One of our core Values is Growth: Loving by equipping one another to live a Christian life. A Christian life includes discipleship, growing specifically in faith. It also includes fellowship, service, friendships, and fun. Living a Christian life means living like Jesus – surrounded by people on a journey with you. Welcome to Life Groups: Christlikeness in Community.

COVID-19 note: If you’ve been around for a while, you might have fond memories of being connected with a small group within the church. We want that to continue. Our smaller group and Sunday school ministries had to pause for a while due to the pandemic, but through Life Groups we are bringing them back stronger than ever!

Find a group

Young Adults

A diverse, active, fun-loving crew, this group is made up of high school graduates all the way through young adults in their 20’s. They meet on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month at 6pm. Their gatherings include food, games, bible study, and deep connections. Pastor Kyle and his wife, Menda, lead this group and host in their home in Lawrence.

Discoverers’ Class

This is a traditional adult Sunday school class that meets every Sunday morning during the 9AM service. A deep and well-researched Bible study is always offered, with plenty of opportunities for questions and discussion. The leaders, Bruce and Glen, care deeply about discipleship and solid biblical studies.

LFC Teens

Our youth group, grades 6-12, meets Wednesday nights from 6-7:30pm. Games and fun connections happen during the first half hour, and the group settles in for their lesson and discussion at 6:30. This is a thriving group led by our Youth Pastor, Austin.

For more information visit the LFC Teens page.

November Launch Group – Eudora

November-January of 2021/22, we’re launching three brand new Life Groups. Each group is currently at capacity, but don’t let that stop you from reaching out! Each group expects to grow and multiply in early 2022. There will soon be multiple groups in each of these areas. The Eudora group is hosted by Steve and Kristine Woolaway.

November Launch Group – Baldwin/Wellsville

November-January of 2021/22, we’re launching three brand new Life Groups. Each group is currently at capacity, but don’t let that stop you from reaching out! Each group expects to grow and multiply in early 2022. There will soon be multiple groups in each of these areas. The Wellsville group is hosted by Bryan and Hilary Holmes.

November Launch Group – Lawrence

November-January of 2021/22, we’re launching three brand new Life Groups. Each group is currently at capacity, but don’t let that stop you from reaching out! Each group expects to grow and multiply in early 2022. There will soon be multiple groups in each of these areas. The Lawrence group is hosted by Don and Janice Dunn.

Wednesdays at LFC

If you’re looking for other opportunities for discipleship and connection, join us Wednesday nights from 6-7:30. Grow classes (nursery-5th grade), Youth Group (6-12 grade), and Adult classes are available (currently: Women’s Bible Study led by Shelley George and A Little Perspective: Studying the Gospel of John led by Pastor Kyle Tyler). The Wednesday night fall semester is September 8 through November 17th. We’ll take a break for the holiday season. The Spring semester starts back January 19th.

FAQ’s

Want to know a few more details about what Life Groups are, how to be a part of one, or even how to start one? Check out our FAQ’s for many answers, or feel free to contact us through the form for a more detailed response.

What do Life Groups talk about?

Life Groups can choose from a large library of options to guide your group in creating community, developing deeper relationships with Christ, or providing an introduction to who Jesus is. It all depends on where your group is, and where you want to go.

What if I don't know much about Christianity or the Bible?

Life groups are for everyone, wherever you are on your journey. We want to do life together, and we want you to be part of that. Come as you are, ask whatever questions you like, and know that we are all on a journey, and we are learning and growing together.

Do I have to attend LFC to join a Life Group?

No, you don’t have to attend LFC. Life Groups are open to everyone regardless of where or if they attend church.

Can I find a Life Group for people in my life stage?

We actually build our Life Groups so that all kinds of people do life together. Most Life Groups will have people in various life stages, although there will be several groups specific to a particular life stage.

Can I bring my kids?

Each Life Group will answer this question differently: however, many of our Life Groups are intergenerational and provide space for children to come along and enjoy community together. If you have children, please let us know so we can connect you with a group that fits your family’s needs!

Can I start a new life group?

We would love for you to lead a group! Each group needs a host and a helper. Contact lifegroups@lawrencefirst.org if you are interested in starting or leading a group, and we’ll help you get started.

Life Group Contact Form

Interested in getting connected? Would you like to volunteer to host or facilitate a group? Share your contact information below and we will get back to you  in a few days.