L.I.F.E. Group is a 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 L.I.F.E. Groups are so important for the body of Christ that it is our vision everyone be involved with a L.I.F.E. Group.   

L.I.F.E. 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

L.I.F.E. Groups on Sunday Morning


This Life Group invites you for study and fellowship as they make their way through various Bible studies. This is a group that has a lot of great discussion and prayer. Class is taught on Sunday mornings at 10am by Linda Fraley. Contact Linda Fraley: (260) 450-0220

L.I.F.E. Groups on Family Nights (Wednesdays)


All ages gather on Wednesday night for fellowship, topical study, 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 Family Night meal at 6:30pm.  Contact Judy Summers: (260) 615-2368


This bible study focuses on “Seamless: Understanding the Bible as One Complete Story”. This seven-week study looks at how all of God’s Word, the Holy Bible - the Old & New Testaments, are one continued story….Seamless. We will be looking at some of the people, places, & promises in the Bible that tie both Testaments together. Short video clips maps, & an opportunity for some personal study will be offered each week. Each person will decide on their level of participation. It’s an amazing way to dig deeper into the bible and realize there’s more to Christianity Beyond The Pew. They meet after the Wednesday Family Night meal at 6:30pm. Contact Christine Cross: (574) 370-5391

  • pray and play

All ages are welcome to gather on Wednesday evenings for prayer, devotionals, and card games. Card games of all types! Bridge, Euchre, etc!! Contact Rod Thomas: (260) 710-7949.

Additional Weekly or Monthly L.I.F.E. Groups

  • 60 & Better

Once a month, the seniors gather together for lunch & discuss a topic that is relevant to their daily lives. Past discussions have included identity theft, new resources within Fort Wayne, nonprofits focuses, health issues, etc. Contact Kathy DeWitt: (260) 433-6940


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


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


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


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

  • All Together

Women’s Bible study for discipleship and fellowship. Childcare will be provided. Contact: Kaylee Evans: (260) 766-1334

Seasonal L.I.F.E. Groups


One of the most stressful areas in our lives can be financial burdens.  Come join us for a NINE week course to learn steps you can take to remove financial stress from your life.  Learn how to get out of debt and stay out of debt.  Anyone can join this class.  High Schoolers who will soon enter the job market or even take on school loans will be greatly benefited by taking this course before debt occurs.  Couples who are soon to be married or are recently married will benefit from this class as their finances become joint accounts.  Anyone who struggles in the area of finances or just wants to learn more about finances will benefit from this course.  Contact Zac Schwartz: (260) 483-8816 x211

  • Discover the Bible

The class is a great start for those who are new to the Bible or would like a light refresher. It starts with a blank slate followed by a look at the structure and organization of both the Old Testament and the New Testament.   We will pay specific attention to the author, audience and time period of the writings.   The class will also become familiar with the books of Law, History, Poetry, and Prophecy of the Old Testament followed by a review of the Gospels, Epistles and End-time Eschatology of the New Testament.  Class will be taught seasonally by Linda Fraley. This is a 7 week Life Group. Contact Linda Fraley: (260) 450-0220



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