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!
The Drake/Cook Small Group
Meets: Mondays, 6:45 PM
Leader: Brent Drake/Kevin Cook
Topic: Desiring God by John Piper
Pastor and author John Piper is on a mission to tell the world of the pleasures to be found in God. Many people today look at the Christian life as burdensome, and obey Christ out of duty, not privilege. In his series “Desiring God,” Piper introduces an idea founded in scripture: “Christian Hedonism.” It is explained in thoughtful detail but simply defined through a slight adjustment of a phrase in the Westminster Catechism: “The chief end of man is to glorify God by enjoying Him forever.” He restates it as, “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.” Please join us for a time of fellowship and learning from God’s Word in a relaxed and casual home environment. You will be refreshed and encouraged.
The OWLS Seniors Group
Meets: Tuesdays, 2:30 PM
Leader: Gordon Stauffer
Topic: Revealing the Mysteries of Heaven by David Jeremiah
Please join our “Older, Wiser, Loving Seniors” as we learn more about the nature of our future home, giving us joy for today. Pastor David Jeremiah discusses why heaven can never disappoint as he gives us glimpses of understanding relating to our eternal future. Journey with us as we enjoy desserts and great fellowship while we gather to discuss this vital topic.
The Schafer Small Group
Meets: Wednesdays, 6:45 PM
Leader: Joe Schafer
Topic: The Book of Hebrews
Hebrews challenges us to embrace the highest view of Jesus Christ, his mediation between ourselves and God, and the complete and final manner in which his death deals with our sin. We should never again be tempted to doubt, or be tempted to fall into the ultimate sin of unbelief and instead we shall trust in our eternal High Priest.
In addition to these groups:
Our men and women also meet throughout the year for various activities. Please see our weekly bulletin or contact the church office for our current schedule.