A Small Group consists of 3 or more people who gather together to build community, to grow and serve together. They meet in a variety of places and cover a variety of interests.

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Sunday Morning Power Up

Leader Name:   David Vines
Phone Number:   910.286.4830
Meeting Time:   Sundays @ 9:15-9:30 am
Focus:   Prayer is the fuel that propels all that we do on the earth to advance God’s kingdom. We gather in the in the 2-5 year old classroom before our Sunday celebrations to ask God to meet with and speak to each person attending that morning.

Growth Track: First Step & Next Step

Leader Name:   Christopher D. Hallaren
Phone Number:   757.719.1488
Meeting Time:   Sundays After Morning Service
Focus:   Our growth track is designed to facilitate your growth as a healthy, effective follower of Jesus Christ. We’ll meet at Manna on Sundays right after service. Bring some lunch or grab some fast food to go. This is a DVD/discussion formatted group. You’ll catch Manna’s DNA and initiate some new friendships through our times together.

Manna Youth

Leader Name:   Chris & Amy Story
Phone Number:   540.222.3597
Meeting Time:   Sundays @ 4:00 pm
Location:   Story's Home
Focus:   Raising up young men and women to be leaders in speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity. This fall Manna’s youth group will focus on identifying and developing spiritual gifts.This will include studying the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, how to hear the voice of the Lord, and weekly teachings on specific gifts by individuals who walk in that gift with authority.

A Meal With Friends

Leader Name:   Chris & Sue Hallaren
Phone Number:   757.719.4571
Meeting Time:   Mondays: Sep. 25, Oct. 9, Oct. 23, Nov. 13 - (6:00–8:30 pm)
Location:   161 Shasta Dr. NN.
Focus:   Come join us for a pot-blessing community group. We’ll share a meal, have a short devotional and connect over a game or two to cap off the evening. Sharing a meal, feeding on God’s Word and connecting over a game…Gonna be fun! Meeting at Hallarens house – 161 Shasta Dr. NN.

Sew Lovely!

Leader Name:   Meredith Stuart
Phone Number:   757.234.1817
Meeting Time:   Mondays 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Focus:   A sewing group for beginner and advanced seamstresses alike. We will be making house hold items and baby necessities, and getting tips on mending items that need a little repair. We’ll be meeting at my home.

House of Prayer

Leader Name:   Chris Hallaren
Phone Number:   757.879.2073
Meeting Time:   Tuesdays @ 6:00-9:00 am
Focus:   Jesus said, “My house shall be called a house of prayer.” We gather to seek God on Tuesday mornings through prayer, worship and Scripture readings. You're welcome to come for 30 minutes, an hour or whatever time works for you. Come enjoy some time in His presence! We meet at the church building.

Reaching Out!

Leader Name:   Christopher D. Hallaren
Phone Number:   757.719.1488
Meeting Time:   2nd Tuesday of the Month
Focus:   Join us for a variety of monthly outreaches. We’ll use prayer, acts of service, give aways and other avenues to share the gospel with the people of Denbigh. We’ve been commissioned by our Lord – Let’s Go!

Class Act!

Leader Name:   Jason Stuart
Phone Number:   757.604.5369
Meeting Time:   Tuesdays 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Focus:   Our group will be dedicated to discovering and developing acting talent to the glory of God. This group is for people of all ages and acting abilities. We will practice each week to prepare for a December presentation here at Manna Church. Meeting at church building.

5 Loaves Food Pantry

Leader Name:  
Meeting Time:   4th Tuesday of Every Month @ 5:00-7:00 pm
Location:   Hampton Roads Church on Old Courthouse Way
Focus:   Do you like to serve? Do you have a heart for the needy? If you answered yes to either of these questions, this is the place for you! 5 Loaves operates out of Hampton Roads Church on Old Courthouse Way (Next to the Fire Station)

The Mingling of Souls

Leader Name:   David and Yolanda Vines
Phone Number:   910-286-4830
Meeting Time:   Wednesdays @ 6:30-8 pm
Focus:   Relationships are an essential part of life, and Scripture says we're to nurture our hearts above all else. The Song of Solomon offers strikingly candid- and timeless- insights on romance, dating, marriage and sex. In The Mingling of Souls, Matt Chandler reveals the process Solomon himself followed - attraction, courtship, marriage...even arguing. Matt Chandler helps to navigate these issues for both singles and married couples. We’ll meet at our home.

God Is Able Women’s Bible Study

Leader Name:   Mabel Tavarez
Phone Number:   646.260.0101
Meeting Time:   Fridays @ 7pm
Location:   The Tavarez’ house
Focus:   I am praying that this book by Priscilla Shirer will help us get closer to God and remind us of when we first fell in love with Him. Do you remember that first time you prayed and He answered your prayer? My prayer is that we will get a fresh fire started in our hearts as we remember what He’s done in the past and believe Him for even greater things for our futures. We will meet at my home.

Men’s Softball Team

Leader Name:   Bruce Ausink
Phone Number:   757.218.9933
Meeting Time:   Saturday
Location:   Williamsburg at Quarterpath Park
Focus:   This fall we have formed a men's softball team! Come out for a time of prayer and building relationships together through softball. Ages 17 and up, we practice at the Kiln Creek Softball field every Saturday from 7:30 to 9:30 am. Games are in Williamsburg at Quarterpath Park once a week. Come out and join the fun!


Leader Name:   Victor Krus
Phone Number:   910.723.0989
Meeting Time:   2nd Saturday of Every Month @ 8:30 am
Focus:   Join our gathering of Grace Men for a delicious breakfast and great fellowship at Belgium Waffle Restaurant on Warwick Blvd. We’re also studying through the book of Joshua.

“Life on Life”: A Women’s Breakfast

Leader Name:   Susan Hallaren
Phone Number:   757.719.4571
Meeting Time:   2nd Saturday of each month @ 9:30 am
Focus:   Come join us at Manna as we learn some life lessons from the Lord through the lives of others. Every gathering will include breakfast, the sharing of a life lesson, discussion and prayer. Ladies, you don’t want to miss this!

Small Groups not only impacted my life...they changed my life.


Small Groups are where life happens.


Small Groups have really helped to refine and deepen my understanding of what it means to BE the Church.


The dynamic of small groups is one of the the quintessential ways of Christ to aid in the fulfillment of the Great Commission.