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life groups

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Life Groups are one way that we “do life together” at Zion Baptist Church. It’s tough to have deep relationships by merely attending a big event like a church service. That’s where life groups come in. Real relationships are built out of shared experiences: meals together, conversations, adventures, serving others together, being there for each other when a need arises, and creating memories together. As we follow Christ TOGETHER, ‘iron sharpens iron’, friendships emerge and true discipleship takes place. It is more than just a Sunday Morning thing. It is a way of life.


This means that as a group we’re actively growing in our relationship with God through worship, Bible study, and obedience. Together we are learning what it means to follow Jesus and live out his teaching.


Life groups are so much more than sitting in a circle confessing our deep, dark secrets. We need to be real and authentic with each other, but those relationships come through a life lived together. This means we take time to have fun, eat together, and share stories from our lives. Bible study is important, but so are trips to a park, weekend hikes, and barbeques.


This means tangible ways of living out and spreading Christ’s love by serving our communities and engaging with non-Christians in real friendships on a regular basis. The possibilities here are endless…from active involvement in a local school to preparing meals for someone in need, but the goal is to make service a way of life.


As in nature, anything living is either growing or dying. Therefore, it is important that our life groups continue growing by reproducing. We can do this by always being open to new people. This is a life characterized by hospitality: we care for the people we are with and constantly welcome others. It isn’t a forced thing, and there are no time lines or systems here. For, as we’re living life together, we’ll naturally want to invite others along on our journey. This also means that at some points along the way, we’ll be led to release people out from our group to start new groups and continue the process of growing.



Preschool Lifegroup Director - Shelley Chermaine

(Temporarily moved into the Family Life Center)


Room R101: Babies, One year olds & Two year olds

(Birthdate after 6/1/2020 & between 6/1/2019 & 5/31/2020)

Teachers - Mandi Brandenburg & Tim Inscho

Room R103: Three and Four year olds

(Birthdate between 6/1/2017 & 5/31/2019)

Teachers - Kathleen Odom & Sue Hoover


Children's Lifegroup Director - Gail Bemis

Family Life Center


Room R109: Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Teachers - Kim Inscho & Bernice Brown


Room R108: 2nd & 3rd Grade

Teachers - Dian Morgan & Yvonne Ragan


Room R214: 4th & 5th Grade

Teachers - Amanda Osborne & Haley Johnson

Student Lifegroup Directors - Tim and April McNarry

Education Building

3rd Floor: Middle & High School Boys

Teacher - Tim McNarry

3rd Floor: Middle School Girls

Teacher - Patti Symons

3rd Floor: High School Girls

Teacher - April McNarry




Adult LifeGroup Coordinator - Ron Bolen

Family Life Center

R205: Couples for Christ, Co-Ed (20s-50s)

Teacher - Bobbie Mitchell

R208: Agape, Co-Ed (Couples 50s - 70s)

Teacher - Rev. Frank Daws

R202: Dependaples, Men

Teachers - Hershel Lynch & Gene Wilson

R200: Explorers, Co-Ed

Teacher - Ron Bolen

R213: PALs, Co-Ed

Teacher - Don Turner

R204: The Vine (Spanish Speaking), Co-Ed

Teacher - Pastor Felipe Sanmaniego

R201: Adult 1 Ladies Class, Ladies

Teacher - Theresa Beaucher

R110: Fisherman's Class, Men

Teacher - Chris McAdams

Education Building

C210: Disciples, Singles, Co-Ed (50+)

Teacher - Ronny Juhan

B104: Faithful Caregivers, Ladies (70+)

Teachers - Donna Bowles & Carol Dinn

C120: Outreachers, Co-Ed

Teacher- Cecil Dinn

B106: Sunshine, Ladies (50+)

Teacher - Ruth Walker

C314: Purpose, Ages 18-34

Teacher - Philip & Ashley Arnold

B102: Emmanuel Co-Ed (70+)

Teacher - George Waddy

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