What are Connect Groups?
Connect Groups are the small group ministry at 360, and they are the best way to get connected into our community. Our Connect Groups:
- Are focused around shared passions and interests. It's easy to build relationships with people that share your interests. Our groups are designed to bring people together in a way that allows them to grow in an accommodating environment.
- Meet every other week. We respect your schedule. We know that life gets busy, and we want you to have time for the relationships that matter.
- Are designed for closer community. Our weekend message provide the basis for our Connect Groups, enabling them to continue the conversation in a way that leads to long-term life change.
360 CONNECT GROUPS
All Connect Groups meet at their designated time every other week. (The meeting time is listed with each Connect group description)
This is a group designed to specifically challenge men to grow into the man that God created them to be.
As a married couple, God calls us to be one (2B1). This is a group of couples devoted to strengthening their own marriages 2 Become 1 and empowering other couples to be the same.
This group focuses on women strengthening one another in their faith walk.
A.I.M. (Axioms in Motion)Leader: Paul RademakerMeets on Saturday mornings
This group of men comes together to inspire and challenge one another in body, mind and spirit. They use study materials, as well as challenging physical activities to accomplish this. From Hebrews 4:12: "For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart."
Action360Leader: Lyman and Nancy RobertsMeets on Wednesday evenings
This group meets to encourage and build up its members through involvement in the church both on Sundays and during the week.
CultivateLeader: Scott and Stephanie HaynesMeets on Thursday Evenings
This is a group of parents with young children who support one another in building and strengthening their families.
Empty NestersLeader: John HofstraMeets on Thursday evenings
This group supports, challenges, and encourages one another as they enter the "empty nest" season of life.
EphesiansLeader: Dave & Barb KouklMeets on Thursday evenings
By learning how to read the Bible, we can learn how to better apply it to our lives. As we study Galatians, we also learn how to study the rest of scripture.
Five StonesLeader: Jan MazerMeets on Mondays
Learning as a group to live lives that illustrate counter-culture claims of Jesus Christ.
GenerationsLeader: Justin BanisterMeets on Tuesday Evenings
This is a mutli-generational men’s groups who gather to develop relationships, get to know one another, and walk together towards a deeper faith.
GenesisLeader: Rocky MillerMeets on Thursday Evenings
This group is for people whose lives have been affected by addictions. They encourage each other to remain faithful in their journey with Jesus, whether they are in recovery or love someone who is.
As women, we find ourselves having many different roles: Friends, daughters, neighbors, some of us as wives, some of us as mothers. This group challenges and encourages one another in how we might impact the Kingdom from within the relationships and roles we have.
His HandsLeader: Deb CurveloMeets on Wednesday Evenings
His Hands is a group of both deaf and hearing people who desire to grow in their Christian faith. We communicate using our hands—American Sign Language and also love one another with helping hands. Gatherings include discussing Sunday sermon, applying scripture to our everyday lives, sharing our hearts and praying for one another.
IgniteLeader: Doris SchweppeMeets on Meets Tuesday Evenings
Because we strongly believe in the power of prayer and the need that we have for more time spent going before God, this group is dedicated to praying for the people of 360, leaders and the ministries of 360, as well as for our country and national leaders, and for the world.
Imagine…TogetherLeader: Sarah Aung-DinMeets on Monday evenings
Working with the Sarasota Medical Pregnancy Center, this groups develops small circle relationships with moms at the center who need encouragement.
Inside360Leader: Barry and Shay BarnettMeets on Monday evenings
This group focuses on caring for each other and serving within the church in a variety of ways, jumping in to help wherever needed.
Men360Leader: Matt NicholsMeets on Wednesday evenings
This group focuses on learning, teaching, encouraging one another to be the father and husband God would have the to be.
PrayerLeader: Dean and Terri BurnsideMeets on Sunday evenings
This group focuses on intercessory prayer for 360 Church and beyond. This includes prayer for the 360 Vision, staff, and people, along with our community, nation, and world.
Sharing SistersLeader: Vicki PeacockMeets on Monday evenings
A group of ladies with a passion to love on those who are homebound, hospitalized, or in nursing homes.
SojournersLeader: Danny and Inez MarlowMeets on Thursday evenings
This is a group for "Snowbirds" and seasonal 360 attendees. They meet from November through May.
Sojourners IILeader: Martin NewbyMeets on Tuesday evenings
This is a group for “Snowbirds” and seasonal 360 attendees. They meet from November through May.
The Bradenton 12Leader: Scott and Jeanne HamiltonMeets on Monday evenings
This group exists to provide a way for our couples who live in Bradenton to have community that enriches and challenges one another.
Three StrandsLeader: Josh and Ally MyersMeets on Tuesday evenings
This is a group for parents with young children. Many of them serve in our 360Kids department on Sunday mornings.