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We believe life is better connected.



We believe God created us to live in relationship with others so that we can grow in our faith, receive care in life’s ups and downs, and serve others. Connection is part of our design, but meaningful relationships aren’t always easy to find. That’s why Life Groups exist—to make these life-changing connections relevant and accessible to you.  We have more than 20 different life groups so that you can choose one that is right for you.  


Most life groups meet every Wednesday night for a 9-week period at 7pm.  We do have life groups that meet on different days of the week as well.  If you are new to Life Groups or to the church, we can help you find the perfect life group that fits your lifestyle.   Click here.



WEDNESDAY NIGHTS @ 7PM

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


Find a life group that is right for you:


#1  Starting Your Journey

Leader:  Pastors Adam & Amber Haugen

Description:  In this course Adam & Amber will explain the history of the church, what we believe, and teach topics such as the importance of prayer, the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and getting into the Bible.  If you are new to the church, new to your faith, or you want to become a member of the church, this would be a great life group for you.

Cost:  none

Location:   River of Life Cold Spring

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#2  Spiritual Growth: Holy Spirit

Leaders:  Greg Johnson

Study:  "Holy Spirit" by John Bevere

Description:  The Holy Spirit is often portrayed as something weird. But the Bible makes it clear that the Spirit is not something. He is someone--a Person who has promised to never leave your side. In this interactive book, John Bevere invites you into a personal discovery of the most ignored and misunderstood Person in the Church: the Holy Spirit. Interactive book includes: daily devotions, group discussion questions, and a bonus chapter with answers to some of the toughest questions about the Holy Spirit. Don't miss this amazing introduction. 

Cost:  $15

Location:   River of Life Cold Spring

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#3  The Art of Parenting

Leaders:  Joe & Christina DeRose

Study:  "The Art of Parenting"  from Focus on the Family

Description:  Over the years, we have found that life change happens best in community. With that in mind, we created FamilyLife’s Art of Parenting Small Group Series. This 8-session, video-based study is designed to not only help parents find new ways to integrate faith into everyday parenting moments, but also to create an environment where moms and dads can shoulder burdens together, celebrate breakthroughs, and relate to one another’s day to day parenting journey.  

Cost:  $20

Location:   River of Life Cold Spring

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#4  Fathers & Parenting - Men's Group

NOTE:  This group will meet on Thursdays at 6pm starting September 13th.

Leader:  Kyle Curran

Study:  "I Look Like a Doodle"  by Sean Masopust

Description:  Fatherhood is important to God. This 5 session curriculum examines the heart of God as a father and explores the foundations that are found within scripture to apply to personal aspects of fatherhood. Included within this resource are discussion questions, scriptural applications, and other material designed to utilized within a group setting to help disciple fathers and reflect the heart of God within their own lives. 

Cost:  $10

Location:   River of Life Cold Spring

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#5  Spiritual Growth - Women's Group 1

Leaders:  Kathy Eickhoff & Paula Flanagan

Study:  "Celebration of Discipline" by Richard Foster

Description:  Are you ready to recalibrate your relationship with God?  Through this book we will learn and apply spiritual disciplines that will transform our heart and renew our mind into greater intimacy with Him. Explores the central spiritual practices, of the Christian faith.  Foster shows that it is only by and through these practices that the true path to spiritual growth can be found.  

Cost:  $20

Location:   River of Life Cold Spring

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#6  Women's Group 2 (30s & 40s)

Leader:  Angie Neisinger

Study:  "With:  Reimagining the Way You Relate to God" by Skye Jethani

Description:  If we've grown weary of Christianity, if we find most any local church uninspiring, maybe the problem lies not in the Christian faith or these faithful bodies, but in our own disgruntled hearts.  In With, tenderly unmask the clichéd posturing that too often masquerades as genuine communion with Christ.

Cost:  $10

Location:   River of Life Cold Spring

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#7  Women's Group 3

Leader:  Cheryl Curran & Rachel Thoennes

Study:  "Love Does" by Bob Goff

Description:   Life gets interesting.  Each day turns into a hilarious, whimsical, meaningful chance that makes faith simple and real.  Each chapter is a story that forms a book, a life.  And this is one life you don't want to miss.  Light and fun, unique and profound, the lessons drawn from Bob Goff's life and attitude just might inspire you to be secretly incredible, too.

Cost:  $15

Location:   River of Life Cold Spring

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#8  Women's Group 4

Leader:  Julie Hommerding

Study:  "Conflict Free Living" by Joyce Meyers

Description:   Interpersonal conflict is causing serious damage and difficulties in our lives. Its destructive effects are straining marriages, embittering our children, and causing discord in our churches. Even our daily commute is often affected by hostility and aggression. What if things could be different? What if every area of your life (yes, even your morning commute) could be free from conflict and strife? What if all of your relationships could be filled with love and excitement?

Cost:  $15

Location:   River of Life Cold Spring

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#10  Women's Group 6 (20s & 30s)

Leader:  Katie Kuschel

Study:  "Uninvited" by Lysa TerKeurst

Description:   The enemy wants us to feel rejected . . . left out, lonely, and less than.  In Uninvited, Lysa shares her own deeply personal experiences of rejection--from the perceived judgment of the perfectly toned woman one elliptical over to the incredibly painful childhood abandonment by her father. She leans in to honestly examine the roots of rejection, as well as rejection's ability to poison relationships from the inside out, including our relationship with God.

Cost:  $10

Location:   River of Life Cold Spring

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#11  Women's Group 7

Leader:  Pat Frieler

Study:  "Living Close to God" by Gene Edwards

Description:   Have you tried harder to have a consistent time with the Lord—but failed? Does your mind wander during prayer, and do you run out of things to say? Do you question why it is so hard to fellowship with the Lord?  Stop feeling like a failure at daily devotions and start walking every day with the Lord who loves you.

Cost:  $15

Location:   River of Life Cold Spring

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#12  Ladies Bible Study (1 and 2 Corinthians)

Leader:  Steph Sunde & Joy Bellmont

Study:  Supplemental material for 1st and 2nd Corinthians

Description:   What does it mean to belong to the body of Christ? When the Apostle Paul wrote 1 & 2 Corinthians, the early Church was struggling to grow together as a group of believers. They came from vastly different backgrounds—Jewish and Greek, rich and poor, religious and nonreligious—and they were learning how to live as one people. In these two letters, Paul challenges the Corinthians to fight for unity and to embrace their identity as one body made of many different parts—a challenge still relevant to us today. Read with us as we spend nine weeks in 1 & 2 Corinthians, learning together what it means to be the body of Christ.  

Cost:  $25   (we will provide great material to help your study)

Location:   River of Life Cold Spring

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#14  Bible Study 2: Daniel

Leader:  Kasi Stein

Study: "A Deeper Look at Daniel: Spiritual Living in a Secular World" by Douglas Connelly 

Description:  In this study, you'll discover how God has been at work throughout history, how the sins of our predecessors can influence us, how to stand firm when your faith and values are challenged, and much more. If you're longing to go deeper in your understanding of God and his Word, specifically in the Old Testament, this is for you. This study will meet your need for both rich, solidly researched content and personal application. It will meet your need for Bible study that challenge your head and your heart. Most of all, we pray you'll meet God in it.

Cost: $15

Location:   River of Life Cold Spring

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#15  Marriage Group

Leaders:  Paul & Lori Wagner

Study:  "Love and Respect" by Emerson Eggerichs

Description:   Discover the single greatest secret to a successful marriage.  Psychological studies affirm it, and the Bible has been saying it for ages. Cracking the communication code between husband and wife involves understanding one thing: that unconditional respect is as powerful for him as unconditional love is for her. It's the secret to marriage that every couple seeks, and yet few couples ever find.

Cost:  $15

Location:   River of Life Cold Spring

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#16  Young Adults

Leader:  Todd Thielen

Study:  "Lessons from the Book of Romans" by Max Lucado

Description:   The book of Romans in the Bible offers great truth that we can all find applicable to our life.  Intriguing questions, inspirational storytelling, and profound reflections will bring God's Word to life for you. 

Cost:  $10

Location:   River of Life Cold Spring

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#17  Improving Your Financial Outlook (for 20s & 30s)

Leaders:  Dan & Abby Wagner

Study:  "Total Money Makeover" by Dave Ramsey

Description:   If you will live like no one else, later you can live like no one else.  By now, you've heard all the nutty get-rich-quick schemes, the fiscal diet fads that leave you with a lot of kooky ideas but not a penny in your pocket. Hey, if you're tired of the lies and sick of the false promises, take a look at this? It's the simplest, most straightforward game plan for completely making over your money habits. And it's based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies.  You'll be able to: Design a sure-fire plan for paying off all debt meaning cars, houses, everything.  Recognize the 10 most dangerous money myths (these will kill you).  

Cost:  $15

Location:   River of Life Cold Spring

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#18  Growing in Your Relationship with God - (for 20s & 30s)

NOTE:  This life group will meet on Monday Nights at 7pm at the church starting September 10th.

Leader:  Melissa Nordmann

Study:  "Divine Mentor" by Wayne Cordeiro

Description:  Many believers settle for a spiritual routine that lacks God's presence. But what they truly want, and truly need, is a dynamic, vital, and intimate relationship with God. Here Wayne Cordeiro gently but directly shows readers how to move from routine to relationship--from mundane actions to fresh encounters--by learning to hear Him speak to them through the Bible. Through stories, lessons, and anecdotes, Cordeiro equips readers to listen to the promptings of the Holy Spirit as they read God's Word, enabling them to transform their daily quiet time with the Lord.  

Cost:  $10

Location:   River of Life Cold Spring

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#19  Men's Group 1 - Spiritual Leadership

Leader:  Pat Schaumann

Study:  Habitudes: The Art of Spiritual Leadership

Description:    Yes, it is a book study but it is very small, and has pictures!  Each chapter is 3 pages. This study is about how to have a positive influence on others. The leadership principles in this resource help shape a leader who is both instructive and inspiring.  More than just behaviors, they represent an entirely different spirit, style and approach to leadership. When practiced, you will become a better version of yourself.  

Cost:  $15

Location:   River of Life Cold Spring

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#20  Men's Group 2 - The Life of David

NOTE:  This life group will meet on Monday Nights at 7pm at the church starting September 10th.

Leader:  Josh Parks

Study:  "The Life of David - 1 and 2 Samuel"

Description:   The books of 1 and 2 Samuel include the stories of Samuel, Saul, and David—three broken heroes used by God to establish a kingdom for His people. Samuel was the revered last judge, Saul was the impressive first king of Israel, and David was the ultimate poet-warrior, who composed much of the Psalms and triumphed over tens of thousands to defend his people. But beyond the page-turning adventure of kings and battles and political gamesmanship, these books tell the story of a greater King. David’s heroic defeat of Goliath, the epic victories of his band of mighty men, and an ordinary man made into a king all point to one truth: our God reigns.

Cost:  $20

Location:   River of Life Cold Spring

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#21  Men Group 3

Leader:  Jerry Muggli

Study:  "With:  Reimagining the Way You Relate to God" by Skye Jethani

Description:  If we've grown weary of Christianity, if we find most any local church uninspiring, maybe the problem lies not in the Christian faith or these faithful bodies, but in our own disgruntled hearts.  In With, tenderly unmask the clichéd posturing that too often masquerades as genuine communion with Christ.

Cost:  $10

Location:   River of Life Cold Spring

REGISTER HERE


#22  Growing in Your Relationship with God - (for 30s & 40s)

Leaders:  Scott & Belinda Walsh

Study:  "Jesus: Pure & Simple" by Wayne Cordeiro

Description:  This study will help you simplify your journey with God.   It is for people looking for simplicity and peace in their anxious, over-scheduled lives.  

Cost:  $15

Location:   River of Life Cold Spring

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#23  Faith and Doubt

Leader:  Andy Ruegemer

Study:  "Know Doubt:  Embracing Uncertainty in Your Faith" by John Ortberg

Description:  In this study we will take a honest look at the misgivings and uncertainties that often shake our beliefs as we navigate through the highs and lows of life. The right kind of doubt can be a gift—an action-generating truth that actually allows us to deepen our faith and intimacy with God. This study challenges and inspire, and reveals uncertainty as a cause for celebration.  

Cost:  $15

Location:   River of Life Cold Spring

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Not sure what Life Group to go to?  Let us help you find one that is right for you.

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Want to be a Life group Leader?

Leading a Life Group isn’t about being perfect; it’s about investing in others by giving them a place to connect, grow, and serve. Leading a group is simple—choose a topic that interests you. We’ll resource you with the tools to make your Life Group a success through Leadership Training. We believe people’s lives are changed one season at a time, and as a Life Group leader you get to play a vital role in that process.


HOW DO I GET STARTED:

1. Complete an online leadership application.

2. Wait for approval.

3. Complete leadership training.