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 - 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 the week of Jan 28th and will meet up to the 1st week of May. 

Mixed Groups

Group #1 – Grief Care

Tuesdays - Starts Jan. 30th - 6:30pm to 8:30pm • BCBC (Childcare available at $2 per child)

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. So, this is so helpful to be able to have a time each week for 13 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 -  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  - Crazy Love

Wednesdays at 6:30pm • The Schultz Home - Neuse Harbor

This group focuses on fellowship by inviting others to our home and helping to build relationships with a warm and conversational environment. Join us as we discuss biblical topics and experience small group fellowship. We will continue our study, and you can jump in at any time, with Crazy Love by Francis Chan. It will inspire us towards deeper love and passion in our relationship with Christ.

Leaders: Rich and Cheri Schultz– Rich is in the Marine Corps and Cheri works as a manager at Books a Million. They have been married for 22 years and they have 2 daughters. The Schultz’s enjoy family time and travel. They also love volunteering and are passionate about sharing their home and their hearts with likeminded Christians.

Group #3 –  “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 using 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 will use 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 is now a retired teacher and 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 would like to ride his bike across the USA. Both have attended BCBC for several years and look forward to meeting new friends in this group.

Group #4 - Gospel for Everyday Life

Mondays at 6:30p - Samperi Home 

This group gathers and has discussion from the sermons as a launching pad along  all other aspects of CLG Ministry in Bible Study, Fellowship, Prayer, Outreach and Service.

Leaders: Blake and Ashley Samperi - They have been married for 8 years with four children. They love family time and spending time a the beach.  Blake and Ashley love small group environment and  discipleship.

Group #5 – Marriage Enrichment Focus

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

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

Leaders: Joe and Denise Cornwall – they have been married for 28 years and have 5 grown children and 6 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 love connecting in their CLG fellowship .

Group #6 – Study Group on “Transformed”

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

Join us for a relaxing environment in connecting to encourage each other in our daily walk.  This season, we are using a Rick Warren. The world is shouting for our attention with answers to our relationship struggles, solutions to our financial trouble, and explanations to our search for meaning. But the world’s promises leave us empty and searching for more. God’s will is the only answer that promises to TRANSFORM our lives from the inside out..

Leaders: Chuck and Kathy Hoke – they have been married for 31 years and have an adult daughter.  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 books and healthy activities.

Group #7 - Young Adults (ages 18-25)

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. DIVE is a peer led group under the leadership of Pastor Phil and Patrick Lebo. They gather weekly and Sunday mornings to incite wonder, provoke discovery and fuel passion.

Patrick Lebo is a recent graduate from UNC - Asheville and served in the leadership with CRU and recently finished up an internship with Wycliffe. 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 

Sunday Mornings - 10:50am • BCBC Church House

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 us grow in the Lord and 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.  Kyle, a Wildlife Enforcement Officer, and Karis, a Physician Assistant, have been married for six years and they have one baby boy, Kase. They are very active in ministry with BCBC. David and Mallory have been married for seven years. They have one boy, 2 years old and twin baby girls. They enjoy going to the park. 

Group #9 – 33:3 Group (from Jeremiah 33:3) - Adult Group 

Meets on Sunday Mornings at 9:20am • BCBC Church House

This group meets on Sundays morning for those with irregular work schedules to enjoy the experience a small groups. They enjoy fellowship opportunities outside of Sunday Morning and dig into God’s Word with conversations to implement biblical principles to their daily lives.

Leaders: Jason and Regina Broadwell. They have married 14 years and have 6 kids. Activities enjoy camping and being with family. They love their group dynamic that facilitates a caring environment for sharing and ministering to all in the group.. 

Group #10 – Prayer Focused Group

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 meets to pray for current events, needs of the body, BCBC families, BCBC ministries, and each other.  Further, the group enjoys fellowship in ministering 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 works for a nonprofit promoting organizations with their stories. Barry and Kim enjoy family activities, fitness, and enjoy their three pets.

Group #11 – Parables of Jesus 

Wednesdays at 7pm • Taberna 

This Community Life Group loves to parse through God’s Word and dig into meaning and application for life today.  Join us as we discover together, build deeper connections and minister to each other in fellowship. 

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.

Women's Groups & Studies

Group #12  - Isaiah

Wednesdays 6:30pm - 8:30pm • Howry Home 

(Childcare available at $2 per child, or $5 for 3 or more kids) 

Discover how you, just like Isaiah, can stand strong in the face of attack, persevere in a faithful walk with God, and claim the tremendous promises He has provided. Learn together with us to observe and interpret the prophet’s message and apply it to your life. 

Leader: Tara Howry – Tara is married Jud, our Community Life Pastor, and has a desire to see women’s lives transformed by Christ’s love and help them to walk in their purpose to God’s glory.. She is a wife, mother, and professional educator. She has three children ranging in age from college graduate to high school freshman. 

Group #13  &  #14 

Women’s Study Group - “Lies Women Believe and the Truth That Sets Them Free” - 10-Week Study

Thursday mornings - 9:30am-11:30am at BCBC 

(Childcare available at $2 per child, or for 3 or more kids $5) 


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

We are all like Eve.  We have all experienced defeats and failures, trouble and turmoil.  We have all experienced a selfish heart, a shrewish spirit, anger, envy and bitterness.  And we ache to do things over, to have lives of harmony and peace.  Nancy Leigh DeMoss exposes those areas of deception most commonly believed by Christian women: lies about themselves, lies about sin, lies about their marriage, lies about their emotions and lies about their circumstances.  This study will shed light on how we can be delivered from bondage and set free to walk in God's grace, forgiveness, and abundant life.  This book offers the most effective weapon to counter and overcome Satan's deceptions - God's truth.

Morning Leader: Amanda Fahey is married to Jonathan and they have three boys 11, 8 and 4 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.

Evening 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.

Men's Groups / Studies

Group #15  - Men of Faith

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

If you are hungry to be all that God has created you to be, then come join us as we allow God’s Word to meet us where we are and challenge us to conform to His image. There are no pre-requisites required to attend and men are welcome to jump in at any time. Come ready to meet men willing to be real and authentic about their own walks with God. 

Leader:  Bill Fortney is married to Pam Fortney and they have 3 married daughters and have 6 grandchildren. Bill works at the Havelock campus with NCSU’s engineering program. Bill’s gift of teaching and passion for men’s ministry as well as ministering to couples is such a blessing to this body.  

Prayer Component - 6:00am -7:00am - months with 5 Tuesdays

Every 5th Tuesday of the year, come and link arms with other BCBC men as we pray for our brothers.

Breakfast Component - 6:30am - 7:30am 1st & 3rd Tuesday

Join us as we gather for great food and fellowship that helps “feed” authentic relationships with other men. 

Group #16 – Authentic Manhood Series - Volume 3

Wednesdays at 6:30pm • BCBC - (Childcare available at $2 per child, or for 3 or more kids $5) 

Join us on Wednesday evenings for a time to explore how to be the man God intended.  In the coming months, we are focused on Volume 3 in the series “33: A Journey to Authentic Manhood.  We will spend time encouraging each other while we build relationships with other men and explore how past hurts hinder our living in an authentic fashion today.  Join us in our desire is to grow closer to God and each other.  No pre-requisite to attend.  

Leader: Marty Lebo is married to Lora and they have 3 adult boys. Marty has a heart to work with men to realize their potential to be authentic men as God intended.  

Group #17 – Various Studies from our Right Now Media Resource

Thursdays at 11am - BCBC

This group of men are using our Right Now Media resource for discussion, application, 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 #18 – Men’s Study Group on the Book of Jeremiah

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

This group of men enjoy reading verse-by-verse through God’s Word to glean current life application and encouragement for each other.

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

We are excited about these groups to help you in your walk in Christ.
Contact Pastor Jud for questions 252-636-3378 or
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