Gateway Groups

We believe that relationships matter to God.  We were not made to do life alone.  We intend to build healthy, mature relationships with one another through our Gateway Groups.  These groups are designed to educate us on the ways of Jesus, strengthen our trust of God and one another, and facilitate personal growth and response to God's call. Below is a list of our available groups.


  • Women's Wed. Night Group

    Topic: Finding I Am

    Facilitator: Georgiana Steese

    Time/Location: Wed. 6:30pm, The Loft Cafe lobby


    Topic: Sacred Parenting

    Facilitator: Nick & Danielle Reynolds

    Time/Location: Sun. 6:00pm, Gateway Kids Building

  • Financial Management

    Topic: Financial Peace University

    Facilitator: Shane Gardner

    Time/Location: Sun. 5:30pm, Gateway Kids Building

  • Lanham Home Group

    Topic: Real Relationships

    Facilitator: Rob & Julie Lanham

    Time: Sun. 5:00pm

  • Connell Home Group

    Topic: Not A Fan

    Facilitator: David Panitzke

    @ Jacob and Sunny Connell's home

    Time: Mon. 6:30pm

  • SMiTHERS Home Group

    Topic: Christian: It's Not What You Think

    Facilitator: Luke & Shelli Smithers

    Time: Sun. 3:30pm

  • Pajari/richardson home group

    Topic: Talk about the week's message

    Time: Tues. 6:30pm

  • Lamon Home group

    Topic: Follow Me

    Facilitator: Andy and Jodie Lamon

    Time: Tues. 6:30pm

  • Grief Share

    Topic: Support Group for those experiencing grief

    Facilitator: MaryAnn Thornton

    Time/Location: Mon. 6:30pm, Gateway Kids building

  • Middle School

    Topic: Bible Study

    Facilitators: Mark and Terri Smith

    Time/Location: Sun. 10:30am, Middle School Room

  • High School Leadership Team

    Topic: Next Generation Leaders

    Facilitators: Andy Lamon & Derek Thornton

    Time:Location: Sun. 4:15pm, Gateway Kids Building

  • Elementary Leadership Team

    Topic: 4th and 5th Grade leaders

    Facilitators: David Panitzke and team

    Time/Location: Wed. 5:00pm, Gateway Kids Building

  • SeAmless

    Topic: Women's bible study

    Facilitator: Nicole Smith

    Time/Location: Tues. 9:00am, Gateway Kids Building

  • Follow Me

    Topic: Men's Bible Study

    Facilitator: Andy Lamon

    Time/Location: Wed. 6:00am, Gateway Kids Building

  • Women's IF Group

    Topic: Following the Women's IF Gathering, Accountability group

    Facilitator: Jodie Lamon

    Time/Location: TBD

  • Kickball Team

    Topic: Effingham Co. Parks & Rec church league kickball team for adults

    Time/Location: Starting late Mar-Apr 2017 @ Macomber Park

  • Gateway Outdoors

    Topic: Camping Group with Church friends

    Facilitators: Jim and Jill Anderson

    Time: April 27-28, 2017

    @ Cowart's Methodist Retreat on Bunyon Kessler Road in Rincon

  • Habitat for Humanity construction team

    Topic: Construction volunteer team

    Time: Sat. 8:00am-2:00pm weekly

    Location: 3 Talmedge Dr in Rincon

  • Effingham Backpack Buddies

    Topic: Packing team

    Facilitators: Terri Smith and Trish Guetterman

    Time/Location: Thurs. 9:00am, Old Effingham County Middle School

  • Foster Care Support Team

    Topic: Support Foster Families with childcare, meals & encouragement

  • People Helping People

    Topic: Feed the homeless in Forsyth Park

    Facilitator: Amber Hall

    Time/Location: Sun. 1:00pm, Forsyth Park