Experience Groups:

  • Promote a love of God and love of others - allowing us to grow in both head knowledge and heart knowledge resulting in lives where we listen to Jesus and follow Jesus.
  • Promote community by offering groups that change on a semester basis - allowing opportunities for our community to get to know one another in a deeper context.
  • Promote involvement by providing a specific time frame for each Experience - allowing freedom in group involvement and leadership.
  • Promote life transformation by encouraging us to be involved in each other's lives - allowing meaningful relationships in a small group context.



JANUARY - April 2018


PRAYER GROUP: Meets in Room #10 This groupd spends time sharing prayer concerns and praises, praying for individuals, our church body, our city, our nation, and our world. There is a rotation of pre-assigned leaders that facilitate this group.

BASIC: by Francis Chan meets in the Common Grounds Room. This group challenges us to reclaim the simple, full, and beautiful journey of the church that is described in Scripture. What is church? Who is it for? Is it broken? Can it be better? "If I only had this as my guide . . . if all I had was the Bible . . . and I was to read this book and start a 'church, ' what would it look like?" Including: "Fear God," "Follow Jesus," "Holy Spirit," "Fellowship," "Teaching," "Prayer," and "Communion." This group is facilitated by Karolyn Moore.


"CRASH THE CHATTERBOX: HEARING GOD'S VOICE ABOVE ALL OTHERS": Meets in Room #2. Crash the Chatterbox is for anyone looking to overpower the lies of insecurity, fear, condemnation and discouragement with the promises of God. This group is facilitated by Professor Jamie Sparks.

"LOCAL STORES OF FAITH": Meets in the Dining Room. This Experience Group features people from Mac Free sharing their stories. The stories of what God has done and is doing. You will not be required to share your story if you join this group. You will be invited to listen to what God has done and be encouraged. The facilitators of this group are Bev Kelley & Neva Krug.

"LOVE, SEX, AND LASTING RELATIONSHIPS": Meets in Room #8. In this experience, you'll discover God's way for finding love, staying in love, and growing in intimacy for a lifetime. This group is facilitated by Marlene & Stephen Gray.

1 JOHN: Meets in Room #4, Getting to the Basics & Beyond. This group will be studying the book of 1 John. The book of 1 John takes a stand against false teachers, teaches about love and action, obedience, and forgiveness. This group is facilitated by Bob Bailey.

"CONNECT": Meets in the Common Grounds Room. This is an informal group lead by Pastor Dave, Pastor Zach, and Pastor Justin. Every Sunday morning FROM 9:15am TO 10:00am, our pastors will gather in the Common Grounds room to discuss who we are as Mac Free (Who are we?, what is a Free Methodist?, Baptism?, How do I get more involved?, and more).