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.

When do Above Groups Meet?
Above Groups Meet Weekly!

How do I Get Connected?

It’s Easy! Simply browse the Above Groups list below to see which group or groups interests you most, then send an email to groups@above.org for more information.


ABOVE GROUPS


MONDAY

“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: Ashley Bryson (Above Children’s Experience provided for ages 6wks-8yrs).
groups@above.org
Location: ABF Campus

“Divorce Care” @ 7pm (mixed)

Divorce Care is a divorce recovery support group where you can find help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce.  Led by: Rosalyn Taylor (Above Children’s Experience provided for ages 6wks-8yrs).
groups@above.org
Location: ABF Campus


TUESDAY

“Man UP Men’s Fellowship” @ 7pm (Men)

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

“Speak Life” @ 7pm (Mixed)

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).
groups@above.org
Location: ABF Campus

“Grief Recovery” @ 7pm (Mixed)

Grief Recovery is a grief recovery support group where you can find help and healing for the hurt of losing a loved one. Led by Denise Day (Above Children’s Experience provided for ages 6wks-8yrs).
groups@above.org
Location: ABF Campus

“Conquerors”  @ 7pm (Mixed)

Conquerors is a recovery group for those who are battling porn and are looking to find help and support from others as they conquer addiction.  Led by Sicarral Johnson (Above Children’s Experience provided for ages 6wks-8yrs).
groups@above.org
Location: ABF Campus


WEDNESDAY

“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: Cynthia Hardeman (Above Children’s Experience provided for ages 6wks – 10yrs).
groups@above.org
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).
groups@above.org
Location: ABF Campus

“Seasoned” @ 12pm (Mixed)

A great experience among 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).
groups@above.org
Location: ABF Campus

“Mental Health” @ 7pm (Mixed)

Mental Health is a support group for those who are seeking mental stability and rest through the encouragement and help of others.  Led by Lillie Terry (Above Children’s Experience provided for ages 6wks-8yrs).
groups@above.org
Location: ABF Campus


FRIDAY

“Two Becoming One” @ 7pm (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).
groups@above.org
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).
groups@above.org
Location: In Home

“Celebrate Recovery” @7:30pm (Mixed)

Celebrate Recovery is a group that wants to celebrate your overcoming of various addictions so that you can continue live a life of joy and celebration.  Led by Ed and Laura Ware (Above Children’s Experience provided for ages 6wks-8yrs).
groups@above.org
Location: ABF Campus


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.

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

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

3. 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).

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7.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.

8. 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.

9. 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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