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We at First Church place a high value on the dynamics of community through small groups of people. LifeGroups gather in homes, at sporting events, in coffee shops, and in other settings to talk, study Scripture, connect and look for ways to serve each other and beyond.

Life Group Leadership Team

Sandy Mason | Life Group Director | email Sandy

Brenda McKey | Life Group Director  |  email Brenda

Jen Steinbraker | Life Group Leadership Team  |  email Jen

Kathy Ruebel | Life Group Leadership Team | email Kathy 

Current Life Groups

Brenda & Bill Shepard | LifeGroup Pastor | 269-556-1322 | email us
We meet at First Church | Twice monthly | Sunday afternoon 12:30-2pm | families with children | Currently full

Bob Confer-Boomer-age Lifegroup | email us
Sundays | Meet in homes | Full

Angie & Mark Adams | 269-408-8364 | email us
Sundays 5:30pm | Meet in homes | Couples in their 40-50's | Open to new members

Julie & Joe Beam | 269-982-4258 | email us
Saturdays 7-8:30pm | Meet in homes | families with children | Open to new members 

Romy & Bob Ingels | 269-369-2563 | email us
Sunday nights 5pm | Meet in homes | families with children | Open to new members 

Jacki Kachner | 269-429-7332 | email me
Sunday nights | Meet in homes | Couples and Singles | Currently full

Jeff Calderwood | 208-5852 | email me
Sunday nights | meet in homes | couples and singles | Open to new members

Kristi & Steven Key | 662-816-1020 | email us
We meet in homes | Open to new members

Bill Achterberg | 429-0424 | email us
Sundays | Meet in homes | Currently full

Dan & Diana Deitrich Sr. | emil us
Tuesdays and Thursdays | Meet in homes | Open to new members

John & Jan Sharon | email us
Sundays at 1pm | Meet in homes | currently full

Dean & Arlene Lantz | email us or call us 429-9376
Mondays | Meet in homes | Open to new members 

Jeanne Wittmann | email us
Thursdays at 6:30pm | Meet in homes | currently full

Michelle Slavick | email us or call 269-930-0443
Meeting Dates Vary | Meet in member homes | Open 

Resources 

LifeGroup Notes

LIFE GROUP NOTES are available from each week's sermon along with book references: click here and then look for the  icon next to the sermon. Hard copies are available at the First Church reception desk. 

Recommended Book Discussion

We recommend your Lifegroup book discussion to follow our current sermon series. Visit our Lifegroup Resource page to view these books. 

Life Group Training

 

Frequently Asked Questions

We at First Church place a high value on the dynamics of community through small groups of people. LifeGroups gather in homes, at sporting events, in coffee shops, and in other settings to talk, study Scripture, connect and look for ways to serve each other and beyond.

What is a life group? 

A LifeGroup is a small group of people (usually around 8-10) that meet together as often as the group decides. It’s a deeper community than you get at service and it will give you a sense of belonging. It might seem like a big step, but we believe it’s worth it.

What can I expect?

A Life Group meeting usually takes place in someone's home or a restaurant, and includes food, conversation, and Biblical insights with about eight to twelve other people.

What kind of commitment will it take?

It depends on the group. Some meet weekly, some twice a month. Each group sets its own schedule and gathering place.

Can I start my own group?

There’s always a need for Life Group leaders and host homes. Let us know your interest and we’ll let you know when our next Leadership Training will happen.

What if it's not the right fit?

No problem. Just try it for a month. If after that time you still feel a disconnect, try another group. There are many to choose from.

How do I find a group?

 Give us a little information by filling out our interest form and we’ll try to find a good fit for you.

“Where two or more are gathered in My name, there I am with them."  Matthew 18:20