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

10 a.m. Saturdays

Group Leader: Brenda Raaen
Meets: 1st Saturday
Location: Boise

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.

8 a.m Thursdays

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

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 & 4th Tuesdays
Location: Eagle Rd and Chinden, Eagle

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.

Saturdays

Group Leaders: Eric and Michelle Hoidal
Meets: Varies
Location: Victory and Cloverdale, Boise

Gathering to watch college football. Schedule depends on game times. Families welcome.

6:30 p.m. Thursdays

Group Leaders: Gene and Cathie Schock
Meets: 1st and 3rd Thursdays
Location: Eagle Road and McMillan Road, Meridian

We will watch a series by Keith Moore called \”Hear and be Healed.\” He teaches that God\’s Word is medicine to our body. Our time together will also include discussion, fellowship, prayer and snacks.

6:30 p.m. Fridays

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

A group with common interest in the Lord, the Word, motorcycles and fellowship on all three. Some ride and some don\’t.

Friday

Group Leader: Leslie Haxton
Meets: 1st and 3rd Fridays
Location: varies

Little Appleseeds is a field trip group for the homeschooling families of Life Church. We meet twice 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.

6:30 p.m. Thursdays

Group Leaders: Robert and Elena Witkin
Meets: 1st and 3rd Thursdays
Location: W. Greenhurst between Midland & Middleton Rd., Nampa

The Book of Romans: Building Blocks of the Christian Faith. One hour potluck and fellowship, one hour Bible study.

6 p.m. Sundays

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

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.

Growth

2–3:30 p.m. Tuesdays

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

Chapters 11 and 12 of the book of Daniel. 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 welcomed to come and join the group.

11:45 a.m Thursdays

Group leader: Mike and Tina Apostolou
Meets: 2nd & 4th Thursdays
Location: Scentsy Commons Café, Eagle Rd. and Pine Ave, Meridian

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

6 p.m. Saturdays

Group Leader: Roger DeAmicis
Meets: 1st and 3rd Thursdays
Location: Cherry Lane and Ten Mile Rd, Meridian

Exploring C.S. Lewis\’, \”Mere Christianity\”. In \”Mere Christianity\”, C.S. Lewis explores the common ground upon which all of those of the Christian faith hold in common: The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality. \”Mere Christianity\” is a powerful apologetic for the Christian faith. $25 per person and includes all materials. 9 sessions.

1:30 p.m. Fridays

Group Leader: Wendi Curtis
Meets: 1st and 3rd Fridays
Location: Life Church lobby

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.

7 p.m. Mondays

Group Leader: Pete and Tanda Tomchak
Meets: Every Monday
Location: Life Church Fusion Room

Dave Ramsey\’s Financial Peace University. Join us for the 9 week course with DVD lessons from Dave Ramsey, with discussion to follow. All adults are welcome.

6:30 p.m. Thursdays

Group Leader: Mac Meyer
Meets: Every Thursday
Location: Life Church Living Room

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 gifts 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 p.m. Sundays

Group Leader: Roger DeAmicis
Meets: Every Sunday
Location: Cherry Lane and Ten Mile Rd, Meridian

How We Love: Growing in Relational Intimacy. How We Love is open to anyone married, engaged, or divorced. Longing for a relationship with more harmony and less conflict? Identify missteps and what you can do about it. How We Love is about discovering your love style and enhancing your marriage (or any primary relationship in your life). $20 per person and includes all materials. Meets weekly for 9 weeks. Weekly homework will be required.

6:30 p.m. Mondays

Group Leader: Wade and Jillian Moore
Meets: 1st and 3rd Mondays
Location: Linder Rd. and Chinden Blvd., Meridian

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.

6:30 p.m. Thursdays

Group Leaders: Alex and Lyuba Galenko
Meets: 2nd and 4th Thursdays
Location: Locust Grove and Chinden Blvd., Meridian

We will meet to fellowship and study the Bible in order to implement Kingdom principles in different areas of our lives: marriage, ministry, business, relationships, etc.

7 p.m. Tuesdays

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

Come join us as we study Andrew Wommack\’s teachings, begininning with \”Spirit, Soul & Body.\” Our time together will also include fellowship and prayer.

6:30 p.m. Thursdays

Group Leader: Il\’ya Galenko
Meets: Every Thursday
Location: Lucky Perk Coffee, Ustick and Eagle, Meridian

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

Marriage & Family

6 p.m. Fridays

Group Leaders: Doug and Kate Helton
Meets: 1st & 3rd Fridays
Location: Life Church Fusion Room

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: 1st and 3rd Saturdays
Location: Ustick and Cloverdale, Boise

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: Victory and Cloverdale, Boise

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 Leaders: Chuck and Reagan Elliott
Meets: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays
Location: State St. and Star Rd., Star

Meet twice a month at our home to seek and gain a better understanding of God\’s purpose and perspective for marriage. Study and discussion based on Dr. Tony Evans, Kingdom Marriage book and videos.

6:30 p.m. Tuesdays

Group Leaders: Derrick and Rachelle Dauplaise
Meets: 1st and 4th Tuesdays
Location: Hill Rd. and Lancaster Dr., Boise

In Making Marriage Work, couples married within the last 5 years can find a safe place to get real about marriage. This group will focus on utilizing specific tools to facilitate trust, connection, communication, and a deeper understanding of who God has called you to be, \”together.\”

6:30 p.m. Saturdays

Group Leaders: Alex and Lyuba Galenko
Meets: 2nd and 4th
Location: Chinden and Locust Grove, Meridian

We will meet to have group discussions about how to build a strong and happy marriage by using God\’s simple truths.

7 p.m. Fridays

Group Leader: Mickey and Kristie McCaleb
Meets: 2nd and 4th Fridays
Location: Eagle Rd. and Wainwright Dr., Boise

Marriage Talk – No books, no curriculum – the group determines the topic and questions to discuss. Perfect marriages not required.

Men

6:30 p.m. Mondays

Group leader: Taylor Crandall
Meets: 2nd and 4th Mondays
Location: Varies

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 p.m. Mondays

Group Leader: Pete Chesney
Meets: Every Monday
Location: Life Church (Living Room)

This is a discipleship ministry to guide individuals into an intimate relationship with Christ founded on John 15:5, “He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit,” and Matthew 28:19, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations.” 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.

9 a.m. Saturdays

Group Leader: Kerry Baxter
Meets: Every Saturday
Location: Life Church (Fusion Room)

This is a discipleship ministry to guide individuals into an intimate relationship with Christ founded on John 15:5, “He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit,” and
Matthew 28:19, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations.” 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.

7 a.m. Fridays

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

This is a discipleship ministry to guide individuals
into an intimate relationship with Christ founded on John 15:5, “He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit,” and
Matthew 28:19, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations.” 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.

7 a.m. Fridays

Group Leader: Mito Alonzo
Meets: Every Friday
Location: Life Church (Fusion Room)

This is a discipleship ministry to guide individuals
into an intimate relationship with Christ founded on John 15:5, “He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit,” and
Matthew 28:19, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations.” 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.

8 a.m. Saturdays

Group leader: Paul Perez
Meets: Every Saturday
Location: Life Church (Living Room)

This is a discipleship ministry to guide individuals
into an intimate relationship with Christ founded on John 15:5, “He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit,” and
Matthew 28:19, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations.” 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.

Women

10 a.m. Thursdays

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

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!

Childcare provided

6 p.m. Thursdays

Group Leader: Rachelle Dauplaise
Meets: Every Thursday
Location: Hill Rd. and Lancaster Dr., Boise

\”The most deceptive lies the enemy tells us concern how we see ourselves.\” Through a book study of \”Free of Me\” by Sharon Hodde Miller, we will experience the truth and impact of how God sees us. We will focus on: 1. Understanding how self-focus sabotages our lives. 2. Learn practical steps for focusing on God and others, and 3. Experience freedom from the weight of self-focus.

6:30 p.m. Mondays

Group Leader: Galina Nasteka
Meets: Every Monday
Location: Ustick and Cloverdale, Boise

We will study and learn to apply God\’s promises to us, as believers; what we have in Jesus Christ, our Savior, His \”unsearchable riches\” and who we are in Him.

10:25 a.m. Saturdays

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

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.

10 a.m. Thursdays

Group Leader: Michelle Hoidal
Meets: 2nd and 4th Thursdays
Location: Victory and Cloverdale, Boise

Developing a kingdom culture in your home. Enjoy time sharing ideas with other moms to create a peaceful and stress-free environment in your own home.

7 p.m. Mondays

Group Leader: Carol Moffett
Meets: Every Monday
Location: Kings Rd. between Garrity and Amity, Nampa

To guide, direct, support and encourage spiritual growth so that women can become mature in the Lord.

6 p.m. Tuesdays

Group Leader: Ann Hutchinson
Meets: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
Location: State St. and Collister, Boise

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.

6:30 p.m. Thursdays

Group Leader: Dianna Finnigan
Meets: 2nd and 4th Thursdays
Locations: Life Church Clubhouse Room

Come be discipled/ learn to disciple. Must make a 6 week commitment. $15 book fee.

Young Adults

11 a.m. Saturdays

Group Leader: Ashley Crandall
Meets: 2nd and 4th Saturdays
Location: To Be Announced

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: Five Mile and Amity, Boise

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

Prayer

7 p.m. Sundays

GROUP FULL
Leader: Bill Thomas
Meets: 1st & 3rd Sundays

Team prayer for Africa mission trips. This group is specific to Life Bible College students attending the mission trip to Africa.

6:30 p.m. Tuesdays

Group Leaders: Bruce and Sheila Thomson
Meets: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
Location: Fairview and Cloverdale, Boise

Our main focus will be discussion of Pastor Mark\’s message on Sunday with an addition of Andrew Wommack\’s teachings as time permits. Closing the evening with healing prayer and fellowship.

Outreach

8 a.m. Saturdays

Group Leader: Lona Furstenau
Meets: 2nd and 4th Saturdays
Location: 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.

Support

11 a.m Thursdays

Group Full
Meets: Every Week

A group exclusively for full-time and part-time support staff at Life Church. We meet weekly to communicate, educate and organize, and to inspire and encourage one another.

7 p.m. Tuesdays

Group Leader: Amy Boer
Meets: Every Tuesday
Location: Life Church Clubhouse Room

Freeing up cash to pay down debt. We will explore different tips and strategies for preventing money leaks as well as learning what it means to live within our means and still enjoy life! (And hopefully begin to pay down debt.)

6 p.m. Sundays

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

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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