Join a Life Group

About Life Groups

At The Water’s Edge, we are wholeheartedly committed to developing authentic community and believe that getting to know others through a Life Group is where you will see real life change and spiritual growth happen! Life Groups are a place where you can come as you are and explore who you want to become; learn who Jesus is and what it means to follow Him; and discover friends who will do life with you!

When and where do Life Groups meet?

Life Groups typically meet in homes and consist of gatherings of around 7-14 people. Life Group leaders and/or members typically agree on a day, time, and location that works for the whole group.

What happens during a Life Group gathering?

We believe this is when the real magic happens! Life Group gatherings include time for fellowship, study, prayer, and an occasional service project.

Why should I join a Life Group?

Life Groups are where true spiritual growth, community, and support develop. We have a wide variety of Life Groups for individuals at every stage in life and schedule.

Available Life Groups

See a Life Group that you’re interested in joining? You may contact each group directly using the information listed below. Questions? Contact Rick at


Men's Group - Saturday Mornings

“We are a group of Water’s Edge men interested in knowing Christ on a deeper level and invite you to join us each week!

When: Saturday Mornings @ 10:00am
Contact: Email Troy Wahl



Women's Evening (All Ages)

“We are a caring group that wants to grow in our faith together. We get along well and our weekly meetings wouldn’t be complete without some laughter.”

When: Wednesdays at 7:00-8:30 PM
Contact: Email Cheryl Summers

No childcare provided.


Women's Daytime (All Ages)

When: Tuesdays at 1:15-3:00 PM
Contact: Email Kay Jaton


No childcare provided.


New - Women's Evening (All Ages)

“We group of women who want to learn how to do life together with each other and with Christ!”

When: Tuesdays at 7:00 PM
Contact: Email Ginny Mollak

No childcare provided.


NEW - Individuals

When:  TBA
Contact: Email Jeanette Raney

No childcare provided.


NEW - Young Couples

“We want to be a place to connect with other young couples or newly married couples and grow together in our faith.”

When:  Thursdays at 7:00pm
Contact: Email Zach Eliis and Diane Corring

No childcare provided.


NEW - Young Parents

“We are a group of young parents interested in using the curriculum “The Art of Parenting” to help us learn to aim our children’s hearts toward God.”

When:  Wednesdays at 6:30 PM
Contact: Email Sarah & Scott Craven

Email James & Jessica Hamzhie

No childcare provided.


NEW - 30s & 40s Couples & Individuals with Kids

“We are a group of young couples and individuals with small children looking forward to forward to growing together in our faith.  “

When:  Tuesdays at 6:00 PM
Contact: Email Jeff & Brenna Neuhaus

Childcare provided.


30s & 40s Couples & Individuals with Kids

“We are a relaxed group and enjoy doing life together.”

When: Sundays at 4:00 PM
Contact: Email Chad & Kim Schuchmann

Childcare provided.


30s & 40s Couples with Kids & Teens

“We are group that likes to have fun, to serve, and genuinely cares about each other.”

When: Thursdays at 6:45 PM
Contact: Email Michael and Trisha Hall

Childcare provided.


40s & 50s Couples

“We are a group of couples in a similar stage of life. We enjoy good food and most of the group is involved in serving the church in many different ways.”

When: Sundays at 5:00 PM
Contact: Email Paul & Stacey Dobesh or Email Lonnie & Steve Gibson

No childcare provided.


NEW - Retired & Empty Nesters

When: Tuesdays at 7:00 PM
Contact: Email Eldon & Nancy Davis

No childcare provided.


50s & 60s Couples

“We have a willingness to share and care with others in our group. We encourage participation in discussions, rotate the session leaders, laugh, and share personal experiences. Our goal is to plan a social and a service project each session.”

When: Mondays @ 7:00pm
Contact: Email Dick Hovorka or Tim Tucker

No childcare provided.


50s, 60s, & 70s Couples & Individuals

“We like to laugh and enjoy fellowship along with our discussions.”

When: Mondays @ 7:00pm
Contact: Email Ron & Nancy Christensen

No childcare provided.


50s, 60s, 70s, & 80s Couples & Individuals

“We enjoy each other’s company and are willing to share our faith and are interested in studying the Bible in a deeper way.”

When: Wednesdays at 7:00pm
Contact: Email Liz & Dennis Flemming

No childcare provided.

Join a Life Group

WE would love to help place you into an existing group or facilitate the development of a new group for you. You can join a Life Group by filling out our Life Group Interest Form. A member of The Water’s Edge Life Groups Team will be in touch about getting you plugged into a small group. You are also welcomed to email any of Life Group Leaders listed below to join today!

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Interest Groups

Dive into friendship and fun through Water’s Edge Interest Groups. These groups are your springboard to connecting with others who share your interests and hobbies, because they provide a natural context for building friendship. If you have an idea for an additional interest group we could start, we’d love to hear from you! For more info, contact Jill Schumacher.


Let’s Do Brunch! (50 & Older)

We meet monthly for anyone 50 and older for brunch and fellowship! Open to men, women, individuals and couples

Contact: Email Kathy Grantowicz



WE Knit & Crochet

The WE Blanket Ministry is a group of volunteers that meet the second Thursday of every month, for a time of fellowship. This group makes prayer blankets, shawls, and baby blankets for our congregation. Blankets can be knitted, crocheted, or tied fleece. New volunteers are always welcome. Donations of yarn and financial support are always welcome.

When: 2nd Thursday of the month @ 6:30-8:30pm
Where: The Water’s Edge Church
Contact: Email Judy Hauptman


WE GALS Women's Ministry

Women Encouraging, Growing, Accepting, Loving, Sharing!
WE GALS is an idea dreamed up several years ago by a group of ladies within our church to create fellowship and discipleship activities and events for women in our church and community. The goal was to gather women from all walks of life, and all stages of a relationship with Christ together for fun, fellowship, and the opportunity to grow in our faith. We have a planning team that meets on a monthly basis to organize events like “Girls Night Out,” Saturday morning brunches, mission/service opportunities, and an annual women’s weekend retreat!

Email us today for more information


Men's Saturday Morning Bible Study

Men of all ages are invited to a Men’s Bible Study each Saturday morning at 7:30 AM at The Water’s Edge. Led by Tim Tucker and Jerry Tagge, this group is open to all men, no sign-up required – just show up. All you need is your Bible, an open mind and an open heart. Coffee is provided so make plans to join us this Saturday morning!

See what our small group members have said…

“My women’s small group has been very valuable to me. It is a comfortable environment to learn, grow in my faith and develop close relationships with others. I utilize what I learn from my group many times in my daily life.”

– Rhonda Hodges

“Our small group is a place we can be ourselves, and say anything. It’s where we grow in our Faith and can be open and honest about where we are on that journey. It’s where our Faith turned from a “Sunday-morning-when-we-had-time-thing”, into more of a lifestyle.”

– Matt & Catherine Bosley

“For our family, being in a small group has been the defining experience in making our home at The Water’s Edge. It has helped us to get more engaged in serving at The Water’s Edge, helped us to stay on top of activities and projects the church is working on, and encouraged us to step out of our comfort zone to be involved. We are truly blessed to know these families. They are what fellowship is all about.”

– Ron & Cathy Price

“It doesn’t take any kind of a profound understanding to belong to a small group. There’s no pressure to find all the right answers. Often, just asking the right questions is enough. Or don’t ask. Just think. That’s fine, too. At its best, the group strengthens bonds in every direction. We feel closer to our friends and family, to the church and its members with encouragement from the lessons of the group. The small-group experience has set us free to explore our faith. It’s helped give us that foundation to build our spiritual future.”

– Mitch & Shannon Sherman

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Get in Touch

Have questions about getting connected at The Water’s Edge? Looking for more information about Small Groups or Interest Groups? Send Jill Schumacher, our Small Group Coordinator, an email with any questions you have!

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