Small Groups

In times of need and times of fun, Small Groups are your source of friendship and support. They are your key to developing connections with those who share your interests or people who are dealing with similar life issues.

Small Groups operate on semester system, and the spring session starts January 29th. These groups offer an opportunity to reach out to others, while growing in your walk with the Lord. The groups meet once a week in homes, businesses, restaurants, or other locations throughout the city. All of our groups change and begin again throughout the year, so you have the opportunity to try out different ones. If you are interested in hosting or leading a group, CONTACT US so we can help you get started. You’ll never fully experience all that Discover Family Church has to offer until you connect in a Discover Group!

How do I join a Small Group?

Leaders: Matt & Joy Hammond
Time: Thursday Nights @ 6:30pm
Location: 3625 Timberlake Rd E.
Contact: ph: 843-475-6813 email:

A time of encouragement and learning. Prayer moves the heart of God, and if you are wanting to grow closer to God, there is no way to do that without prayer. So come learn how to pray and as a family start to pray for our family, friends, and city!

Leaders: Angela Pratt
Time: Wednesday Nights @ 6pm
Location: The Pratt Family Home – 3865 Rollingsford Cir
Contact: ph: 863-934-5225

A group all for the mommies. Bring your little ones (preschool and younger) to a group that will celebrate what you do, let you connect with other mommies from DFC, and learn a little bit about Jesus all at the same time. With play time for the kids, and great fellowship, this is a perfect group for you and your little ones!

Leaders: Pastor Kim & Betty Kelley
Time: Thursday Nights @ 7pm
Location: The Kelley Family Home – 1129 Prince Place
Contact: ph: 863-608-5204 email:

Thursday Throwback features a revisit of the previous Sunday’s message. We add a little spice in terms of tying it to the message of grace and the gospel. We believe that every ounce of God’s Word points to Jesus, and the redemptive life it provides for all mankind. We have chosen to be a year around group that welcomes all to our house for refreshments and  a snack. Our special phrase is “we begin at 7, but friends are welcome at 6:30.” Come and join us. P.S. You are a friend!

Leaders: Pastor Laura Wells
Time: Friday Nights @ 6:30pm
Location: TBD
Contact: ph: 803-322-7509 email:

Are you a student? Well this group is for you! Each week you will get a chance to gain some incredible friends that love God, and love each other. Interactive with topics that you have questions about, you will learn in an environment that isn’t judgmental or mean. A place to make new friends and grow closer to God. With regular group and many added outings an events throughout the year, this is a great time to find your place at DFC!

Leaders: Pastor Johnny & Sarah Kelley
Time: Monday Nights @ 6:30pm
Location: 3110 Sleepy Hill Rd.
Contact: ph: 863-640-1678 email:

One of the best things we do as a church is our Royal Family Kids Camps. They are camps that reach out to foster children and show them the love of Jesus. This small group will give you a chance to join in preparing for each camper! You will grow new friendships as we have a bible study each week and make a difference in our community!

Leaders: Russell & Sherry Judd
Time: TBD
Location: TBD
Contact: ph: TBD

If you like to serve the community, and reach out…..if you want to see Jesus made famous in Lakeland…..and if you know that before Jesus filled a spiritual need He liked to fill a physical need…..well this group is for you. All about growing closer together while you serve those that need help across Lakeland. A great group to meet new people and find fulfillment all at the same time!

Leaders: Chris & Melodee Schairer
Time: Sunday Nights @ 5pm
Location: 2315 Sebago Dr.

Money is a big deal. An issue that can lead to great life or desperate measures. In this class you learn how to use money the way God intended. You will Pay off your debt because it’s no fun living pay check to paycheck. You will learn how to save for the future, be proactive, and invest with confidence. And most importantly you will make a great team. Create a budget that works for you and your spouse. Learn to plan, save, and grow together. This is a limited class each semester. Workbooks and lesson plan fee of $150.