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.
BCBC Community Life Groups
Connecting, Living, and Growing
BCBC CLG’s are designed to develop new and strengthen existing bonds through Christian fellowship. CLG Focus:
Connecting to God and Each Other
Living Life Together
Growing in Faith and Relationships
Simply, building relationships through Christian fellowship as we reach out to our community.
All groups will reconvene between the week of February 3rd and the 1st week of May.
These Groups will kick off this season with 40 Days of Prayer from Feb 3rd through March 14th equivalent of 6 weeks of CLG’s this Spring.
JOIN IN A GROUP to participate with us for our focus on 40 Days of Prayer!
THEN, the Groups listed below are by locations and topic that will be following the 40 Days of Prayers! Please sign up via website, or by email, or sign up in our fellowship hall, or contact our Community LIfe Pastor.
NEW Group #1 - Marriage Focus Group
Wednesdays at 6:30pm • BCBC
This group will start off with marriage material from Family Life called, “the art of marriage.” It presents God’s design for marriage. Marriage, the way God intended it to be is a true art form. The Art of Marriage weaves together expert teaching, real life stories, humorous vignettes, and more to portray bother the challenges and the beauty of God’s design.
Leaders: David and Alisa Dear – They have been married eight years and enjoy delving into marriage studies to help their marriage and now look forward to edifying others with this CLG. They have their own laser-engraving business, and enjoy being able to work from home. In their downtime they enjoy relaxing on the beach, biking, kayaking, visiting parks and museums, and exploring eastern North Carolina.
Group #2 - “Truth Project” by Focus on the Family
Thursday’s at 6:30p – 8:30p - Riverbend Area at the Elliott’s Home
This study is a DVD based study to equip believers with a comprehensive biblical worldview. There are 12 -one-hour sessions that discuss in detail God’s design for living out our Christian worldview in our daily lives. This is a great way to jump in with those in this community for doing life together by supporting and encouraging each other. Join us!
Leaders: Luke and Susanna Elliott – they have been married for 31 years and have 1 grown child, Noah, who is currently serving in the Army. Luke has been a family physician for 26 years. When not in the clinic he enjoys gardening, eating and just relaxing. Susanna is a veterinarian technician by training but now runs the household. They are eager and look forward to connecting with you.
Group #3 – “Truth Project” by Focus on the Family
Fridays at 6:30pm • Brice’s Creek Area
This great study and date night environment will surely be a wonderful encouragement for you and you as a couple. More about this study, it is a DVD based study to equip believers with a comprehensive biblical worldview. There are 12 one-hour sessions that discuss in detail God’s design for living out our Christian worldview in our daily lives. This is a great way to jump in with those in this community for doing life together by supporting and encouraging each other. Join us!
Leaders: Chuck and Kathy Hoke – they have been married for 33 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, crafts and healthy activities.
Group #4 – Reaching Out Focus
Wednesday’s at 6:45p – Goodman’s Home ( close proximity to the church)
(Childcare available at $2 per child, or for 3 or more kids $5)
This group invites you to connect with them, encourage each other, while working to hone your God story to engage others by incorporating your story into your conversations within daily living to reach out in our community. They will be focusing to support each other in being more intentional within your sphere of influence for Jesus.
Hosts: Rick and Lisa Goodman - Rick serves as an elder overseeing the properties and building maintenance for BCBC. Lisa is active in many children’s ministries. Rick and Lisa have 3 daughters and a son.
Leader: Matt Davis - Matt enjoys God’s creation, ministering to the body, evangelism and fitness. He continually serves this body in many facets and helps Rick Goodman with upkeep at the BCBC Annex (the Barn).
Group #5 - Gospel for Everyday Life
Mondays at 6:30pm - Longleaf Pines Area
This group gathers and connects through 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, email: or - They have been married for 9 years with four children. They love family time and spending time a the beach. Blake and Ashley love small group environment and discipleship.
Group #6 – 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, email: They have been married for 28 years and have 5 grown children and 7 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 #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 - Patrick is a recent graduate from UNC - Asheville and served in the leadership with Intervarsity and recently finished up an internship with Wycliffe. We are grateful to have him interning in this capacity for kingdom growth seeking to equip and minister to our young adults.
Group #8 – Acts 4:13 Adult Group
Meets on Sunday Mornings at 9:20am • BCBC Church House
This group meets on Sundays morning to be available for those with irregular work schedules as well as help new people to BCBC connect with us and experience deeper connection in small group. They enjoy fellowship opportunities outside of Sunday Morning and dig into God’s Word with dialogue to implement biblical principles to their daily lives.
Leaders: Ken Newlon - Ken, a retired Marine, is married to Cheryl and they have two adult daughters. One daughter is recently married and their other daughter recently graduating high school.
Group #9 – 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 #10 – 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 thankful to be blessed with their 7 grandchildren and enjoy every opportunity to be with them. Ken enjoys golf and Dot enjoys sewing and embroidery.
Group #11 - Connection Focus
Tuesday’s- 6:30pm @ Fortney’s Home
With all aspects of BCBC Community Life Groups, we are focused on encouraging deeper connecting with God and with each other.
Leaders: Bill and Pam Fortney - They have 3 married daughters and have 7 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.
WOMEN”S GROUPS & STUDIES
Group #12 - Women’s Group - Daniel’s Prayer
Wednesdays 6:30pm - 8:30pm • Howry Home
(Childcare available at $2 per child, or $5 for 3 or more kids)
Join us on Wednesday evenings for a time to explore deepening our personal time with the Lord and being an encouragement to each other. We spend time encouraging each other as we build relationships and apply God’s Word into our lives. Join us in our desire to grow closer to God and each other.
No pre-requisite to attend.
Leader: Tara Howry - Tara is married to 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 - Women’s Study Group -Stronger: Finding Home In Fragile Places By Angela Thomas-Pharr
Thursday mornings - 9:30am-11:30am at BCBC
(Childcare available at $2 per child, or for 3 or more kids $5)
God is greater than every struggle you will ever face. Every. Single. One. Today, because of Christ, you can live stronger. This 7-session study will guide you into biblical truth so you can live a confident, transformed, Christ-radiating life marked by His strength. .
Leader: Amanda Fahey, has been married to Jonathan for 15 years 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.
Group #14 - Women’s Group
Thursday evenings at the Pettis’ home (Longleaf Pines Neighborhood), 6:30pm - 8:30pm
This is a group of ladies that study God Word and encourage each other. Join us on Thursday evenings for a time to explore all God has for us. We spend time encouraging each other while we build relationships with other women and apply God’s Way into our lives. Join us in our desire to grow closer to God and each other. No pre-requisite to attend.
Leader: Barb Pettis, married 33 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 #15 - Women’s Group -Kitchen Table Bible Study
Tuesday mornings, 9:30-11:00 a.m.—Home of Kim Teague (1104 Park Drive, New Bern)
- No childcare available
Come gather around the kitchen table on Tuesday mornings from 9:30-11:00, beginning February 5th, as we look into God’s word and encourage one another. After the church-wide six week study on prayer, we will do a five week study on the book of Esther. We’ll use John Stewart’s Esther: Living by Faith. Esther was a woman who followed God’s will and trusted Him in the midst of tremendously challenging circumstances. Join us as we seek to learn how to apply God’s word to challenging circumstances in our own lives.
Leader: Kim Teague - Kim is married to Barry, and they have an adult daughter, son, and daughter-in-law. Kim enjoys writing and jogging.
MEN’S GROUPS / STUDIES
Group #16 – Men’s Group
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. We spend time encouraging each other while we build relationships with other men and apply God’s Way into our lives. Join us in our desire to grow closer to God and each other. No pre-requisite to attend.
Group #17 – Men’s Group with Various Studies from our Right Now Media Resource
Thursdays at 10am - BCBC
This group of men are using our Right Now Media resource for discussion, application, encouragement and prayer.
Leader: Bob Pettis, email: - 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 Fellowship Breakfast
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 and encourage us in our walk with the Lord.
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