Life Groups are designed for 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.

Life Groups aim to help students know, love, and serve Jesus Christ by providing personal settings focused on Biblical Study, Spiritual Disciplines, and Faith Integration.

The Three Streams of Life Groups


Biblical Study Life Groups embrace and dig into the biblical story through making observations, interpretations, and developing applications of the Scriptures. Studying Scriptures help us gain insights into God, our relationship with others, and creation.


Spiritual Discipline Life Groups focus on the use and practice of spiritual disciplines as a means for helping students be attentive to the Holy Spirit's work. Content is focused on the historical and biblical teaching of various spiritual disciplines and their function and purpose in ongoing spiritual formation.


Faith Integration Life Groups expose students to foundational principles of Christian faith that inform a theology of life, work, and play. Students will learn healthy, holy rhythms that reflect the Holy Spirit's work in our life and community.

Open and Closed Life Groups

Some Life Groups are closed to specific groups of students across campus where other "open" Life Groups are open to all students.

Please refer questions about attendance to the leader or to the Spiritual Formation Office

Life Group Season officially launches the week of September 11 and runs through the week of november 13!


Fall 2023 Life Groups

Please refer to the Malone Events Calendar for more information and specific dates for each group.

Open Life Groups

How to Study the Bible

Ethan Ashton + Leonard Veccia


Spiritual Disciplines


Bring a Bible and a Pen as we explore some critical rules of Bible study to help us grow in our spiritual walks. Monday at 10:05am in the Stewart Room (The Barn). October 9th and November 13th will be in the Round Room (The Barn).

Prayer in Practice

Alicia Martinez


Faith Integration


This Life Group is dedicated to meeting the physical and spiritual needs of stressed-out college students. Join us for a weekly devotional on how to pray using a model from the Psalms followed by interactive dynamic stretching and reflection. This group meets on Monday at 10:05am in the Pioneer Room (Osborne Hall). 

The Well

Zeke Yost


Bible Study


Join us for a time of building Christ-like community. We will study God’s Word and discuss how we can apply it to our lives. There will also be food, a variety of optional activities and time to connect with friends. Our goal is to encourage you, no matter where you are in your faith journey. Come be refreshed at The Well. This group meets Monday at 6:30pm at First Friends Church in room L-41/42.

Commuter Life Group

Zane Keele


Bible Study


The Commuter Life Group will be a discussion and study of the book of 1John. It will look at what it means to love God and others, as well as any other relevant topics that may come up in our discussion. Ultimately seeking to not only talk about these ideas and what they mean, but live them out together. This group meets on Wednesdays at 1pm in the Commuter Lounge.

Lectio Divina

Dr. Hannah Kroonblawd


Spiritual Disciplines


In Lectio Divina, we encounter the Bible through patterns of reading, reflection, prayer, and contemplation. This Life Group focuses on Old Testament prophecies and the season of Advent to guide intentional, personal connection with Scripture. We'll see the hope of the coming Savior reflected in classic and contemporary literature, and engage in creative writing prompts that reflect the rhythms of Lectio Divina. This group meets on Wednesday at 12:00pm in the English Lounge (JC 206) in the Johnson Center.

Jesus Is

Devin Galbraith


Bible Study


"Jesus Is" is all about diving into God's word and discovering the kind of life Jesus has called us to live. Each week, we'll read a chapter from the Gospels, and discuss it as a group to see how it applies to our lives today. This group meets on Tuesday at 9pm in Emma's (The Barn). 

Wellness Journaling

Kylee Gray


Faith Integration


This Life Group is designed to help you be reflective about your mental wellness and faith. You will journal about prompts surrounding these topics and have some discussion at the end of each session. Bring a journal if you have one! This group meets on Wednesday at 7:15pm in Emma's Café (The Barn). 

Heritage Hall: Leading Under Pressure

John Evin


Bible Study


Heritage Hall Life Group is a weekly gathering where we come together and study the word of God. This semester we will be studying the book of Joshua every week and examining how Joshua led God's people in times of immense pressure. This group meets on Wednesday at 7pm in the Heritage Hall first floor lounge at the end of the hall. 

Coffee Conversations: Spiritual Life at Different Life Stages

Amy Rozko 


Spiritual Disciplines


Coffee Conversations with feature discussions and interviews with people from the local community where they discuss how they connect with God and spiritual disciplines! This group is hosted by a local pastor and guests will vary in age and life stage each week. If you’d like to nominate someone to come as a guest please email Amy at This group meets on Tuesday at 10:30am in the Stewart Room (The Barn).

Hope Connections

Megan Tschantz


Faith Integration


This Life Group is offered through the CSS to connect students to hope by learning ways to cope with mental health issues in a safe community. We will engage in discussion about mental health and our identity in Christ and provide time for further fellowship. This group meets on Thursday at 4pm in the Stewart Room (The Barn).

Blossom Hall: Themes of the Bible

Rebecca Cooley


Bible Study


The Blossom Hall Life Group is going through a series from the Bible Project that discusses major themes that appear throughout the Bible. This group meets on Wednesday at 8:30pm in the Blossom 3rd floor lounge. 

Slow Down & Be Quiet

Linda Leon


Spiritual Disciplines


Does your life feel like a whirlwind? Busyness and noise don't have to define your days. Come learn about spiritual practices that incorporate rest and quiet into your life. This group is open to everyone, but will close after the first week to participants committed to attending 6 weeks. This group meets on Thursday at 10:30am in the Stewart Room. 

Transfer Life Group

Kaylyn Jones + Anna Meadows


Faith Integration


The Transfer Life Group provides a space for transfer students to talk about life and faith outside the classroom. This group meets every other Thursday at 10:30AM in Emma's Café. 

Prayer + Worship: A Journey through Ephesians 6

Elisia Frey


Spiritual Disciplines


This group is looking at the Armor of God and how it can be applied to every day life. Time together include Bible study and movement working through basic martial arts skills. This group meets on Tuesdays at 7:30pm in the Pioneer Room. 

Haviland Hall: Good Gospel Good God

Katie Hines


Faith Integration


We are going to walk through the foundation of our faith to discover how God brings us from death to life, from fallen to free. This group meets every other week on Thursday at 7PM in Haviland Hall on the 2nd floor lounge. 

Woolman and Whittier: Navigating Godly Friendships

Anna Warmbrodt


Faith Integration


This Life Group is all about finding and growing Godly friendships. We will discuss different friendships in the Bible and how they relate to friendships that you may have had in the past or present. This group will meet every other week on Tuesdays at 10:30AM in Myers Lounge. 

Dance and Devotions

Rachel Stranger


Faith Integration


This semester we will be diving into the concept of the temple in Christian living, and how parallels between the Old and New Testament can show us how to live. Class will begin with a devotion and will be followed by various structures of dance training, from actual ballet to conditioning and stretching. No dance experience is required. This group will meet on Tuesdays at 4PM in the Pioneer room starting on October 10th. 

Fox Hall

Details coming soon. 

In the Moment: Devotional Study

Andrea Ramsey


Spiritual Disciplines


Come learn about the discipline of daily devotions, reflection and prayer. We will be going through the Book In the Moment with Author Lorraine Freeman and is sponsored by the the Office of Multicultural Services. This group meets on Thursdays at 10:30AM in Founders Hall 65 from September 14th to October 12th. 

Closed Life Groups

Women's Cross Country // Closed

Kendall Anenson + Trinitie Woolace


Faith Integration


A closed life group for the cross country women’s team to learn and discuss Gods word together and experience fellowship within faith based conversation outside of our typical running workouts.

E-Sports Life Group // Closed

Andrew Boak


Bible Study


This Life Group is for the E-sports team. This semester they will focus on going through the Gospel of Mark.

Women's Soccer Team // Closed

Bailey Shattell + Natalie Martorana + Emily Calvani


Bible Study


A place for the Women's Soccer Team to meet intentionally outside of normal practice times. 

Baseball Team // Closed

Tim Haverstock


Bible Study


A place for the Baseball Team to meet intentionally outside of normal practice times. 

Women's Lacrosse Team // Closed

Madison Clarke


Bible Study



A closed life group for the women's lacrosse team to learn and discuss Gods word together and experience fellowship within faith based conversation outside of practices and games. This semester, we will be studying the book of James. 

Men's Cross Country

Max Gucker


Bible Study


A closed life group for the cross country men's team to learn and discuss Gods word together and experience fellowship within faith based conversation outside of our typical running workouts.