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.
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
KATIE LUNDQUIST - SAINT PAUL (BLACKSTACK BREWING)
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 share about art, culture, and faith. Join us at 7:00 PM on the 2nd Saturday of the month at BlackStack Brewery / 755 Prior Ave N, St Paul. Everyone is welcome! Availability - room for 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 will be about sharing life together - real, authentic relationships and deep community. They welcome Twenty-somethings, married or single. At this time they are not able to provide space and care for children. They will be meeting at Awaken twice a month. Group Availability - Bummer, we're full!
BRYAN & JES SMITH - SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS
The Smith's will be opening their home to Twenty-somethings both married and/or single. The hope is to create a safe space to know and be known. They are open to a number of curriculum/discussion topics based on the group that gathers. They will be meeting once a month. Availability - Room for 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 - Bummer, we're full!
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 - Bummer, we're full!
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!
BRAD & ELISE KRUGER - NORTH MPLS
Brad and Elise invite young adults, single or married, to their home to share a drink and dessert with honest and interesting conversation. Discussion can center on current topics, personal stories, or a good book. On nice days, the fire pit is also fair game. They want to emphasize that they welcome anyone at any place on their journey. Questions of any kind are 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!
PAUL & PATTY JOHNSON - LAKEVILLE
Patty and Paul's group gathers every first Monday of the month. They discuss perhaps the sermon, perhaps God's work in their lives or they just enjoy being together. Both singles and couples are welcomed. Group Availability - Room for 2 more!
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!
JOSH & KATE PETERSON - SOUTH MPLS
Josh and Kate recently moved to South Minneapolis and are so very excited to open their home to be life group leaders. They are a group of young adults with a few small kids that gathers every other week to share a meal and group discussion. They are thoughtful, creative people that care about making a difference in their community and world. 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!