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3680 Manchester Rd, Akron, OH 44319

Connect Groups


Gathering on Sundays to worship together and receive biblical instruction is massively important, but so is the ability to challenge, encourage, and pray for one another in smaller groups. Small groups are not just for learning, but also for sharing each other’s burdens, celebrating each other’s blessing, and for fulfilling Jesus’ “new” commandment to “love one another.”

People who are connected to healthy, life-giving groups are often those that experience the greatest growth in their lives, because God has designed the church so that we will reach maturity in the context of community.

Below is a list of our Connect Groups. Feel free to reach out to each Group Leader via Email by clicking the “More Info” button next to the group:

Jeff Schapiro
Group: Bible Study

Group Leader: Jeff Schapiro

Meeting Time: First and third Wednesday of each month | 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Meeting Location: The Schapiro’s home (for an exact location, click “email” and we will respond)

Group Description: This group is for both men and women, and those with children are welcome to bring them along. We spend the first part of the night hanging out, eating, and catching up on life, and the second part digging into the Scriptures and praying together. Our goal each week is to apply what we’ve learned to our lives so that we not only know more but we live differently as well.

Rick Rhodes
Group: Bible Study
Group leader: Rick Rhodes Sr.
Meeting Time: 1st and 3rd Tuesday 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Meeting Location: Movement Church (3680 Manchester Road, Akron, Ohio 44319)
Group Description: This group meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday for an in-depth study of God’s Word. In this group we go through the Bible to understand what the Word says and how it applies to our life. Along with studying God’s Word, we will be lifting each other in prayer, bonding with each other, enjoying fellowship with other believers just like the 1st century church.
Bill Lee
Group: Bible Study

Group Leader: Bill lee

Meeting Time: Every other Thursday | 6:30-8:00 pm
Meeting Location: Bill and Susan Lee’s house (for an exact location, click “More Information”)
Group Description: This group is a Bible study that is open to men and women. We will enjoy a time of refreshments, digging into the Word of God, and building bonds through praying for one another.
Rick Rhodes
Connect Group: Act Like Men (Men’s Ministry)
Group Leader: Rick Rhodes Sr.
Meeting Time: 3rd Saturday of each month | 9:00-11:00 am
 Meeting Location: Movement Church fellowship hall
(3680 Manchester Road, Akron, Ohio 44319)
Group Description: There is a proverb that says, “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another” (Proverbs 27:17). Yet many men today lack the kind of relationships that challenge them to grow in their faith so that they can truly become the Christians, husbands, fathers, coworkers, and friends that they’re called to be. This group is dedicated to helping each other grow toward the godly standard of manhood set by Jesus, and to fulfilling our calling to “act like men” (1 Corinthians 16:13). One of the ways we do this is by coming together for a Men’s Breakfast on the third Saturday of each month.
Pastor Rick Rhodes
Group: Men’s Resolution Group
Group Leader: Rick Rhodes Sr.
Meeting Time: 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month | 7:00-9:00 am
Meeting Location: Movement Church 3680 Manchester Road, Akron, Ohio 44319
Group Description:But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15
Weak men will not be able to handle the content of this group. The Resolution is not for the faint of heart, and those who commit to it will be more accountable in the future.
You will be challenged to get out of your comfort zone, work through hidden issues from the past, and make strategic sacrifices for the sake of your family and your faith.
But those who step up to the challenge will find that living out the Resolution will radically impact their priorities and assist them in becoming strong men who are found faithful.
It will take courage. But it will be worth it all. You’ve been warned.
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Susan Lee and Rebecca Newlon
Group: Women's Connect Group
Group Leaders: Susan Lee and Rebecca Newlon
Meeting Time: Every other Wednesday 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Meeting Location: Movement Church 3680 Manchester Road, Akron, Ohio 44319
Group Description: This group is to build trust and unity that bonds strong relationships in the Body of Christ. To live a life of love, loyalty, and faithfulness to Christ first them to others. To have strong theology and build a strong faith according to God’s Word and will.
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Connor and Ashlynn English
Group: Young Adults Group
Group Leaders: Connor and Ashlynn English
Meeting Time:1st and 3rd Thursday 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Meeting Location: 3780 Viona Drive Apt. 101 Akron, Ohio 44319
Group Description: This group is for young adults ages 18-30. We start out each group night by enjoying a meal together, talking about our weeks, and just spending time together. We finish the evening by digging into God’s Word together, and praying together.
Group: The Exchange WKND (Grades 6-12)
Group Leader: Connor English
Meeting Time: second and fourth Sunday of each month | 9:30-10:40 a.m.
Meeting Location: The Exchange Hangout Room (top floor at Movement Church)
Group Description: The Exchange WKND is designed for students in middle school and high school. We meet on Wednesday nights, but on Sunday mornings we have the opportunity to study the Bible in a more intimate way. Our goal is to grow closer and stronger in our relationship with Jesus so that we continue to reach more students to grow closer to Jesus.