small groups

We live in a culture where sharing life together can sometimes be reduced to status updates or a quick “hello” in the grocery store aisle. Though our modern world enables us to connect with others both in our local community and on the other side of the world, the human heart is wired for real, tangible relationship. We long for true community. God calls us to true community.

So how does a church of hundreds provide care for its individual members? How does a large congregation find intimate fellowship? How can we dialogue with others and apply God’s truth in personal and practical ways? Where can we find a safe place for honest sharing, Gospel encouragement, and needful accountability?

Small groups were created with these needs in mind.

What should I expect?

Small groups are gatherings of approximately 8 to 12 people that meet at various times during the month in people’s homes as well as on the church campus. The topics and format vary by group. Typically a leader facilitates a discussion from a current sermon series or a topic of interest to the group. Most groups meet for 8-10 weeks and gather either weekly or bi-weekly. Many of our groups also enjoy occasions to get together for meals or a day at the lake.

Is childcare provided?

All Sunday evening groups have child care provided at the church during the school year. We are passionate about caring for children and supporting families. As a church, we have also taken vows to assist parents in the challenging work of caring for and training up the children in our midst. Free childcare on Sunday evenings — in the form of nursery for the youngest children and enriching programming for the older children — is provided at the church. Additionally, our middle school youth program meets during the same time as the Sunday evening Small Groups.

How do I get involved?

Contact Steve Dickey at or at 864.654.4772 ext. 15 for more information or questions on small groups.

Join a Small Group

*Many groups have taken a break for the summer, so contact Steve to join a group this summer! 

Follow the instructions below to join a group online or contact Steve Dickey ( or 864.654.4772)

1. Choose a group from the list below. Click on the group to sign up via Realm, our church database.

2. Sign in or create an account in Realm (email for help)

3. Find the group that you want to join in the list provided. Click on that group.

4. Click the blue “I’m interested” button

5. Type a short message that you would like to join the small group. Hit send.

6. The leaders of the group will receive your email and will add you to the list. They will contact you before the groups starts with any information you may need!

1.Steve and Phyllis Dickey

When: 1st and 3rd Sundays, 5:30 p.m.-7:00p.m.

Where: Anderson

Description: A group of mid-lifers who meet for the purpose of worship, nurture, sharing, and extending Christ’s kingdom in the community.

2. Joel and Shannon Ward

When: Every Sunday, 5:30pm-7:00 p.m.

Where: Clemson

Description: A group of all ages who meet to strengthen relationships, fellowship, worship, and study the word of God with people of all ages.

3. Steve Manley

When: Every Sunday, 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Where: Clemson Pres. Church, Family Room

Description: A group that will be reading together the book Jesus Outside the Lines, and learning to live and love as Jesus did.

4. Rod and Janet Harrell

When: Every Sunday, 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Where: Various Members’ Homes

Description: A group that meets weekly to discuss and apply the sermon of the day. Time together consists of fellowship, food, and prayer

5. Rob and Alice Vaughn

When: 2nd and 4th Sundays, 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Where: Easley

Description: A group that meets for fellowship, prayer and discussion of the sermon given at the morning worship service.

6. David Sinclair

When: Every Sunday, 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Where:  Clemson

Description: The group will discuss marriage according to the Song of Songs, using IainDuguid’s commentary to facilitate study and discussion. *Begins January 15

7. Alan and Amy Pope

When: Every Sunday, 5:30pm-7:00 p.m.

Where: CPC, Education 2E1

Description: A group with a heart for orphans and ministry to and among orphans who gather for the purpose of prayer and encouragement.

8. Mary Morrow

When: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 6:45 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Where: CPC, Worship Center, Family Room

Description: A women’s group that meets for prayer and study. Currently studying the book, Garden to Glory.

9. John Thomas and Mandi Campbell

When: Thursday evenings, 7:30 p.m.

Where:  Pendleton

Description: A group of 20-30 something’s who gather weekly to share, study, and do life together. Meetings begin September 15 and we’ll be studying Colossians.

10. Greg and Heather Batt

When: Every other Sunday, 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Where:  Clemson

Description: A group that plans to pray together, eat together, laugh together, cry together, and serve our community together.

11. Doug and Sheri Bull

When: Every Sunday, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Where: Townville

Description: A group of couples that meet to study God’s Word, for encouragement and accountability.

12. Chris and Alice Peters & Rob and Tonya Porter

When and Where: TBA

Description: Our purpose is to gather to get to know each other better, to enjoy each other's company as unique members of the body of Christ, and to collectively consider what it means that Christianity is true and speaks to all of life, without division between the sacred and the secular.

13. Bill and Deby Fisk

When: Every Sunday, 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Where:  Clemson

Description: A group that meets for worship, nurture, fellowship, and a study from a book of the Bible.

14. Mark and Jennifer Dodd

When: Every other Sunday, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Where: 280 Stonehaven Way, Seneca

Description: A group of newly married couples that meet for mutual encouragement, the study of God’s Word, and fellowship.

15. Carson and Molly Snipes & Daniel and Bethany Lewis

When: Wednesdays at 5:30pm

Where: Members homes (Clemson/Seneca area)

Description: We meet every two weeks to share a meal, to fellowship, and to discuss Paul Tripp's book Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles that Can Radically Change your Parenting.