Small Groups - descriptions
We find that small groups are one of the most effective ways that we as a church can edify, or encourage, one another to do good works (Hebrews 10:24). TABC offers many small group opportunities from a traditional Sunday School environment and Ministry-focused Groups to Home Groups that develop organically and exist for varying lengths of time. We hope that wherever you are in your personal walk, you'll be able to find a group that fits your needs, interests, and schedule.
Small groups held on our church campus usually have a more set schedule while our home groups’ schedules can change from month to month. Feel free to browse the descriptions below and call or email the leader of the desired small group for up-to-date scheduling information or just give our office a call at 281.332.2599 and we'll help you get plugged in.
If you would like to open your home and host a small group, please contact the church office for further information.
Serving our neighborhood to grow spiritually strong families . . . through
bible study - Sunday School for all ages
Contact(s): Lester Curry, Adults; Jackie Sciascia and James Tullis, Youth; Lawrence and Lydia Rodriguez, Children; Beverly Drake, Nursery/Younger Children
Coffee is ready by 9:15 AM and Bible studies for adults, youth, and children begin by 9:45. Nursery and childcare are available for our youngest blessings.
Bible study - Community Bible Study
Contact(s): Mike Vaughn
Open to all ages, this group originated in 2003 when a member recovering from surgery lamented to the pastor that he missed Bible study but was unable to leave his home. Pastor Rudy replied that he would be right over and bring the Bible study to him, which he did, joining this man and his wife and a few members who happened to be in the office that Thursday morning. The Bible study group later moved to the Fellowship Hall where it still meets today. Coffee and usually donuts are ready by 9:30AM with the study, led by Mike Vaughn, beginning around 10 on Thursdays.
community food pantry - providing staples and more to fight hunger
Contact(s): Sandra Hoogterp
"Share your food with the hungry . . ." Isaiah 58:7a New Living Translation (NLT)
Preparation begins at 9:30 AM each Monday morning and clients are served from 10:30 until Noon. Sorting food, stocking shelves, pre-filling grocery bags with food items, greeting people, getting intake information, helping with distribution, and having prayer with clients are some of the ministry aspects of this group.
Contact Sandra or the Church Office for information about this group.
community gardens - improving nutrition
Contact(s): Carissa Soriano, Jennifer Ha
"Share your food with the hungry . . ." Isaiah 58:7a NLT
We are developing raised bed gardens on our property! The blessing of approximately 9.5 acres provides the potential to grow fresh vegetables to enrich the diets of many neighborhood families. Through the harvests over the last many months, our food pantry provided fresh produce to many families. While faithful volunteers continue to maintain several beds, our dream is to partner with our neighbors by building and preparing the beds, assisting with planting, and providing water. Each family could then arrange a schedule with our gardening team leaders for tending to their own "garden". Interested families may call the church office 281-332-2599 to make arrangements to meet with Carissa and Jennifer to get started.
Community Clothes Closet -
Contact(s): Michelle Cochran
"Give clothes to those who need them . . . " Isaiah 58: 7b NLT
Although the hurricane and subsequent flooding in our neighborhood delayed the opening of our Community Clothes Closet, it is now operational and has assisted many individuals and families . New and gently worn clothing and shoes, from casual to professional styles are available to help our community members who live on a tight budget or may have lost most or all of their possessions during the catastrophic flooding last August. Clothing sizes for Women, Men, and Children are available.
The Clothes Closet is open twice a month on one Wednesday evening and one Saturday. The next opening of the Clothes Closet will be on Wednesday, June 27th, from 6:00 PM to 7:30. The Clothes Closet is located in the office building at the rear of the main parking lot.