Life Groups have one, simple purpose: to bring people together.

We believe God created us to live in relationship with others and only then can we live the full life He intends for us. Sharing life through community is part of our design, but meaningful relationships aren’t always easy to find.
That’s why Life Groups exist—to make these life-changing relationships relevant and accessible to you.

HOME GROUPS

Jamie & Sarah Mason

Blended Families Group
Where: Grafton
When: 1st Sundays  4-6pm
Who: 18+, Kids - Yes

Tom & Tani Xenos

Young Married
Where: North Ridgeville
When: Saturday 12PM 1x/Month
Who: 18+, Kids - Yes

Becky Stephens & Melinda Morris

When: Every Other Sat 6:30pm 
Where: Elyria
Who: 18+, Kids - Teens or older

Tammy & Joe Figula 

Where: LaGrange 
When:1st & 3rd Sundays @ 5pm
Who: 18+, Kids - Yes

Matt Sante &
Ray & Liz Lengel 

 
Where: North Ridgeville 
When: 3rd Sunday @6:30pm
Who: 18+, Kids - Yes

Joe & Mary Ann Hetzel

50+ Life Group
Where: North Ridgeville
When: Friday @ 7pm 2x/Month
Who: 50+, Kids - No

Dave Cottrell

Single Parents
Where: North Ridgeville
When: Sunday @6pm, 2x/Month
Who: 18+, Kids - Yes

Dean & Ashley Morningstar

Where: Grafton
When: 1st Sunday @4pm
Who: 18+, Kids - Yes

Johnnie & Cheryl Slattery

Where: North Olmsted
When: 4th Saturday @5pm
Who: 40+, Kids - No

Matt & Paula Weiss

Where: North Ridgeville
When: Every other Friday @7pm
Who: All

Garrett & Adrie Gitchel

Where: North Ridgeville
When: 3rd Sun @1:30pm
Who: 20-30, Kids - Yes

Dan & Jill
Gerome

Where: North Ridgeville
When: Sun @6:30pm 2x/Month
Who: 18+, Kids - No

Aaron & Sarah Schmidt

Where: North Olmsted 
When: 1x/Month Sundays @6pm
Who: 18+, Kids - Yes

Andy & Julie Scheneman

Where: Elyria
When: 1st & 3rd Fridays @ 7pm
Who: 18+, Kids - No

Matt & Sam Crow

Young Married
Where: North Ridgeville
When: 2nd & 4th Tue @ 6pm
Who: 18+, Kids - Yes

Women's Life Groups

Grandmas Matter:
Carol Stadden

Where: North Ridgeville
When: First 3 Tuesdays each month, 10a -1p
Who: 18+, Kids - No

Women Helping Women:
Laisa Volney

Where: Harvest Ridge Church
When: Wed @10:30am Weekly
Who: 18+, Kids - No

Ladies Formation Praying Healing Group:
Ruth Steinacker

16 Week Course
Where: Harvest Ridge Church
When: Tuesdays @ 7pm Weekly
Who: 18+, Kids - No

Men's Life Groups

Men's Bible Study:
Dwayne Davis

Where: Harvest Ridge Church
When: Weekly Tue @ 7pm
Who: 18+, Kids - No

Young Adult Groups

Luke Lengel

Where: Fairview Park
When: 2nd & 4th Sunday @ 6pm
Who:18-30, Kids - No

Dwayne & Crystal Davis

Where: Oberlin
When: 2nd & 4th Saturday @ 6pm
Who: 18-30, Kids - No

Special Interest Life Groups

Military Life Group
Clayton & Susan Gregory
Group for active and former military and family members

Where: Elyria
When: Saturday @ 6pm once a month
Who: 18+, Kids - Yes

Overcoming Addictions:
Willie Murphy
 Learn how to break free from destructive habits

Where: Harvest Ridge Church
When: Mon Weekly @ 7pm
Who: 18-30, Kids - No

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT HAPPENS AT A LIFE GROUP MEETING?

You’ve probably seen Life Groups meeting and not even realized it. A life group looks like friends hanging out together. At its core, a life group is a small gathering of people, and it is less about what you do and more about who you do it with. By participating in Life Groups, you can expect to connect with others through time together, engaging in biblically based life giving conversation and praying for each others needs.

HOW OFTEN DOES A LIFE GROUP MEET?

Our Life Groups meet for three semesters a year—winter, spring, and fall. During the semester, most groups meet once a week. Life Groups are meant to bring meaning and community into the flow of your life, so even if you can’t attend every meeting, there is still great value in joining a group.

WHERE DO LIFE GROUPS MEET?

Life Groups happen throughout the North Ridgeville area and surrounding communities such as Elyria, Avon Lake, Brooklyn, Grafton, and Wellington.

HOW LONG DOES A TYPICAL LIFE GROUP STAY TOGETHER?

Most Life Groups meet for a semester. This way, new people can join groups easily and regularly. Also, the semester format allows you to try multiple groups each year. As relationships form, some groups choose to stay together for consecutive semesters, but new members are always welcome.

IS THERE CHILDCARE AVAILABLE?

Childcare varies from group to group. When you search our directory for a group, the group profile will indicate if childcare is available.

WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE THE FIRST GROUP I TRY?

The truth is, not everyone will find the best fit with the first group they try. This is why we encourage you to select a few groups that interest you, contact the leaders and try out a couple different groups before choosing the best one for you. The simple strategy to finding success in Life Groups is to not give up. We believe there is a group that is right for everyone—including you!

Need to find a life group? Let us help!