What to Expect
The Christian Life was never meant to be lived alone.
We have been designed to live in community with other Christians. LifeGroups help us develop Christ-centered relationships and “live life together.” LifeGroups typically meet mid-week in homes to discuss and reflect on the sermon, study Scripture and support one another with our faith journey. They help us grow in relationship to God and others.
Our LifeGroups meet in 6-12 week sessions. During each session groups come together to discuss Biblically based topics, enjoy fellowship and pray for one another. We also encourage groups to deepen their relationships through enjoying meals and serving together in our church and in the local community.
April 24 – May 29, 2022, 6 week session
August 28 - November 13, 12 week session
January 22-March 26, 2023
We're using a trimester system because it allows individuals an obvious on and off ramp for LifeGroup involvement. While we encourage groups to stay together, we also realize the ebb and flow of life may require a schedule change. The trimester system also works well with holiday and traditional school schedules, and allows leaders to take a break when necessary. We break for the Holiday season, Easter and summer months. A couple of groups listed below continue year round. If you are looking for a LifeGroup, please view the open groups and click the "Join Now" to join a group.
On Campus: Room E103/104
Meeting Day: Thursdays @ 6:30pm
Ready to take a six-week journey that digs even deeper than the normal LifeGroup? Then check out this mixed age and stage group with a twist. Kenne and Valerie share a love for Disney, travel, games, movies, adventures and the unexpected. Kenne loves learning and serving in ministry and Val is a natural at encouraging others. While using some of the weekly sermon-based questions, this group will also be media-focused and watch and discuss the Ultimate Life movie series. You are invited to join the Guillorys from 6:30-8:45pm Thursday evenings for fun, friendship and learning together. Join Now
On Campus: E101/102
Meeting Day: Thursdays @ 6:30-8:45pm
Bob and Linda Van Allen have been married over 40 years and have three married daughters. They have three grandchildren in whom they take much delight. Bob grew up in South America as a missionary kid and later graduated from Prairie Bible College and Western Seminary. Linda grew up in Galt and graduated with a degree in nursing from Biola University. They were missionaries with New Tribes Mission and served in Colombia, S.A. After returning to the USA, Bob taught in Christian High Schools until he retired in 2020. Linda is working from their multi-generational home in health care management. Adult singles and couples are invited to join this new LifeGroup to learn and grow together. Join Now
Cross Streets: Elk Grove Blvd & Four Winds
Meeting Day: Thursdays @ 6:30pm
Young Professionals - Sapinoso/Prasad
Chris Sapinoso is a second generation Filipino American. He came to faith in college while getting his degree in molecular and cellular biology at UC Merced. The Lord so changed his life that Chris joined the staff of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and moved to Sacramento in 2017. Chris enjoys many outdoor activities and also is a brewer and fermentor of beer, wine and kombucha tea. His heart is for community and missional living and hopes you will consider joining this young professionals group as they grow closer to God and each other.
Breanna Prasad has a zeal for life, Jesus, family, friends, the ocean and worship. She loves music, but her newest hobby is propagating house plants. Bre loves it when others, who are also following Jesus, challenge her to grow. She appreciates all personalities and backgrounds and knows that deep benefits come from doing life together in community.
Cross Streets: Garden Rose Dr & Goethe
Meeting Day: Sundays @ 12:45 pm Join Now ONGOING
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Young Professionals - “Memers Against Heresy.”
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. Join Now
Cross streets: Big Horn & Amber Creek
Meeting Day: Mondays @ 7pm
John and Tamara Krake have four, active children; Kaylee, Jackson, Lucas and little Porter. John works from home as a consultant while caring for the kiddos and Tamara works full time as an HR Executive for the State. 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. Join Now
Childcare Details in confirmation email
On Campus: in Room E103/104
Meeting Day: Tuesdays @ 6pm
Mixed Age & Stage - Stoneburner
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. Join Now
Meet: Wednesdays @ 6:30pm via Zoom
Young Adults - Multiple Leaders
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! Join Now
Meeting Day: Thursdays @ 7-9pm
Mixed Age & Stage - Bird
Jana and Scott Bird love Creekside and have been here since 1995. They enjoy serving in the Higher Grounds coffee ministry here. They have three kids and four grandkids and have been married almost three decades. Jana teaches 8th grade math and Scott is a tax preparer, but they also love to sing and are serious racquetball players. They desire to share their enthusiasm for the Lord with others and form meaningful relationships. Couples of all ages and stages are welcome to join their Tuesday night group. Join Now
Cross Streets: Four Season & Elk Grove Florin
Meeting Day: Tuesday @ 6:45pm
Empty Nesters - McGill FULL
Bill and Linda McGill have been involved in ministry at Creekside for many years. They have mentored and encouraged many through our Divorce Recovery ministry. This LifeGroup group has a “come as you are” approach to life because that is how Jesus greeted others. They hope you will consider joining them as they grow and live life together. Join Now
Cross Streets: Elk Grove Florin & Bond
Meeting Day: Wednesdays@ 6:30pm
Filipino-American Fellowship - Tamayo
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. Join Now
On Campus: in Room E103/104
Meeting Day: Sundays @ 10:30am
Senior Couples - Furtado FULL
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 one new retired couple. 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
Retired/Empty Nester - McCoy FULL
Bob and Laura McCoy love Creekside and they value community. They married in 1990 and have nine grandkids total. They enjoy traveling. Laura has been at Creekside almost thirty years. Their LifeGroup shares a lot together. They appreciate that by meeting together, it helps make our big church feel small and like family.
Cross Streets: Calvine & Waterman
Meeting Day: Tuesdays @ 1-3pm
Mixed Age & Stage - Oliver
Cross streets: Jefferson & Linden Rd
Married Couples - Spears FULL
Native San Franciscans, John and Stephanie Spears, have been married over 46 years. They have two grown children and two grandsons. John is a retired Transit Operator and Stephanie is a retired Travel Agent. They moved to Elk Grove in 2013 and have attended Creekside ever since. They enjoy jazz, art collecting and travel. This is a fun group and they are seeking other couples to join their group in the pursuit of exploring and understanding God’s Word.
Cross Streets: Bruceville Rd. and Sheffield Way
Meeting Day: Sunday @ 1:00pm
Women - Hall
Marguerite Hall has been at Creekside for many years and has a passion to lead women toward a deeper relationship with Christ. She also loves to play and have fun! This group is open to women with grown children or for those who are single. Join Now
Cross Streets: Bruceville & Del Webb
Meeting Day: Thursdays @ 6:30pm