What are Above Groups?

Above groups are intimate settings where we assemble together, ascend to God, and affect the world by gathering together for fellowship and discipleship.

Real People. Real Life. Real Relationships.

At ABF, we value relationships, because God values relationships—especially relationships with others and a relationship with Him. Therefore, Above Groups is the fuel that drives us to accomplish healthy relationships. We connect to God and to others, in a fun, relaxed environment, where genuine learning and breakthrough can take place. Our Above Groups meet on various days at ABF and some meet in homes & coffee shops throughout Spring and surrounding areas, so we’re sure there’s one that will work for you.

When do Connection Groups Meet?
Above Groups Meet Every 1st & 3rd Week of each Month!
Mark your calendars and check one out!

How do I Get Connected?

It’s Easy! Simply browse the Above Groups link or list below to see which group or groups interests you most.

You can also email the facilitator of the group.

Find a group link: https://ababfstx.infellowship.com/groupsearch/index
Group Listing Page: https://ababfstx.infellowship.com/groupsearch/show



“Man UP Men’s Fellowship” @ 7pm

Kingdom men coming together for fellowship word study and prayer. Led by: Pastor Will Lindsey (Above Children’s Experience provided for ages 6wks-8yrs).
Location: ABF Campus

“Catalyst” @ 7pm (women)

Catalyst” is a group designed for women of all ages. This group will help women understand that Jesus was the catalyst that changed the path and outcome of their lives, therefore they should strive daily to evolve in living the beautiful, and meaningful life God intended for them to live without reservation or hesitation. Led by: Pastor Shawn (Above Children’s Experience provided for ages 6wks-8yrs).


Location: ABF Campus


“Speak Life” (Mixed) @ 7pm

Speak Life is mixed with both men and women. The group is based on Prov. 18:21 and we use God’s Word to apply to everyday situations to learn how to speak LIFE and not death in our lives. Led by Teri White (Above Children’s Experience provided for ages 6wks-8yrs).
Location: ABF Campus


“Destiny’s Daughters” @ 7pm (Women)

Destiny Daughters is a Women’s Fellowship Group seeking to empower women of all ages and from all walks of life to be all that God has predestined them to be. As daughters in Christ we boldly declare that giving up is not an option and we will attain the purpose for which we were created. The foundation for this group is the word of God, prayer, fasting, and relevant teachings applicable to helping women achieve their divine purpose and destiny. Led by: Kim Bryant-Price (Above Children’s Experience provided for ages 6wks – 10yrs).
Location: ABF Campus

“The Journey” @ 7pm (Mixed)

A mixed group focused on supporting each other as we walk life’s journey. Led by: Cynthia Hardeman (Above Children’s Experience provided for ages 6wks-10yrs).
Location: ABF Campus

“Breaking Free” @ 7pm (Mixed)

Breaking Free vision is to share God’s word in leading us to true freedom from all strongholds such as hurt depression, addictions, frustrations, and confusion. God can take us to that can experience that peace that surpasses all understanding. Led by: Cindey Edwards (Above Children’s Experience provided for ages 6wks-10yrs).
Location: ABF Campus

“Escape” @ 7pm (Teens)

Escape is a time and place when our Middle School and High School students come together every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month to hang out, laugh with friends and learn more about the Word of God. In a relaxed trusting environment, we help student’s build a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through open discussions of biblical teaching, most common struggles and heartfelt topics. Open dialogue allows students to develop a trusting support system between one another that assist with strengthening their daily walk with Christ. Led by: Student’s Ministry Leaders.
Location: ABF Campus

“Seasoned” @ 12pm

A Great experience amongst the Seasoned Seniors to share the word of God! It’s not only for the old; it is also for the young. Nothing here is old but the Word of God! Led by: Minister Teri Arthur (Above Children’s Experience not provided).
Location: ABF Campus



Identity is a group for young adults to find and bring out the identity that has been created by God to fulfill their destiny. Led by: Will Lindsey (Above Children’s Experiences not available).
Location: In Home

“Two Becoming One” @ 7:00pm (Married Couples)

A group for young couples, married, engaged, or dating to get together and learn how to do marriage the way God designed it… as one! Led by: B.B. & Ellen Brown (Above Children’s Experience not provided).
Location: In Home

“Anchored” @ 7:30pm (Mixed)

A group that knows where our help comes from. We are striving to do God’s will in our lives… This means staying anchored in Him! Led by: Byron & Dinesha Stanley (Above Children’s Experience  not provided).
Location: In Home


Above Groups FAQs

  1. Where do Above groups meet?

Above groups meet on campus and can also meet off campus in a suitable environment for an Above group.

  1. How long does an Above group last per night?

Above groups typically run from anywhere between an hour and ½ to 2 hours.

  1. If I join an Above group, do I have to stay in that particular Above group forever?

Not at all, since we have semesters in which Above groups are active. Spring and Fall groups will last between 4-5 months. Summer groups will last between 6 weeks -3 months depending on the study (summer groups are optional for group leaders and members).

  1. Can I switch groups if I have already joined a group?

Yes, you are permitted to switch groups, but since the semesters are no longer than five months we ask everyone to commit to the group they joined.

  1. How do I know which group to join?

The group you join should be based on which particular season in life you’re going through. If you’re struggling with marriage, join a marriage group, if you want to learn more about discipleship, join a discipleship group. These groups will help you in advancing through certain seasons in your life. You can also decide which group to join based on if you have any friends or people you know who will also be signing up for a specific group.

  1. What if I would like to lead a group?

If you would like to lead a group, make sure you visit our above groups leadership page. We provide an extensive training process for our potential above group leaders.

  1. Will Above groups provide childcare?

Yes, our on campus Above groups will provide an Above Children’s Experience for those who have children. However, our Above Children’s Experience services range from 6 weeks to 8 years of age. Above Children’s Experience is not provided for in-home groups.

  1. Are Above groups only available to members of Above & Beyond?

No, anyone is open to the access of attending our Above groups, so make sure you invite others.

  1. Is the curriculum for Above groups free?

Unfortunately, any group members or attendees who would like to acquire curriculum during group semesters would have to purchase the curriculum, however often times we will have curriculum available for purchase in our bookstore.

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