Life Groups

LIFE is better when it's lived together!  Everyone deserves a safe place where they can experience "LIFE TOGETHER" with friends.  

In a Life Group, you will meet people at various stages in their Christianity who gather in various places on a semester basis, discussing various topics to develop their relationship with God and others.  Members develop friendships, pray for one another's needs, and find ongoing ways to stay connected through social activities. 

All of us long to be connected:  It's how God created us!  Our groups give you the opportunity to connect with other people just like you who are endeavoring to live life to the fullest for Jesus Christ.  Life Groups let you pursue LIFE TOGETHER in the company of friends.

Our Groups focus on meeting needs in many different areas.  We call them HUBS.  Click on any of our HUBS to see what groups we are offering in our current semester.  They are:

Spring Semester of Life Groups
February 4 - May 4, 2024

The Winter/Spring semester of Life Groups will begin soon.  Registration begins on Sunday, January 21.  Take some time and explore the various groups that we have to offer.  We look forward to having you be connected through Life Groups this semester.

FREEDOM GROUPS
Freedom Groups

 Freedom Groups gather weekly to discuss the Freedom Small Group curriculum, which is designed to equip you to live the victorious and abundant life Christ came to give you. Freedom Groups build on the foundation of your faith in Christ to help you embrace the truth of God’s Word as it relates to your worldview, your past, your sin, your personal value to God, and your purpose in His Kingdom. This group will help you remove every obstacle to intimacy with God and walk in true freedom.   The Freedom curriculum focuses on six areas of personal growth:

  1. Living in the "Tree of Life":  God never wanted us to pursue dead religion, rather His heart is for us to know Him personally and live in our true identity as His children.
  2. Walking in the Spirit:  Through Freedom, you will learn the principles of spiritual order and how feeding your spirit over your emotions and flesh is key to walking in the Spirit.
  3. Surrendering to Jesus:  Freedom help you learn how to surrender to Jesus and live in freedom daily.
  4. Speaking Words of Life:  Our words have power, and through Freedom we learn to speak words of life that line up with God's Word.
  5. Becoming a Vessel God Can Use:  In your Freedom Group, you will learn how to stand in the authority of Jesus to overcome sinand the enemy's schemes as you allow God to use your life for His glory.
  6. Living as a Worshipper:  We all worship something.  Freedom will help you learn how to daily direct your worship to God and discover how it can influence the heart of everything you do.

Cost is $12 for your Freedom Workbook.

Freedom Group - Monday
Leaders: Matt & Krystal Johnston / Tommy & Jackie Owens | 7 pm | LC Campus
Register for Freedom - Monday
Freedom Group - Tuesday
Leader: Alanna Jarvis | 7 pm | LC Campus
Register For Freedom - Tuesdays
Freedom Group - Friday
Leaders: Troy & Angela Coates | 7 pm | The Coates' Home
Register For Freedom - Fridays
Freedom Group - Young Adults (18-29)
Leaders: Daniel & Clarissa Luna | Fridays - 7 pm | The Luna's Home
Register for Freedom - Young Adults
Overcomers Outreach
Leader: Matt & Krystal Johnston | Thursdays 7 pm | LC Campus

Overcomers Outreach provides a two-way BRIDGE between traditional 12-step support groups and people within the church. The meetings offer Christ-centered recovery support and fellowship for those whose quality of life has suffered due to problems such as:

  • addiction to drugs and alcohol
  • eating disorders
  • codependency
  • sexual addiction
  • pornography
  • gambling
  • addiction to spending and debt
  • attention deficit disorder

The support group participants, whatever their needs, find the extra care and encouragement necessary to grow beyond the wounds of life's battles, the difficulties in family relationships, the bondage of addictive habits and behaviors, and the isolation caused by shame. Our meetings are filled with the faith, hope, and love only God can provide through Christ.  

As this is an anonymous group, there is no online registration. Call or text for more information:  804-366-6524

Co-Dependent Anonymous (CoDA)
Leader: Melanie Gary | Thursday - 7 pm | Life Church

Many search for ways to overcome the conflicts in our relationships. Many were raised in families where addictions existed.  We have each experienced in our own way the painful trauma that relationships can sometimes bring to our lives. Some have attempted to use others – our mates, friends, and even our children, as our sole source of identity, value, and well-being and as a way of trying to restore within us the emotional losses from our relationships gone bad.  We have all learned to survive life, but we are learning to live life. May you find here a new strength within to be what God intended – Precious and Free. 

As this is an anonymous group, there will be no online registration.  Contact Melanie directly for more information or any questions at 804-347-7364.

WOMEN'S GROUPS
Women's Bible Study
Leader: Debbie Hardy | Sundays - 7 pm | Virtual Group Via Google Meet

Join with Debbie Hardy and other women online for an in-depth Bible Study each week.  Various Biblical topics will be explored and examined, and group discussion that helps us to understand God’s Word better. 

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Women Who War
Leader: Shelly Fields-Gardner | Mondays - 7 pm | LC Campus

The Bible tells us that most of our battles occur in the spiritual realm, and we fight them through spiritual devotion and prayer.  Gather with other women each Monday who will be bombarding heaven, warring in the heavenlies for our families, our communities, and for those things that can only be accomplished through prayer.

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40 Day Sugar Fast
Leader: Jackie Johnson | Mondays - 7 pm | Virtual Group on Zoom

What would you be willing to give up to experience the presence of God in your life again?
Many of us sign up for a physical detox program, thinking that if our bodies are healthier, then we're healthier. But a healthy body doesn't do us a lot of good if we are spiritually malnourished.  This group will be discovering the power of surrendering to God our cravings and desires, and discovering His ability to fill us completely.

The book The 40-Day Sugar Fast by Wendy Speake will be used as a guide.  

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Back Porch Tea
Leader: Robin Thompson | Tuesdays 10 am | Thompson's Home

Join with other ladies on Tuesday mornings for a time of fellowship, morning tea, and meaningful discussions on the “Back Porch”.  This group meets weekly for this special time of sharing and caring.  This semester we will be using “Win the Day” by Mark Batterson. 

This group is full and not accepting any more registrations this semester.

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Bible Study For Moms
Leader: LeighAnn Beauchamp & Emily Evans | Wednesdays - 7 pm | LC Campus - Rm. 12

This group is for moms of all ages and stages to journey through parenthood and the Bible together.  This semester we will focus on loving ourselves and our families like Jesus does.  If you have kids in youth ministry, this group is perfect for you.

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Ladies' Lunch Bunch
Leader: Pat Kasten | Fridays - 11:30 AM | Varies

This ladies' only group will meet to connect with each other over food and fellowship.  Meeting weekly at different area budget-friendly restaurants for lunch and conversation, you will look forward to Lunch Out each Friday!

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MEN'S GROUPS
BEMA Discipleship Group
Leader: Nathan Henderson | Sundays 7 pm | Locations Will Vary

Join this men's group as we follow the BEMA podcast with Marty Solomon. In this group, we study the bible through an in depth Jewish and Eastern contextual perspective. We listen to the podcast during the week, and come together to study, discuss, and pray on Fridays or Sunday evenings. This is a discussion-based group, and ready for those hungry and humble to learn. "To love God. To love others. To become people of the Text."  

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Monday KNIGHTS
Leader: Charlie Braman | Mondays 7 pm | 7492 Lee Davis Rd, Ste 14, Mechanicsville, VA

Join with other men for learning and accountability.  This group is designed to help every man discover how to find direction, walk an effective path, experience joy in the journey, and arrive at your completed destination.

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Men's Breakfast and Devotions: Fridays
Leader: Brett Pauscher | Fridays - 7 am | Chick-Fil-A and others

Get your weekend started with a time of morning devotion and breakfast with other men.  Spend time together in God’s Word, find fellowship, accountability, and, of course, breakfast.  

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Men's Morning Devotions - Saturdays
Leader: Daniel Etue | Saturdays 8 am | LC Welcome Center

Join with other men on Saturday mornings for a time of fellowship and morning devotions.  Men are looking for fellowship and accountability, and this group will provide both.  Stop on the way and pick up breakfast and enjoy this time with other men as we begin the day in God’s Word and prayer.

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Real Life Men
Leader: David Rutherford | Saturdays 2 pm | LC Campus

Exploring God’s Word reveals all sorts of amazing truths that give us understanding in our present and hope for the future.  Join with other men to study the Bible and discuss how it applies to our daily lives, building relationships and establishing accountability.

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MARRIAGE AND FAMILY GROUPS
Romans: “The Big Picture” of the Bible
Leader: Allen & Rose Broaddus | Mondays 7 pm | Broaddus' Home

Paul’s epistle to the Romans holds a prominent place among all biblical writings. It played a direct role in the conversion of key figures in church history as Martin Luther, John Wesley, and John Calvin.  Romans is widely regarded as the most complete summary of the gospel message and Christian doctrine found in any single biblical book. Join us and other couples in a study by well-known pastor and theologian, Tim Keller, of the book of Romans using Romans 1-7 The Gift of God and Romans 8-16 In View of God’s Mercy study guides. Leaders will reach out to you after you enroll regarding the guides.

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Marriage Life Group - Tuesdays
Leader: Buddy & Robin Thompson | Tuesdays 7 pm | Thompson Home

Join other Married Couples at the Thompson home this semester for a time of fellowship, food, and inspirational learning designed primarily to enhance your marriage.  We will work through Mark Batterson's "Win the Day" together this semester.  The link to purchase your copy of "Win the Day" is below.

This group is limited to the first 10 couples who register.

This group is now closed.

 

Purchase "Win the Day"
The YACHT Club - (Young Adult Couples Hanging Together)
Leader: John & Kiana Maghamez | Tuesdays 7:45 pm | Maghamez' Home

Connect with other young married couples at a similar stage in life for a night of fun activity and Bible Study based discussions focused on early stages of marriage, challenges, children, work/life balance and all the great things that newly married couples face.

Limited to first 9 couples.

Register You and Your Spouse
Married Couples Group - Tuesdays
Leader: Mustafa & Tiffany Jones | Tuesdays 7:00 pm | LC Campus

Join with other married couples to learn and grow together.  This semester we will be using the book “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman.  The link to purchase your copy will be available below.

 

Register You and Your Spouse Purchase The Five Love Languages
Fun & Food with Friends
Leader: Rodney & Davina Pavie | Fridays 7 pm | Various Locations

After a long week of work and all that life brings, it’s great to have a relaxing evening with friends, enjoying some good food, and some lively discussion.  There’s something great about connecting with friends and discovering lasting relationships that matter.  We will be meeting in various homes for some home-cooked fun and an occasional night out for a special date night with marriage enrichment discussions.  We will have a great semester making our marriages better.

This Group is Now Full

STUDY GROUPS
A Focus On Prayer
Leaders: Ken & Cheryl Simpson | Mondays 7 pm | LC Campus

Is there a more important gift for us as Christians then to be able to go to our Heavenly Father in prayer? Paul says in 1 Thessalonians 5:17 to ‘pray without ceasing.’ It is our right and privilege to be able to take all to God: our joys, our concerns, our thanks; to be able to talk with Him. He wants to hear it all. He wants to be involved in every aspect of our lives.  James 5:16 says ‘the effective fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.’ This small group will be an exploration into the depths and mysteries of God’s Holy Word as revealed by the Spirit of God. By relying on the Holy Spirit, we can bring clarity, direction, and productivity into our prayer life.

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Natural Rights: A Biblical Society Foundation
Leader: Dan Wolf | Tuesday - 6:30 pm | LC Campus

America was founded on recognizing natural rights, but if one listens to the world today, we hear only about human and civil rights. Why? Does it matter? It all begins by answering the question ‘Who are you?’. This class uses the Bible, law, and some history to answer the following questions:

  • How do we know we have natural rights?
  • Why do we have them?
  • What is their purpose?
  • What are they?
  • What makes them different from other rights?
  • Why do they matter?
  • Are they still recognized in America’s law?
  • What can we do to preserve them?

We will end with examining seven relevant principles of personal liberty. Hope to see you there.

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Sword of the Spirit - Bible Study
Leader: Dan Hebner | Tuesday - 7:00 pm | Hebner's Home

This weekly Bible Study Group will be gathering each week for an in-depth study and discussion of God’s Word, embracing its power for daily living.  

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End-Times Bible Study
Leader: Melanie Vafaei Avval | Wednesdays 10 am | LC Campus

Are we living in the end-times? Is it possible the players depicted in the book of Revelation could be out in force today? And if they are, would you know how to recognize them?  During this study we will be using noted prophecy teacher Dr. David Jeremiah’s teaching material from “Agents of the Apocalypse”.  We will explore the book of Revelation through the lens of its major players—the exiled, the martyrs, the elders, the victor, the king, the judge, the 144,000, the witnesses, the false prophet, and the beast.  One by one Dr. Jeremiah delves into their individual personalities and motives and the role that each play in biblical prophecy. Then he provides listeners with the critical clues and information needed to recognize their presence and power in the world today.  The stage is set, and the curtain is about to rise on Earth's final act. Join us for this end-times prophecy study.

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Tidewater Life Group
Leaders: Gary & Sue Buckley | Wednesdays 7 pm | Buckley's Home

This semester we will study on how to become “Relat(ABLE)”.  From the time we are born, relationships shape who we are and how we engage with the world around us. We develop a view of God and others that impacts how we relate to our family and friends. All of us desire more meaningful relationships, but where do we start?  We will be using material from Louie Giglio “relat(able)”.

Come join us, and let’s learn together!

 
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Customs of Israel
Leader: Cathy Jarrell | Saturdays 10 am | LC Campus

The Bible comes to life when we understand many of the customs and traditions that are contained there but are foreign to our western way of thinking.  Join with Cathy Jarrell as she shares her insights into many of the customs of Bible times that help us to truly understand the power of scripture.  Cathy will share information of Biblical feasts and numerous other traditions that give incredible insight into the power of our faith.

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Even Now: Pursuing God's Purpose through Pain
Leader: Miriam Owens | Saturdays - 12 noon| LC Campus

God's word tells us that He will give us a crown of beauty for ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair to comfort us in our sorrow (Isaiah 61:3 NIV). That's good news, but It is easy to lose sight of these promises when dealing with significant or chronic health challenges day after day. God has given us the Holy Spirit, to comfort us, help us, and to show us how to live victoriously in Him. Yes, EVEN NOW, you can choose to live a life that glorifies God and furthers His kingdom!  This small group will teach us more about the Holy Spirit and how he can help us find purpose and peace in the midst of our pain. Help is here!

 "Help is Here" Bible Study by Max Lucado can be purchased at the link below.

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WORSHIP & ARTS GROUPS
Worship Warriors
Leader: Sue Lucas | Wednesdays - 6 pm | LC Campus

Worship Warriors is a Life Group for elementary age kids.  This one highly energetic hour will include fun and games, music, worship, and powerful prayer.  Not only will these young warriors learn the power of worship, but they will also get to demonstrate what they’ve learned during the LC Kids Super Sunday on March 31st.  

Limited to the first 10 children.

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Life Church Choir
Leader: Charlotte Humerickhouse | Thursdays 6 pm | LC Campus - Room 3

God has blessed us with many who love to express their worship through the gift of singing.  This semester we will be offering the opportunity to be a part of a choir, where during your Life Group, you will learn and prepare for the opportunity to sing during a Sunday service.  If you are wanting to be a part, and you can sing, join the Choir Life Group this semester.

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PRAYER GROUPS
Jericho Hour
Leader: Isaac Djangmah | Wednesday - 7 pm | LC Campus - Dream Team Central

 For those who are intercessors or just want to gather for a time of prayer, join Pastor Isaac on Wednesday nights at 7 pm for one hour of prayer – a time to connect to God by interceding for our city, our nation and our world. 

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A Heart for the Nations
Leaders: Nathan & Miranda Henderson | Wednesdays - 7 pm | 7225 Cedar Berry Rd., Mechanicsville, VA

Join us as we learn about and pray for different nations around the world, and for the global persecuted church. We work through the "Operation World" book, and study each nation's diverse religious background, culture, education levels, political/socio economic status, etc. We sometimes hear first-hand accounts from missionaries serving there. How can we love the world as Christ does, if we don't know anything about the nations? Join us in prayer. 

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OUTREACH GROUPS
Reach Richmond Outreach
Leaders: Chuck & April Pauley | 1st & 3rd Saturdays - 11:30 am - 2:30 pm | LC Campus & Outreach Destinations

The Reach Richmond outreach team will be meeting at LC on the first and third Saturdays of each month, gathering for prayer and preparation at the church, and then heading out in conjuction with Moments of Hope to bless those in our community who are less fortunate through kindness, love, hot chocolate, and warm smiles.  If you’ve got a heart for the hurting this Life Groups is for you! 

Participants must be at least 18 years old.

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RECREATIONAL GROUPS
Pickleball
Leaders: Brett & Michelle Pauscher | Saturdays - 10 am | LC Parking Lot

Come join the fast-growing new recreational craze – PICKLEBALL.  No, we don’t use pickles.  No cucumbers will be damaged.  Come and discover the fun of the mashup of ping-pong and tennis at LC every Saturday morning.  If you have a paddle, be sure to bring it.

This group is now closed.

Men's & Women's Softball

We will be joining with the spring league of the Hanover Men's and Women’s Church Softball Leagues. Season runs from March through June.  Register your interest online so we can determine how many teams we will field this season.  Only register if you intend to play.  We will contact you with more information as the season approaches.  Registration Fee is Required. 

Men's Softball
Leaders: Rodney Pavie & Brett Pauscher | Monday Nights | Pole Green Park
Teams Now Full
Women's Softball
Coaches Needed | Thursday Nights | Pole Green Park
Teams Now Full
STUDENT & YOUNG ADULT GROUPS
Trail Life USA
Leaders: James Wilson & Hope White | 5 yrs - 5th Grade | Every other Tuesday | 6:30 - 8 pm | LC Campus

Trail Life USA is a Church-Based, Christ-Centered, Boy-Focused mentoring and discipleship journey that speaks to the heart of a boy. Established on timeless values derived from the Bible and set in the context of outdoor adventure, boys are engaged in a Troop setting where they are challenged to grow in character, understand their purpose, serve their community, and develop practical leadership skills to carry out the mission for which they were created.

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Worship Warriors
Leader: Sue Lucas | Wednesdays - 6 pm | LC Campus

Worship Warriors is a Life Group for elementary age kids.  This one highly energetic hour will include fun and games, music, worship, and powerful prayer.  Not only will these young warriors learn the power of worship, but they will also get to demonstrate what they’ve learned during the LC Kids Super Sunday on March 31st.  

Register
Be Real (Powhatan)
Leaders: James & Jennifer Wilson | Mondays - 6 pm | Wilson's Home (Powhatan)

Connect with students who live near you in Powhatan for a weekly Bible Study, fun/games, and learning how to be real with each other.

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LC Students Leaders
Leader: Daniel & Clarissa Luna | Wednesdays - 6 pm | LC Campus

This group is for students ready to take the next step and develop as a Christian leader both in and outside the church.  Includes a weekly biblically-based leadership topic, opportunities to serve in different areas of ministry, and community volunteer opportunities.  Students will also be refreshed in the importance of Christian disciplines as a leader from daily Bible reading, a prayer life, and setting an example for others.  All students who complete this group in its entirety will receive a letter of recommendation for their community service.

8th - 12th Grade Students - Limited to first 12 Students who register.

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LC STUDENTS - HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Student Pastors: Daniel & Clarissa Luna | Wednesdays - 7 pm | Life Church Campus

9th - 10th Grade Leaders:  Amy McIntyre & Austin Booth
11th - 12th Grade Leaders:  Daniel Luna, Cathy Thompson, & Amy Rutherford

Discover purpose and find your place in the world with other High Schoolers who are ready to make a difference.  The future is now, and these students are daring to change the course of their lives and ultimately the direction of our world.  It only takes one to make a difference, and these students are ready to do just that. 

Register for STEP UP - 9th & 10th Grade Register for STEP UP - 11th & 12th Grade
LC STUDENTS: MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS

6th Grade Leaders:  Sean Thomas & David Rutherford
7th/8th Grade Leaders:  Alex Lavallis

Find age and gender specific small group ministry that prepares your Middle School student to dive deep into God’s Word, and live life to the fullest.  Middle School students face a ton of changes, and we have great leaders ready to help guide them through so that they can serve God and their communities in the way they were created to do.

Register for DIVE DEEP - 6th Grade BOYS Register for DIVE DEEP - 7th-8th Grade BOYS
LC STUDENT: MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS

6th Grade Leaders:  Georgia Thomas & Audrey Rutherford
7th/8th Grade Leaders:  Jackie Johnson, Veronica Rutherford, & Jayda Allen

Find age and gender specific ministry that prepares your Middle School student to impact the world and live life to the fullest.  Middle School students face a ton of changes  and we have great leaders ready to help guide them through so that they can serve God and their communities in the way they were created to do.

Register for DIVE DEEP - 6th Grade GIRLS Register for DIVE DEEP - 7th-8th Grade GIRLS
The Chosen Watch Party
Leader: Daniel Luna & Austin Booth | Thursdays - 6 - 7:30 pm | Graham's Home

Connect with students who live near you in the the Glen Allen/Ashland area to watch The Chosen, discuss it, and eat some awesome snacks.

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Soul Squad - Speaking LIFE (Henrico)
Leader: Amy McIntyre & Fannie Vasquez | Thursdays - 6 - 7:30 pm | Teenage Girls (13&up) | McIntyre Home (Henrico)

Connect with other teenage girls who live near you in Henrico for a weekly Bible Study, fun/games, and learning how to be honest with each other.  We will focus on our God-given gifts, confidence, boldness, healthy boundaries, and so much more.

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Middle School Guys Hangout
Leader: Alex Lavallis & Coleson McIntyre | Thursdays - 6 - 7:30 pm | Location May Vary

Connect with Middle School boys who live near you in Henrico with fun/games and spiritual application each Thursday evening.  

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NOW - No Opportunity Wasted
Leader: Mika and Kevin Coley | Thursdays 7 pm | Coley Home | Young Adults - 18+

Gather with other young adults at the Coley Home for a fun night of games and discovering spiritual application.  Find some friends and make it an exciting night as you gather together - taking advantage of every opportunity to learn and grow.  Don't miss it!

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Young Adults Fellowship & Bible Study
Leader: Jess Dunford | Fridays - 7 pm | Dunford's Home

Join with other young adults (18-29) for awesome fellowship and a time of Bible Study each week.  It will serve as a great opportunity to learn, grow, make new friends, find accountability, and to connect with others

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Young Adults Freedom Group
Leader: Daniel & Clarissa Luna | Fridays - 7 pm | Luna's Home

Freedom Groups gather weekly to discuss the Freedom Small Group curriculum, which is designed to equip you to live the victorious and abundant life Christ came to give you. Freedom Groups build on the foundation of your faith in Christ to help you embrace the truth of God’s Word as it relates to your worldview, your past, your sin, your personal value to God, and your purpose in His Kingdom. This group will help you remove every obstacle to intimacy with God and walk in true freedom. 

Register