Summer Groups


To sign up for these groups, visit: Find A Group or email

Van Dyke On-Campus

Stretch & Strengthen

Led by Angie Richards
Sunday 5:30 – 7:00 PM – Ongoing
Nursery room 107 (North end of GFC Lobby)

Angie is a “Holy Yoga” instructor and will lead you in a time of stretching your body while strengthening your soul! All activity levels are welcome.

Bible Art Journaling – Intermediate

Led by Kris Starr
Monday 6:30 – 8:30 PM – Starts June 5th
Clubhouse Room 1

A fun and relaxing way to learn the Word of God by illustrating verses. This is an intermediate class. You need to have taken the beginner class to participate. Bring your Bible and art supplies from previous classes with you to your first class.

Without Rival by Lisa Bevere 

Led by Pam Otto
Monday 7:00 – 8:30 PM – Starts June 12th
Clubhouse Room 7

Learn how God’s love can break through the limits we’ve walked in and help us stop limiting ourselves by comparing and competition.  Find out how to make deep connections of true identity and intimacy with God and others.

Living Free by Beth Moore

Led by Sheryl Lullen
Monday 7:00 PM – Starts June 5th
Clubhouse Room 4

Ready to replace false strongholds with true freedom in Christ? As you learn to pray scripture in this study, you’ll realize the life God desires for you and develop a Godward focus in your life.

Believing Jesus by Lisa Harper 

Led by Kristin Bonham and Ashley Kuczynski
Monday 7:00 – 8:30 PM – Start June 5th
Clubhouse rooms 8 & 9

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.  This group will discuss the book over the 6 weeks.

Girls With Swords by Lisa Bevere

Led by Corina Iraheta
Tuesday 10:00 – 12:00 Noon – Starts June 6th
Clubhouse room 4

What if you discovered you have been entrusted with an invisible, invincible and incorruptible weapon? Would you use it? Would you move beyond only study and begin to wield the Word of God? It’s time women become the heroes that God created them to be and stand—courageous, discerning, forgiving and wise.

Caring Hands 

Led by Talli Platte
Tuesday 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Ongoing
Clubhouse Room 11

Beautiful Caring Hands is for all women who live to knit, crochet, bead or do other various crafts that are then donated to organizations throughout the Tampa Bay Area.

Wednesday Night Bible Study 

Wednesday 7:15 PM – Ongoing
Van Dyke Sanctuary

Wednesday Night Bible Study allows you to dig deeper into the word of God in a community setting. This is a co-ed study.

Fabulous Fems Social Group

Led by Julie Jaunese
1st Saturday 9:30 AM – Ongoing
Meets at GFC Van Dyke before departure

This is the best group for women over 50. It creates fellowship, fun and food in a great social atmosphere. E-mail Julie at to be notified each month of where we will be traveling. We meet at the Van Dyke Campus at 9:30 and we would love to have YOU join us.

Ybor On-Campus

Wednesday Night Bible Study 

Wednesday 7:00 PM – Ongoing
Led by Pastor Ralph Johnson

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.  *Meeting through June and starting back up in August. This is a co-ed study.

Off Campus Groups

Beautiful Cross Training

Led by Stacey Mahtani
Tuesday 6:30 – 8:30 PM – Ongoing
Waters Ave and Dale Mabry

Activity group learning to live a healthier lifestyle spiritually, mentally and physically through putting God first.  Emphasis on exercise, nutrition and Bible study.  Bring Bible, towel, water bottle, exercise mat.

Reflections in the Word

Led by Barbara Stiner
Tuesday 10:00 – 11:30 AM – Starts June 6th
St. Joes North Hospital Cafeteria

Bring your Bible and Journal as we take time to read, reflect and meditate on God’s Word. You will receive the passages we are going over at the first meeting. Join us as we discuss what God is showing us as we dig into His Word.

Brunch & Conversations 

Led by Christine Frazer
2nd & 4th Tuesday 10:00 – 12:00 Noon – Starts June 13th
Wilderness Lakes Area of Land O’ Lakes

Join us for brunch and share what God has been speaking to your heart through sermons, songs, books you are reading or a Bible verse.

Summer Walking Group 

Led by Suni Miller
Wednesday & Friday 9:30 – 10:30 AM – Ongoing
Upper Tampa Bay Trail

Come join other walkers for a time of fellowship and exercise together. All fitness levels welcome. We meet at the parking lot behind Ballyhoos restaurant near Ehrlich Road and Gunn Hwy.