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 & Foster Support Group

Leader Name:   Jennifer 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

Better Together

Leader Name:   Sandra Warthen & Sue Weimar
Meeting Time:   Bi-monthly @ 2pm
Location:   Valparaiso & Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   A social group for ages 55 and up . Uniting "the older generation" of our church -- enabling us to meet and form friendships with folks our age.

Category:   Niceville, Valparaiso, Seniors

Bible Study

Leader Name:   Linda & Craig Robinson
Meeting Time:   Thursday @ 6:30pm
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Staring Thursday September 6, 2018 for 6 weeks come 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

Bumped

Leader Name:   Abbie Arena
Meeting Time:   Monthly
Location:   TBD
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Do you have a passion to give resources to women facing the pressure of abortion? Join us as we try to make a difference in Okaloosa County by brainstorming together the ways we can help!

Category:   Outreach, Women

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.

Category:   Niceville, Men

Celebrate Recovery

Leader Name:   Brock Sutton
Meeting Time:   Friday @ 5:30pm
Location:   Crosspoint Church, Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   A Christ-centered recovery program where accountability and confidentiality are key. Celebrate Recovery covers all habits, hurts, and hang-ups.

Category:   Niceville, Care, Community, Health & Fitness

Connected

Leader Name:   Jill Flater
Meeting Time:   Wednesday @ 10am
Location:   Bluewater Bay
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Find friendship, support, encouragement, fun and laughter at Connected! The goal for our group is to be a place for women of all ages and stages of life to gather, to get acquainted, and grow relationships. We aren’t meant to feel isolated, alone, or unnoticed. We can thrive when we feel like we matter and are connected to one another!

Category:   Bluewater Bay, Women

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

Dog Fun!

Leader Name:   Alyssa Heitz
Meeting Time:   Bi-monthly - Saturday @ 9am
Location:   Niceville Dog Park
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Every other Saturday we will be meeting at Niceville Dog Park from 9am-11am. Our dogs can get some exercise and we can get to know each other!

Category:   Niceville, Community

Dream Girls

Leader Name:   Abbie Arena
Meeting Time:   Bi-monthly - Friday @ 10am
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   What vision has God given you for this fall season? Whether it's starting to write that book, working out, or taking that class-- we all need support in pursuing the things God's called us to. Join this relaxed support group of women as we run hard after the dreams God's given us.

Category:   Niceville, Women

Faithful, Abundant, True

Leader Name:   Donna Guajardo & Linda Robinson
Meeting Time:   Wednesday @ 6:30pm
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Ladies bible study featuring Kay Arthur, Beth Moore and Priscilla Shirer. Kay Arthur teaches from basically, the entire book of Hebrews! Hebrews is both an example of God's faithfulness and a challenge to believers to be faithful in difficult times.

Category:   Niceville, Bible Study

Fellowship Bible Study

Leader Name:   Trevor & Jill Dell
Meeting Time:   Wednesday @ 7pm
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Small Group to discuss recent sermon topics, the Bible, biblical books, live life together in fellowship and accountability.

Category:   Niceville, Bible Study, Book Study, Community, Marriage, Parenting

Financial Peace University

Leader Name:   James Phillips
Meeting Time:   Monday @ 6pm
Location:   Shalimar
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Biblical Financial planning

Category:   Fort Walton Beach, Business, Finance

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

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:   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.

Category:   Growth Track

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.

Category:   Growth Track

Hearing God's Voice

Leader Name:   Tiffany Gomez
Meeting Time:   Friday @ 6:30pm
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Join us as we learn what it means to fully surrender to God, hear His voice, and obey what He says.

Category:   Niceville, Book Study

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

Love & Respect: Couples Group

Leader Name:   Rebecca & Christopher Dykes
Meeting Time:   TBD
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   "Discover the single greatest secret to a successful marriage. The LOVE she most desires and the RESPECT he most desperately needs."

Category:   Niceville, Book Study, Discipleship, Marriage

Manna Fit

Leader Name:   Craig McRae
Meeting Time:   Wednesday @ 6pm
Location:   FSL CrossFit, FWB
Childcare:   Yes
Focus:   CrossFit and Jesus

Category:   Fort Walton Beach, Health & Fitness, Interest

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

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 - 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

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.

Category:   Fort Walton Beach

Manna Misfits

Leader Name:   Rebecca Dykes
Meeting Time:   TBD
Location:   TBD
Childcare:   No, but children are welcome
Focus:   Meet ups one or twice a month for fellowship and fun!

Category:   Discipleship, Weekend Experiences

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

Manna Students

Leader Name:   Michael Arena
Meeting Time:   Wednesday @ 6:30pm
Location:   Niceville High School
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.

Category:   Niceville, Discipleship, Student Ministries

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

Military Bible Study

Leader Name:   Michael Belton
Meeting Time:   Thursday @ 6:30pm
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Military men's Bible Study Group that will go through the bible series Risk by Kenny Luck. This is an enduring small group that is also focused on ministry to the military. Men only, no child care provided.

Category:   Niceville, Bible Study, Book Study, Discipleship, Leadership, Men, Military, Outreach, Prayer

Pizza & Game Night

Leader Name:   Steve & Emily Lamberson
Meeting Time:   Bi-monthly - Friday @ 5pm
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Come to our house and have fun eating and playing games. We have quite a few games, but you're welcome to bring your own. Kids are welcome to come and play games with the adults or play with each other, but we are not having anyone specifically to watch the kids. Please let us know a day ahead how many are coming with you so we have enough pizza for everyone.

Category:   Niceville, Interest

Propel Women

Leader Name:   Patricia Hyden
Meeting Time:   Friday @ 10am
Location:   Valparaiso & Niceville
Childcare:   Yes
Focus:   We are group that empower women to grow on their passion. Purpose and potential

Category:   Niceville, Valparaiso, Bible Study, Women

REFIT

Leader Name:   Melinda Elliott
Meeting Time:   Wednesday @ 9am
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

Sermon Study

Leader Name:   Ben & Jennifer Tucker
Meeting Time:   Monday @ 6:30pm
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   Yes
Focus:   We gather weekly for a time of prayer, testimony sharing, and to discuss Sunday's sermon and how we can apply the teaching to our lives. We aim to do a service project and a fellowship night each cycle.

Category:   Niceville, Bible Study, Community, Discipleship, Outreach, Prayer

SERVE - Manna Kids - Elementary

Leader Name:   Hanna Collins
Meeting Time:   Sun @ 9:30a
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 @ 9:30am
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 - 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.

Category:   SERVE Team

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.

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

Shine Bright

Leader Name:   Alyssa Heitz & Cassie Jacque
Meeting Time:   Last Thursday @ 6pm
Location:   Niceville
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Women have the chance to come together and take off their masks and connect at a deeper level with other women. At these meet-ups we are going to touch on common items that easily derail relationships between women and prevent them from growing deeper in God's word and in life giving relationships. Learn how to empower other women, and stay authentic to who God is calling you to be.

Category:   Niceville, Community, Women

Team MANNA Disc Golf

Leader Name:   Jim Wagers
Meeting Time:   Saturday/Sunday @ 4pm
Location:   Mullet Festival Grounds & Ferry Park
Childcare:   No, but children are welcome
Focus:   Disc Golf can be for Anyone! Young or old ,Big or small, come out and have some fun! It’s a sport that almost anyone can play. You don’t have to be good at frisbee, because we can teach you. And these aren’t frisbees! Specially designed disc make the game fun and it challenges you to go further. There is a tee pad, a fairway and a basket. An loads of fun in between!

Category:   Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Health & Fitness, Interest

Team Okaloosa

Leader Name:   Meledy Newsome
Meeting Time:   TBD
Location:   TBD
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Do you have a heart for women trapped in abusive relationships, drugs, and human-trafficking? Join Team Okaloosa as we try to make a difference in our community by supporting and giving options to these women.

Category:   Outreach, Women

The Circle Maker

Leader Name:   Michael Arena
Meeting Time:   Monday @ 6:30pm
Location:   Fort Walton Beach
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Using Mark Batterson's book "The Circle Maker" to discover the power of a bold prayer life and even bolder faith in God's promises.

Category:   Fort Walton Beach, Book Study, Community

Uninvited Book Study

Leader Name:   Jenna Schramm & Sharilyn Margulis
Meeting Time:   Sunday @ 6pm
Location:   Niceville
Focus:   Living loved when you feel less then, left out, and lonely. Journey with us as we study Lysa TerKeurst's book "Uninvited."

Category:   Niceville, Book Study, Student Ministries, Women

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

Yahweh's Muscle

Leader Name:   Ezekiel Gomez
Meeting Time:   Bi-monthly - Saturday @ 6pm
Location:   Crestview, Niceville, & FWB
Childcare:   No
Focus:   Christian Warriors holding each other accountable to be bold in their daily walk.

Category:   Crestview, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Community, Health & Fitness, Interest, Leadership, Men, Military, Outreach

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