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LIFE GROUPS

Life is Better Connected!

Joining a Life Group gives you a personal and relational context to GATHER with others, GROW to be more like Christ, and GO with a cultivated a heart for others. Let us help you find the Life Group that is right for you.

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Join A Connect Group!

This Fall we are kicking off new Life Groups through an 8-week Connect Group experience. Find community, build relationships, and grow together as you learn how to make the most of the group experience. Connect Groups kick-off the week of September 12. Register today!
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Connect To An Existing Life Group

Life Groups move people from the Sunday morning teaching and worship environment to meeting in a small group in a member's home for fellowship, prayer, and study. The essential task of a Life Group is to know one another by asking what God is doing in and through them each week. We strive to apply biblical truths to our daily lives, serve as a group, and support and encourage each other through prayer.

Starting A New Life Group

Do you enjoy fellowship and believe in the power of community? If you answered "YES!", then you may want to start a new Life Group. Passion for Christ and compassion for others are the primary qualifications needed. Training and support are provided as well as an 8-week starter curriculum called Community. If you are ready to start a Life Group or have questions please reach out to our team.

Available Life Groups

We are a group of married empty nesters (or nearly there) with ages ranging between 40's-60's.  We are currently meeting on Zoom.  Currently we are studying the gospel of John as we share our lives and experiences together.  

Age range: 40's-60's

Life Stage: Married, empty nesters, nearly empty nesters

Children: No

Childcare: No

Location: Afton Glen area in Springfield

Meeting Time: Fridays at 7pm

Our life group meets every Friday for fellowship, a Bible study and prayer. Young children are welcome. The life group will arrange for babysitting for a small cost if the families agree. Topics of the group study will be based on the desires of the group. 

Life Stage: Any are welcome

Children: Always Welcome

Childcare: Yes

Meeting Time: Fridays

With the Bible and other recovery tools of 12-step programs, we are couples committed to restoring healthy communication, caring, and greater intimacy and connection in our relationships - with God and each other. Our group seeks to help couples find freedom from dysfunctional patterns in relationships.
We want to build marriages to display God's glory and patterned after Jesus' covenant commitment to His church. We may have been separated or near divorce due to addictions and intimacy problems. We now seek, in community, to build functional and edifying relationships as we grow together as couples.

Our group is made up of six couples who have been meeting together for years (10 at least). We are a very close group of made up of retired, single, married and Empty-Nesters with an eclectic character. All our children are out-of-the-nest; we meet two times a month on Monday but this can flex for travel schedules to visit children and grandchildren! We share our lives and pray for each other and do Bible study in between. Age range is 50s-60s.  

Age Range: 50's-60's

Life Stage: Retired, Single, Married, Empty-Nesters

Children: No

Childcare: No

Location: Fairfax Station

We love the Word of God, love discussing it and how it pertains to our daily lives, currently we are study 2 Corinthians. We are currently meeting every other Thursday with plans to meet every week as the group grows. We are located in Fairfax Station near Clifton.  We are a group of retired and nearly empty-nesters and are currently one of the oldest groups in the church (age-wise).  All are grandparents but we welcome younger members!  

Life Stage: Retired, Nearly Empty Nesters (But Younger members welcome!)

Children: Yes

Childcare: No

Location: Fairfax Station

Meeting Time: Thursday

This group meets on Sunday evenings in Broad Run, VA (Haymarket, Gainesville, Bristow, and west Manassas area). We break bread, share life and pray for one another. We are open to all, and children are welcome. Dinner, study and prayer between 5:00-7:30 pm.

Children: Always Welcome

Location: Broad Run

Meeting Time: Sunday

We are a group of couples who have children, gathering together for encouragement, fellowship, study and prayer.

Childcare is covered by the parents at their home as husbands meet together one week and wives the next week. We'll have a family social one weekend day each month, where husbands, wives and children all meet together.

Life Stage: Couples with kids

Children: Yes

Childcare:   Childcare is covered by the parents at their home as husbands meet together one week and wives the next week.

Meeting Time: Thursday Evenings

Meeting Location: Springfield

Young women, 'mature' women, single women, engaged women, married women attending solo, divorced women...all are welcome to this Women-only group! We meet on Monday nights for fellowship and encouragement in the West Springfield home of one of our group members and we also have a social once a month. Very close group made up mostly of 50-60s. No childcare available.

Age Range: 50's-60's

Life Stage: Young, Single, Engaged, Married Women

Childcare: No

Location: Springfield

Meeting Time: Monday

This is a life group for parents/adults, married or single, in their 30's and 40's.  (No childcare provided.)  We like to have fun because laughter is good medicine!  We are about building one another up and spurring each other on in our relationships with Christ.  We meet on Monday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm for snacks/dessert, prayer, and fellowship.  Check out our video at the top of the page!

Age Range: 30's-40's

Life Stage: Parents/Adults, Married or Single

Children: Yes

Childcare: No

Meeting Time: Monday

Come share your struggles and triumphs, pray, and grow in faith with other moms of young children.

Age Range: 20's-50's

Life Stage: moms with young children (infant to middle school)

Children: No

Childcare: No (we meet when the kids are typically in bed)

Meeting Time: 8-9:30pm every other Monday evening (twice monthly)

Meeting Location: West Springfield

The core of our group has been together 15 years!  Many have come and gone over the years, with come coming back!  Along the way, we have grown very fond of one another, built a big reservoir of trust with openness and transparency.  We are mostly empty nesters with ages ranging from 40s-60s.  However, we would welcome the return of young families, allowing us to love on kids and become more multi-generational. 

We mostly live from Springfield and Burke to the Potomac, each of us taking turns hosting our group.  Even if you can’t host you are welcome! 

This fall we hope to return to face-to-face meetings as long as weather allows.  We meet twice a month. Our meetings typically include a time of fellowship, devotion and prayer, and we have done all manner of bible studies, from books to video-based series.  Again children are welcome but we currently do not have childcare available. 

Age Range: 40's-60's

Life Stage: Empty-Nesters but younger families are welcome!

Children: Yes

Childcare: No

Location: Springfield and Burke

Meeting Time: Twice a Month

This brand-new group forming Oct 2020 is ideal for families with school-age children in the South County/Crosspointe area.  We will meet 1st and 3rd Sundays from 4:30-6 for dinner and fellowship (and football!).  We will be studying the book “When God Interrupts” by Craig Barnes (perfect for 2020!)  Childcare provided for elementary age children.

Children: Yes

Childcare: Yes

Location: South County/Crosspointe

Meeting Time: 1st and 3rd Sunday

We welcome both singles and couples (generally 40s and older) who want to grow in fellowship and faith. We are all empty nesters but we welcome everyone to join!  (Seriously, we have had all ages).  We meet weekly on Sundays.  No pressure to attend every week, come and go as you need.  We have social time and Bible Study with group discussion and prayer.  We would love for you to join us.  We have lots of fun and really try to encourage each other.  Sorry no childcare at this time.

Age Range: 40's + (All are welcome!)

Life Stage: Empty-Nesters (Seriously, everyone is welcome!)

Children: Yes

Childcare: No

Location: Woodbridge

Meeting Time: Sunday

We are a co-ed group of young adults ranging from early 20s to early 30s. Our group meets weekly on Thursdays for Bible Study, discussion, and prayer at the church in the Auditorium. Additionally, we have other fellowship events ranging from games nights, holiday parties, and retreats!

For more info go to www.burkecommunity.com/cya/

This is a life group for engaged and married couples. We are in our late 20s to mid-30s and welcome others in this life stage who want to grow in their relationship with each other and in our faith. Starting August 2020 our group is meeting online for a study on John 1, 2 & 3. This is a Young Couples group with no kids.

Age Range: 20's-30's

Life Stage: Young Couples Engaged or Married

Children: No

Childcare: No

We are a life group centered around growing in Christ as families with babies and young children. We meet on Monday nights (6:00-7:30 pm) at Burke Community Church.  We look to start and end on time to respect bedtime for little ones.

Life Stage: Married

Children: Yes

Childcare: Yes

Meeting Time: Monday

Location: Burke Community Church

A group of young adult men (18yrs old to 30-something) who are looking for friendship, brotherhood in Christ, and an environment for iron to sharpen iron.  This is an environment where you will have an opportunity to build deep bonds with other brothers in Christ. You will have the opportunity to get real and be honest with yourself and others, free from judgment and condemnation as we labor together in Jesus' name. Being real about life and walking through it together with Jesus! 

Age Range: 20's-30's

Life Stage: Young Men

Children: No

Childcare: No

Meeting Time: Monday

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Contact Info

Jim Powell – Life Groups Director

Christine Little – Life Groups Administrative Assistant