Find a Life Group

Not sure? Talk to a life group coordinator to find one that best fits you!

Sunday
5pm or 6pm
Bi-Weekly
Married / Couples

40 – 50

Kids

DeMotte / Wheatfield

The Shock’s Group

Our life group is for married couples with families who are having a hard time fitting in.  If you need real, authentic fellowship, come join us!  We focus on marriage, family, vision and growing our relationship with Christ.

Thursday
6 pm
Monthly
Women's

50 – 80

 

DeMotte / Wheatfield

Molly’s Life Group Gals

We’re a group of gals in our 50’s and 60’s that enjoy meeting up once a month to socialize and grow in our walk with Jesus.  We meet on the 4th Thursday of the month at 6 pm, at my house in DeMotte.  Asking everyone to wear masks and we social distance.  We will be starting a new study in February 2021 so it’s a great time to start up with us!

Various Days
TBD
Bi-Weekly
Married / Couples

20 – 35

Kids

Hebron

Married with Children

Starting Fall 2020

We are Alec and Amanda Gunter. We have been married for 5 years and we have 2 young daughters, Maci and Mila. We are looking forward to meeting other married couples with young children who are looking to grow in their faith and build a strong family foundation. We will discuss topics like marriage, parenting, and finances using video series from RightNow Media. We also want to dig deeper into God’s word to discover more about who God is and how we can apply His principles in our lives together! In this group we will meet bi-weekly, share a meal together, and have large and small group discussions. Children are welcome! We are so excited to meet you and grow in our faith together with you!

Wednesday
6 pm
Monthly
Women's

25 – 85

 

DeMotte / Wheatfield

Patty’s Life Group Gals

Bringing ladies together to make friends by spending time together and studying God’s word.  Growing closer to God.

Tuesday
6:00 pm
Bi-Weekly
Women's

18 – 85

Kids

DeMotte / Wheatfield

Tuesday Night Ladies Life Group

Sisters in Christ gathering together to encourage and support each other through their walk with Jesus.

Monday
6 pm
Monthly
Women's

15 – 35

 

DeMotte / Wheatfield

Seamless Bible Study

Young women growing in their love for God and one another through bible study.

Sunday
9:45 am
Monthly
Married / Couples

20 & up

 

DeMotte / Wheatfield

The Oezer’s Monthly Sunday After First Service Group

We are a motley bunch of adults (some of us, sorta).  Some of us still have small children in the house, some of us still have adult children living in the house (sigh), some of us are grandparents (awesome)!  So, as you can see, just about anybody would be a good fit in our group.  We like to meet on Sunday after the first service because it fits into our schedule and those with kids are able to drop them off at First Kids.

Monday
7 pm-9 pm
Bi-Weekly
Married / Couples

21 – 45

Kids

DeMotte / Wheatfield

Couples Life Group

Our couples life group meets about twice a month and has done many RightNow Media studies together!  Presently, we have been doing the First Church “Dinnertime Devotionals” that help talk through the sermon.  We usually spend about 2 hours together and even have snack or desserts on occasion!

Sunday
11 am
Bi-Weekly
Married / Couples

20 – 40

 

Hebron

Life Group On Marriage

Meeting with young married couples to discuss marriage and the struggles that come.  We would also discuss child rearing.

Various Days

Monthly
Everyone Welcome, Married / Couples

54 – 82

 

DeMotte / Wheatfield

The Schaper’s Group

We are an empty nester group, with some of us having blended families. We enjoy Bible studies together, watching Christian movies together, sharing a meal together, being each other’s prayer worries; we love doing life together! We also reach out into the community and are active with the Backpack Program as well!

Sunday
7am
Bi-Weekly
Men's

30 – 60

 

DeMotte / Wheatfield

The Garage Group

This men’s group has guys from all walks of life and welcomes men no matter where they are at in their walk with Jesus. It’s a warm, friendly gathering. We don’t only have fellowship together, but we are also seeking to do the things that strengthen our relationship with our Savior. Coffee provided!

Saturday
5:30 pm
Monthly
Married / Couples

30 – 50

Kids

DeMotte / Wheatfield

Jeff & Jennifer Boer Group

We’re a group that includes the whole family.  Kids welcome!  We have a few teenagers that help with watching the younger kids!  A typical gathering starts with sharing a meal together, followed by a 30 minute time spent learning more about Jesus and each other.  This is most often accomplished by watching a short RightNow Media video and discussing the video.

Sunday
6:30 pm - 8 pm
Monthly
Married / Couples

45 – 53

 

DeMotte / Wheatfield

Heemstra Life Group

We are a middle aged group of individuals who walk along side of each other and desire to grow closer to Jesus and deeper in our faith.  While we may be flawed, we may also be the only glimpse of Jesus that other people will see.  We encourage each other to be bold in sharing our faith and have fun in group together.

Wednesday
7 pm
Bi-Weekly
Women's

18 & up

 

DeMotte / Wheatfield, Hebron

Finding A Better You

Finding A Better You is a brand new life group for women to share a healthy lifestyle within pursuit of Jesus Christ.  We will grow stronger in Christ as He walks through our anxiety, stress, and weight issues with us.  Come learn and share in our safe place of no judgement.  We will be meeting at the Hebron campus.

Sunday
11:30 am
Monthly
Everyone Welcome

40 – 60

 

Hebron

The Good’s Group

We  meet at the Hebron campus church every other Sunday after the 10:30 am service.

Thursday
9 am & 6:30 pm
Weekly
Women's

13 & up

 

DeMotte / Wheatfield

Callie’s Group

Women of all ages and stages of life coming together to encourage one another and learn what the bible teaches about God, ourselves and others.  Our group meets on Thursdays at 9 am and 6:30 pm at the Wheatfield Campus church.  So you can pick the time that works best for you.  We do the same study at both times.

Friday
7:00pm
Monthly
Married / Couples

21 – 31

Kids

Hebron

Friday Night Lifegroup

Friday Night Lifegroup is a place where married couples can meet monthly to learn more about Jesus together and build relationships, and have fun doing it! We typically use Right Now Media to work through different video series, challenging us and teaching us how to strengthen our marriage, grow our kids up in the faith, and grow our Bible knowledge!

We offer childcare in the church nursery and we meet in the Generations Room at our Wheatfield location.

Thursday
11:30 am - 1 pm
Weekly
Women's

16 & up

 

Hebron

Serendipity Study

We meet at the Rise N Roll in Valparaiso every Thursday from 11:30 am – 1 pm.  Feel free to bring your own lunch if you want.

A bible study for women of all generations.  The Serendipity Study offers 60 course outlines for every felt need (spirituality, market place, recovery, marriage, parenting, finances to other issues).  We will choose together a topic to study each week.  Please bring your bible.

Only infants allowed.

Sunday
6 pm
Bi-Weekly
Everyone Welcome

21 & up

Kids

Hebron

Sunday Evening Group

Diversified group of people who are loved by Christ and want to share that love with others.

Monday
7:00-9:00pm
Bi-Weekly
Singles

18 – 35

 

DeMotte / Wheatfield, Hebron

Singles LifeGroup

Singles lifegroup for men and women who have graduated high school up until mid-thirties. On a general group day we meet up at our house, hangout, talk, eat snacks, play a short game and then watch a video from RightNow Media. We break off into two groups and discuss the video together. At this time we do not provide childcare.

Saturday
Evening
Monthly
Everyone Welcome, Married / Couples

35 – 60

 

DeMotte / Wheatfield

It’s A Wonderful Life Group

Our life group is made up of people in most stages of life from parents of young children to teens and some grandparents too.  We also are a group of different stages of spiritual growth from new believers to life long Jesus followers.  Our group enjoys spending time building community through our service project, the Backpack Ministry, where we volunteer about once a month.

Saturday

Monthly
Men's, Shared Interest

23 – 80

 

DeMotte / Wheatfield, Hebron

Active Duty and Veterans’ Life Group

This group is for active duty service members and veterans who are new to Christ, new to church, or christians looking to grow closer to Jesus. Having shared backgrounds of deployments, long training rotations, operating in high tempo environments, and oftentimes hardships and struggles, we believe that we can grow stronger together in our faith. We would love for you to join us as we discuss videos or past sermons. The atmosphere is very relaxed and typically contains some storytelling (as any vet gathering would). We currently do not officer childcare.

Monday
11 am
Monthly
Women's

18 – 50

Kids

Hebron

Mom’s Monday Morning Life Group

A group of moms learning about God and journeying through life together.  Motherhood is amazing and hard.  Having a good support network is essential.

Sunday
5 pm
Bi-Weekly
Married / Couples

20 – 90

 

Hebron

Pruimtime Followers

Couples of all ages walking life together as we grow in the Lord.

Tuesday
7:00pm
Bi-Weekly
Everyone Welcome, Married / Couples

55 – 72

 

DeMotte / Wheatfield

The Hill’s Group

Our purpose is to share our lives with each other. We chat, snack, study the Bible, and pray together. We usually read and discuss about 2 chapters of the Bible each meeting. We’d love to have you join us!

Friday
6:30-8:00 pm
Bi-Weekly
Women's

30 – 60

Kids

DeMotte / Wheatfield

Missy’s Life Group

We are a group of women, young and old, married and single, who love God! We gather together twice a month and pray, do a devotion, and discuss it together. We laugh, sometimes cry, but always enjoy one another’s company.

Monday
6 pm - 7 pm
Weekly
Everyone Welcome, Shared Interest

18 & up

 

DeMotte / Wheatfield

Community In Prayer

STARTING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14:  A one hour focused prayer time covering current events – i.e. our government, our nation, our states, our church.  This is a time of intercessory prayer for racial equality, for the missionaries we support and for human trafficking.  Praying weekly using scripture as our base and humility as our posture.

Sunday
5 pm
Monthly
Everyone Welcome

20 – 80

Kids

Hebron

All In His Family

Families learning to live and parent together, in Christ like ways.  Grow in faith and grace.

Saturday
4 pm
Monthly
Everyone Welcome, Married / Couples

18 & up

Kids

DeMotte / Wheatfield, Hebron

Season’s Change Life Group

Change is inevitable.  We may not always understand why something is happening, but need faith to realize God has a plan for our lives.  Our group will meet to discuss and encourage each other about God, faith, and family while sharing a meal together.  We are foster parents and welcome children to come to our group.  A babysitter will be provided.

Friday
6 pm
Bi-Weekly
Everyone Welcome

25 – 99

 

Hebron

The Elam Group

Join us as we come together to explore and discuss our journey being (or becoming) fully devoted followers of Christ.  Once a month we will meet to watch a short video from RightNow Media and discuss, eat, and have fun connecting with one another.  Our group will start once the Hebron Campus opens and then we will set a day for our meeting.

Tuesday
7:30pm
Bi-Weekly
Singles

18 – 25

 

DeMotte / Wheatfield

Young Adult College and Careers

This group is for anyone who is a college student or recent graduate and looking to connect with and be encouraged by people who are in a similar life stage!

Sunday
1 pm
Monthly
Everyone Welcome, Married / Couples

30 – 70

Kids

DeMotte / Wheatfield

The Edinger Group

Followers of Christ looking to grow in faith and friendships.

Monday
1:30 pm
Monthly
Women's

30 & up

 

Hebron

Jean’s Lady’s Life Group

Women desiring Christian fellowship to learn more about how to love as Jesus loves.  Through scripture study, prayer, sharing life experiences and offering encouragement to one another, we will grow stronger in our walk with Christ and better equipped to face life’s challenges.

Monday
6:30 pm
Bi-Weekly
Men's

21 – 50

 

DeMotte / Wheatfield, Hebron

Forged Men’s Group

Welcome!  We try to focus our group on biblical ways to become a more Godly man, and how we can become better providers and leaders for our families and others around us.  The word “Forged” comes from Proverbs 27:17 — “As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend”.  Our average night usually consists of sharing a meal, then watching a video series from RightNow Media.  We then have a discussion about the topics that were covered in the video.  Our group is mainly outdoorsy young men ages 25-35, but we do have some members much younger and older.  Unfortunately we do not currently have any form of childcare.  Thank you for taking a look at our group.  We are always welcoming and thankful for new members.

Wednesday
6:30pm
Monthly
Married / Couples

23 – 35

Kids

Hebron

Young Couples Life Group

Our group is for young couples (married or planning to be) with or without kids. A place where we can join together to help each other through this crazy time of life.  We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm.

Friday
7:00pm
Monthly
Married / Couples

40 – 66

 

DeMotte / Wheatfield

The Martin’s Group

We are a caring and fun group!  We are a fairly new group but have blended very well together.  We love Jesus and continue to grow in Him through prayer, through sharing life stories and through discussion of teaching plans using RightNow Media and other learning tools.  Our goal is to use transparency and vulnerability to help each other grow more into His image.

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