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

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: April 2nd–25th

Wednesdays at 7:00 PM in Room 126

Call the office to sign up!

Wednesday Growth Groups (7:00 pm)

Autumn Trimester Growth Groups

  • 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! divine benefits (Co-ed Class)

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

    dates: april 4th & 11th

    Did you know that as a child of the living God, you now have Diving Benefits? Psalms 103:2 says it this way, "Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits...". These

    life-transforming messages will illuminate the magnitude of God's love for us.

  • 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. 

  • Women's Ministry: daniel

    Facilitator: Debby Tourville | room: 108

    A faith-building study of prophecy and learning how to live with integrity in today's self-absorbed society. The prophet Daniel faced unbelievable pressures to compromise his faith, to live in a hostile culture, and to confront temptations and threats.

  • Prayer Ministry (co-ed class)

    Facilitator: Barbara Johnson | room: 104

    Join us for a weekly Bible study and prayer gathering. During this time together we pray for our church, church families, individuals, families outside of the church as well as specific prayer requests.

  • new! the lord's prayer (co-ed class)

    facilitators: Pastor Rich Mariott & Bob Boddorf | room: sanctuary

    Dates: April 18th–May 30th

    In this seven-part series, Pastor Robert Morris takes you on an exploration of the most famous prayer ever uttered-revealing remarkable truths, comforting insights and a powerful dose of motivation to pray. It offers us an amazing road-map for praying with power.

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–Love and Respect

Facilitators: Keola & Joan Roberts | Room: Chapel

Discover the single greatest secret to a successful marriage. Cracking the communication code between husband and wife involves understanding one thing: that unconditional respect is as powerful for him as unconditional love is for her. It's the secret to marriage that every couple seeks.