Everyone needs meaningful relationships in order to be healthy and grow. Life Groups meet regularly throughout the community in homes, coffee shops, parks, sports fields, the workplace, or elsewhere to encourage and support one another in their spiritual journey.
 
If you are interested in leading or starting a Life Group please see Pastor Shawn McCracken or email him: Shawn
 
 
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See where you may fit here in our current Life Group directory:

 

Bible Study Women’s Life Group

Target: Women

Description: Consists of women who desire to “dig deeper” into God’s word through organized Bible Studies

Leader: Cara Gordon (email her: Cara)

When: New Group forming in the Fall 2019

Where: Cara Gordon’s home (589 Guerrant St. Umatilla)

 

Exploring the Bible

Target: All
Description: In this Life Group, we read a passage of Scripture on our own and then come together for discussion. This is a comfortable environment to discuss Scripture and ask questions to increase understanding.
Leader: Robb Elmatti (email: Robb)
When: New Group forming in the Fall 2019
Where: 3051 Bulkley Place, Eustis
 
 
Extreme Life
 
Target: All (especially for older adults) Description: Focuses on building relationships and helping people find their purpose and passions in life and acting upon them.  This life group is warm and accepting of everyone and welcomes anyone who needs a family to join them.  A typical meeting involves fellowship, sharing of prayer needs, testimonies about what God is doing in the lives of the group members and a lot of laughter.    
Leaders: Bobby and Kim Linn (email: Kim)
When: Mondays @ 7 pm; meal together @ 6 pm Where: Bobby & Kim’s House (18101 Tuck-A-Way Ln., Umatilla)

 

Foundations of Our Faith

Target: New attenders and/or new believers
Description: A 5 week study that is designed to help new attenders of the Church at Whistling Pines and new believers learn “what we believe.”  In this class we cover such core doctrinal beliefs of CWP such as the Trinity, the working of the Holy Spirit, spiritual gifts, the gospel, baptism, and the church.
Leader: Pastor Shawn McCracken (email: Shawn)
When: New rotation will be announced. If you desire to be apart of the next one, Let Shawn know
Where: The Church at Whistling Pines

 

A Gathering Place
Target: All
Description: We enjoy a shared cover-dish meal, along with fellowship and Bible Study.
Leaders: Dana and Kathie Lowe (email: Kathie Lowe)
When:  Every other Sunday after CWP Worship Service Where: 745 Althea Ave., Umatilla

Jesus Christ Road Dogs

Target: All (not just motorcyclists) Description: Group of motorcycle enthusiasts who ‘Ride to Live and Live for Christ’.  Started over 5 years ago the group has grown to have membership in many different churches in the Northeast Lake County area.  The JC Road Dogs organize motorcycle rides (usually on the weekends) and also hold regular Bible Studies.  They also do a tremendous amount for local charities and causes that they feel led to support.  You don’t have to have a motorcycle to join!  They welcome all to join them at any time.
Leader: Rick (Big Daddy) Davis (email: Big Daddy)
When:  1st Thursdays @ 7 pm
Where: Bridges Church in Tavares  (Check schedule for monthly rides)

Kathy’s Outdoor Adventures

Target: Physically fit bicylists & paddlers
Description: Group that enjoys the great outdoors that God has provided for us here in Central Florida through recreational paddling and bicycle riding It has been proven that exercise and nature release endorphins which help a lot of people with depression. We also go to lunch and talk about what is going on in our lives and encourage one another. Members of the Life Group can bring up whatever is on their heart and walk away encouraged and loved on.
Leader: Kathy Stadler (email: Kathy)
When: Check with Kathy for dates and times Where: Various waterways and bike trails around Central Florida

 

Ladies’ Life Group
 
Target: Women of all ages
Description: This is a ladies only Life Group that meets once per month for a covered dish lunch. We come together to share food and fellowship. We enjoy spending time with friends and making new friends. We pray together and encourage each other.
Leader: Brenda Williams (email: Brenda)
When: Third Wednesdays of each month @ 11:30 am
Where: Location varies
 
 

Narcotics Anonymous

Target: Recovering addicts Description: Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization with a multi-lingual and multicultural membership. We offer recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings. NA’s approach makes no distinction between drugs including alcohol. The group atmosphere provides help from peers and offers an ongoing support network for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle.
Leader: Varies          When: Sunday evenings @ 7 pm
Where: The Church at Whistling Pines
 
 

Precepts Bible Study

Target: Everyone
Description: Group made up of individuals from various churches who wish to do an in depth study of the Bible, book by book. The study is done with a workbook and watching DVDs  taught by Kay Arthur. Classes normally run 6 weeks.
Leader: Kathy Bronson (email: Kathy)
When: Tuesdays @ 6:30 pm (new group forming for Fall 2019)
Where: Kathy Bronson’s house (41415 Silver Drive, Umatilla)
 
 
 
TDA Life Group
 
Target: Everyone (whether you are young in the Lord or mature and every level in between)
Description:  Want to know more about the Bible? What we believe? We’ll dive into questions and Scripture with lots of Teaching, Discussion, and Absorption: all while being disciples who enter into each other’s lives!
Leader: Pastor Shawn McCracken (email: Shawn)
When: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm
Where: Jane Mallory’s house (1901 Pine Meadows Golf Course Road, Eustis)
 
 

Walking Life Group

Target: Anyone/ beginning level of fittness
Description: If you enjoy getting outside, and enjoy the fellowship of others while walking, this is the Life Group for you. This is a great opportunity to meet with friends, to spend time in prayer, or to meet and make new friends. North Lake Community Park is a safe, well lighted, family oriented park. 
Leader: Jane Mallory (call: Jane)
When: Tuesdays 7 pm 
Where: North Lake Community Park (40730 Roger Giles Rd., Umatilla)
 

Target: Middle and High School Students OUR YOUTH LIFE GROUP IS DORMANT – NEEDS LEADERSHIP When:  CONTACT PASTOR SHAWN IF YOU HAVE DESIRE TO LEAD TEENS IN DISCIPLESHIP Where: MEET AT CHURCH, IN HOMES, OR OTHER VENUES