Jesus spoke to multitudes, but he only had a dozen he called disciples. They studied together, traveled together, ate together, and often met in homes. The early church met in the temple for worship, but in homes for discipleship (Acts 2:42-47). They met in small groups.

Our groups follow the example of Christ and the early church. Some focus more on Bible study, others on friendship, prayer, outreach, and/or spiritual growth. Over time some groups go to ball games together, go camping, help each other overcome habitual sin, reach out to their community, and help each other raise their families. Doing life together is an essential step in following Christ – and having fun!

Our Small Groups are the best way to Anchor into the church, as they result in helping each other do life together. We have a number of groups that meet around Rio Rancho and west Albuquerque on a weekly basis. Each group "restarts" the first Sunday in January and September, and most meet less in the summer and take holidays off. Shoot an email to us and we will help connect you with a group that fits, or contact a group leader directly. 

Click HERE for a current listing of our groups 

Jonathan and Genie AuBuchon ~ (505) 771-9205 ~
Rivers Edge III — (ZOOM only for now)
2nd and 3rd Wednesdays, 6-8pm

Jeff and Edie Downs ~ (505) 306-5573 ~    
Paradise Hills/Golf Course — (meeting in person in homes)
Wednesdays, 6:30pm

Wes and Cheryle Daniels ~ (505) 896-9451 ~
High Resort & Hwy 528 — (meeting in person in homes)
1st and 3rd Fridays, 6pm
Rick & Rhonda Mitchell ~ (505) 221-0163 ~
River’s Edge III — (meeting in person in homes)
1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6:15pm

Sharon Newberg ~ (956) 605-0521 ~
Women's Group, Unser/King (Northern Meadows) — (ZOOM only for now)
Mondays 6:30pm

Dan and Irene Lueckenhoff ~ (505)897-7543 ~
Off Alameda, across the river (meeting in person in homes)
2nd and 4th Fridays, 7pm-9pm

Jeremy & Niccole Williams ~ (910)471-01774 ~ 104 Goulet Court, Belen 87002 (meeting in person in homes)                                  1st Saturday, 4pm for a movie & discussion (Christian perspective) and dinner.        

Men's Bible Study

Tuesday mornings, 6a –7a, — (ZOOM ONLY FOR NOW)                                                                                                                                                     Thursday evenings, 6:30p –8p, — (meeting in person at church outside)  

Contact Errol Tipton, (505) 604-6567~

Women's Bible Study

Monday mornings, 9:30-11:30, — (meeting in person in homes)                                                                                                                                                Wednesday mornings, 9:30-11:30a, — (meeting in person in homes)                                                                                                                                   Thursday mornings, 9:30-11:30a, — (meeting in person in homes)                                                                                                                                                  Thursday evenings, 6:30-8:30p, — (meeting in person in homes)      

Contact Sherri Shaffer, (505) 980-6625 ~

Mothers of Adult Children Prayer & Support Group  

Meets the third Wednesday of each month (outside for now) to pray for our adult children, 6:30-8:30p. Contact Sue at for more information.

Senior’s Group — (On Hold During COVID)

Will meet on the second Tuesday each month for lunch, fellowship and a short worship time. 10:30a-12p, in the Annex when we resume.

Contact Rick Mitchell,   (719) 221-0163,                                                                                           

Young Adults 

Meets weekly  (9a-10a) between services in the Young Adults/Outreach room.                                                                                                                              Contact Jessica for more information at

Financial Peace (On Hold During COVID)                                                                                                

Please contact us at for more information.

Friends Day

Meets Wednesdays each week, 1:00pm-3:00pm, (outside, weather permitting, or inside the Annex if the weather is bad.) All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, this is not childcare.

Please contact us at for more information.