To join these groups, go to Beautiful Summer Groups or email

Starting Thursday, May 28th

Foundations Class for Men and WomenFoundations

The Bible is our resource and our go to book to prove everything we will discuss. Whether you are a new Christian or have been a believer for years, this class is a great tool for your growth by establishing a rock solid foundation in Jesus Christ!

  • Discover the difference between religions and a relationship with God.
  • Grow in your knowledge of the Bible and understand the foundational truths of being a Christian.
  • Learn the importance of praying, how to read and understand the Bible, and how to grow with the help of the Holy Spirit.

Led by Gretchen Zayas and Byron Howell.

Thursdays at 7:00 – 8:30 PM in the Gym at GFC Van Dyke Campus

Starting Tuesday, June 9th

Breathe by Priscilla Shirer


One of the greatest challenges among women in our culture is taking time to stop and cease from all the activities and busyness and just breathe. We are in bondage to busyness. We constantly strive to complete the limitless to-do lists that hinder us from experiencing all that God has for us. We miss the moments because we rush ahead to the next thing. By neglecting time for tranquility, serenity, and repose, we limit our Christlikeness and miss out on some of God’s greatest gifts.  It is time for us to breathe and build margin into our lives for God.

Led by Dawn Smiling and Deborah Phillips

Tuesdays at 7:00 PM in Lutz


James: Mercy Triumphs by Beth Moore


James, Jesus’ own brother, started out as a skeptic. See how one glimpse of the resurrected Savior turned an unbeliever into a disciple.  Once you get to know both the man and the Book of James, you’ll never be the same again. Topics in this study include: joy, hardship, faith, reversal of fortunes for rich and poor, wisdom, gifts from above, single-mindedness, the dangers of the tongue, humility, and prayer.  Led by Kari Dickerson.

Tuesdays at 9:30 – 11:30 AM in South Tampa


Unstuck by Pat Layton (2 options)


You are in for a blessing as Pat takes a fresh look at Psalm 139 and speaks to our problems and questions with deep reassurances of God’s promises.  Pat helps us get unstuck from our past so we can embrace our present and God’s plans for our future.

Tuesdays at 10:00 – 11:30 AM SR 54 and Suncoast led by Chrissy Mayer.

Tuesdays at 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM in Northdale led by Ruth Perry.

Starting Wednesday, June 10th

Beloved Disciple by Beth Moore018511

An in-depth study of the life of John the apostle and his relationship with the One who loved him. The goal is to get to know John’s heart as Christ’s beloved disciple and as you travel with him, grow in your desire to follow Christ and to love Him with all your being. Led by Rossaue Hosein.

Wednesdays at 6:30 PM in Lutz


Forgotten God by Francis 767950Chan

We admire the gift of the Holy Spirit, but have we neglected to open it? Chan tears away the wrapping paper and the ribbons to uncover the source of the believing community’s true power for witness and service. He issues a compelling invitation to understand, embrace, and follow the Spirit of the living God. Led by Eva Cruz

Wednesdays at 7:00 PM in Carrollwood

Unglued by Lysa TerKeurst51Gz87Z23zL._AA160_

Have you experienced unexpected “unglued feelings”? God gave us emotions to experience life, not destroy it! Each experience is an opportunity to either fall back into patterns that make us wallow in guilt or chose more wisely and make progress. Join us for this 6-week Bible study.

Wednesdays every 2 weeks at 7:00 PM Town & Country Area.  Led by Lillie Cruz.


Developing Your Shape to Serve Others by Bret Eastman


God designed each of us with an unique mix of gifts, natural abilities, personality, values, and life experience to plan an essential part in his kingdom. This study will help in developing our God –given design at home, at work, at church, and in the community.  We plan to include various community service projects.

Wednesdays 7:00 PM Led by Gladys Gonzalez-Perez


Starting Wednesday, June 17th

The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst51l-QF92bUL._AA160_

Is your life stuffed to the brim with things to do? Is the sadness of constant pressure and expectation weighing you down? We will be learning that there is a big difference between saying yes to everyone and saying YES TO GOD. We will dive into scripture based insights in this 6-week Bible study.

Wednesdays every 2 weeks at 6:45 PM Countryway Area. Led by Jill Henofer.


Ruth (book of the Bible)

We will study the book of Ruth -a story of new beginnings. It is a story of strong women, family ties, courage driven by love, as well as, one of redemption and sacrifice.  Come join us – meet new and old friends.   Bring your Bible and a snack of your choice.

Wednesdays every 2 weeks 7:00 PM at GFC Waters Campus.  Led by Lucy Bowdrie


Fit Vessels – Made to Crave by Lysa TerKeurstmade

Made to Crave: Satisfying your Deepest Desire with God, not Food”.  40 minute cardio/floor workout/praise music + Group Bible study to follow immediately afterwards. Time will include short video teachings by the author of the book, discussion time, and group prayer.

Wednesdays 7:00 PM GFC Waters Campus.  Led by Tressa Iozzia and Sallie Peyton Micciche


Starting Saturday, June 20th

Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer6691097

If you’re one of millions who suffer from worry, doubt, confusion, depression, anger or condemnation, you are experiencing an attack in your mind. Overcoming negative thoughts that come against your mind brings freedom and peace. Find out how to recognize damaging thought patterns and stop them from influencing your life.  Led by Sabrina Blakeney.

Saturdays at 10:00 AM in Clearwater


Groups Already Meeting

Caring Hands

Beautiful Caring Hands is for all women who love to knit, crochet, bead or do various other crafts that are then donated to organizations throughout the Tampa Bay area.  Led by Talli Platte & Krys Leroe.

2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 1:00 – 3:00 PM at GFC Van Dyke Room 11


Cross Training & Bible Study

Learn to live a healthier lifestyle spiritually, mentally and physically through putting God first. This group emphasizes exercise, nutrition and bible study. Group meets every Wednesday night at Stacey’s home! Please bring to group each meeting: Bible, towel, water bottle, exercise mat and a good spirit.  Led by Stacey Mahtani.

Wednesdays at 6:30 – 8:30 PM in Tampa


Fabulous Fems (Social Group for Women 50+)

Once a month social gathering.  Our location changes each month so email to get connected to Julie Jaunese.

1st Saturdays at 9:00 AM


Military Wives 

Are you married to a military man? Whether your husband is active duty, retired, reservist, deployed or home, gather together with other wives to support and encourage each other and our service members.  Led by Tanisha Taylor.

Online Group


Psalmba (Dance Exercise)

A certified fitness instructor, leads this weekly class for all exercise levels. It’s a fun way to get fit and build relationships with other Christian women.  Led by Ani Vazquez-Womack.

Tuesdays & Saturdays at 8:00 AM & 5:30 PM at GFC Van Dyke

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  1. Thank you Kathy for these words!!!

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