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Life Groups

What are life groups


“Life groups are to be a small group of believers who consistently connect to pursue Christ together through studying the word of God, prayer, fellowship and service. Life groups gather to encourage and support one another in faith, through each stage of life, in order to create disciples that go out and impact their families and communities.” 


Acts 5:42 (Focus on spiritual growth)

Ecclesiastes 4: 9-12 (Strength in Community) 


Why Life Groups Exists 


We want people to Belong and lead others to belong. We here at Journey fellowship are trying to create an environment that fosters discipleship.


We believe life change happens in LifeGroups


At Journey Fellowship LifeGroups have one, simple purpose to bring people together. We believe God created us to live in community with others and only then can we experience the full life He intends for us.


Meaningful relationships can be hard to find, and LifeGroups exist to make life-changing relationships relevant


LifeGroups offer people:


1. A Place to Connect


“Yes, whatever a person is like, I try to find common ground with him so that he will

let me tell him about Christ and let Christ save him.”

1 CORINTHIANS 9:22


We were not made to do life alone. God created us for community, and Small Groups provide a place to connect with others, share life, and grow in faith together.


2. A Place to Grow


As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. 

Proverbs 27:17


We believe every person is created with God-given potential to make a difference in the world. Small Groups are a place you can grow with others to become more like Jesus and reach the potential God has put inside you.


3. A place to Protect


We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So we also ought to

give up our lives for our brothers and sisters.

1 JOHN 3:16 NLT


It is through life together that our problems become smaller, and God uses others to bring support and encouragement to our lives. Small Groups become a place where others don’t just know your name, but care about what is happening in your life and want to support you in your spiritual journey.



You can face life with the kind of love and support God has in mind for you. Now is the perfect time to find a Life Group that fits your schedule and season of life.


Groups we have to offer


Young Adult

  • Leader: Reba Kirchner Email: rkirchner19@gmail.com
  • When we meet: Sunday Mornings after Church
  • How Often: Twice a Month
  • Meeting Dates: October 17th & 31st, November 7th & 14th
  • Where we meet: Community Center
  • Bible Study: The Presence of God in our lives


Boswell Life Group

  • Leader: Richard Boswell Email: rjboswell3@att.net
  • When we meet: Sunday Mornings after Church
  • How Often: Twice a Month
  • Meeting Dates: TBA
  • Where we meet: Community Center
  • Bible Study: "Only Jesus" By Mark Hall


The Group of Life

  • Leader: Clay Bracey Email: braceyclayton@yahoo.com
  • When we meet: Sunday Mornings after Church
  • How Often: Twice a Month
  • Meeting Dates: October 10th & 24th, November 7th & 21st, December 5th & 19th
  • Where we meet: Community Center
  • Bible Study: "The Very Next Thing" Follow God. Where you are. Right now.


Howeth Life Group

  • Leader: Howie Howeth Email: howie@journeydayton.com
  • When we meet: Sunday Afternoons
  • Meeting Dates: Next meeting October 10th @5:30PM
  • How Often: Twice a month
  • Where we meet: Murphree Home
  • Bible Study: TBA


Ladies Life Group

  • Leader: Amy Ripkowski Email: alripkowski@gmail.com
  • When we meet: Wednesday Nights
  • Meeting Dates: September 29th, October 13th & 27th, November 10th, December 8th
  • How Often: Twice a month
  • Where we meet: at Restaurants
  • Bible Study: Only Jesus by Mark Hall of Casting Crowns


Fish (Fellowship. In. Serving. Him.) Life Group

  • Leader: Cheryl Jenkins Email: cajenkins63@gmail.com
  • When we meet: Wednesday Nights
  • Meeting Dates: Next Meeting October 13th @ 5:30Pm
  • How Often: Twice a month
  • Where we meet: In Homes (565 Country 668, Dayton Tx)
  • Bible Study: TBA