GoCommunities

What is a GoCommunity?

Groups on mission!

A group between 20 and 50+ people centered on Jesus, helping people grow as his disciples and revolves around shared times of food and fun.

They have a defined mission vision on reaching a particular neighborhood or network of relationships or serving a specific need in the community.

Does not require that members be professing Christians to belong

Includes a high value on small groups for support, challenge and closeness in members’ life together

Get to Know GoCos

Maybe you’ve checked out the info and you’ve probably already checked out the list of existing GoCos and thought,

“Hey! I’d like to start a GoCo!” or “How do I join in on the fun?”

We’d love to begin having those conversations with you and what it looks like to put that thought into action.

Attend GoCo 101!

This is the place to learn about joining an existing GoCo or starting a new one!

Our next class is: February 4 / 9:15AM / Room 206

Current GoCommunities

Join us on mission where God is calling you!

Our GoCommunities are all about intentional discipleship relationships. They not only gather together as an extended family but bless, eat and pray with those God is calling them to serve as a neighborhood-based group, a network-based group or serve as a need-based group.

Neighborhood

These groups serve specific neighborhoods and areas of the community where they are called to be on mission.

Avondale Neighbor Helping Neighbor

This is an Avondale neighborhood GoCo in Plain Township who gathers to bring a greater sense of connection and community to the Avondale neighborhood so that truly all will feel connected. They meet for social gatherings and have plenty of opportunities to serve in and around the neighborhood together.

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Canton Urban Outreach

A group of adults who have a passion for serving and discipling children in the Southwest Canton. This group meets Tuesday afternoons throughout the school year and leads a five-day morning summer club. They play games, sing, pray, and teach the children about following Jesus.

Contact Dianne and Waren Fish

Jackson Family

A group of people that come together with the purpose of knowing Jesus and becoming disciples who make disciples of Jesus with a vision to reach people in our neighborhoods, schools and workplaces that don’t know the great love of Jesus Christ, and to walk alongside them together on our journeys toward Jesus as a spiritual family.

Contact Yago & Julie Gonzalez

Minerva Mission

This group meets on Tuesday evenings at Minerva Elementary School,with the mindset of having a positive impact on children in the Minerva community. They focus on the needs of at-risk children and their families by providing support for existing groups and organizations with a vision to bring the message of Jesus to the Minerva community and to make a lasting impact on children and families.

Contact Jeff & Diane Evans

My Town Strasburg

This group welcomes all community members of Strasburg. Their passion and focus is about helping the people of Strasburg take care of one another well by developing relationships with each other and taking the advice of Jesus literally, to love thy neighbor as yourself.

Contact Tom, Pam & Jim Patton

Next Gen Family GoCo

A group on mission to take Jesus to the pools, courts, fields and stages of Jackson Township. Meeting on the second Sunday evening every month to be a community that encourages, equips and empowers families to be on mission and take Jesus out everywhere they go! Their vision is to multiply family GoCos all around Stark County.

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Northwest Jackson

This group is primarily focused on the neighborhoods of Northwest Jackson areas surrounding Strausser Elementary School. They are mission is to be a blessing to neighbors and community through prayer, events that foster community, and inviting neighbors to join in serving others. Their vision is that through worship, fellowship, and service, they will become an intergenerational extended family within their neighborhood.

Contact Scott & Andrea Nelson

Network

These groups are on mission within the shared networks of relationships and service.

6:1 Ops

This is a group of high school guys meeting Monday evenings at the Unplugged venue, as a part of the High School Student Ministry who are on misison to bless members of our community anonymously. Matthew 6:1 inspires this group to serve undercover. In other words, they we ding-dong-ditch for the Kingdom (with police permission, of course!)  We want other students to know that there is fun and goofiness during our walk with Christ!

Leaders: Nate Cross and Caleb Cross

Adopted in Love

This group has been blessed through adoption and has a passion for supporting and encouraging families who have also adopted or are in the process. Meeting the first Saturday of each month, this group celebrates and empowers their children to have a positive impact by serving others.

Contact Contact Jason & Judy Skelley

C.A.S.T.

This group exists to strengthen community life and honor God by serving the marginalized with our time, talents and generosity. They are on mission to help local students develop life and leadership skills through intentional relationships and serving together.

Contact Peg & Mike Savage

Casting Lots

A group full of ordinary guys who enjoy playing poker for fun and also who want to grow closer to Jesus. Meeting on the 1st weekend of each month for cards and fellowship and on the 3rd weekend of each month for a devotional. Casting Lots has a strong vision to grow non-believers or newer Christians into strong men of God, as well as further all Christians in their relationship with Him.

Contact Jon Artzner

Celebrate Recovery

This group welcomes all adults in any stage of recovery from a hurt, habit, or hang-up as a Christ-centered community practicing the steps of recovery to overcome life’s difficulties. Regardless of any pain carried from the past, or current struggles, this group focuses on healing and meets every Friday from 7-9PM in the Unplugged Venue at RiverTree Jackson.

Contact Tracy Preston

Family Matters

This group believes that God cares deeply for families. All families. They are on mission to strengthen the families through community, discipleship and actively live on mission. Why? Because “family matters!”

Contact Rachel Kral

Fruitful

A group of couples who have experienced loss or infertility and are passionate about serving others in the midst of their journey with fertility.  Having experienced the ups and downs that come along with it, all have found hope and healing in Christ. Their vision is to walk with others through this journey and provide hope, support, encouragement as well as to help build their faith in God.

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Greenhouse

A group for young adults eager to grow closer to God and to build a community of friends helping one another navigate through life. Meeting together on Saturday evenings to share a meal, get coffee, have spiritual discussions, do service projects, or just spend time together.

 

Contact Andrew and Brittany Rohr

Jewelry For A Cause

A group of women who come together to serve women and young girls who are at risk in our community. Meeting on an evening every other month, where they have fun making earrings and bracelets to donate to community organizations to show the love of God and His care for them no matter what they’re going through.

Contact Kelly & Ralph Kroll

Meeples

A group of high school students who develop intentional community and relationships with other students in the board gaming and skill toy communities from local area high schools. Meeting as part of the High School Student Ministry every Monday evening at SENT, and the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month. They passionate about giving students a safe place to belong, grow, and come to know Jesus with other like-minded students.

Contact Joshua & Natalie Denmeade

Moms on a Mission

This supportive group welcomes moms of all stages, pregnancy through grandmothering, and their children. This group is passionate about helping each mother to grow in a personal relationship with Christ, to rely on God to guide their parenting, for strong relationships with each other, and to disciple their children to love and follow Christ.

Contact Denise Lowe

Moms: The Next Chapter

A group of moms whose children have transitioned into college or out of the family home. Meeting the 2nd and 4th Monday evening each month, they encourage each another during this “empty nest” transition and are a support system for other moms who are also experiencing this stage of life. This group serves and encourages college students to continue developing their relationship with Jesus, as well as introduce Him to those who don’t know Him.

Contact Heather Antram and Bonni Zepp

Roots and Wings 2024

This group is for young ladies who will graduate from high school in 2024 and their mothers. They are passionate about developing close-knit relationships and to develop personal relationships with God. Meeting twice a month always includes food and fun, followed by a topic discussion and scripture.  Find Roots & Wings on Facebook.

Contact Tiffany Steineck and Carrie Dolan

Single Again and Growing in Christ

This diverse group of adults have experienced divorce or are widowed. They are passionate about helping others who are experiencing the life change of becoming single again. Meeting at RiverTree Jackson the 2nd and 4th Thursday evenings of each month.

Contact Michael Hudak

SWAG — Single Worshipping and Growing in Christ

This group is for anyone of any age who find themselves single from either being divorced, widowed or never married. They have a desire to grow closer in our relationship with Jesus and form community together that grows and serves together.  They gather as a group in the front right section of the auditorium every Sunday for the 9:15AM service as well as gather monthly for social or service projects.

 

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The Sisterhood

A group for high school girls who want to grow in their faith and make a difference in the world around them and beyond with a vision to equip and empower high school girls to grow and live as missionaries wherever they go.  Meeting as part of the SENT High School Student Ministry on Mondays, we talk about God’s Word, prayer, laugh and serve together.

Contact Mallory Evans

The Landing

This group is for students in grades 6-12 who are dealing with pain, hurt, and struggle and meets every Friday from 6:30-9PM at RiverTree Jackson. Providing lifelong tools for dealing with hurting and pain and bringing the hope and love that Jesus offers in a safe, confidential place to wrestle through all struggles including divorce, bullying, insecurity, rejection, abandonment, and failure in academics or athletics.   Find The Landing on Facebook.

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Young and Sleepless

This group welcomes families with young children and families who are expecting. Passionate about building solid foundations of discipling families on mission together within the community through lasting relationships on the journey to raise our children to know Jesus.

Contact Jennifer Ammond

Need

These groups serve in special ways to be the hands and feet of Jesus as needs arise in our community.

CCHO

A group of adults who are passionate about serving the children at the residential center of Christian Children’s Home of Ohio. Meeting on the 1st Monday of each month for encouragement and planning and the 3rd Saturday of each month serving the children and staff at CCHO.

Contact Darryl Shinaberry

Companions Go!

This group serves at Altercare of Nobles Pond on Fulton Road in Jackson Township. On the 2nd and 4th Wednesday evenings of each month, they eat, laugh, grow, pray, serve together and hear the truth and grace of Jesus. Companions Go has a vision to build strong relationships with one another, grow with Jesus, and share the love of Him with the Altercare residents and our community.

Contact Beth Kinkaid

Indian River

This group’s focus is to go, as Jesus would, into Indian River’s Juvenile Corrections community and be a positive influence. They develop authentic, intentional relationships with Indian River’s community members and staff to show them the light of God and lead an example of His love.

Contact Mike and Chris Spurr