Life Groups


What is a Life Group?

A Life Group is a group of people who meet together on a regular basis to share life and grow in their faith together. These groups may be formed around a life stage, a topic, an activity, or common interest. There are several types of available Life Groups, including ones for students, men, women, married with or without kids, and care groups for mental health and divorce.

Check out the Life Group Finder below for a list of current Life Groups! 

New Life Group Opportunity:

DROP-IN CLASS: THE ESSENTIALS EVERY DISCIPLE OF CHRIST SHOULD KNOW
Sundays, starting November 4 - May 5, 9-10am in room 203

This class is for anyone who wants to investigate Christianity or for anyone who wants assurance he is a disciple.  It is also for anyone who wants to lead another to Christ and teach them the essentials of discipleship. Topics will range from the existence of God to topics of Christ’s return. This material is especially advantageous for Life Group leaders to use the week following each lesson.  Lessons will be available a few days prior to class via email. Each topic will extend from one to six weeks. Provide email to if you would like a copy in advance. There is no registration for this class. 


 

Childcare

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Care Group: Blenders

When: Saturday, Evening

Meet other families facing the unique challenges of blending a family. We meet to learn and grow together. We are couples at various stages of blending our families and we are focused on living life together through authenticity, truth, love, and grace. Pre-marital, newlyweds, not-so-newlyweds are welcome! For more information contact Kristine @ kristine@guideyourheart.com

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Care Group: DivorceCare

When: Tuesday, Evening

It takes a long time and a lot of work to heal the pain that comes with the breakup of a marriage. DivorceCare is a weekly seminar and support group for people who are separated or divorced. Seminar topics include: What's happening to me? Facing my anger, The road to healing/finding help, Facing my depression, Facing my loneliness, Forgiveness and KidCare. We will be starting our Fall group Sept. 11 and go through Dec. 4, meeting at CCC on Tuesdays from 6-8pm. A suggested $20 offering will be taken in class for the book. (Childcare is available!)

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Care Group: Financial Peace University

When: Tuesday, Evening

These are life changing financial classes using class discussion and video teaching to give you a solid foundation in money management. To register for your spot and childcare, email Tiffany at Tiffanygoesgreen@gmail.com Next class starting in January, 2019

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Care Group: Mental Health - Living Grace

When: Thursday, Morning

These Life Groups focus on the positive with each meeting ending in greater understanding and vision concerning mental health difficulties. While the Life Group does allow time to share with one another the great stories and challenges, the emphasis is on learning how to filter difficulties through God's grace and implementing the many practical skills and tools presented in each topic. Register here! For more information contact Andrea at andreathomas.ncc@gmail.com

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Care Group: Mental Health- Family Grace

When: Saturday, Evening

"Being a Caregiver for a loved one dealing with mental health difficulties is challenging. Caregivers need care also. "Family Grace" is peer support for Caregivers. Based on a combination of clinical and biblical truth, "Family Grace" is an opportunity to stabilize the foundation of mercy and grace Caregivers need in order to care well. In addition, when we strengthen our faith as Caregivers, this can have a transforming effect on the one(s) we care for with Christ-like love, support and counsel." Register Here Contact Christy at christydokken@yahoo.com for more information.

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Life Group: Drop In-Discipleship Class

When: Sunday, Morning

THE ESSENTIALS OF BEING A DISCIPLE OF CHRIST When a person receives Christ as Lord and Savior, he is immediately saved and immediately becomes His disciple (a follower, a learner). The Holy Spirit resides in him and guides the follower’s process in learning about his Lord. This class is for anyone who wants to investigate Christianity; for anyone who wants assurance he is a disciple; and for anyone who wants to lead another to Christ and the essentials of being a disciple of Christ. This material is especially advantageous for Life Group leaders to use the week following each lesson. Lessons will be available a few days prior to class via email. Topics will extend from one to six weeks. Provide email to larry45@msn.com if you would like a copy in advance. Class will start on Sunday, November 4th during 9am service.

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Life Group: Fischer's Encore Group

When: Friday, Evening

We are a group of people in different stages of life - most have kids that are out of the house and are married with kids (our grandchildren). We are looking for meaningful friendships - to get connected, have fun together, and spend time in the Word and praying together. Also serving where we see needs. We meet year round with the exception that during FOCUS we meet weekly and over the summer we meet as it works for everyone's schedules.

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Life Group: Foster Young Adults

When: Wednesday, Evening

Young Adults ages 20s to early 30s. We have both married couples and singles. We enjoy fellowship with each other and work through life together! We welcome anyone who is interested in checking us out!

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Life Group: Goetz's

When: Saturday, Evening

As a couples life group, we are growing in Christ while building community and deepening friendships. We seek to have a fun and relaxing atmosphere while learning more about God. We are couples in our 40s and 50s, have kids from elementary to adult, and enjoy food! We share a meal together then have a time of Bible study and prayer. We occasionally get together outside of life group meeting times for other activities.

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Life Group: Hall's

When: Monday, Evening

Our goal is to have community and fellowship for people looking to be better connected. We hope to incorporate service projects or other activities to help those whom Christ speaks of in Matthew 25:35-40. The Bible study portion will initially focus on the previous Sunday's message but over time we anticipate the group selecting studies together. Meeting day is flexible as we are just getting started.

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Life Group: Hunter's

When: Monday, Evening

We are couples with young kids (ages 0-10) looking to learn from the lessons in the Bible and each other. We are working to form a community among ourselves and with other couples in Rochester as we navigate this life stage together. We spend our group time studying the Word (using study guides and visual media) and sharing our life stories with each other. We hire a babysitter to watch the kids during group time, allowing the adults to focus and have a break. We also like to fellowship with each other throughout the week by participating in volunteer activities, helping watch our kids, and having fun together.

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Life Group: International Family Group

When: Friday, Evening

Come for a time of sharing, fellowship, bible study and prayer. It is also open to families who like their children/teenagers to join together in the bible study. There will also be a sitter available and cost will be shared within the participating parents. If a sitter is not available, then the children will join us in the study. We will be studying The Book of Colossians with Louie Giglio. This group meets one Friday a month at 6:30pm. Next meetings are November 9th & December 14th. Please contact Christina Ganfield at email intertable2015@gmail.com for more details.

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Life Group: Koinonia Homes

When: Sunday, Evening

We meet for fellowship in the Body of Christ. Our primary objectives are discipleship, Bible study, sanctification, prayer and outreach. We seek to serve our King, Jesus, and His redemptive purposes.

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Life Group: McClure's

When: Friday, Evening

We are group of married with kids 4th grade to infant. We meet 1st & 3rd Fridays. Our focus is doing life together through Biblical study and prayer and accountability. We do a potluck meal, rotate hosting, shared sitter at host home from 6-8ish.

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Life Group: Poncelet's

When: Wednesday, Evening    Where: Anderson's Home ,

Parents with kids in AWANA- great opportunity to gather in ministry while our children gather too. Meets 6:30-8pm (give or take w/pick up). For more information contact Sarah at poncelet.sarah@mayo.edu

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Life Group: Schlosser's

When: Sunday, Varies

Families with kids 2-8 who do bible study, socials and service projects together. We alternate hosting. Childcare is available occasionally.

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Life Group: Solid Rock Gamers

When: Thursday, Evening    Where: 3160 Wellner Dr NE Suite 102 Rochester, MN 55906

An informal social group for Christ followers who enjoy tabletop gaming. We play all kinds of card games, board games and miniatures games together in a face-to-face social setting. We meet at D6 Games, surrounded by and interacting with other gamers who are not in the life group. While we do not participate in any formal, structured Bible or Christian life study, we do hope that we serve as an example to others who might be seeking or starting their own spiritual journey and, "by our fruits they will know us" as Christians (paraphrasing Matthew 7:16). There is no attendance commitment or other obligation, so, if you enjoy tabletop games of any kind, please feel free to drop by and be a part of this Life Group!

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Life Group: Sunday Night Life Group

When: Sunday, Evening    Where: Leppin's Home ,

The goal of the group is to help each other grow in Christian faith and in God's Word. We participate in fellowship, service, Bible study, prayer, and accountability. Our group does the all church Focus study in the fall before moving on to another study. We have done a wide variety of studies (books of the Bible, Christian books, video series, etc). We share a simple meal every other week. Our group is also open to new members, anytime of the year! We are primarily made up of individuals in their 20's and 30's (married or not married welcome!).

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MOPS: AM

When: Tuesday, Morning

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is for moms of kids from birth to kindergarten. Our ministry meets 9:00-11:15am the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month. We offer breakfast, creative activities, meaningful speakers, and the fellowship and friendship of women all in the same stage of life!

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MOPS: PM Community

When: Monday, Evening    Where: YMCA 709 1st Ave Rochester, MN 55902

A gathering of moms with children birth-kindergarten coming together for community, conversation and friendship in the greater Rochester area. We're better moms when we mother together. Find your tribe through guest speakers, activities, discussion and of course, food. Free onsite childcare. Our ministry meets 6-7:30pm the 1st & 3rd Monday of each month starting on October 1st, 2018. Meets at the Rochester Family YMCA. (Y membership not needed to participate) Please register using the link below: https://cccrochester.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/71/responses/new

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Women's: 1 & 2 Samuel

When: Friday, Morning

First half: 1 & 2 Samuel, LifeChange Bible Study (10 Lessons) The Old Testament books of 1 & 2 Samuel have it all - power struggles, betrayal, warfare, and romance. This fascinating study offers an in-depth look at the inauguration of the Davidic dynasty in ancient Israel and shows how it reflects God's cosmic reign. Ten thought-provoking lessons include historical insights, word origins, life applications, discussion questions, and a Leader's guide for small groups. Second half: Colossians & Philemon, LifeChange Bible Study (11 Lessons) In this Bible study on Colossians & Philemon participants will be challenged to deal with dilemmas. Also, through Paul's words he will refocus the attention to Christ and affirm the Christian lifestyle. Participants will be encouraged to apply God's word to their lives.

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Women's: Free from Bondage God's Way-Galatians/Eph

When: Sunday, Morning

Stuck in do's and don'ts? Trapped in a sin? Seduced by the world? There is such freedom in Christ to discover - freedom from hypocrisy, freedom from bad motives and habits, freedom from evil. Discover the only way to freedom: knowing the truth. No childcare available.

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Women's: Saturday AM Study

When: Saturday, Morning

Studying Seamless by Angie Smith & enjoying fellowship with other women. In seven sessions, Seamless covers the people, places, and promises of the Bible, tying them together into the greater story of Scripture. Participants in this study will gain an overarching understanding of the fundamental layout and meaning of the Bible. Meeting every other Saturday 8-10am starting October 20th. Contact Jennifer Braaten at Jenbraatz2008@gmail.com for more information & location details.

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Women's: The Quest

When: Thursday, Morning

The Quest is a challenge to accept the invitation. In this excursion with Jesus, Beth Moore uses questions from Scripture to lead you into intimacy with the One who knows you best. Learn to dig into the Word, to respond to the questions of God, and to bring your questions before Him. Let the crooked punctuation mark be the map that points you into a closer relationship with the Father. • Learn to pray to promote intimacy with God. • Explore questions and responses from the Bible. • Track your quest by journaling along the way. • Learn to read and respond to Scripture

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Women's: War Room

When: Thursday, Evening

Prayer is a powerful weapon. Study is about a woman whom fights for her family through prayer. "but when you pray, go into your private room, shut your door, and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you" Matthew 6:6

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Women's: When God and Cancer Meet

When: Thursday, Morning

When God & Cancer Meet is a study for women who need hope and encouragement on their cancer journey, whether newly diagnosed or long-term survivor, caregiver, or friend. Throughout the year we will be discussing Lynn Eib's books, "When God & Cancer Meet" and "Finding the Light in Cancer's Shadow". Join us as we study God's Word and experience God's peace, power, & presence together.

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