Life Groups exist to create space outside of Sundays for authentic relationships and community. We hope that you find a safe place to know and be known in your beauty and your brokenness. They meet at different times all through the city so find something that's near you & fits your schedule and jump in.
If you need help finding a group, email Jane Burg and she'd love to help you find a group.
KATIE LUNDQUIST - SAINT PAUL
Got a song, book quote, piece of art, or a movie scene that’s spoken to you in some way this month? This is a group where people get together in a friendly, open environment to talk about art, culture, and faith. Join us at 7:00 PM on the 2nd Saturday of the month in the gallery at Awaken. Group Availability - Up to 15 people.
KATIE HOLMGREN & MARY COYLE
We are two women in mid-life who are longing to build connections with other women at Awaken. We envision a Life Group that offers: A safe space for sharing about the times when God has shown up in our lives and times when we feel God’s absence, a community of women that will walk alongside each other through the easy and the hard, and a place where pretenses fall away and we are allowed to bring our true selves into the room. Group structure and content will be based on the desires of group members. Women aged 35+ are welcome.
SARA ZAHN AND DAWN HARLANDER - Saint Paul
This fun and studious group meets the 1st and 3rdThursdays of every month. Once at BlackStack Brewing for Bible study and once at someone’s home for fun activities. The group makeup is 25 - 40 years old singles without kids. The aim is to build a support network of single people who want to do life together while pursuing Jesus. Baked goods, humor and spontaneity will be involved. Group Availability - room for 7 more!
JEN YORK - WEST SAINT PAUL
Every Thursday this group of adults enjoys running/jogging and sharing “Life on the Run.”
The hope is to make space to come alongside one another in a common experience of running. All paces and distances welcome. They believe the physical experience of running can also be spiritual and communal. They meet at Thompson County Park, West St Paul at the first picnic shelter. Group Availability - Room for 12 more!
TROY & SARA GROVES - SAINT PAUL
This is a group of people who are seeking to know & be known. A small gathering of Awaken-ites that see each other briefly at church but enjoy longer conversations around a table of good food & drink. They meet Sunday nights, once a month, at Art House North. They are young, old, married, single, with & without kids. Group Availability - Bummer, we're full!
MATTHEW KIM - SAINT PAUL
For many people, college is an important time of transition in their spiritual journey. This group, which is led by a college professor, is intended to create a space for college students to ask questions and explore life together. We will meet twice per month at Awaken. Availability - room for 10-15
DAVE & DEBBIE HEIM - MINNEAPOLIS
Dave and Debbie have three children – Jesse (13), Maria (11) and Willy (9). On the second Saturday of each month, their Life Group meets in their home near Lake Nokomis. Starting at 6pm, they eat a potluck dinner and do activities that are kid friendly and based on the interests of the group. This group will feel like an extended family gathering where kids and adults form relationships and everyone feels welcomed. Their group is made up of singles and families with kids ranging 7-13 years old. Group Availability - Room for 5 more!
CHRIS & COURTNEY FERGUSON - SAINT PAUL
This group meets once a month at their home, three blocks from Awaken. They meet after the first gathering for a potluck lunch and fellowship. The group is geared towards families with young children who need to work around nap and bedtimes, but still need deeper community. They are grateful to make space for others in their stage of life, as chaotic as it is. Group Availability - Bummer, we're full!
TONY & TIFFANY DUPPONG - SAINT PAUL (AWAKEN)
This group meets in Tony and Tiffany's home every week - they have a discussion and exploration one week and then do an open door dinner and games night on the weeks in-between. Group availability - 2
MEGAN & DEVIN OVERSTREET- ST. LOUIS PARK
This group of young couples and singles, hangs out in St. Louis Park on Wednesday evenings. The group enjoys playing games and a potluck along with occasionally getting into the community for trivia or volunteer opportunities. Their topics of study are loosely defined and the possibilities are endless! In the end, the intention of this life group is to gather, walk together, grow, and learn about who Christ is and who he calls us to be. Group Availability - Bummer, we're full!
LAURIE & KEN HUBIN - WOODBURY
Our 2nd Half of Life group is always open! We are gathering at restaurants, parks, and other venues throughout the city. Anyone who wants to celebrate the 2nd half of life is welcome. Group Availability - There are never too many!
SPENCER & REBECCA MORSE - SAINT PAUL
Come share a meal and life with us! Our group is made up of those in their 20s-40s, single or married. We will accommodate children on a case by case basis. While we are officially only meeting every other Thursday night at 6:30, we expect unique opportunities to hangout together! Group Availability - Room for 2-4 more!
LUKE BUER & EVA RODELIUS - ROSEVILLE
This group is made up of young couples without kids. They will be meeting once a month on a Saturday or Sunday. Refreshments and fellowship are always on the agenda! Group Availability - Bummer, we're full!
SARA & JOHN GILBERTSON - BLOOMINGTON
Sara and Jon Gilbertson live in Bloomington with their 5 children. Their Life Group is best described as Community and Conversation around a Campfire. They gather the second Saturday of the month from 5:30 to 8. After a potluck meal, they break into adult conversation and their teens will help with any little ones that come. Anyone is welcomed. Group Availability - Bummer, we're full!
APRIL & ELIJAH NEUMANN - SAINT PAUL
This group has come to be, a group of people entering new phases of many kinds. They meet at someone's home every other Thursday evening. They enjoy fellowship together over delicious food, interesting conversation, and sometimes they play games. Their goal is to come together as the church outside of the church building - building relationships, encouraging one another, helping each other and doing life together. Group Availability- Bummer we're full!
GREGG SAPP - EAGAN
This group of men meets 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday evenings at a Caribou in Eagan. 1380 Duckwood drive. These men share life together and talk about a Christian book or Bible study. And there is always coffee! Group Availability - There are never too many!
BRUCE & MOLLY MORGAN - BLOOMINGTON
The Morgans are an active couple. They are in a curling club, ski down challenging slopes in Canada and yet loving people well is what they do best. Their group meets in their home and treats are certain. Group Availability - Bummer we're full!
STEVE & NANCY OATES - SAVAGE
Nancy and Steve lead a group that is Study/Discussion based. Over snacks and dessert you will also hear each others' stories. This group will pray together and be committed to praying for each other. Adults of any age are welcome but they are unable to accommodate children or provide child-care in their home. They meet the 1st Thursday of the month at 7pm. Group Availability - Bummer we're full!
DANE & JULIA PEDERSEN - SAINT PAUL
This young adult group meets Tuesdays,from 6 to 8pm, for food, laughter and good conversation. Now and then there may be Taco Tuesdays! In Julia and Dane's home and group, two important values are prayer and seeking spiritual growth. Thomas Merton willcome up in the conversation! If you have children, please contact about accommodations. Group Availability - Bummer, we're full!
RACHEL & AARON JARVINEN - LAKEVILLE
These ten adults have some much welcomed and interesting conversation over dinner, while their twelve children play. They meet 2nd and 4th Tuesdays. Group Availability - Bummer, we're full!
ANDY & KRISTEL LEHNER - WEST SAINT PAUL
Andy, Kristel, Max and Sadie greet 10 adults and 12 kids every second Sunday of the month. They all eat together from 5-6 and then a babysitter hired by the parents cares for the kids from 6-7. When needed, this group has cleaned a condemned house, volunteered for a triathalon, raked leaves together and watched someone's children. Group Availability - Bummer, we're full!
KEN & JANE BURG - SOUTH MPLS
The Burg Bungalow hosts a life group that likes to listen to people's stories, ask interesting and challenging questions, laugh and eat, sometimes healthy snacks. The group is made up of those in their 20s to those in their 60s, married and not. They gather one Sunday and one Thursday night a month. Group Availability - Bummer, we're full!