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: Unfolded
Many men know specific Bible stories, but do they know the overarching story of the Bible? While the Bible is a collection of 66 books, the reigning theme that still holds eternal implications for our lives today is God’s powerful story of redemption.
‘Unfolded’ explores this story of a God who loves us, longs to be known by us, and ultimately invites us into His story. Though there are many heroes in the Old and New Testaments, you’ll discover the one true Hero of our faith: Jesus.
- This 8 week men’s study meets at New Life Assembly every Wednesday evening from 7:00-8:30 PM.
The Woman’s Heart: God’s Dwelling Place
Perhaps no Old Testament event so dramatically illustrates God’s persistent desire to relate to His children as the building of the tabernacle in the wilderness. Through the tabernacle God initiated a deeper relationship with His Chosen People by bringing reconciliation and revealing His glory. And certainly, no Old Testament event so richly prefigures the coming of the true Tabernacle, Jesus Christ.
In this 10-week in-depth Bible study you will be challenged to prepare your heart, like the holy of holies, to become a home for His love and glory — a dwelling place for the Most High God.
- This women’s group meets every Wednesday evenings 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 8:30 am on Sunday morning.
Young(ish) Families: Sacred Marriage For newer wed couples or young families. This study shows how your marriage is more than a sacred covenant with another person. It is a spiritual discipline designed to help you know God better, trust him more fully, and love him more deeply. What if God’s primary intent for your marriage isn’t to make you happy . . . but holy?
Sacred Marriage doesn’t just offer techniques to make a marriage happier. It does contain practical tools, but what married Christians most need is help in becoming holier husbands and wives. Sacred Marriage offers that help with insights from Scripture, church history, time tested wisdom from Christian classics, and examples from today’s marriages.
- This 8 week study is facilitated by Nate & Rebecca Thomas.
- Group meets at Gary & Joy Bye’s home every Sunday evening from 5:00-7:00 PM.
Fearless Coversation: Why is Grace so Amazing? Why is Grace So Amazing? examines Scripture from Acts, Galatians, 1 Thessalonians, 1 & 2 Corinthians, Romans and Ephesians. Authentic discussions on questions such as “Can God change someone – even if they don’t want to be changed?”, “Why should I praise God when my life is hard?”, “Can I be good enough to please God?” 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.
1 Corinthians: 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.
Romans: Exploring the riches of the book of Romans The study of the Book of Romans has often proven to be a life-changing exercise. Throughout the history of the church, lives have been radically transformed through the impact of Paul’s Epistle to the Romans. Come join us as we open up our lives to also be transformed by this letter.
- Group meets on Monday evenings from 6:30 – 8:00 PM at Sky and Kari Shelton’s home. 509-856-4907
New Member Group: Interested in finding out more about church membership? Check our our new member group. This five week Life Group explores the beliefs and values of New Life – Kittitas along with the privileges, commitment, and responsibilities of being a member.
- Group is led by Gary Bye and meets at Arthur and Alyssa Morken’s home on Friday evenings at 6:30 pm
The Cross of Cross With compelling honesty this John Stott study confronts this generation with the centrality of the cross in God’s redemption of the world
Why should an object of Roman distaste and Jewish disgust be the emblem of our worship and the axiom of our faith? And what does it mean for us today?
This study points to how at the cross we find the majesty and love of God disclosed, the sin and bondage of the world exposed.
- 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.
Transformed Communities: Studies in God’s history of transforming individuals and communities Each week this group will look at a historical incident of God radically transforming a community and and search for answers to how God can be more active in our lives and community. Are you open to God’s radical transformation? Are you interested in having God radically transform your life and our community? If so, check out this 8 week group.
- Group meets at Keith and Marsha Andree’s home in Kittitas on Sunday evenings at 5 pm.
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.