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CURRENT LIFE GROUPS

The following is the list of Winter/Spring Life Groups for 2017.

You can sign-up for a Life Group by clicking here, and download a printable version of the list of Life Groups by clicking here.

BIBLE & CHRISTIAN LIVING LIFE GROUPS

Exploring God’s Creativity

Join us as we grow together by searching and exploring God’s Creativity. We’ll investigate scientific theories related to creation such as fossil dating, irreducible complexity, and macro evolution. We want to deepen our engagement with the Creator and prepare and encourage each other to reach out so others may come to know Him, while learning and debating these issues in a Christ-like manner. Adults and teens are welcome. Childcare is provided with costs paid for by the parents.

Dates: 2nd & 4th Fridays @ 7:00 - 9:00 pm {January 27 through May 26J Led by Craig & Julia Mueller

Location: Craig & Julia Mueller’s home {5609 River Bluff Drive, Bloomington} Contact: Craig: 612-414-1736 via email

Julia: 651-808-2748 via email

Intercessory Prayer & Healing

Our Life Group has grown from a prayer and support group for parents with teenagers to an intercessory and healing prayer group. Come to one of our meetings and we will pray with you for yourself or whoever you have a burden for. Children do not attend.

Dates: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays @7:30 - 9:00 pm {January 18 through May 17} Led by: Steve & Mary Bradley

Time: 7:30 - 9:00 pm Contact: Steve - 612-220-5107 or via email

Location: Steve & Mary's home {7420 Emerson Ave South, Richfield} Mary - 612-220-4673 or via email

Learning To Pray Effectively

We will study God’s Word to discover the how, when, why, and where of praying. We’ll learn the different typesof prayer, how God hears our prayers, and submitting our expectations to Him with confidence. Our goal is to discover together to pray with submission, hope, confidence, faith, love, truth and expectancy, and rejoice as we see His answers.

Dates: 1st & 3rd Thursdays @ 7:00 - 8:30 pm {January 19 through May 18} Led by: Jerry & Betty Poppe

Location: Jerry & Betty Poppe’s home {6251 Magda Drive North, Unit B, Maple Grove} Contact: Home phone: 763-717-8963

Jerry: 612-562-3368 or via email

Betty: 612-516-1448 {no voicemails please}

or via email

Renewed Hope

We are all struggling with something in our lives. It may be worry, stress, anxiety, a major life transition, or a mental health diagnosis. You may have been or are currently in therapy, a support group, or talking to family and friends. We believe that God is a God of healing and He has a plan for us to live in joy. This group offers

an added support with a different approach based on what God has to say about our struggles. There are two parts to each group meeting: 1) Education about what God has to say about our specific problems. 2) Each member can talk about what they are going through and get support and prayer. Children do not attend.

Dates: 1st & 3rd Mondays @ 6:00 - 7:30 pm {Januarty 16 through May 15} Led by: Jan Aquilina @ 612-205-1644 or via email

Location: City Hill Church

Survey of the Old and New Testaments

Join us as we examine the 66 Books of the Bible in their literary, historical, and theological dimensions. The Old Testament points us to Christ, to His church, and to God's plan for all nations. The New Testament fulfills what was anticipated in the Old Testament, shining a spotlight on the King, Jesus Christ, and the gospel of His

kingdom. We will be using the RightNow Media series taught by David Platt. Each session will include a 60 minute video, a review of the workbook lesson {cost $10}, and a time of questions and answers. Children do not attend.

** This is part of the Bible Focus Area - click here for more info.

Dates: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays @ 7:00 - 8:30 pm {January 25 through May 10} Led by: Michael Natt 952-232-7492 or via email

Location: Dave and Glenna Shold's home {6941 Boyd Ave. S., Eden Prairie, MN 55346}

What is a Christian Like?

What is a Christian like in the church, home, and world? Let's learn together how to live the Christian life day-to-day: Equipping & empowering saints to teach what they believe, supporting each other, growing in Christian community, and encouragement to pray with others. Children do not attend.

Dates: 2nd & 4th Thursdays @ 7:00 - 9:00 pm {January 26 through May 25} Led by: Laurel & Linda Lange

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm Contact: Laurel - 952-693-3967 or via email

Location: Laurel & Linda's home {5917 Whited Ave, Minnetonka} Linda - 952-240-4727 or via email

WOMEN LIFE GROUPS

The Hive *a place to take care of the queen bee

If you have teenagers or you're expecting your first, you are invited to join us at The Hive. We are a group for mamas to find refuge, relaxation, and relationships. We will get real, build community, give women the chance to learn about Jesus, equip them to share Jesus in their lives and most of all, we love on them like Jesus. We have breakfast & coffee together, highlight a "Hive Mama", time for a speaker or topic of the day, prayer, the occasional craft, and just enjoy spending time together. Registration fee is $40 for the Winter/Spring. Childcare is provided with costs paid for by the parents.

Dates: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays @ 9:30 - 11:30 am {January 24 through May 23} Led by: Karina Kittok

Time: 9:30 - 11:30 am Contact: 763-210-8502 or via email

Location: City Hill Church Fellowship Hall

MEN'S LIFE GROUPS

500 Night

Come for some fellowship and fun over a game of 500 where we can have a great time and get to know each other. Feel free to bring a friend! In addition to the game, we will encourage a time of sharing with testimonies, prayer requests, etc. We may occasionally go longer than 9:00 pm. Children do not attend.

Dates: 2nd & 4th Fridays @ 7:00 - 9:00 pm {January 27 through May 26 Led by: Laurel Lange @ 952-693-3967 or via email

Location: Laurel’s home {5917 Whited Ave S, Minnetonka}

Accountability Groups

Get to know some guys in the church and deepen your relationships with an opportunity to pray and support one another. Join us as we learn to share our lives in a deeper walk with Jesus and his calling.

Dates: Many days available throughout the week Led by: Rick Bailey

Time: Mornings or Evenings Contact: 952-297-5598 or via email

Location: Various locations

Duffers Group

Older Gentlemen sitting around drinking coffee solving the world’s problems! Join us for fellowship, support, and great conversation.

Date: Thursday mornings @ 9:30 -11:30 am {January 19 through May 25} Led by: Tom Gilbertson @ 612-232-5609 or via email

Location: Various locations in Eden Prairie & Minnetonka

Pornography and Sexual Addiction Recovery

Break free from a life of secrecy and denial. This is a confidential group focused on recovery and freedom from pornography and sexual addiction. Learn to understand how to use many different tools to walk in a path towards personal freedom. Share your struggles with fellow believers as we pray for one another. Join us as we take a stand to break the ties that bind us and sidetrack us from all that God has called us to be. We'll use the book "Facing the Shadow" by Patrick Carnes. Pay Rick Bailey $30 to cover the book cost. This is a confidential group and anything shared within the group stays within the group. If you prefer complete confidentiality when signing up, contact Rick Bailey or a pastor at City Hill {952-941-7290}.

Dates: Thursdays evenings {January 19 and ongoing as needed} Led by: Rick Bailey @ 952-297-5598 or via email

Location: Confidential Location

MARRIAGE & FAMILY LIFE GROUPS

Life Together

We believe we exist to glorify God and to build strong biblical relationships with each other as we study God's word and learn exactly what that looks like. We will talk about the scriptures and figure out how we can apply them to our lives. This group encourages sharing your thoughts on the scripture reading and your lives as we pray about the challenges we face in our day to day lives. Everyone is welcome! Babies usually stay with parents and older children play and watch a short movie. Maximum number of people is 20.

Dates: 2nd & 4th Fridays @ 6:30 - 8:30 pm {January 27 through May 26} Led by: Brad & Michelle Knefelkamp

Location: Paul & Bobbi Wichterman's home in Eden Prairie Contact: Brad - 651-235-3139 or via email

Michelle - 715-222-4473 or via email

Young Marrieds

Looking for a place to set your marriage on a firm foundation, grow in grace and love for one another, and experience God's best for your relationship? Join the Young Marrieds Life Group and discover how to put down healthy roots for a marriage that flourishes. Come for discussion, prayer, food, and fellowship. For married couples in their 20s-30s. Infant are welcome.

Dates: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays @ 7:00 - 8:45 pm {January 17 through May 16} Led by: Jim & Suzy Miller

Location: Jim and Suzy's home {8676 Lake Riley Dr., Chanhassen} Contact: Jim - 612-581-8785 or via email

Suzy - 952-237-8588 or via email

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