We were actually made for it.  But community doesn't just happen, you have to be intentional about it.  This is the very reason we offer Life Groups here at Emmanuel.   Groups are safe places where people can ‘let down’ and truly enjoy the company of each other.  Groups are a smaller setting of friends who continue to discover Jesus, together.  Groups are people who can laugh or cry together, and in the end, know the people around them have their back in prayer.  Jesus understood that life happens in circles, not in rows ... He had his own circle of 12!   We encourage you to dive into a Life Group this semester!   Find one that works for you, commit to it, and watch what God will do in your life.

The Spirit-Filled Life

If you are interested in living the spirit-filled life and the principals of spirit-filled ministry

found in the New Testament, this class is for you.

Leader: John Huffman

Time/Location: Sunday mornings at 9:00 am in rooms 102/103 at EF

Start date: This class is on-going, no sign up required

Cost: No cost


Every Man a Warrior

Men, you will learn to walk with God for a lifetime, love your wife, train your children, go to God and do what’s right in hard times, use your money wisely, fight to stay morally pure, and to fulfill your God given assignment to pass these spiritual truths on.
Leader: Bob Barr

Orientation/informational meeting: Sunday, Sept 13 after church in room 101 Start date/time/location: Will be discussed at orientation
Cost: $36.00 for the workbooks

Life Together

Our group will discuss and examine the issues of everyday life through the lens of God’s word as we do life together as a family.
Leaders: Joel and Susan Lensch
Time/Location: 14805 Redman Ave., Twice a month

Meeting  the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at 5:00 pm
Cost: No Cost
Contact: or

Marriage Matters

This is a group for married couples from Boomers to Millennials who want to grow in their marriage relationship and build relationships with others. They will be doing a 6-week study: From Good to Great
Leaders: Steve & Jean Hempel, Jeff & Sonya Rodgers

Time/Location: The 2nd & 4th Sunday of every month, from noon-1:30 pm. This fall as weather permits, we will meet for a picnic at a nearby park. That allows for better social distancing and couples with children can play while we visit.
Start date: Sunday, September 13

Cost: No Cost
Contact: or

Legacy Life Group (Formally Marriage and Family)

This group is for couples or individuals (20’s & 30’s) and will meet once a month with a potluck each time. Format will be discussed at the first meeting.
Leaders: Jim and Rachel Emary
Time/Location: 5:00 pm-8:00 pm, for first meeting: 7946 No. 154th Ave., Bennington Start date: Saturday, September 12

Cost: No Cost

Adult Game Night

The Adult Game Night is a relaxed time of Christian Fellowship for adults of all ages. We eat together at 6 pm and then play a social card game called Court Whist at 7 pm. Leaders: Jim and Diana Moeller
Time/Location: The first Friday of the month at 6:00 pm in rooms 102/103

Start Date: TBA
Cost: No Cost, no sign up required
Contact: or

Young at Heart

This group will begin meeting once a month and is designed for those individuals who

are 60 years old and over. There will be a word of encouragement, worship, food and fellowship.

Leaders: Bob & Natalie Barr, Dave & Carol Baas & Elmon &  Karen Larson

Start date: On going. Watch bulletin for specifics.

Time/Location: TBD

Cost: No Cost



Servants of the Savior (SOS)

This group includes adults of all ages who want to serve Jesus by serving others. They minister at the Open Door Mission Timberlake Center, 2017 E. Locust St. Afterwards they enjoy lunch together at AJ’s café.
Leader: Sharon Harris

Time/Location: The 3rd Tuesday of the month
Start Date: Tuesday, September 15 from 9am-11am
Cost: No Cost, but there is a volunteer form with Open Door Mission that has to be filled out and approved before an individual can serve. Gloves and masks required.



Breaking Bread Together

The is an opportunity for 6-8 individuals to gather for a meal or dessert. The idea is to meet once a month over 3 months as a way to get to know those we worship with on Sunday mornings in a more personal setting. Groups will be assigned by the leaders and contacted. Each group will then decide after the initial meeting details of when and how each group will operate. When you sign up you, and after groups are assigned you may be asked to host the first meeting.

Leaders: Rory and Vicki McCarthy Time/Location: TBD
Start Date: September TBD by sign up Cost: No Cost


Financial Peace University

Financial Peace University will help you take control of your money, plan for your future, and transform your life. This is a course developed by Dave Ramsey. There are materials required for this class which include a workbook with homework and a video that is watched during the class. There is limited space so sign up early.

Leaders: Kevin and Paige Laughlin
Time/Start date: Thursday, October 8 for 10 weeks (One week break at Thanksgiving) Location: 2605 N. 138th St.
Cost: Contact Church Office
Contact: or

Running Against the Wind

For many Christians ‘living the Christian life’ is a struggle and the journey seems difficult and unfulfilling at times. Many questions are asked by Christians today such as ‘why is it so hard’? ‘I struggle to do what is right in God’s eyes’, ‘Where is the Joy?” These questions and many others are shared along the way in this (our) Christian Journey. This is a lesson and a journey that takes the Christian time to understand that we cannot live the Christian life, it is lived through us. It is a journey of learning how to press into the wind (working with it) not working against it.

Leader: Dee Johnston
Location: 4895 Oaks Lane, Millard
Start Date/Time: Monday, September 14 at 9:30 am OR

Thursday, September 17 at 6:30 pm Cost: Minimal Cost for material


The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Healing Hearts Ministry is offering a Bible Study class this fall. “Now about the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed.” 1 Corinthians 12:1. And 2 Peter 1, reminds us that everything we need for life and godliness has been given to us by God’s divine power. He continues that even though all has been given as a gift, we have a responsibility to grow in wisdom and character in order that we would not be ineffective and unproductive as we walk our spiritual lives. The most important gift we have received is the Holy Spirit and therefore we have the ability to operate in the gifts of the Spirit.

Leader: Dee Johnston
Location: 4895 Oaks Lane, Millard
Start Date/Time: Wednesday, September 16 at 6:30 pm Cost: No Cost


PIE: Prayer is Essential

This prayer group specifically prays for the needs of the body of EF along with other

needs as they arise.

Leader: Larry Quigley

Time/Location: Every Wednesday at 6:30pm/Prayer Room

Start date: On Going—every Wednesday

Cost: No Cost

Contact: with prayer requests


Damascus Road Prayer Meeting (Ladies Only)

This group prays for prodigals no matter what the age. If you know and love a prodigal

this is a safe place to share and pray for each other and the prodigals in your life.

Leaders: Cindy Lidgett

Time/Location: Currently Zoom

Cost: No Cost, no sign up required

Contact: prais4him@ or the Church Office


Sunday Night Prayer Service

This is a time we come together corporately to worship and pray for our church, our

community, our country. This is a family friendly service where we encourage you to

bring your children so they may see the importance of prayer modeled for them.

Time/Location: The first Sunday of the month from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm in the sanctuary.

Start date: First Sunday of each month from 6:00pm-7:00pm in the sanctuary.  

Cost: No Cost


New Members Class

This class is for those who have attended the Newcomers Luncheon and have decided

to become a member of Emmanuel Fellowship. There is a form for you to pickup and fill

out and bring to class.

Leaders: TBD

Time/Location: 9:00am Rm 101

Start date:  TBD

Cost: No Cost



Baptism Class

If you are a born again follower of Jesus Christ and have not yet identified with Christ by

water baptism, this class is for you. Pick up a form at the Connection Point, fill it out

and attend this class in order to participate in the baptism when announced.

Leaders: TBD

Class dates: TBD

Time/Location: TBD

Cost: No Cost