small groups

Small Groups are a big deal at City Life Church. It’s easy to come to church on Sunday morning, yet live completely anonymously. It’s our hope that each person that comes to our church would live in community, and Small Groups are how we make that happen. People are a huge part of our faith journey, and we know there are some great people here to connect with. There’s a group for everyone, and we hope you’ll join one today!

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WHY SMALL GROUPS?

Because Sunday morning isn’t the full expression of living in community. We want to be a church of people that know others and are known by others. Living in community helps our spiritual formation and helps us find freedom.

WHO ARE THEY FOR?

Everyone! There isn’t a single person who Small Groups aren’t for, and we really do think that there is a group for everyone. Maybe it’s a bit intimidating to join a small group, but don’t hesitate. Sign up. It’s a decision you won’t regret.

HOW SMALL GROUPS HAPPEN?

Our Small Groups are interest based, which means that our groups are as diverse as the people that lead them. There are groups that are centered around marriage, discussion, specific studies, hanging out, prayer, hiking, etc. If there’s not one that interests you, consider leading one!

Our Small Groups happen in three semesters. We have one that runs from February to early May, one that runs for the month of July, and one that runs from October to early December. Most of our groups meet weekly with the exception of a few that meet bi-weekly.

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HOW WILL THEY HAPPEN?

There are four different types of  Life Groups you can lead. 1) Sunday service focused in person (enjoy the service together and then discuss afterwards) 2) Sunday service focused online (online discussion after the service) 3) Hybrid Sunday service focused of both online and in person 4) Free Market (based on hobby, interest, life stage, bible study etc)

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Status: Open

YA/Couples

Armando and Cheryl Ferraro

Sunday, Morning

Zoom/Promontory

We’re going to be meeting after our first service on Sunday mornings. We’ll be having discussion about the service, about life, and just taking time in general to connect. We’ll be meeting online to start, but that will change depending on restrictions. Open to young adults, and couples!

Status: Open

Adults

Andrew and Kayla Van Santen

Sunday, Evening

Zoom/Chilliwack

Our group is about connecting, growing and building one another up as we do life! We plan to build our discussions around what we are learning in church as well as have time to pray for each other and of course have food and games!

Status: Open

Moms/Kids

Alisha Trelenberg

Tuesday, Morning

Various trails

A time where moms can connect with other moms as we do toddler friendly hikes with our kiddos.

Status: Open

Women

Alita Haak and Sandi Berube

Tuesday, Morning

Virtual/Sardis

Healing Shame is a course put out by Elijah House. You will learn the devastating effects of shame, the roots of shame, the strongholds of shame and how to very simply take the strongholds down.  This course is designed to restore honor, identity, relationships and Kingdom purpose for you or those you minister to.

Status: Full

YA

Barrie and Natasha Thiessen

Monday, Evening

Virtual/East Chilliwack

We’re a group for young adults. We get together, talk about life and leadership, and generally have a great time hanging out.

Status: Open

Women

Casandra Dancocks

Tuesday, Evening

Virtual/East Chilliwack

Thriving in Babylon (a study on Rightnow Media)

Status: Open

Adults

James and Elaine Layzell

Wednesday, Evening

Virtual/Sardis

We’re a group that’s open to adults, whether you’re a single or a married couple. We’re going to meet mid-week to dig into the Sunday sermon, and enjoy each other’s company.

Status: Full

Young Families

Jared and Hannah Wiebe

Tuesday, Evening

Virtual/Sardis

Young families doing life together, seeking God and helping each other grow amidst a pandemic.

Status: Open

Women

Heidi Lueck

Friday, Afternoon

Virtual

I’m excited to gather as a group of women to strengthen and encourage each other as we walk through life and grow in our relationship with God. We might focus on different things from week to week but the goal is to walk together, be a support for one another and pray for each other. So, whether you have been a part of City Life Church for awhile, or if you’re brand new to this church, let’s walk this journey together.

Status: Open

Men

Justin Lueck

Tuesday, Morning

Virtual

Focus on building relationships, standing together, and praying for one another as we face the various challenges of life in the different roles we play.

Status: Open

Women

Jeanette Lock and Sharon Burns

Thursday, Morning

Virtual/Sardis

This series from 1 Timothy gives us the instructions for the community of believers. We begin by looking at the components of our earthly worship. We learn that our worship is an expression of a heavenly assembly. Then we’ll move further into the lessons on worship by seeing the characteristics of our devotion to God and how this should affect the earthly outpost of the heavenly kingdom we know as “The Church.” There’s a lot to consider as we move into this important teaching.

Status: Cap at 10

Women

Kristi Carruthers

Wednesday, Evening

Virtual/Chilliwack

We’re going to be going through Priscilla Shirer’s Elijah study.

Status: Full

Adults

Leo and Laura Van Santen

Monday, Evening

Virtual/Chilliwack

Our  goal for Life Group is to get together in some form and to just to care and be with each other and encourage one another in one form or another.  We’ll also take time to pray and reach out to those in our church community that need some fellowship, a visit or call.

Status: Open

Adults

Mac and Joy Bauman

Varies, Varies

Greendale

We are looking forward to both making new friends, and deepening existing friendships. It is unlikely we will be able to hold in-person meetings, so we will make the most of phone calls, emails, letters, notes, and hopefully at some point social distancing visits. Let’s encourage one another, by thinking of meaningful ways to let each other know we’re thought of, prayed for, and cared about.

Status: Open

Adults

Mike and Melissa Layton

Sunday, Evening

Virtual/Chwk Mtn

We are a fellowship Life Group. We change it up by being serious at times with thought inspiring spiritual life questions and other weeks we do fun activities and games. We are going to meet bi-weekly (limited space) in person and Zoom meetings on the weeks we are not meeting in person, (all participants). We look forward to doing life together with you this semester.

Status: Open

Empty Nesters/Soon

Steve and Jennine Czeck

Sunday, Morning

Virtual

We’re a group for empty nesters (or those nearing that season of life). We meet Sunday mornings after our online service to discuss the service, to strengthen and pray for one another, and enjoy time together.

Status: Open

Adults

Arend and Christina Borst

Sunday, Evening

Virtual/Greendale

Connecting to build meaningful relationships

Status: Full

Chuck and Bobbie Hamm

Sunday, Evening

Virtual/Sardis

A course called “The Unfinished Story” – the final chapter is still to be written

Status: Open

Women

Angela Loewen

Tuesday, Evening

Virtual/Chilliwack

My group is for women and we will be going through the YouVersion reading plan “21 Ways to Thrive By 45.” We will be reading through the short devotional and having discussion.

Status: Cap at 12

Women

Claudine Arce

Tuesday, Evening

Virtual

In this 13-session study on the Book of Haggai, learn to walk confidently in your calling, stay motivated despite opposition, and courageously invest your life in God’s purposes, trusting Him for results you may never see in this lifetime. God’s presence and promises give us courage to press on and trust Him with our story.

Status: Open

Adults

Rachelle Augustin

Thursday, Evening

Virtual/Chilliwack

Mother Teresa said, “The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.” There are times in life where we feel alone. We struggle and crave connection. God created us to connect with Him. Despite what our feelings may tell us, God’s presence is much nearer than we think. In this Life Group, we will be reading and discussing the book of John with the support of Max Lucado’s book and videos called You are Never Alone. The aim is to look through the miracles of Jesus that John writes about to remind us of the close presence and power of God. Participants are encouraged to get the book You Are Never Alone, but not required.

Status: Open

Men

Lorne Lueck

Wednesday, Morning

Virtual/Sardis

Focus on building relationships, standing together, and praying for one another as we face the various challenges of life in the different roles we play.

Status: Open

Angela Block

Virtual

Status: Full

Gabriel and Tara Charriere

Friday, Afternoon

Virtual

Status: Open

Men

Geoff Raddatz

Thursday, Evening

Virtual/Chilliwack

We’re a group of guys that get together to talk about life, to encourage and strengthen each other, and pray for one another.

Status: Open

Men

Jon and Tamara Mackie

Thursday, Evening

Virtual

I WANT TO BE A LIFE GROUP FACILITATOR

Thank you so much for your interest in being one of our Life Group Facilitators.  Below is some information that will be helpful for you as a Facilitator, as well as a form for you to fill out so we can help get you going!

Status: Open

YA/Couples

Armando and Cheryl Ferraro

Sunday, Morning

Zoom/Promontory

We’re going to be meeting after our first service on Sunday mornings. We’ll be having discussion about the service, about life, and just taking time in general to connect. We’ll be meeting online to start, but that will change depending on restrictions. Open to young adults, and couples!

Status: Open

Adults

Andrew and Kayla Van Santen

Sunday, Evening

Zoom/Chilliwack

Our group is about connecting, growing and building one another up as we do life! We plan to build our discussions around what we are learning in church as well as have time to pray for each other and of course have food and games!

Status: Open

Moms/Kids

Alisha Trelenberg

Tuesday, Morning

Various trails

A time where moms can connect with other moms as we do toddler friendly hikes with our kiddos.

Status: Open

Women

Alita Haak and Sandi Berube

Tuesday, Morning

Virtual/Sardis

Healing Shame is a course put out by Elijah House. You will learn the devastating effects of shame, the roots of shame, the strongholds of shame and how to very simply take the strongholds down.  This course is designed to restore honor, identity, relationships and Kingdom purpose for you or those you minister to.

Status: Full

YA

Barrie and Natasha Thiessen

Monday, Evening

Virtual/East Chilliwack

We’re a group for young adults. We get together, talk about life and leadership, and generally have a great time hanging out.

Status: Open

Women

Casandra Dancocks

Tuesday, Evening

Virtual/East Chilliwack

Thriving in Babylon (a study on Rightnow Media)

Status: Open

Adults

James and Elaine Layzell

Wednesday, Evening

Virtual/Sardis

We’re a group that’s open to adults, whether you’re a single or a married couple. We’re going to meet mid-week to dig into the Sunday sermon, and enjoy each other’s company.

Status: Full

Young Families

Jared and Hannah Wiebe

Tuesday, Evening

Virtual/Sardis

Young families doing life together, seeking God and helping each other grow amidst a pandemic”

Status: Open

Women

Heidi Lueck

Friday, Afternoon

Virtual

I’m excited to gather as a group of women to strengthen and encourage each other as we walk through life and grow in our relationship with God. We might focus on different things from week to week but the goal is to walk together, be a support for one another and pray for each other. So, whether you have been apart of City Life Church for awhile, or if you’re brand new to this church, let’s walk this journey together.

Status: Open

Men

Justin Lueck

Tuesday, Morning

Virtual

Focus on building relationships, standing together, and praying for one another as we face the various challenges of life in the different roles we play.

Status: Open

Women

Jeanette Lock and Sharon Burns

Thursday, Morning

Virtual/Sardis

This series from 1 Timothy gives us the instructions for the community of believers. We begin by looking at the components of our earthly worship. We learn that our worship is an expression of a heavenly assembly. Then we’ll move further into the lessons on worship by seeing the characteristics of our devotion to God and how this should affect the earthly outpost of the heavenly kingdom we know as “The Church.” There’s a lot to consider as we move into this important teaching.

Status: Cap at 10

Women

Kristi Carruthers

Wednesday, Evening

Virtual/Chilliwack

We’re going to be going through Priscilla Shirer’s Elijah study.

Status: Full

Adults

Leo and Laura Van Santen

Monday, Evening

Virtual/Chilliwack

Our  goal for Life Group is to get together in some form and to just to care and be with each other and encourage one another in one form or another.  We’ll also will take time to pray and reach out to those in our church community that need some fellowship, a visit or call.

Status: Open

Adults

Mac and Joy Bauman

Varies, Varies

Greendale

We are looking forward to both making new friends, and deepening existing friendships. It is unlikely we will be able to hold in-person meetings, so we will make the most of phone calls, emails, letters, notes, and hopefully at some point social distancing visits. Let’s encourage one another, by thinking of meaningful ways to let each other know we’re thought of, prayed for, and cared about.

Status: Open

Adults

Mike and Melissa Layton

Sunday, Evening

Virtual/Chwk Mtn

We are a fellowship Life Group. We change it up by being serious at times with thought inspiring spiritual life questions and other weeks we do fun activities and games. We are going to meet bi-weekly (limited space) in person and Zoom meetings on the weeks we are not meeting in person, (all participants). We look forward to doing life together with you this semester.

Status: Open

Empty Nesters/Soon

Steve and Jennine Czeck

Sunday, Morning

Virtual

We’re a group for empty nesters (or those nearing that season of life). We meet Sunday mornings after our online service to discuss the service, to strengthen and pray for one another, and enjoy time together.

Status: Open

Adults

Arend and Christina Borst

Sunday, Evening

Virtual/Greendale

Connecting to build meaningful relationships

Status: Full

Chuck and Bobbie Hamm

Sunday, Evening

Virtual/Sardis

A course called “The Unfinished Story” – the final chapter is still to be written

Status: Open

Women

Angela Loewen

Tuesday, Evening

Virtual/Chilliwack

My group is for women and we will be going through the YouVersion reading plan “21 Ways to Thrive By 45.” We will be reading through the short devotional and having discussion.

Status: Cap at 12

Women

Claudine Arce

Tuesday, Evening

Virtual

In this 13-session study on the Book of Haggai, learn to walk confidently in your calling, stay motivated despite opposition, and courageously invest your life in God’s purposes, trusting Him for results you may never see in this lifetime. God’s presence and promises give us courage to press on and trust Him with our story.

Status: Open

Adults

Rachelle Augustin

Thursday, Evening

Virtual/Chilliwack

Mother Teresa said, “The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.” There are times in life where we feel alone. We struggle and crave connection. God created us to connect with Him.  Despite what our feelings may tell us, God’s presence is much nearer than we think. In this Life Group, we will be reading and discussing the book of John with the support of Max Lucado’s book and videos called You are Never Alone. The aim is to look through the miracles of Jesus that John writes about to remind us of the close presence and power of God. Participants are encouraged to get the book You Are Never Alone, but not required.

Status: Open

Men

Lorne Lueck

Wednesday, Morning

Virtual/Sardis

Focus on building relationships, standing together, and praying for one another as we face the various challenges of life in the different roles we play.

Status: Open

Angela Block

Virtual

Status: Full

Gabriel and Tara Charriere

Friday, Afternoon

Virtual

Status: Open

Men

Geoff Raddatz

Thursday, Evening

Virtual/Chilliwack

We’re a group of guys that get together to talk about life, to encourage and strengthen each other, and pray for one another.

Status: Open

Men

Jon and Tamara Mackie

Thursday, Evening

Virtual

Contact us

Feel free to ask questions or leave any comments you may have!

email
bthiessen@citylifechurch.ca