The 2017 fall semester of Life Groups ran from Sept. 10 – Nov. 18. The next semester will start in February of 2018. Check back then for more details!

Q: What is a Life Group?
A: Life Groups serve as a basis for healthy community. They are groups of 10-14 people who meet in homes to connect with others, dig deeper into the previous Sunday’s teaching and growing in relationships and spiritual maturity. The groups meet for 10-12 week semesters in the fall and spring and are available to a range of demographics and meeting times each week.

Q: What if I can’t commit to being in a group for 10 weeks?
A: We realize everyone’s schedule is full and it may be hard to commit to a 10-12 week Life Group. However, the more consistent the groups are the more connection and growth can happen within each group. With shift work we know it is a struggle but we encourage everyone to make as many group sessions as they can.

 

Name Day Time Type Area Campus
Adult Singles Life Group Sunday 6 p.m. Life Group Church Lounge
Adult Singles Life Group
Leader: Carl Campbell

Sign Up - Adult Singles Life Group

I have been active in New Life for 31 years. I am beginning my third year of retirement after working in the Campbell County School District for 28 years. I have never married and have no children. I will be leading a small group for single adults. Why? According to the U.S. Census, 44.1% of U.S. residents 18 and older are single, and that number is likely higher in Gillette. Come to our group and enjoy laughter, food and total acceptance.

Church Lounge
Life Group
Sunday
6 p.m.
Blended Families Life Group Thursday 7 p.m. Life Group Close to Force Road
Blended Families Life Group  
Leader: Denise Smith

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CHILDCARE PROVIDED

We have been married for a little over 2 years and each have 2 kids from previous marriages. Denise's kids are, Sam who is 14 and Rhianna who is 9. Terry has 2 girls, Shaelynn who is also 14, and Shantel who is 11. We feel it is very important to do a Blended Family life group as anyone knows having step kids is a blessing as it is more kids to love but it has its ups and downs. We hope to reach out to other blended families and open our hearts and minds with them through God.

Close to Force Road
Life Group
Thursday
7 p.m.
Childcare Available
Couples With Teenagers Sunday 6 p.m. Life Group RC Ranch
Couples With Teenagers  
Leader: Misty Pikula
RC Ranch
Life Group
Sunday
6 p.m.
Childcare Available
Everyone Life Group Wednesday 7 p.m. Life Group Heritage Village
Everyone Life Group  
Leader: Bob Brown

Sign Up - Everyone Life Group Weds. 7 p.m.
Bob and Cindy Brown moved to Gillette at the end of July from Pennsylvania. He's a retired pastor and Navy Chaplain; Cindy taught math at schools in Hawaii and Pennsylvania. They have 2 grown children.  Jim Bayne and Michele Wanke have generously offered to host this group at their house.  Together they want to provide a warm, friendly atmosphere to discuss each week's message and share life as they all grow as Christ-followers together.

Heritage Village
Life Group
Wednesday
7 p.m.
Everyone Life Group Sunday 6 p.m. Life Group Church Loft
Everyone Life Group  
Leader: Richard Dickey

This life group is open to singles or couples who like food, fellowship and digging a bit deeper into the Sunday message. If you have never been a part of a life group and are ready to give it a shot, we would welcome you to join us and see what it's all about. Richard is a native of Gillette and Kris grew up near Sioux Falls. We met at the University of Sioux Falls and lived in Sioux Falls for many years before moving to Gillette 8 years ago. We found New Life after a few months of living here and we love this church. We are excited to get to know more people in our church and would love to help others get plugged in or maybe even help you start your own life group.

Church Loft
Life Group
Sunday
6 p.m.
Everyone Life Group Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Life Group Crestview
Everyone Life Group  
Leader: Katie Wilson

Sign Up - Everyone Life Group - Weds. 6:30
CHILDCARE PROVIDED

Scott and Katie Wilson have been attending New Life for almost eight years and are excited to host an all inclusive life group. The group will focus on the Sunday sermons as well as the book the Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren.  Scott is a field coordinator with Black Hills Energy and Katie is an analyst with ICF.  They have two boys, Ben (10) and Luke (7).  They enjoy camping, spending time in the mountains, NASCAR, and cooking.

Crestview
Life Group
Wednesday
6:30 p.m.
Childcare Available
Everyone Life Group Sunday 6 p.m. Life Group Upper Sage Bluffs
Everyone Life Group  
Leader: Mike Smith

FULL GROUP
Hi, we are Mike and Julie Smith. We have 3 children: Kaity;18, Ethan;16, and Elly;8. We enjoy golfing, boating and fellowship with other believers. We enjoy small groups because of the relationships made during those times. It's nice to have prayer partners with people who are on the same journey as we are. Our mission is to love God with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength. Then also to love our neighbors as ourselves. If you want the same, please join us!

Upper Sage Bluffs
Life Group
Sunday
6 p.m.
Everyone Life Group Friday 7 p.m. Life Group Near the Church
Everyone Life Group  
Leader: Rita Lawver

Sign Up - Everyone Life Group - Fri.

CHILDCARE PROVIDED

Jerry and I moved to Gillette from Lead, SD in 2008. We started attending New Life in the fall of 2015. I really enjoy being a part of LOVE Gillette, reaching out to our community and sharing God's love and blessings. Jerry and I really enjoy the fellowship of Life Groups and getting to know people and sharing how God has worked in our lives. We welcome all ages - couples, singles and children.

Near the Church
Life Group
Friday
7 p.m.
Childcare Available
Everyone Life Group Wednesday 6 p.m. Life Group Church Lounge
Everyone Life Group  
Leader: Tami Rogers

Sign Up - Everyone Life Group - Weds. 6 p.m.
CHILDCARE PROVIDED

Quentin and Tami Rogers are Gillette area natives who have been attending New Life for over 10 years. They are excited to host a life group open to everyone of all ages and backgrounds. Quentin is an engineer at a local power company and Tami is a stay at home mom to their 3 children. They're excited to meet you and are looking forward to growing in faith together.

Church Lounge
Life Group
Wednesday
6 p.m.
Childcare Available
Everyone Life Group Sunday 12:00 p.m. Life Group The Landing
Everyone Life Group
Leader: Charity Bock

Sign Up - Everyone Life Group Sun.

Andrea and Charity met each other when they took the Engage class at church. They both realized they were looking for a group that met on Sundays and would be welcoming for anyone. They wanted to be more involved in the church and starting this group is helping them do that and to meet more people.

The Landing
Life Group
Sunday
12:00 p.m.
Childcare Available
Families With Children Life Group Sunday 5:30 p.m. Life Group Church
Families With Children Life Group  
Leader: Elly Henning

FULL GROUP

CHILDCARE PROVIDED

This group is for couples who have never been in a life group and are ready to finally take that step together. We will share a meal together every week as we encourage each other in our marriages, families and careers. We certainly don't have it all figured out but we welcome you to join us as we walk this life together. Come have FUN as we help each other grow in our faith. Robert is the Director of the Rockpile Museum and is originally from Iowa. Elly is a member of the New Life staff and grew up in Gillette. They have a 15 month old named Samuel.

Church
Life Group
Sunday
5:30 p.m.
Childcare Available
Intentional Family Life Group Sunday 6 p.m. Life Group The Landing
Intentional Family Life Group  
Leader: Paul Baughman

FULL GROUP

CHILDCARE PROVIDED

This life group is for parents AND their youth (ages 11-18) to attend TOGETHER. Led by Pastor Paul and Karen Baughman, this group's focus is on sharing our faith together as a family. Pastor Paul and Karen have been married 17 years and have four awesome kids (15, 13, 11 and 4). We are excited to meet you and your kids and journey toward being more intentional with our faith together.

The Landing
Life Group
Sunday
6 p.m.
Childcare Available
Married With Kids Tuesday 6:30 p.m. Life Group Sunburst
Married With Kids  
Leader: Ashlie Lopez

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CHILDCARE PROVIDED

Our group is for married couples with kids. We will meet once a week at our home with the focus on getting to know other families, encouraging each other in our walk with God, our spouses and helping each other in this awesome journey as parents! Gene works at Buckskin Coal Mine and Ashlie is a realtor at Team Properties Group. We have 3 children ages 6, 4 and 2 and are expecting our 4th in February.

Sunburst
Life Group
Tuesday
6:30 p.m.
Childcare Available
Mens Life Group Wednesday 6:00 a.m. Life Group The Landing
Mens Life Group  
Leader: Paul Baughman

Sign Up - Mens Life Group
Coffee and Bacon would like to invite the men out to an EARLY morning cup of Jesus. Yes, we will drink some coffee too. We meet at 6 a.m. before some of you head off to work, or for the retirees, an opportunity to share some Jesus and some coffee with some other men, before going home to take a nap. We will look at the topic of the week and how it specifically affects us as sons, dads, husbands, or just men in general. Mitch has been on staff several years and is presently the Worship Service Director. Paul is the new Pastor of Discipleship having only moved to Wyoming a few months ago.

The Landing
Life Group
Wednesday
6:00 a.m.
Recovery Life Group Thursday 7 p.m. Life Group Church Lounge
Recovery Life Group  
Leader: Michelle Leiker

Sign Up - Recovery Life Group

CHILDCARE PROVIDED

Johnny & Michelle are newlyweds! Johnny has attended New Life for 4 years and has been clean and in active recovery for 11 years. Michelle has attended New Life for 2.5 years and is a great support person. They have a blended family of 7 children. Their desire is to have a supportive Life Group where people feel welcome to share, learn and grow in their walk with God.

Church Lounge
Life Group
Thursday
7 p.m.
Childcare Available
Starter Life Group Wednesday 6 p.m. Life Group Church Loft
Starter Life Group
Leader: Elly Henning

Sign Up - Starter Life Group
CHILDCARE PROVIDED

This group is open to singles and couples looking for a place to start out and launch from. If you're new to Gillette, new to New Life, or curious about Life Groups but not ready to commit to one yet, come and join us! Have fun getting to know each other and diving deeper into Sunday's message. We'll also have different New Life staff members as guests during some of our meetings so you can get to know the church better. This will be a great place to start as you test out what a Life Group is like.

Church Loft
Life Group
Wednesday
6 p.m.
Childcare Available
Veterans and Military Families Life Group Sunday 6 p.m. Life Group Church Lounge 103
Veterans and Military Families Life Group  
Leader: Mark Gray

Sign Up -Veterans and Military Families Life Group
Hello, my name is Mark. I've been attending services at New Life since 2007. I'm married to the most wonderful person I know. We have 3 children. We moved to Gillette from Michigan in 2007. I was in the active Army from 1991-1995 and the reserves until 1999. I come from a long line of veterans so I know the trials and tribulations that come along with it. My hope is that we can come together and support each other in this life group for veterans, service members and/or their family members.

Church Lounge 103
Life Group
Sunday
6 p.m.
Women Encouraging Women Life Group Tuesday 12:00 p.m. Life Group Near Bicentennial Park
Women Encouraging Women Life Group  
Leader: Krystal Barber

FULL GROUP
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HI! I'm Krystal Barber and I am a mother and a wife.  I have two daughters who are 7 and 1. My family has been attending New Life for 4 years and just became members in January. This life group is designed for women of all ages and different stages of life. I want to create a life group for women to build a strong connection with each other. We will be holding the group at noon to allow women to make it during their lunch break so please bring your lunch if you need and join us for Women Encouraging Women. "When women support each other incredible things happen." Children welcome.

Near Bicentennial Park
Life Group
Tuesday
12:00 p.m.
Womens Life Group Thursday 6:30 p.m. Life Group Sawgrass Subdivision
Womens Life Group  
Leader: Sadie Wilson

Sign Up - Women Thurs. 6:30

Hello! My name is Sadie Wilson and I have been attending New Life for the past 4 years. I am a 6th grade teacher at Conestoga and I love my job! When I am not teaching, I enjoy reading, baking, and spending time with my family. I am looking forward to meeting with women and growing together through Jesus this semester. 

Sawgrass Subdivision
Life Group
Thursday
6:30 p.m.
Womens Life Group Thursday 1:00 p.m. Life Group The Landing
Womens Life Group  
Leader: Carol Bydlon

Sign Up - Womens Life Group Thurs 1:00

I've been a part of New Life since moving to Gillette in 2011. New Life quickly became my 2nd family and Life Groups are a major part of that family. This is my second time leading a group and I love it!! My husband Jim is a teacher in Wright and we have a daughter, Grace, who is a sophomore. I've been an educator most of my life but now I'm retired. Come join us if you enjoy, learning, laughing and ministering to others!

The Landing
Life Group
Thursday
1:00 p.m.