College Groups

For college students, we feel that the best thing that we can do for you at Wiregrass Church is to create a strong local church of which you can be a part. We want you to have a place where you can be an active member in the multi-generational body of Christ. To that end, our first priority for college students is to create a relevant place for you to worship, serve, and experience authentic community.

Our Sunday morning service is designed to help you feel like a welcome guest. We want this to be a place where you are excited about inviting friends who don’t attend church on a consistent basis. From there we want to help you make friends on a strategic service team. We have several teams and various opportunities for you regardless of your unique gifts and passions.

Finally, we hope you will join us in a small group where you begin to experience life change through doing life together. Our goal is to help facilitate conversation between adult (mentors) and college-age people, ultimately bridging intergenerational relationships and inviting spiritual growth through providential relationships. If you have any questions about college, please contact at Adam Roberson at [email protected],org or call (334) 678-6115.

If you’re ready to join a small group, attend GroupLink. If you have more questions, check out our Groups FAQ.

Groups – FAQ’s

Q: What kind of groups are there?

We believe sustained life change happens best in the context of community. In a small group, people study God’s Word together and discuss the issues and challenges of life. It’s also where they pray, care for one another, and are missed if they don’t show up.

  • Married Groups – Comprised of married couples in the same stage of life (just married, couples without children, with children, and empty nesters) and area of town.
  • Men’s and Women’s Groups – Comprised of men and women that are same-gender groups.
  • College Groups – Comprised of students from college campuses. Each group is either all men or all women.

Q: How do I join a group?

You join a group by coming to GroupLink. GroupLink is a two-hour event where you come to connect with people in the same season of life to form a small group. It is the perfect place to take that next step of gaining true community within Wiregrass Church!

Q: What about childcare?

We reimburse, at a predetermined rate, for babysitters for each group meeting. For more info, and to be reimbursed, see the Child Care Assistance form.

Q: When are where do groups meet?

Most of our groups meet Sunday night or Wednesday night. However, we do have some groups meeting at other times and on other nights of the week. Most groups prefer to take turns meeting in different members’ homes.

Q: How often do groups meet?

Most groups meet weekly. Some groups choose not to meet as regularly during the summer.

Q: How long does a group last?

Small groups initially commit to meet for eight weeks as a Starter Group. After those first eight weeks, the group members decide if they want to continue meeting together for an additional 10 – 16 months, for a total of 18-24 months.

Q: How long does a meeting last?

About two hours.

Q: What goes on at meeting?

Many groups have a social time in the beginning, then they transition to a time where they discuss the sermon or other content and pray for each other.

Q: What does it mean when a group ends or multiples?

During the term of the group, the group leader will train an apprentice to be the leader of the next group. At the end of the group, the leader will take some from the current group, and the apprentice (after becoming an approved leader) will others from the group. Then, they will both add more members to their respective new groups, therefore allowing others to join groups with seasoned leaders.

Q: What do groups study?

Most of our groups go through material based on the Sunday sermons. If a group is in agreement that they all need to study a specific topic other than the sermon, they can contact the Group’s Director (a staff member who guides the group) for suggestions.

Q: Are there co-ed groups?

Our only co-ed group, is the married couples group.

Core Values

As an organization, we are choosing to value these as we pursue our mission:

Biblical Authority
God has spoken to us through the Bible and we recognize it as the final authority for our lives.
Are your priorities consistent with scripture?

Intimacy with God
God desires an intimate relationship with each of us. Is your relationship with God a priority?

Relevant Environments
Every environment should be designed to effectively connect with its target audience. Are your environments appealing, engaging, and helpful?

Relational Evangelism
God’s message of forgiveness through Christ is most effectively conveyed within the context of personal relationships. In whom are you investing?

Authentic Community
Accountability, belonging, care and spiritual growth happen best with relationally-connected believers. Are you in a community group?

Strategic Service
Our spiritual gifts have maximum impact when exercised in support of our strategy. Where are you serving?

Intentional Apprenticing
We are responsible to pass along to others the knowledge, skills and opportunities that have been entrusted to us. Who are you apprenticing?

Statement of Faith

About the Scriptures
We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible is without error.

About God
We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity (the Son of God) who became flesh to reveal God to man and to become the Savior of the lost world.

About Mankind
We believe that mankind was created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man is incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through his own effort alone.

About Salvation
We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, salvation occurs only when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin.

About the Christian Life
We believe that every Christian should live for Christ and not for himself. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Christ.

About the Church
We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving Him and by making Him known to the lost world.

Making A Baptism Video

Prior to being baptized at Wiregrass Church, you will need to tape a baptism video. Although it may seem like a frightening experience, we feel that it is a truly meaningful way to make a public profession of your acceptance of Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. It’s actually a fun process!

Each time we have a baptism, there are those who say to themselves, “Wow, that’s my story, ‘or “God surely is at work in that guy’s/girl’s life, ‘or “How can I know that awesome Savior myself?” Sharing your story this way affords you an amazing opportunity to impact hundreds of people.

We will tape your video here at Wiregrass Church at least two weeks prior to your baptism.
Here are some things to think about while you’re preparing for your shoot:

Think short; it can be no longer than two minutes. If you practice at home and it’s longer than two minutes, call or e-mail us for help. You’ll need to have your story down pat before you come to the taping.

It may be helpful to outline your testimony like this:

  1. Introduce yourself
  2. Your life before accepting Jesus Christ
  3. How and when you accepted Christ as your personal Savior
  4. How has He affected your life since then?
  5. Optional – Thank no more than one or two people who have helped you in your walk or your small group.
  6. Your public profession (for example “ I am here today to publicly profess that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior.”)

If you trusted Christ many years ago and were never baptized as a Christian:

  1. How and when you accepted Christ as your personal Savior
  2. What has lead you to be baptized at this time?
  3. Optional – Thank no more than one or two people who have helped you in your walk or your small group.

The video will be shot from about the chest up so please wear attire that covers both your shoulders.

Please feel free to contact Holly Hammer at [email protected] or 678-6115 with any questions. See you at the shoot; you are going to be great!

Spiritual Growth

Spiritual Growth @ Wiregrass Church

At Wiregrass Church we believe that Spiritual growth is a continuous process of circular growth through catalysts, not a linear set of courses to be completed. We call these catalysts the “5 Catalysts for Faith Growth”. These catalysts are not items to check off a list but rather experiences that repeatedly come along in our life. They don’t always look the same, but they are each vital for spiritual growth. They are as follows:

  • Pivotal Circumstances – Unexpected events that come our way that may be divine opportunities
  • Personal Ministry – The relationship between our faith and our service to others
  • Practical Teaching – Learning biblical principles and then applying them in our lives resulting in spiritual growth
  • Providential Relationships – Realizing there are people who played significant roles along the way in our faith story
  • Private Disciplines – God leveraging systematic prayer, Bible study, and generosity to grow our confidence in Him

At Wiregrass Church we realize that we cannot “make” anyone grow spiritually. Our goal is to create the environment for people to connect with God. In other words we cannot make anyone enter into or grow in their relationship with God, but we can create the date. We hope to do that in the following ways:

  • Pivotal Circumstances – While we don’t want to create dramatic life circumstances, experiences such as Student Camps and Mission Trips can be life changing spiritually
  • Personal Ministry – Strategic Service (volunteer) at Wiregrass Church; Mission Trips, Intersect Projects
  • Practical Teaching – Sunday Morning Services
  • Providential Relationships – Small Groups, Strategic Service
  • Private Disciplines – Devotionals, Financial Giving, Online Biblical Studies (see list)

Helpful Links

Starting Path

  • I want to know more about a personal relationship with God.
  • I have a Bible, but rarely read it.
  • I am a new Christian.
  • I have some basic questions about God and the Bible.

If you relate to any of the above statements then this is the path for you. The Starter Path offers you the opportunity to explore the world of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Through Starting Point, a short-term small group study, you’ll gain answers to basic questions about God, church and the Bible. Community with others is built on community with Christ.