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!  




2019-2020 life groups

Leaders:  Dan Cooper and Andy Mychajlowycz
Meeting time:  Sundays at noon
Location:  Pitman/Williamstown (various homes)
All ages are welcome. Families with/without children are welcome.  

Brook Besor 
Leader: John Peoples and Debby Durham
Meeting time:  Tuesdays at 7 pm
Location:  Sewell (home of Debby Durham)
This group is for adults only.

Circle of Sisters 
Leaders:  Lynne Sbaraglia and Rachel Stetser
Meeting time:  Monday at 7 pm
Location:  Mantua/Mount Royal vicinity (homes of group leaders)
Women of all ages and marital status welcome.


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

Monday Night Men’s Bible Study
Leader: Harry Ake
Meeting time: Mondays at 7 pm
Location: Pitman Road church building
All men are welcome. This group is a textual Bible study.

Refreshed Because of Christ
Leaders:  Derrick Busch 
Meeting time:  Sundays at 11:30 am
Location:  Pitman Road church building
All are welcome. Contact leaders if you will need childcare.

Solid Gold  

Leaders:  Mike Lazar and Mike Grove
Meeting time:  Sundays at 12:30 pm
Location:  Mullica Hill and vicinity (various homes)
This group is for adults only.

Leaders:  Tim Davis and Troy Spencer
Meeting time:  Sundays at noon (occasionally evening)
Location:  Pitman Road church building
This group is for teens in grades 7 through 12, focusing on discussions, service projects, and social activities. 

Leaders:  Carl Steiner 
Meeting time:  Sundays at 6 pm
Location:  Vineland vicinity (various homes)
All adults are welcome. 

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: Sundays at noon.
Location: Pitman Road church building (B2) 
This group is for young adults who are married, with or without children.