Small Groups

Small groups are one of the best ways to build relationships at Venture Church!
Small groups are a regularly scheduled opportunity to hang out with other people, learn about God, and grow as a family unit alongside one another. If you are interested in finding a small group please email us at!
Below is a map of where small groups are meeting around the city.
Check out all of our small groups and their leaders below.
If you are interested in finding a small group please email us at!

North of Town: Small Group

(Children Welcome)
Date and Time: Every other Tuesday starting September 26th from 6:00-7:00 PM
Leaders: Chris Woolard and Brandon Smallwood
Host: Smallwoods and Woolards
Location: Scott’s Hill/ Porter’s Neck
Bio Of Leaders: 
Chris and his wife Lindsey have lived in Wilmington for 5 years with their two kids. He loves to help people find and serve Jesus with their lives. His hobbies are: being with his family, handyman work, watching football, and playing music.

By day, Brandon is an ER doc. For fun, he’s an outdoorsman and a family man. Brandon and his wife Melanie moved to Wilmington from Kentucky with their 2 kids a few years back and love it here. Brandon is a leader at Venture and loves helping people find God’s love and grace.

Monkey Junction: Small Group

(Childcare Not Provided)

Date and Time: Every Thursday at 6:45 PM
Leader: James Smith
Host: The Smith’s House

South of Town/Monkey Junction

Bio of Leader:

James and Dixie are long time Wilmington residents and some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet! They have two adult daughters who are making them proud and are very active in serving our city through Venture Church. James serves as a leader in other ways at church and Dixie is the coordinator of the preschool age Sunday School class.

Prayer Group 

(Childcare Not Provided)
Date and Time:  Every other week on Wed. starting Sept. 27 from 7-8pm
Leader: Brent Myers
Host: TBD
Location: TBD
Bio of Leader:
“Your spiritual life will never outgrow your prayer life.” Brent helps lead our Venture Kids group on Sundays and really has a heart for children and being a bit of a goof-ball at times. This group will focus on learning to live a lifestyle of prayer, learning how to pray, and intentionally making prayer a part of our daily life. Now, who wants to pray – and watch God respond!

Mid Town: Small Group

(Children Welcome)
Date and Time: 1st and 3rd Fridays from 6:30-8 PM
Patrick Harrison
The Harrison’s House
Mid Town
Patrick and Ashley have been married for nearly 10 years and have 3 children, with another on the way. Patrick enjoys video/board games, Lego, and being creative. Their small group will be a place for growing and learning together for the kids and the adults.

Downtown: Small Group

(Childcare Not Provided)
Date and Time: Every Wednesday Night Starting September 20th from 6:15-8 PM
Leader: Doug and Kim Geer
Host: The Geer’s House
Location: (Downtown) Near Market & 17th Street
Bio: An imperfect couple serving the perfect God! Doug and Kim Geer are life-seasoned newlyweds who are young at heart and spirit. They share a love of all kinds of music, sports, and their two cats Beck and Brooks. They believe that life doesn’t happen TO us – life happens THROUGH us – and finding ways to serve Christ every day is their goal.

Ogden: Small Group

(Childcare Not Provided)

Date and Time: Every Wednesday night starting September 27th from 6:30-8 PM
Leader: Aaron Collins
Host: Nathan and Lauren Henderson
Location: Ogden

Bio: Aaron and his wife Kara enjoy to be very goofy and share quality time with family and friends. They love sharing the love of Jesus with everyone they can. Aaron enjoys playing music, fixing broken things, and playing tabletop games. This small group will be like a family sharing life together. The whole goal being discipleship and accountability to becoming more like Jesus Christ.

Near Campus: College Age

(Childcare Not Provided)
Date and Time: Every Monday Night Starting September 25th from 7-8 PM
Leader: Caleb Darden
Host: Caleb Darden, Nathan Myers, Josh Heady
Location: (UNCW)
Bio: Caleb has been called the “Jack Black” of this age, even though there is already a Jack Black of this age. He is pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching from UNCW who also has an Associates in Christian Ministries. He enjoys playing bass, fishing, and long naps on the beach. His goal for this group is to teach about the Gospel with fellow college aged students and grow together in friendship.

Monkey Junction: Ladies 

(Childcare Not Provided)
Date and Time: 1st and 3rd Mondays 6:30-8pm
Leader: Pamela North
Host: Myers’ House
Location: South of town/ Monkey Junction

Men’s Breakfast Group

(Children Welcome)

Date and Time: 4th Saturday morning of every month at 9:00 AM
Leader: George Baier
Location: Golden Corral

  • This group meets for Breakfast on the last Saturday of the month (Normally at either Golden Corral) as a place to meet other men of the church and build friendships.
  • From this group, Men are encouraged to meet up in smaller groups called “Micro Groups” weekly for building better friendships and growing in their faith.
  • There will be periodic get-togethers at other times for fun.
  • There is a 2-day Men’s Retreat in the Spring, this is our BIG event for the year. It’s the best!