We don’t want to just be a friendly church. We want to be a church where you have friendships and can be discipled. Groups are an important part of how we get that done!  Think of it this way, life’s journey is full of twists and turns, crossroads and roadblocks.  Isn’t a journey easier when you have someone to help you navigate?

There are three types of groups at Gateway.



The groups meet at various times during the week throughout the entire year. These groups are the people you will gather with for Bible Study. You will serve on mission together and enjoy spending time together doing fun stuff! There are more than 20 adult groups available to join. It’s time for you to get involved in a group! Click here for a list of small groups.


These groups have various gathering times throughout the year. Participants in these groups are usually seeking to share experiences with others. These groups offer support for people during similar circumstances. Gateway offers four Care Groups:

  • EMBRACE GRACE – As the body of Christ, we join together to support single, pregnant moms. Our goal is to support women as they choose life for their baby, whether keeping or placing for adoption. If you are single and pregnant, we want to support you emotionally and spiritually. Our aim is for the church to be the first place a woman turns to during an unplanned pregnancy.
  • MORNINGS WITH MOMS – Enjoy meaningful conversation, laughter, and friendships as you’re supported in your journey through Momhood. All Moms welcome! This group gathers two Friday mornings per month from 9-11am at Gateway’s Atoka Campus. For a full list of dates and more information about this group, click here.
  • CELEBRATE RECOVERY– This group is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurts, habits, or hang-ups of any kind. Celebrate Recovery (CR) is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life. CR gathers on Tuesdays at the Covington Campus from 6pm-8pm and on Thursdays at the Munford Campus from 6:30pm-8:30pm. For more information about Celebrate Recovery, click here.
  • GRIEF SHARE – This is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. This group is led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life. For more information about Grief Share, click here.


These groups meet for 12 weeks on Wednesday nights at the Atoka Campus. The spring semester is from February  – May and the fall semester from August – November.

The Spring 2019 Semester of Wednesday night grow groups begins soon! Groups are available for men, women, students, and kids.

Classes meet weekly on Wednesdays at 6:30pm at the Gateway Atoka Campus. The Spring semester of Grow Groups begins on February 13, 2019  and ends on May 8. No classes (including students and kids) will meet during Spring Break, March 27.


GROW GROUP: Men’s Open Class

Purpose: This group meets to pray for families, the church and the community. During the spring semester the group will be study 6 weeks on the life of Elijah, “A Man Just Like Us”. This is an open class, each lesson stands alone, so you are welcome to join any time during the semester.
Materials: Bible
Target: All men welcome
Cost: none
Facilitator: Steve Carpenter
Click here to register!

GROW GROUP: Women’s Open Class

Purpose: Nothing is impossible with God. NOTHING. Not even that thing. Your thing. The one that seems to defy all attempts to defeat it, restore it, heal it, change it, overcome it, undo it, or just get through it. If you’ve lost even an ounce of confidence in the power and loving attention of GOD . . . it’s time somebody told you different.”
Materials: Bible, GOD is Able by Priscilla Shirer
Target: All women welcome
Cost: $10, for the price of the book
Facilitator: Jennie Smith
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GROW GROUP: Le Tour de Bible – New Testament

Purpose: A complete Bible overview class. Fall semester was spent studying the Old Testament. The spring semester will be studying the New Testament. The Old Testament class is required before the New Testament class
Materials: Bible. “Le Tour de Bible” notebook
Target: All women welcome
Cost: $50 for LeTour notebook, the notebook will be used in both the Fall and Spring semesters
Facilitator: Erin Gautney
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GROW GROUP: The Family Forum

Purpose: This group provides a safe place for real people to talk about real marriages.
Materials: Selected material from: the Bible, The Art of Marriage, and The Five Love Languages
Target: Couples looking for biblical guidance and group interaction
Cost: none
Facilitator: Jeff Gautney
Click here to register!