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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: Breakfast and a Book of Wisdom Friday Morning Life Group Crown Point
      Life Group: Breakfast and a Book of Wisdom  
      Leader: Donna Rees

      Come have breakfast and conversation over the Joyce Meyer book, "In Search of Wisdom." This transforming experience will leave you prepared to face daily choices and challenges.

      This group is for women only.

      Leaders: Donna Rees & Teresa Bakke
      219-670-1128 | donna.rees29@yahoo.com

      Location: Twelve Islands Restaurant
      114 South Main Street
      Crown Point, IN 46307
      The cost of breakfast is individual.

      Crown Point (Living Hope Church)
      Life Group
      Friday
      Morning
      Life Group: Christ Calling Sunday 12:00pm Life Group At the Church
      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: September 19 | October 10 | November 14

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

      Feel free to bring your own snack.

      At the Church (Living Hope Church)
      Life Group
      Sunday
      12:00pm
      Life Group: Common Cents Monday Evening Life Group At the Church
      Life Group: Common Cents
      Leader: Holly Jones

      Do you love to shop? Do you enjoy the thrill of the hunt and the joy of finding a great deal? Then, join the Common Cents Life Group as we meet to discuss the latest apps, websites, and strategies for scoring big at the stores and being wise stewards of what the Lord has blessed us with.

      We will put our shopping skills to the test and work to gather great deals on products that we can donate to local charities.

      Leader: Holly Jones
      Contact information: 219-644-9699 or hollycoupons@hotmail.com

      At the Church (Living Hope Church)
      Life Group
      Monday
      Evening
      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
      Meeting: Tuesdays | 6:30pm - 8:30pm |
      September 14 - November 23
      Location: Conference Room A
      Cost: $10.00 for the workbook
      Contact: Cheryl Owens at 219-381-5660 or cowens50@sbcglobal.net

      At the Church (Living Hope Church)
      Life Group
      Tuesday
      6:30pm
      Life Group: Gun Club Saturday 10:00am Life Group Merrillville
      Life Group: Gun Club
      Leader: Mike Chasko

      This group is for those who love to shoot guns! Location and times may vary.
      The first meeting will be on September 25th at Shoot Point Blank
      8730 Louisiana Street, Merrillville, IN 46410.

      The cost is $20.00 to attend.

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

      Merrillville (Living Hope Church)
      Life Group
      Saturday
      10:00am
      Life Group: Life is what you Bake It! Saturday Afternoon Life Group Valparaiso
      Life Group: Life is what you Bake It!
      Leader: Karissa Sheehy

      Come and learn how to bake through this live tutorial in the Sheehy kitchen. Following the demonstration, there will be a time of spiritual conversation while enjoying the fresh baked goods!

      Sept. 18 - Pie Baking
      Oct. 2 - Cookies
      Oct. 16 - Beginners cake decorating
      Nov. 6 - Cheese Strudel
      Nov. 20 - Fudg

      Valparaiso (Living Hope Church)
      Life Group
      Saturday
      Afternoon
      Life Group: MANCAVE Monday 6:30pm Life Group At the Church
      Life Group: MANCAVE
      Leader: Doug Sheehy

      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: Oasis Seniors Fellowship Friday Morning Life Group At the Church
      Life Group: Oasis Seniors Fellowship
      Leader: Beverly Hardel

      Oasis is a Life Group of Living Hope Church designed for senior citizens. We meet on the 3rd Friday of each month from 11:00am to 1:00pm for a delicious luncheon. We enjoy amazing fellowship as we are inspired by a special speaker. The cost for the luncheon is $10 and FREE for all first time attenders.

      We also enjoy special outings and exciting events throughout the year.

      At Living Hope Church we love our seniors! If you are a Senior Citizen, please contact us to find out how you can get more involved with Oasis Senior's Fellowship.

      At the Church (Living Hope Church)
      Life Group
      Friday
      Morning
      Life Group: Overcomers Monday 6:30pm Ministry At the Church
      Life Group: Overcomers
      Leader: Arlen Rienstra

      Are you struggling with binding and destructive habits, hurts or hang-ups? This group will help you find freedom in Christ, in an atmosphere of fellowship and acceptance.

      Leaders: Arlen & Tina Rienstra
      Meeting: Mondays | 6:30pm - 8:00pm
      Location: LHC Conference Room B
      Contact: Arlen & Tina Rienstra at 219-671-8816 or ariens@att.net

      At the Church (Living Hope Church)
      Ministry
      Monday
      6:30pm
      Life Group: R.E.A.L. Varies Varies Life Group At the Church
      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: September 18|October & November dates and times to be determined

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

      At the Church (Living Hope Church)
      Life Group
      Varies
      Varies
      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 throughout October. In addition, Christian and Cristina Rath will open up their home for a potluck meal for all to participate.

      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 6:30pm 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 and Steve & Beth Novina.
      Meeting: Tuesdays - 6:30pm-8:30pm | Conference Room B | September 7th - November 16th
      Contact: Shronda Swindle at 219-742-7610 or shrondaswindle@gmail.com.

      At the Church (Living Hope Church)
      Life Group
      Tuesday
      6:30pm
      New Believers Class Tuesday Evening Discipleship At the Church
      New Believers Class  
      Leader: Tinu Shopeju

      Are you hoping to learn more about Jesus and how faith works? This is a great class in helping you to understand better how to develop your relationship with Jesus.

      At the Church (Living Hope Church)
      Discipleship
      Tuesday
      Evening
      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