WEATHER UPDATE (click title for more info):

LIFE GROUPS

Life is Better Connected!

Life groups allow you to be in community with fellow Christians practicing the 5 elements of healthy spiritual community: fellowship, discipleship, evangelism, service, and worship. Let us help you find the life group that’s right for you! 

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Join A Connect Group!

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 May 15. 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

All of the groups below have room for new members to join. Check out your options and if you find one you’d like to visit, click the button below to email the group leader today!

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 group 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. 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

Name Day Time Type Area Campus
Afton Glen Friday Evening Life Group Springfield
Afton Glen
Leader: George Lare

We meet in the Afton Glen area of Springfield on Friday evenings at 7pm. Join us for a study of the gospel of John as we share our lives and experiences together.

If you are looking for a nice group, we invite you to come give us a try! Please contact us if you are interested in visiting.

Springfield
Life Group
Friday
Evening
BCC Com Group Wednesday Dinner Life Group Burke
BCC Com Group  
Leader: Jeani Coleman

We meet at 6:30 and have food and fellowship, a devotion from the host, and a time of prayer.

Burke
Life Group
Wednesday
Dinner
Burke 30-Something Singles Life Group Thursday Evening Life Group Burke
Burke 30-Something Singles Life Group  
Leader: Danielle Macaluso

We're a group of 30-somethings who are active and professional singles looking to meet new people and build community. Cooking classes, dinner, hiking, sports, and life wellness are all on our agenda! We meet up several times a month - weekdays and weekends. Check the calendar and come hang out!

Burke
Life Group
Thursday
Evening
Burke Sunday Mornings @9:00AM Sunday Morning Life Group Burke
Burke Sunday Mornings @9:00AM  
Leader: Tommy Pippin

30s and early 40s with kids

Burke
Life Group
Sunday
Morning
Childcare Available
Dick Life Group Monday Evening Life Group Springfield
Dick Life Group
Leader: Richard Dick

We meet around the Scriptures to glorify God and to pray for and care for one another; group is composed of adults (families, singles, single parents); potlucks once a month, meeting in the West Springfield area off Huntsman Blvd.

Springfield
Life Group
Monday
Evening
Fairfax Station / Clifton Life Group Thursday Evening Life Group Fairfax Station
Fairfax Station / Clifton Life Group  
Leader: Bob Fimiani

We love the Word of God and we love discussing it and how it pertains to our daily lives. We are currently meeting virtually every other Thursday.

Fairfax Station
Life Group
Thursday
Evening
Fairfax Station Life Group Monday Evening Life Group Fairfax Station
Fairfax Station Life Group
Leader: Jackie Ehrman

Our group is made up of six couples who have been meeting together for years (10 at least); 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. Although the group is led by Bill McFadden, Jackie Ehrman serves as the point of contact.

Fairfax Station
Life Group
Monday
Evening
Fairfax Station Young(ish) Families Thursday Evening Life Group Fairfax Station
Fairfax Station Young(ish) Families  
Leader: Chris Cave

We are a life group focused on growing together in Christ as families with preschool and elementary age children. We meet on Thursday nights from 6-8 pm at our residence in Fairfax Station in the Crosspointe area. Food and childcare are provided.

Fairfax Station
Life Group
Thursday
Evening
Childcare Available
Families with Young Children in Burke Saturday Evening Life Group Burke
Families with Young Children in Burke  
Leader: Nathan Bacchus

A group for families with Elementary age children (or younger) to live life and grow in faith together. Our group will cover everything from Biblical parenting to Bible study, w/ plenty of fun and socializing mixed in. We plan to initially meet every other Saturday evening, but days and times are flexible as we move forward. Babysitting provided.

Burke
Life Group
Saturday
Evening
Childcare Available
HaynesLife Group Thursday Evening Life Group Burke
HaynesLife Group
Leader: Mark Haynes

A mix of military and civilian families in their mid-40s to mid-50s, sharing our joys and challenges of raising families in the NOVA environment.

Burke
Life Group
Thursday
Evening
Hunt Valley Life Group Thursday Evening Life Group Springfield
Hunt Valley Life Group
Leader: Nate Hodge

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

Springfield
Life Group
Thursday
Evening
Keene Mill Women's Life Group Monday Evening Life Group Springfield
Keene Mill Women's Life Group
Leader: Mary Atkins

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. Please email the leader, Mary, for more details.

Springfield
Life Group
Monday
Evening
Larracuente Springfield Life Group Thursday Evening Life Group Springfield
Larracuente Springfield Life Group
Leader: Chancellor Larracuente

The focus of the group is on fellowship, followed by bible study and prayer. We are a closed group, but current members are welcome to invite others in order to grow, with the approval of the other group members. We do have school age children that attend, but childcare is not offered. This group meets every Thursday evening from 6:30pm-8pm.

Springfield
Life Group
Thursday
Evening
Life Together Life Group Sunday Morning Life Group Church
Life Together Life Group
Leader: Justin Ahrens

"Life Together" Life Group meets at BCC during a worship service. We do a weekly study on Sunday mornings and meet monthly at someone's house to fellowship. Our group is relatively new, forming in Sep '21. We are a diverse group of couples. Some of us do have kiddos (various ages) but others don't. However, we are all passionate that Life Groups are essential in navigating this crazy world TOGETHER IN CHRIST.

Church
Life Group
Sunday
Morning
Mason Neck Tuesday Evening Life Group Lorton
Mason Neck  
Leader: Al Nestor

We will come together for fellowship, prayer, and study facilitated by Al and Lynn. We will launch with a biblically-based study of "Screwtape Letters" by C. S. Lewis.

Lorton
Life Group
Tuesday
Evening
Middle-Aged Mayhem Tuesday Evening Life Group Alexandria
Middle-Aged Mayhem
Leader: Bob Bryans

The Middle-Aged Mayhemmers meet weekly, Tuesday at 7. We have Bible Study & discussion centered on the previous Sunday's sermon, we spend time in prayer and fellowship. Our members are all 40 and beyond, with some having teens at home and others with adult children and grandkids. We rotate from house-to-house just about each week.

Alexandria
Life Group
Tuesday
Evening
Mom's with Little Ones Thursday Morning Life Group Burke
Mom's with Little Ones
Leader: Shari Yep

Babbling babies are welcome in this short, no-homework, inductive Bible study for moms. It can be sometimes challenging to find venues for corporate worship with little ones in tow, especially during the infant stage. Whether you are a homeschool mom or a mom of a newborn, this group hopes to provide moms an opportunity to worship along side other believers without having to leave little ones behind and at the same time provides an opportunity to model your faith to your children.

Burke
Life Group
Thursday
Morning
Sabol Life Group Friday Evening Life Group Springfield
Sabol Life Group
Leader: Thamar Main

We are a Life Group focused on encouragement and support to couples and families. We are open to all couples and welcome the children! We meet at 7:30pm on Fridays and are looking for 1 family to join us!

We want to build relationships with fellow Christian couples with a focus to support the growth of strong marriages and healthy family life!

We also have Bible Study and Prayer. The subject for our study is Ephesians - "Victorious Christian Living". We will be using the Bible as our source.

Thanks for your interest. 🙂

Springfield
Life Group
Friday
Evening
South County Families Life Group Sunday Evening Life Group Burke
South County Families Life Group
Leader: Scott Kennaugh

We are a group of families with school-age children who meet for fellowship, Bible study, and prayer as we grow in our walk with the Lord. Join us at the church on the 1st and 3rd Sundays from 4:00-6:00pm for dinner followed by Bible study. Our new Bible study in January 2022 is "Imitate Me: Five Leadership Habits of the Apostle Paul, and Why They Matter Today."

Adults take part in the study while the kids play activities in the gym. We finish in time for families who attend the BCC Sunday night programs.

Burke
Life Group
Sunday
Evening
South Run Life Group Thursday Evening Life Group Fairfax Station
South Run Life Group
Leader: Kekoa LumHo

Our emphasis is fellowship for married couples or those married that will attend 'solo'. We use a book of the Bible as our study.

Fairfax Station
Life Group
Thursday
Evening
Summer Wednesday Connect Group Wednesday Evening Life Group Church
Summer Wednesday Connect Group  
Leader: Richard Dick
Church
Life Group
Wednesday
Evening
Childcare Available
Warme Life Group Thursday Evening Life Group Annandale
Warme Life Group
Leader: David Warme

We currently meet on line approximately b-weekly on Thursday evening at 7 pm.

Annandale
Life Group
Thursday
Evening
West Springfield Life Group Friday Evening Life Group Springfield
West Springfield Life Group
Leader: Ken Anderson

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.

Springfield
Life Group
Friday
Evening
Childcare Available
Woodbridge Life Group Sunday Evening Life Group Woodbridge
Woodbridge Life Group
Leader: Michael Bowman

We welcome both singles and couples (generally 40s and older) who want to grow in fellowship and faith and are probably soon-to-be or are facing the empty nest. We meet weekly but are casual if you need to miss.

Woodbridge
Life Group
Sunday
Evening
Young Couples Life Group Tuesday Evening Life Group Lorton
Young Couples Life Group
Leader: Dan MenMuir

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. We have several social events planned for Summer 2021 and we invite you to join us! We will begin a new study and meet in person weekly starting in September 2021.

Lorton
Life Group
Tuesday
Evening

Looking for other group options?

Contact Info

Jim Powell – Life Groups Director

Christine Little – Life Groups Administrative Assistant