Carmel Small Groups

What are small groups like at Carmel? At Carmel, we call our small groups “Discipleship Communities” or “DCs” for short. DCs are designed to help people connect with God, connect with other believers, and connect with others. DCs study Scripture, share what is going on in their lives, pray, and encourage one another. Everyone is welcome to join a DC, wherever they are in their journey of faith. 

If you would like to try one of the Sunday Morning DCs, check out the list of small groups below. You can also stop by the Carmel Room or Welcome Desk on Sunday morning, or email our Adult Ministry Assistant.  

Would you like more information on home groups meeting in your area? Please contact Pastor Kenny Klinect or the Adult Ministry Assistant for details. 

“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”  - Hebrews 10:24-25


Small Groups


Sunday, 11:00am - 12:15pm Room A218 @ Carmel Baptist Church Matthews NC 28105

We currently are interactively discussing and processing the sermon we just heard together followed by a Bible or book study. 

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Sunday, 11:00am - 12:15pm The "Aerobics" Room @ Carmel Baptist Church Matthews NC 28105

We are a diverse group of believers who do life together. Our class is very interactive and discussive. We do social events and mission projects together. We keep in touch throughout the week and share what is going on in our lives.

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David's Heart

Sunday, 9:30am - 10:45am Room A235 @ Carmel Baptist Church Matthews NC 28105

Our group is made up of singles, couples, and people from diverse cultures and backgrounds. We fellowship, study God’s word, and worship together by signing hymns.

  • Leaders: Maria (Fatima) Bomfim and Sheila Johnson
  • Age Range: 50+
  • Childcare is available through Preschool, CarmelKidz and Student Ministries

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Digging Deeper

Sunday, 9:30am - 10:45am The "Choir Room" @ Carmel Baptist Church Matthews NC 28105

We are currently doing various studies through books of the Bible along with some topical studies. We engage in social activities and service opportunities throughout the year.

  • Leaders: Lyn Blackmon, Tim Breedlove, & Brian Henderson
  • Age Range: 40s-80s
  • Childcare is available through Preschool, CarmelKidz and Student Ministries

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Sunday, 9:30am - 10:45am Room A219 @ Carmel Baptist Church Matthews NC 28105

E3 stands for: “Encourage Believers, Equip the Saints, and Engage the Culture.” We often study books of the Bible, led by Janie Eriksen whose in depth teaching fosters a participatory environment.

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Sunday, 9:30am - 10:45am Room A246 @ Carmel Baptist Church Matthews NC 28105

We are a community who seeks to imitate and reflect the things of God to the people we encounter and the families God has given us. Our group consists of mostly 2-parent families, with biological, foster, and adopted children. We lead a conversation-style discussion through a study that requires no homework. We have regularly-scheduled social times, both coed and separate.

  • Leaders: Nick & Joy Haser, Nick & Denielle Headley
  • Age Range: 20s-50s
  • Childcare is available through Preschool, CarmelKidz and Student Ministries

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Sunday, 9:30am - 10:45am Room A105 @ Carmel Baptist Church Matthews NC 28105

Our DC is currently studying the Book of Ephesians along with Pastor Alex. We have a mix of married and widowed people who faithfully care and pray for one another as we live out the gospel in community.

  • Leaders: Wyatt & Lauren Sieber
  • Age Range: 60s-90s

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Glad & Generous Hearts

Sunday, 11:00am - 12:15pm Room A239 @ Carmel Baptist Church Matthews NC 28105

We are a group of ladies studying God’s Word together. We do Bible book studies and other book studies. We are currently studying Lifeway's "Masterworks" curriculum. 

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