Get involved in a Small Group

New Life Church has several small groups where we regularly study topics in more depth than is possible in a Sunday service. We believe that participation in a smaller, relaxed, and more intimate group setting which is focused on learning about specific topics is a vital ingredient of personal spiritual growth. We believe that participation in a small group is an important means by which we may continually grow in our knowledge and understanding of Christ and His will for our lives by learning from His Word. We encourage you to check out our groups and participate in one (or more) that is right for you!

Monthly Women’s Group

Meets:  Meets monthly (please see church calendar)
Leaders:  Lynn Drake & Tiffany Heise
Location:  Various Locations

This September 16th and 17th we will be attending the “Loved Back To Life” Conference featuring Sheila Walsh in Melbourne and spending the night at Tiffany Heise’s home.  The bulletin and website will have more details as the event draws near.  Our monthly meetings are designed to allow all of the ladies of New Life Church to come together and encourage one another in Christ.

Monthly Men’s Group

Meets:  Meets monthly (please see church calendar)
Leader:  Brent Drake & Chris Bryans
Location:  Various Locations

Check the bulletin or our website for our next Men’s gathering to serve others in our community on a Saturday morning or pray and fellowship together at a Men’s Breakfast in a local restaurant. Our next get-together will be on Saturday, September 17th.

The Drake/Cook Small Group

Meets:  Monday 6:45 PM
Leaders:  Brent Drake & Kevin Cook
Location:  Rotating homes
Topic:  Marriage: God’s Design for Intimacy by James & Martha Reapsome

What makes a good marriage even better?  How can you build an intimate relationship that endures?  How do you live out your roles of husband and wife?  The Bible takes a realistic and practical approach to these questions.  As you explore what the Bible says about marriage, you’ll discover how following God’s design for intimacy helps you enjoy and grow your marriage to the full.  Please join us weekly for a time of fellowship and learning from God’s Word to us today.

The Bryans Small Group

Meets:  Tuesday 7:00 PM
Leader:  Chris Bryans
Location:  Rotating Homes
Topic:  The Book of First Peter 

A glance at the Florida Today newspaper reveals that the number of American Christians who are suffering for Christ is increasing. How do we respond to persecution and suffering?  How do we encourage others who are going through such perplexing and painful circumstances?  The Bryans’ small group will do a verse-by-verse study of I Peter, a letter which clearly addresses how we should live in an age when Christians endure serious trials for their faith.

The OWLS Seniors Group

Meets: Tuesday 2:30 PM
Leader: Gordon Stauffer & Ed Lovins
Location: New Life Church
Topic: From Dust to Glory: An Overview of the Bible by R.C. Sproul 

Please join our “Older Wiser Loving Seniors” as we watch and discuss together a video series led by Dr. Sproul on a unique study tour as he explores the major themes, events, and people that are brought to life in the Bible. Dust to Glory provides a panorama of biblical truth and a starting point to help you understand the content of the Bible. Dust to Glory can energize your study of the Bible, provide you with new insights, and improve your ability to read, understand, and apply Scripture to your life. Dr. Sproul notes, “I believe that Dust to Glory is the most important teaching tool Ligonier has produced.” Dessert and good fellowship is always a part of our weekly time together.

The Schafer Small Group

Meets:  Wednesday 6:45 PM
Leader:  Joe Schafer
Location:  Home of Ron & Tiffany Heise
Topic:  The Book of Romans

Easily presented and simply stated, yet heralded as Paul’s most profound work, the book of Romans consolidates and presents the essential Christian truths as no other book in the Word of God. Proclaiming that we shall live by faith alone is its call, and Paul shares with great joy and passion the foundation for all those who call themselves Christian. We will be working through this book step by step, walking with Paul through these truths.