Life Groups

 

Love. Friendship. Acceptance

They are essential needs for a fulfilling, satisfied life. At Life Church, we believe one way to meet those needs is by living life in community.

Through Life Groups, you can connect with people who love to explore the Sawtooth mountains of our beautiful state, who are hungry for more spiritual wisdom and revelation, and who see you as family.

Don’t forsake the assembling of yourselves. But as iron sharpens iron, let’s come together and grow, cry and laugh as family.

 

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WHAT ARE LIFE GROUPS?

A Life Group is an intentional gathering of people on a regular basis where you can connect with others who share your interests, who are in a similar stage of life, or who have experience in an area where you would like coaching.

WHY DO WE HAVE LIFE GROUPS?

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 with each other 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.

WHY SHOULD I JOIN A LIFE GROUP?

It is through doing life together that our problems become smaller, and God uses others to bring healing, support and encouragement to our lives — whether we realize we need it or not. Your Life Group will quickly become a place where others don’t just know your name but care about what is happening in your life. It is your opportunity to be used of God to bring these elements into the lives of others. Some are designed for men, women, youth, etc., while others focus on marriage and family or another specific interest. With a variety to choose from, we know you will find the perfect fit.

WHEN DO LIFE GROUPS MEET?

Groups meet weekly, biweekly or once a month on the days and times of their choosing.

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

Browse the groups, then use the Life Groups Sign Up form linked below to get plugged in!

 

Groups

Fellowship

1 p.m. Saturdays

Group Leader: Brenda Raaen
Meets: 1st Saturday
Location: Boise (various coffee shops)

Tips on dog behavior in public. Fellowship with each other. Connect the general public to God through dogs, and through sharing church cards and coming events. Weather permitting, we will meet outside with dogs; otherwise, inside with no dogs.

8 a.m Thursdays

Group Leader: Larry Grove
Meets: 2nd and 4th Thursdays
Location: Meridian (Teri\’s Cafe; Fairview and Eagle)

Men\’s fellowship in our everyday walk in the world and the Lord Jesus Christ.

6 p.m. Tuesdays

Group Leaders: Randy and Michelle Leverett
Meets: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
Location: Eagle (Eagle Rd and Chinden

Our group\’s focus is to give empty-nester-age couples, who are new to Life Church, an opportunity to meet other Life Church couples in this season of life. We share a themed potluck meal, and then gather after the meal for fun conversation, discussion and prayer.

6:30 p.m. Fridays

Group Leader: Mark Edgar
Meets: 2nd and 4th Fridays
Location: Meridian (Firehouse Subs on Eagle Rd)

A group with common interests in the Lord, the Word and motorcycles – and fellowship on all three. Some ride and some don\’t. In addition to the fellowship, we are doing a study of the book of John.

Meeting time varies

Group Leader: Leslie Haxton
Meets: Once a month
Location: varies

Little Appleseeds is a field trip group for the homeschooling families of Life Church. We meet once a month for get-togethers at various places to learn and explore new things through hands-on educational play. No matter where you are on your homeschooling journey, come be a part of Little Appleseeds.

6 p.m. Sundays

Group Leaders: Alex and Lyuba Galenko
Meets: 2nd and 4th Sundays
Location: Meridian (Chinden & Locust Grove)

Join us for a potluck and fellowship, as we develop friendships, study the Bible, and seek God\’s wisdom and direction for our lives and ministry.

6:30 p.m. Fridays

Group Leaders: Korby and Tracy Rhodes
Meets: 1st and 3rd Fridays
Location: Meridian (Life Church)

To develop camaraderie with all veterans & their spouses and to lead them into a life of spiritual strength and renewal.

Growth

2 p.m. Tuesdays

Group leader: Helen Falsani
Meets: every week
Location: Meridian (Life Church)

The book of Zechariah. Study, prayer, praise reports and fellowship. This group is currently comprised mostly of seniors, both men and women; all ages are welcome to come and join the group.

11:45 a.m Thursdays

Group leader: Pete Trammell
Meets: 2nd and 4th Thursdays
Location:Meridian (Scentsy Commons Café, Eagle Rd. and Pine Ave.)

Business group for business leaders and owners that\’s intended for encouragement, prayer, discussion of marketplace ministry, networking, and lifting each other up.

1:30 p.m. Fridays

Group Leader: Wendi Curtis
Meets: 3rd Friday
Location: Meridian (Deja Brew Coffee Shop, Main St. and Pine Ave.)

God is raising up an army of artists to bring cultural transformation through the arts. The group focus will be on visual art and writing. No experience required. We will be expanding our boundaries with creative freedom in a safe environment.

9 a.m. Saturdays

Group Leader: Pete and Tanda Tomchak
Meets: Every Saturday
Location: Meridian (Life Church Clubhouse)

Join us for the nine-week course from March 16-May 11 with DVD lessons following Dave Ramsey\’s \”Financial Peace University.\” We will discuss Dave\’s proven plan for handling money, eliminating debt, and building wealth. This class will require participants to purchase the course or booklet online so they can follow along with the classes. All adults are welcome.

7 p.m. Tuesdays

Group Leader: Elizabeth Fields
Meets: Every Tuesday
Location: Boise (Near Timberline High School and Apple Ave.)

Come join us as we study Andrew Wommack\’s teachings, beginning with \”A Better Way to Pray.\” Our time together will also include fellowship and prayer.

6:30 p.m. Thursdays

Group Leader: Il\’ya Galenko
Meets: 2nd and 4th Thursdays
Location: Meridian (Lucky Perk Coffee, Ustick Road and Eagle Road)

\”Till we all come…unto a perfect man,\” Ephesians 4:13. A group ideally for people looking to go deeper in the Word, in the Spirit, and walk out God\’s plan in their lives – all the way to \”perfect!\”

6:30 p.m. Thursdays

Group Leader: Kari Bankston
Meets: Every Thursday
Location: Meridian (Locust Grove Road and Amity Road)

Bible study group \”Discover Your Bible\” by Faith Alive. The goal of the group will be to study the first part of Romans and to let God speak to us through His Word. We will read and write in our study booklet and discuss in a group setting. Good for both new and seasoned believers. The 9 weeks study booklet cost is $8 per person.

6:30 p.m. Tuesdays

Group Leader: Connie Ellis
Meets: Every Tuesday
Location: Boise (Franklin Road and Curtis Road)

Practical application of faith to spirit, soul and body to obtain the abundant life Jesus died to give us in our everyday lives.

6:30 p.m. Thursdays

Group Leader: Fred Thompson
Meets: 2nd and 4th Thursdays
Location: Meridian (Victory Road and Eagle Road)

Studying a series of scriptures in-depth. We will spend time in the Word, discussion, fellowship, prayer and snacks.

6:30 p.m. Tuesdays

Group Leaders: Derrick and Rachelle Dauplaise
Meets: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
Location: Boise (Hillcrest Library, Orchard St. and Overland Rd.)

Do you have a license or certificate to provide medical care? Are you looking to see how being a healer working for the Great Physician is more than a paycheck, but a calling? This group is for any medical provider, and their spouse, to come connect with other Christian Medical Providers and open up what it means to be His hands and feet in this calling. Couples are encouraged!

6:30 p.m. Thursdays

Group Leader: Leslie Williams
Meets: 2nd and 4th Thursdays
Location: Meridian (Life Church Living Room)

Psalms 107: 2 \”Let the redeemed of the Lord say so\” (NKJV) \”has the Lord redeemed you? Then speak out.\” (NLT) A safe and encouraging place to discover, refine, and deliver your testimony.

6 p.m. Sundays

Group Leader: Roger DeAmicis
Meets: 2nd and 4th Sundays
Location: Meridian (Cherry Lane and Ten Mile Road)

We will follow the growth of the Church from Pentecost to Yesterday: The promised Messiah, Pentecost, the Ministries of the Apostles, Persecutions and Martyrs, Fathers and Creeds, Growth of Christendom, Attacks and Crusades, Reformations and the New World, Modern Revivals, and the Current State of World Evangelism. Six sessions. A required $10 fee includes all materials.

6 p.m. Tuesdays

Group Leader: Mac Mayer
Meets: Every Tuesday
Location: Meridian (Life Church)

Do you feel stuck in life, not really knowing your purpose or what God would have you do? Using Mac\’s book \”Well Done: Finding and Fulfilling God\’s Call on Your Life\” as a starting point, this Life Group will take you through a step-by-step process to not only discover your fits and talents but how to use them for Kingdom purposes. Working together, each individual will develop a mission statement and a plan to accomplish it!

6:30 p.m. Mondays

Group Leaders: Al and Pamela Arvish
Meets: 1st and 3rd Mondays
Location: Nampa (Star Road and Cherry Lane)

Jesus said, \”Until I come, the works I do you shall do also.\” This study will address: rightly dividing the ministry of Jesus; if Jesus thought like God, so must we; being a son of God; acting on His behalf; and the empowerment of the body of Christ.

Marriage & Family

6 p.m. Fridays

Group Leaders: Doug and Kate Helton
Meets: 1st & 3rd Fridays
Location: Meridian (Life Church)

Childcare is provided at Life Church, and couples will join together for date night. Come join us for fellowship, fun, food and more!

5:30 p.m. Saturdays

Group Leaders: Vladimir and Galina Nasteka
Meets: 2nd and 4th Saturdays
Location: Boise (Ustick and Cloverdale)

This group is for married couples, that will combine the interest in international cuisine with love of fellowship and growing closer to God and each other.

7:15 p.m. Fridays

Group Leaders: Kerry and Ronda Baxter
Meets: 1st, 3rd, and 5th Fridays
Location: Boise (Victory Road and Cloverdale Road)

Delectable desserts and treasures of truth are just the beginning. Discover how to transfer God\’s reckless and unwavering love for us to a dynamic, passionate and steadfast relationship with your spouse.

6:30 p.m. Tuesdays

Group Leader: Enrique Balmaceda
Meets: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
Location: Boise (McMillan Road and Cloverdale Road)

This is a discipleship ministry to guide couples into an intimate relationship with Christ founded on John 15:5 and Matthew 28:19. We will learn to understand our role and purpose in God\’s kingdom work and what it means to be a follower of Christ, subsequently learning how to \”make a disciple\”. This will be a Spanish speaking group and will begin meeting in March.

Men

6:30 p.m. Mondays

Group leader: Taylor Crandall
Meets: Every Monday
Location: Meridian (Life Church Living Room)

Men of God, and fellowship. What does it mean and look like to be a godly man in every area of our lives? This includes at home, in a relationship, at work, or in public. The world has a perception of what a “man” is, but so does God!

7 a.m. Fridays

Group Leader: Kerry Baxter
Meets: Every Friday
Location: Meridian (Life Church)

Weekly encouragement & mentorship of men abiding in His Word, producing fruit of the Spirit to influence & transform lives.

7 p.m. Mondays

Group Leader: Paul Perez
Meets: Every Monday
Location: Meridian (Life Church)

Sexual temptation is undeniably the greatest struggle Christian men face. While other books & programs address behavioral modification to sexual sin, Sexual Idolatry goes right to the heart as it truly is a spiritual issue which requires spiritual answers. Here\’s a book/workbook that digs deep & has the answers men are looking for – the kind that actually work. It draws back the curtain & exposes how sexual sin corrupts the entire man. This group begins March 11.

Women

10 a.m. Thursdays

Group Leader: Dianne Mayer
Meets: Every Thursday
Location: Meridian (Life Church)

Sisters in the Lord meeting together and contending for the truth on topics relating to areas in personal life, spiritual life, or life in our culture. There is power in women getting together, sharing life in the
Spirit. Sisterhood rocks!

10:25 a.m. Saturdays

Group Leader: Ronda Baxter
Meets: 1st and 3rd Saturdays
Location: Boise (Victory Road and Cloverdale Road)

Fellowship and wordly wisdom for moms of tweens and teens over pastries and your favorite morning beverage. Whether you\’re a mom who\’s \”been there, done that\” or just beginning to \”get there, do that\”, this Saturday morning coffee break is for you.

1:30 p.m. Mondays

Group Leader: Ann Hutchinson
Meets: 1st and 3rd Mondays
Location: Boise (State St. and Collister Drive)

Songwriting through the Word is a group that supports women songwriters by offering a safe platform to develop, share, grow and perform. We will look at our identity in Christ, why and what we write and how we can serve others through our gift.

7 p.m. Mondays

Group Leaders: Carol Moffett
Meets: 2nd and 4th Mondays
Location: Nampa (Garrity Boulevard and Amity Avenue)

Women meeting for fellowship, share scriptures, pray for one another, discuss events of the day, share hobbies & however the Lord leads. Ages teen – 100 years old.

2 p.m. Thursdays

Group Leader: Arlene Bailey
Meets: 2nd and 4th Thursdays
Location: Boise (Maple Grove Road and Victory Road)

Friendship & support for widows that are grieving, lonely & feel adrift.

Young Adults

11 a.m. Saturdays

Group Leader: Ashley Crandall
Meets: 2nd and 4th Saturdays
Location: Varies

A group specifically for young women hungry for more of God. As a group, we will encourage and activate the gifts within us! We will discuss topics/areas that young women face in life and tackle lies that hold them back. Together, we will walk boldly in the path God has set before us!

7 p.m. Sundays

Group Leader: Brett Murrell
Meets: 2nd and 4th Sundays
Location: Boise (Five Mile Road and Amity Road)

A time of fellowship, discussion, and activities for men aged 19-39, single or married.

Prayer

10 a.m. Saturdays

Group Leader: Zach Conder
Meets: Every Saturday
Location: Meridian (Life Church)

This is a Life Group designed for LBC students to come and pray for the Pastoral Staff.

Outreach

9 a.m. Saturdays

Group Leader: Lona Furstenau
Meets: 2nd and 4th Saturdays
Location: Meridian (Life Church Lobby)

We distribute prayer cloths that have been prayed over and anointed. They are tangible articles people can hold onto that gives them faith, healing and hope.

7 p.m. Fridays

Group Leader: Roger DeAmicis
Meets: 4th Friday
Location: Meridian (Cherry Lane and Ten Mile Road)

We will go out to city streets (or malls) and share the love of Jesus, invite people to Sunday worship, and pray for the needs we come across. Outings will begin with a time of prayer and worship, seeking the leading of the Holy Spirit.

Support

6 p.m. Sundays

Group Leaders: Larry and Michelle Goldie
Meets: 2nd and 4th Sundays
Locations: Kuna (Ten Mile Rd. and Deer Flat Rd.)

Teachers for children\’s ages 2-12. Support in preparation of lesson plans, prayer, behavior redirection, strengthening, and unification in a ministry of great blessing and personal reward.

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