life groups

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 and fits your schedule and jump in.


If you need help finding a group, don't hesitate to ask. 

Email Jane Burg and she'd love to help you find a group.  

  • Denae & Jordon Ruble - Burnsville

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    A favorite past time of the Rubles is just hanging out with people and having a good time. If you are a part of this group, that is what you will do every other Wednesday night at 6:30 pm. Couples with or without kids are welcomed. The group will be invited to decide what else the time will hold.

    Group Availability - 4 couples, not including children

  • Bethany Marie Pearson - South MPLS

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    Social Justice is the topic this group will be talking about. Time, frequency and meeting place will be determined by the group. The spirit of this life-group is to "seek first to understand and then to be understood." Send Bethany an e-mail if you are interested.

    Group Availability - 4 people

  • Amy & Paul Honmyhr - North East MetRO

                                               

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    Amy and Paul have been married for 13 years and have 3 kids of elementary age. In their life group they have fun and also challenging discussions by using a variety of stories, podcasts, books, TV shows and life events. Both community and individuality are valued. All ages are welcomed and they  meet on Fridays twice a month. 

    Group Availability - Room for 5 more!

  • KAleigh WALTER - VARIOUS VENUES

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    Kaleigh and other single women gather once a month to chat about life over a glass of wine or a cup of coffee. This is a fun group!

    Group Availability - Room for 8 more!

  • paul & patty Johnson - LAKEVILLE

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    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!

  • JESSE, ALYSSA & JULIA - roseville

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    Jesse, Alyssa and Julia will be leading a Life Group for folks in their 20's. Both singles and couples are welcome to join in. 

    Group Availability - Room for 2-4 more!

  • Molly and Jason noble - St. Paul

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    Join this warm and inviting group of mid-life adults who share joys and struggles as we do life together. The group meets every other Monday at 6:30 p.m. and often shares an informal meal together. The group plans to meet primarily at the Noble home, blocks from Awaken, but may on occasion rotate homes or meet at a restaurant or other venue.

    Group Availability - Room for 2 more!

  • NIC & REBECCA CULP - WEST SAINT PAUL

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    This group of young families meets once a month to encourage one another and build genuine friendships. 

    Group Availability -Room for 4 more!

  • Gregg Sapp - EagAn


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    This group of men meets 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday evenings at a Caribou in Egan. 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 is never too many!

  • Nathanial & Deanna YOungquist

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    This group will be meeting in various homes around St. Paul as members take turns hosting. They meet every other Tuesday at 7pm. This group is aimed towards young adults in their 20s and 30s, and they love the mix of both singles and couples. They share about their lives and encourage one another through prayer, as well as read and discuss books together. Francis Chan and Jefferson Bethke are previous examples. Nathanial and Deanna are both teachers and are newly married this December. They both love St. Paul and are excited about seeing God's will be done here in this local community. 

    Availability - Room for two more!




  • BRUCE & MOLLY MORGAN - BLOOMINGTON

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    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!

  • ian jerzyk & Erynn Downey - St. Paul


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    Ian and Erynn are excited to start this life group for young adults. 

    Join them for a good discussion and fun time. 

    Group Availability - Bummer, we're full!

  • Haley & James Earley - St. Paul - West 7th

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    Every Thursday, Haley and James will welcome you into their home for dinner. All ages are welcomed . . . and dogs too! (they have one) Dinner is at 6:30 and at 7:30  wonderfully thought-provoking and heart-provoking questions will be asked and talked about. Call to talk about kids and bring a side-dish to share.

    Group Availability - Bummer we're full!


  • Steve & Nancy Oates - Savage

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    Nancy and Steve lead a group that is Study/Discussion based. Over snacks and dessert you will also  hear each others' stories. Throughout the year, occasional meals will be shared. Steve's home-made ice-cream paired with Nancy's apple crisp is always a treat!

    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

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    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 will come up in the conversation! If you have children, please contact about accommodations. 

    Group Availability - Bummer, we're full!


  • RACHEL & AARON JARVINEN - LAKEVILLE

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    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

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    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

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    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 & SHARON JERZYK - WEST SAINT PAUL

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    The Jerzyk's group knew each other before they became a group. They spend time together not only in their group time, but they do life together outside of that time as well. 

    Group Availability - Bummer, we're full! 

  • KEN & JANE BURG - SOUTH MPLS

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    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. With the exception of the leaders, 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!