A Network of Community Groups for Ages 18-29 in the North Georgia Region.


College-Age Community Groups in the North GA Region

Community Groups

Community groups are the heartbeat behind this community. Each group meets once a week in a home, on a college campus, or at a local coffee shop. These groups include: discussions about God, Jesus, & the Holy Spirit, The Gospel, studying God’s Word, serving, discipleship, and social events.

*All Spring ’20 Groups were virtual because of COVID-19 * For more info on our summer and fall groups, contact Mark Thomas at: mthomas@lakewoodlife.org

Summer Groups:

  • Every Sunday on ZOOM – Email Mark Thomas (mthomas@lakewoodlife.org) for the zoom link and password!
  • Tuesday, May 26th – Summer Group will be OUTSIDE in the Lakewood Plaza area. We will abide by social distancing regulations. Ages 18-29!



Community Groups Coming Together as One

What are Gatherings?

Gatherings occur a couple times a semester with all our Community Groups coming together as one church body to praise and worship the Lord. For more info on location and details of these Gathering’s contact Mark at: mthomas@lakewoodlife.org

Summer Gatherings: 

  • Summer  Group – May 26th – July 28th. Tuesday’s each week 6:30pm. We will study God’s Word together!
  • Camping, June 19-20th – We will be social distance camping on approved private property! More info on our Instagram.
  • Hiking, June 20th – Come enjoy God’s creation with us. 1pm at Warwoman trial.
  • Lake Day, July 26th – Join us for fun on the Lake! Location: TBD



Serving Our Local Community

Where can your community group serve?

Each group takes part in local mission opportunities that their community groups do together. To get involved in some mission opportunities, check out our community groups.

Mission Trips:

Croatia Mission Trip March 20-29th. Our trip to Croatia this Spring Break is canceled in light of COVID-19!  This trip consists of sharing the Gospel with Croatian college students on their campuses. For more information on this Mission Trip for next year in 2021 contact Jim Lee or Mark Thomas.

Sharing the Gospel HERE! (Postponed until further notice)

Every Wednesday at 11:30am, we share the Gospel with students at UNG on campus in Dahlonega. We are also starting to share the Gospel with college students at UNG GVL Monday’s at 12. To find out where to meet each week, check out our instagram  @gather_ya or contact Mark Thomas at: mthomas@lakewoodlife.org



Upcoming Gather Events


Summer Schedule:

  • Camping June 19-20th – We will camp on family property & will abide by social distance guidelines.
  • Hiking, June 20th – Come enjoy God’s creation with us!
  • Beach Retreat, July 16-20thPrice: $140 (food and travel included). Join us as we retreat to the beach and carve out time to read God’s Word together! Register HERE!
  • Lake Day, July 26th – Join us for fun on the Lake! Location: TBD