All new winter Life Groups will be starting up towards the end of January. Stay tuned!
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: Paul’s Letter to the Romans
Paul’s letter to the Romans covers various subjects while addressing the Christian believers in Rome. Some of the main topics covered are; understanding why Jesus’ sacrifice was necessary; the role of faith; the fact that salvation is available to all who believe; the role of Jews and Gentiles; understanding who the true Israelites are; etc. Join other men in reading, praying, and discussing God’s Word.
- This 8 week men’s study meets at New Life Assembly every Wednesday evening from 7:00-8:30 PM.
Loving Well – Beth Moore (4 weeks) & Love Does – Bob Goff (5 weeks)
Loving Well: Let’s face it—some people are harder to love than others. This 4-session Bible study kit encourages women to look to the unconditional love they have experienced in their relationships with God while extending love to others. This kit includes five Bible study journals, one leader guide, and two DVDs with teaching videos from Beth on the different types of people—those who are a joy to love, those who are difficult to love, and those who are humanly impossible to love. We will never be able to love others well until we have been loved well, and only God can give us the love we desperately need.
Love Does: As a college student he spent 16 days in the Pacific Ocean with five guys and a crate of canned meat. As a father he took his kids on a world tour to eat ice cream with heads of state. He made friends in Uganda, and they liked him so much he became the Ugandan consul. He pursued his wife for three years before she agreed to date him. His grades weren’t good enough to get into law school, so he sat on a bench outside the Dean’s office for seven days until they finally let him enroll.
Bob Goff has become something of a legend, and his friends consider him the world’s best-kept secret. Those same friends have long insisted he write a book. What follows are paradigm shifts, musings, and stories from one of the world’s most delightfully engaging and winsome people. What fuels his impact? Love. But it’s not the kind of love that stops at thoughts and feelings. Bob’s love takes action. Bob believes Love Does.
When Love Does, life gets interesting. Each day turns into a hilarious, whimsical, meaningful chance that makes faith simple and real. Each chapter is a story that forms a book, a life. And this is one life you don’t want to miss.
Light and fun, unique and profound, the lessons drawn from Bob’s life and attitude just might inspire you to be secretly incredible, too.
- This women’s group meets every Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00PM at New Life Church. Contact Deanna Hamilton for more information at 206-769-6358.
(W)holy Health: Women’s workout!
Need some friends to keep you accountable to work out? Join other women to do some fun workouts through BeachBody on Demand. Sweat and laugh and get to know other women!
- This group meets Monday and Thursday mornings at 9AM at New Life Church
Without Rival: Embrace Your Identity and Purpose in an Age of Confusion and Comparison
There is a reason we look at others as rivals and limit ourselves to comparison and competition. We have an enemy assaulting our mind, will, and emotions in the hope that we’ll turn on ourselves and each other. It’s a cycle that isolates us from intimate connections, creates confusion about our identity, and limits our purpose.
In Without Rival, bestselling author Lisa Bevere shares how a revelation of God’s love breaks these limits. You’ll learn how to stop seeing others as rivals and make the deep connections with your Creator you long for–connections that hold the promise of true identity and intimacy. With biblically sound teaching filled with prophetic insight for our day, Lisa uses humor and passion to challenge you to
· Flip rivalry so it brings out the best in you
· Stop hiding from conversations you need to be a part of
· Answer the argument that says women are unfit, easily deceived, and gullible
· Dismantle gender rivalry and work with the men in your life
It’s time to step forward to live a life without rival.
- This group meets Wednesdays at 6PM at the church – Contact Lorie Ames 509-929-2916
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
Young(ish) Families – 1 John: Christian Holiness and Love – Timothy Keller
Dig in to the First Letter of John through this study by Timothy Keller. Exploring the importance of holiness, love, and guarding our faith against false teachings. Join other young families going through this enriching study!
- This 8 week study is facilitated by Nate & Rebecca Thomas.
- Group meets at New Life Assembly every Monday evening from 6:00-8:00 PM.
- Child Care Available
When Helping Hurts – A study of effective ways to alleviate poverty
Churches and individual Christians typically have faulty assumptions about the causes of poverty, resulting in the use of strategies that do considerable harm to poor people and themselves. Don’t let this happen to you, your ministry or ministries you help fund! A must read for anyone who works with the poor or in missions, When Helping Hurts provides foundational concepts, clearly articulated general principles and relevant applications. The result is an effective and holistic ministry to the poor, not a truncated gospel.
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.
Kings and Prophets: 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. 509-899-1265
- Group meets on Mondays at 6 pm at Glenda Kallas’s home in Ellensburg.
Feasts of the Bible Enrich your worship of God by learning about the origin and symbolism of the Old Testament feasts and holidays given by God to his people with a six-session DVD-based study featuring Dr. Sam Nadler as your guide. Brought up in a tra ditional Jewish home, Sam came to believe in Jesus as Messiah. He served with Jews for Jesus, Chosen People Ministries, and is now president of Word of Messiah Ministries. You will learn how the feasts are still relevant for our lives today, how God’s redemptive plan is unveiled through the feasts, how Messiah Jesus is the fulfillment of the feasts and other exciting revelations.
- Group meets on Monday evenings from 6:30 – 8:00 PM at Sky and Kari Shelton’s home. 509-856-4907
All In: You are One Decision Away from a Totally Different Life
Nothing belongs to you—not even you! Discover the radical act of dethroning yourself and enthroning Christ as King of your life! Combining contemporary illustrations with the stories of biblical characters like Shamgar, Elisha, Jonathan, and Judas, Batterson helps you take the next step in your faith walk and surrender everything to Christ.
- Group is led by Gary Bye and meets at Gary’s home on Sunday evenings at 5:00 pm
Adult Sunday School Class: The Miracles of Jesus
- Group meets on Sunday mornings at the church from 9:00-10:00 AM and is led by John Konvalin and Sky Shelton.
Saturday Morning Prayer Group
You’re invited every Saturday morning from 8-9 am to come join a prayer group at the church. The church sanctuary will be open as we pray for our church, our community, our leaders, and our world.