LIFE Groups: Live in Faith Everyday

L.I.F.E. Group is a new ministry here at Good Shepherd.  L.I.F.E. is an acronym for our mission statement, which is to, “live in faith everyday.”  We feel that L.I.F.E. Groups are so important for the body of Christ that it is our vision that everyone be involved with a L.I.F.E. Group.   

Life Groups are meeting now.  This is a great time to join a group or even start a new one.  If you are interested in joining a group or hosting one of your own please contact our L.I.F.E. Group Ministry Director...

Zac Schwartz

Below is a list of our current Life Groups, please contact us if you have any questions.

  • Women of the Word

This bible study meets on Monday nights in coffee shops or in the homes of those involved with the study from 7:00 p.m. to approximately 8:30 p.m.  We meet to build friendships and to pursue a deeper relationship with God through the study of His Word Together we dig into the Bible one book at a time. All women who want to learn more about God through His word are invited. Contact Mandy Goldfuss or (260) 579-6862 (text or call).

  • Thirsty Theology

We meet on the 2nd Friday of every month at Summit City Breworks.  If you have children, there is childcare available at church for a minimal fee starting at 6:45 pm. Dinner is from 7:00-9:00 pm.  Every so often, we will have family dinners at the church or a family outing for a change in setting.  This is a great way to meet others in our church! Contact Corrina Weikle

  • 60 and Better

This group of 60+ adults gathers for lunch and discussion related to health and wellness issues.  We also participate in service projects and short term Bible studies throughout the year.  We meet the second Thursday of the month at Good Shepherd UMC at 11:30am. Contact Cathy DeWitt (260) 433-6940

  • The 12 "Dice"iples

This group meets every other week for food, fellowship, and board games.  Any kind of game: party games, card games, board games, and more.  We meet a various members homes.  Contact Chris Brown (260) 609-9101

  • Coffee and Conversation

College students and young adults gather for coffee and conversation.  Coffee is occasionally on us!  Join us for great conversation about faith, religion, and hot button issues.  Contact Zac Schwartz (260) 483-8816 x211

  • Lambs Fold

We meet for study, fellowship, and food! Service projects include Lamb ministry in the sanctuary, cooking meals, and putting up 4th of July and Veterans day flags.  We meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month in various members homes.  Contact Linda Fraley (260) 486-3365

  • Wesley's Band

Our group will engage in Bible study, prayer, worship, friendship, sharing what God is doing in our lives, spiritual nurture, accountability, and encourage service.  We meet at our home in Huntertown.  Contact Judy Billings (260) 637-3589

  • Village Parents

The saying, "it takes a village" is quite a true statement when it comes to raising kids.  Parents are welcome to study with us as we will look at all stages of Child development.  Our group meets on Sunday mornings.  Contact Heidi Schulenberg (260)485-3365

  • Beyond the Pew

If you want to know the value of studying scripture this group is for you.  We are starting with a Lenten series  by Adam Hamilton called, "The Way." We meet Sunday mornings.  Contact Christine Cross (574)370-5391

  • All Together


All ages gather on Sunday morning for family discipleship and fellowship.  Families come together, parents and kids, for this unique group.  We meet Sunday mornings.  

  • Helping Hands


All ages gather on Wednesday night for fellowship and service.  Each week we will meet to help the ministries of the church and serve those who are in need.   We will meet after the Wednesday night meal.  Contact Judy Summers (260)615-2368

  • Muffins and Movies


We will meet to watch and discuss movies and eat muffins and other goodies.  Join us for fellowship and discussion.  We meet Sunday morning between services.  Contact Kathy Carter  (260)414-8154

  • Bad Girls of the Bible

Bad Girls of the Bible is a woman's group that studies the role of women in the Bible.  Study such characters as Rehab and Jezebel.  We meet the second Tuesday of the month.   Contact Jessica Summerlin (260)438-0408


  • More Life Groups are forming soon!  Will you be a host?


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