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 on January 25 and runs until April 9


Spring 2021 Life Groups

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


Open Life Groups

Jesus Is

Devin Galbraith


Bible Study


Jesus Is is all about learning who Jesus is through the Gospels, and discovering the kind of life He's called us to live.

How To Sabbath

Katie Corbit


Spiritual Discipleshine


In this Life Group, we are going to discuss how to observe the Sabbath and have open discussion relating to having true rest. We'll look through biblical passages that relate to the Sabbath, and talk about how to integrate them into our lives as college students.

Malone Dance Life Group

Bekah Stranger


Faith Integration


If you love to dance - this group is for you. All are welcome, whether you're new to dance or have practiced for years. We'll do a short devotional at the beginning, and then spend the rest of the time practicing for a showcase at the end of the semester.

Be The Bridge

Alanna Copeland and Steph Merchant


Faith Integration


This group will go through the 9-week curriculum of Be the Bridge by Latasha Morrison. If you're looking to explore and be honest about racial reconciliation and being anti-racist, this group is for you. All are welcome.



Residence Hall Life Groups

Sermon On The Mount

Christian Stark


Biblical Study


In this Life Group in Haviland, we will study biblical passages and how those relate to our real-life circumstances.

Waiting in the Wilderness

Gwen Gelofsack


Faith Integration


This group will study the book Waiting Well: Caring For Your Heart While You Wait by Lonette Baity. Everyone is waiting for something. We'll discuss the chapters and how to live authentically during seasons of waiting. 

Discipleship Groups

Discipleship Groups

Discipleship Groups

Discipleship Groups meet for 7-Weeks and study the curriculum on the lived out Foundations of the Christian Faith. It features topics such as: Worship, Community, Service, Prayer, Sabbath, and Learning. DGs consist of a small group of 2-5 students who are committed and eager to show up and dive in each week. Think Life Groups, but smaller! 

Closed Life Groups

Malone CC and Track Ladies // Closed

Grace Coakely and Leah Metzger


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.

Men's Swimming and Diving Team Life Group // Closed

Thomas Hooper and Caleb Cosentino

Faith Integration


A closed life group for the MU Men's Swim Team to learn and discuss practical applications of the christian faith through biblical study.

You can also Find the full list of life groups on the Malone events calendar

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.

Questions regarding the content of group meetings should be sent to the group leader. 

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