welcome
Focus:   Football, fellowship, and outreach

Category:   Niceville, Health & Fitness, Men, Outreach, Weekend Experiences, Saturday

Manna Students

Leader Name:   Denisha & Nic Watson
Meeting Time:   Weekly, Wed @ 6:30 pm
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   For Middle and High School Youth. Join us weekly for "The Stu" as we experience the perfect combination of learning the Bible, life-giving small groups, and plenty of laughter. Come expecting to find a friend, and feel free to bring one too!

Category:   Niceville, Discipleship, Student Ministries, Wednesday

Men's EOD Dinner

Leader Name:   Luis & Carla Gonzalez
Meeting Time:   Weekly, Tues @ 6:30 pm
Location:   Crestview
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Weekly home-cooked meal by Carla, fellowship and short sharing about topics for men not at men from a journey perspective.

Category:   Crestview, Discipleship, Men, Military, Tuesday

Men's Rotating EOD Dinner

Leader Name:   Luis & Carla Gonzalez
Meeting Time:   Weekly, Wed @ 6:45 pm
Location:   TBD
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Weekly home-cooked meal by four different hosts, fellowship, and short sharing about topics for men not at men from a journey perspective.

Category:   Discipleship, Men, Military, Wednesday

NextStep Hosting Team

Leader Name:   Jim Wagers
Meeting Time:   Weekly, Sun @ 9am
Location:   NHS
Childcare:   Yes
Focus:   Our team will be hosting NextStep on Sunday mornings, setting up the room and greeting newcomers as they arrive. NextStep meets weekly, and members of our team will rotate Sundays, serving one or more times a month.

Category:   Growth Track

NHS Teacher Prayer Group

Leader Name:   Christal Luck
Meeting Time:   Weekly, Wed @10:45 am
Location:   NHS
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Meet in Mr. Luck's classroom every Wednesday during first lunch! Bring your lunch! We are excited to see how God will move on behalf of His children when we gather together in His name to pray!

Category:   Niceville, Prayer, Wednesday

Outreach Opportunities

Leader Name:   Alyssa Heitz
Meeting Time:   TBD
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Join our Outreach group to receive up to date information on the latest serve opportunities coming up.

Category:   Outreach

PWOC @ 7th Group

Leader Name:   Shannon Redding
Meeting Time:   Tuesdays @ 9:30 am
Location:   Liberty Chapel @ 7th Group Compound
Childcare:   Yes
Focus:   Protestant Women of the Chaple is a Bible Study for all women with access to base (this includes spouses of any branch Active Duty, Reserves, Retired, etc.). The chapel covers the cost of the study. We also offer free childcare, homeschool rooms, and a Spanish study.

Category:   Crestview, Bible Study, Book Study, Military, Women, Tuesday

REFIT

Leader Name:   Melinda Elliott
Meeting Time:   Weekly, Wed @ 9:30 am
Location:   Renovation Church, Bluewater Bay
Childcare:   No
Focus:   REFIT® is a life-changing group fitness experience that rocks your body, heart, and soul with powerful moves and positive music, to inspire you from the inside out.

Category:   Bluewater Bay, Community, Health & Fitness, Wednesday

Running - Walk Child Swap

Leader Name:   Jill Dell
Meeting Time:   Weekly, Fri @ 9:30 am
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   Yes
Focus:   Do you ever want to go for a walk/run without pushing a stroller? We will take turns watching each other's children while you run/walk around the neighborhood. You then will swap and let the other ladies go while you watch the children.

Category:   Niceville, Community, Health & Fitness, Women, Friday

SERVE - Host Team

Leader Name:   Andrew Basquez
Meeting Time:   Sun @ 8am
Location:   NHS
Focus:   Come check out our amazing team of people who love to SERVE others! It is our honor to make guests and members feel welcomed each Sunday and to help set them up for life change. We'd love to have you on our team!

Category:  

SERVE - Manna Kids - Elementary

Leader Name:   Melissa Parsons
Meeting Time:   Sun @ 8:30a
Location:   NHS
Childcare:   Yes
Focus:   We serve the Elementary aged small groups by leading kids worship, kids large group, grade-level small groups and running sound/tech.

Category:   SERVE Team

SERVE - Manna Kids - Preschool

Leader Name:   Jill Dell
Meeting Time:   Sun @ 8:30am
Location:   NHS
Childcare:   Yes
Focus:   We serve the Preschool and nursery small groups on Sunday mornings by leading lessons, rocking babies, sharing God's love through play.

Category:   SERVE Team

SERVE - Parking Team

Leader Name:   Justin O'Connor
Meeting Time:   Sun @ 8am
Location:   NHS
Focus:   Come check out our amazing team of people who love to SERVE others! It is our honor to make guests and members feel welcomed each Sunday and to help set them up for life change. We'd love to have you on our team!

Category:   SERVE Team

SERVE - Sunday Set-Up

Leader Name:   Jamie Murdock
Meeting Time:   Sun @ 6:25am
Location:   NHS
Childcare:   No
Focus:   This team sets up before everyone else shows up! Come join this amazing SERVE Team and be a part of the relationships that are being forged.

Category:   SERVE Team

SERVE - Sunday Break Down

Leader Name:   Jamie Murdock
Meeting Time:   Sun @ 11:30am
Location:   NHS
Childcare:   No
Focus:   This team breaks down once everyone else has left! Come join this amazing SERVE Team and be a part of the relationships that are being forged.

Category:   SERVE Team

SERVE - VIP Team

Leader Name:   Chad Angel
Meeting Time:   Sun @ 8am
Location:   NHS
Focus:   Come check out our amazing team of people who love to SERVE others! It is our honor to make guests and members feel welcomed each Sunday and to help set them up for life change. We'd love to have you on our team!

Category:   SERVE Team

SERVE - Welcome Team

Leader Name:   Andrew Basquez
Meeting Time:   Sun @ 9am & 10:30am
Location:   NHS
Childcare:   Yes
Focus:   This team makes our guests feel welcome from the street to the seat...and then to the street again! We are ushers, greeters, parking lot team, etc.

Category:   SERVE Team

SERVE - Worship Experience

Leader Name:   Kevin Henderson
Meeting Time:   Sun @ 9am & 10:30am
Location:   NHS
Childcare:   Yes
Focus:   This team is passionate about pursuing the Presence of God through musical worship and production. Join us as we prepare for Sunday worship both on stage and behind the scenes.

Category:   SERVE Team

The Bridge Young Adults

Leader Name:   Amanda Haag
Meeting Time:   Bi-monthly, 2nd & 4th Tues @ 6 pm
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   The Bridge is a small group for people between the ages of 18 and 30. The Bridge's purpose is to connect individuals and create community & meaningful relationships, in which we help one another along our individual walks to become more like Christ.

Category:   Niceville, Bible Study, Community, Prayer

The Life Recovery Journey

Leader Name:   Rebecca Dykes
Meeting Time:   Weekly, Sat @ 5 pm
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   For women who are wanting to walk more closely to God through addressing life's hurts, habits, and hang-ups, while developing biblical wisdom as you work the twelve steps and let them work you.

Category:   Niceville, Bible Study, Discipleship, Leadership, Marriage, Prayer, Women

Thrive

Leader Name:   Sue Weimar
Meeting Time:   Monthly, 3rd Sat @ 4 pm
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   "Psalm 92:14" Men and women 50+, meeting together to fellowship, eat, encourage each other, and have fun. The EOD Warrior Foundation will be our focus for community outreach.

Category:   Niceville, Community, Seniors, Saturday

Warrior Moms

Leader Name:   Samantha Murdock
Meeting Time:   Weekly, Wed @ TBD
Location:   Crestview
Childcare:   No
Focus:   A group for moms to fellowship, build relationships, and together learn what it means to be the mothers that God is calling us to be. Psalms 127:4 - "Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one's youth."

Category:   Crestview, Bible Study, Book Study, Parenting, Women, Wednesday

Wives After God

Leader Name:   Rebecca Dykes
Meeting Time:   Weekly, Wed @ 5:30 pm
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Women's discipleship group.

Category:   Bible Study, Book Study, Discipleship, Marriage, Women, Wednesday

Together we are stronger for one another, in His love and strength

Melissa Parsons

Small groups are where the life gifts of individuals are exchanged in a relaxed environment.

Luis Gonzalez

The small group setting is key for cultivating authentic, life-giving relationships.

Samantha Murdock