A Deeper Understanding & Practice God’s Word…
Leads to more intimate relationship with Christ AND a deeper, more intimate relationship with others. To fully mature in our faith we need a vital relationship with God, connectedness and relationships with fellow believers, and reaching the unconvinced in the world around us. (Ephesians 4:11-16)
 
The first church of Acts was devoted to the purposes of caring for one another, encouraging spiritual growth and prayer. Hebrews is filled with admonitions to include fellowship in our spiritual life. We are told to “stir up one another”, to “encourage one another”, and to “exhort one another everyday”. 
 
God does not call us to, or even a life of “casual Christianity” or “church-dating” where we are loosely-tied to a church body and are not personally invested. Christ brought the message of salvation; we are responsible for no excuses in neglected that salvation. (Hebrews 2:2-4)
 
The Biblical basis for fellowship among believers is more than evident. Life groups are important at Liberty EFC for purposes of caring for one another, of growing spiritually, and time in community prayer. In Life Groups we find the encouragement we need from other believers as well the opportunities to give care and spiritual encouragement to others. Life groups are also a good avenue to reach out to the neighbors and people around us who unconvinced of their need for a Savior. 
 
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Some of our Life Groups are all of the same age and stage in life; some are a wide variety of ages and experiences. Some meet every week; some meet bi-weekly or on a schedule that works with members of their group. Some of our Life Groups are only 3-4 people. Several groups consist of 6 or more couples/singles. We encourage groups to not become larger than 10-12 people, so that everyone is important or vital to the life group or mini church family.
 
OUR GOAL IS THAT EVERY
ADULT AT LIBERTY IS
REGULARLY MEETING WITH AT
LEAST ONE OTHER PERSON
FOR THE PURPOSE OF…
 
PRAYER, CARE AND SPIRITUAL GROWTH
 
 

 
 
DO YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF A LIFE GROUP AT LIBERTY EFC?
If you’re answer is “YES!”, we invite you to check out the various groups highlighted in this website. We hope that you can find a group that fits and connects you to be a community of believers here at Liberty. To join, contact the Life Group Leader or contact the Church Office, office@libertyefree.org.
 
 
ROOTED IN HIS LOVE
Leaders: George & Kim Blom
Meets: Every other Sunday, 6pm
(Group Currently Open)
 
This group is comprised of couples with kids in high school and beyond who love to meet together to study God’s Word, pray for each other, and fellowship together. We alternate studying a book of the Bible with reading a book on topics like marriage and Christian living. WE are currently studying Revelation and will be transitioning to a topical study in the next few months. It is our goal to encourage each other to grow and deepen our relationship with Christ and to walk with each other through this life. 
KING’S APPRENTICES
Leaders: Brent & Cheryl Lanser
Meets: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7pm
(Group Currently Full)
 
Never the Master, Always an Apprentice. We are a bunch of servants, apprenticing under our King’s guidance. We search God’s Word together, grow in faith together and encourage one another in our daily responsibilities or walking in God’s light. We use various means to dig into God’s Word: DVD-led studies, Biblically topical studies using a book as our guide, or working our way through a book of the Bible. Join us to share the joys and sorrows of life and discovery of God’s Word to us.
 
GOSPEL BENEFITS
Leaders:Gary & Wendy McGinn
Meets: 1st three Sundays of the Month
(Group Currently Open)
We’re excited to look deeper at the Gospel pertaining to life–daily life individually, and as a church body–through the power of it in the sanctification of both. “God did not give us His gospel just so we could embrace it and be converted. Actually, He offers it to us everyday, as a gift that keeps on giving to us ‘everything we need for life and godliness’. The wise believer learns this truth early and becomes proficient in extracting available benefits from the gospel each day. We extract these benefits by being absorbed in the gospel, speaking it to ourselves when necessary and by daring to reckon it true in all we do.” -Milton Vincent “The Gospel Primer”.
LEARNING TOGETHER
Leaders: Roger & Joyce Stubbe
Meets: 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 6pm
(Group Currently Full)
 
We are mostly 50’s and older Christ-followers who fellowship together to study God’s Word and build one another up in the faith. After a short socializing, we do a study on a book of the Bible.
GROUP 5 ELEVEN
Leader Durk De Vries
Meets: Sunday Evenings
(Group Currently Full)
“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” 1 Thess. 5:11. We enjoy meeting together to study God’s Word together, but also for the purpose of encouragement and support of one another. Our demographics are more on the “mature” part of life. We have studied books of the Bible and used video-led studies.
IRON SHARPENS IRON
Leaders: John & Deb King
Meets: 1st & 3rd Sundays, 6pm
(Group Currently Full)
 
Our group is presently comprised of married couples with children at all stages. Our focus is to fellowship, to encourage and to challenge each other in our faith. Our topics of study vary depending on the groups’ need.
FRIENDS AROUND THE TABLE
Leaders:
Tim & Verna Vander Molen
Meets: 1st & 3rd Sundays, 6pm
(Group Currently Full)
 
We are a group of couples mixed in age range and stages of family life, but we have all become good friends because of the things we share as we gather around our table: fellowship, food, prayer, and the study of God’s Word. We usually use a DVD for our study, and even though the topic changes, there is always plenty of laughter and learning. 
JESUS FOOD GROUP
Leaders: Ron & Melissa Brown
Meets: Every other Friday Night, 6:30pm
(Group Currently Full)
 
A group of marrieds with growing children simply doing life together! We are currently going through the video series “Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage”.
BASICs
Leaders: Allan & Chris Walz and
Joe & Anna Dunham
Meets: 2x per month on Sundays, 5pm  (Group Currently Full)
We love living and doing the BASICs of this life with Brothers And Sisters In Christ as we seek our Savior and pray for one another. We break bread together with our families and share in a time of felowship. Our study is focused on God’sdesire for marriage and family. If you are in for an imperfect journey and trying to figure things out together — this is a good place to start.
 
SATURDAY NIGHT STUDY
Leaders:
Josh & Melissa Van Kooten
Meets: Every other Saturday Evening (Group Currently Full)
We are young-ish couples with young kids, although we meet as only adults, enjoying the freedom to relax, enjoy adult conversation, and delve into study without interruption. We are studying Mark and also enjoy doing fun activities outside of Bible Study.
GROW & FOLLOW
Leaders: Bryce & Barb Renaud
Meets: Twice a Month
(Group Currently Open)
 
Our life group will be studying the book of Colossians. By meeting together for food, encouragement, and study, we hope to do what Colossians 2:6-7 instructs: “And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow Him. Let your roots grow down into Him, and let your lives be built on Him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.”
CONTACT ONE OF THE LEADERS OR THE CHURCH OFFICE IF YOU’D LIKE TO JOIN A LIFE GROUP!
 
THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE WEDDING RINGS
Leaders:  Aaron & Cassie Houtz
Meets: Once a Week on Monday Evenings
(Group Currently Full)
 
We are a group of young newly married couples who study the Bible a book at a time and discuss what God is teaching us and how to practically apply it. Scripture, community, and prayer are the pillars of our life group. We also enjoy meeting up outside of the group for fun activities!
YOUNG ADULT BIBLE STUDY
Leaders:  Aaron Boehnke, Zach Van Donselaar, & Hannah Blom
Every Thursday Evening
(Group is Currently Open)
 
Our group is made up of young adults who are out of high school and are either working or are in college. We are currently studying Mark and also enjoy doing fun activities outside of Bible study.