At Lakewood, our greatest desire is to see you connect with others and grow spiritually. We believe you grow to be like Christ as you do life with other people. In addition, we are convinced sustained life-change happens best in the context of a small group.



Group Life during Social Distancing

Groups Online

Lakewood Groups are continuing to meet during these days of social distancing. If you are in a group, your leader will be in touch about the details for your particular group. If you are looking for community and would like to find a group, contact us!

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Online Resources

Right Now Media is a resource available to Lakewood with video based Bible Studies as well as children’s programs. Learn more here.

Our Discipleship staff has created 2-minute video messages that may be helpful to you during this time. Click on a name to see a message:

Scott Smith, Discipleship Pastor

Dawn Smith, Connection Director

Jessica Hart, Lakewood’s Women’s Discipleship Director



Forever Marriage Conference

FRI 6PM – SAT 1:30PM   |   MAR 27 – MAR 28

We are still planning to have our Forever Marriage Conference, but instead of being at Lakewood it will be in an online format. We hope you and your spouse will make plans to attend this year’s conference! Scott & Dawn Smith and Levi & Christa Skipper are our keynote speakers. This year’s theme is INTIMACY: spiritual, emotional, and physical intimacy in marriage.



Meet our Adult Discipleship Ministry

Adult Discipleship Ministry Staff


Scott Smith | Discipleship Pastor | Email

Allie Weaver | Discipleship Ministry Assistant | Email

Stephen Jackson | Group Life & Forever Marriage Director | Email

Emily Lavender | Forever Marriage Ministry Assistant | Email

Mark Thomas | College & Young Adult Pastor | Email

Hannah Thomas | College & Young Adult Ministry Assistant | Email

Dawn Smith | Connection Director | Email

Beth Everett | Counseling & Prayer Director | Email

Jessica Hart | Women’s Discipleship Director | Email

Lisa Elliott | Coffeehouse & Bookstore Director | Email


Join a Sunday Morning Group, Community Group, or Accountability Group.

Sunday Morning Groups

On Sunday mornings, we have groups meeting at Lakewood at 8:15am, 9:30am and 11am. Most of these groups are co-ed, range from 10-40 people and are typically based on age, stage or study topic. We do offer some any age and stage adult classes on Sundays as well. Find a group that you can be a part of on Sunday Mornings!

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Community Groups

Community Groups are small groups of 6-12 people that join together weekly for intentional, purposeful Bible study focused on life change and spiritual transformation. Through Community Groups we seek a common purpose of deepening our relationship with God and creating authentic community with other believers. Find a group that’s a good fit for you!

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Accountability Groups

These gender-specific groups for 3-6 people meet weekly off campus to encourage each other through accountability, grow together through God’s word, cover each other in prayer, and impact others for Christ. New groups are always forming. Use the contact button below if you are interested in being a part of an Accountability Group.

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Find a Group Participating in a Special Study.

Women's Bible Studies

Bible Studies for women are launched Fall, Winter and Summer semesters. Contact us or use the Group Search to find out about current studies and times.

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Men's Summer Bible Study

Men, please join us this summer as we study the book of JAMES with Scott Smith. Beginning June 10, we will host an outdoor study every Wednesday from 6:15-7:30AM in the breezeway at Lakewood. This open air setting will provide plenty of room for us to gather in person while still maintaining safe distancing. There will also be an online option. Learn more and register HERE.

Divorce Care

Divorce Care is a Christ-centered 13-week support group for men and women to help you face the challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. New Divorce Care groups launch every January and August. 

Divorce Care For Kids (DC4K) is a Christ-centered 13-week support group for children age 5–12 years of age to help them cope with the devastating experience of divorce.

DC Info DC4K Info Contact Us


Often, grieving the loss of a loved one continues for some time after the funeral itself. In GriefShare, we hope to provide a listening ear and loving community as you find a “new normal.”