Connect Groups

Winter 2020

Foundations

In this 8-week class you will discover the foundations of living in relationship with God. This is a powerhouse class covering: The Kingdom of God, prayer, how to study the Bible, fasting, hearing God, the Holy Spirit and MORE! Each Session of this class builds on top of the previous so make sure to clear your schedule for 8 weeks. Classes are done in order so there is no joining mid-class.

Leader: Isaac Garcia
Email: [email protected]
When: Weekly Tuesday @ 6:30pm
Where: 205 Tintern Court, Chesapeake VA (CHR Annex)
Ages: All
Childcare: Yes

Community Day at Harbour North

Serving the kids in the Harbour North community by providing fun activities, a break-out lesson, and snacks.

Leader: Amber Cabrera
Co-Leader: Steven Cabrera
Email: [email protected]
When: Second Saturday of The Month @ 3:30pm
Where: “Harbour North Park” 600 Channel Place, Chesapeake
Age: All
Childcare: Children are welcome

Young Adults (Merge)

Come hang out for fun, games, & Jesus. Share with others of like minds and similar challenges as we grow together.

Leader: Isaac Garcia
Email: [email protected]
Co-Leader: Kelly Garcia                                                                                   
Email: [email protected]
When: Bi-Weekly Friday @ 7pm
Where: 205 Tintern Court, Chesapeake VA (CHR Annex)
Ages: All 18-30 
Childcare: No

Mentor Like Jesus


Jesus tells us to do what He did. Go and make disciples. Join us at Harbour North! Spending time with our local community and investing in the lives of our youth. Our mission is to serve as healthy role models breaking down racial, generational and economical walls.

Leader: Amber Cabrera
Email: [email protected]
When: Weekly Thursday 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Where: “Harbour North Park” 600 Channel Place, Chesapeake
Age: All
Childcare: Children are welcome

Every Man’s Battle

From movies and television, to print media and the Internet, men are constantly faced with the assault of sensual images. It is impossible to avoid such temptations... but, thankfully, not impossible to confront them and gain victory over them!

Leader: Steven Cabrera
Email: [email protected]
Co-Leader: Dean Good
Email: [email protected]
When: Weekly Monday @ 6:30pm
Where: 205 Tintern Court, Chesapeake VA (CHR Annex)
Ages: Men ages 16+
Childcare: No

Fight

In Fight, a five-session, video-based small group Bible study, pastor and bestselling author Craig Groeschel explores the life of Samson, helping you uncover who you really are a man created with a warrior's heart in the image of God and how to stand up and fight for what's right.

Leader: Chris Pugh
Email: [email protected]
When: Bi-weekly Thursday @7:00 pm
Where: Grassfield/Deep Creek area of Chesapeake
Ages: All
Childcare: No

Breakfast and Breakthrough

CHR Men will gather this session for breakfast and grow closer to our Creator through message and testimony.

Leader: Chris Pugh
Email: [email protected]
When: Last Saturday of the Month @9:30 am
Where: Grassfield/Deep Creek area of Chesapeake
Ages: Men ages 16+
Childcare: No

All Pro Dad

Learn the (7) seven essentials to be a hero to your kids.  All Pro Dad will lead men on an (8) eight-week exploration into the 7 M's identified in the trade book of the same title. Using the power of visual media, the best of storytelling, and connect group principles and practices, this resource will help men in the area where our culture most needs them: fatherhood.

Leader: Donald Eldridge
Email: [email protected]
When: Bi-weekly, Thursdays @6:00 pm
Where: Indian Lakes area of Virginia Beach
Ages: Men/Fathers
Childcare: No

Girls With Swords – How to Carry Your Cross like a Hero

If there ever was a time for women to be armed, it's now. Lisa Bevere explains how the enemy is seeking to disarm women on every level. Learn how to be the heroes God created us to be and stand - courageous, discerning, forgiving and wise. How to live by the power of the sword. Strategies to disarm the enemy. Fencing in the company of others. What we must fight for. How to wield the swords of harvest, silence and song. How to walk in discernment, forgiveness and restoration.

Leader: Angela Green
Email: [email protected]
Co-Leader: Beth Morin
Email: [email protected]
When: Weekly Monday @7:00 pm
Where: Grassfield/Deep Creek area of Chesapeake
Ages: Women ages 18+
Childcare: No

Girls With Swords – How to Carry Your Cross like a Hero

If there ever was a time for women to be armed, it's now. Lisa Bevere explains how the enemy is seeking to disarm women on every level. Learn how to be the heroes God created us to be and stand - courageous, discerning, forgiving and wise. How to live by the power of the sword. Strategies to disarm the enemy. Fencing in the company of others. What we must fight for. How to wield the swords of harvest, silence and song. How to walk in discernment, forgiveness and restoration.

Leader: Jenna Gonzalez
Email: [email protected]
Co-leader: Michelle Armbrust
When: Weekly, Thursday @6:30 pm
Where: Greenbrier area of Chesapeake
Ages: Women ages 18+
Childcare: No

Comparison Trap

As sisters in Christ, we come together each week for coffee and authenticity. We are using Sandra Stanley's devotional, "The Comparison Trap" as a guide to discover more about the never-ending and exhausting comparison game we all play.

Leader: Heather Eberhart
Email: [email protected]
When: Weekly Thursday @9:00 am for 8 weeks
Where: Grassfield/Deep Creek area of Chesapeake
Ages: Women ages 18+
Childcare: No

Connect and Create

Connect with other women as you work on a creative project. Bring your scrapbooking, painting, sewing, knitting, or other creative project. We’ll have a short devotional and time of prayer before we get started.

Leader: Michelle Armbrust
Email: [email protected]
When: Monthly, 4th Thursday @10:00 am
Where: Grassfield/Great Bridge area of Chesapeake
Ages: Women ages 18+
Childcare: No

Christ Centered Parenting for High School Parents

Do you have a high school student and have ever felt ill equipped to talk about the cultural issues of our day? This study is designed to help you lead your teens in a confident and responsible way to address pressing cultural topics all while building relationships with other high school parents.

Leader: Sarah Brown
Email: [email protected]
Co-leader: Joel Brown
Email: [email protected]
When: Bi-weekly Sunday @7:00 pm
Where: Battlefield/Greenbrier area of Chesapeake
Ages: Parents of High School Students
Childcare: No, but children are welcome to attend

Scripture and Worship

In this group we will connect current worship songs to the Scriptures they are based on.  We will then study those Scriptures leading us closer in connection and devotion to God.

Leader: Lyn Worthington
Email: [email protected]
Co-leader: Jean Coriat
Email: [email protected]
When: Bi-weekly Monday @6:30 pm starting January 20th
Where: Hickory Trading Company
Ages: 14+
Childcare: No

Book of “Axe”

Have you ever been axe throwing?  Now is your chance! Come join us for a night of fun throwing axes and hear a brief Word from the Book of Acts.

Leader: David Morin
Email: [email protected]
When: Monthly, (Jan 24th, Feb 21st, Mar 27th) @6:45 pm
Where: Tribal Axe, Virginia Beach
Cost: $20.00 per person, 1 hour of axe throwing.  Paid individually at the facility
Ages: All (12+), Must sign a waiver at facility
Childcare: No, but children 12+ are welcome to attend/participate

Wheels of Hope

This is a service oriented Connect Group, where we mentor and encourage high school students from Oscar Smith as we drive them home at the end of their after-school program. Afterwards, we will meet for discussion on “Life lessons from Daniel and Esther” by Max Lucado.

Leader: John Nowland
Co-Leader: Wendy Scott
Email: [email protected]
When: Weekly Tuesday @ 7pm
Where: “River Oak Church” 255 Great Bridge Blvd, Chesapeake
Ages: 18+
Childcare: No

Overcomer

Living a life of unmovable faith

Leader: Joel Brown
Email: [email protected]
When: 2nd and 4th Thursdays @6:45 pm
Where: Battlefield/Greenbrier area of Chesapeake
Ages: All
Childcare: No, but children are welcome to come and play

Financial Peace

Through this (9) nine week video series learn how to say goodbye to debt and take control of your money. This course covers Biblical principles and practical strategies to help you manage money God’s way.

Leader: Brian Armbrust
Email: [email protected]
Co-leader: Michelle Armbrust
When: Weekly Sunday @4:00 pm
Where: Grassfield/Great Bridge area of Chesapeake
Ages: 18+
Childcare: Yes, playroom for kids