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Life Groups are designed to allow students to:

  • Receive personal discipleship from individuals with spiritual maturity

  • Experience differing degrees of Christian community

  • Develop a more personal relationship with Jesus Christ by studying Scripture,
    asking questions, and engaging in discussions.

Each Life Group topic and description has been decided upon by the leader.
All leaders and topics have been approved by the Office of Spiritual Formation.
Please note that group topics and teachings are not necessarily a reflection of the beliefs of Malone University or the Office of Spiritual Formation, but have been selected because of expressed student interests, inquiries, or requests.
We value student input and want to do our best to offer
groups and topics representing the diversity of our student body.

All groups are between 45 and 60 minutes unless otherwise specified.

Please refer questions about attendance to the leader or to Rachel Hunka
Questions regarding the content of group meetings should be sent to the group leader.

All Life Group attendance is entered on Tuesdays and Thursdays during student intern office hours.

Monday Leader Time Dates Location Description
Student Chaplains   Randy Heckert  10 a.m.  1.26 - 4.27  Round Room in the Barn  **Closed Group** Contact Pastor Randy for details. Equipping students to serve as chaplains in their residence halls; to work intentionally with Residence Life staff; and to help provide a supportive and nurturing atmosphere where students can develop their relationship with God and others.
The Conquer Series for Men Tracy Miller  7:30 p.m.  1.26 - 3.9  MH207  **Men Only** A six-week cinematic series on sexual purity to offer men proven principles and Biblical strategies, scientific facts and practical tools to conquer sexual sins and bondage, and to truly become conquers.
The Conquer Series for Women Tammy Miller 7:30 p.m. 1.26 - 3.9 MH109 **Women Only** A six-week cinematic series on sexual purity to offer women proven principles and Biblical strategies, scientific facts and practical tools to conquer sexual sins and bondage, and to truly become conquers.
The Edge Peter Gruver 8 p.m. 1.26 - 4.27 CL49 Discovering the life you were meant to live:  learn how to live a life of purpose through the finished work of the cross and experiencing the Father's love.
Tuesdays Leader Time Dates Location Description
The Breakfast Club Rachel Hunka, Amy Ford, & Ariel Mohn  10:30 - 11:20 a.m.   1.20 - 4.28  Fireplace in The Barn   **Women Only** We're people coming from all different backgrounds who pour our hearts out to each other only to discover we have a whole lot more in common than we ever thought. Bring your breakfast (or lunch) and let's celebrate how God made us all different for a purpose.
Scripture Memory Mark Jakowski  10:30 - 11:15 a.m.  1.20 - 4.28  MH 307  **Open first three weeks, then closed*** Members of this group will support and encourage each other in the endeavor of memorizing and retaining scripture using the Topical Memory System.
Social Media Jonathan Davis 5-7p.m. 3.10 - 4.14 Round Room in the Barn Taking a look at how social media can be good and bad. We'll bring things to Scripture and look at how God fits with today's social media.
 C-3  Randy Heckert  7-8:15 p.m.  1.27 - 3.24  Pastor Randy's home (email leader for address)  **Closed**  Informational meeting Tuesday, January 20 at 4 p.m. in the Round Room (Barn-third floor in Silo), email Pastor Randy if you are unable to attend. Colossians 3 -Beyond bumper stickers, t-shirts and tattoos; A heart deep/life altering study of Christian Discipleship and Spiritual Formation as taught in  Colossians 3.
 Haviland SFO  Ryan Palmer  7 p.m.  Starts  1.20, then gathers the first and third Tuesdays of each month  Haviland  **Men Only** A time for the men of Haviland to come and worship, share in questions, and enjoy fellowship.
 Ichthys  Lorri Murray  7-9 p.m.  1.20 -  4.28  Round Room in the Barn  A place where students of the Catholic faith, as well as students of any denomination, can come and learn more about Catholicism.
Scripture, Stories, and Songs Jason Courter 8-9:30 p.m. 1.20 - 4.21 The Courter Home (email leader for address) We will be studying the scriptural foundation and stories behind common hymns and worship songs that we sing, and attempting to play and sing them together.  One or two songs will be examined per week.  No musical experience is needed, but feel free to bring an instrument if you have one.  Snacks and drinks provided.
Voices from the Kitchen and Beyond Kat Gritter & Melody Scott 8:30 p.m. Every other week beginning 1.20 Heritage RD Apartment  **Women Only** This is a story series on changing narratives of women.  We will profile 13 women who were or are leading thinkers and culture creators.  Through examining their faith perspective as it applies to scripture, we will seek ways our own narratives are affected.
PGB Worship Tony Schnyders 9 p.m. 1.20, 2.3 & 2.17, 3.17, 4.7 & 4.21 Upper Barclay Lounge Come enjoy a time of worship with scripture, thanksgiving, and singing.


Wednesdays Leader Time Dates Location Description
Why it matters  Randy Heckert  11 a.m. 1.14 - 4.29  JC101  A follow-up to discuss Community Worship on what can be learned and applied.


Thursdays Leader Time Dates Location Description
Turning Point OC  Pastor Jeremy DiBartolo  10:30 - 11:20 a.m.  1.22 - 4.30  The Stewart Room  **Men Only** Tough questions for young adults:  developing a biblical worldview in areas of faith, freedom, finances and friendship.
Christianity for the World Dr. Brathwaite & Joe Soza  10:30 - 11:20 a.m.  1.22 - 4.30  Emma's Targeted primarily (though not exclusively) toward international students, this group is dedicated to developing a cross-cultural appreciation of the nature of global Christianity and Christian spirituality. In a relaxed, fun atmosphere, we will explore related biblical, theological, and philosophical foundations, themes, and questions.
Love Actually Kali Jobes 10:30 - 11:20 a.m. Every other week beginning 1.29 Blossom third floor Lounge **Women Only** Love Actually: Journeys of our past and future.  Come listen to other women tell their stories about their past and how God shaped them into the women they are today.  Mistakes, relationships, sex, emotion, marriage, children, abortion, beliefs and more will all be on the table for discussion and questions. 
 Questions & Struggles  TC Ham & Matt Ropp  10:30 - 11:15 a.m.  1.22 - 4.30  CC104  Small group discussion on contemporary issues viewed in light of biblical teaching.
Surprised by Life Kelly Myers 8 p.m. Every other Thursday beginning 1.22 Myers Lounge **Women Only** Surprised by Life: discovering God's faithfulness in post-university adventures. This life group will be for female students and is an opportunity for Malone alumni to share ways that their life after college wasn't quite what they had imagined it to be when they were students. We'll explore through personal stories ways that God is present in the midst of the unexpected.
DeVol Devos Chris Arney 8 p.m. 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month beginning 1.22 DeVol 2nd floor lounge Take part in a biweekly time of worship, Scripture study, and discussion on Christianity and culture in DeVol Hall. Led by the DeVol Residence Life staff.
Fridays Leader Time Dates Location Description
Follow Through  James Thomas Talbert & Edy Herrera  11 a.m. 1.23 - 5.1  Round Room in the Barn  Going into further discussion on the topics discussed at our Friday Four SFO, #MUBlessUp.

Students are encouraged to register via the form below to ensure your inclusion in the group of your choice. Registering ahead of time is encouraged but not required.

Some groups are marked as *Closed. These groups must be joined at specific times. Please contact the leaders for details.