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At GMV one of our main focuses is on community. Scripture shows us that one of God’s intents is for us to live in community with one another. To put it another way, we are convinced that God wants His kids to “do life together.” One of the first things that we stress to people when they begin showing interest in our church is to find a small group to plug into. If you are visiting GMV, you will be personally contacted and given specific information about what steps you can take relative to finding a small group to attend. Let us POINT YOU IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION!

Below is a listing of all of our small groups available. If you have any questions or need direction please contact Jake Barrett. 


Classes & Tribes are our small group gatherings that take place on sunday & Wednesday evenings. some classes are offered here on campus and some are hosted in homes. 

Classes will meet the 1st, 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month.



  • Sunday Afternoon Men's Bible Study-4:30-5:30pm led by Farris Cason.

  • Sunday Night Tribe-6:15-7:45pm led by Jake & Ellen Barrett. For more information contact


  • GMV Women's Group-9:00am led by Pam Irons & Suzanne Frazier. GMV Women are you interested in meeting weekly with other women to share our Christian walk with one another?! This would be a time to share and pray for one another. Wednesday mornings at 9:00am in the Small Dining Room. Women of all ages are encouraged to come. Hope to see you. If you have any questions contact Pam Irons or Suzanne Frazier. 



  • Genesis Tribe-6:30-7:30pm led by Shelby & Christi Howell. For more information please contact

  • Wednesday Night Tribe-6:30-7:30pm-led by Daryl & Haley Irons. For more information contact


  • Connecting 101-6:30pm in -led by Pastor Jake Barrett. This class is designed for new comers and longtime attenders. This class is currently scheduled to meet every 4th Wednesday.       

  • Senior Connection-6:30pm in the Chapel-led by Steve Baccus. Senior Pastor Steve Baccus will be connecting with Senior Adults as they pray, study, laugh and maybe even invade a local restaurant from time to time.           

  • Disciple III-5:30pm in room 212-led by Carolyn Smith. This is a 36-week study. Completion of Disciple I & II is recomended but not required.

  • Bible Study-Seamless-6:30pm in the Small Dining Room-led by Cathy Harris. This new study starts April 11 and April 25. Whether you have grown up hearing Bible Stories or you are exploring scripture for the first time, the full story can be overwhelming. The 66 books of the Bible may seem disconnected at first glance. In the SEAMLESS Study, Author Angie Smith shows you how the whole Bible - from Genesis through Revelation - connects as one beautiful, seamless thread. Anyone can join this study and everyone is invited!

  • Intentional Parenting-6:30pm in room 304-led by Pam Irons. Intentional Parenting is a book by Doug Fields. “Every parent has dreams for their children. As parents we all start out with the best intentions. Although at some point we move from dreams to duct tape and hope that each day everything will just stay together. Raising kids in today’s difficult culture is a challenge and requires a plan”… But don’t worry this book focuses on how to move from quick fix parenting to intentional parenting.



  • Strangers & Pilgrims- Small Dining Room.  Young Adults ages 18- 50. Studies vary in topic, but are always founded in Biblical study and truth. Alternating leaders: Daryl Irons, Heather Lebischak and/or Ben Hamm.

  • New Journey– room 306

  • His Servant– room 317.  Blended class of all ages. Contact Cathy Harris (447-8533) or Jan Chandler (531-8135) for more information.

  • Journey– room 319. All ages welcome! Single or married. This class focuses on in-depth Bible study and topics that stretch us out of our comfort zone and equip us for witnessing to unbelievers and growing in our personal faith journey. This class enjoys opportunities offered by GMV as well as quarterly social events that allow our members to develop interpersonal relationships.


  • New Direction– Small Dining Room.  All ages welcome! Rotating Teachers. We follow the Bible Expositor & Illuminator curriruculum. We try to have a class full of open discussion. Contact Bill Couch (205-612-8048/ for more information.

  • Frank Malone Class– room 209.  Ages 60-70’s. Couples & singles. We follow the Adult Bible Study by Cokesbury. Leader: Wayne Burrow, Wayne Duncan & Darlene Shirley

  • Singles– room 304.  Singles of all ages. Rotating teachers. As a group we are loving, and welcoming and genuinely care about others. Please join us as we grow closer to Christ together. Contact Kathy Erhart (205) 631-9833 for more information.

  • Seekers– room 305.  Singles & couples of all ages. We have five facilitators that rotate leading the class discussion of lessons in the Adult Bible Studies book. This class is also involved in supporting events outside our class including missions, fellowship gatherings, assisting the hospitality committee and praying. Contact Jackie Schillaci ( for more information.

  • Ambassadors– room 310.  Older adults. We visit our shut-ins and church members that are not able to attend worship each month. We also plan a social get together every other month to fellowship. Contact Ethelene Bullard (205-410-3775) for more information.

  • Joy– room 308.  Ages 30-60. Discussion style class that study a variety of topics, always Bible-based. Friendly class that has fun and supports each other. Our discussions are lively, we don’t shy away from controversial topics. Contact Danny Dunson ( for more information.

  • Fellowship– room 318.  A service-minded class of active retired adults who use the Cokesbury series for a lecture/discussion guide for Sunday School Bible study. We use a rotating group of teachers. Contact Bobbie Andrews (205-631-8886/ for more information.

  • Rainbow– room 319.  Ages 40 and up. Rotating facilitators. Andy Stanley studies are our favorite and we normally have a DVD or streaming study. For more information please contact Lyn Herring at or (205) 631-9256

  • Open Door– room 320.   Age doesn't define us! All ages welcome. We like discussion rather than lecture. We stay scripture focused, apply what we learn to current culture and we have fun! Very active with outreach opportunities inside & outside the church. Rotating teachers. Contact Harold Payne (205-853-0236/ for more information.