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Sharing Life Together
To see every believer at New Castle maturing in Christ through active participation in a small group of the church called Life Groups.
We believe that growth in spiritual maturity effectively takes place in community with a smaller group of believers sharing life together. These groups (6-16 adults with some including children) put the Christian faith into practice together.
Share your interest in joining one of the groups below by simply clicking here.
Current Life Groups:
Dave & Becky Calhoun - Meets in the NCBC Intersection building on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays each month in the evening. Discussion revolves around latest sermons and application to daily life. Adults only.
John & Ellen Denler - Meets twice a month on Mondays in the NCBC Intersection building. Times are spent sharing and praying. Adults only.
Ben & Ailey Holman - Meets twice a month on Sunday evenings in Morton. The group studies relational wisdom, prays together and enjoys each other's company. Kids are welcome.
Rob & Renee Huschen - Meets the 2nd Sunday each month in the evening at various homes of group members. This group studies the Bible together. Kids are welcome.
Paul and Jenn Krabbenhoft - New group in which meeting times, location and discipleship method are TBD. Kids are welcome.
Matt & Christine Miller - Meets every 2 weeks in Mackinaw. The discipleship method varies. Kids are welcome.
Jerry & Valerie Mooberry - Meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays in the evening in Eureka. The discipleship method varies. Adults only.
Robert & Gwendolyn Myers - Meets twice a month on Friday evenings in Congerville. This group studies the Bible together. Kids are welcome.
Mike & Carmen Rassi - Meets one Sunday a month following the 10:45 service in Mackinaw. Discussion centers around the sermon and its application. Kids are welcome.
Marv & Mary Sauder - Meets twice a month in the evening in the NCBC Intersection building. This group discusses the sermons and how to apply it to daily life. Adults only.
Denny & Karilyn Schlappi - Meets the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month in the evening in Morton. This group enjoys studying the Bible together. Adults only.
Phil Somers - Meets weekly on Sunday evenings in Mackinaw for a book study. Men only.
Kyle and Diane Krall - Meets twice a month in the NCBC Intersection Building and members’ homes. The group enjoys studying books together as well as extended time of prayer. Kids are welcome.
Steve and Kathy Schlappi -
Why do you call them 'Life Groups' instead of 'Small Groups'?
The name of such groups varies from church to church. We call them 'Life Groups' because we want those who participate to learn the joy of sharing life together with other believers.
What is your purpose for these groups?
The primary purpose is to foster growth in spiritual maturity as the group grows in relationship with one another.
What kinds of things do these groups do?
The groups have six primary elements which are: fellowship, prayer, topical studies, evangelistic efforts, serving one another, and growing in life surrender as worshippers.
How often do they meet?
Most meet twice a month but some meet weekly or monthly.
How can I get more information about being a part of one?
You can express your interest on our website or stop by our welcome desk.