LIFE Groups

Why LIFE Groups?

We believe that church is a place of grace, therefore, we want people to KNOW Community. 

We believe that belonging happens best in LIFE Groups; it’s where we do life together! 

The Bible challenges us to fellowship with one another, love one another,

bear one another’s burdens, and encourage one another. 

This is not easy as we are pulled by life in so many directions,

but once you find a group, you will enjoy the blessings of belonging! 

 

 

Faith and Fitness
Monday @ 9:30-11:00am at Loring Mill
Room / Location: Studio
Demographics: Women
Ages: All Ages
Leader: Emily Lyles and Kristen Rogers
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The Relentless Elimination of Hurry
Sunday @ 11:00am at Loring Mill
Room / Location: 118
Demographics: Married Couples
Ages: 20's-30's
Leader: Walker and Danielle James
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Study of Proverbs
Sunday @ 11:00am at Loring Mill
Room / Location: 201
Demographics: Coed - Adult
Ages: 30's-50's
Leader: Dustan Hurd
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Study of John 1 – 11
Sunday @ 11:00am at Loring Mill
Room / Location: 200
Demographics: Coed - Adult
Ages: Mature
Leader: David and Sharon Huggins
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Sermon Discussion
Sunday @ 6:30pm at Loring Mill
Room / Location: Zoom
Demographics: Coed - Adult
Ages: Adults
Leader: Sue Tucker
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Jesus’ Birth and Ministry (Book of Matthew)
Sunday @ 9:45am at Loring Mill
Room / Location: 222
Demographics: Special Needs Adults
Ages: Adults
Leader: Ken and Kim High
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Putting Fear in its Place/How to Discern the Voice of God
Sunday @ 9:45am at Loring Mill
Room / Location: 201
Demographics: Men
Ages: 65+
Leader: Gary Hall
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Putting Fear in its Place/How to Discern the Voice of God
Sunday @ 9:45am at Loring Mill
Room / Location: 209
Demographics: Coed - Adult
Ages: All Ages, First Time to Groups (30+)
Leader: Wickersham/Barber
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Study of John 1 – 11
Sunday @ 9:45am at Loring Mill
Room / Location: 203
Demographics: Married Couples
Ages: Couples 40's 50's
Leader: Jones/Gandy/Tanner
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The Next Step Life
Sunday @ 9:45am at Loring Mill
Room / Location: 208
Demographics: Coed - Adult
Ages: All Ages
Leader: Jeff and Crystal Reid
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Putting Fear in its Place/How to Discern the Voice of God
Sunday @ 9:45am at Loring Mill
Room / Location: 204A/B
Demographics: Coed - Adult
Ages: 40's - 60's
Leader: Beverly Gulledge
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Strong in Battle
Sunday @ 9:45am at Loring Mill
Room / Location: 204C
Demographics: Women
Ages: Adults
Leader: Cindi McDuffie
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Study of Old Testament Book Study
Sunday @ 9:45am at Loring Mill
Room / Location: 202C
Demographics: Women
Ages: All Ages
Leader: Gloria Williams
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Gospel Project: From Captivity to Restoration
Sunday @ 9:45am at Loring Mill
Room / Location: 104CDEF
Demographics: Coed - Adult
Ages: 65+
Leader: Glen Ogle
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Study of 1 Corinthians
Sunday @ 9:45am at Loring Mill
Room / Location: 200
Demographics: Coed - Adult
Ages: 65+
Leader: Roger Moore
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Camo
Sunday @ 9:45 am at Loring Mill
Room / Location: The Cabin
Demographics: Men
Ages: All Ages
Leader: Mark Neil
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Precept Study: The Covenant
Tuesday @ 9:30am at Loring Mill
Room / Location: 119
Demographics: Women
Ages: Adults
Leader: Tara Goodson
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Surrendered: Letting Go and Living Like Jesus
Tuesday @ 9:30am at Loring Mill
Room / Location: the cabin
Demographics: Women
Ages: All Ages
Leader: Rhonda Hill
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Miles for Jesus
Tuesday @ 7-8:30pm at Loring Mill
Room / Location: 104 CDEF
Demographics: Coed - Adult
Ages: All Ages
Leader: Kayla Johnson
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Precept Study: Nehemiah
Tuesday @ 6-7:30pm starting February 21 at Loring Mill
Room / Location: 104AB
Demographics: Women
Ages: All Ages
Leader: Cindi McDuffie
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Study of Isaiah: Striving Less and Trusting God More
Wednesday @ 6-7:30pm at Loring Mill
Room / Location: 119
Demographics: Coed - Adult
Ages: All Ages
Leader: Doc White
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Gather Moms
Wednesday @ 6-7:30pm at Loring Mill
Room / Location: 200
Demographics: Single Moms
Ages: All Ages
Leader: Susan Hepler
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I Promise: How 5 Decisions determine the Destiny of Your Marriage
Wednesday @ 6-7:30pm at Loring Mill
Room / Location: 201
Demographics: Couples
Ages: All Ages
Leader: Hap and Sue Tucker
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Women’s Discipleship Group
Wednesday @ 9:30am at Loring Mill
Room / Location: The Cabin
Demographics: Women
Ages: Adults
Leader: Myra Yates
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Finding I Am
Wednesday @ 6-7:30pm at Loring Mill
Room / Location: 204B
Demographics: Women
Ages: Adults
Leader: Penny Fleming
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Study of the book of Genesis
Wednesday @ 6-7:30pm at Loring Mill
Room / Location: 204C
Demographics: Women
Ages: Adults
Leader: Kay Raffield
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Study of the book of Daniel
Wednesday @ 6-7:30pm at Loring Mill
Room / Location: the cabin
Demographics: Men
Ages: Adults
Leader: Tim Capps and Bryan Cook
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The Chosen Season 2: Deep Dive
Wednesday @ 6-7:30pm at Loring Mill
Room / Location: 208
Demographics: Coed - Adult
Ages: All Ages
Leader: Jeff and Crystal Reid
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Financial Peace University
Wednesday @ 6-7:30pm at Loring Mill
Room / Location: 202A
Demographics: Coed - Adult
Ages: Adults
Leader: Jimmy and Teresa Healey
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Open Prayer Time
Wednesday @ 5-6 PM at Loring Mill
Room / Location: Prayer Chapel
Demographics: Coed - Adult
Ages: All Ages
Leader: n/a
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Questions about LIFE Groups?

Please reach out to Kevin Buynak.

 

 

Women's Ministry

 


 

 

BLOOM

Bloom meets 3-4 times a year.

 

BLOOM Women’s Ministry is a gathering for the Women of Sumter where we can gather, grow, and go. 

We gather as a community of women because we are better together.

We grow through studying the Word of God together and sharing our stories.

We go and share with others the hope we have in the Lord Jesus.

 

Please join us for our next Bloom event at the Loring Mill Campus on February 9, 7-8:30 PM.

 

MOMS Sumter

MOMS meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month, from 9:15 -11:30 AM | Loring Mill Campus |  1305 Loring Mill Rd, Sumter

 

MOMS Sumter, formerly known as MOPs, is a ministry of motherhood. Whether you are a military mom, a Sumter-born and raised mom, a mom raising babies in diapers, or a mom sending kids off to college, this is for you! This is a place for women to find comfort and community with other women who get their joys and their struggles while encouraging each other with the Word of God.

We believe that every mom can connect with each other as sisters in Christ, no matter their background or age.

 

What to Expect?

Food: Each table takes turns bringing food to share

Speakers: To give insight, advice, and ideas

Small Groups: To encourage relationships

Crafts: Fun, easy projects, once a month

 

What does it cost?

$65 for the year. This covers childcare, speakers, craft supplies, and other meeting needs.

Is there Childcare? Yes!!! While moms are in meetings, their children are divided by age, where they can play, interact and socialize with each other and our trained, loving, and background-checked leaders.

*Babies 6 months and younger are welcome to join mom if she wishes.

 

Stitches of Love

Stitches of Love meets in The Cabin on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10 am – 3 pm.

Loring Mill Campus |  1305 Loring Mill Rd

 

Stitches of Love is a quilting ministry of ADBC.  Their mission is to be the hands of Jesus by using their gifts and talents to bless others.  In addition to doing fun projects together, they make baby quilts to donate to the crisis pregnancy centers in Sumter, to the young military couples at Shaw Air Force Base who go through parenting classes, to local nursing homes, and to members of the church who have babies.  They make comfort caps for ladies who have lost their hair due to chemo or other medical reasons. 

 

We welcome those who may be interested in sewing. If you don’t know how to sew, we will teach you. There are no dues or charges to our participants.

 

For more information: Email Libby Singletary at libby7168@yahoo.com or join their Facebook page: Stitches of Love Quilt Ministry.

 

 

Thimble Thursdays

Thimble Thursday meets weekly in The Cabin 10 am – 2 pm. 

Loring Mill Campus |  1305 Loring Mill Rd

 

Thimble Thursday is a weekly informal gathering where we work on charity projects that benefit the Sumter community (comfort caps for cancer patients, baby quilts for Sumter Crisis Pregnancy Center, Shaw AFB, local nursing homes, and ADBC members).  We also work on personal projects. Members are encouraged to bring their machines and join us. There is no set agenda.

 

We welcome those who may be interested in sewing. If you don’t know how to sew, we will teach you. There are no dues or charges to our participants.

 

For more information: Email Libby Singletary at libby7168@yahoo.com or join their Facebook page: Stitches of Love Quilt Ministry.

 

 

 

Men's Ministry

 

 

 

Young Adults

The Young Adults ministry is for people 18-29 years old looking for community in Sumter. Our mission is to help as many young adults as possible take their next step toward Jesus Christ.

 

LIFE Groups:

Sunday Mornings

9:45 AM | Young Professionals Room 204A at Loring Mill                                                    9:45 AM | 18-24 yr old in The Studio at Loring Mill 

9:45 AM | 18-29 yr old Lakewood High at Pocalla Campus 

11:00 AM | Married with Children in Room 118 at Loring Mill 

3:00 PM | Ultimate Frisbee located at Patriot Park! 

 

Monday 

7:30-8:30 PM | Women only Bible Study on Shaw AFB with Abigail Ketz

7:50-9:00 PM | Young Professionals Located in the Cabin at Loring Mill 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                    

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Contact Us

Young Adults Contact Form


 

 

Please contact JoBeth Hilliard for more information at 757-506-8347 or jhilliard@adbc.org

 

 

GROW Character

GROW CHARACTER

We believe people should be like Jesus, so we want to help you grow character.

 

Our next GROW Character Class is scheduled for:

 

                                  Wednesday, March 22, 2023  6 – 7:30pm

                                  Loring Mill Campus, Room 202C

 

The GROW Character Class is taught by Executive Pastor, Todd Fleming. Interested in practical steps to grow spiritually? Invest a Sunday evening in learning about the spiritual habits of Bible reading and prayer. Childcare is provided.

 

 

 For questions about attending this class, contact Mary Johnson or Todd Fleming.  

 

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