Small Groups

At New Life, we believe that a healthy church happens when people intentionally grow in their relationship with God and others! 

We make small groups available so people can make the kind of close connections that might not otherwise occur in a large church setting. Our small groups come in various forms. Read on for more information or please call the office at 536-5433. 

  • Growth groups are small groups that gather at the church and focus on a specific topic. They last 10 to 14 weeks, three times a year (based on trimesters), and are typically offered on Wednesdays and Sundays.
  • Home groups gather outside the church at various times and days of the week with the idea of doing life together. Discussions are generally centered around the Sunday morning sermon to purposefully help you apply what you are learning to real life. They can also revolve around common interests, such as hiking or quilting. Some groups are ongoing, while others meet at different times of the year.
  • The Pulse is where to start if you are unsure about joining a small group. This four-week gathering, led by Pastor Mark, will give you a good idea of what it's like to be part of a group. We typically offer Pulse classes at the beginning of each trimester. 

Home Groups

Get involved in a home group to coincide with our  Message series. Groups will cover additional material on the back of our weekly bulletin as a supplement to the Sunday morning message.


For more information on joining a home group or hosting your own, email Pastor Suz at suzanne@aboutnewlife.com.

The Pulse

New to New Life? Want to get more involved? The Pulse is a four-week small group led by Pastor Mark Tucker that will introduce you to our vision and values. You will meet other staff members and leaders, and receive info about the history, mission and purpose of New Life Community Church. You will have the opportunity to find out about various ways to serve, as well as apply for church membership if you desire. At New Life, we believe  if you have a pulse, you have a purpose!


NEXT PULSE: January 10th–January 31st

Wednesdays at 7:00 PM in Room 126

Call the office to sign up!

Wednesday Growth Groups (7:00 pm)

winter Trimester: january 10th–March 21st

  • First Things First

    Facilitators: Mike Gibson & John Smessaert | Room: 127 | Suggested Donation: $5

    First Things First is an ongoing Bible study for new and returning believers. You will learn the cornerstone principles of the Christian faith and how to grow in your spiritual walk. Get to know others from the church and build friendships that will last a lifetime! Class also offered on Sunday.

  • New! game changer (Co-ed Class)

    Facilitators: Pastor Rich Mariott & Bob Boddorf | room: Sanctuary

    Life is full of countless decisions.Scattered between all those little decisions are the big ones...game-changing decisions that literally determine the course of your life. But then there's the ultimate game changer...the most important decision you'll ever make.

  • Men's Ministry: Men Under Construction

    Facilitator: Ron Owen | room: 105

    Not perfect? Not a problem. Our Under Construction study for men meets each week to discuss Biblical topics relevant to everyday life and offers practical guidelines for living as a powerful Christian in these times. Get built up as you become the man of God that Christ has called you to be. 

  • New! Women's Ministry: Discerning the voice of god

    Facilitator: Debby Tourville | room: 108

    Discover the root to clear and daily communication with God-humble obedience. Learn how surrender unlocks His many blessings intended for us, centers us in His will, and helps us discern His voice in everyday life.

  • Prayer Ministry: intercessory prayer

    Facilitators: Barbara Johnson | room: 104

    Discover the vital role our petitions play in God's plan as Dutch Sheets explains the nuts and bolts of prayer in eight 30-minute teachings. He offers biblical teaching and practical tools that will equip you to become a bolder, more effective intercessor.

  • changes that heal

    facilitators: bob evans & martha smalley | Book: $10 | class: $5 | room: 134

    Christians can suffer from a wide range of emotional problems, including anxiety, loneliness, grief over broken relationships and feelings of inadequacy. Changes that Heal teaches you biblical, easy-to-adopt techniques that will heal wounds of the past and help you get the most out of life and relationships.

Sunday at 9:00 AM

Adult Bible Study (ongoing)

Facilitator: Darrill Sturgeon | Room: Chapel

Join us weekly for hymn singing, testimonies, prayer and studying God's Word.

First Things First (ongoing)

Facilitators: Bob & Becky Boddorf | Room: 134

First Things First is for new and returning believers to learn the cornerstone principles of the Christian faith. Get to know others from the church as you grow in your spiritual walk!

Sunday at 11:00 AM

Marriage on the Rock

Facilitators: Keola & Joan Roberts | Room: Chapel

Marriage doesn’t have to be full of frustration and disappointment, you can have a passionate relationship that will stand the test of time. Leading marriage authority Jimmy Evans discusses practical real-life challenges and offers easy to understand solutions even if you are the only one willing to work on the relationship.

What does the Bible say about Hell?

Facilitator: Bob Evans | Room: 134

Join us for a weekly Bible study with open discussions. Topical studies of Pastor Mark's sermons as well as a four to six week study on "What does the Bible say about Hell?".