Find Community in Small Groups

At The Bayou Church, we believe life is better together. As we experience life together in community, we’re able to encourage each other, help each other and point each other to Christ through all life’s circumstances.

If you are looking for a group, this is a great place to start. Use the filters below to see which small groups might be the best fit for you based on your preference of day, location and more.

If you would like to host a small group, please let us know via this form, or if you aren’t sure—from the options below—which small group is best, we’d be glad to help; simply submit this form.

Adventure Group

Group Leader: Whitney Petree & Courtney Fuhrer

Group Type: Co-Ed

Emphasis: Interest Group

Age Range: 20s, 30s, 40s

Marital Preference: Mixed

Day Of Week: Saturday, 8:30 am

This is a group for those who like to explore and be tourists in their own backyard. We will travel to state parks, Louisiana landmarks and diamonds in the rough all around the boot. Our group will meet September 19, October 17 and November 21. Each meeting will include a 30 minute devotional time. The topic will be given the week before the meeting! 20s-40s 8:30 am to 2:00 pm
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Bible Studies For Life

Group Leader: Frank Chapman

Group Type: Co-Ed

Location: Online Only, In Person & Online (On Campus)

Emphasis: Curriculum Based

Age Range: 50s, 60s, 70s+

Marital Preference: Mixed

Day Of Week: Sunday, 8:00 am

This co-ed group studies the "Bible Studies for Life" curriculum and is open to anyone aged 50+. This group currently meets online Sunday mornings at 8:00 am. When in person, they meet on The Bayou campus.
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Business Professionals/Entrepreneurs Doing Life

Group Leader: Monique Ardoin

Group Type: Co-Ed

Location: Online Only, In Person & Online (Lafayette)

Emphasis: Sermon Based Discussion

Age Range: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s

Day Of Week: Friday, 11:45 am

Business Professionals/Entrepreneurs Doing Life Co-Ed group ages 20-50. Meets on Fridays from 11:45am -12:45pm (time flexible to group needs) in Lafayette. For the time being, this group will meet online.

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College Group

Group Leader: Bernard and Victoria Lemoine

Group Type: Co-Ed

Location: Lafayette (In Person)

Emphasis: Sermon Based Discussion

Age Range: 20s

Day Of Week: Wednesday, 6:30 pm

This sermon-based, college aged small group meets Wednesday at 6:30 pm in Lafayette.
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D-Group

Group Leader: Ashton Alderman

Group Type: Women Only

Location: In Person & Online (Youngsville/Broussard)

Emphasis: Curriculum Based

Age Range: 20s, 30s

Marital Preference: Mixed

Day Of Week: Sunday, 3:00 pm

This 20s-40s womens group follows the "D-Now" program. They meet Sundays at 3pm. Our 20s-30s women's group follows the "D-Group" curriculum. Our group meets in person, but we are also available for those wanting to join virtually. Our studies last for 6 weeks and we take on new members at the start of each study. Our new studies will begin on September 13 & October 25. Please reach out before these dates to receive preparation information before the study begins. Our group is finishing 2020 with a study on Revelation! We have done a lot behind the scenes to make this book approachable and meaningful for you. In addition to meeting weekly, there are components of the study you will complete at home (daily bible reading, discussion questions, memorizing scripture). Please reach out if interested. We would love to answer any questions you have about our group or study.
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Dirt and Sandals Group

Group Leader: Scott Barrilleaux

Group Type: Men Only

Location: Youngsville/Broussard (In Person), In Person & Online (Youngsville/Broussard)

Emphasis: Sermon Based Discussion

Age Range: 30s, 40s, 50s

Marital Preference: Mixed

Day Of Week: Sunday, 5:00 pm

Our group, the Dirt and Sandals Group, is named so because at one point there was just Jesus, and His sandals walking and worshiping in the dirt. We have our origins in a group of friends from all walks of life and for a time, there were only two of our 10 members that went to The Bayou. So, being a member of The Bayou isn't a requirement ... wanting to be there and learn is. We usually have 5-7 men ages late 30s to 60s and we normally meet every other Sunday from 5:00 - 6:00 pm in Youngsville. Currently, we meet in person and we are also available for those wanting to join virtually. We meet every week during those times the church is doing a study, however. We are a laid back group of derelicts with a common interest ... We all have a story and I am certain that one of our stories and our past is worse (more jacked up) than yours. Perfect people need not apply. ;)
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Explore the Bible

Group Leader: Marilyn Avet and Carol Fox Behrens

Group Type: Women Only

Location: Online Only

Emphasis: Curriculum Based

Age Range: 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s+

Marital Preference: Mixed

Day Of Week: Sunday, 8:15 am

We are a group of women aged 40s-80s. We meet for mutual encouragement and Bible study. Our zoom meetings are on Sunday mornings beginning at 8 for chat; the lesson begins at 8:15 and is finished in time for the 9 am service. When church is back in person we will meet at 8am on The Bayou campus.
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First Steps

Group Leader: Dana & Daniel Henderson

Group Type: Co-Ed

Location: Online Only

Emphasis: Curriculum Based

Age Range: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s+

Marital Preference: Mixed

Day Of Week: Sunday, 4:00 pm

*Next group dates TBD. Please click on "connect with the group leader" to let us know you're interested in this group!

Whether you are interested in learning about The Bayou Church and what we believe, or feel ready to become a member, First Steps is for you! We've created a 6-week, online small group version of First Steps. The curriculum has been divided up to allow more time for small group discussion. First Steps Online is available for participants any age and meets at 4:00 PM on Sundays.

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Foster Parents/Foster Interest

Group Leader: Hillary Bordelon

Group Type: Co-Ed

Location: On Campus (In Person)

Emphasis: Curriculum Based

Age Range: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s+

Marital Preference: Mixed

Day Of Week: Friday, 6:00 pm

This is a group for foster parents or those desiring to become foster parents. We will meet every other Friday from 6:00-8:00 pm beginning September 18. We will meet at church in the preschool ministry area and childcare will be provided. Please reach out to the leader ahead of time, letting them know how many children are joining you for group.

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Humble Hearts

Group Leader: Kacie Lynn Griffin

Group Type: Co-Ed

Location: Lafayette (In Person), In Person & Online (Lafayette)

Emphasis: Sermon Based Discussion

Age Range: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s+

Marital Preference: Mixed

Day Of Week: Monday, 6:00 pm

This sermon-based co-ed group is open to any age and meets Mondays at 6:00 pm. This is a group that meets in person and is also available for those wanting to join virtually.
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Journey Toward Hope

Group Leader: Beronica Jourden

Group Type: Women Only

Location: On Campus (In Person)

Emphasis: Curriculum Based

Age Range: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s+

Marital Preference: Mixed

Day Of Week: Wednesday, 6:00 pm

Life can be challenging, isolating, and painful. This guided study group seeks to ground you in five truths about who you are: you are loved, you have a purpose, you belong, you have a choice, and you are needed. As a group we will move towards hope using scripture, experiential practices, journaling and personal stories. Begins on 9/16/20 from 6-8PM Wednesday evenings lasting 27 weeks. Cost is $18 for the workbook. (Women only) 18+.
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MOMentum - Morning Group

Group Leader: Casey and Tory

Group Type: Women Only

Location: Online Only

Emphasis: Curriculum Based

Marital Preference: Mixed

Day Of Week: Tuesday, 9:30 am

MOMentum provides community for moms in all seasons of life. Connect with Gods Word and authentic friendships through a variety of experiences. Fall Bible Study Info: The Way Home by Tessa Afshar The story of Ruth is a remarkable tale of bravery, calling, and God’s provision, and it will come to life in new ways as you dig deep in this 6-week Bible study on Tuesdays at 9:30 AM. Tessa Afshar, author of award-winning biblical and historical fiction, teaches you how to study the text, discern meaning, pray through it, and live it out. She’ll show you how to draw on the same strength and courage that Ruth did and accept God’s invitation to new beginnings in your own life. (Optional Video Watch Party with Taylor: Mondays at 1:30 p.m.)
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MOMentum - Evening Group

Group Leader: Amanda and Corrine

Group Type: Women Only

Location: Online Only

Emphasis: Curriculum Based

Marital Preference: Mixed

Day Of Week: Tuesday, 8:30 pm

MOMentum provides community for moms in all seasons of life. Connect with Gods Word and authentic friendships through a variety of experiences. Fall Bible Study Info: The Way Home by Tessa Afshar The story of Ruth is a remarkable tale of bravery, calling, and God’s provision, and it will come to life in new ways as you dig deep in this 6-week Bible study on Tuesday at 8:30 PM. Tessa Afshar, author of award-winning biblical and historical fiction, teaches you how to study the text, discern meaning, pray through it, and live it out. She’ll show you how to draw on the same strength and courage that Ruth did and accept God’s invitation to new beginnings in your own life. (Optional Video Watch Party with Taylor: Mondays at 1:30 p.m.)
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Professionals (Co-Ed)

Group Leader: Missy Theriot

Group Type: Co-Ed

Location: Online Only

Emphasis: Sermon Based Discussion

Age Range: 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s+

Marital Preference: Mixed

Day Of Week: Wednesday, 7:00 am

This 40+ professionals co-ed group meets Wednesdays at 7:00 am. This is an online only group.
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Single Mothers Thriving in Christ

Group Leader: Stephanie Chevis

Group Type: Women Only

Location: Online Only, In Person & Online (On Campus)

Emphasis: Curriculum Based

Age Range: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s+

Marital Preference: Singles

Day Of Week: Sunday, 9:30 am

This single moms curriculum-based group meets Sundays at 9:30 am and currently meets online. When meeting in person, we meet on The Bayou campus.
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Stay-at-Home Moms

Group Leader: Whitley Bjerga

Group Type: Women Only

Location: Lafayette (In Person)

Emphasis: Sermon Based Discussion

Age Range: 20s, 30s

Marital Preference: Mixed

Day Of Week: Tuesday, 9:30 am

This sermon-based women's group is open to mothers of any age who may have kids tag along with them. The kids can play or work on school work while the moms dive into the word. This group wants to offer flexibility to moms during these hard times. Let us teach our kids by being the example. We meet Tuesday mornings at 9:30am.
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Young Pros

Group Leader: Alex Flores

Group Type: Co-Ed

Emphasis: Curriculum Based

Age Range: 20s, 30s

Marital Preference: Singles

Day Of Week: Sunday

A group of young professionals, 20s-30s, who meet the first Sunday of the month for a meal and once a month for an activity. The activities are group outings that encourage people to connect. Times and locations will vary.
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Sermon Based (Co-Ed)

Group Leader: Sagan and Emily Ezell

Group Type: Co-Ed

Location: Youngsville/Broussard (In Person), In Person & Online (Youngsville/Broussard)

Emphasis: Sermon Based Discussion

Age Range: 20s, 30s

Marital Preference: Mixed

Day Of Week: Monday, 6:00 pm

This 20s-30s sermon-based co-ed group meets Mondays at 6:00 pm. This is a group that meets in person and is also available for those wanting to join virtually.
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Sermon Based (Co-Ed)

Group Leader: Brent & Kay Pelloquin

Group Type: Co-Ed

Location: Online Only

Emphasis: Sermon Based Discussion

Age Range: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s

Marital Preference: Mixed

Day Of Week: Monday, 6:30 pm

This blended family, 25-55 sermon-based co-ed group meets Mondays at 6:30 pm. This is an online group.

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Sermon Based (Co-Ed)

Group Leader: Joe Wood & Hans Malebranche

Group Type: Co-Ed

Location: Lafayette (In Person)

Emphasis: Sermon Based Discussion

Age Range: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s+

Marital Preference: Mixed

Day Of Week: Sunday, 11:00 am

This sermon-based co-ed group is open to any age and meets in Lafayette on Sundays at 11:00 am.

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Sermon Based (Co-Ed)

Group Leader: Lony and Bridget Fabre

Group Type: Co-Ed

Location: Online Only

Emphasis: Sermon Based Discussion

Age Range: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s+

Marital Preference: Mixed

Day Of Week: Tuesday, 5:45 pm

Our group welcomes all ages and any marital status. We meet on Tuesday evenings from 5:45 - 7:30 pm. We begin our fellowship with snacks and general conversation before diving into our lesson. Our group commits to a service project once a month and absolutely loves hanging out on the weekends!
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Sermon Based (Co-ed)

Group Leader: Kerry Smith

Group Type: Co-Ed

Location: Youngsville/Broussard (In Person)

Emphasis: Sermon Based Discussion

Age Range: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s

Marital Preference: Mixed

Day Of Week: Wednesday, 7:00 pm

This sermon-based Co-Ed group is open to any age and meets in Youngsville on Wednesdays at 7pm.

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Sermon Based (Co-Ed)

Group Leader: James and Leslie Wooters

Group Type: Co-Ed

Location: Youngsville/Broussard (In Person)

Emphasis: Sermon Based Discussion

Age Range: 20s, 30s, 40s

Marital Preference: Mixed

Day Of Week: Tuesday, 7:00 pm

This sermon-based co-ed group is open to ages 25-40 and meets in Youngsville on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm.
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Sermon Based (Men's)

Group Leader: Jake Miller

Group Type: Men Only

Location: On Campus (In Person), In Person & Online (On Campus)

Emphasis: Sermon Based Discussion

Age Range: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s+

Marital Preference: Mixed

Day Of Week: Thursday, 8:00 am

Our men’s small group meets every Thursday from 8:00 - 9:00 am on The Bayou campus with the mission of iron sharpening iron in support of our church’s mission statement. There are many seasons of life experiences in our group, ages 40s to 80. We are a group that meets in person and we are also available for those wanting to join virtually. We occasionally get together for breakfast or lunch.
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Sermon Based (Men's)

Group Leader: Scott Andrepont

Group Type: Men Only

Location: On Campus (In Person), In Person & Online (On Campus)

Emphasis: Sermon Based Discussion

Age Range: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s

Marital Preference: Mixed

Day Of Week: Thursday, 6:00 am

This 20s-60s men’s small group meets every Thursday at 6:00 am. We are a group that meets in person and we are also available for those wanting to join virtually.
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Sermon Based (Men's)

Group Leader: Nathan Liebert

Group Type: Men Only

Location: On Campus (In Person)

Emphasis: Sermon Based Discussion

Age Range: 30s, 40s, 50s

Marital Preference: Mixed

Day Of Week: Thursday, 11:45 am

This is a men’s weekly small group that meets from 11:45 am - 1:00 pm. We meet in the cafe at The Bayou Church. We are a group of 30-50-year-old men that enjoy studying the Bible and talking about life applications. Food is provided and each person brings $5 for food. This goal of this group isn’t to see who has the most Bible knowledge and debate the Scriptures line by line. Our group is a safe place for men to be transparent, share struggles, and find community while going through the Bible.
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Sermon Based (Men's)

Group Leader: Taylor Vernotzy

Group Type: Men Only

Location: Lafayette (In Person)

Emphasis: Sermon Based Discussion

Age Range: 20s, 30s

Marital Preference: Singles

Day Of Week: Monday, 7:30 pm

This 20s-30s sermon-based single men's group meets in Lafayette on Mondays at 7:30 pm.
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Sermon Based (Men's)

Group Leader: Jake Thibeaux

Group Type: Men Only

Location: Lafayette (In Person)

Emphasis: Sermon Based Discussion

Age Range: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s

Marital Preference: Mixed

Day Of Week: Sunday, 7:00 pm

This 20s-50s sermon-based men's group meets in Lafayette on Sundays at 7:00 pm.
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Sermon Based (Men's)

Group Leader: Zachary Bush

Group Type: Men Only

Location: Lafayette (In Person), In Person & Online (Lafayette)

Emphasis: Sermon Based Discussion

Age Range: 30s, 40s, 50s

Marital Preference: Mixed

Day Of Week: Tuesday, 6:00 am

This 30s-50s hybrid men's group is using GroupMe, virtual, and in-person meetings to discuss current Bible studies. When we begin meeting in person 100% of the time, we will meet on Tuesdays at 6:00 am.
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Sermon Based (Women's)

Group Leader: Christine Carlson and Melissa Bagwell

Group Type: Women Only

Location: On Campus (In Person), In Person & Online (On Campus)

Emphasis: Sermon Based Discussion

Age Range: 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s+

Marital Preference: Mixed

Day Of Week: Thursday, 6:30 pm

This is a women's group, any age, that meets Thursdays at 6:30 pm at The Bayou Church where we share life and study what God has to say to us. We laugh, cry, and support one another! We are a group that meets in person and we are also available for those wanting to join virtually.
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Sermon Based (Women's)

Group Leader: Deborah Young

Group Type: Co-Ed

Location: Online Only

Emphasis: Sermon Based Discussion

Age Range: 60s, 70s+

Marital Preference: Mixed

Day Of Week: Friday, 10:00 am

The 65+ small group of men and women meets weekly via Zoom from 10:00 - 11:00 am on Fridays. Through lively and relevant Bible Study, we navigate our "Senior Season" in God together.
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Sermon Based (Women's)

Group Leader: Gidget Guidry

Group Type: Women Only

Location: Online Only

Emphasis: Sermon Based Discussion

Age Range: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s+

Marital Preference: Mixed

Day Of Week: Saturday, 6:00 pm

We're a group of ladies ranging in age from mid 20's - early 70's. We laugh, cry, and love to have wonderful food. We have grown together and would love to have new women join us! We meet on Saturdays at 6:00 PM
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Sermon Based (Women's)

Group Leader: Donna Fare

Group Type: Women Only

Location: Lafayette (In Person), In Person & Online (Lafayette)

Emphasis: Sermon Based Discussion

Age Range: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s+

Marital Preference: Mixed

Day Of Week: Tuesday

This sermon-based women's group is open to any age and meets Tuesdays at 5:30 pm. This is a group that meets in person and is also available for those wanting to join virtually.
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Sermon Based (Women's)

Group Leader: Natalie Duhon

Group Type: Women Only

Location: Online Only

Emphasis: Sermon Based Discussion

Age Range: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s

Marital Preference: Mixed

Day Of Week: Monday, 6:30 pm

This 25-50s sermon-based women's group meets in Duson on Mondays at 6:30 pm.
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Sermon Based (Women's)

Group Leader: Jenn Van Matre

Group Type: Women Only

Location: On Campus (In Person)

Emphasis: Sermon Based Discussion

Age Range: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s+

Marital Preference: Mixed

Day Of Week: Tuesday, 6:00 pm

This sermon-based women's group is open to ladies of all ages and meets Tuesdays at 6:00 pm.
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Sermon Based (Women's)

Group Leader: Taylor Driscoll

Group Type: Women Only

Location: Lafayette (In Person)

Emphasis: Sermon Based Discussion

Age Range: 20s, 30s, 40s

Marital Preference: Mixed

Day Of Week: Wednesday, 7:00 pm

We meet weekly on Wednesdays at 7 pm at my house, my co-host’s house or at a restaurant and either discuss the previous Sunday’s sermon or choose a book study and discuss weekly. Ages 25-40.
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Sermon Based (Women's)

Group Leader: Jodi Barras

Group Type: Women Only

Location: Lafayette (In Person), In Person & Online (Lafayette)

Emphasis: Sermon Based Discussion

Age Range: 50s, 60s, 70s+

Marital Preference: Mixed

Day Of Week: Thursday

We are a group of ladies in the 50-70 age range, but we are open to any age. We are "family", sisters in Christ. It means so much to all of us to share our lives, our hurts, our fears, our victories, etc. with each other. We may be changing our meeting day and time but we currently meet immediately following the 8:00 am service. We are a group that meets in person and we are also available for those wanting to join virtually.
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Sermon Based (Women's)

Group Leader: Karen Case

Group Type: Women Only

Location: Lafayette (In Person)

Emphasis: Sermon Based Discussion

Age Range: 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s

Day Of Week: Wednesday, 5:30 pm

This 30s-60s sermon-based women's group meets in locations throughout Lafayette on Wednesdays at 5:30pm.
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Sermon Based (Co-Ed)

Group Leader: Kevin & D’Anna McBride

Group Type: Co-Ed

Location: In Person & Online (Lafayette)

Emphasis: Sermon Based Discussion

Age Range: 30s, 40s, 50s

Marital Preference: Married

Day Of Week: Sunday, 11:00 am

This married couples group meets on Sundays from 11:00am - 12:00pm. We plan to do the sermon based discussion but may also add additional curriculum later in the semester.
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Sermon Based (Co-Ed)

Group Leader: Todd & Cindy Trahan

Group Type: Co-Ed

Location: Lafayette (In Person)

Emphasis: Sermon Based Discussion

Age Range: 50s, 60s, 70s+

Marital Preference: Married

Day Of Week: Sunday, 4:00 pm

This sermon-based married couples group is open to ages 50+ and meets in Lafayette on Sundays at 4pm.

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Test Group

Group Leader: Chris Drew

Group Type: Co-Ed

Location: Lafayette (In Person)

Emphasis: Sermon Based Discussion

Age Range: 20s

Marital Preference: Mixed

Day Of Week: Wednesday, 9:00 pm

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