LIFE GROUPS

Life Groups are designed to help you build relationships with other believers, by helping you become fully devoted to Christ, and help you impact your world.

What is a Life Group?

Life is not meant to be lived alone. Whether you're new, or have attended for a long time, joining a Life Group is key to helping you build relationships with other believers, become fully devoted to Christ and impact your world with the good news of Jesus Christ. 

You were created to experience life with other people, and that's why, we encourage you to get into a Life Group. A Life Group is 6-8 people who meet weekly in a leader's home to study and build relationships with one another, become fully devoted to Christ, and impact your world. Life Groups meet from October - April. 

How Do I Get In a Group?

There are two ways to sign up for a group:

  1. You can contact the church office at 231-689-6039 during office hours and we will sign you up.

  2. During the weekend services, you may sign up for a group at the Information Center. Once you have signed up, all you will have to do is wait for a phone call from your new Life Group leader! 

Below you will find the Life Groups descriptions along with the leader, day, and time:

 

Building a Better Marriage

Sundays after 2nd Service |Gene & Julie Town’s home in White Cloud

In this Life Group we will be exploring God’s blueprint for building a healthy marriage through trust, communication, honesty, service, love, and God’s Word. This group is for newlyweds to those married 25+ years to those remarried.

Christian

Sundays after 2nd Service | Nate McElrath's home in Fremont

We will study two series presented by Andy Stanley called: 'Christian' and 'Twisting the Truth'. In Christian we will examine what characteristics Jesus used to define his followers and what implications this has for our daily lives today - It's not what you think. In Twisting the Truth we will cover how Satan uses lies to warp our thinking ultimately leading to bondage of sin and how to escape this by recognizing and discerning deception, no matter how subtle. If you are content sliding by in your walk with Jesus these studies will challenge you and make you uncomfortable. If you are not content with sliding by I suspect your zeal will drive you further towards God during and after our study. They will push us to become more authentic disciples. Are you ready?

Standing in the Gap

Sundays | 5pm | Life Group Host | Pastor Gabe & Shannon

Brandon & Jennifer Petrowski’s home in Fremont

Our goal is to teach our group how to learn over the next 12 weeks to stand in the gap for our city, homes, marriages, children’s school, etc… every region has a gap problem, We must learn to pray and seek the face of God for what that is. Our hope is when this 12 week study is done you will better understand how to stand, fight and pray in the Gap. We will be going through the book, “Standing in the Gap” by Choco De Jesus. Books are not provided and will need to be purchased on your own, however having the book is not required, but strongly recommended.

Get Out of Your Head

 

Sundays | 6pm | Royce & Lisa Zook

Are your thoughts holding you captive? Jennie Allen knows what it's like to swirl in a spiral of destructive thoughts such as "I'll never be good enough. Other people have better lives then I do. God couldn't really love me." But Jennie also knows we don't have to stay stuck in toxic thinking patterns.  As she discovered in her own life, God built a way for us to escape that downward spiral.  Freedom comes when we refuse to be victims to our thoughts and realize we have already been equipped with power from God to fight and win the war for our minds. In Get Out of Your Head, a six session video-based Bible study. Jennie inspires and equips us to transform our emotions, our outlook, and even our circumstances by taking control of our thoughts.  Our enemy is determined to get into our heads to make us feel helpless, overwhelmed, and incapable of making a difference for the Kingdom of God.  But when we submit our minds to Christ, the promises and goodness of God flood our lives in remarkable ways. It starts in your head.  And from there, the possibilities are endless.

Freedom in Christ

Mondays | 7pm | Dave & Sandy Hetler’s home in Fremont

It is for every Christian, from those who have been Christians for a long time to those who have only just begun their walk with the Lord, from those who are progressing steadily to those who feel stuck. It is designed to help you: Breakthrough to a greater level of spiritual maturity, Uncover any areas that are holding you back in your relationship with the Lord whether you realize it or not, Resolve personal and spiritual conflicts, Learn strategies to renew your mind and break free from negative thinking and unhelpful patterns of behavior. This course does not focus on how to behave, but on how to believe. Many sense that they have not reached their full potential for God. This course will help you grasp the amazing truth of your new identity in Christ, teach you to uncover and resist the enemy’s deception, and help you move on.

Master Life

Tuesdays | 6:30 – 8pm |Terry & Patty Force’s home in Grant

We will be studying how to effectively be about our Father’s business, mentoring (discipling) other believers. If you have a desire to help others with their walk the Christ or want a stronger walk yourself, this Life Group is for you. We will be doing this through four, 6 week studies called, “Master Life”.

 

Join a Life Group today because life is better when you’re connected!