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Why Life Groups?

LHC Life Groups have one, single 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 intended for us. Life Groups are the place where relationships are established, wounds are healed, and purpose is realized. It is our desire for you to get plugged into a group so you can add value to peoples’ lives and they can add value to yours!

    What is a Life Group?

    An LHC Life Group is made up of people who do life together. People gather for all sorts of reasons whether it is playing a sport, spending time at the park, having lunch during the work day, or studying the Bible. The point is not what you meet about, it’s that you are regularly meeting with people and living in community as God designed you to.

      Join a Life Group

      Name Meets On Time Type Location
      Kicking it with the Cochran's Friday 6:00pm Life Group Merrillville Campus
      Kicking it with the Cochran's
      Leader: Tiffany Simmons
      Merrillville Campus (Living Hope Church)
      Life Group
      Friday
      6:00pm
      Childcare Available
      Life Group: Gun Club Varies Varies Life Group Merrillville
      Life Group: Gun Club
      Leader: Mike Chasko

      This life group is for enthusiasts of guns and shooting. The group will focus on safety and going to several ranges to shoot as a group.

      Please contact Mike for dates and times.

      Leader: Mike Chasko
      219-688-3957 | chasko1@gmail.com

      Merrillville (Living Hope Church)
      Life Group
      Varies
      Varies
      Life Group: Basic Christian Foundation Wednesday 6:30pm Life Group Crown Point
      Life Group: Basic Christian Foundation  
      Leader: Chrissy Shopeju

      Join us at Schoop's Hamburgers as we explore the foundation of Christianity. We will earn how to grow in our faith and live victoriously as we walk with Jesus.

      Leader: Chrissy Shopeju
      219-333-7543 / tinuolashopeju@yahoo.com.

      Individuals are responsible for the cost of their meals.

      Crown Point (Living Hope Church)
      Life Group
      Wednesday
      6:30pm
      Life Group: Basics of Sharing your Faith Sunday 6:30pm Life Group St. John
      Life Group: Basics of Sharing your Faith  
      Leader: Jim Bakke

      This group is for anyone, men or women, interested in becoming more effective when sharing their faith. You will learn how to tell your personal story (testimony), clearly communicate the gospel, and discern when it is time to join Go in His work.

      Leaders: Jim & Teresa Bakke
      253-341-6262 | bakkefam4@gmail.com

      St. John (Living Hope Church)
      Life Group
      Sunday
      6:30pm
      Life Group: Cards of Encouragement Tuesday 2:00pm Life Group Merrillville
      Life Group: Cards of Encouragement  
      Leader: Linda Weightman

      This group gathers to write cards and mail them to people who need encouragement and a touch of the love of Jesus during challenging times.

      Leader: Linda Weightman
      219-306-6000 / lindaj5163@gmail.com.

      Merrillville (Living Hope Church)
      Life Group
      Tuesday
      2:00pm
      Life Group: Christ Calling Sunday 12:00pm Life Group Merrillville Campus
      Life Group: Christ Calling
      Leader: Bruce Johnson

      This class is an open discussion Bible study that encourages growth in Jesus Christ and relationships with one another.

      Leaders: Bruce & Debbie Johnson
      Meeting: Sundays|12:00pm - 1:30pm| Fireside Room
      Dates: February 13 & 27 | March 13 & 27 | April 3 & 24

      Contact: Bruce & Debbie Johnson at 219-775-6625 or dandb3031@sbcglobal.net.

      Feel free to bring your own snack.

      Merrillville Campus (Living Hope Church)
      Life Group
      Sunday
      12:00pm
      Life Group: Christian Living Thursday 6:00pm Life Group Merrillville
      Life Group: Christian Living  
      Leader: Liza Aspiras

      Join us once a week for stimulating conversation about various life topics and what the Bible has to say about them.

      Allow the Holy Spirit to open up new mindsets. Topics will include:
      Soul-Winning, Missions, Finances. Family, How to study the Bible, How to disciple new believers, Relationships, Trials in life, Conviction and corrections, Personal Ministry and calling,Giving and funding the Great Commission, Wisdom.

      Men and Women are welcomed.

      Leaders:
      Liza Aspiras | 219-313-5879 | chhs3@sbcglobal.net
      Alice Hentush | 219-577-6339

      Merrillville (Living Hope Church)
      Life Group
      Thursday
      6:00pm
      Life Group: Emergency Prayer Responders Varies Varies Ministry
      Life Group: Emergency Prayer Responders
      Leader: James Williams

      The Emergency Prayer Responders is a Life Group that makes visits and phone calls to people in hospitals, nursing homes or to those in need of a visit. There will be quarterly meetings.

      Ministry
      Varies
      Varies
      Life Group: Getting to know the Sheehy's Thursday 6:30pm Life Group Valparaiso
      Life Group: Getting to know the Sheehy's
      Leader: Doug Sheehy

      These groups are designed to connect with LHC families from Portage. The group will feature a time of connection, study, and prayer.

      Leaders: Doug & Cindy Sheehy
      Doug | 219-776-5556 | doug@lhcweb.org
      Cindy | 219-793-3684

      Valparaiso (Living Hope Church)
      Life Group
      Thursday
      6:30pm
      Life Group: Grief Share Tuesday 6:30pm Life Group Merrillville Campus
      Life Group: Grief Share  
      Leader: Cheryl Owens

      Have you ever suffered the loss of a spouse, child, family member or friend? If so, you may have experienced that many people cannot understand your deep pain. Grief Share is a support group where you can discuss various subjects and hear from experts on grief recovery.

      Cost: $20.00 for the workbook

      Leader: Cheryl Owens and Marti Power
      Cheryl Owens | 219-381-5660 | cowens50@sbcglobal.net
      Marti Power | 219-973-6454

      Merrillville Campus (Living Hope Church)
      Life Group
      Tuesday
      6:30pm
      Life Group: Growing in my Purpose Saturday 4:30pm Discipleship Crown Point
      Life Group: Growing in my Purpose
      Leader: Monica Evans

      Growing in my purpose...from milk to mashed potatoes to meat. You will start with taking an assessment of your spiritual growth. This assessment is designed to show you areas of needed growth. You will overcome negative thought patterns throughout these meetings, create new life systems, and take hold of God's promises.

      This group is for both men and women. Children 10 years and older are welcomed to join their parent(s).

      Leaders: Tim & Monica Evans
      Monica | 313-415-4355 | butleratdetroit@yahoo.com

      Crown Point (Living Hope Church)
      Discipleship
      Saturday
      4:30pm
      Life Group: Health-My Body God's Temple Saturday 8:00am Life Group
      Life Group: Health-My Body God's Temple
      Leader: Teresa Bakke

      Men and Women are welcome to join us for a 12-week focus on your health! We will read, meet and discuss once a week the book by Joseph Christiano, "My Body God's Temple!"

      You will be organized into smaller, private accountability groups that will provide encouragement and spiritual insight as you begin to honor God with the care of His temple.

      We will cover body, mind, diet/nutrition, exercise, and relationship with God.

      The cost of the book is $14.00.

      Leader: Teresa Bakke
      253-341-6262 | bakkefam4@gmail.com

      Life Group
      Saturday
      8:00am
      Life Group: Kingdom Women's Study Saturday 10:00am Life Group Merrillville Campus
      Life Group: Kingdom Women's Study
      Leader: Shronda Swindle

      We will be going through the study of Elijah with Priscilla Shirer. Her study helps us understand the value of seasons of growth and testing in your spiritual maturity. Be encouraged to wait on God's good work in your heart and mind, even in seasons when you feel like no one sees. Learn to trust in the goodness and faithfulness of God and His purposes for your life.

      This group is for women 18 years of age and older. The book guide for this study is available for $20.00.

      Leader: Shronda Swindle
      219-742-7610 | Shrondaswindle@gmail

      Merrillville Campus (Living Hope Church)
      Life Group
      Saturday
      10:00am
      Life Group: Learning to Sign (ASL) Saturday Morning Life Group
      Life Group: Learning to Sign (ASL)  
      Leader: Moriah Clark

      This group will teach you how to communicate to the deaf and hard of hearing by using American Sign Language (ASL). You will learn how to sign the alphabet, numbers, words, phrases, and ASL grammar.

      Please contact Moriah Clark for time and location.

      Leader: Moriah Clark
      219-802-4439 | mclarks5192@gmail.com

      Life Group
      Saturday
      Morning
      Life Group: LHC Prayer Over the Phone Wednesday 7:00pm Life Group
      Life Group: LHC Prayer Over the Phone
      Leader: Dena Yetsko

      Join Dena Yetsko and Linda Weightman every other Wednesday from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm for prayer over the phone. We will be praying for the LHC leadership and prayer list.

      The call number is 605-475-4084 and uses access code 805930#.

      Leaders:
      Dena Yetsko
      219-510-3606 | dena.yetsko@outlook.com
      Linda Weightman | 219-306-6000.

      Life Group
      Wednesday
      7:00pm
      Life Group: MANCAVE Monday 6:30pm Life Group Merrillville Campus
      Life Group: MANCAVE
      Leader: Dave DeSalle

      Mancave is a Life Group for men. This is a time to hang out and discuss various topics such as sports, cars, and other manly topics.

      Leaders:
      Dave DeSalle | 219-808-0803
      Ron Miller | 219-669-5110
      Joe Gifford

      Meeting: First Monday of every month | 6:30pm | LHC Cafe

      Merrillville Campus (Living Hope Church)
      Life Group
      Monday
      6:30pm
      Life Group: Now What? Saturday 12:00pm Ministry Merrillville Campus
      Life Group: Now What?

      This Life Group is interactive. It promotes, initiates, and evokes self-discipline, as well as deeper personal awareness of God. We will enter the beautiful Presence of God via the Holy Spirit's leading. Whether you are an established Chrsitian or a new believer, this group will help you grow to a new level.

      Leader: Bernadine Turnage
      219-309-4969 | mrsbturnage@gmail.com

      Merrillville Campus (Living Hope Church)
      Ministry
      Saturday
      12:00pm
      Life Group: Nuggets of Scripture/Gold. Friday 6:30pm Life Group Crown Point
      Life Group: Nuggets of Scripture/Gold.  

      This group will be learning about biblical topics that have expanded meaning. Sharon will be teaching and hosting group discussions on various subjects.

      The study guide is $14.00.
      Please contact Sharon for location.

      Leader: Sharon Wachowiak
      219-682-7187 | sjwshareon@hotmail.com

      Crown Point (Living Hope Church)
      Life Group
      Friday
      6:30pm
      Life Group: Prayer Warrior Study Tuesday 6:30pm Life Group
      Life Group: Prayer Warrior Study  
      Leader: Beatrice Vega

      Join us to learn about the power of praying your way to victory. We will be studying the book 'Prayer Warrior' by Stormie Omartion.

      The cost of the book is $20.00.
      This group is for women 18 years of age and older.

      Please contact Beatrice for location information.

      Leader: Beatrice Vega
      773-990-0791 | 81bvega@gmail.com.

      Life Group
      Tuesday
      6:30pm
      Life Group: R.E.A.L. Varies Varies Life Group
      Life Group: R.E.A.L.
      Leader: Debbie Ramsey

      This group provides a time of support and fellowship for women who have lost their husbands through death or divorce.

      Meetings are once a month at various locations. Please contact Debbie for dates and location.

      Leader: Debbie Ramsey
      219-805-8158 | ramsey325@att.com

      Life Group
      Varies
      Varies
      Life Group: Remarriage and Blended Families Sunday 5:30pm Life Group Schererville
      Life Group: Remarriage and Blended Families  

      Are you a blended family? Join us to navigate the difficulties and challenges that arise inside of joining families.

      We will strengthen our marriage, friendships, and other relationships with spiritual principles as we share life experiences.

      Children are welcome.

      Leaders: Adam & Amy Wolosiewicz
      Adam | 336-831-7310 | adamwolosiewicz@gmail.com
      Amy | 708-935-5457

      Schererville (Living Hope Church)
      Life Group
      Sunday
      5:30pm
      Childcare Available
      Life Group: Sunday Sermon Follow-up & Fellowship Sunday Evening Life Group Crown Point
      Life Group: Sunday Sermon Follow-up & Fellowship  
      Leader: Christian Rath

      Come for a time of fellowship and discussion over the sermon topics. Christian & Cristina Rath will open up their home for a potluck meal for all to participate in.

      They are located in Crown Point but close to Cedar Lake and Lowell.

      Leaders: Christian & Cristina Rath |219-671-5322 | cristina.rath@lhcweb.org

      Crown Point (Living Hope Church)
      Life Group
      Sunday
      Evening
      Life Group: Young Adults Varies 6:00pm Life Group
      Life Group: Young Adults
      Leader: Johnny Martinez

      The LHC Young Adults (18-30) provide a fun time to hang out with other young adults and discuss living for God and life.This group meets on the first Sunday of every month with bonus outings during the month.

      Please contact Johnny Martinez for location details.

      Leader: Johnny Martinez | 219-688-8186
      Doug Sheehy | doug@lhcweb.org

      Life Group
      Varies
      6:00pm
      Life Group: Young Married Couples Life Group
      Life Group: Young Married Couples
      Leader: Corey Thomas

      This group is designed to bring together couples who have been married less than ten years to discuss life and marriage in a fun environment.

      Children welcomed. Please contact Tami Thomas for dates and location detail.

      Leaders: Corey & Tami Thomas
      708-334-1324

      Rick & Nicole Cochran

      Life Group
      Prayer Team Varies Varies Ministry Merrillville Campus
      Prayer Team
      Leader: Cindy Sheehy

      Living Hope Church has several different prayer teams available to lift up your needs throughout the week.
      - Altar Prayer Team
      - Intercessory Prayer Team
      - Facebook & E-Mail Prayer Team
      - Emergency Prayer Chain

      Merrillville Campus (Living Hope Church)
      Ministry
      Varies
      Varies