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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
      Life Group: Gun Club Monday 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.

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

      For more information and to register for this group, please contact Chrissy Shopeju at 219-333-7543 or tinuolashopeju@yahoo.com.

      Individuals are responsible for the cost of their meals.

      Crown Point
      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.

      St. John
      Life Group
      Sunday
      6:30pm
      Life Group: Cards of Encouragement Tuesday Afternoon Life Group
      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.

      For more information, contact Linda Weightman at 219-306-6000 or email lindaj5163@gmail.com.

      Life Group
      Tuesday
      Afternoon
      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.

      Merrillville
      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: Grief Share Tuesday 6:30pm Life Group At the Church
      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.

      Leader: Cheryl Owens and Marti Power
      Meeting: Tuesdays | 6:30pm - 8:30pm |
      February 8th - April 26th
      Location: Conference Room B
      Cost: $20.00 for the workbook
      Contact: Cheryl Owens at 219-381-5660 or cowens50@sbcglobal.net.
      Marti Power at 219-973-6454.

      At the Church (Living Hope Church)
      Life Group
      Tuesday
      6:30pm
      Life Group: Growing in my Purpose Saturday Afternoon 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).

      Crown Point
      Discipleship
      Saturday
      Afternoon
      Life Group: Health-My Body God's Temple Saturday 8:00am Life Group
      Life Group: Health-My Body God's Temple  
      Leader: Darlene Hamlin

      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

      Life Group
      Saturday
      8:00am
      Life Group: Kingdom Women's Study Saturday 10:00am Life Group At the Church
      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.

      To register for this session, email Shronda Swindle at Shrondaswindle@gmail or text at 219-742-7610.

      At the Church (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: Darlene Hamlin

      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.

      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#.

      Dena Yetsko - 219-510-3606 | Linda Weightman 219-306-6000.

      Life Group
      Wednesday
      7:00pm
      Life Group: MANCAVE Monday 6:30pm Life Group At the Church
      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.

      Leader: Doug Sheehy
      Meeting: First Monday of every month | 6:30pm
      Location: LHC Cafe
      Contact: Doug Sheehy at 219-776-5556 or doug@lhcweb.org.

      At the Church (Living Hope Church)
      Life Group
      Monday
      6:30pm
      Life Group: Nuggets of Scripture Gold. Friday Life Group Crown Point
      Life Group: Nuggets of Scripture Gold.  
      Leader: Darlene Hamlin

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

      For more information and to register for this group, please contact Sharon Wachowiak at 219-682-7187 or sjwshareon@hotmail.com.

      Crown Point
      Life Group
      Friday
      Life Group: Prayer Warrior Tuesday 6:30pm Life Group
      Life Group: Prayer Warrior  
      Leader: Darlene Hamlin

      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.

      For more information, please get in touch with Beatrice Vega at 773-990-0791 or 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 around various activities.

      Leader: Debbie Ramsey
      Meeting dates and times to be determined

      Contact: Debbie Ramsey at 219-805-8158 or ramsey325@att.com

      Life Group
      Varies
      Varies
      Life Group: Remarriage and Blended Families Sunday 5:30pm Life Group South Lake County
      Life Group: Remarriage and Blended Families  
      Leader: Darlene Hamlin

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

      Children are welcome.

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

      South Lake County
      Life Group
      Sunday
      5:30pm
      Life Group: Sunday Sermon Follow-up & Fellowship Sunday Evening Life Group Crown Point
      Life Group: Sunday Sermon Follow-up & Fellowship  

      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 | cristinarath@gmail.com

      Crown Point (Living Hope Church)
      Life Group
      Sunday
      Evening
      Life Group: Young Adults Varies 6:30pm Life Group Valparaiso
      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 will also have monthly special events.

      Leader: Doug Sheehy & Johnny Martinez
      Meeting: First Sunday of every month | 6:00pm
      Location: Doug & Cindy Sheehy's Home
      Contact: Johnny Martinez at 219-688-8186 or Doug Sheehy at doug@lhcweb.org

      Valparaiso (Living Hope Church)
      Life Group
      Varies
      6:30pm
      Life Group: Young Married Couples Saturday 6:00pm Life Group Valparaiso
      Life Group: Young Married Couples
      Leader: Doug Sheehy

      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.

      Leader: Doug & Cindy Sheehy
      Meeting: Third Saturday of every month | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
      Location: Doug & Cindy Sheehy's Home
      Contact: Doug & Cindy Sheehy at 219-776-5556 or doug@lhcweb.org.

      Valparaiso (Living Hope Church)
      Life Group
      Saturday
      6:00pm
      Life Group:Divorce Care Tuesday 6:30pm Life Group At the Church
      Life Group:Divorce Care  
      Leader: Shronda Swindle

      Divorce Care Life Groups provide ongoing support and encouragement
      necessary for healing from divorce or separation. Through encouraging
      speakers and the foundational methods of God's living word, you will soon find
      yourself on the path of wholeness that God intends for his children.

      Leaders: Shronda Swindle, Pastor James Williams Beth Novina.
      Meeting: Tuesdays - 6:30pm-8:30pm | Conference Room B | February 8th - April 26th

      There is a $20.00 fee for the Divorce Care workbook.

      Contact: Shronda Swindle at 219-742-7610 or shrondaswindle@gmail.com.

      At the Church (Living Hope Church)
      Life Group
      Tuesday
      6:30pm
      Prayer Team Varies Varies Ministry At the Church
      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

      At the Church (Living Hope Church)
      Ministry
      Varies
      Varies