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
Gabe and Katie Birkey - New Group. Meeting time and place to be determined. Kids welcome. OPEN.
Dave and Becky Calhoun - Meets in the NCBC Intersection Fireside Room on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays each month in the evening. Adults only. OPEN.
John and Ellen Denler - Meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays each month at a member's home. Adults only. OPEN.
Tom and Nancy Goehl - Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month in the North Classroom of the main building at New Castle Bible Church or in a member's home. Adults only. FULL.
Darin and Jane Hoffmire - Meets at the leader's home in Morton. Meeting time to be determined. Adults only. OPEN.
Rob and Renee Huschen - Meets the 2nd Sunday each month in the evening at various homes of group members. Kids are welcome. FULL.
Kyle and Diane Krall - Meets the 1st and 3rd Saturday each month in various members’ homes. Kids are welcome. FULL.
Men - Phil Somers leads this group at his home in Mackinaw. They meet weekly on Sunday evenings. Men only. FULL.
Kris and Amanda Mettelmann - Meets twice a month on Sunday evenings in the New Castle Bible Church Intersection building. Kids are welcome. Full.
Matt and Christine Miller - Meets every 2 weeks in the Miller's home in Mackinaw. Kids are welcome. FULL.
Jerry and Valerie Mooberry - Meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays in the evening at the Mooberry home in Eureka. Adults only. OPEN.
Scott and Christy O'Neill - New group that will meet the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month in Morton. OPEN.
Mike and Carmen Rassi - Meets one Sunday a month following the 10:45 service in Mackinaw. Kids are welcome. FULL.
Lewis and Ana Riggenbach - Meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month in Pekin. Adults only. OPEN.
Kevin and Jody Sauder - Sauder neighborhood evangelistic focus. Will meet at the Sauder home in Mackinaw every Wednesday, 9/14-11/16. Children and students are encouraged to attend AWANA and Rooted Student ministries at the same time. CLOSED.
Marv & Mary Sauder and Harry & Jan Willmert - Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month in the evening in the New Castle Bible Church Intersection Fireside Room. Adults only. FULL.
Denny and Karilyn Schlappi - Meets the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month in the evening at the Schlappi's home in Morton. Adults only. FULL.
Steve and Kathy Schlappi - Meets monthly at the Schlappi's home in Morton. Adults only. FULL.
Duane and Lori Swartzendruber - New group who will meet two Fridays each month in Morton. Kids welcome. OPEN.
Troy and Linda Teater - New group that plans to meet the 1st and 3rd Sundays each month in Morton. Kids are welcome. OPEN.
Paul and Carrie Wildermuth - Meets at the Wildermuth home in Tremont the 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month. Kids are welcome. OPEN.
Women - Led by Liz Allen and Denise Ellis, this group meets at New Castle Bible Church every other Friday evening. Women only. OPEN.
Young Adults - Colton Myers and Bella Galbraith will lead this group consisting of young adults. Meeting location and time to be determined. 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.