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Life Groups

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Life groups are the heartbeat ministry of Mid Atlantic Community Church. Young and old can find a group to join and get connected with the MACC family. Life groups are a place where you can get to know a group of six to twelve people in a comfortable setting. There is a group to meet your individual needs; from connecting with new friends, learning more about our church, studying God’s Word, growing spiritually, to serving together in the community.

 

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MEN’S GROUPS

Colossians
Study: Colossians
Day: Wednesdays
Time of day: 6:45pm
Location: MACC
Contact person: Dave Dent dave.dent@themacc.org

Defying Normal
Study: “Defying Normal” Open the book of Daniel as we learn to soar above the status quo.
Day: Thursdays
Time of day: 7:00pm
Location: MACC
Contact person: Lew Schrumm lew@themacc.org
Bio: As the Lead Pastor at MACC, I love being challenged to study, understand and then apply God’s word. Living a radical life of faith integrity, and courage is my goal. Come, let’s learn together.

ADULTS

C.S. Lewis Associates Program
Study: C.S. Lewis Associates Program
Day: Every other Tuesday
Time of day: 6:30m
Location: MACC
Contact person: Gordon Babcock gwbabcock@gmail.com

The Book of James by Francis Chan
Study: “The Book of James” by Francis Chan
Day: Tuesday 
Time of day: 7:00pm
Location: Crofton
Contact person: Gus and Denise Pollack grpollak@verizon.net

The Book of James by Frances Chan

Study: “The Book of James” by Frances Chan
Day: Every other Friday
Time of day: 7:00pm
Location: TBD
Contact person: Tim and Teri Myer myersix@aol.com
Bio: Tim and Teri met when they were 8 years old.  Now they have four grown children, backyard chickens and lots of guitars.  They are both trained musicians and serve on the MACC worship team.  Some of their other interests include water-sports, cycling, cooking and eating good food with friends and sharing God’s word with others

“Glory Days” by Max Lucado
Study: “Glory Days” by Max Lucado
Day: 2nd and 4th Sunday
Time of day: 6:30pm
Location: TBD
Contact person: Bret and Trachelle Bennett  bret@7bennetts.com
Bio: The Bennett’s have four daughters, one son, one granddaughter and have been married for 30 years. The have home schooled all of their children and are very involved in MACC ministries. Trachelle is very involved in MOPS and the Women’s Ministry and Bret will occasionally pull out his kilt and perform.

In the Meantime by Andy Stanley

Study: “In the Meantime” by Andy Stanley
Day: Every other Friday
Time of day: 7:00pm
Location: TBD
Contact person: Rob and Khrista White elliott810@verizon.net

Parental Guidance Required

Study: “Parental Guidance Required” – Raising and guiding children of all ages
Day: Fridays (Dinner included)
Time of day: 6:30pm
Location: TBD
Contact person: Rob and Jennifer Reynolds rjr1011@yahoo.com
Bio:  Rob & Jennifer Reynolds are both public school teachers for Anne Arundel County.  Married for 15 years with three daughters ages 6, 10, & 13.  We are excited and looking forward to making life long connections with families as fellowship and we grow in God together.

Intentional Parenting
Study: “Intentional Parenting…10 ways to be an exceptional parent in a quick fix world”
Day: Every other Sunday
Time of day: 5:30pm
Location: MACC
Contact person: Matt and Jaclynn Willert Jshearer617@hotmail.com
Bio: Matt is a police officer in Fairfax and Jaclynn works part-time with pro athletes at IJM; the largest international anti-slavery ministry in the world, IJM rescues children, women and men from slavery, human trafficking and violence. They moved to Annapolis from Arlington to be closer to Jaclynn’s mom, and they have two little girls Belle (3) and Madison (9 months). They were both greatly impacted by small groups as adults and love getting to “do life” as part of a couples small group with awesome families at MACC!

Crazy Love
Study: “Crazy Love”
Day: Every other Friday
Time of day: 7:00pm
Location: TBD
Contact person: Tim and Gina Garcia theazgarciaz@att.net

Basics of Christianity
Study: “Basics of Christianity”
Day: Every other Friday
Time of day: 7:00pm
Location: TBD
Contact person: Bill and Jennifer Hatzfeld hatzfeld@hotmail.com

Romans
Study: Romans
Day: Every other Sunday
Time of day: 6:00pm
Location: Crofton
Contact person: Gordon and Rita Babcock rgbabcock2002@gmail.com

Experiencing God
Study: “Experiencing God”
Day: 2nd and 3rd Monday
Time of day: 7:00pm
Location: MACC
Contact person: Elmer Dengler gardening@themacc.org.

1st Samuel
Study: 1st Samuel
Day: 2nd and 4th Friday
Time of day: 7:00pm
Location: Crofton
Contact person: Andre Barnes abarnes1776@yahoo.com or Jessica Barnes jessica.barnes@yahoo.com

STUDENTS

Middle School & High School Youth Group
Study: “Acts”
Day: Middle School – Friday’s
High School – Sunday’s
Time of day: 6:00pm
Location: MACC
Contact person: Joe Heinrichs joe@themacc.org  and Jenny Bossa jenniferbossa@gmail.com
Bio: The youth leaders for XREVOX Student Ministry will be leading small groups for middle and high school. Jenny Bossa, Emily Myers, Max Myers, Mike Paddy, and others will be walking through the book of Acts during the school year.  We love digging into God’s Word with teenagers and look forward to the upcoming year.

Financial Peace University for Teens (High School)
Study: “Generation Change” (a.k.a., Financial Peace University for Teens)
Day: Sundays
Time of day: 6:00pm
Location: MACC – Room 243, limit 20 students
Contact person: Mitch Ekstrom mecaekstrom@aim.com
Bio: Mitch retired after 30 years with the U.S.Coast Guard and now works for the Navy.  He has taught FPU 39 times, was privileged to help pilot the original Generation Change course and has lead the updated version four times.

SENIORS

Study on Romans – Senior Group
Study: Romans
Day: 1st and 3rd Wednesday
Time of day: 10:00am
Location: TBD
Contact person: Carol and George Anderson georgeandcarol16@verizon.net

MILITARY & CIVIL SERVICE

Courageous Faith
Study: “Courageous Faith: Life Lessons from Old Testament Heroes”
Day: TBD
Time of day: 7:00pm
Location: TBD
Contact person: Eric and Kate Hulse katherinetoennies@yahoo.com
BIO: Kate and Eric will soon be celebrating 5 years of marriage and 13 years in the Navy. Originally from St.Louis and Kansas City, they live the transient military lifestyle while doing their best to serve God and their community. They are starting this group to bring Service Members and their families at The MACC closer together and closer to Christ.

Because I’m Suitable
Study: “Because I’m Suitable” The Journey of a wife on Duty
Day: Twice a month
Time of day: TBD
Location: TBD
Contact person: Kristen Bradenbraden kristen@gmail.com
Bio: I am mom of a 2 year old girl and wife of a police officer. I am learning and growing in my walk with Jesus. I have found that this “police wife life” can be difficult at times and that doing it with God has made all the difference. I hope that others will take comfort in the fellowship this group brings as we do this life together!

Living Life Well
Study: “Living Life Well”, various discussions
Day: 2nd Saturday of Every Month (Dinner)
Time of day: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: TBD
Contact person: Jake and Katie Larkee katielarkee@gmail.com

WOMEN’S GROUPS

A Fruitful Life
Study: “A Fruitful Life”
Day: Thursdays
Time of day: 9:15am OR 7:00pm
Location: MACC
Contact person: Morning session – Christina Padgett (chrissypadg@gmail.com) or Theresa Shay (Theresa_shay@yahoo.com) for the Evening Session.

The Fellowship Marathon a Study of 1st John
Study: The Fellowship Marathon a Study of 1st John
Day: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays
Time of day: 7:00pm
Location: Bowie
Contact person: Carol Anderson georgeandcarol16@verizon.net

Doughnuts and Do Nots
Study: “Doughnuts and Do Nots”, The 10 Commandments
Day: 2nd and 4th Sunday
Time of day: 12:30pm
Location: TBD
Contact person: Debbie Sanchez d3chickies@gmail.com
Bio: Debbie Sanchez is passionate about the Spirit of the law. Praise singing, poetry loving, cookie baking mother of three cool kids.

MOPS
Study: MOPS*
Day: Two Fridays a month
Time of day: 9:30am
Location: MACC
Contact person: Tiffany Kohout  maccmops@gmail.com

MOMS Next

Study: MOMS Next
Day: 1st and 3rd Wednesday
Time of day: 9:30am
Contact person: Chadren Aten chadren78@gmail.com and Jen Martin jbird523@verizon.net
Bio: Chadren Aten is a married stay-at-home mother of three. She loves reading books, watching movies and going on adventures with her family. Jen Martin is a married stay-at-home mom to three children. She is involved in MACC’s Thursday morning Women’s study. She loves Beth Moore Bible studies, movies of all kinds and all things that come with Autumn weather.

Hannah’s Hope
Study: “Hannah’s Hope”, Support for infertility, miscarriage, infant/child/adoption loss
Day: 1st & 3rd Wednesday
Time of day: 7:00pm
Location: TBD
Contact person: Erin Shaw ekshawrn@gmail.com
Bio: I’m Erin, wife to Kevin, homeschooling Mama to Kaitlyn, NICU nurse on weekends.  Fierce lover of babies, kids, friends, life and Jesus.  Oh, and coffee.  So much coffee.  And hugs.  And Our Father; I am always and forever His Beloved.  I try my hardest to be real, honest, and I’m often awkward, but always full of love.  I’m excited to see what this year holds for us!

YOUNG ADULTS

Led by Example
Study: “Led by Example”
Day: 1st and 3rd Wednesday, with an activity on every 5th Wednesday
Time of day: 7:00 pm
Location: MACC
Contact person: AJ Miller youngadults@themacc.org.

Ephesians
Study: Ephesians
Day: 2nd and 4th Wednesday
Time of day: 7:00 pm
Location: TBD
Contact person: AJ Miller youngadults@themacc.org.

Book of James by Francis Chan

Study: “Book of James” by Francis Chan
Day: Tuesday’s
Time of day: 7:30pm
Location: TBD
Contact person: Elaine and Jonathan Friend friend.elaine93@gmail.com

MARRIAGE

“Transformed” by Rick Warren
Study: “Transformed” by Rick Warren
Day: 2nd and 4th Thursday
Time of day: 7:00pm
Location: Bowie
Contact person: Carol and George Anderson georgeandcarol16@verizon.net

“5 Love Languages” by Gary Chapman
Study: “5 Love Languages” by Gary Chapman
Day: 1st and 3rd Saturday
Time of day: 6:30pm
Location: MACC
Contact person: Marie and James Londot marieml963@aol.com
Bio: James and Marie have been married for 16 years and have 2 children, Ashley 10 and Adam 9. James and Marie grew up in Bowie, MD.  Now they have lived in Anne Arundel County for 6 years.  James currently runs his own landscaping company and Marie is a stay at home mom.  Marie works at her kids’ school as a Lunch/Recess monitor twice a week and volunteers at her children’s school.

Dave & Patti Smith Study
Study: TBD
Day: 1st and 3rd
Wednesday
Time of day: 6:30pm
Location: Edgewater
Contact person: Pastor Dave and Patti Smith Dave@themacc.org
Bio: Dave and Patti have been married for 19 years and have one son Colby who is 13.  Dave is the Worship Pastor at the MACC and Patti is the lower school librarian at Annapolis Area Christian School.  They have been leading life groups as a couple for over 17 years and look forward to deepening their faith in Christ along with strengthening their marriage through this next study.

LOCAL MISSION

Light House Shelter – Volunteer Group
(Great activity for Life Groups & Families!)
Serving: Several different opportunities available
Day: Flexible Volunteer Schedule
Location: Light House – Homeless Prevention Center
Contact person: Scott Steers scott@macc.church
Bio: Scott has been involved in local missions and working with the Light House Shelter for many years and is the Light House “Church Liaison” for MACC. In addition to Scott’s local mission activities, he supports churches by supplying them with worship leaders & musicians via his worship ministry network. He is also the webmaster for MACC and is one of the worship leaders for MACC’s Celebrate Recovery.

FINANCE

“Financial Peace University” by Dave Ramsey
Study:  “Financial Peace University” by Dave Ramsey
Day: Sundays
Time of day: 9:15am
Location: MACC
Contact person: Mitch Ekstrom mecaekstrom@aim.com
Bio: Mitch retired after 30 years with the U.S.Coast Guard and now works for the Navy.  He has been privileged to coordinate these three classes dozens of times since he and his wife, Cheryl began walking out the FPU principles in Sep of 2009.  Through it all, they’ve seen biblical finance bless four generations of their families and scores of folks both inside and outside of MACC.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY

Celebrate Recovery
Study: Celebrate Recovery
Day: Friday’s
Time of day: 7:00pm
Location: MACC
Contact person: Dave Dent dave.dent@themacc.org
*Child care available
Bio: The Celebrate Recovery leadership team is made up of men and women who have received God’s grace and healing for a matter in their own life.  These men and women realize the power and stand ready to help others (2 Corinthians 1:3-7).  They are passionate about pointing others to Christ for hope and healing.

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