Church is about more than buildings and services; at the core, church is about people. And at Next Level Church we want to make sure that you have the opportunity to connect with some friends on the same journey. Life Groups are groups of 6-12 people that meet in homes or on campus, on various days and times, all around the city. They serve the community together, help each other through life, and apply the Bible to their lives together. It’s very easy to get involved.

When you join, you will meet a few new faces and have discussion that will help you look further into what it means to be a follower of Jesus.

Women's Groups

Ladies Group | MONDAY 7:00 pm | Matthews


Leaders: Jody Monkus & Mary Russell

You may be one community away from changing the course of your destiny. The aim of the group is to provide a safe and confidential space for women to come together, discuss women’s issues and explore God’s wisdom in a supportive and caring environment.

Women of Grace | THURSDAY 7:00 pm | Indian Trail/Monroe


Leaders: Crystal Creamer & Denise Davis

Intentionally living in community with God and with people has never been harder. This group is designed to help you not just survive in community, but thrive in our relationship with Jesus and with the people He has placed in our lives.

Ladies Group | WEDNESDAY 7:30 pm | Mint Hill


Leader: Melanie Jackson

In this group we speak authenticity and sarcasm regularly. This is a place for you to come and just be real. We sit around a fire and have open and honest conversation. Do you have questions about faith? That’s great…so do we. We can’t promise that it will always be comfortable, but we can promise that it will always be real and that’s okay because God never called us to a life of comfort anyway.

Men's Groups

Men’s Fire Pits | SUNDAY 7:00 pm | Matthews, Charlotte, & Indian Trail

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Leaders: Ken Russell, Adam Brooks, Clay Monkus, David Dial

Fireside groups are one simple way for men to connect. We gather around a fire, ask simple questions and watch lives change.

Men’s Bible Study | MONDAY 7:00 pm | On NLC campus


Leader: Mike Pearn

We allow the Holy Spirit to lead us, so fellowship, discussion, humor and prayer are important components of our time together. This is a safe place to bring any issue on a man's heart.

College Groups

College Group | THURSDAY 8:00 pm | Matthews


Leader: Brad Medford

If you are 18-25 years old and looking to make connections with people facing similar issues, this is your group. We will ask simple questions and practically apply the Bible to our life.

Family Groups

Family groups meet on Wednesday at 6:00 PM for the study portion followed by a dinner at 7:15. Dinner is $15 per family or $10 a couple.  Childcare will be provided for participants from 6:00 to 7:15 PM

Family groups are open to families of all types: married couples,  single parents, couples with children, and spouses whose partner does not attend church.  The goal is to build relationships with God, strengthen marriages, and provide support to each other as we navigate life.  The groups participate in weekly meetings which include social functions (dinner, games, etc.) and Bible study.

Family Group | WEDNESDAY 6:00 pm | On NLC campus


Leader: Taylor & Stephanie Chinn | Childcare Provided

This Life Group Semester, we will be studying the books of Ruth and James, and looking at how we can strengthen our relationships to each other and to God. 

5 Love Languages | WEDNESDAY 6:00 pm | On NLC campus


Leader: Aaron & Jodi Payne | Childcare Provided

We will be The studying THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES by  Dr. Gary Chapman.  We will also be having discussions around topics relevant to spiritual and marriage life.  

Groups for Everyone

S.H.A.P.E. | SUNDAY 9:30 am | On NLC campus


Leader: George Estes | Childcare Provided

This group will helps you discover God’s unique purpose for your life. Tap into the secrets of your own deeply personal makeup—the remarkable ensemble of passions, talents, experiences, temperament, and spiritual gifts that work together to make you who you are—and you’ll discover the path to a life of unimagined purpose, impact, and fulfillment.

Drive Through History | WEDNESDAY 7 pm | Lake Park


Leader: Rick Faulkner

This group is open to couples/singles of all age groups though most of our members have either raised their children or haven’t started yet. We ask simple questions and practically apply the Bible to our life.

Community Group | WEDNESDAY 6:30 pm | Stallings


Leader: Keith Hibbets

Being in community gives you the chance to be around people at different stages of their faith journey. Our goals are to lift each other up, learn from one another, and be the friend each of us needs.

Community Group | FRIDAY 6:30 pm | Hemby Bridge


Leader: Wayne & Catherine Conner | Childcare Provided

This group has fun, supports and encourages one another, prays, enjoys meals and outings, all while studying the Bible together.