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 the church. These groups include: discussions about God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, The Gospel, studying God’s Word, serving, and discipleship. We also periodically plan social events to have fun!

Listen to our podcast on Spotify or Apple to hear more about what we talk about in our groups!

For any additional info on our groups, contact Mark Thomas at: mthomas@lakewoodlife.org

Spring Groups:

  • Gather Lakewood, Sunday’s @ 9:30am in person – Join us for Coffee and talking about God’s Word in the lower Lodge auditorium. Email Mark Thomas (mthomas@lakewoodlife.org) This is the only group to meet throughout the whole year.
  • Gather GVL, Monday’s @ 6:30pm  – This group is for those in college and/or out of college in the GVL area. For college students or working/out of college.
  • Gather Downtown, Tuesday’s @ 7:00pm – This group is solely for those out of college and in the working field.
  • Gather Lakeside, Thursday’s @ 7:30pm  – This group is for those in and/or out of college in the Clermont area. For those at Truett/UNG/Lanier Tech.
  • Gather Dahlonega, Thursday’s @ 7:00pm – This group is for those at UNG Dahlonega. Location will be at Cam & Park’s house @ 7:00pm!



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 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: 

  • Click HERE to listen to the audio from the Dating Q&A panel.

Winter/Spring Gatherings:

  • Gather Wars, February 20th – Join us at 6:30pm for dinner in The Lodge at Lakewood and then our groups will compete against one another.
  • Spring Retreat(s), March 25-27th – Our guys and girls will take time to get away to spend in God’s Word.



Serving Our Local Community

How can we serve?

Our groups takes part in local mission opportunities. To get involved in some mission opportunities, check out our community groups.

Mission Trips:

Mission Trip to Zagreb, Croatia – Postponed until further notice, in light of Covid-19 virus. This trip heavily consists of sharing the Gospel with Croatian college students on their campuses. We are called to share the Good News to all nations. For more information on this Mission Trip for March of 2023 contact Jim Lee or Mark Thomas.

Sharing the Gospel where we live – We have weekly shared the Gospel with students on the Dahlonega campus of UNG. 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

Graduate Recognition Sunday

We are excited to celebrate those graduating in the spring from high school, college, or graduate school. On Sunday, May 22, graduates will be recognized in our worship services (Crosspoint at 9:30 & Real Life at 11:00). Following the Real Life service, there will be a special lunch for all grads and their families for those who registered. For questions contact Mark Thomas.



Resources to Help You Grow

Quiet Time Resource

Quiet Time Resources

We have several resources available for those looking to get started with daily spending time with the Lord in His Word. We believe in equipping the next generation in reading the Bible. Everyone says to “read your Bible” but often it is difficult to know where to start or how to read different books in the Bible.

Quiet Time Resource Guide

Listen to our Podcast

“Continuing the Conversation” (Gather’s Podcast)

We “continue the conversation” from our weekly community groups and/or address issues young adults are facing in today’s world!

Listen on Spotify

Listen on Apple Podcasts