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

Go ahead, try one!

Sign Up HERE!

  • beach day/ women

    Come enjoy a morning at the beach together!

    Leader: Sarah Brown

    Phone: 757-971-2137


    When: Weekly Thursdays 10:00 am

    Where: First Landing State Park Beach, 2500 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA

    *Parking $4.00 per vehicle

    Ages: All

    Childcare: Kids are welcome

  • Delighting in His Word / women

    Grow closer to God and other women through prayer partnership, accountability, and scripture memorization as we study the book of Philippians.

    Leader: Michelle Armbrust

    Phone: 757-236-1966


    When: Weekly Mondays 6:45 pm

    Where:  749 Washington Drive Chesapeake

    Age: Women 18+

    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


    When: Bi-weekly Fridays 7:00 pm

    Where: 903 Willowstone Arch Chesapeake

    Ages: 18 - 25 years old

    Childcare: Yes

  • 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


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

    Where: 600 Channel Place Chesapeake

    Ages: All

    Childcare: Kids are welcome to participate

  • Golf / all

    Come connect with others at the range.

    Leader: Joel Brown

    Phone: 757-971-2321


    When: Weekly Tuesdays 7:00 pm

    Where: Battlefield Golf Club 1001 Centerville Turnpike S, Chesapeake

    Ages: 18+

    Childcare: No

  • Kayak -n- Connect / all

    This is an oportune time to grab your Kayaks and hit the water with others who share the same interest. We will come together, paddle together, and enjoy each other's company. If you would like to fish while Kayaking make sure you have your fishing license.

    Leader: Isaac and Kelly Garcia

    Phone: 757-327-2661


    When: Bi-Weekly Saturdays 9:00 am

    Where: Various kayak drops

    Ages: All

    Childcare: No but children can kayak with their parents

  • The Reason for God - Belief in the Age of Skepticism / all

    The Reason for God, captures live and unscripted conversations with a group of people to address their doubts and objections to Christianity. Using literature, philosophy, and Scripture, Keller and the group explore the truth of Christianity.  Christians will be challenged to wrestle with their friends and neighbors’ hardest questions, and to engage those questions in ways that will spark an honest, enriching, and humbling dialogue, as is modeled during the sessions. 

    Leader: Dave and Beth Morin

    Phone: 757-651-1942


    When: Weekly Wednesdays 6:45 pm

    Where: 2005 Harton Circle Chesapeake

    Ages: All

    Childcare: No but children are welcome to play outside or upstairs

  • Kingdom Principles / all

    The message of the Messiah was and still is undeniably about His Kingdom invading earth.  This connect group will explore principles of a kingdom which will open our understanding to the Bible and unleash the kingdom of heaven on earth.

    Leader: Charles Gordon

    Phone: 757-646-2020


    When: Weekly Wednesdays 6:00 pm

    Where: 904 Painted Lady Pl. Chesapeake

    Ages: All

    Childcare: Yes


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. 



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. 


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.       


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 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