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Life Groups - Spring

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What are Life Groups?

Life Groups are our opportunity for small groups of people to get together in a comfortable, stress-free place where individuals meet new friends, learn to apply Biblical principles to their everyday lives, pray together, do life together, and serve someone or someplace in our community together. Some groups run year round, and others meet seasonally from February–April and September–November each year. This is a great opportunity to take your next step closer to Christ in a small group setting. See below for our current groups!

Groups Meeting March 6–April 24, 2024

The Zone (K–5th Grades)

Facilitator: Pastor Nicole Miller

Day/Time: Wednesdays, 6:30–7:45 pm

Location: Life Church

Description: We are committed to teaching children what it means to have a relationship with God. Our classes provide fun-filled activities combined

with purposeful Bible lessons in an environment where each child feels loved and accepted. Contact Nicole Miller at 319-290-3254 for more info.

Daniel Dilemma

Facilitator: Tim & Leah Schneider 

Day/Time: Wednesdays, 6:30–7:45 pm

Location: Life Church

Description: The Daniel Dilemma uses the book of Daniel to show how to stand strong, stay engaged, love others, and do good in the ever-shifting ungodly culture around us. Learn how to be influential without compromising your values. 

This Girl’s Still Got It

Facilitator: Paula McNabb 

Day/Time: Tuesdays, 10:30 am–Noon

Location: Life Church

Description: Walk through the book of Ruth as she travels from Moab to Bethlehem, certain of her calling, yet uncertain of her future. Join other women and see what God will teach you through this beautiful book of the Bible. No matter your age of stage of life, God has a plan and a destiny for you. Books for sale for $16, This Girl’s Still Got It, by Liz Higgs. Call Paula McNabb at 901-371-1812 for more info.

Women’s Health Bible Study

Facilitator: Danielle ten Hoeve 

Day/Time: Wednesdays, 6:30–7:45 pm

Location: Life Church

Description: Are you struggling with food, or with sustaining a healthy life style? Join this women’s group to encourage each other in a safe environment (no judgment!) to honor God by taking better care of His “Temple”. We will study what the bible says and put it into practice.

Women's Year Round Groups

Ignite Women’s Group

Facilitator: Emily Ganske

Day/Time: Saturdays, 8:00 am

Location: Life Church

Description: We aren’t designed to walk life’s journey alone. Let’s come together every week to get to encourage each other through the Word of God, prayer, fellowship and of course coffee! For more info contact Emily Ganske at 319-427-3426. No childcare.


Facilitator: Gina Houston

Day/Time: 3rd Sunday of the month, 1:00 pm

Location: Life Church

Description: Are you looking for deeper connections and friendships with Christian women? We invite you to hang out with us to cultivate friendship and fellowship! No childcare.

The Table

Facilitator: Kallie Greenwald

Day/Time: 3rd Monday of the month, 7:00 pm

Location: Join “The Table” Facebook page for location details or contact Kallie.

Description: The Table is for women to come together and build relationships that encourage each of us in our faith journey. The Table will be more personal than ever before, as we will be gathering in one of our homes each month to discuss what discipleship looks like for each of us, in our homes and communities. From September through May we will be going through the “Better Together Discipleship Guide.” Spread the word and Invite a friend.

Women’s Bible Study

Facilitator: Gina Houston

Day/Time: Wednesdays, 6:30–7:45 pm

Location: Life Church

Description: Are we living in the end times? Each week we will dive into Biblical prophecy and look at key figures depicted in Revelation using the study, “Agents of the Apocalypse,” by Dr. David Jeremiah. Childcare provided only when The Zone meets.

Year Round Groups

Kingdom Culture (6–12th Grades)

Facilitator: Pastor Katie Carlson  

Day/Time: Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 pm (doors open at 6 pm for games)

Location: Student Ministries Building (911 E. Bremer Ave., Waverly) 

Description: Kingdom Culture is the student ministry of Life Church, committed to helping students take their next step towards Christ. Our vision is to not only teach students what it means to belong to the Kingdom of God but also how to live the Kingdom Culture. We do this while providing students with an awesome and fun place to hang out!  

Ascent (Ages 18–23)

Facilitator: Trent & Jenni Hoins and Pastors Matt & Nicole Miller

Day/Time: 1st & 3rd Sundays, 7:00 pm

Location: Rotation between facilitator’s homes. Join our Instagram page for location info, or text Jenni at 319-596-8182.

Description: New chapters in life can feel like a mountain standing before you! The great thing about God is He is with us on the peaks and in the valleys! Whether you’re a college student, taking a gap year, or jumping right into the workforce, we want to get together and encourage one another on the Ascent! For updates, join The Ascent on Instagram @ascent_college_life.

Seasoned Saints (55+)

Facilitator: Jeanne Griffen

Day/Time: 2nd Tuesday of the month, 5:30 pm

Location: Life Church

Description: Seasoned Saints invites those 55 years and older to eat together and share life together. Stay tuned each month for meeting details or call Jeanne Griffen at 515-554-5818.

Celebrate Recovery

Facilitator: Joe Wolfe

Day/Time: Mondays, 6:30–8:30 pm

Location: Life Church

Description: Need breakthrough? These meetings are a safe, confidential place to find freedom from life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups. The purpose is to invite God’s healing power into our lives while walking the road to recovery. Childcare provided.

INSTE Global Bible College

Facilitator: Pastor Katie Carlson

Description: INSTE Global Bible College has been training future disciples, pastors, and leaders for more than 37 years. When you take INSTE courses, you will find that it equips you to fulfill the calling of God upon your life. Call the church office at 319-352-2038 for more info.

Forge (Men’s Ministry)

Facilitator: Benny Ganske

Day/Time: Wednesdays, 6:30 pm

Location: Life Church

Description: Forge Men’s Ministry exists to provide opportunities for Christian men to get together for fellowship, Bible studies, and service opportunities. We believe by helping develop men into spiritual leaders we can strengthen our families and our church, broadening our impact to the world around us. We will have weekly Bible studies on Wednesdays. Service projects are TBD. Call the church office at 319-352-2038 for more info. Childcare provided only when The Zone meets.

Mile Wide Worship

Facilitator: Jensens and McCrarys

Day/Time: 3rd Sunday of the month, 6:00 pm

Location: State Street Coffee, Denver IA

Description: Our mission is to gather the believers in our community and churches to praise the name of Jesus. We believe in the power of prayer and worship, that it will strengthen our community and grow us together in faith! Join “Mile Wide Worship” Facebook page for more details.

Prayer Meeting

Facilitator: Joe Wolfe

Day/Time: Sundays, 9–9:30 am

Location: Life Church: Zone

Description: The power of prayer is true and strong! If it’s not us praying, then who is? If we don’t pray now, then when? All are welcome as we cry out to God as one body, one church, and one people.

Zone Schedule