God created us to be in relationships and community. We need each other, and we are called to support and care for each other though meaningful relationships. Life Groups provide the opportunity for honest, transparent and authentic relationships that give people a place to grow into spiritually mature disciples of Jesus. It’s where we really do life together.
Doing life together in Life Groups
Church is not limited to one day a week in a worship service, or to a specific building. We are a church of small groups, learning to follow Jesus together and growing in intentional meaningful relationships. That is the way that Jesus led his disciples, and that is the way that the early church in Acts 2:42-47 experienced exponential growth. Doing life together continues our story as we learn to follow Jesus, be changed by our relationship with Jesus and others, and serve and care for each other.
Types of Life Groups
Our Life Groups include groups at every age and stage of life engaged in caring, safe, relational environments that may meet in a nearby home, at the church, or in a park or coffee shop. Some Life Groups are specific to target Children, Youth, Young Adults, Marrieds, Singles, Parents, Empty Nesters or Seniors. Some groups study God’s story in the Bible, and others may discuss our Sunday messages. Other groups are centered around specific common interests or purposes, but all of our Life Groups help each person to be loved and accepted, while we grow in relationships and encourage each other to apply Biblical truth into our everyday lives.
How to get connected to a Life Group
Ephesians 2:10 tells us that we are God’s masterpiece, created to do the job that he created us for and called us to do. Life Group leaders, assistants and hosts are intentional about investing their life in encouraging others to Love God, Connect in Meaningful Relationships and Serve Others. We need leaders growing in this mission. If you would like to pursue Life Group leadership, you must take our JTT201 class, “Real Life Discipleship”.
To join a Children's Life Group Click here to Sign up on-line
Kids Life Groups provide the opportunity to nurture a relationship with Jesus, learning what it means to be a part of the church family and connecting with their peers and leaders. We do this in a consistent Life Group atmosphere – same leaders, same kids and same day each week. Kids Groups meet in the Worship Center, Tuesdays from 7-8:30 pm.
To join an Adult Life Group listed below Click here to Sign up on-line
#SU1 Sunday Sermon and Soup
Lead by: Ian and Sandy Sturm
Meets the 1st and 3rd Sunday at 12:00 pm upstairs in room 231 (no childcare)
We will have a discussion of the sermon and enjoy a soup lunch. All are welcome to participate at any meeting. This is a wonderful way to discuss the sermon and meet some of the congregation.
#M2 Surprising Truth of Galatians
Led by: Hugh and Cilla More
Meets on Monday nights at 7:00 pm (no childcare)
Exploring the truths that can eliminate strife and bring the sweetest peace, sweeter than you could possibly imagine. Our group will parallel the Sunday sermon series in Galatians.
#TU1 Following Jesus together
Led by: Dale and Jenn Hylton
Location: Bothell (near NL)
Meets on Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm
Join with others to follow Jesus together like the disciples did with Jesus. We will explore the stories of Jesus and his disciples in the Gospels through Biblical Storytelling and discussion. We hope to connect in meaningful relationships with one another so we can help each other to live the truth of following Jesus
#TU2 Book of James chapter by chapter (men’s group)
Lead by: Tom Castor
Meets on Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm upstairs in room 201
You are invited to enter into meaningful relationships with other men following Jesus together. We will take the time to read through each chapter of the book of James, and then discuss what we see and how we can apply it into our lives.
#W1 Anxious for Nothing (women’s group)
Lead by: LInda Hepler, Judy Hills and Pam Sligh
Meets on Wednesdays at 10:30 am upstairs in rooms 201 & 204 (no childcare)
This ten week study by Max Lucado on “Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World” will teach us how to experience contentment and be delivered of the “what ifs”, the “if only’s” and the “waiting for the next shoe to drop” which robs us of peace.
#W2 Fathers Dinner and Discussion (men’s group)
Lead by: Mark Hurston
Location: Various restaurants
Meets the 1st & 3rd Wednesday’s at 6:30 pm (no childcare)
Join other fathers over dinner encouraging each other as we follow Christ together. Joshua 24:15 says "But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you men, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living. But, as for me and my household we will serve the Lord." Check us out! The day varies between Wednesday or Thursday depending on everyone’s schedule.
#W3 Young Adult Ministry
Lead by: Gretchen Hanna
Location: Mill Creek
Meets the 1st & 3rd Wednesday’s at 6:00 pm
We focus on the spiritual growth and discipleship of adults during their post-high school years, through their late 20s. Our chief goals are these: That each young adult would become rooted and confident in their identity in Christ, so that they would share the Good News with others; and that each young adult would see how vital they are to the church body. We do this by meeting in our group, modeled closely by how Jesus taught His disciples. We learn together, serve together, play together, pray together, and oh, yes…eat together in this group.
Lead by: Lydia Hazle
Meets on Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm upstairs in room 204 (no childcare)
This is a Prayer-focused Life Group that looks at God's Word together, apply it to our lives, encourage one another in following Jesus, and spend time in intentional deep prayer each other and for the needs of our church family
#TH2 Ironworkers (men’s group)
Lead by: Luther Sligh
Meets 2nd Thursday at 7:00 pm upstairs in room 201 & 3rd Saturday
This group meets two times per month. Once on the 2nd Thursday as a Life Group that will focus on planning an outreach event for the Everett Gospel Mission homeless men. On the 3rd Saturday we meet to sponsor a planned event for the men.
The purpose of the group is Proverbs 27:17 ‘As iron sharpens iron so shall one man sharpen another’. We do this by serving each other and growing in Christ.
No childcare provided
#SA1 Men’s Saturday Morning Prayer
Lead by: Curtis Peifer
Meets on Saturday mornings at 7:30 am in the foyer
This is a Prayer-focused group that looks at God's Word together, apply it to our lives, encourage one another in following Jesus, and spend time in intentional deep prayer each other and for the needs of our church family.
#SA2 Sew Many Blessings
Lead by: Chris MacPherson
Meets the 1st and 3rd Saturday morning at 10:00 am upstairs in room 229
Come learn to sew quilts with us! We give our quilts to children in Foster Care or Shelters as an outreach from Northlake. Learn new techniques, fellowship and have fun. Anyone can join us who wants to sew.