Sharing Life Together
It’s couches and porches and kitchen tables. It’s hearing a story that makes us laugh or a need that make us pray. Life Groups provide an informal way to connect with others and build friendships with those in our church family. Groups often share a meal, open God’s Word, ask questions, find answers, pray for one another as they do life together.
We believe God created us to live in and enjoy the community of others. Joys are multiplied, burdens lightened, and faith deepened through a Life Group connection. To find out more or to share your interest in participating in a Life Group, click here.
Current Life Groups
Michael and Melanie Burge - Meets twice a month on Sunday evening in Mackinaw. Kids welcome.
Dave and Becky Calhoun - Meets in the NCBC Intersection building on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays each month in the evening. Adults only.
John and Ellen Denler - Meets twice a month on Mondays in the NCBC Intersection building. Adults only.
Tom and Nancy Goehl - Meets twice a month on Tuesdays in Mackinaw. Adults only.
Ben and Ailey Holman - Meets twice a month on Sunday evenings in Morton. Kids are welcome.
Rob and Renee Huschen - Meets the 2nd Sunday each month in the evening at various homes of group members. Kids are welcome.
Kurt and Nancy Iwankovitsch - Young adults only.
Kyle and Diane Krall - Meets twice a month in the NCBC Intersection Building and members’ homes. Kids are welcome.
Matt and Christine Miller - Meets every 2 weeks in Mackinaw. Kids are welcome.
Lewis and Ana Riggenbach - Meets in Pekin. Adults only.
Jerry and Valerie Mooberry - Meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays in the evening in Eureka. Adults only.
Robert and Gwendolyn Myers - Meets twice a month on Friday evenings in Congerville. Kids are welcome.
Ben and Shelby Nilsen - Young adults only.
Mike and Carmen Rassi - Meets one Sunday a month following the 10:45 service in Mackinaw. Kids are welcome.
Marv and Mary Sauder - Meets twice a month in the evening in the NCBC Intersection building. Adults only.
Denny and Karilyn Schlappi - Meets the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month in the evening in Morton. Adults only.
Steve and Kathy Schlappi - Meets monthly in Morton. Adults only.
Kevin and Jody Sauder - Meets twice a month in Mackinaw. Young adults only.
Phil Somers - Meets weekly on Sunday evenings in Mackinaw. Men only.
Liz Allen - Women only.
Paul and Carrie Wildermuth - Meets in Tremont the 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month. Kids are welcome.
The name of such groups varies from church to church. We call them 'Life Groups' because we want those who participate to learn the joy of sharing life together with other believers.
The primary purpose is to foster growth in spiritual maturity as the group grows in relationship with one another.
The groups have six primary elements which are: fellowship, prayer, topical studies, evangelistic efforts, serving one another, and growing in life surrender as worshippers.
Most meet twice a month but some meet weekly or monthly.
Some groups welcome children and provide childcare during all or a portion of the group time. The church happily takes care of these childcare expenses.
If your group does not offer childcare and you need to hire your own, please complete the Childcare Reimbursement Form and the church will reimburse your expenses.
You can express your interest on our website or stop by our welcome desk.