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Connect Groups are a great way to build friendships and grow in your faith!

Our Connect Groups are based on interest, common goals and/or life/age-specific activities. There are 3 types of groups: Growth, Social and Serve. We believe life change occurs in the context of relationships.

Our Connect Groups are listed below. Get connected today!

Growth groups

These groups are designed for people to grow in their faith and make practical application of God's Word in their lives. They are often curriculum-based and cover a book, resource or Bible study. Contact CG Leaders if you're interested in a particular group.

  • Prepare-enrich marriage

    This group is designed for married couples of all ages. It is designed to review results from an assessment taken at the beginning of the semester.

    Meets: Monthly, Sundays @ 2 PM

    Loc: Home of Pastor Chad & Mendy Flowers

    LEADER: Pastor Chad Flowers

    CO-LEADER: Mendy Flowers

  • making disciples

    A group designed to inspire the Word of God in peoples' lives and show people to eternal life with Jesus in love. Learn to teach the Word together.

    Meets: Monthly, Sunday @ 2:15 PM

    Loc: EPC Dining Hall

    LEADER: James Parks

    CO-LEADER: Joe Vazquez

  • a journey of growth

    This group is designed specifically for women who want to explore how to build up their sense of purpose and become more successful in every area of life. This is an interactive group where there will be teaching and discussion on several of John Maxwell's 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth along with other growth principles.

    Meets: Weekly, Wednesdays @ 7:30 PM

    Loc: EPC

    LEADER: Stephanie Brown

  • share & prayer

    To share in one another's needs and successes and make war on the floor in prayer.

    Meets: Monthly, 2nd Monday of each month @ 7 PM

    Loc: Home of Larry & Carolyn Keith

    LEADER: Larry Keith

    CO-LEADER: Carolyn Keith

  • thou shalt prosper

    This group is designed for men who are an entrepreneur, or plan to become one. A mastermind group can focus special attention on your effort - in the form of knowledge, resources and energy. Let's do it together!

    Meets: Weekly, Tuesdays @ 7 PM

    Loc: TBD

    LEADER: Todd Keith

    CO-LEADER: Craig Stephens

  • divorce care

    The Divorce Care's purpose is to give one understanding of what has happened in their life. It helps with emotional and spiritual healing. It also teaches that one's life should be centered around God rather than a person.

    Meets: Weekly, Wednesday @ 7:30 PM

    Loc: EPC

    LEADER: Mary Molina

  • southwest area prayer

    Opportunity to join with others in prayer and fellowship in the southwest region of the Dallas Metroplex.

    Meets: Weekly, Monday @ 7 PM

    Loc: Home of Renee Taylor

    LEADER: Renee Taylor

  • mesquite area prayer

    Through prayer and fellowship, this group will strengthen the body of believers at EPC. It will provide a venue for prayer requests to be offered.

    Meets: Weekly, Mondays @ 7 PM (excluding 2nd Monday of month)

    Loc: Home of Maria Astolfi

    LEADER: Maria Astolfi

social groups

These groups are designed for people to make new acquaintances and build friendships. Many social groups are interest-based and centered on a hobby, a common interest or a life stage.


    Ladies interested in fellowship through cooking and recipe exchanges.

    Meets: Monthly, Thursday @ 6:30 PM

    Loc: EPC Activity Center

    LEADER: Kathy Kinnick

  • healthy living

    To inspire, educate and equip each participant to live a healthier lifestyle.

    Meets: Monthly, Thursday @ 7 PM

    Loc: Home of Micah & Lisa Eldredge

    LEADER: Lisa Eldredge

    CO-LEADER: Micah Eldredge

  • experience dallas

    If you'd like to explore the city with others, join in this fun group! Activities may include trying out a new restaurant or having a fun time in a new activity.

    Meets: Monthly, Saturday @ 12 PM

    Loc: Varies

    LEADERS: Marco & Jessica Vazquez

  • oldies but goodies

    A time of fellowship, food and singing older gospel songs.

    Meets: Monthly, Saturday @ 5 PM

    Loc: Home of Senior Pastor Flowers & Renee Flowers

    LEADER: Renee Flowers

    CO-LEADER: Pastor Flowers

  • games & grub

    Join in for a night of friendly competition, lots of fun and food. Come together and fellowship with others while playing the games you love. Family-friendly games of dominoes, card games, such as UNO and Skip-Bo, and board games are all welcome.

    Meets: Monthly, Saturday @ 6 PM

    Loc: Home of Jay & Jamie Milligan

    LEADER: Jamie Milligan

    CO-LEADER: Jay Milligan

  • super moms

    Moms need other moms! If you are a mom of a child from infancy to age 18, join other moms to relax, laugh, have fun and grow spiritually as we love and lean on one another.

    Meets: Various dates

    Loc: Varies

    LEADER: Mendy Flowers

  • i-quiz connect

    A group that allows those who are not currently in the Bible Quizzing Ministry to learn more about it as they support the quizzers along in the quizzing season.

    Meets: Monthly, Sunday @ 1 PM

    Loc: EPC, Tournament locations

    LEADER: Michael Mettlen

  • golden wings widows

    This group will provide fellowship among women of all ages who have lost their mates. We will be a support and encouragement to one another.

    Meets: Monthly, 3rd Thursday @ 6 PM

    Loc: Various locations

    LEADER: Johnnie Bunton

  • kings kids

    Get ready for fun! This group is for kids of ages 9-11. We will spend time together doing a fun activity.

    Meets: Quarterly, Saturday (date TBD)

    Loc: Varies

    LEADER: Todd Keith

    CO-LEADER: Tina Keith

  • crafts & Scrappers

    To provide fellowship, peace, fun and therapy through crafts.

    Meets: Monthly, Thursday @ 6:30 PM

    Loc: EPC Small Dining Room

    LEADER: Renee Taylor

    CO-LEADER: Cindy Willis

    CO-LEADER: Betty Parks

serve groups

These groups are designed for people to have the opportunity to serve the needs of the community. Serve groups provide a way for people to relationally connect and find fulfillment in caring for others.

  • jail ministry group

    Preparing hearts in the jail ministry to serve with an exciting team of mean and women.

    Meets: Weekly, Sunday @ 10 AM

    Loc: EPC, Room 224

    LEADER: Marie Johnson

    CO-LEADER: Maria Astolfi

  • loaves & fishes

    To assemble care packages of food to be delivered to the homeless.

    Meets: Monthly, Saturday @ 10 AM

    Loc: EPC

    LEADER: Ron & Janie Serrato