Join a Life Group

Life Groups are where we get to do life together and find authentic relationships. 

While we gather in rows to learn, it’s in the circles of community that we grow.

Groups will start on September 6th at 7pm, and typically meet every Wednesday night at 7pm.

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WEDNESDAY NIGHTS @ 7PM

Some Life Groups do have a minimal cost for material or book.  

Find a life group that is right for you:



#1  Bible Study - Book of Nehemiah

Leaders:  Craig & Debbie Nelson

Study:  "Nehemiah - The Courage to Face Opposition"

Description: Nehemiah was a leader who faced oppostition and difficulty from every side - even from his own people. Yet he stood against the enemy and trusted God. Although we may never confront our enemies in war, we can learn from Nehemiah's courage and faith as we struggle with the world and its values. 

Cost: $10

Location:   River of Life Cold Spring

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#2  Healthy Living

Leaders:  David & Melody Joseph

Study:  "The Maker's Diet" by Jordan Rubin

Description:  This study will cover a variety of topics regarding eating and living healthy such as:  health and diet tips, the importance of organic foods, raising healthy children, healing chronic illnesses and importances of fasting.

Cost: $20

Location:   River of Life Cold Spring

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#3  Nav4 - New Comer's Course

Leader:  Pastor Denny Curran

Description:  In this course Pastor Denny will explain the history of the church, what we believe, and teach topics such as the importance prayer, the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and getting into Bible.

Cost: none

Location:   River of Life Cold Spring

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#4  Bible Study - The Story

Leader:  Rhonda Fangmeier

Study:  "The Story - As One Continuing Story of God" 

Description:   "The greatest story ever told" is more than a just a cliché.  God goes to great lengths to rescue lost and hurting people.  That is what The Story is all about:  the story of the Bible, God's great love affair with humanity.  Condensed into 31 accessible chapters, The Story sweeps you into the unfolding progression of Bible characters and events from Genesis to Revelation.  Using the text from the NIV Bible, it allows the stories, poems, and teachings of the Bible to read like a novel.

Cost: $15

Location:   River of Life Cold Spring

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#5  Lost & Found

Leader:  Paula Flanagan

Study:  "A Prodigal's Journey" by Robert Morris

Description:  Join us each week as we view a short video teaching with Robert Morris based on a parable Jesus told in Luke 15, the prodigal son.  All of us can become a prodigal (a person lacking in restraint and marked in indulgence), even if it is only for a short time in our life.  How do we handle this? Why do we have a tendency to be a prodigal?  It is the believers battle.  Come, Live out and Grow your relationship with God.

Cost: $10

Location:   River of Life Cold Spring

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#6  Parenting Group

Leaders:  Joel & Dani Bauer

Study:  "Parenting - 14 Gospel Principles that Can Change Your Family" by Paul David Tripp

Description:  What is your calling as a parent? In the midst of folding laundry, coordinating carpool schedules, and breaking up fights, many parents get lost. Feeling pressure to do everything “right” and raise up “good” children, it’s easy to lose sight of our ultimate purpose as parents in the quest for practical tips and guaranteed formulas. This study offers parents much more than a to-do list. Instead, it presents you with a big-picture view of God’s plan for us as parents. Outlining fourteen foundational principles centered on the gospel, it shows that we need more than the latest parenting strategy or list of techniques. Rather, we need the rescuing grace of God—grace that has the power to shape how we view everything we do as parents.

Cost: $15

Location:   River of Life Cold Spring

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#7  Marriage Group 1

Leaders:  Joe & Christina DeRose

Study:  "Experiencing God's Dream for Your Marriage" by Chip Ingram

Description:  Marriage isn’t easy. It seems like everywhere you look there are couples that are throwing in the towel and walking away from their marriages. But there is hope. Your marriage really can be positive, rich, intimate, and deeply satisfying. God, the designer and architect of great relationships has provided us with a blueprint for building a great marriage.  

In this series, you’ll learn what God’s dream for your marriage looks like, how to identify the major barriers to intimacy and how to move past them, as well as how to deal with conflict and communicate more clearly and effectively with your spouse.

Cost: $10

Location:   River of Life Cold Spring

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#8  Marriage Group 2

Leaders:  Jim & Robin Hentges

Study:  "How to Fight for Your Marriage Without Fighting with One Another" by Dr. Raymond Force

Description:  When husbands and wives feel a fight coming on, both have a unique way of making battle preparations. While the man loads his cannons of logic, facts, and reason, the woman looks to her emotions as a means of defense. It is not too long before both are involved in a battle that has raged throughout the ages between many a husband and wife. It is a battle that has produced few, if any, victors yet many casualties.  In this study, it will teaches couples a Biblical, yet refreshing approach to fighting for their marriage.  Using a 2-step process, it encourages couples to lay down swords of negativity and wield swords that are not only Biblical in nature, but far more effective.

Cost: $15

Location:   River of Life Cold Spring

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#9  Creating Healthy Relationships

Leaders:  Paul & Lori Wagner

Study:  "Wired That Way" by Marita Littauer

Description:  Do you want to understand yourself better, maximize your strengths and improve your relationships? Understanding how we are wired can enrich our lives and our relationships, helping to overcome differences that can seem irreconcilable. Instead of terminating jobs, friendships or marriage on grounds of incompatibility, it is possible to turn these relationships from dying to growing. In this life group, it is about growing yourself and for anyone who wants to understand and to be understood.

Cost: $15

Location:   River of Life Cold Spring

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#10  Young Adults Group

Leaders:  Kory & Joy Bellmont

Study:  "Simplify" by Bill Hybels

Description:  Exhausted, overwhelmed, overscheduled---today's breakneck pace can consume and control us. But what if you could live a different life? Offering practical tips and spiritual insights to help you declutter your soul, this study encourages you to stop doing what doesn't matter and create a "God-first" schedule so you can experience purpose, fulfillment, connectedness, and joyful productivity. 

Cost: $10

Location:   River of Life Cold Spring

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#11  Newly Married or Young Couples Group

Leader:  Dan & Abby Wagner

Study:  "Jesus Pure and Simple" by Wayne Cordeiro

Description:  This study is about how to focus on the One who matters most and take part in the joy and fulfillment that He brings. When you focus on Christ, everything else falls into place. Your relationships. Your job. Your church. Your mission. It's all placed in the hands of Jesus, pure and simple.

Cost: $15

Location:   River of Life Cold Spring

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#12  Women's Group 1

Leader:  Kathleen Sogge

Study:  "Living Beyond Your Feelings" by Joyce Meyer

Description:  The average person has 70,000 thoughts every day, and many of those thoughts trigger a corresponding emotion. No wonder so many of us often feel like we're controlled by our emotions. Our lives would be much improved if we controlled themJoin us as we learn what God has to say in the scriptures and how we can trust Him no matter what we may feel!!

Cost: $10

Location:   River of Life Cold Spring

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#13  Women's Group 2

Leader:  Pat Frieler

Study:  "Love Trust Rest" by Brenda Engelking

Description:  A curriculum intended for people who struggle with controlling their emotions, letting go of their past, or with self-defeating habits. Love-Trust-Rest is specifically designed to empower and equip people to live victorious lives.  

Cost: $25

Location:   River of Life Cold Spring

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#14  Women's Group 3

Leader:  Kathy Eickhoff

Study:  "Your Sacred Yes" by Susie Larson

Description:  Does your busy life leave you feeling stretched thin? Discover how to say "no" to unnecessary obligations and "yes" to the One who revives your soul! Sharing personal stories and biblical insights, Susie Larson in her book, Your Sacred Yes, encourages you to slow down, free yourself from the power of peer pressure, discern God-given opportunities, and live a life that counts!

Cost: $10

Location:   River of Life Cold Spring

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#15  Women's Group 4

Leader:  Angie Neisinger

Study:  "One Thousand Gifts" by Ann Voskamp

Description:  We all want to live our one life well. Forget the bucket lists that have us escaping our everyday lives for exotic experiences. 'Howdo we find joy in the midst of deadlines, debt, drama, and daily duties? What does the Christ-life really look like when your days are gritty, long--and sometimes even dark? How is God even here?' In this study embrace everyday blessings and embark on the transformative spiritual discipline of chronicling God's gifts. It's only in this expressing of gratitude for the life we already have, we discover the life we've always wanted...a life we can take, give thanks for, and break for others. We come to feel and know the impossible right down in our bones: we are wildly loved--by God. Come live the best dare of all!

Cost: $15

Location:   River of Life Cold Spring

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#16  Men's Group 1

Leader:  Pat Schauman

Study:  "Habitudes 2" by Tim Elmore

Description:  Habitudes combines images (yes, it is a book with pictures), relatable stories and experiences into leadership lesson plans.  Habitudes is all about creating healthy habits and attitudes to create dramatic life change and opportunity.  If you took this study before, this will be completely new.  First time, easy to jump in.

Cost: $10

Location:   River of Life Cold Spring

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#17  Men's Group 2 (Fitness Group)

NOTE:  Meeting THURSDAY Nights 7-8pm

Leader:  Eric Hadrath

Study:  Devotional study and fitness

Description:  Getting fit and growing in your relationship with God.  Full access to the fitness center on Thursday nights and spending brief time doing a devotional study.

Cost: $35

Location:   River of Life Cold Spring - Fitness Center

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#18  Men's Group 3

NOTE:  Meeting MONDAY NIGHTS at 7-8:15pm

Leader:  Josh Parks

Study:  "Play the Man" by Mark Batterson

Description:  Somewhere along the way, our culture lost its definition of manhood, leaving generations of men and men-to-be confused about their roles, responsibilities, relationships, and the reason God made them men.  In this inspiring call to something greater, this study will help men understand what it means to be a man of God by unveiling seven virtues of manhood. This is more than a book; it's a movement of men who will settle for nothing less than fulfilling their highest calling to be the man and the father God has destined them to be. Play the man. Make the man.

Cost: $15

Location:   River of Life Cold Spring

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#19  Men's Group 4 - Leadership Study

Leader:  Jerry Muggli

Study:  H3 Leadership by Brad Lomenick

Description:  A leader is Humble (knowing who they are), Hungry (knowing where they want to go), and will Hustle (knowing how they will get there). Learn from 2 decades of experience with this practical road map for leadership habits. 

Cost: $1

Location:   River of Life Cold Spring

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#20  Creative Small Group

Leaders:  Minsan & April Sauers

Study:  "The Creative Call:  An Artist's Response to the Way of the Spirit" by Janice Elsheimer

Description:  Perhaps you're a "closet writer" who's been scribbling in journals for years. Maybe you once had a passion for playing the piano or violin--a passion that is still flickering somewhere deep inside you. You may have a knack for photography, drawing, gardening, cooking, or some other creative gift. Or you may long to express yourself creatively, but have yet to discover your unique talents.  Your creativity was meant be used. Whether you are an artist who has already identified your gifts or you believe that you have artistic talent that has never been developed, working through this book will help you grow closer to becoming the person God has designed you to be. 

Cost: $15

Location:   Vivid Photography Studio Hwy 23 Cold Spring (Wednesday nights 7pm)

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#21  Divorce Care

Leader:  Alicia LaBeau & Al Kuhl

Description:  DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences.  Don’t go through separation or divorce alone.  

Cost:  $10

Location:  This group will meet in the Life Center Building (the building across the street from the main church building).

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