Our small group philosophy is simple: always have an open chair. You are always welcome to show up at any of our small groups, aside from groups specific to women or men. In fact, our hope is that our small group atmosphere is so inviting that it will become the one thing each week that you don't want to miss. Our small groups are built on the mantra: know and be known, love and be loved. Our groups are a place where you can learn God's Word, grow in relationships with others, and develop a genuine Christian community that will spur you on to love.

Open groups

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Women’s Monday Morning Bible Study

Led by Christy Gregory

The Fireside Room at Discovery Church

Mondays from 10:00am-12:00pm

This is a small group for women of all ages. Childcare is not provided, but all children are welcome!

Christy: 304-881-4684

College Life

Led by Jason & Sara Thead

22 Andy’s Lane, Bristol, TN

Mondays from 6:30-8:00pm

Each week college students are invited to gather at "The Fox Den" for a home cooked meal and Bible study. College Life offers students a break from school and an opportunity to form new relationships and unpack scripture in a relaxed setting. 

Sara: 423-534-7919


"Adult" Life

Led by Jessany Bowman

Mondays from 7:00-9:00pm

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Formerly known as "the misfits", we are a group of twenty-somethings still trying to find our place in the world. We are currently diving into “Follow Me” by David Platt. We love new friendly faces, and we always have a spot for you at our table!

Jessany: 423-276-6201


Family Life Series

Led by James & Johnna Humphrey

1633 Island Rd Bristol, VA 24201

Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30pm

We are a group of young families & couples who love to laugh and support each other and of course we love coffee and dessert! Our main focus is scripture based studies from marriage to individual growth.

James: 276-494-6706


Men’s Small Group

Led by Heath Schenelle

Discovery Church

Tuesdays from 7-8:15pm

There is a new Men's Small Group starting September 10th! This great study is going to run 10 weeks and look at The Discipleship Playbook -diving into living as a Christian man with testimonies from NFL players and teaching from Paul Tripp.

Heath Schnelle (423-985-4090)


Women’s Small Group

Led by Gina Duck

Discovery Church Office

Wednesdays from 6-7:30pm

Join a new Women's Small Group which will be meeting on Wednesday nights starting September 11th! This study will be looking at the Miracles of Jesus. Child programming is going on at church for ages 2-high school, so come and join!

Gina Duck (276-591-8913)


Sunday Morning Small Group

Led by Roger Mize

Discovery Church - Student Ministries Room

Sundays from 11:00am-12:00pm

Is your week filled but you want to be part of a small group?  Then join the one that meets on Sundays at Discovery! We’re currently studying the book of Romans, and we would love to have you join us!

Roger: 423-340-1084

The Encouragers

Led by Matt & Sarah Korell

Discovery Church - Green Room

Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30pm

We are a group of fun-loving adults of all ages! Join us for a relaxed group wanting to follow God's plan in our lives.

Matt: 720-808-7834

Sarah:  720-808-7833


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The Holmes’ Small Group

Led by Jacob & Hannah Holmes

Mondays from 7:00-9:00pm

723 Prospect Ave, Bristol, VA

We are a younger group that loves to share life together. We enjoy serious conversations, crazy funny stories, & somewhat competitive board games. We strive to be more than just a church group: we are a group of friends that are always there for each other and who want to help each other grow deeper in God. 


The Haulsee’s Small Group

Led by Scott & Kristi Haulsee

419 Beulah Land Road, Bluff City, TN

Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30pm

We enjoy lots of laughter, dessert, learning, growing, and sharing life with each other.  Small group has been such an important part of our life and we so appreciate the opportunity to open our home to our church family.


Beginning in January 2020


The Pollard’s Small Group

Led by the Pollard Family

Pollard Farm

Mondays from 6:30-8:30pm

We have a relaxed, fun and friendly atmosphere!  We enjoy laughing, learning, and growing deeper in our faith together. Childcare is not provided, but our small group is kid friendly!

Dave: 276-451-1308

Hannah: 276-451-1562