Life groups


We are created by God for community and to live life with one another. This is the purpose of “Life Groups,” to have a group of people where we can live out “life” with one another through sharing meals, studying scripture, praying together, and sharing the burdens of life with one another.


John 13:34-35:
"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.  By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."

Depending on the group, most Life Groups meet either weekly or every other week from September through May with some off time around holidays. Each Life Group meets in different areas within our community at times that tend to work best for those in the group.

Sunday evening Life Groups meet from 5:30-7:15pm and childcare is provided during this time on site at the church so that parents with small children can participate in a Life Group. Infants through 5th graders participate in MetroKids Club while 6th through 8th graders go to Jr. SLAM.  Drop off begins at 5:15pm and pick-up is at 7:30 pm.



LIFE Groups & Leaders:

Nate & Kate Arnold
Kim & Janice Gissendanner

Sunday nights 5:30-7:15p.m.
Crowfield Plantation

Todd & Kelly Billman
Sunday nights 5:30-7:15p.m.
Cane Bay Plantation

Howard & Alleyn Cole
2nd & 4th Tuesdays 7:30pm to 9p.m.
Carnes Crossroads off 17Main
Goose Creek/Summerville

Ryan & Susan Davies
Alex & Karly Cortez

Sunday nights 5:30-7:15p.m.
Crowfield Plantation

Lee & Wendy Inocente
Sunday afternoons 1p.m.-2:30p.m.



Brian & Amy Kath
Most Sunday nights 5:30-7:15p.m.
Goose Creek/Summerville line

Scott & Janece Martin
Howard & Alleyn Cole

Most Sunday nights at 5:30-7:15p.m.
Carnes Crossroads off 17Main
at the Cole home

Roban & Athena Mears
Alan & Peggy Benson
Sunday nights 5:30-7:15p.m.
Goose Creek off the 52

Chuck & Renee Rhoads
Most Sunday nights at 5:30-7:15p.m.
Carnes Crossroads off 17 Main at
the Aban home

Chris & Sarah Cates
Alternate Tuesdays @7:30p.m.-9:30p.m.
Hanahan in Tanner Plantation

college life group

Our ministry to those in college includes a bi-weekly time to eat together and to discuss spiritual issues as well as scheduled group hang outs and activities. Ages 18-23. For those post-college, married or unmarried with no children, see below for 20/30 Life Group.

Come check us out or shoot us a text at 301-928-4679 or e-mail Chris and Sarah Cates at

20/30 Life group


This Life Group is specifically designed for those in their 20s/30s that are post-college age but not yet ready to enter a weekly Life Group. This individual is in the work force, married or unmarried and without children. Any student in the traditional college age years (18-23) will be encouraged to attend the College Life Group group that meets on alternate Tuesday nights. Working adults in their early 20's not attending traditional college are encouraged to attend either group or both groups for support. 

We meet on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month from 7:30p.m. to 9p.m. (Cole's residence) and occasional social activities. If you are interested in joining this group, please email Howard at with any questions and/or suggestions.