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Making Christlike Disciples in the Nations

At Real Life Community, one of our core mission areas of focus is GROWING in Christlikeness. Historically, this is known within the church as “discipleship.” We don’t just want people coming to Sunday services and making decisions to believe in Jesus. We want each person to press into the transforming work of God in their lives so that they can reflect the image of their Savior in the world.

We have chosen to work toward this goal of GROWING in Christlikeness through Group Life. We believe that sharing life together in studies and/or ministry activity with others is one of the primary avenues God uses to shape our lives into the likeness of Jesus.

We believe this will create regular opportunities for renewal, on-ramps for people who are interested in engaging in the GROWING aspect of our mission statement and build in a rhythm to keep us all moving forward together.

We hope you find one or four that you’d like to join below!

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We believe that God has called us to live in relationship with one another – carrying another’s burdens, showing kindness and love, and developing relationships in truth. Life groups give us the incredible opportunity to create atmospheres for support, trust, and authenticity while also living through celebrations and challenges together. These relationships allow us to have a foundation rooted in abundant love and grace so that we may engage deeper in our walks with Christ.

GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD

Ladies, do you ever feel like your life is spiraling? Through this study in Philippians, we will learn to take these thoughts captive and end the downward emotional spiral to find true freedom in Christ. Study book: $3.75. Childcare provided. This group will be held at First Church of the Nazarene on Sundays at 6 PM beginning September 13th.

Women's Book Club

Women's Book Club will begin a new book starting August 3rd, and they would love to have all women join! Members of the group will discuss at 7 PM on Mondays. This season, they will be reading and discussing Jamie Ivey's book, "If You Only Knew" as they discuss the importance of the stories everyone has to tell. To join, follow the link below to the Facebook group where further information will be communicated.

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CELEBRATION OF DISCIPLINE

A walk through the Richard Foster classic Celebration of Discipline to particularly address our place in the midst of a season where so much has come seemingly unhinged from the normal to find a sense of holy rhythm in the personal and corporate disciplines of the faith. Book recommended. Childcare provided. This group will be led by Matthew Cole at First Church on Sundays at 6 PM beginning September 13th.

TRIVIAL TRIVIA

Led by Thomas and Traci Crummer on Sunday nights at 8:30 PM on Zoom, log into a random, general knowledge, 25 question trivia night. Covering topics from the Bible to Pop Culture and everything in between.

TUESDAY WITH ESTHER

Led by Matthew Cole on Tuesdays at 10 AM at First Church, this group is a walk through the book of Esther with attention to questions around and within the text author and reflection on its connection to the church and her people in Murfreesboro today. No childcare provided.

PEACE: HOPE & HEALING FOR THE ANXIOUS MOMMA'S HEART

Led by Traci Crummer on Tuesdays at 8:30 PM on Zoom, read through the newest book by Becky Thompson releasing September 8th. You can pre-order now. Book is not required to participate, but will prove helpful.

TEEN SMALL GROUP

Led by Kristie Selvidge on Tuesdays at 6 PM at 420 Nightcap Lane, teens will dive into various discussions and adding in a few laughs and fun. This group will explore what it means to have an intimate relationship with Jesus.

INDESCRIBABLE GOD: FOR KIDS

Explore the relationship between God and science as we discuss devotions from Louie Giglio’s “Indescribable: 100 Devotions About God & Science”. We will practice a new Bible verse each week, discuss one devotional entry, and have time for questions and an art project. This group will be led by Ciara Cunningham every Tuesday at 6:30 PM on Zoom.

TNU COLLEGE GROUP

Midweek! Take a break and join this group for accountability, encouragement, study and prayer. This group will be exploring Christian faith in an election year with a book titled Kings and President: Politics and the Kingdom of God written by Tim and Shawna Gaines. This will be a really great opportunity for fellowship, so plan to be there with Payton Price and Will Browning every Wednesday at 7 PM on campus.

CHILDREN'S QUIZZING

Quiz Team (Ages 1st thru 5th Grades) will study of the Book of Exodus based around the Children’s Quizzing Curriculum and will include opportunities to participate in the ET District Children’s Quizzes (some may have to be remote quizzes pending on district scheduling).  Will begin August 12.  There is a $20 fee to cover supplies and district quiz dues, please see Kara if assistance is needed. Adult care provided. Kids will practice every Wednesday at 6:30 PM with Kara Cole at First Church.

EMBRACING EXILE

Discover what it means to be God’s unique people—telling a unique story, embracing the habits of Christ, working in ways that are a blessing to Babylon. This group will be led by Thomas Crummer every Wednesday at 7 PM on Zoom.

JESUS OUTSIDE THE LINES

Tackling controversial topics, including politics, abortion, race, sexuality, and gender roles, Jesus Outside The Lines challenges each of us to embrace a more holistic view of faith, and to live it out with greater love towards others- even when they hold radically different beliefs. Childcare provided. This group will be led by Jamie Bloom every 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 6 PM at Real Life.

SIMPLY CHRISTIAN

In a day when so much seems so complicated following Jesus may be the best answer for us. Join us as we take a look at what it means for someone to be Christian in our day. This will be a great group for newbies as well as veterans of the faith. No childcare provided. This group will be led by Jeremy Selvidge every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 7:15 PM at Real Life.

YOUNG ADULT GATHERING

Calling all young adults for fellowship, encouragement and prayer. This group will be a rotating group - meeting at various homes for fellowship. We will spend time every week in prayer for personal concerns, our nation, and our world. Join our text chain and get details about the weekly events! This group is led by Britney Kent and Mary Schmidt and meets every Thursday in various locations.

POWER OF A PRAYING WOMAN

In The Power of a Praying ® Woman, you'll find personal illustrations, carefully selected Scriptures, and heartfelt prayers to help you trust God with your deepest longings and pressing needs.We will use these two books for 6 weeks beginning the week of Friday, September 18th. Book purchase recommended.  No childcare provided. This group is led by Suzanne Jenkins and meets every Friday at 6:30 PM at First Church.

MAKING FRIENDS FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD

Many of us want to share our faith, but we aren't sure how to go about it. The first step is friendship. This will be a part instructional/part accountability group with practical steps for developing friendships and demonstrating the love of God to neighbors, friends, coworkers, and others along the way. This group is led by Mary Schmidt and will take place online.

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