Life & Growth Groups fulfill a vital role in the lives of people at Christian Chapel. This is where we believe “iron sharpens iron” as small groups of people bond in friendship, study God’s Word in depth and grow through doing life together.
We offer three types of groups:
  • Sermon-based Life Groups: Participants explore and apply the principles of the prior Sunday’s sermon by developing action steps to make biblical truth work in their lives.
  • Curriculum or book based Life Groups and Growth Groups: Participants work through topical studies that may be presented through lecture, DVD, or workbook formats. These have a defined start and finish, then move on to another.
  • Discussion-based Growth Group: Participants have open discussion and dig into scripture to see what God says in His Word about life’s hot spots. Each week brings something new in true iron-sharpens-iron.
Life Groups meet in member’s homes throughout the week and Growth Groups meet at the church on Sunday mornings.
Life Groups follow a semester schedule from January through May with a break in there for Easter, with this winter semester followed by a summer break, and meet again in the fall from September through November breaking for the Christmas season.
Sunday morning Growth Groups meet at 9:00 am continuously through the year, with occasional breaks for holidays. Small groups designed to learn Bible truth and application in a setting that is non-threatening, friendly, and suited to every taste.
We currently have one ‘tween, one teen, and three adult groups enjoying the following studies:
  • Tweens (8-11): Children’s Wing Sanctuary – Young Ambassadors – This uses the “Superbook” curriculum using videos, discussions, and hands-on activities to learn the Bible.
  • Teens: Classroom-H: Radiant Life Curriculum
  • Adult Men: Classroom-2: Conversational Christianity
  • Adult Women: Classroom-4: Book of James
  • Adult Mixed: Classroom-E: on break until January

In addition, we have an on-demand class for Newcomers. This four week group acquaints anyone new to Christian Chapel with our mission, purpose, and vision for Making Jesus Known in our community. The group is held in four-week sessions throughout the year. Contact Peter or Sommer Graves at 757-427-9371 to find out when the next session begins.

Connect with a Life or Growth Group Today!
Email our Life Groups leader Peter Graves at to sign up and find the perfect group for you.