CONNECT Groups

A place where people can relax, be themselves, truly engage and trust those around them while growing in their relationship with God.....you are welcome at any of our groups! 

Go ahead, try one!


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  • foundations class / ALL

    In this 8 week class you will discover the foundations of living in relationship with God as well as experience freedom. You will learn a new way of seeing and living. This is a powerhouse class covering: The Kingdom of God, prayer, how to study the Bible, fasting, hearing God, the Holy Spirit and MORE! Each Session of this class builds on top of the previous so make sure to clear your schedule for 8 weeks, classes are done in order so there is no joining mid-class.


    Leader:  Isaac Garcia and Charles Gordon

    Phone: (I) 757-327-2661

    Email: isaac@churchathamptonroads.com

    When: Weekly Sundays 4:00 pm

    Where: 904 Painted Lady Pl. Chesapeake

    Ages: All

    Childcare: Yes, games, a movie and a small snack, will be provided.

  • Anything / all

    Anything is a prayer of surrender that will spark something. A prayer that will move you to stop chasing things that just make you feel happy and start living a surrendered life that matters.


    Leader: Tonya Tillman

    Phone: 757-353-1429

    Email: tonya@appledoor.net

    When: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 6:30 pm

    Where: 313 Silver Rail Ln Chesapeake VA 23323

    Ages: 18+

    Childcare: Yes

  • Roles of a Mentee / ALL

    Covering the roles of a mentee (one being mentored).  We all want to be mentored on some level.  But have you ever thought about your role as the mentee?  How do we seek out and get the most from mentors?  THIS GROUP WILL START WITH A 1.5 mile run. *Bring running gear.


    Leader: Joel Brown

    Phone: 757-971-2321

    Email: joel@churchathamptonroads.com

    When: bi-weekly Fridays at 6 am

    Where: Oak Grove Park 409 Bryon Street, Chesapeake, VA 23320

    Ages: All

    Childcare: No

  • business by the book / all

    Business by the Book is a step-by-step presentation of how businesses should be run according to God's word. The 6 main topics we will cover are having purpose in business, servant-based leadership, finances, managing employees, marketing and planning. Not only will we learn from this book but also from each others experiences.


    Leader: Brian  Armbrust

    Phone: 757-448-7762

    Email: brianarmbrust1@gmail.com

    When: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays 6:00 am

    Where: Sunrise Breakfast Shop 222 North Battlefield Blvd, Chesapeake 23322

    Ages: all

    Childcare: No

  • Financial peace university / all

    A biblically based money management program to help create and live by a budget, pay off debt, and save for emergencies, allowing participants to "Live and give like no one else!"


    Leader: Nicholas Bowlin and Brian Armbrust

    Phone: (N) 314-803-5192  (B) 757-448-7762

    Email: nick.bowlin@gmail.com

    When: Weekly Sundays at 4:00 pm

    Where:  749 Washington Drive Chesapeake

    Ages: 18+

    Childcare: Yes, for a small fee.


  • bait of satan / all

    Don’t allow yesterday’s pain to steal tomorrow’s joy. God’s ultimate purpose is reconciliation and restoration. He wants you to thrive in your relationships, your marriage, your job, your church, and your world.


    Leader: Sarah Brown

    Phone: 757-971-2137

    Email: sarah@churchathamptonroads.com

    When: Bi-weekly Thursdays 7:00 pm

    Where: 903 Willowstone Arch Chesapeake

    Ages: All

    Childcare: Kids are welcome


  • harbour north / all

    An outreach to show the love of God to kids in practical ways; games, snacks, homework assistance, small group devotions, etc...


    Leader: Sarah Brown

    Phone: 757-971-2137

    Email: sarah@churchathamptonroads.com

    When: Monthly 2nd Saturday on the month 3:30 pm

    Where: 600 Channel Place Chesapeake

    Ages: All

    Childcare: Kids are welcome to participate

  • lincoln park / all

    A study on living life on purpose.


    Leader: Joel Brown

    Phone: 757-971-2321

    Email: joel@churchathamptonroads.com

    When: Monthly 2nd Tuesday of the month 7:00 pm

    Where: 700 Waterfront Circle Apt. 309 Newport News

    Ages: 18+

    Childcare: No

  • game night / couples-parents

    A fun and laid back family style game night!  Discussion and prayer topics on Godly and unGodly ways to love, parenting with respect, ways to connect with your family and patience in your marriage/relationship. 


    Leader: Bobby and Gabrielle Isenberg

    Phone:  757-477-0588

    Email: Rsi1126@yahoo.com

    When: Bi-weekly Fridays 6:30 pm

    Where: 432 Fleming Cir Chesapeake

    Ages: All

    Childcare: Yes

  • Stay at home moms / women

    Come bring your kids and enjoy talking with other stay at home moms while we study the Armor of God.  This is an action plan for putting the armor on and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory in our lives.


    Leaders: Laken Newton

    Phone:  757-681-2907

    Email: lakenheart@yahoo.com

    When: Weekly Friday 9:30 am

    Where:  1345 West Rd Chesapeake Virginia, 23323

    Age: all

    Childcare: Yes, for a small fee.

  • Spiritually mismatched - winning him without words / women

    Do you feel like you're walking a tightrope of spiritual survival- guarding the flame of your belief in Christ, yet unable to share it with someone or the person you love the most? Your spiritually mismatched relationships can be vibrant, blessed relationships where you're free to grow in love with God and them.


    Leader: Lindy Lower

    Phone: 757-646-7070

    Email: lindylower@cox.net

    When: Wednesdays 6:45 pm

    Where: 300 Paperbark Trail Chesapeake

    Ages: all

    Childcare: Will make arrangements on an as needed basis.



  • D-Group / women

    This group provides discipleship and accountability for those seeking to grow deeper in relationship with Christ and others. It includes Bible study, prayer partnership, scripture memorization, a service project, encouragement, and accountability.


    Leader: Michelle Armbrust

    Phone: 757-236-1966

    Email: mearmbrust@gmail.com

    When: Starting May 15th / Weekly Mondays 6:45-8:45 pm

    Where:  749 Washington Drive Chesapeake

    Age: Women 18+

    Childcare: Yes

  • HOOKED / men

    Do you enjoy fishing? Do you enjoy connecting with others? If so, Hooked is for you. Come join us as we go fishing and take time connecting with others. This is a great opportunity for you to share your testimony and personal fishing stories with others who may not know Jesus. We will be meeting at different fishing piers through out the session.


    Leader: Mark Newton

    Phone:  757-641-7348

    Email: mark@churchathamptonroads.com

    When: Bi-weekly Saturdays 7:00 am

    Where: various piers in Hampton Roads

    Ages: All

    Childcare: No

  • young adults / 18 -25 years old

    A group for young adults 18 - 25 years old whether in college or not.  Come hang out for a great time and growing in our relationship with God together. 


    Leader: Joel and Sarah Brown

    Phone: 757-971-2137

    Email: sarah@churchathamptonroads.com

    When: Bi-weekly Fridays 7:00 pm

    Where: 903 Willowstone Arch Chesapeake

    Ages: 18 - 25 years old

    Childcare: No

NEW CONNECT GROUP LEADER?

Interested in leading? 



From Pastor Joel & Sarah

We are so glad that you are considering leading a Connect Group! We believe all believers can and should reach out to the people around them with the love of Jesus. You have gifts and a calling from God that can be used for His glory. You have something to offer somebody. "This is why I remind you to keep using the gift God gave you when I laid my hands on you. Now let it grow, as a small flame grows into a fire. God did not give us a spirit that makes us afraid but a spirit of power and love and self-control." 

2 Timothy 1:6–7, NCV


The vision of Church at Hampton Roads Connect Groups is to see each person partnering together to fulfill the great commission (Mark 16:15). The purpose of CHR Connect Groups is to create safe environments where people can engage in a lifestyle of spiritual growth and authentic relationships. Spiritual growth happens best when people learn to be intimate with God and connected to each other. Authentic relationships are achieved when people are accountable to each other, are genuinely cared for, and feel a true sense of belonging. Because relationships are vital ingredients to your leadership success, we are here for anything you need. We care about you and the success of your group and are here to cheer you on. We want to help you through the leadership process. We will be available to you at all times. 




PREREQUISITES

(CONNECT GROUP LEADERSHIP PATHWAY) 


Connect Group leaders have:

  • They are believers in Jesus Christ and have been water baptized. 
  • Joined CHR (Welcome to Church Night).
  • CHR Serve Team members of at least six months.
  • Have attended a previous CHR Connect Group
  • Are trusting God in their tithe regularly.  
  • They desire to refrain from the use of alcohol in order to be clear minded and guard their influence.
  • They are present on Sundays on a regular basis in order to connect with the community they lead.  
  • They want to help people grow spiritually and develop meaningful relationships. 




NEXT STEPS


1.  Connect Group Leader Application CLICK HERE  We will be in contact with you. If you are leading a group as a husband-and-wife team, please only submit one application for both of you. 


2.  Attending a Connect Group Leadership Training is a required one-day training that focuses on three main areas to prepare you for your role as a Connect Group Pastor: (1) mission and purpose, (2) leadership essentials, and (3) pastoral support system.   Next training date TBD.       


RETURN CONNECT GROUP Leader

Returning Connect Group Leader & want to lead next session?   

We are appreciative of ALL those who have led.  We are so grateful for your heart and passion!  We are also excited to do ministry with you this upcoming session!  Please fill out the application by CLICKING HERE.  We will contact you. However, we do ask that you go over the Leadership Pathway Statement to ensure you are in line with the vision of CHR .


RETURN CONNECT GROUP LEADERSHIP PATHWAY

Return Connect Group Leaders:

  • CHR Serve Team members of at least six months.
  • Are trusting God in their tithe regularly. 
  • They desire to refrain from the use of alcohol in order to be clear minded and guard their testimony.
  • They are present on Sundays on a regular basis in order to connect with the community they lead.  
  • They want to help people grow spiritually and develop meaningful relationships. 

host a CONNECT group?

Interested in hosting a CHR connect group without leading one?


Hosting a CHR Connect Group is simple. Our Groups run one hour and fifteen minutes in length. A host opens their home to others with a clean, warm, and welcoming environment to enable others to connect, grow and mature in their spiritual walk with Jesus Christ. The home will need to be accessible to the leader no more than 20 minutes before the group starts and 15 minutes afterward as we want to respect your home, your time, and your commitment.  A host can provide drinks and snacks to their group but it is not required.


Please fill out the following application CLICK HERE