When was the last time you really connected at church? Where you found faith, friendship and purpose? Beyond Sundays, your local Connection Group is the best place to meet new people and champion your faith. Available during the week throughout Pleasant Grove, you don’t need to look far to find an open door and welcoming smile.

Here at Pleasant Grove Church we are anchored in our faith in God and to Strong Family values. We serve and glorify God through loving connections and fruitful witness. Our desire is to become ambassadors in our local and international communities.

Pleasant Grove Church offers unique opportunities for you and your family to experience the love of Jesus Christ. We are intentional in helping the family connect with God through Worship, Study, Fellowship, and Fun Activities.

Holy Love | Personal Connections
Spiritual Growth | Faithful Commitment
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About Connection Groups

Ensure opportunity exists for all Pleasant Grove disciples to be involved in studying God’s Holy Word. Create an atmosphere of growth in our relationship with Christ and fellow believers in a community with people who love and care for us.

Share God’s love and His Word with family members, friends, neighbors, co-workers and others who do not know the Lord. Invite family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and others to become disciples of Jesus Christ.

Our Signature Connection Groups Pleasant Grove Church

Married Couples

4th Friday
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

M.O.R.E. stands for Making Our Relationships Everlasting. This connection group is for married couples who meet monthly.

Couples review solid Biblical teachings to enhance healthy marriages, enjoy fellowship, and share great food.

This group is led by Pastor Dieuner and Collette Joseph.

Men's Ministry

8:15 am - 9:15 am

This is a connection group and Bible Study class and is committed to providing men the resources to grow in Christ. This is the place to find other men who are interested in celebrating the fellowship God intends for us, and men who live and experience the same challenges of being a man in today's busy world.

It is specifically designed and tailored for men looking to become the husbands, fathers, brothers, and friends God intended for us to be.

This group is led by Deacon Keith Bowler and Reverend Bill Bell.

Women's Ministry

4th Saturday
10:00 am - Noon

"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." | Psalm 139:13-14 NIV

The Women’s Ministry focuses on bringing women together to deepen their faith, enhance fellowship, and strengthen friendships.

This Connection Group provides a Christian atmosphere to encourage Biblical learning for life applications, spiritual, growth and leadership development.

This group is led by Disciples Shelley Knight and Trista Palmer.

Single Young Adults


"Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity." | 1Timothy 4:12

The Young Adult Connection Group, composed of millennials (disciples and friends 20 - 40 years of age) will focus on issues that impact their lives.

We want our millennials to live full lives which are anchored in Jesus Christ. With so many challenges facing them, this connection group will serve to help them understand how to be the man or woman God has created them to be and simultaneously use their gifts and talents to His glory.

This group is led by Deacon Keith and Disciple Ronna Bowler.

Mature Adults

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries the bones." | Proverbs 17:22

The Mature Adults Connection (MAC) Group is open to women 55 years of age and older. The group focuses on issues, concerns and activities relevant to mature adults. In addition to fellowship, MAC participants are encouraged to use and share the gifts God has given us.

This group is led by Disciples Barbara Butler and Phyllis Daniel.

Durham South

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

"Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you." | Colossians 3:12-13

This is PGC’s longest running connection group. Members, who are residents in Durham, gather to share in Bible Study, fellowship, and service projects as friendships are strengthened and PGC’s motto of “Serving God Through Loving Connections” is realized to its fullest extent.

This group is led by Deacon James and Disciple Sherrie Bacon.

Why Join Connection Group

Connection Groups are the ideal place to understand and practice relationships and to experience a connection with God's family.

Connection Groups are the ideal place to practice the call to be a disciple and to make disciples.

Connection Groups are the ideal place for Spiritual Growth and make His truth come to fruition.

Connection Groups are the ideal place to understand the Bible and put heartfelt prayers into action.

Why Join Connection Group

Connection Groups are the ideal place to address our spiritual needs in a safe and loving environment.

Connection Groups are the ideal place to study God's Word and be in prayer, individually and in community.

Connection Groups are the ideal place to welcome family and friends into the Church and introduce them to Christ.

Connection Groups are the ideal place to develop leadership skills and become better servants of our Lord.

Questions & Answers

Each week skeptics, seekers and believers meet at various Connection Groups near you to hang out and explore life's big questions.

What Are Connection Groups?

Imagine a space where you can meet new people, laugh and talk about God in a friendly small group setting. That's what Connection Groups are all about.

What Will My Group Do?

It depends on the type of group you join. Some play sports, while others socialize and enjoy a Bible study with prayer.

Why Join A Connection Group?

Whether it's friends, family or walking with Jesus, meaningful relationships happen when we connect and "do life together".

How Do I Join A Group?

Chances are, it won't be long before someone invites you at church, or you can fill out the form below to express your interest.

Register Your Interest

Want to join a Connection Group? Complete the form below and we'll be in touch to answer your questions and provide further details.