Life Groups are the friends you grow, laugh and serve with. People are designed to thrive in community with others as we grow closer to Jesus. While many attend New Life gatherings each weekend, the heart of our church is Life Groups. We believe that growth happens in smaller settings throughout the week in addition to our weekend gatherings.
Which one of these groups may be right for you?
Men’s Group: The Grave Robber According to Pastor Mark Batterson in his book, The Circle Maker, ‘Drawing prayer circles around our dreams isn’t just a mechanism whereby we accomplish great things for God. It’s a mechanism whereby God accomplishes great things in us.’ Do you ever sense that there’s far more to prayer, and to God’s vision for your life, than what you’re experiencing? It’s time you learned from the legend of Honi the Circle Maker—a man bold enough to draw a circle in the sand and not budge from inside it until God answered his prayers for his people. What impossibly big dream is God calling you to draw a prayer circle around? Sharing inspiring stories from his own experiences as a circle maker, Mark Batterson will help you uncover your heart’s deepest desires and God-given dreams and unleash them through the kind of audacious prayer that God delights to answer.
- This 4 week men’s study meets at New Life Assembly every Wednesday evening from 7:00-8:30 PM.
The Armor of God a Priscilla Shirer study
All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you — unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you: your heart, your mind, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your resilience, your dreams, your destiny.
But his battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed. If you’re tired of being pushed around and caught with your guard down, this study is for you.
The enemy always fails miserably when he meets a woman dressed for the occasion. The Armor of God, more than merely a biblical description of the believer’s inventory, is an action plan for putting it on and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory.
- This women’s group meets every Thursday evening from 6:30-8:00 at Sharon Simmon’s home. Contact Deanna Hamilton for more information at 206-769-6358.
She Brews: Women’s coffee, prayer, and support. Meets the 1st and 3rd Fridays. Location varies. Contact Deanna Hamilton at 206-769-6358 for more information.
Other Pages Book Club: Meets once a month, location varies. Contact Jackie Charlton at 509-899-0095 for more information.
Mixed Gender Groups
Financial Peace University: Financial Peace University is a local nine-week class that teaches people the seven Baby Steps to dump debt, spend wisely, save for the future, and give generously. It is taught by financial expert, radio host and best-selling author, Dave Ramsey. Group is led by Nate and Rebecca Thomas.
- Meets at 10:30 am on Sunday morning.
Missions: The Where, the Why, the When, and the How
Join us as we unpack the Father’s heart for missions; hear from others about their experiences, understand the history of missions and discover how you too can be a part of this Kingdom adventure. Contact Mary Ann to sign up or for more information at 509-859-3257.
- Group meets on Tuesday evenings, 6:30, at Mary Ann Walling’s home.
Romans: young adult Bible study Come hang out with people ages 18-26 for some warm soup and Bible study. Study led by Tamie Laukala and Wyatt Shelton. 509-899-1265
- Group meets on Mondays at 6 pm at Tamie Laukala’s home in Ellensburg.
Hope in the Triumph of the King: A Study in Revelation 17-22 This is it—the final chapters of Revelation unveiling God’s plan for the end of human history. As scenes unfold with heart-pounding anticipation, we have the privilege of knowing how all of this will end. And this is the perfect ending; a climax that will not disappoint you in any way. Every wrong will be made right, justice will be perfectly served, and you will see the unequivocal Triumph of the King. Celebrate the clear and coming truth of God’s final victory, vindication, and elevation. These six messages will reveal promises fulfilled, strengthen your confidence in God’s Word and fire up an overwhelming thankfulness for the faith in Christ that puts you on the winning side.
- Group meets on Monday evenings from 6:30 – 8:00 PM at Sky and Kari Shelton’s home. 509-856-4907
You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity “How do I have a great marriage?” Setting aside typical topics on marriage, this study dive into Scripture to understand what it means to have a relationship that satisfies the deepest parts of our souls. You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity will radically shift the way we see one of our most important earthly relationships: marriage.
Whether you are single, dating, or married, this study will help you discover the adventure that you were made for and learn how to thrive in it.
- Group is led by Arthur Morken and alternately meets at Steve & Janna Isaac’s home and Arthur and Alyssa Morken’s home on Sunday evenings at 6:00 pm
Ephesians: Become Who You are in Christ The book of Ephesians is about the riches, fullness, and inheritance that a believer has in Christ. God’s resources are boundless and always available to His children. The book of Ephesians will teach you who you are, how rich you are, and how you should use those riches for Christ’s glory.
- This 9 week study is hosted by David and Marion James at their home in Kittitas and is facilitated by David.
- Group meets Sunday evenings at 6 pm.
2 Timothy: Learn to Guard What God Has Entrusted to You We were never meant to take this journey of faith alone or in secret. God has entrusted us with the great and mighty gift of the gospel, something too precious and life-giving to keep to ourselves.
- This 11 week study is facilitated by Dan Guenther and Gary Bye.
- Group meets at Gary & Joy Bye’s home every Sunday evening from 5:30-7:30 PM.
Adult Sunday School Class: Letter to the Romans
- Group meets on Sunday mornings at the church from 9:00-10:00 AM and is led by John Konvalin and Sky Shelton.
Sermon Reflection, Response, and Prayer Join together with this fellowship group to reflect on Sunday’s sermon, discuss applications, and conclude with a time of prayer.
- Group meets at Keith and Marsha Andree’s home in Kittitas on Sunday evenings at 6 pm.
- This 9 week study group is facilitated by Eric Fleischman and Keith Andree.