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 fall session starts September 16th. 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 Small Group!

How do I join a Small Group?

If you are interested in joining a group, leading a group, or just want more info, please let us know by clicking here! One of our lead team will get back with you ASAP.

Leaders: Sean & Chelsea Ryan
Time: Friday Nights @ 6:00pm
Location: The Ryan Family Home – 1804 Lady Bower’s Trail
Contact: ph: 843-370-0430 email:

A great time to make some friends, play some games, and grow closer to God all while having fun. Gonna be a great time each week!

Leaders: Miguel & Jennifer Ortiz
Time: Sunday Nights @ 6pm
Location: The Ortiz Family Home – 5367 Oxford Manor Cir.
Contact: ph: 863-934-9112 email:

Marriage is the greatest commitment we make outside of salvation. This group is all about learning to grow closer to God…..together. A great place to spend time with other couples and become a better spouse!

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 Johnny & Sarah Kelley
Time: Monday Nights @ 6:30pm
Location: Kelley Family Home – 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: Thursday Nights @ 5:30pm
Location: Dream Center of Lakeland – 635 W. 5th St.
Contact: ph: 863-661-3553 email:

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!