Life Groups

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.


Open Life Groups

John and Ellen Denler - Meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays each month at a member's home. Adults only. OPEN.

Josh and Kelli Gerber - Meets Friday evenings at 6:30 at the church. Kids welcome. OPEN.

Jerry and Valerie Mooberry - Meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays in the evening at the Mooberry home in Eureka. Adults only. OPEN.

Lewis and Ana Riggenbach - Meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month in Pekin. Adults only. OPEN.


Duane and Lori Swartzendruber - New group who will meet two Fridays each month in Morton. Adults only. OPEN.

Troy and Linda Teater - New group that plans to meet the 1st and 3rd Sundays each month in Morton. Kids are welcome. OPEN.

Men - Wayde Logue leads this group of men who meet at the Goodfield building, 201 E. Robinson, on Wednesday mornings 6:30-7:30am. OPEN

Women - Led by Liz Allen and Denise Ellis, this group meets at New Castle Bible Church every other Friday evening. Women only. OPEN.


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 by clicking here or stop by our welcome desk.

Life Group Interest Form