Spring Small Group Cycle: Jan 27th - May 18th

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1-4-8: Godliness and "Gainz"

Leader Name:   Craig McRae
Meeting Time:   Wed @ 6pm
Location:   FSL CrossFit, FWB
Childcare:   No
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, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come." Here we strive to train for godliness and bodily training by combining a fun CrossFit workout with prayer/worship/devotion. We do not have formal child care at the moment, but we are working on it. We do have a dedicated room where kids can play during small group time, but they may not be supervised. You will have sight of your children and can easily check in on them if necessary.

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

1 Corinthians Bible Study

Leader Name:   Leslie Paschall
Meeting Time:   Thurs @ 7pm
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   A in depth study of 1 Corinthians. Taking our time reading God’s word just a few verses at a time. Learning how we must realize Christ is part of everything in our lives, and how the cross is the only way to deal with all things in our lives.

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

Adoption & Foster Support Group

Leader Name:   Jennifer & Benjamin Tucker
Meeting Time:   TBA
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   This group meets once per small group cycle to offer support for those adopting, fostering, or struggling with infertility.

Category:   Niceville, Interest

Albania Missions Trip

Leader Name:   Sharilyn Margulis
Meeting Time:   TBA
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Join us as we visit two of our partners in Albania. We will have the opportunity to participate in evangelism efforts alongside them and see firsthand the work they are doing. We will visit and help at some English schools they are operating and get to visit their newest location.

Category:   Niceville, Discipleship, Missions, Outreach

Bible Study

Leader Name:   Andy Whitten
Meeting Time:   Wed @ 6pm
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Join us as we get together for a meal and take some time to dwell in God's word and learn how to apply it to your daily life. Let's do life together!

Category:   Niceville, Bible Study, Wednesday

Breathing Room

Leader Name:   Jill Flater
Meeting Time:   Wed @ 10am - 4 wks only
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Do you ever feel like you don't enjoy anything because you're trying to do everything? You're filling your calendar, draining your bank account, and multitasking your way through life. You're efficient... but exhausted. You just need a little bit of breathing room. With one surprisingly simple invitation, God offers a way to trade your overwhelming pace for one that will finally bring you peace. This study by Sandra Stanley will show you how.

Category:   Niceville, Bible Study, Book Study, Women, Wednesday

Called To Conquer

Leader Name:   Jacob Ray
Meeting Time:   Saturday @ 8am
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   For men struggling with an addiction to pornography or sexual immorality. Accountability and confidentiality is a must. Please contact leader for additional information (910-728-7137)

Category:   Niceville, Men, Saturday

Cherish

Leader Name:   Ian & Crystal Goodman
Meeting Time:   1st & 3rd Tues @ 7pm
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Cherish is the one word that we often overlook within our marriage. However, when we choose to notice, appreciate, honor and encourage each other we can open the doors to a whole new marriage and passion. This book study by Gary Thomas (Cherish) will allow us to focus on these things and grow together both within our marriage and our community as Christ truly intends for us to.

Category:   Niceville, Book Study, Marriage, Tuesday

Craft Group

Leader Name:   Emily Lamberson
Meeting Time:   1st Thurs @ 7pm
Location:   Panera Bread, Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Join us at Panera for crafting and conversation. We will meet the first Thursday of the month from 7-9.

Category:   Niceville, Arts, Thursday

Crestview Crew

Leader Name:   Shannon & Sean Redding
Meeting Time:   Bi-monthly - Friday @ 6pm
Location:   Crestview
Childcare:   Yes
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. FOOD is always involved!

Category:   Crestview, Community, Military, Friday

Crestview Playdate

Leader Name:   Deanna Ray
Meeting Time:   Wed @ 10am
Location:   Twin Hills Park, Crestview
Focus:   Let your kids get that energy out while connecting with other mom's! Motherhood is rewarding and challenging and should not be done alone.

Category:   Crestview, Women, Wednesday

Day 22

Leader Name:   Chris Shinnick
Meeting Time:   Thurs @ 6am
Location:   Manna Church Office, Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   After 21 days of Prayer and Fasting, let's keep the momentum going! This group will meet for one hour of prayer, focused on the needs of our community, our church, and those in attendance. It's never too late to pray.

Category:   Niceville, Prayer, Thursday

Deep Dive Book Club

Leader Name:   Danielle Holmes
Meeting Time:   Thurs @ 7:15pm
Location:   Freeport
Childcare:   No
Focus:   This group is deep dive book club. We'll cover one book a quarter, giving everyone (especially busy moms) time to finish the book. For this quarter, we're planning to read Restless by Jennie Allen or Simplified Life by Emily Ley. We're not providing on-site childcare, but if there's enough interest we may be able to see if another person in the neighborhood is willing to host a group babysitter at their house.

Category:   Bible Study, Book Study, Community, Women, Thursday

Discerning the Voice of God

Leader Name:   Donna Guajardo
Meeting Time:   Wed @ 6:30pm
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Priscilla Shirer Bible study. "Discover how you can listen with greader cofidence, clarity and discernment." Seven sessions, 35-45 minutes each. Study guides available at Lifeway for $12.99.

Category:   Niceville, Women, Wednesday

Don't Waste Your Life

Leader Name:   Chip Flater
Meeting Time:   TBA
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Gather with a group of men for encouragement toward the pursuit of spiritual growth and maturity. This group will meet weekly to focus on prayer, accountability, curriculum or book discussion, and Bible verse memorization.

Category:   Niceville, Men

Dream Girls

Leader Name:   Melissa Winn
Meeting Time:   Wed @ 6:30om
Location:   Panera Bread, Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   A group where women can connect, share, grow and DREAM. What does it mean to dream with God? Join us this spring as we explore a reality where the God of the universe chooses to step into our lives and dream with us!

Category:   Niceville, Women, Wednesday

Financial Peace University

Leader Name:   Donna Guajardo & Sue Fritz
Meeting Time:   Sunday @ 6:30pm
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   A proven strategy to help you take control of your money, get out of debt, and create a plan for your future. Nine weeks of lessons, videos and a workbook in the company of others who also are determined to live abundantly with no debt!

Category:   Niceville, Business, Finance, Sunday

Free of Me

Leader Name:   Georgia Salazar
Meeting Time:   TBD
Location:   Niceville/FWB
Childcare:   No
Focus:   This group is based on a book Free of Me by Sharon Hodde Miller. This study unveils our deepest insecurities and equips us to focus on God and others instead of ourselves. Discover a purpose bigger than “project me” and experience freedom from the burden of self-focus.

Category:   Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Book Study, Interest, Women

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:   Andrew Basquez
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

India Missions Trip

Leader Name:   Sharilyn Margulis
Meeting Time:   TBD
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   We will partner with Heart of the Bride to visit their partner in India. We will be visiting Nirikshea, a school for at risk children in a high poverty area. We will be using our gifts to encourage and bless the staff, students, parents, and community. We will travel for one week in August.

Category:   Niceville, Care, Discipleship, Missions, Outreach

Manna Football

Leader Name:   Jamie Murdock
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 Ladies Night

Leader Name:   Melissa Parsons
Meeting Time:   Monthly
Location:   TBD
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Manna Ladies will get together monthly, getting to know each other better, have fun, and eat. We gather to melt the stress away, find friends and try something new. This is also a great opportunity to invite co-workers and neighbors to have some girl time with you.

Category:   Community, Women

Manna Men - Crestview

Leader Name:   Chad Angel
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.

Category:   Crestview

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 Men - Fort Walton

Leader Name:   Jamie Murdock
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.

Category:   Fort Walton Beach, Men, Wednesday

Manna MOPS

Leader Name:   Meledy Newsome
Meeting Time:   Bi-monthly - Friday @ 9:30am
Location:   TBD
Childcare:   No, but children are welcome
Focus:   A group for mothers of children anywhere from birth to kindergarten.

Category:   Community, Parenting, Women, Friday

Manna Students

Leader Name:   Daniel & Margaret Perry
Meeting Time:   Wed @ 6:30pm
Location:   Niceville High School
Focus:   Manna Students is designed for Middle and High School Youth. We have a charge that is simply communicated with three words -- Ready? Set. Go! Our desire is to see students READY to encounter God, SET to be equipped with others, and GO be the example to the world.

Category:   Niceville, Discipleship, Student Ministries, Wednesday

Men's EOD Dinner

Leader Name:   Luis & Carla Gonzalez
Meeting Time:   Tuesday @ 6:30pm
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 prospective.

Category:   Crestview, Discipleship, Men, Military, Tuesday

Monday at Chick-fil-A

Leader Name:   James Phillips
Meeting Time:   Mon @ 11:30am
Location:   Chick-fil-A, Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Time of fellowship and food. Short devotion and prayer. Opportunity to meet your family for lunch or bring a coworker.

Category:   Niceville, Community, Monday

Prayer & Service

Leader Name:   Andy & Kristy Henderson
Meeting Time:   1st & 3rd Sun @ 6:30pm
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   This small group idea is motivated by our desire to be intentionally in prayer for injustices both in the United States and internationally. We will meet twice a month on Sunday evening, 6:30-8:00 pm, for a time to fellowship, watch a short video message, and have a time of prayer. We will also do one service outreach each month.

Category:   Niceville, Bible Study, Community, Missions, Prayer, Sunday

Project Paraclete

Leader Name:   Rebecca & Christopher Dykes
Meeting Time:   Monthly
Location:   TBD
Focus:   Once monthly youth fellowship get-together / events (one for girls and one for boys) ages 10 and up. Need volunteer mentors to sign up along with youth. Parents must attend with youth unless otherwise arranged with group facilitators.

Category:   Community, Student Ministries

Propel Women

Leader Name:   Patricia Hyden
Meeting Time:   Friday @ 10am
Location:   Valparaiso
Childcare:   Yes
Focus:   Propel Women mission is empower every woman's Passion, Purpose and Potential. We are each other cheer leader! We believe that God has called us for such time as this, to shine His light into the world!

Category:   Valparaiso, Bible Study, Women, Friday

Reboot

Leader Name:   Adam Canales
Meeting Time:   Thurs @ 6:00pm
Location:   FWB
Childcare:   Yes
Focus:   For all of the growth that takes place in our lives, sometimes God brings us to a place where we need to hit a reset button in certain areas, or Reboot, in order to poise us for more of what He has called us into. Join us for the next 16 weeks as we explore areas such as prayer, relationships, finances, physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual health, and more. Within the safety net of a small group of like-minded peers, postured with humility, and all striving towards the same goal, we will encourage, challenge, cheerlead and support each other through a spiritual "Spring" season, where growth and fresh Life will be the fruit of God's work in and through each other.

Category:   Fort Walton Beach, Bible Study, Community, Thursday

REFIT

Leader Name:   Melinda Elliott
Meeting Time:   Wed @ 9:30am
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

Serve Ministries

Leader Name:   Michael Belton
Meeting Time:   Wed @ 6:30pm
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Serve Ministries, Inc was formed on 7 January as an official non-profit ministry aimed at serving military, first responders, and their families. This group will include biblical studies, discussion of important issues affecting those who serve, the impacts on families, effects of deployments, and so much more. There will be filming/production projects if you want to be on or behind the camera, community outreach if you want to interact with law enforcement or firefighters, base outreach with chaplains for military personnel, and of course plenty of opportunities for making disciples. There will be plenty of conversations, opportunities to serve, food, fun, and fellowship.

Category:   Niceville, Discipleship, Leadership, Military, Outreach, Prayer, Wednesday

SERVE - Host Team

Leader Name:   Drew Margulis
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:   Hannah Collins
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:   Hannah Collins
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:   Jamie Murdock
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:   Leslie Paschall
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:   Leslie Paschall
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:   Jacob Ray
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

Shine

Leader Name:   Samantha Murdock
Meeting Time:   Wed @ 6:30pm
Location:   FWB
Childcare:   No
Focus:   We are called to be the light of the world. This is a small group for ladies to be encouraged, challenged, and discover what it means to arise and shine!

Category:   Fort Walton Beach, Bible Study, Book Study, Women, Wednesday

SoS

Leader Name:   Ken Marquardt
Meeting Time:   Sat @ 7:30am
Location:   Crosspoint Niceville Campus
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Come join multiple churches from in area for Supper on Saturday (SOS). SOS delivers over 1,000 meals a week in Valparaiso and Niceville. We make and distribute great food, but ask anyone and they’ll tell you “It’s not about the food.” Every meal we serve represents a relationship between people that God loves and values! Cook and Prep Team (730-1000), Delivery Team (1100-1430), Cleanup Team (1500-1630)

Category:   Niceville, Care, Outreach, Prayer, Saturday

The Quest

Leader Name:   Donna Guajardo
Meeting Time:   Wed @ 6:30pm
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Beth Moore Bible study using "questions from Scripture to lead into intimacy with the One who knows you best." Six sessions, 15-64 minutes each.Study Journal available at Lifeway for $14.99.

Category:   Niceville, Bible Study, Women

Thrive

Leader Name:   Sue & Ted Weimar
Meeting Time:   Bimonthly
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Thrive  [Growing in grace] they will still thrive and bear fruit and prosper in old age; They will flourish and be vital and fresh [rich in trust and love and contentment]; Psalm 92:14  Men and women 55 and older meeting together to fellowship, eat, encourage each other and just have fun. Meeting twice a month in Niceville. Saturday evenings will be potluck - Tuesdays at noon - potluck or meet at various restaurants.

Category:   Niceville, Community, Seniors

Traveling Light

Leader Name:   Chad & Michele Angel
Meeting Time:   Tues @ 6:30pm
Location:   Crestview
Childcare:   Yes
Focus:   With the 23rd Psalm as our guide, we will go through with Max Lacado and learn to release some of the burdens we were never intended to bear

Category:   Crestview, Bible Study, Book Study, Tuesday

Women Mentoring Women

Leader Name:   Marilyn Martinez
Meeting Time:   TBD
Location:   TBD
Childcare:   No
Focus:   The focus of this group is for women who have a heart to mentor women and women who desire to be mentored. The meet up will be one-on-one between mentor and mentee.

Category:   Discipleship, Women

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