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The following is the list of Fall 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.


City Hill Connection

Mondays @ 7:00 - 8:30 pm // October 2 through November 6 {No meeting on October 23}

This Life Group is for newcomers or anyone who wants to get more connected at City Hill. Pastor Kent will join us to discuss our Statement of Faith, you will get to know the elders and staff along with the ministries they support, and you’ll take some fun assessments to discover how God has created you to uniquely serve Him. We’ll share life along with discussion, prayer, and treats. Childcare is provided with the costs paid by the church. The City Hill Connection Life Group is an excellent next step after the September 24 Newcomers Class, although the Newcomers Class isn’t a prerequisite for the Life Group.

This is part of the Christian Foundations Focus Area-click here for more info.

Contact: Jeff @ 952-297-5089 or via email

Julie @ 952-994-7446 or via email

Location: Jeff & Julie’s home {5820 West 68th Street, Edina}

Faith At Work Life Group

1st, 3rd & 5th Wednesdays @ 7:00 - 8:30 pm // September 20 through November 29

This group is for men and women who want to learn more about what the Bible has to say about the workplace and be encouraged to apply it. We will use the book Business God's Way by Howard Dayton for a discussion guide. There will also be time for those who want to share and have prayer about anything related to their job. Children do not attend.

Contact: Bill Lidfors @ 612-919-1775 or via email

Location: Bill’s home {8251 Benwood Circle, Chanhassen} or possibly an Eden Prairie location TBD

Financial Peace University

Mondays @ 6:00 - 8:00 pm // September 11 through November 6

We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University {FPU} is that plan! It teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions, and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more! Everyone is welcome. Each individual or couple that attends needs to buy the materials: Financial Peace University package for $100. This includes a workbook and books & CD’s of all 9 lessons. Childcare is provided with the cost paid by the parents.

Contact: Manoj Moorjani @ 952-829-8890 or via email

Location: City Hill Church

Intercessory Prayer & Healing

1st & 3rd Wednesdays @ 7:30 - 9:00 pm // September 20 through December 20

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 your needs or the needs of those for whom you are burdened. Children do not attend.

Contact: Steve Bradley @ 612-220-5107 or via email

Mary: 612-220-4673 or via email

Location: Steve & Mary's home {7420 Emerson Avenue South, Richfield}

Learning To Pray Effectively

1st & 3rd Thursdays @ 7:00 - 8:30 pm // September 21 through December 21

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

Contact: Jerry & Betty Poppe - Home phone @ 763-717-8963

Jerry via email or Betty via email

Location: Jerry & Betty’s home {6251 Magda Drive North, Unit B, Maple Grove}

Prophetic Training

2nd & 4th Thursdays @ 7:00 - 8:30 pm // September 28 through December 14

Whether you’re just starting to explore your prophetic gift or have been involved in prophetic ministry for years, join us for a time of prophetic training. We will teach about moving in the prophetic, along with practice by prophesying over each other. You will also have the opportunity to join the Prophetic Outreach Team at the Holistic Expo on November 11 & 12, either to prophesy or as prayer support.

Contact: Steve Bradley @ 612-220-5107 or via email

Location: Steve’s home {7420 Emerson Ave South, Richfield}

Renewed Hope

1st & 3rd Mondays @ 6:00 - 7:30 pm // June 5 through August 28

Everyone has struggles. It may be worry, stress, anxiety, a major life transition, or a mental health diagnosis. You may be 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 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 concerning our specific problems. 2) Prayer and support as each member talks about what they are going through. If you prefer complete confidentiality when you sign up, contact Jan Aquilina or a pastor at City Hill {952-941-7290}.

Contact: Jan Aquilina @ 612-205-1644 / or via email

Location: City Hill Church

What is a Christian Like?

2nd & 4th Thursdays @ 7:00 - 9:00 pm // September 28 through December 14

What is a Christian like in the church, home, and world? Let us 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.

Contact: Laurel & Linda Lange

Laurel: 952.693.3967 / or via email

Linda: 952-240-4727 / or via email

Location: Laurel & Linda's home {5917 Whited Avenue, Minnetonka}

Words by Heart

1st & 3rd Fridays @ 7:00 - 9:00 pm // October 6 through December 1

Join us as we grow together by practicing the art of putting God’s word in our hearts. Using

the method that career actor Bruce Kuhn taught when he ministered at City Hill, we will learn the art of storytelling scriptural passages as an eye witness might do. “We don’t memorize verses; we remember stories... in the exact words.” Adults and teens are welcome.

Contact: Craig Mueller @ 612-414-1736 or via email

Julia Mueller @ 651-808-2748 or via email

Location: Craig & Julia’s home {5609 River Bluff Drive, Bloomington}


Delicious Dinner & Divine Discussion

1st & 3rd Fridays @ 6:30 - 9:00 pm // October 6 through November 17

Do you enjoy relaxing around the dinner table having lively dialogue? Join us for dinner and discussion about a different chosen topic each meeting. We’ll launch the conversation with a guest speaker giving us a Biblical overview on the topic, and then we’ll all have a chance to share our perspectives and questions. Topics may include How to Maintain Joy & Peace in a Complicated Life, Homosexuality & the Bible, or Understanding the Holy Spirit. Dinner will be provided by Judye & Jan with a goodwill offering basket available. Children do not attend.

Contact: Judye Fawver @ 612-963-5688 or via email

Jan Aquilina @ 612-205-1644 or via email

Location: City Hill Church

Faith & Fitness

Thursdays @ 7:00-8:45 pm // September 21 through December 21

“Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better.” - 1 Timothy 2:8. Let’s do both! We will talk about spiritual fitness, and we’ll do some spiritual training. We will talk about physical fitness, and we’ll do some physical training. Come prepared to move. We will be using Celebration of Discipline as a resource, but it is not required. Everyone is welcome, including children who have the attention span to participate.

Contact: Dan Hawkins @ 612-281-7484 or via email

Location: City Hill Church - Fellowship Hall

Family Fellowship

2nd & 4th Saturdays at 4:00 - 6:00 pm // September 23 through December 9

Come together with other families. This is a family-friendly group, but all people are welcome to join for fellowship. We’ll gather in a place where everyone, including children of all ages, have space to move. There will be fun for the whole family to enjoy together! We will work on building relationships with God and others in a family-friendly way.

Contact: Mario & Jeanine Bendezu

Mario: 952-738-2733 / or via email

Location: Franlo Park in Eden Prairie in September & October (outside), Bethany International campus (West Bloomington) for November & December (inside)


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

2nd & 4th Tuesdays @ 9:30 - 11:30am // September 12 through November 28

Join us at The Hive where we encourage each other in our faith journey and in the daily joys and challenges of mothering. This group is for new moms, foster care moms, single moms and moms whose kids are all grown matter your season, you are welcome! We meet at City Hill for breakfast and sharing together. Childcare is provided. Registration fee is $40 for the Fall session.

Our Winter/Spring sessions costs $60 and begins January 9.

Contact: Karina Kittok @ 763-210-8502 or via email

Joanna Tholl @ 320-224-4184 or via email

Courtney Schubert @ 612-741-7645 or via email

Location: City Hill Church - Fellowship Hall


500 Night

1st & 3rd Fridays @ 7:00 - 9:00 pm // October 6 through December 15

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.

Contact: Paul Holmberg @ 612-840-9888 or via email

Location: Paul’s home {12655 Roberts Drive, Eden Prairie}

Accountability Groups

Many days available throughout the week // Mornings or Evenings

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.

Contact: Jeff @ 952-297-5089 or via email

Location: Various locations

Duffers Group

Thursday mornings @ 9:30 - 11:30 am // September 21 through December 21

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

Contact: Tom Gilbertson @ 612-232-5609 / or via email

Location: Various locations in Eden Prairie & Minnetonka

Conqueror: The Battle Plan for Purity

2nd & Last Thursdays @ 6:30 - 8:00 pm // September 28 through December 14

For the first time in history, a cinematic teaching series on sexual purity is here to help men get to the root of bondage, while offering proven principles and practical tools to conquer pornography and find freedom. The Conquer Series, unrivaled in its scope and authority, is not about behavior modification, but heart transformation. This life-changing, discipleship curriculum provides insights from top Christian leaders who lay out biblical strategies, scientific facts and teach men how to use God’s weapons to become conquerors.

Cost: $15 for materials.

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}.

Contact: Rick Bailey @ 952-297-5598 / or via email

Location: Meet at a confidential location


Family Devotions

1st & 3rd Fridays @ 6:30 - 8:30 pm // October 6 through December 15

Family members of all ages are invited to this group focused on learning how to develop Godly habits in our children through family devotion times. We want to learn how the Bible directs us as parents to teach our children to love God and others, and in doing so strengthen our relationships with our children. Snacks and fun fellowship time will be included to encourage deeper friendships for adults and kids alike! If child care is required for younger children, it will be coordinated based on weekly needs.

Contact: Aaron Carrell @ 651-274-6537 or via email

Jennifer Carrell @ 651-285-7401 or via email

Location: Carrell's home (7305 E Franklin Circle, Eden Prairie)

Life Together

1st & 3rd Fridays @ 6:30 - 8:30 pm // October 6 through December 15

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.

Contact: Brad Knefelkamp @ 651-235-3139 or via email

Michelle Knefelkamp @ 715-222-4473 or via email

Location: Paul & Bobbi Wichterman's home in Eden Prairie

Young Marrieds

1st & 3rd Tuesdays @ 7:00 - 8:45 PM // September 19 through December 19

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. Infants are welcome.

Contact: Jim Miller @ 612-581-8785 or via email

Suzy Miller @ 952-237-8588 or via email

Location: Jim and Suzy’s home {8676 Lake Riley Drive, Chanhassen}


Adulting at the Edge

Tuesdays @ 7:00 - 8:30 // September 19 through December 19

Do you find yourself struggling to swim in the murky waters of adulthood? How can you navigate your young adult years and still honor God in the process? Jump into community as we laugh, love, pray, and work our way through a 6-part series on the art of "Adulting". We'll learn to discern God's will for our lives, and how to best glorify God through our career, relationships and commitments. Children do not attend.

Contact: Parker Bailey @ 952-297-5594 / or via email

Aaron: 612-998-4550 / or via email

Ben Logan: 952-941-7290 / or via email

Location: Craig & Julia Mueller’s home {5609 River Bluff Drive, Bloomington}


Pursuing God

2nd & 4th Fridays @ 7:00 - 9:00 pm // September 22 through December 8 {Except Thanksgiving weekend}

Join us for a Right Now Media study on eternity. Francis Chan unpacks what Scripture says about eternity, debunking misconceptions about heaven and hell. He will inspire us to lay aside what is fleeting and passionately pursue God and His mission in light of eternity. For youth in grades 7-12.

Contact: Daniel Stoffer @ 612-239-6471 /via email

Location: Daniel's home {7301 Franklin Circle East, Eden Prairie}

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