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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.

Current Session:  April 18 - May 23, 2021

Next Sessions:
August 29 - November 14
January 30 – March 20, 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.  If you are looking for a LifeGroup, please view the open groups and click the "Join Now" to join a group

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
Meet: Sundays @ 4pm Join Now

Mixed Age & Stage - Carriker

Zach Carriker is a seminary student who is pursuing his Master's of Divinity and will be graduating this spring! Growing up at Creekside, he is excited to help 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 open to all men and women of every age and stage of life.

Meet: Mondays @ 7pm via Zoom Join Now

Parents of Teens, Pre-teens & Young Adults - Baca

Jim and Jennifer Baca are down to earth folks who enjoy meeting new people. Their family loves going to cultural festivals, eating or cooking exotic foods. Life is never dull as they live with 2 lively teenagers and 1 young adult child and are grateful to tackle each day together, enjoying all the blessings and challenges God provides. They embrace a holistic approach to parenting by using trust, biblical boundaries and love to support each other. The Bacas invite other parents to join their group.

Cross Streets: Elk Grove Blvd & W. Taron, near Elliott Ranch Elementary
Meet: Thursdays @ 6:30pm  Join Now

Mixed Age & Stage - Geddes   

Gary and Vicki Geddes have been married 23 years and have an adult son and two teenagers. They can usually be found on family bike rides, at a lake or on a hike. Gary loves photography and Vicki's 2020 adventure has been fostering pets in need. Their life group welcomes all ages and stages and they look forward to meeting new Creekside families.

Meet: Mondays @ 7pm via Zoom Join Now

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: Elk Grove Florin & Sheldon
Meet: Tuesdays @ 6:45pm meet live, but with a hybrid zoom option 

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!
Cross Streets: Creekside Campus
Meet: Thursdays @ 7-9pm Join Now

Newlywed/Young Families - Rau

Matt and Amy Rau got engaged, married, and pregnant 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! 

Cross streets: Hwy 99 and 12th Ave
Meet: Tuesdays @ 7pm Join Now

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! 

Meet: Wednesdays @ 7pm via Zoom Join Now

 

Mixed Age & Stage - Baker   FULL

Matt & Hally Baker have been married since 1999 and have raised two great sons.  Hally loves kids, gardening, and has serviced the community as a licensed family childcare provider since 1989. God has brought them through tough times and several years ago they were baptized together and renewed their vows. Matt is a woodworker by trade and designs beautiful custom furniture, but he also has the gift of music and loves playing on the worship team. The Bakers Sponsor two kids through Compassion International in Ecuador and have enjoyed visiting them in person. They love serving at Creekside and open their home and welcome old and new friends.
Cross Streets: Elk Grove Florin & Sheldon
Meet: Mondays @ 6:30pm 

Women - Callahan    FULL

Linda Callahan loves the Lord! She is a ten+ year resident of the Sacramento Area and has attended Creekside since moving from Tahoe with her late husband Ed.  They have 10 children and 12 grandchildren, two of whom Linda helped to raise which keeps her young. Linda finds great joy by being involved at Creekside. She is an avid football fan and loves watching games with her grandchildren.  

Cross Streets: Elk Grove Florin & Brittany Park
Meet: Wednesdays @ 6:30pm Join Now

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