"Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us."  Ephesians 5:1-2

Life Groups

Connecting to God  ~  Connecting to People

What is a LIFE Group?

Life Groups are weekly, monthly or regular gatherings where people gather and study a particular topic.

What are the topics?

Topics can range from anything from a book of the Bible to a particular aspect of life; parenting or marriage for example.

How do I find a Life Group?

Life Groups are almost always going on. And if there isn't one currently meeting, there is likely one to start. To get involved with a Life Group simply email our Life Group Director, Jen Vrooman, at and we will get you the info you need. 

Current life groups

  • Book Study: "Sacred Marriage" 

    Every other Tuesday over the summer (6/6 - 9/5) from 6-8PM

    What if God designed marriage to make us HOLY more than to make us HAPPY? Join us for a summer book study that meets every other Tuesday June 6th -September 5th (skipping 4th of July), as we dive deep into this marriage + Bible study by Gary Thomas. This is a book that examines how we can use the challenges, joys, struggles, and celebrations of marriage to draw closer to God and to grow in Christian character. Hosted by Jason + Katherine Smith in their home in Amherst. 

  • Women's Group: "What Happens When Women Say Yes to God"

    Saturday Mornings from 9:30-11:30AM at Sugarcreek Restaurant

    Join our Women's 50+ Group as they start a new book study of "What Happens When Women Say Yes to God" by Lysa Terkeurst. They meet Saturdays at Sugarcreek Restaurant in Sheffield from 9:30-11:30 am, This group is hosted by Becky Reaser.

  • Women's Group:  "Uninvited"

    Every Other Wednesday Evening from 6:00-7:30PM

    Wednesday, March 8th, we will start "Uninvited" by Lysa TerKeurst and meet at Nakita Doane's home in Vermilion every other Wednesday to discuss. Let us know on your connect card if you would like more information about this group

  • CoEd Group

    Monthly on Monday from 6-8PM

    Join us for our monthly group at Ryan and Jen Vrooman's home in Lorain. The typical set up will be dinner from 6-7 (always potluck style) and a study from 7-8 based on going deeper into the previous Sunday's sermon.

  • Men's Group

    Monthly on Monday from 8-10PM

    Spend the evening in great fellowship along with discussion on relevant Bible topics. Group is hosted by Ryan Vrooman and meets one Monday evening a month.

  • Arabica Men's Group

    4th Tuesdays at 9AM

    Join us every 4th Tuesday of the month at Arabica Coffee in Amherst  at 9AM for a men's gathering. Pastor Karson will be leading this group.

  • CoEd Group

    Every Other Saturday Evening

    Join our co-ed group every other Saturday evening as we dive deep into the Old Testament prophets. Hosted by Dan and Julie Hostert in Amherst, 

  • IF: Table

    Monthly on Friday Evening from 6-9PM

    Join us for a monthly IF:Table dinner and conversation at Danielle Lowery's home in Amherst to connect with fellow women. 

  • IF: Table

    Monthly from 6-9PM

    Join us for a monthly IF:Table dinner and conversation hosted by Megan Palange and Bethany Maxwell in North Ridgeville to connect with fellow women. 

  • IF :Table

    Monthly from 6-8:30PM

    Join us for a monthly IF:Table dinner and conversation hosted by Katherine Smith in Amherst to connect with fellow women. 

  • Women's Daily Devotional

    This is a safe place where we can do devotionals throughout the year, connect, and encourage one another! All devotionals are done online through Facebook, so please let Pastor Alli know if you'd like to be added to the group at