Connect Groups


THE Heartbeat OF H2O

Connect Groups create a space to grow in deeper spiritual community with one another. 

These groups are a place for students to read and understand God's Word together, ask questions, and grow lasting friendships. We have seen hundreds of new students encounter God and be transformed by Him. We believe He wants to do the same for you!

We realize it can feel intimidating to come to a group where you don’t know anyone yet. If you would prefer, feel free to bring a friend, or connect with a group leader before coming!

Take a minute to check out a group below and contact the leader for more details.


Connect Groups are currently meeting in person following Ohio University COVID-19 Protocols. Email the Group leader for details.

  • Wednesday Night connect Group

    Leaders: Josh and natalie mcpheron

    Meeting Location: Tupper 104

    Meeting Time: 9:00 PM

    What Natalie and Josh are most looking forward to with Connect Groups: 

    "We are mainly excited to see a God-fearing community come together here in Athens, right in front of our eyes. We cannot wait for the friendship and fellowship that comes from these groups.

    Connect with Natalie or Josh:

     Envelope  Natalie or  Envelope Josh 

  • Thursday Night connect group

    Leaders: Maddy Bell and Bryan Kolpitcke

    Meeting Location: Tupper 104

    Meeting Time: 9:00 PM

    What Maddy and Bryan are most looking forward to with Connect Groups: 

    "Jesus designed the church in a way that allows us to understand His love through the love we show one another. We have seen God transform our lives and the lives of some of our closest friends within Connect Groups, and we are excited to know and grow with other students on Ohio Universities campus."

    Connect with Maddy or Bryan:

    Envelope  Maddy or  Envelope  Bryan 

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Connect Groups consist of 10-15 people gathering together to get to know each other and seek God together. We are people scattered throughout our campus and community with a desire to grow in faith, community, and the mission of God. 

As we study and discuss God's word together at Connect Group, we learn how to live out the mission God has called us to on this campus and in our life: serving and loving others and making disciples of Jesus.

We offer Connect Groups for people in every season of life. Our Groups meet throughout the week and are great opportunities to share life and grow in our faith together.


God created us to know Him and walk with Him together with others. We believe that time in Godly community is vital, as we gather and open our Bibles together to understand the truths that guide our lives. Connect Groups are the best place to connect with others who are seeking answers to questions of faith and desire to build friendships formed in deeper spiritual community.