Community Life Groups

A Family that Grows Together

Join in to develop new and/or strengthen existing relationships through Community Life Groups (CLG).  CLG's edify each other, encourage growth and strive to maintain an outward focus while applying Biblical teaching and principles in their real-world daily lives. 

Our small group ministry known as Community Life Groups (CLG) meet for two seasons of the year: Spring and Fall. 

Coming Up this Spring - Community Life Groups

BCBC Community Life Groups

              Connecting, Living, and Growing

BCBC CLG’s are designed to develop new and strengthen existing bonds through Christian fellowship.  Benefits are:

Connecting:  To God and Each Other

Living:  Doing Life Together

Growing:  in Faith and Relationships 

Simply, building relationships through Christian fellowship as we reach out to our community.

All groups start Feb 1st unless otherwise noted 

NEW OPPORTUNITY with Group #1 – Grief Recovery

Tuesdays - Starts Jan 31st - 7pm to 9pm • BCBC (Childcare available at $2 per child)

This is a time set aside each week for 8 weeks to help heal from loss.  The sessions reinforce and equip recovery in grieving from many types of loss. Materials cost is $10.  

Facilitator: Mary Helen Barwick - Mary Helen is a new member of BCBC.  She has two grown daughters and eight grandchildren and enjoys spending time with her family.  Mary Helen is a certified grief recovery specialist, a proud ECU Pirate and also a graduate of Regent University.


Group #2  - Laughing Your Way to a Better Marriage

Wednesday’s at 6:30p – 8p at BCBC (Childcare available at $2 per child)

The first of the year is a great time to take a look under the hood of your marriage. We are offering an opportunity for you to check and fine tune the levels of critical components like communication, companionship, intimacy, and a better understanding of yourself and your spouse. Every Wednesday night, we will explore our marriages using the DVD series “Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage.”

Please contact Bill (252-514-5956) or Pam (252-671-7636) Fortney with questions. 


Group #3 –  Study called, “In His Image” 

Wednesdays at 6:30pm • Brice’s Creek Area

A study considering our unique creation as human beings and applying to the Body of Christ. Join this group as they grow together and consider our unique creation as human beings.  

We will use the Christian Classic “In the Likeness of God” by Dr. Paul Brand and Philip Yancey  to learn

more about our special part in the Body of Christ. This group enjoys fellowship and study to “stimulate 

one another to love and good deeds.”

Leaders: Greg and Mary Golike - Mary and Greg are the parents of three grown children (Jon and wife Emily, Eric and Monica).  Mary teaches fourth grade but dreams of being a botanist and wants to finish her healthy foods cookbook.  Greg works in engineering but dreams of being a symphony conductor and wants to ride his bike across the USA. Both have attended BCBC for several years and look forward to growing together as a group this spring.


Group #4 – Homebuilders - Connecting Group 

1st and 3rd Fridays of every month at 6:30pm • The Knapps Home - Croatan Area just passed Riverdale off of 70 East

This group focuses on inviting others to this home and help in building relationships with a warm and conversational environment. Join us as we discuss biblical topics and experience small group fellowship. 

Leaders: Roy and Lindsey Knapp – Roy is in the Marine Corps and Lindsey cares for the family and they have been married for 11 years and they have 4 vibrant boys. They enjoy sports, fitness, family time and passionate about outreach for Jesus!  


Group #5 – Marriage Enrichment Focus

Wednesdays at 6:30pm • Heart of Havelock/Cherry Point

This group is focuses on studies that invest into your marriage. This will be a blessing for your marriage and connecting with other couples with this Havelock/Cherry Point group and serve BCBC and the community.   

Leaders: Joe and Denise Cornwall – they have been married for 27 years and have 5 grown children and 4 grandchildren.  Joe enjoys woodworking so much so that upon retiring from the Marine Corps, he opened his own shop. Denise runs their woodworking business and has a business of her own. They are eager and committed in this CLG fellowship .


Group #6 – Marriage Enrichment with “Art of Marriage” (6 sessions)

Fridays at 6:30pm  • Brice’s Creek Area - Starts Feb 3rd

This group is focusing on studies for investing into your marriage with a date night atmosphere. This will be a blessing for your marriage and connecting with other couples. This group will be a great time of date night for your marriage to introduce marriage topics to you or just refresh your marriage.   

Leaders: Chuck and Kathy Hoke – they have been married for 30 years and have a daughter that is married now.  Chuck works on the Air Station and enjoys projects around the house as well as traveling with his wife. Along with enjoying traveling, Kathy is enjoying Air Force and Government Employee retirement to delve in writing and health activities.


Group #7 – Water’s Edge - Young Adults (ages 18-23)

Tuesdays at 7pm & Sunday Mornings at 9:20am • BCBC & Various Places 

This is an ongoing Christian community group for young adults with Brice’s Creek Bible Church. WE is a peer led group under the leadership of Pastor Phil and our intern, Caleb Mabe. They gather weekly and Sunday mornings to incite wonder, provoke discovery and fuel passion.

BCBC Intern: Caleb Mabe - Caleb is the facilitator to engage young adults and help to bridge our youth to entering into adulthood.  Caleb is BCBC attender since birth. We are grateful to have him interning in this capacity for kingdom growth to be able to equip and minister to our young adults in their walk with Christ.


Group #8 – The Well 

Sundays - 10:50am • BCBC 

The Well is a great opportunity for young families, college graduates and careerist in:

CONNECTING - small group involvement on Sunday mornings as well as formal and informal social gathering opportunities outside of Sunday mornings. 

GROWING - offering studies on topics that help engage our culture.

SENDING - being strategic in outreach ministry that engages this community and beyond in social media, fellowship and special events for kingdom growth. 

Leaders are: Kyle and Karis van Althuis; and David and Mallory White


Group #9 – Women’s Study Group

Wednesdays 6:30pm - 8:30pm • BCBC  (Childcare available at $2 per child)

*February 22, we will begin an 8 week mentoring program to encourage and build one another up in our daily commitment and relationship with our Lord and Savior.  We will begin the first four weeks working through Jen Wilkin's book, Women of the Word; we will then transition to further in depth personal study of the book of Philippians using Simple Peace in Philippians by Steve Young, former missionary to Mexico.

**After Easter, we will finish the spring with an 8 week study called Restless, by Jennie Allen.  Restless "gives women a practical plan to identify the threads of their life and how to intentionally weave them together for God's glory and purposes."

Leader: Marie Bobbett - Marie is a woman with a heart for building Christ centered relationships with other women. She has four daughters ranging in the junior high to college ages. She loves being a mom and homemaker.


Group #10  - Mom’s Group

Thursday mornings - 9:30am-11:30am at BCBC (Childcare available at $2 per child) 

STARTS: Feb 2nd

This time of study is on “The Power of a Positive Mom” by Karol Ladd.  Every mom feels a profound sense of responsibility in knowing that how she parents her children now will have long lasting - even eternal - implications. The study offers seven time-tested principles from the trenches of motherhood. Moms will learn the power of words and how we use them positively, how to create and offer life - changing prayers for out 

children and herself, how to grow an attitude of gratitude in children and much more!

Leader: Amanda Fahey is married to Jonathan and they have three boys 10, 7 and 3 years old.  She is involved with children's ministry and is passionate about working with children and their families.  She loves being outdoors, sewing and being creative in her spare time.


Group #11 - Women’s Study on “Believing Jesus”

Thursday evenings at the Pettis’ home (Longleaf Pines Neighborhood), 6:30pm - 8:30pm  

In this 8 session series, Lisa Harper retraces the steps of the apostles in the book of Acts, while throwing in a few of her own crazy adventures along the way.  The disciples didn't have much of a road map after Jesus ascended to heaven, but God's grace and spirit filled in the gaps as they moved forward.  It required their willingness to risk everything to establish a new community that would change the future world.  Are you willing to risk everything?

Leader: Barb Pettis, married 32 years to Bob, and has four adult children. Barb serves the Lord in many capacities of BCBC ministry to include our greeter ministry, our community events and in BCBC’s Nativity Drive Through. She enjoys refurbishing old furniture and decorating.


Group #12  - Men’s Group - Authentic Manhood Series

2nd & 4th Tuesdays from 6am – 7am at BCBC 

Do you have a clear and compelling vision of what it really means for you to be the man God created you to be? Join with other men hungry to be all that God has created them to be and learn the principles of authentic biblical manhood and encourage each other to follow them. Again, the group will meet every second and fourth Tuesday from 6:00 – 7:00 AM and will go through the series “33: A Journey to Authentic Manhood” ( 

Leader:  Bill Fortney 


Group #13 – Men’s Group  - Authentic Manhood Series

Wednesdays at 6:30pm • BCBC (Childcare available at $2 per child)

Join us on Wednesday evenings for a time of study, fellowship, prayer, and building relationships. This season of study, we are focused on study from the Right Now Media with “33: A Journey to Authentic Manhood for encouraging us to be authentic with ourselves and each other for awesome accountability to be all that God calls us to be. 

Leader: Cory Farnham – Cory is married to Kim and they are active in BCBC with music ministry, computer aided ministry, children’s ministries and service projects. They have four children.

Co-Lead: Mike Black.  I am married to a wonderful woman Camille and we recently celebrated 12 years of marriage, his daughter Olivia will be sixteen this year. Mike works on Cherry Point and Camille at the Craven Regional Airport. Mike’s passion is for people, enjoys learning, reading, teaching, working out and helping anyone in need. His life verses are Proverbs 3: 5-6.


Group #14 – Men’s Group on Various Studies from our Right Now Media Resource

Thursdays at 11:30m - BCBC

Currently,  this group of men is using the leadership section of the Right Now Media resource for current application in everyday life as men in discussion, encouragement and prayer.

Leader: Bob Pettis - Bob is married to Barb and they have four adult children. Bob enjoys missions and helps lead our Honduras Missions opportunity. They enjoy family activities and serving an many ways in supporting BCBC’s vision.


Group #15 – Men’s Study on the Book of Revelation

1st and 3rd Monday’s of the month at 7pm - BCBC

This group of men enjoy reading verse-by-verse through God’s Word for current life application.

Leader: Bill Luper - Bill has a great depth of life experiences and has a passion to encourage men in their walk with Christ. Bill has enjoyed his career in the insurance profession and enjoys playing golf and time with family. He is involved with various ministries including the Men’s Ministry and AWANA.


Group #16 – Prayer Focus

Wednesdays at 6:30pm - 7:30pm • Host Home is Betty Jo Jones located New Bern in the Colonial Heights Neighborhood off of Trent Road. 

Interested in participating in devoted time of prayer? This group’s emphasis is on prayer for current events, BCBC families, needs of this local body, BCBC ministries, and prayer for each other as well as edifying fellowship to minister to each other.

Leader: Pastor Barry, our Senior Pastor - Married to Kim and they have two adult children. Their son is recently married and works with Polaris, an organization combatting human trafficking that lobbies for legislation on Capitol Hill, and their daughter is a news anchor for a Blacksburg, Virginia broadcasting station. Barry and Kim enjoy family activities, fitness, and walks with Gibbs, their labrador.


Group #17 – Bible Study Focus - James

Wednesdays at 7pm • Taberna 

This Community Life Group loves to parse through the Holy Bible  and dig into meaning for life today.  

Join us as we discover together. 

Leader: Ken Weltz - Ken is married to Dot, and they have two adult ladies both married. They are so excited and blessed with their 4 grandchildren and enjoy every opportunity to be with them. Ken enjoys fitness and golf as well as traveling with Dot.


Group #18 – Bible Study Group on Revelation 

Wednesdays at 7pm /  Greenbrier  (near Craven Community College) 

Come be a part of this verse-by-verse study through books of the Holy Bible. 

Leader: Bill Luper - Bill and his wife, Tess, have been leading small group ministry for many years and have great joy in all the opportunities at BCBC.


Group # 19 – Study with “Everybody is Normal Till You Get to Know Them”

Wednesday’s at 6:45p – Goodmans Hosting  (Childcare available at $2 per child at BCBC)

Starting in March 1st

This 10 session class is focused toward those new with us, and it can even be a refreshing class for BCBC leaders too. Using the book by John Ortberg helps to promote our BCBC culture and deepen your sense of community.  There are no normal people. We are all weird. This study reveals God’s purpose for community and how we are designed for community. Ortberg says it as, “God’s dream for community encompasses the redemption of all spheres of life.”

Leader: Pastor Jud – Married to Tara and serves at BCBC as the Community Life Pastor. They have three children. Jud is a retired marine and continues education at Regent University. 


***Easy sign up, CLICK HERE and give your info, Name, Phone Number, Email and the Group Number.
We are excited about these groups to help you in your walk in Christ.