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LifeGroups

LifeGroups meet you where you are and walk alongside you.

LifeGroups are formed to provide an environment where both new and current church attendees can pursue Christian maturity together while developing authentic relationships with one another. We hope all participants discover what it really means to live life together as the body of Christ.

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.

Current Status

Our LifeGroups meet in 8-12 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.

Future Sessions:
January 23 – March 27, 2022, 10 week session
April 24 – May 29, 2022, 6 week session
August 28 - November 13, 12 week session

 

Signups open January 9, 2022

Did you miss this last round of groups?
We're using a trimester system because it allows individuals an obvious on and off ramp for small group 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 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.

Signups open January 9, 2022

LIFEGROUPS

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

Young Families - Rau

Matt and Amy Rau got engaged, married, pregnant and now hove a beautiful baby boy over this past year! Classic Covid couple, right?  Amy teaches 5th grade and Matt is the student ministry pastor at Creekside. They also enjoy trying new food spots around Sacramento, time at the river, and everything outdoors, especially with their dogs Sammy and Bailee.  Matt grew up in Elk Grove and Amy grew up in Michigan, but she surprisingly doesn’t have a northern accent.  They can’t wait to build community with you and grow as you walk through God’s word and life together! Join Now

Childcare Details in confirmation email
On Campus: in Room E205
Meeting Day: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month @ 6:30pm- Will Start February 1st

Families - Krake

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 @ 6:30pm   

Families - Miller

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. Join Now

Cross streets: Big Horn & Bruceville
Meeting Days: Every Other Saturday (2nd & 4th) @ 4:30pm

Childcare details in confirmation email


Mixed Age & Stage  - Harlow FULL

Brad and Denise have been attending Creekside since 2015 and being LifeGroup members during this time has had a profound, positive impact on their spirituality and their obedience to God. Brad grew up Baptist in the Sacramento area and was active in youth ministry. Denise grew up in the SF Bay Area attending the Roman Catholic Church and was an active church member. She was baptized at Creekside in 2019 and they married in 2021. They live in Copperopolis and together they have four sons and one granddaughter.  Their online LifeGroup has Christ-centered conversations that enrich learning from the Sunday sermons, support members' faith journeys, and help build meaningful relationships.  If your remote location, crazy schedule or health situation prevents you from a live group, they invite you to join their online community.
Meeting Day: Mondays @7-8:30pm Via Zoom

 

Mixed Age & Stage  - Bird FULL

Jana and Scott Bird love Creekside and have been here since 1995. They enjoy serving and oversee 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.
Cross Streets: Four Season & Elk Grove Florin
Meeting Day: Tuesday @ 6:45pm

 

Mixed Age & Stage  - Guillory

Kenne and Valerie Guillory, simply known as ValKen, have been married just over a year and share a love of Disney, hockey, travel, games, adventures, and the unexpected! Kenne has been in and out of ministry for 15 years in various roles, and loves learning from others. Valerie's crafty side always has something cooking on how to encourage and mentor others. We welcome all ages and all walks of life to this LifeGroup with our little twist. Our goal leading the group is to be half sermon based, half not, and all Ecclesiastes 8:15 based! Join Now
Cross Streets: On Campus in M6
Meeting Day: Sundays @ 3pm

  • Starts January 30th

 

Women  - Hall  FULL

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.

Hybrid - live if vaccinated with booster; online via zoom for all others
Cross Streets: Elk Grove Blvd & Bruceville
Meeting Day: Thursday @ 6:30pm

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  

ONGOING
On Campus: in Room E108
Meeting Day: Thursdays @ 7-9pm

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   


Mixed Age & Stage  - Van Allen FULL

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.
Cross Streets: Elk Grove Blvd & Four Winds
Meeting Day: Thursdays @ 6:30pm


Mixed Age & Stage  - Highley   FULL

Syd and Jennifer Highley have attended Creekside Christian Church for eight years. Syd has been involved in the music ministry and Jennifer has been involved with Mega Camp and Comfort Care Ministry. They have been married 21 years and have a blended family with three adult children. They are proud grandparents to four grandchildren, who light up their lives. Jennifer is a cancer survivor who attended the cancer support group for several years. They enjoy traveling, gardening and entertaining. 
Cross Streets: Excelsior & Sheldon Park
Meet: Wednesdays @ 6:30pm

 


Mixed Age & Stage  - Oliver
Bill & Tori, have been married for almost 50 years. They live in West Sacramento close to their youngest daughter and her husband and their wonderful grandchildren, Allison and Oliver. Bill is a retired pastor while Tori still has a small book keeping business. They both love and worship Jesus. They look forward to building a new LifeGroup community in the West Sacramento area and they invite you to join them in this Christ-centered adventure. Join Now
Cross streets: Jefferson & Linden Rd
Meeting Day: Thursdays @ 6:30pm
West Sacramento 

Mixed Age & Stage  - Shackelford

Mark and Laura love adventure! Our very "real" journey includes divorce, Divorcecare and finding new life and hope as we humbly submit to our Lord. Every day with our Lord is an adventure and we are so thankful for His mercy and bringing new life to broken people. We find joy in the simplicity of following Jesus' mandate: Love God; love others. Join us in the journey! Join Now

Meet: Tuesdays @ 7pm via Zoom


Mixed Age & Stage  - Garrett

Agatha Garrett’s life verse is Jeremiah 29:11 which really came to life when she married and came to America as a young woman.  She is amazed to be alive after being hospitalized more than ten times and near death on multiple occasions. She is a widow and has been living in here since 2014, when they moved to be close to their children Deniz and Sommer Garrett and two precious grand children. Agatha is a prayer warrior and intense Bible reader. Her passion is to serve her Lord with the rest of her life and to help others walk in His ways. Join Now

Meeting Day: Mondays @ 10am via Zoom


Married Couples - Spears

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. Join Now

Cross Streets: Bruceville Rd. and Sheffield Way
Meeting Day: Sunday @ 1:30pm


Young Senior Couples  - Ritzema  FULL

Rohn & Jane celebrated their 50 + 1 wedding anniversary in June. They have two sons and three amazing grands. Rohn is a mostly retired Christian school educator. Jane is a counselor. Rohn & Jane love to travel but didn’t do much the past two years because of “you know what.” They have been riding their tandem bicycle for 21 years. This group isn’t young but they are young at heart. If you are a young thinking senior, this might be just the group for you.
Cross Streets: Sheldon & Springhurst
Meeting Day: Thursdays @ 7pm

 

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