Care Teams:

Care teams are a loose group of 25 or so members/regular attenders, shepherded and led by a team of three trained leaders (one of your elders, one of your deacons, and one lay person). Each CARE TEAM will have at least one woman in the leadership role.

More a complete explanation and description of CARE TEAMS click here: CARE TEAMS at NCEL

If you haven't received an email assigning you to a CARE GROUP see an elder or contact Amy Smith at

Life Transformation Groups:

Serve to develop a love for the Scriptures in groups of 2 to 3 people of the same gender. Our hope is that in regular, weekly meetings, these groups will refresh, challenge and spur one another towards an authentic hope in the gospel rooted in the truths of Scriptures.

Small Groups:

Serve to demonstrate and declare tangibly the Gospel of Jesus Christ within a "small group" of Christ followers who commit to commune with each other regularly. These groups are encouraged to model a "family" of brothers and sisters in Christ who commit to encourage, support, celebrate, and mourn with one another as led by the Holy Spirit.


Contact: Laini Huffine (
Meets: Every other Wednesday at 6 p.m. Open to anyone, but especially college students/young adults.

East Ridge/Brainerd

Contact: Nate & Emily Sharp (, 865-202-7581)
Meets: Wednesday evenings

East Lake

Contact: Kelly Lacy (
Meets: Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m


Contact: Mitch & Michelle Bower (
Meets: Tuesdays at 6 p.m.

Highland Park

Contact: Betsy Burcham (540-422-9192)
Meets: Thursdays at 6 p.m.


Contact: Alex Herweyer (, 423-785-7883)
Meets: Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

1st Sunday Lunch

Contact: Bethany Lane (
Meets: First Sunday of each month at 1 p.m. at 3415 12th Avenue (just down the street from the church). Everyone welcome, especially visitors!

Friday Women's Study

Contact: Jazmine LeBlanc (404-683-3193)
Meets: Fridays at 10 a.m. at the church Childcare is provided!