Miss the last round of groups?
Our LifeGroups meet in 8-12 week sessions. We use a trimester system to allow individuals an on and off ramp for small group involvement. We encourage groups to stay together but realize the ebb and flow of life may require a schedule change. The trimester system also meshes with holiday and traditional school schedules, and allows leaders to take a break when necessary. We break for the summer months.
Looking for a group? View the open groups below
Sign-ups resume Jan 8, 2023
Jan 22 - Mar 26, 2023, 10 week session
Apr 16 - May 28, 2023, 8 week session
Aug 26 - Nov 12, 2023 12 week session
Bowman – Men
Randy is married to Lois and they enjoy their three grown children and eight grandchildren. He served in vocational ministry all his adult life. Randy loves the Kings, is a lifelong Cleveland Browns fan, and is proud to be an Ohio State Buckeye enthusiast. He enjoys travel, history and reading and Randy is looking forward to making new friends and growing together. This group is sermon-based.
Meeting Day: Tuesday @ 6:30-7:30am
On Campus: Room A2
Stacie and Tim married in 1983 and have ten biological children and 16 grandchildren to enjoy. Stacie loves kids of all ages and has served as Preschool Director for over 30 years, and currently leads Creekside’s Shining Stars Preschool. Tim retired from 35 years at the Dept of Justice and loves old cars and history. Stacie and Tim are ready to get more involved at Creekside and are eager to start a group where new friendships can develop.
Meeting Day: Tuesday @ 6:30pm
On Campus: Room D8 Preschool Lounge
Zachary Carriker received his Master’s of Divinity in 2022. Growing up at Creekside, he is passionate about helping others find community and lifelong friendships in the church. Zach is committed to developing a sound understanding of scripture and living out everyday life and relationships with biblical wisdom. This group is currently studying apologetics and is open to young professional men and women who want to grow in their relationship with Jesus and each other.
Sunshine Ball has been raised in a Christian home and found her church home with Creekside late 2021. Sunshine was baptized at age 11 and has followed Jesus with zeal ever since. “I struggle with chronic health illnesses and past trauma. I know God is still good through it all!”. She enjoys movies (especially Marvel and Disney), a variety of music, sitting on the ocean shore, and being with friends and family.
Meeting Day: Sundays @ 12:45pm
Cross streets: Waterman & Grant Line
Mike Furtado is a retired high school math teacher of 40 years, who still loves to substitute teach. He was a long-time coach of many sports and referred to as an educated jock. He loves his beautiful wife, Donna, 11 grand kids, and four great grands. This is a very close LifeGroup with room to welcome two new retired couples. This group is not sermon-based and each couple takes turns hosting two weeks at a time.
Cross Streets: Rotate Homes Every 2 Weeks
Meeting Day: Wednesdays 6:30pm
John and Tamara Krake have four, active children; Kaylee, Jackson, Lucas and little Porter. Their life is busy, chaotic, loud and fun, and they wouldn’t have it any other way. The Krakes understand the awesomeness and difficulties of being a young family and hope to help others in this same stage of life grow closer to Jesus through fellowship, Bible study and service opportunities. They desire to “do life” together with some activities planned for the whole-family.
Childcare Details in confirmation email
Meeting Day: Tuesdays @ 6:30pm
On Campus: in Room E103/104
We are a group of young professionals who like memes, enjoy game nights, but mostly love Jesus. From starter jobs to career, single to married to the baby stage, we are here supporting each other. If you love discussing the Bible, making memes about your discussion of the Bible, and are against heresy, this is the place for you.
Meeting Day: Mondays @ 7pm
Cross streets: Big Horn & Amber Creek
Quinton & Allison Miller have attended Creekside Christian Church for several years. Quinton assists with Creekside’s annual Father/Son Camp, and Allison serves as a tour guide Sunday mornings. They have been married since 2008 and have an energetic family with four children. They enjoy traveling, practicing hospitality, and discovering “micro-adventures” locally. Quinton enjoys reading, BBQing, and woodworking, and Allison enjoys sewing and gardening. This group welcomes families of all ages while the older kids play with and help manage the younger children.
Meeting Day: Every Other Saturday @ 4:30pm
Cross streets: Big Horn & Bruceville
Childcare details in confirmation email
Shackelford Mixed Age & Stage – Online Alpha Curriculum
Are you curious about the basis of the Christian faith, or even a bit skeptical about it all? Mark and Laura Shackelford invite you to this relaxed twelve-week series of interactive online sessions exploring the big questions of life through the lens of the Christian faith. For thirty years, Alpha has been offered in churches, prisons, universities, workplaces, viewed by millions of people worldwide, and is now available in online-only format. This is great news for Mark and Laura Shackelford as they frequently travel during the week for work. Mark works as a medical imaging clinical consultant and Laura is a certified health coach and Doula. Together they have served in medical missions through Samaritan’s purse and enjoy running, hiking and skiing. We hope you will choose to join them. (To preview this class click here)
Meet: Wednesdays @ 7pm via Zoom
Class Dates: Feb 8-Apr 26 (12 wks)
Karen loves nature and all outdoor activities, such as hiking, gardening & kayaking. She serves as Creekside’s missions pastor and is passion about God’s global world and the diversity of cultures. Karen welcomes you join her in learning to live and love like Jesus.
Meet: Wednesdays @ 6:30pm via Zoom
Larry and Tina Tamayo married in 1981 and have been committed Creekside members since 1994. They have three grown children, Lorina, Goldeen and Ezekiel, who are all married and serving the Lord. They delight in their two grandchildren. Larry has a passion for God’s Word and for missions and graduated from WJU with a degree in Bible Theology and Mission. The Tamayo’s have served in many capacities over the years and started the Filipino-American Fellowship of Creekside in 2008. This group meets year-around and all are welcome to join together as Larry teaches the Word of God weekly.
Meeting Day: Sundays @ 10:30am
On Campus: Room M3
CYA is a ministry which is comprised of college students and young adults who desire to grow deeper in God’s Word together, engage in gospel-centered community and learn to glorify Christ in every facet and season of life. CYA benefits from multiple dynamic LifeGroup leaders who facilitate and lead discussion and prayer on Thursday nights when CYA gathers. This group meets all year long and does not take the same breaks as our other LifeGroups. They are thrilled to have you join them!
Meeting Day: Thursdays @ 7-9pm
On Campus: Room E108