LifeGroups are people taking next steps together. Join a Group and you'll learn why we believe you can’t do life alone.

what to expect

The goal of joining a group is to grow in your walk with Jesus around people that can support you in taking your next steps. We believe life is better when you live in community. 

Life groups meet during the week in various places all over our area and in others homes. We have groups the meet online, at the church, in homes, and in coffee shops. We have groups that are for women only, men only, couples, singles, empty nesters and students. 

  This is a great place to connect to other people, build friendships, grow in your relationship with Christ, and serve our community in a smaller setting. We have many existing groups and new groups forming all the time. 

Want more info? Check out the FAQ below or click to sign up for a group.


Ridge U

Short-term LifeGroups

Ridge U is a way to get involved with a LifeGroup at an introduction level. Most groups last 4 to 6 weeks and will center around a given topic. At the end of the Ridge U group, you have the option to join another Ridge U group around a different topic, join a LifeGroup, or take a break until another topic has your interest. Just click the button below to sign up for one of this semester's Ridge U groups. 

Embracing The Bible

Embracing the Bible, led by Leah Burdick, will show some practical ways to engage God's word to get the most out of it. The group will help you learn how to study the bible and apply it to you daily life. 

Counter Culture

Counter-Culture, led by Larry Pemberton, will teach us how to be the light Jesus described in the scripture in a world that consistently points us in another direction.


frequently asked questions

What groups are available?

Groups of various sizes, meeting locations and meeting times are available for you to attend. 

  • Parenting groups- Wednesday 6:30p at Ridge Church
  • Women only groups - Online | 12-Step | Topical | Mom's Groups
  • Men only groups- Saturday morning group | Topical group (coming soon)
  • Mixed gender groups- Groups currently meeting on Sundays and Wednesdays

Want More Information? Email Us

is childcare provided?

Not all groups offer childcare, however some do. Some groups have paid-for-childcare provided. Other groups with older kids have things that the kids do during group time. 

When you sign up for a group, let them know you would like to have a group where childcare is provided and we will do our best to point you in the direction for groups that meet your needs. 

Where do groups meet?

Groups literally meet all over the city of Oak Ridge, as well as in other parts of our area and other cities. Many of our groups meet in homes, but some meet at the church or in coffee shops around the city. 

Want a group in your area? Let us know when you sign up for a group! 

how often do groups meet?

Different groups meet at different times and frequency. Most meet on a weekly basis, but others will meet bi-weekly.  They also meet on different days of the week. 

When you sign up for a group, we'll help you find the best fit for your schedule. 

What do groups study?

Each group has the freedom to choose what they study during their times together. We have some groups that go deeper into the message preached the previous Sunday, others go through books of the bible and some do separate studies. 

have questions? 

If you have questions, email us and we will be glad to answer any questions you have.