life groups

Fall Session: Sept. 12th - Nov. 21st


Life Groups are small groups that meet once a week to study the Bible, pray, talk, hang out & do life together. 

Each Life Group looks a little bit different and reflects the personalities & passions of the people within them. 

Still, each have the same goal... 

Connecting with people where they are and helping them become passionate followers of Jesus!


For more info & to join a group, see below:  

  • "Discerning the voice of god" 

    by Priscilla Shirer (LADIES ONLY)

    Facilitator:  Sherri Fasci

    When:  Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm
    Childcare:  Available at First LG

    Study Summary:
    A decade ago, Priscilla Shirer authored Discerning the Voice of God, and since then God has continued to grow, teach, and challenge her in her walk with Him. This revised and expanded edition reflects that growth through new stories, illustrations, and exercises.

    Benefits:

    • Challenge yourself in the discipline of daily Bible study.
    • Gain practical advice for knowing and understanding God’s voice through His Word.
    • Learn to recognize the Holy Spirit’s character, language, and tone of voice.
    • Experience a deeper relationship with God, and strengthen your daily walk with Him.
  • "DON'T GIVE THE ENEMY A SEAT AT YOUR TABLE"

    BY LOUIE GIGLIO

    Facilitators:  David Crow & Chuck Wade
    Host Home:  David & Hannah Crow

    When:  Sundays, 5-7pm
    Childcare:  Kid friendly, kids welcome at group

    Study Summary:
    Discover how to break free from the chains of negative thinking and experience true freedom from unhealthy thoughts and emotions.
     

    The Enemy is constantly seeking to fill your mind with destructive and harmful thoughts—whether of fear, worry, insecurity, anxiety, temptation, envy. . . . It’s all too easy for Satan to manipulate his way into a seat at the table intended for only you and Jesus, and to try making himself at home in your mind.  It’s an ongoing battle, but one you can win! 

    In Don’t Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table, bestselling author and pastor Louie Giglio shares practical ways to overcome the Enemy’s lies and instead find peace and security in any challenging circumstance or situation.  By drawing from Psalm 23 as a framework, he offers biblical insight on how to . . .

    • Cancel the lies that will wreck your life.
    • Take empowering steps to live fully alive in Christ.
    • Stop the spiral of shame, temptation, and insecurity.
    • Restore peace and rest in your life.
    • Embrace the true purpose behind your journey through challenging circumstances.
    • Break free from the endless cycle of destructive thinking.

    You can find freedom from the war inside your mind—if you allow Jesus, the Good Shepherd, to lead the battle.  Learn how to find encouragement, hope, and strength no matter what valleys you face.  It’s time to reject the lies and listen to the truth.

  • "EVERYBODY ALWAYS" BY BOB GOFF

    Facilitators:  Dave & Jana Yates

    When:  Sundays, 5-7pm
    Childcare:  Available at First LG

    Study Summary:
    Best selling author, Bob Goff, shares what it truly mean to love everybody the way Jesus loved them -- without fear, insecurity or restriction.  Following Christ means more than just putting a toe in the water when it comes to loving others.  It means grabbing your knees & doing a cannonball!  And, as Jesus revealed, it means loving the difficult ones.  This study will provide practical steps to help you take that journey.  

  • "Goliath Must Fall" BY Louie Giglio

    Facilitators:  Billy & Judy Ethridge 

    When:  Sundays, 5-7pm
    Childcare:  Available at First LG

    Study Summary:  
    Fear. Rejection. Addiction. Anger. Comfort...Must Fall.

    It’s likely you have a threatening giant in your life…an adversary or stronghold that’s diminishing your ability to live a full and free life. Frozen in the grip of rejection, fear, anger, comfort, or addiction, we lose sight of the promise God has for our lives. Demoralized and defeated, we settle for far less than his best.

    God has a better plan for you, a plan for you to live in victory. That’s why he has silenced your giant once and for all.

    In Goliath Must Fall, pastor Louie Giglio uncovers a newfound twist in the classic story of David and Goliath. The key to living free from our giants is not better slingshot accuracy, but keeping our eyes on the one and only giant-slayer—Jesus. Put your hope in him and watch Goliath fall.

  • "GRACE" BY MAX LUCADO

    Facilitators:  James & Laura Osterhout 

    When:  Sundays, 5-7pm
    Childcare:  Kid friendly, kids welcome at group

    Study Summary:
    Are you ready to move from insecure to God secure? From regret riddled to better-because-of-it? From afraid to die to ready to fly? Today, find freedom in God’s grace.

    We often talk about grace, but do we really understand it? Grace politely occupies a phrase in a hymn and fits nicely on a church sign. It never causes trouble or demands a response. When asked, “Do you believe in grace?” who could say no? Bestselling author and pastor Max Lucado helps us dive deeper into what it means to be changed by grace. God’s grace has a drenching about it. A wildness about it. A white-water, riptide, turn-you-upside-downness about it. Grace comes after you. It rewires you.

    In this study, you will learn:

    • Grace is everything Jesus
    • You belong to Jesus
    • Jesus lives in you
    • You will increasingly grow more like Jesus
    • There is nothing you can do to get grace—grace gets you

    Grace is the voice that calls us to change and then gives us the power to pull it off. Have you been shaped, emboldened, and softened by grace? Let’s make certain grace gets you. 

  • "LIFE LESSONS FROM THE CHOSEN" BY Jeff Mills

    Facilitator:  Jeff Mills
    Host Home:  David & Susan Knause

    When:  Sundays, 5-7pm
    Childcare:  Available at First LG

    Study Summary:
    The Chosen is a dramatic depiction of the life of Christ & His apostles & followers.  It speaks of the challenges & blessings of being a Christ-follower, and, as such, is full of life lessons for us as followers of Jesus.  

    Come let "The Chosen" speak into your life in Him!

  • "Romans: In the Grip of Grace" 

    by Max Lucado

    Facilitators:  Mike & Sandi Reid

    When:  Sundays, 4-6pm
    Childcare:  Available at First LG

    Study Summary:
    The core idea of Romans is that we are 
    saved by grace, through faith.

    When we truly understand the power of grace, it sets us free from having to do good, so that we can do good. There's no more have to, instead there's I can do.

    In this study, Lucado focuses on several important themes in the book of Romans:

    • The reality, danger, and power of sin – the deepest problem humans face (Romans 1-2).
    • God's grace, which is real, amazing, available to all (Romans 3-5).
    • God has set us free, but the battle with sin continues – becoming like Jesus demands continual surrender (Romans 6-8).
    • We are a part of God's beautiful story – creation, fall, redemption, and restoration (Romans 9-11).
    • Christians follow in Jesus' footsteps by humbly serving and sacrificially loving others (Romans 12-13).
    • Christ-followers are called to live in fellowship with each other (Romans 14-16).
  • "UNSHAKABLE" BY RICK WARREN

    Facilitators:  Billy & Stephanie Amerson

    When:  Sundays, 1:30-3:30pm
    Childcare:  Kid friendly, kids welcome at group

    Study Summary:
    How often do you feel pressure to conform to things that don’t match your biblical beliefs?  Do you sometimes find yourself hesitant to take a strong public stand for God, afraid that your beliefs will be belittled?

    As the world’s values drift further and further away from God’s Word, we face more and more temptations to compromise our faith, or we simply find it difficult to live out our beliefs because they are so counter to the culture we live in.

    Have you ever felt pressured to make choices that don’t align with your values?  As the world’s values continue to drift, you need to be equipped with the biblical knowledge to handle whatever life throws at you.

    The Unshakable series follows the life of Daniel and offers practical lessons from his story that will help you stand firm in your beliefs.  You’ll learn the same biblical principles that guided Daniel through difficult situations.  These principles will help you make godly choices when you feel pressured to conform in hostile circumstances.  You’ll learn how to publicly stand strong for God, and how to pray the kind of prayers that God answers.

  • "YOU MAKE ME CRAZY" BY RICK WARREN

    Facilitators:  Roy & Joan Hazelrig
    Host Home:  Bob & Kayla Barnes

    When:  Sundays, 5-7pm
    Childcare:  Available at First LG

    Study Summary:
    We all have relationships that drive us crazy. Whether its a boyfriend or girlfriend, spouse, sibling, parent, co-worker, or crazy relative you see once a year at Thanksgiving, a crazy-maker can really make life difficult.

    This 6-week video study from Rick Warren will help bring sanity to your relationships so you can do more than just coexist. Learn how to connect with the crazy-makers in your life through these six sessions:

    • Session 1: How to Be Wise in Relationships
    • Session 2: Whos Pushing Your Buttons?
    • Session 3: How to Resolve Conflict
    • Session 4: Breaking Free From Abuse
    • Session 5: Escaping the People-Pleaser Trap
    • Session 6: Keeping the Crazy-Makers From Making You Crazy
  • "Goliath Must Fall" by Louie Giglio (Daytime)

    Facilitators:  Billy & Judy Ethridge 

    When:  Mondays, 10am-12pm

    Study Summary:  
    Fear. Rejection. Addiction. Anger. Comfort...Must Fall.

    It’s likely you have a threatening giant in your life…an adversary or stronghold that’s diminishing your ability to live a full and free life. Frozen in the grip of rejection, fear, anger, comfort, or addiction, we lose sight of the promise God has for our lives. Demoralized and defeated, we settle for far less than his best.

    God has a better plan for you, a plan for you to live in victory. That’s why he has silenced your giant once and for all.

    In Goliath Must Fall, pastor Louie Giglio uncovers a newfound twist in the classic story of David and Goliath. The key to living free from our giants is not better slingshot accuracy, but keeping our eyes on the one and only giant-slayer—Jesus. Put your hope in him and watch Goliath fall.