"Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another."

Proverbs 27:17
Gospel Communities (or GCs) are The Shift Church's expression of “small groups”.  Our primary goal with our Gospel Community Groups is to cultivate a welcoming and safe environment for people to experience grace and truth in a loving and Biblical community and to be a part of a spiritual family where you can know others and be known.

We desire to provide discipleship, care, and accountability within a group context. Our groups are meant to be the larger church getting smaller.

Young and old, rich and poor, married and single, all gathering around the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Growing in our gospel identity, living in gospel community and being on a gospel mission.

If you would like to be a part of a Gospel Community Group, click the sign-up button below, which will take you to our Next Steps page to register for our upcoming Next Steps class.

These Gospel Communities are official groups of The Shift Church. If you choose to be a part of one of these groups or desire to lead one, you will be fully supported by our church staff. Training, accountability, encouragement, and support will be present for every leader and group.



Leader: Shane & Liv Brownell
Co-Leader: Rob & Lindy Navarro
Location: Lebanon
Day of week: Tuesday
Time: 6:30pm
Kids: Open to it.  There's not currently a space for kids, but we're willing to make accommodations.
Contact:  liv.brownell143@gmail.com
Group Description:
A community of people who are running after Jesus.  We are a mix of couples and singles, each at different stages in their lives.  We do a mix of serving, fellowship, and study.  We take time to pray for each other each week.
Leader: Scott & Ashley Cowgill
Location: Lebanon
Day of week: Thursday
Time: 6:30pm
Kids: Yes
Contact:  ashleyncowgill@gmail.com
Group Description:
Gospel centered, predominantly married couples with young kids.
Leader: Paul & Debbie Hernandez
Location: North Albany
Day of week: 1s t  Three Wednesday's
Time: 6:30 to 8:30pm
Kids: None (Open to it)
Contact:  paulvoices@Gmail.com
Group Description:
We are a new group establishing new relationships and gathering around the gospel. Our desire is to create a group that is focused on prayer, the study of God's word, unconditional love, and service to our community.
Leader: Bryan & Alyssa Joy
Location: Albany (We Rotate Hosting)
Day of week: 1s t Three Wednesdays
Time: 6:30 to 8pm
Kids: Yes
Contact: bryanjoy84@gmail.com
Group Description:
Our group has been meeting together now for quite some time.  We’ve had the privilege of walking through life together.  We have watched each other grow in every facet of life.
It has been a blessing to pursue a gospel centered life together.  Our group consists of many different people from different walks of life. Single and married, young and old.
Leader: Neal & April McKinney
Co-Leader: Paul Powell
Location: West Albany
Day of week: Monday
Time: 6:30pm
Kids: None regularly attend
Contact: neal@discovertheshift.com
Group Description:
Gospel centered, group of believers seeking growth in wisdom and righteousness as we pursue the Lord.
Leader: Josh & Cassie Reznicsek
Location: Albany
Day of week: 1st Three Wednesdays
Time: 6:30pm
Kids: Yes
Contact: tdeuce4@hotmail.com
Group Description:
Gospel centered, predominantly married couples with young kids.
Leader: Rick & Kimmie Reznicsek
Co-Leader: Pam Reznicsek
Location: East Albany (by Grandpa's Farmers market)
Day of week: 1st Three Mondays
Time: 6:00pm
Kids: Yes
Contact: kimberlyreznicsek@gmail.com  or rickolous@gmail.com
Group Description:
A group of believers gathering around the gospel, seeking growth in wisdom and righteousness as we pursue the Lord and His great plan for our lives so that we can bring Him great glory.
Leader: Mark & Darlene Skinner
Co-Leader: Kay Garr
Location: South West Albany (Animal Kingdom)
Day of week: Thursday
Time: 7pm
Kids: None
Contact: mark@discovertheshift.com  or darlene@discovertheshift.com
Group Description:
Our group is gospel centered and is the longest-running GC in the church. We are an eclectic collection of singles and couples, mostly 35 & over.  We meet every week for snacks, study, fellowship, and prayer.