A Small Group consists of 3 or more people who gather together to build community, to grow and serve together. They meet in a variety of places and cover a variety of interests.

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Adoption & Fostering Support

Leader Name:   Ben & Jennifer Tucker
Meeting Time:   TBD
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:  
Focus:   We're a group that connects you to others that have walked the road of infertility and/or adoption and/or foster care. We offer support, prayer, and advice.

Called 2 Conquer

Leader Name:   Jacob Ray
Meeting Time:   Contact Leader
Location:   Okaloosa County
Childcare:   No
Focus:   For men struggling with an addiction to pornography or sexual immorality. Accountability and confidentiality is a must.

Celebrate Recovery

Leader Name:   Brock Sutton
Meeting Time:   Friday @ 5:30pm
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   Yes
Focus:   A Christ-centered recovery program where accountability and confidentiality are key. CR covers all habits, hurts, and hang-ups.

Compassionate Hearts

Leader Name:   Sandi Warthen
Meeting Time:   TBD
Location:   Twin Cities Pavilion
Childcare:   No
Focus:   To brighten the lives of the residents of Twin Cities Pavilion, a low-to-no income assisted living facility in Niceville.

Craft Night

Leader Name:   Becky Shinnick
Meeting Time:   2nd & 4th Thurs @ 7pm
Location:   Niceville Panera
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Bring any portable craft projects for this bi-monthly craft night! All portable crafting welcome! (Knitting, crochet, quilting, drawing, scrapbooking, coloring, etc.)

Crestview Crew

Leader Name:   Sean & Shannon Redding
Meeting Time:   TBD
Location:   Crestview
Childcare:  
Focus:   Join us and get to know other people from Manna that live in the Crestview area! We will hang out at local events, restaurants, and houses.

F4 - Faith, Family, Food, & Fun

Leader Name:   The Chappells & Parsons
Meeting Time:   Every other Mon @ 6pm
Location:   Shalimar
Childcare:   Yes
Focus:   Join us as we have fun, food, dive into the word, pray together, and discuss how our faith relates to the weekly message.

Financial Peace University

Leader Name:   Donna Guajardo
Meeting Time:   Sun @ 6pm
Location:   Bluewater Bay
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Join us in completing Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University to "Make a budget, pay off debt, save for your future, and create a lifetime of smart money habits."

Financial Peace University

Leader Name:   Clifford & Chelsea Walker
Meeting Time:   Wed @ 6:30pm
Location:   Shalimar
Childcare:   Yes
Focus:   Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University focusing on honoring God with your money by getting out of debt and saving money.

Football & Fellowship

Leader Name:   Brock Sutton & Jacob Ray
Meeting Time:   Sat @ 10am
Location:   Meigs Park - Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Come out and play some two hand touch/flag football. We'll end each week by spending some time in the Word together.

God, Goodies, & Games

Leader Name:   Luis & Carla Gonzalez
Meeting Time:   Wed @ 6:30
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Come share desserts, a study and fun games

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.

Growth Track - NextStep

Leader Name:   Michael Arena
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.

Growth Track - LeaderStep

Leader Name:   Michael Arena
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.

Hitched

Leader Name:   Jamie & Samantha Murdock
Meeting Time:   Wed @ 6pm
Location:   Fort Walton Beach
Childcare:   Yes
Focus:   Connect with other couples as we dive into discussions on growing in our walks personally with God so that we can be the spouse God has called us to be.

It Takes a Village

Leader Name:   Kent and Melissa Winn
Meeting Time:   2nd & 4th Fri @ 6pm
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:  
Focus:   A family-friendly group to share in the joys, struggles, and victories of parenthood, make connections, and build life-giving support systems.

Jesus, Food, and Fellowship

Leader Name:   Chad & Michele Angel
Meeting Time:   Every other Wed @ 6pm
Location:   Crestview
Childcare:  
Focus:   Each time we get together there will be pot luck food and fellowship!

Ladies Night Out

Leader Name:   Amanda Kapule
Meeting Time:   Once a month
Location:  
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Ladies this it your chance to hang with the girls! Once a month we get together to fellowship and have fun! We laugh, we cry, we pray together, and eat. We always eat.

Lets Cook (and eat) together!

Leader Name:   Daniel & Margaret Perry
Meeting Time:   1st & 3rd Tues @ 6pm
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Get together and learn how to make a simple dinner and dessert.

Lioness Arising

Leader Name:   Abbie Arena
Meeting Time:   Mon @ 7pm
Location:   FWB
Childcare:   No
Focus:   We will dive into Lisa Bevere's book Lioness Arising. We aim to be a place of discussion, vulnerability, and support as we all grow closer to Jesus and the women we're called to be.

MannaFit

Leader Name:   Jeff & Leslie Paschall
Meeting Time:   Tues @ 6pm
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   A weekly workout group for all levels of fitness or experience. We'll do weighted/body weight exercises for a Crossfit style workout.

Manna Men - Crestview

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

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.

Manna Men - Fort Walton

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

Manna MOPS

Leader Name:   Meledy Newsome
Meeting Time:   1st & 3rd Friday
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:  
Focus:   A place where moms can meet to share their hopes, fears and insights, in a format that that doesn’t neglect their faith nor their womanhood, their motherhood nor their purpose, their heart nor their mind.

Manna Students

Leader Name:   Michael Arena
Meeting Time:   Thurs @ 6:30pm
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   We desire to see our middle & high school students encounter God daily, become their best selves while growing with others, and change the world around them.

Medium-Rare

Leader Name:   Hannah Collins & Miranda Weaver
Meeting Time:   2nd & 4th Fri @ 6pm
Location:   Niceville/Eglin AFB
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Ladies cooking a meal together and sharing life around the table.

Propel Women

Leader Name:   Patricia Hyden
Meeting Time:   Wed @ 10am & 6:30pm
Location:   Niceville/Valparaiso
Childcare:   No
Focus:   A group for ladies to grow in God by celebrating each others potential, passion and purpose! Let's walk together as we seek God!

Relationship Builders

Leader Name:   Andy Henderson and Drew Margulis
Meeting Time:   Wed @ 7pm
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Young couples looking to grow in their relationships with their spouses, family, and friends. We'll dig into God's word and get involved in each other's lives.

Saturday Sports Spectacular

Leader Name:   John & Caleb Collins
Meeting Time:   Sat - Twice a Month
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Elementary aged kids hanging out and playing sports together

Sermon Study

Leader Name:   Ben & Jennifer Tucker
Meeting Time:   Mon @ 6:30pm
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   Yes
Focus:   Each week we'll spend time praying, discussing the sermon together, sharing testimonies, and enjoying fellowship.

SERVE - Manna Kids - Elementary

Leader Name:   Hanna Collins
Meeting Time:   Sun @ 9:30a
Location:   NHS
Childcare:  
Focus:   We serve the Elementary aged small groups by leading kids worship, kids large group, grade-level small groups and running sound/tech.

SERVE - Manna Kids - Preschool

Leader Name:   Hannah Collins
Meeting Time:   Sun @ 9:30am
Location:   NHS
Childcare:  
Focus:   We serve the Preschool and nursery small groups on Sunday mornings by leading lessons, rocking babies, sharing God's love through play.

SERVE - Sunday Set-Up

Leader Name:   Jacob Ray
Meeting Time:   Sun @ 7:25am
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.

SERVE - Sunday Break Down

Leader Name:   Jacob Ray
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.

SERVE - Welcome Team

Leader Name:   Andrew Basquez
Meeting Time:   Sun @ 9am & 10:30am
Location:   NHS
Childcare:  
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.

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.

Sunrise Beach Prayer

Leader Name:   Abbie Arena
Meeting Time:   Wed @ 6:30am
Location:   FWB
Childcare:   No
Focus:   This laid-back women's prayer group will pray together over the needs of each other and our community and watch the sunrise every Wednesday morning on the beach.

Team Okaloosa

Leader Name:   Meledy Newsome
Meeting Time:   TBD
Location:   FWB
Childcare:   No
Focus:   This group is a way for us to start having an impact on the world of human-trafficking in our area, meeting as opportunities arise.

Women After God: The Life Recovery

Leader Name:   Rebecca Dykes
Meeting Time:   Wed @ 6:30pm
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:  
Focus:   Learn about walking with God, humbly accepting and doing his will. Use Biblical truth to live a life free from hurts, habits, and hangups.

Women After God: Fellowship

Leader Name:   Rebecca Dykes
Meeting Time:   Sat - Twice a month
Location:   TBD
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Get together with other women twice a month to build relationships with other women through fellowship and discipleship.

Women Mentoring Women

Leader Name:   Marilyn Martinez
Meeting Time:   TBD
Location:   Fort Walton Beach
Childcare:  
Focus:   A group for women who have a heart to mentor and who desire to be mentored. The meet up will be one-on-one between mentor and mentee, with a monthly group meet up.

Woodworking Basics

Leader Name:   John Weaver
Meeting Time:   1st & 3rd Sat @ 1pm
Location:   Eglin AFB
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Praying, wood working and enjoying each other’s company making awesome wood products for each other...

Small Groups not only impacted my life...they changed my life.

PATRICE PURCELL

Small Groups are where life happens.

ADAM TERRY

Small Groups have really helped to refine and deepen my understanding of what it means to BE the Church.

GOLFRAN RIVERA

The dynamic of small groups is one of the the quintessential ways of Christ to aid in the fulfillment of the Great Commission.

DAVID MICHALSKI