Community Groups

Purpose Statement

Community Groups are gatherings of people 

learning to live the Word of God: “I love you.”

The Bible describes the Church and its relationship with Jesus in this way: “And God placed all things under Jesus’ feet and appointed Him to be head over everything for the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills everything in every way” (Eph. 1:22-23).  The Church is not a building, nor is it found in one specific location. The Church is the people of God in whom the Spirit of God dwells. 


While corporate worship and public teaching is one way the church gathers and grows in the New Testament, we find also in Scripture that the “house to house” gathering is equally important and also defined as “church.” If the idea of “Church” is reduced to referring only to the Sunday gathering, we believe the faith of God’s children will remain underdeveloped and the manifestation of their supernatural gifts will remain largely unused.


We believe that both Sunday morning and our midweek gatherings are church, with equal expectation, responsibility, and opportunity for ministry to take place.   We believe that both provide a unique way for the Spirit of God to instruct and inspire His people. 

So our Community Groups at The Refuge Church are small gatherings of individuals who are committed to each other, committed to the reading and speaking the Word of God, and committed to discovering our spiritual gifts to be used for the building up of God’s church.

Please email us if you have any questions or would like more information:

  • Clear Creek Group (Silverdale)

    Where: 11876 Clear Creek Ct NW, Silverdale, WA

    When: Wednesdays at 7:00PM

    Contact: Carl Herriot (503) 798-6465 & Matt Butler

    Highlight: "We are a younger group and often have snacks (and we have a dog!)" 

  • Rainier Group (Bremerton)

    Where: 1915 N Rainier Ave, Bremerton, WA

    When: Wednesdays at 6:30PM

    Contact: Malia Perry (360) 328-0974 & Nate Wiegardt (360) 244-2518

    Highlight: "We are mostly married couples, sing worship every other week, and provide a comforting array of tea!"

  • Madrona Group (Bremerton) 

    Where: 2138 Madrona Point Dr, Bremerton, WA

    When: Wednesdays @ 6:30PM

    Contact: Charlie Minter (703) 597-5843 & Ibrahim Danladi (360) 865-2462

    Highlight: "We enjoy sharing meals and meet at a fantastic house on the water." 

  • Old Belfair Group (Belfair)

    Where: 3070 NE Old Belfair Highway, Belfair, WA

    When: Thursdays @6:30

    Contact: Joe Berg (360) 275-3322

    Highlight: "We will begin the evening with soup and whatever enhancements are brought to compliment it, then we will enjoy talking of Jesus in the coziest environment you could imagine." 

  • Malott Group (Port Orchard) 

    Where: 3870 Malott Pl, Port Orchard, WA

    When: Wednesdays @ 6:30PM

    Contact: Bob and Shelley Sherwin

    Highlight: "We are a small group meeting in our house or a coffee shop!" 

  • North 19 Group (Bremerton) 

    Where: 3200 NW 19th St. , Bremerton, WA

    When: Wednesdays at 6:30PM (Dinner at 6:00) 

    Contact: Steve and Ru Kelso

    Highlight: "We are excited to build community together in a small and intimate setting." 

  • Blaisdell Group (Port Orchard)

    Where: 5433 E Blaisdell Ln, Port Orchard, WA

    When: Wednesdays @ 6:15PM

    Contact: Jacob Wischoff (360) 620-9291 & Bob Schaefer (707) 547-7565

    Highlight: "We range from babies to retirees and begin with a potluck dinner!" 

  • Sugar Pine Group (Bremerton)

    Where: 266 Sugar Pine Dr, Bremerton, WA

    When: Wednesdays at 6:30

    Contact: Daniel Frederick (509) 592-0865 & Hannah Frederick (360) 731-9611

    Highlight: "We like finding excuses to spend time together during the week and there is a dog that looks like a throw pillow!"