About Groves


We are currently registering for the Fall 2017 Semester of GROVES and GROVE Sitters:

*Please note, everyone is required to register for a GROVE, even if we’ve been in a GROVE before. Thanks!

Register Here to join a Fall GROVE

Grove Sitter Application

Groves at RISING Church


If you’re looking for a way to grow deeper in your faith with your adult peers while also developing meaningful and supportive friendships, joining a GROVE is the thing to do. GROVES are our small group ministry for adults at RISING Church. Each GROVE group is typically between 12-20 adults who meet together in a member’s home once a week (for up to 2hrs) over the span of 6 to 10 weeks. GROVES happen in both the fall and spring semesters.  Locations, times, and days of the week vary depending on the needs of the group members.

So why join one?


GROVES provide a place for people to build relationships and develop a sense of community within the church.  One of our core values at RISING is that we grow together and be intentional about developing relationships, encouraging, and supporting one another! GROVES are designed to help RISING Church meet those goals. And GROVES are a place where people meet, eat, laugh, talk, & become friends.  We can go much deeper in our walks with God together than we can on our own!



GROVES provide an opportunity for people to grow spiritually and develop their faith through study, prayer, and service.  Some of our core values at RISING include feasting on God’s Word and being His witnesses. GROVES give us the opportunity to study, discuss, and learn from the Bible and valued Christian authors/teachers so that God can transform us from the inside out.  As we grow individually and collectively, each GROVE also partners with one of our various mission ministries (both locally and globally) to put our faith into action.  GROVES are not only a place to meet, pray and grow together, but they are an opportunity to serve together too.


Hear Aundrea talk about her experience in Groves the last year.


RISING offers a variety of Groves that meet throughout the week as well as in different locations throughout the community.  If you would like to join one of our GROVE groups please sign up during one of our “Registration Periods” or for more information or to join the GROVE ministry please call 678-467-3201 or contact Kimberly Young.

We are currently registering for the Fall 2017 Semester:

Register Here

Fall GROVES 2017

This next session will launch September 10 through mid November 2017. For the Fall, registration will take place on-line at the end of August and for the Winter/Spring the first week of January.  To join a Grove after our registration period ends please contact Kimberly Young (see above).  


Want to be a Grove Sitter?

Here at RISING one of our core values is investing in YOU! By serving as a Grove Sitter you in turn will be investing in the next generation and will be more connected with the adults of RISING as you serve by allowing those with young children to join a Grove.  And they will be more connected with you as they support your Mission Trips in return!


You will be responsible for 2 to 4 children (varying ages), one night a week for 2-3 hours.  The commitment for the Fall is approximately 11 weeks and for the Spring is approximately 6 weeks.  We will need to know ahead of time which weeks you will not be available to babysit. (NOTE: There is also an opportunity to be a substitute sitter when needed if you are unable to commit to the full duration).


  • Involved with RISING Students
  • Desire to go on a Mission Trip during the Summer of 2017
  • Minimum age: 14
  • Transportation to and from the location of the children every week


Please submit the information below and we will contact you to discuss your potential service as a Grove Sitter for RISING Church.  Sitters will be placed on a first-come, first-serve basis, so sign-up soon by submitting the application below!


Grove Sitter Application