Your new friendships are just one group away!

Life Groups have one simple purpose: to bring people together. We believe God created us to live in relationship with others and only then can we live the full life He intends for us. Sharing life through community is part of our design, but meaningful relationships aren’t always easy to find. That’s why Life Groups exist, to make these life-changing relationships relevant and accessible to you. Whether you are looking for a place to meet new friends, gain freedom in your life, grow spiritually, or serve your community, there’s a group for you to be part of. Your new friendships are just one group away!

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Fall 2017 Life Groups

Men’s Group - Wild At Heart

Tuesdays 6:00-8:00 PM, 8 weeks

A man needs adventure...in his work, in his love, and in his spiritual life. Deep in his heart he wants a battle to fight, an adventure to live, and a beauty to rescue because that’s how God created him. The problem is that deep wounds from earlier years have taken away his confidence, and in some cases, his masculinity. This 8-week study we will look at what makes a man come alive and what stirs his heart.

Leader: Pastor Kenny
Location and Start Date: VLC, September 26 Requirements: Men 16+, $5 for Book
No Childcare available

 

Men’s Group - A Man And His Story

Tuesdays 6:00-8:00 PM, 6 weeks

In the pursuit of authentic manhood, every man must understand and come to grips with the defining moments and key relationships that have shaped his unique “story.” In this 6-week study we explore our stories through a biblical perspective. With help from experts and regular guys, they will be equipped to learn from their past, come alive in their present, and enjoy God’s best in the future.

Leader: Jay Yancer
Location and Start Date: VLC, September 26 Requirements: 16+, $15 for Study Guide
No childcare available

 

Women’s Group: The Armor of God

Tuesdays 6:00-8:00 PM, 8 weeks

The enemy always fails miserably when he meets a woman dressed for the occasion. A woman who is armed and dangerous with the armor of God. Join us for an 8-week Priscilla Schirer bible study that will bring to light the war around you and challenge you to suit up, stand firm, and secure victory in your life.

Leader: Pastor Dy
Location and Start Date: VLC, September 26 Requirements: Age 16+, $13 for Study Guide No childcare available

 

Women’s Group: The Armor of God

Wednesdays 9:00-10:30 AM, 8 weeks

The enemy always fails miserably when he meets a woman dressed for the occasion. A woman who is armed and dangerous with the armor of God. Join us for an 8-week Priscilla Schirer bible study that will bring to light the war around you and challenge you to suit up, stand firm, and secure victory in your life.

Leader: Pastor Dy
Location and Start Date: VLC, September 27 Requirements: Age 16+, $13 for Study Guide No childcare available

 

Base Camp

Tuesdays 6:00-8:00PM, 8 weeks

We will be studying five principles that made Jesus ministry powerful and effective, and how to apply them to our lives in a personal way. We’ll look at obedience, intimacy, hearing the voice of God, humility, and compassion.

Leader: Ken Moody
Location and Start Date: VLC, September 26 Requirements: Adults 16+, $5 for materials No Childcare available

 

The Life of Joseph

Tuesdays 6:00-8:00 PM, 8 weeks

Joseph was a man who faced many hardships, and was betrayed and deserted by his family. Join us as we look at how his integrity and love for God helped him rise in power from slave to ruler of Egypt.

Leader: Fred Cummins
Location and Start Date: VLC, September 26 Requirements: 16+
No childcare available

 

Take Dominion

Monday 6:30-8:00PM, 1 week

Join us for a fun filled night of food, fellowship, and playing the game Dominion. Bring a dish to pass, and lets have some fun.

Leader: Nick and Sylvia Adsit
Location and Date: Offsite, October 2nd Requirements: Age 16+, bring dish to pass No Childcare available

Men’s Group: Outdoorsmen

Thursdays 6:30-8:00 PM, 6 weeks

As a hunter have you ever experienced this? The air is crisp. You hear the snap of a branch, the rustle of leaves. He’s coming. You draw back and like a ghost he is there. The moment you have waited for all season. You are a predator. However, each of us has a predator who lies in wait looking for the prime moment to pounce. Join us for this 6-week study where we will look at how Satan wants to drag you down like prey. But more importantly you will be equipped to know how you can stop being the hunted and start being the hunter.

Leader: Ken Bailey
Location and Start Date: Offsite, September 28 Requirements: Men 16+
No childcare available

 

Women’s Group: Cancer Care Package

Wednesday 6:30-8:00 PM, 1 week

Many cancer patients in our community are going through chemo by themselves and or feeling scared. Join us for a one-time activity group where we will prepare care packages filled with comfort items and a personalized card to encourage them and give them hope.

Leader: Tricia Wilhelmson
Location and Date: VLC, September 27 Requirements: Age 16+
No childcare available

 

Women’s Group: Eats and Treats

Saturdays 10-11:30 AM, 4 weeks

Are you the worst cook in America? Join us for a four-week group where you will learn how to read a recipe, plan a menu, shop for deals and cook a meal from appetizer to dessert. Friendships happen around good food.

Leader: Rane Popa

Location and Start Date: Offsite, October 7 Requirements: Age 18+

No childcare available

 

Women’s Group: Walk and Pray

Mondays 6:30-7:30 PM, 6 weeks

A time of sharing about ‘Women in Christian history’ and a casual walk around our walking path with prayer.

Leader: Diane Cates
Location and Start Date: VLC, September 25 Requirements: Age 16+
No childcare available

 

I Was Broke Now I’m Not

Tuesdays 6:00-8:00 PM, 6 weeks

We’ve all experienced the stress and frustration that comes from finances or a lack of finances. In this 6-week study, Joseph Sangl shares his struggle and how his family went from being broke, with an average bank account balance of $4.13, to living a fully funded life. Joe knew there had to be a better way to manage his money and he resolved to discover it. Over the course of the next few years, he was able to eliminate his debt and begin living a fully funded life. This study focuses on the very principles and tools that allowed Joe to take these life-altering steps.

Leader: Josh and Jennine Belote
Location and Start Date: VLC, September 26 Requirements: Age 16+, $30 for Materials No childcare available

 

Marriage on the Rock

Tuesdays 6:00-8:00PM, 8 weeks

Society requires years of preparation for almost any significant career endeavor, but demands no real preparation for one of the most crucial undertakings in life: marriage. In an age of disposable marriage and information overload, where can couples turn for real answers that will make their relationships work? Only to God. Marriage on the Rock is an 8-week group that uses humor and real life stories to illustrate God’s principles; every marriage will be made better.

Leader: Carl and Sandy Griggs
Location and Start Date: VLC, September 26 Requirements: Married or engaged couples No childcare available

 

 

Norm & Judy’s Supper

Wednesdays 4-6:30PM

Join us the last two Wednesdays of the month for this amazing opportunity for you and your family to give back to the community and bless those who are less privileged. Norm & Judy’s Supper prepares and serves meals to the homeless and struggling families in the Battle Creek area. Whether you are helping prepare or serve meals, or just offering a friendly smile, your time and talent are greatly appreciated. Families are encouraged to serve together (12 years and older).

Leader: Liane McNeil
Location and Start Date: Offsite (Share Center), ongoing Requirements: A servant’s heart, Age 12+
No childcare available

Your next best friend is a life group away