Purpose Groups

Purpose Groups @ The Net

There are two types of Purpose Groups, Help Groups and Home Groups. Every Purpose Group must serve to either Worship God or Help People. Help groups such as the ones listed below are groups that gather for the purpose of helping other people. Home groups usually meet in homes and are designed to build relationships through fellowship, prayer and or Bible study. If you are interested in starting or participating in a Purpose Group, contact us and we will reach out to you.

help Groups

We believe Jesus has a heart for helping people. Many of us have chosen to follow our individual passion and calling for certain groups of those in need. If you have a heart for helping others, you may want to check out our groups that are already engaged in the community. Some examples of groups include: helping the homeless and displaced children.

If you have a new idea for a group, we would love to hear about it. If you feel that God is leading you to start a new group related to your passion, please contact Julie Johnson our Groups Coordinator. We are always open to new ideas.


home groups

We are convinced that having relationships with other believers is essential in discovering the abundant life that Jesus promised us. Our home groups are centered on the idea that as we endeavor to live the way Christ taught us in our daily lives, we are much more successful if we have like-minded friends who encourage and support us in life’s challenges.

If you don’t already have a close group of supportive Christian friends, contact Julie Johnson, our Groups Coordinator and we will help you find the right group for you.

Harris Home

Leader: Lynnae Hall
Meeting Time: 2nd Tuesday of every month; Volunteers arrive at 5:50pm to set up food and dinner is served as soon as set up is complete.
Meeting Location: Harris Home for Children 1210 Church St. NW Huntsville 35801

The 2nd Tuesday of each month, Harris Home Purpose Group serves dinner to about 45 people.  Being a great cook is not a prerequisite! Having a heart for kids is our most important mission! The children at the Harris Home are ages 12 through 18. A menu is sent out by email the first of every month and volunteers sign up for what they are able to bring. Please feel free to order from a restaurant, store or make your own dish. 

For more information, please contact Lynnae Hall.

Bible Study

Leader: Randy Pickett
starts 9/8/19 and is continual, but broken into sections
Meeting Time: Sundays 9am-10am
Meeting Location: AV Room across from the sanctuary

Have you ever been reading through the Bible and had the thought that these stories don’t make sense? Have you been in a service where a pastor talked about a topic in the Bible that seemed strange or out of character to your understanding of who God is? Do you ever wish you understood the Bible better and that you could explain the Bible better to your friend or family? If so, we have a new group that is designed to meet your needs. This group will be focused on the study of the Bible so that the believer can be more fully aware of who God is and understand the Book that God has communicated to us. The emphasis will be on God’s word and how God has explained His plan of salvation and restoration in the pages of the Bible, history, and his creation. It is designed for those who are hungering to know more, are having difficulty understanding the written word now and need the firm foundation that comes from understanding God’s complete plan.

For more information, please contact Randy Pickett.

Senior Women Fellowship

Purpose: to provide fellowship & activities for senior women
Florence Hall
 September 10. We will meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month
Meeting Time: noon
Meeting Location: TBD. We will meet for lunch at different places each month.

We gather together monthly to develop Christ-centered relationships with other Christian senior women as well as provide fellowship and activities for the senior women of The Net.

For more information, please contact Florence Hall.

Women in Business

Purpose: (Women in business or women who believe God is calling them to start a business)
Angela Hawke
 September 6 – October 4
Meeting Time: Fridays 10:30am-noon
Meeting Location: Student Ministry Room

Your business is a direct reflection of who you are. The stronger your personal faith is, the more you will honor God with your business. We will explore this via the book Created for This – Digging deep in God’s Word While Growing in Your Faith and Business.  The cost of the book is $13. We will discuss lunch at our first meeting.

For more information, please contact Angela Hawke.

Young Men’s Fellowship

Leader: Rob Hall
 ongoing, every Tuesday
Meeting Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Meeting Location: The Net’s office located on the second floor of the Stone Center (enter through the front doors under the portico, take the stairs, and it’s the first office to the left)

For all guys 20-something, Rob Hall leads a weekly group focusing on encouragement and knowing God. Questions are welcome and dinner is served every Tuesday.

For more information, please contact Rob Hall.

Ladies Book Club

Leader: Led by Dee Riccelli & Lynnae Hall
 Thursdays, September 12th – October 31st
Meeting Time: 10 am – 12 noon
Meeting Location: The Net’s office located on the second floor of the Stone Center (enter through the front doors under the portico, take the stairs, and it’s the first office to the left)

This fall season, Dee Riccelli and Lynnae Hall will co-lead in rich discussion and fellowship the book, Captivating by John and Stasi Eldridge. It’s a fascinating book focusing on the mystery of a woman’s heart by God’s amazing design.

For more information, please contact Lynnae Hall.

First Stop

Leader: Amanda Medley
 ongoing once a month meeting: 8/26; 9/30; 10/28; Nov – TBD; 12/30
Meeting Time: meet at 11:30am; serving meals starts at noon
Meeting Location: 206 Stokes St. NW, Huntsville 35805

First Stop is a nonprofit organization who provides many important services to the homeless and low-income community in Huntsville. Though it sometimes varies in number, volunteers get together to serve a delicious lunch to around 70 people. The Net’s First Stop Purpose Group is always looking for anyone interested in becoming a part of an amazing team of caring people. A menu is sent out each month so each volunteer can sign up to bring a dish. Feel free to order from a store, restaurant or cook from home.

For more information, please contact Amanda Medley.

Christlike Masculinity Study

Leader: Kyle Robinson
 Mondays, September 9 (6 weeks)
Meeting Time: 7-8pm
Meeting Location: 800 Holmes Ave, Huntsville 35801

We will be using the devotional How to Be a Man: Pursuing Christ-Centered Masculinity and explore how to mentor and challenge teenage guys to a more passionate pursuit of growing into the man God is calling them to be. Geared towards all men but especially fathers. Boys ages 14+ are welcomed as well.

For more information, please contact Kyle Robinson.

HS Girls (grades 9-12)

Leader: Megan Robinson & Lindsey Shepard
 Sundays, starting Sept 8. We will meet for 8 weeks
Meeting Time: 4:00 – 5:30pm
Meeting Location: The Net in the HS Student Ministry Room/The Office

This group will be covering topics including leadership, preparing the heart and mind for dating, being confident in our faith, healthy friendships, deepening our relationship with Christ Jesus.

For more information, please contact Megan Robinson.

Mowing Lawns for Widows

Leader: Tracy Pollard
 Determined by you! 
Meeting Time: Determined by you! 
Meeting Location: varies by your assigned service location

Lawn Mow for Widows currently serves 16 elderly households, 12 in which are true widows. Each visit, we are active listeners, share a Word from The Spirit or from The Bible, get prayer requests, and pray for them. Then, we mow, weed eat, trim bushes, and whatever else they need.

God has grown our ministry from 1 old push mower to 4 riding mowers, 1 zero turn mower, 3 trailers, 9 push mowers, 4 weed eaters, and etc,…All equipment is provided and the only knowledge you need is to know how to push a lawnmower.
We are looking for volunteers always so that we can serve more widows. You will be assigned 1 widow to serve, and typically the yards are in North Huntsville.

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in the distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” James 1:27

For more information, please contact Tracy Pollard.