Small Groups

Our Sunday experiences are powerful, but we believe in order to reach your full potential in Christ you must connect with Him and others. Our Small Groups provide that opportunity. They are your key to developing connections with those who share your interests or people who are dealing with similar life issues. 

The goal of each Small Group is for each person to move from where they are in life to where God wants them to be. With the safety, comfort and protection of each Small Group, you can boldly work through problems and celebrate victories by building strong and lasting relationships. Groups meet once a week in homes, businesses, restaurants, the church, and everywhere in between. To fully experience all that Genesis Church has to offer, experience the impact of a Small Group!

  • Young adult Small Group

    This group is for post-college age single adults, 23 and older.

       We are joyful about what God has done, is doing, and what He is going to do in our lives. We want to share that with others. We’re excited about building relationships with others to help grow in our relationship with Christ. We’ll study His Word, pray, encourage, and have some fun.

    Leaders: Chris and Jenny Bender

    Location: 123 Grindle Shls., Grovetown

    Time: Sunday, 5-6:15 p.m.

    Email: Chris Bender

  • women's Prayer study

       This group is focused on community and prayer. As women it is so important to have a community of other women who love Jesus around us. Jesus calls us to a life of prayer, both individually and in groups. As daughters of God, we have so much power when we bind together in prayer.

       We will begin our study with Priscilla Shire’s book “Fervent,” and will learn how to fight for ourselves, our families, and our homes, through prayer.

       Childcare will be provided.

    Leader: Miriah Fredo

    Location: 5445 Wrightsboro Road, Grovetown

    Time: Every Tuesday morning, 10 a.m.

    Email: Miriah Fredo

  • Mercer-metcalf small group

       This Small Group is for the experienced in life. We enjoy going on trips with each other and keeping God at the center of all we do. 

       We meet at Gail Mercer's home at 5:30 the 2nd and 4th Sunday evenings. We will be led by Larry and Dorothy Metcalf and Gail Mercer. Afterward we hang out and treat ourselves with finger foods and desserts brought by members of the group.

       Sometimes we get together for cookouts and other gatherings such as going up to the lake or playing cards with ones that enjoy that pastime.

    Leaders: Larry and Dorothy Metcalf and Gail Mercer

    Location: 806 Dogwood Lane in Augusta, 30909

    Time: Sunday 5:30 p.m.

    Email: Larry and Dorothy or Gail Mercer 706-651-8127 and 706-533-9222 706-210-0249 and 706-836-0249

  • Rice-Sao Small Group

       This group is all about growing in your relationship with God and others. So whether you are married or single and you like to dive deeper into God’s Word and hangout with friends then our group is for you. This group is led by Bud and Sally Rice and Miles & Jocelyn Sao.

        Bud and Sally are original members of Genesis Church. They have been married 20 years and have three children. Both are involved in several areas of ministry at Genesis.

        Miles and Jocelyn joined Genesis during the first year of the church. They have been married 18 years and have two children.

        We would love for you to join!  

    Leaders: Bud and Sally Rice and Miles and Jocelyn Sao

    Location: 987 Glenhaven Dr.,

    Evans or 1022 Iris Glen, Evans

    Email: Sally Rice

    Miles Sao

    Time: Sunday nights at 5:30pm

  • kauffman small group

       Digging deep into the Word is our goal for this group, through both teaching and discussion. Gary and Jill Kauffman lead the group, but we anticipate everyone participating in discussions. Each small group night starts with food and fellowship, so there’s no need to rush around trying to grab a bite after work. Our studies dig into the Bible with the goal of deepening and strengthening everyone’s faith and ability to serve.

        Gary and Jill have led a small group for three semesters and have attended Genesis for more than three years. They are involved in several areas of ministry at Genesis. They have seven grandchildren they’ll be happy to talk to you about and another on the way!


    Leaders: Gary and Jill Kauffman

    Location: Gail Mercer’s house, 806 Dogwood Lane, Augusta


    Time: Tuesdays 6:15-8:15 p.m.

    Email: Gary or Jill

  • Bergmann Small Group

       Steve grew up in a Roman Catholic family near Philadelphia, but most of us walked away from our religion decades ago. Thankfully, after avoiding church for many years, a coworker invited Steve to a non-denominational, Christian church. That experience was life-changing. The idea of worshiping God with music that touched my heart and soul, (not just a senior-citizen ladies choir and a pipe organ) was amazing!

       Much more importantly, the service wasn’t a set of rote religious practices, rules, and regulations, sent down from Rome, it was all about Jesus and the Bible. Steve had lost his faith in religion when he felt that the “church” was in conflict with the teachings of Christ. Now he had walked into a church where the all-encompassing focus was the teachings of Christ. Steve’s eyes were opened to what a relationship with Jesus could be, when the excesses of the religion were stripped away.

       While Pam and Steve eventually moved to other churches across different states over the years, they’re still awestruck by the simplicity and incredible importance of teaching the Word of God. They want to be part of a fellowship of believers eager to dive in, learn, and share a the Word.

    Leaders: Steve and Pam Bergmann

    Location: 466 Cambridge Way, Martinez

    Time: Every Tuesday, 6:30-8:15 p.m.*

    *Day of the week subject to change

    Email: Steve Bergmann

  • College Age Small Group

    This group is for post-high school age people, 18-22, whether in college or not.

       Sarah and Dustin have been married since March 2013 and are expecting their first child early next year.

       Sarah was born in North Augusta, grew up in the CSRA and graduated from USC Aiken in 2013. Dustin was born in northern California, enlisted in the Navy in 2011 and came to Augusta in 2012.

       The focus of our small group will be to create an environment for fellowship and spiritual growth, where we will be able to dive deeper into God’s word together. This group will primarily be for the young adults transitioning out of high school, as well as through college and into the first careers. where. Come hang out with us!

    Location: 536 Crystal Creek East, Martinez

    Time: Every Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.

    Leaders: Dustin & Sarah Herfurth

    Email: Dustin Herfurth

  • Fredo Small Group

       This group for young married couples will be focusing on our marriages. There is never a season in life when this isn’t important, from the very first week of marriage until death do us part, there is something more to learn about being husbands and wives and how to love each other better.

       After the Red Letter Challenge, we will be going through The Five Love Languages. Whether you and your spouse already know your love languages or not, this study will be a time of learning about yourself and your spouse and applying it to your marriage. Childcare will be provided if there is a demand for it.

    Location: 5445 Wrightsboro Road, Grovetown

    Time: Every Thursday, 7 p.m.

    Leaders: Dominic & Miriah Fredo

    Email: Miriah Fredo

  • Moss Small Group

       Lesa and Jamey have been married 12 years and have led a variety of marriage classes. Jamey is the vice president of Safe Homes of Augusta and works closely with victims of domestic violence and helps them become survivors in the CSRA.

       Lesa is a registered respiratory therapist and works for Haven of Hope where she helps clients with physical and mental disabilities. God has blessed Jamey and Lesa with hearts for serving others. They enjoy bringing others hope and encouragement.

    Leaders: Jamey and Lesa Moss

    Location: Genesis Church

    Time: Every Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

    Email: Jamey Moss