LIFE Groups

What is a LIFE Group?

At Pitman Road, we believe that God intended for all of us to live our lives in connection with Jesus (our Lord and Savior), with our spiritual family (those who support us and help us grow in our faith), and with others (those who are seeking after God).  

For the first 300 years of Early Christianity, believers met in small groups daily, in homes and public spaces, not in church buildings, to worship, pray, eat together, and grow in their relationships with God and with each other.  LIFE Groups are our way to adopt this approach to community life from the early church.

L.I.F.E. stands for Love, Involvement, Fellowship and Evangelism.

 

What happens in a LIFE Group?

LIFE Groups are small groups that meet weekly between September and May. Groups typically meet in homes or at the church building, for 1½ to 2 hours, on specific days throughout the  week.

LIFE Group meetings include a time of fellowship and a time of discussion.  Some LIFE Groups sing and pray.  Some share meals.  All LIFE Groups engage in practical, Bible-centered discussions.  Although LIFE Group leaders facilitate the discussions, all members have the opportunity to share, so we can grow in Christ together.

Why should I join a LIFE Group?

Because we can’t make it to heaven on our own.  We need strong, meaningful relationships with our brothers and sisters:

  • to help us grow in our understanding of how to apply God’s Word in real-life situations; and,
  • to support and encourage one another in good times and bad.

Join a LIFE Group and CONNECT with Jesus, family and others!  

 

 

 

2022-2023 life groups

Ageless
Leaders:  Dan Cooper and Andy Mychajlowycz
Meeting time:  Sundays at noon
Location:  Church Building 
All ages are welcome. Families with/without children are welcome.  

Circle of Sisters 
Leaders:  Julie Mallory
Meeting time:  Monday at 7 pm
Location:  Mantua/Glassboro/Pitman vicinity (homes of group leaders)
Women of all ages and marital status welcome.

Hammonton                                                                                                                                                                                                      Leaders:  Mike Broyles and Tony DeStefanoMeeting time:  Sundays at 5 or 6 pm
Location:  Hammonton vicinity (various homes)
This is a family-friendly group.

Teens  
Leaders:  Manny VanderVennen
Meeting time:  Sundays at noon (occasionally evening)
Location:  Pitman Road church building
This group is for teens in grades 6 through 12, focusing on discussions, service projects, and social activities. 

Women in the Word  
Leader:  Katherine Cooper
Meeting time:  Tuesdays at 9:45 am
Location:  Pitman Road church building
This group is for women of all ages. Childcare is provided. This is a Bible study, covering a wide range of topics.

Young Adults
Leaders:  Garth and Diana Hutchinson
Meeting time:  Fridays at 6:30 pm
Location:  Pitman (home of the group leaders)
This group is for young adults (college students, post-college, working) who are single or dating. 

Married With...
Leaders: Anthony & Hope DeStefano and Karlyle & Shachara Adams
Meeting time: As Announced
Location: Pitman Road church building (B2) 
This group is for young adults who are married, with or without children.