Discipleship Ministry

Are you looking for a way to strengthen your discipleship and gain a deeper understanding of God's word? Please follow along as Pastor Turner preaches The Blueprint Sermon Series. Use the weekly worship guides to study and learn how to apply the scripture to your life. Discipleship, formally known as Christian Education, is helping people of all ages as they encounter and experience the Spirit of God.

Life Groups Overview

Life groups are the avenues for members to flesh out what they are learning on Sunday mornings, as well as building relationships among other members at The Blvd. Life groups become an "extended family" of disciples who would serve as the first line of pastoral care for those in the group. Most groups will meet on Campus but some may be off campus.

Life Groups will provide a vehicle that fosters the growth of believers through; meaningful deep relationships, sound biblical teaching and communal outreach in the greater Memphis Area.
(Acts 2:42-47)

Each group will have the following components:

Learn – (Weekly) is to foster growth in the knowledge and intimacy with God. This isn’t a traditional Bible Study that some may think but more so healthy dialogue and discussions, Pastor Turner’s sermons mainly.

Live – (Quarterly) This aspect of the life group will help strengthen the community aspect of The Blvd. These smaller community based activities will help The Blvd feel smaller. The goal of these activities is to add the community aspect to daily rhythms of life.

Love - (Monthly) This aspect of the small group will serve as the incarnational ministry arm. This is where each group will flesh out what it means to be a Christian in their given contexts. The goal is that through these small groups the city of Memphis would be impacted by the glory of God.

  1. Take a look at all of the groups we have to offer
  2. Select the group you would like to check out
  3. Simply show up to the group on the date, time, and location listed

If you have any questions about joining a life group, email pastor Woodard at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

New Disciple's Ministry

Find out how you can be part of the journey The BLVD is taking as we Lead, Learn, Live, and Love without limits!

New Disciple’s Orientation

1st Sundays | After Service| Southwind Campus – Room 103

4th Saturdays | 9-11a | Midtown - Chalice Bookstore

Learn about the history, beliefs, vision, and structure of the BLVD. This will also be a time for you to learn about what the church has to offer and the expectations for membership. 


For new disciples & existing disciples

2nd Sundays | 8:30a | Midtown - New Disciples’ Suite

2nd Sundays | After Service| Southwind Campus – Room 103

Learn the essentials for Spiritual Growth that will help you lead, learn, live, and love without limits!

(Topics include Prayer, Bible Study, & Personal Devotions)



For new disciples & existing disciples

3rd Sundays | 8:30a | Midtown - New Disciples’ Suite

3rd Sundays | After Service| Southwind Campus – Room 103

Learn the essentials for Spiritual Growth that will help you lead, learn, live, and love without limits!

(Topics include Evangelism, Stewardship, & Fasting)



4th Sundays | 8:30a | Midtown - New Disciples’ Suite

4th Sundays | After Service| Southwind Campus – Room 103

Discover the importance of the spiritual gifts, and which specific gifts God has given them. You will also learn how your spiritual gifts could be used to serve the body!


Baptism Class

For new disciples

1st & 4th Sundays | 9a | Midtown – FH-01 (Adults & Youth)

1st, 2nd, & 3rd Sundays |9a | Midtown – Discipletown (Children)

4th Sundays |After Service| Southwind Campus – Fresh Start Room

Learn about the importance & meaning of baptism for believers. Completion of (1) adult/youth class is necessary to be included in Baptism service held on 2nd Sundays. Children have to complete (3) classes.


Sign up for classes in the New Disciple’s Suite or contact Pastor Woodard at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 901.272.5602



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The BLVD believes that God designed the family as the primary place for discipleship. The FAITH PATH initiative exists to partner with you as you guide your child’s faith journey one step at a time. Take advantage of the following links to begin the process in your family.

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Life Group Listing

Agape - Midtown
Sunday: 9:00 AM
Life Group Leaders: Bettye Boone & Lillie Dodson

The Agape Life Group class is a mix of all groups, including singles, couples, young adults, seniors and others, where the Bible is the preferred study guide. Participants gain practical knowledge of the bible through biblical Observation, Interpretation and Application of God’s word, applying sound doctrine that promotes evangelism and discipleship. We are a group that fosters strong fellowship with one another, and that lives out its name of love for God and God’s people. Lives are changed as we discover the truth of God’s word together.

Christian Endeavors - Midtown
Sundays: 9-10a
Life Group leaders: Chery Richmond and Edna Middleton

Ever wanted to know how to apply God’s word to your life more effectively? The Christian Endeavors is a unique Life Group for studying God’s word. Christian Endeavors is a group of seasoned individuals, comprised of both men and women. This group is a great place to connect, learn and study God’s word with individuals striving to know more about how to live out their beliefs by applying God’s word to their daily lives. We welcome you, wheather this is your first life group experience or you are a seasoned saint. We want you to ask questions, share perspectives and feel supported as we all walk our journey of Christian discipleship and live out God’s word.

Christian Endeavors II - Midtown
Sundays: 9-10a
Life Group Leaders: Bruce Marshall and Emily Jackson

The Christian Endeavors Life Group is comprised of men and women who have been meeting at The Blvd for many years. We are a great group of disciples committed to the study of the word of God, spending time with one another and using our gifts to impact the city. If you are a seasoned individual looking for a group that will welcome you with open arms, you have found that group! We would love to have you!

Collierville Life Group - Co-ed - Southwind
Sunday 10:30 AM
Life Group leader: Cathy Redmond

The Collierville Life Group is a diverse group of individuals ranging in age from 35 to 50 and over, married, single, with young children and/or adult children. We include the children in our life group activities as well. We are a fun loving group continuing to learn and understand God's Word and direction for our lives.
Our mission focus for 2015 is the Union Mission located in downtown Memphis. We participated in church services, prepared and served lunch at the Mission as well as donated needed items such as towels, sheets, hygiene kits and various other supplies. Join us in service to God and the community.

Cordova Life Group - Southwind
Sunday: 10:30:00 AM
Life Group Leaders: Arthur Fleming, Rodney Young, and April Larsha

The Cordova Life Group is a loving group of believers who have a thirst for the Word of God and enjoy sharing and growing as we delve into the Bible, and live out the call of discipleship. While we started as a group focused on those living in the Cordova area, we have grown to include people from all areas of the city who enjoy our down-home and bible-based fellowship. On the third Sunday of each month we move our bible study from the church into members' homes. Volunteers open their homes for a time of fellowship and in-depth bible study. During this time, each member brings whatever dish they prefer and we enjoy a time of food as well as learning. Our group also reaches out in love, as we have adopted Manna Outreach as our volunteer ministry. Each month, our members serve in different ways supporting food distribution to the needy in the Memphis community. Every quarter, we also plan a group outing, where our members enjoy a movie, play or other activity together. We would be so happy to have you join our Cordova Life Group as we grow in God, become the disciples God has called us to be and reach out to others with the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Doorkeepers - Midtown
Sundays: 9-10a
Life Group Leader: Elder Patrick Briggs

The Doorkeepers Life Group was originally created for those individuals who served as ushers and greeters each Sunday morning, but we welcome all newcomers. This life group is co-ed, and is comprised of individuals who are middle age and up. Whether you are a new disciple or a “seasoned saint” looking to grow in the Word, develop deep relationships, and serve in the city of Memphis with close friends, we would love to have you!

East Memphis Life Group - Southwind
Sundays: 10:30 AM
Life Group Leader: Rev Vivian T. Henry

The East Memphis Life Group is a dedicated, committed, dynamic inter-generational group of Bible reading believers that feast on the word of God each week. We have prayed, served and fellowshipped together since September 2009 as a small group from the southeast section of Shelby County. We have sojourned from numerous temporary facilities, faithfully adding more members, and now we are expanding our territory from our new home at the Southwind location. We gather each week to study various thought provoking spiritual books and topics along with the entire book of Psalms, Romans, Galatians, Philippians, Ephesians and Colossians just to name a few.
Please join us as we continue our journey as a body of believers intentionally seeking to expand our horizon by reaching out to others digging deeper into the revelation of God’s word and being instruments to achieve victory in Christ.

Germantown Life Group
Sundays: 9-10a
Life Group Leaders: Lori Franklin and LaWanda Parks

"Excited about Christ
Ready to Serve
Moving in the Right Direction
Answering the call of Service
New Heights in our Relationship with Christ
Taking an active Role in Discipleship
On the path of discovering our Purpose
Witnesses for Christ
No Limits
The Germantown Life Group is a Dynamic and Diverse group of people ranging in ages from 25 to 65. Our group consists of a variety of life experiences from the youthful outlook to the wisdom that comes with age. We enjoy learning about the word of God and the Impact its application has on our Daily Lives. "

Illuminators Midtown
Sunday: 9-10am
Life Group Leaders: Carvetta Williams, Anderson Williams and Shirley Redd

The Illuminators Life Group, organized January 1993, strives to enlighten and inspire lives spiritually by sharing the love and knowledge of God through continued learning and applying the Word, by providing spiritual support to those in need. The group provides Thanksgiving food baskets and assists class members as well.

Inquirers 2 Midtown (Off CAMPUS)
Fridays: 1:00-3:00pm
Life Group Leader: Emily Morris

Live in the Whitehaven area? Looking for a group of disciples committed to the word of God and their community? Look no further! The Inquirers Life Group meets each week at the Whitehaven community center, to study the word of God, fellowship with one another and pray. We would love to have you join us as we strive to Lead, Learn, Live and Love Without Limits!

Overcomers Midtown
Sunday: 9:00 AM
Life Group Leader: Bettye L. Boone

Have you ever had to overcome something in life? Well, we have, and you can too by believing that God will take you through any situation when you deepen your relationship with him through Jesus Christ. We are called the Overcomers Life Group class because we know that life will and does throw you a curve; but when you are around others who have been there and have made it through, you can find comfort in knowing that God will do the same for you. The Overcomers’ class uses a fun, facilitated and interactive learning structure to encourage members to grow in Christ. The class members range in age from 25 to 70 + years old, and believe that age is only a number. Come join us as we travel through the word of God together.

Poston Housing Midtown (Off Campus)
Sundays: 1:00pm
Life Group Leader: James Yancey

The Poston Housing Life Group is a co-ed group of individuals who live in the Poston Housing complex, adjacent to the Midtown campus on the Montgomery side. We are open to anyone looking to study the word of God and share your faith with others. Our door is always open and we would love to have you stop by!

Precepts (Co-ed) - Midtown
Wednesday: 5:30p
Life Group Leader: Elder Deborah DeWitt

The Precepts Life Group was originally a bible study class that centered around the Precepts bible study curriculum. This group is made up of both men and women, married and single and everything in between. We are committed to studying the word of God deeply, and loving on one another regularly. If you are in love with the word of God and need a group to join, then Precepts is for you!

Protectors - Midtown
Sundays: 9-10a
Life Group Leader: Charles Dickerson

The Protectors Life Group was originally created to foster camaraderie among the security detail that serves the church each Sunday. Through the years, this group was eventually opened to all disciples. We are comprised of both men and women of various ages and stages of life who are seeking fellowship and relationship with members of similar interests.

Pursuers Midtown
Sundays: 9-10am
Life Group Leaders: Elder Clyde Hunt & Norma Hunt

The Pursuers is a unique life group for studying God’s word. We are a group comprised of both men and women, young and old, single and married. This group is a great place to connect, learn and study God’s word with individuals striving to know more about how to live out their beliefs by applying God’s word to their daily lives.

Stewardship Midtown
Sundays: 9-10a

The Stewardship Life Group is comprised of members of the stewardship ministry. We are a co-ed group, and value the word of God. Although we are all a part of the stewardship ministry, we are also open to men and women who are looking for a life group! We hope to see you soon!

Seeking Saints Life Group - Midtown
Thursdays: 11:00:00 AM
Life Group Leader: Elder Dorothy Garrison

The Seeking Saints Life Group class equips students to align their lives with the truth of God’s Word, the power of His Spirit and to be conscious of the reality of His presence.
The class reinforces the mandate that true Christian living requires us to learn weekly by attending a Life Group, live according to Kingdom standards which would lead others to have a relationship with Christ and to bring Heaven to earth by walking in the authority, power, and love imparted into all believers through the blood of Jesus.

Truth Seekers - Southwind
Thursdays: 12:00-1:00 PM
Life Group Leaders: Dr. Cozette Garrett and Dr. LaKisha W. Davis

The Truth Seekers Life Group is made up of Christians who enjoy coming together each Thursday to study the word of God and fellowship with each other. We are a diverse group of men and women committed to growing in Christ. Many of our group members have a flexible work or home schedule that allows them time for afternoon classes. Please contact our group Shepherd, LaKisha Davis, if you would like to receive additional information about joining our life group.
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