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.

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.

We can all enjoy growth spurts through sermons or independent study but a key to long-term growth is the combination of the God’s Word and other Christians to help us understand it and live up to it. LifeGroups meet for approximately ten week sessions and are sermon-based discussions. This is where we discuss how the sermon applies to real life. Discussion Questions are included in the weekly sermon notes or available on-line typically at Through LifeGroups, we come together to share each other’s burdens and to encourage one another to grow. We study God's word and learn how to live and love like Jesus. We’ll put the Sunday sermon into practice, together. The Bible calls this "fellowship" or "loving one another" and we hope you will join us. We encourage everyone to try a group and go for three straight weeks. If the group is not a good fit, it’s ok to try another group. At the end of each session you may stay in the same group, take a break or try a new LifeGroup. Keep trying a LifeGroup until your find the right one!

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

Current Status


August 25-November 10, 2024 12 week session

Future Sessions


January 26 – March 30, 10 week session
April 27 – May 25, 5 week session
August 24 – November 9, 12 week session



Position: 40+ Couples
Categories: Lifegroup, Married
Matt & Hally Baker have been married since 1999 and have raised two great sons. Their greatest joy is their granddaughter. 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. They love serving at Creekside and are excited to open their home and welcome new friends.   Join Now   Meeting Day: Mondays@ 6:30pm  Cross Streets: Elk Grove Florin & Four Seasons 


40+ Couples

Matt & Hally Baker have been married since 1999 and...


Position: Men
Categories: Lifegroup, Men

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 not sermon-based.

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Meeting Day: Tuesdays @ 6:30pm
On Campus: Room A1



Bowman – Men Randy is married to Lois and they...


Position: Young Professionals (25-35)
Categories: Lifegroup, Mixed, Young

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  open to young professional men and women who want to grow in their relationship with Jesus and each other.

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Meeting Day: Sundays @ 12:45pm
Cross streets: Waterman & Grant Line
(This group meets throughout the year and is not sermon based- Ages 25-35)


Young Professionals (25-35)

Zachary Carriker received his Master’s of Divinity in 2022.  Growing...


Position: Co-Ed 26-40
Categories: Lifegroup

Shannon Young is an elementary school teacher who enjoys reading, crafting, and spending time with her friends and family. Shannon has attended Creekside since she was in the first grade, but didn’t start fully getting involved until a few years ago and now she wants to help encourage others to do the same. This group is designed to help men and women ages 26 – 40 gain a sense of belonging in the church, connect with others in a similar age, and build genuine friendships while growing deeper in God’s Word.

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Meeting Day: Thursdays @ 6:30pm
Cross Streets: On Campus M6


Co-Ed 26-40

Shannon Young is an elementary school teacher who enjoys reading,...


Position: Mixed
Categories: Lifegroup, Married

Tim and Danielle Hill are long time Elk Grove residents and are Sacramento natives. They were married in 1996 and have three kids: Kaitlyn (20), Megan (18) and James (16). Danielle has homeschooled all three! The girls are both in college and James is a high school junior. The goal of their life group is to develop deep, Christ centered friendships within the church body and explore God’s word.

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Meeting Day: Tuesdays @ 7pm   
Cross Streets: Sheldon & Sheldon Creek



Tim and Danielle Hill are long time Elk Grove residents...


Position: Russian Speaking Couples
Categories: Lifegroup, Married

Oleg and Nataliya Kapakly immigrated to the USA from Ukraine in 2000. They have been married since 1995 and God has blessed them with three children, a son-in-law, a daughter-in-law and one precious granddaughter. Oleg and Nataliya treasure Christian fellowship and although they know English, God put on their hearts to host a Russian speaking group. They are eager to learn from the Word of God, share life, pray for each other, and grow spiritually together.

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Meeting Day: Fridays @ 7pm (every other Friday)   This is a Russian Speaking LifeGroup
Cross Streets: Sheldon & Bruceville


Russian Speaking Couples

Oleg and Nataliya Kapakly immigrated to the USA from Ukraine...


Position: Families
Categories: Families, Lifegroup

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.

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Childcare Details in confirmation email
Meeting Day: Tuesdays @ 6:30pm
On Campus: in Room E103/104




John and Tamara Krake have four, active children; Kaylee, Jackson,...


Position: Women
Categories: Lifegroup, Women

Chris works in accounting but her passion is cooking. She treasures her two adult children and son-in-law. Her heart’s desire is to learn and grow in Christ and bring others along on this journey. She is looking forward to meeting other women and growing deeper in faith together while sharing the highs and lows of life.

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Meeting Day: Thursdays @ 7pm 
Cross Streets:  Bruceville & Laguna



Chris works in accounting but her passion is cooking. She...


Position: Mixed Age & Stage
Categories: Lifegroup, Mixed

Bill & Tori, have been married for over 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 host a West Sacramento LifeGroup and invite you to join them in the Christ-centered adventure.

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Meeting Day: Thursdays @ 6:30pm
Cross streets: Jefferson & Linden Rd
West Sacramento



Mixed Age & Stage

Bill & Tori, have been married for over 50 years....


Position: Filipino-American Fellowship
Categories: Families, Lifegroup, Mixed

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 three 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.

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Meeting Day: Sunday @ 10:45am
This Sunday Group Meets All Year
On Campus:  Room E102



Filipino-American Fellowship

Larry and Tina Tamayo married in 1981 and have been...

Young Adults

Position: Multiple Leaders
Categories: Lifegroup, Young

Kaleo 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. Kaleo benefits from multiple dynamic LifeGroup leaders who facilitate and lead discussion and prayer on Thursday nights when Kaleo 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!

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Meeting Day: Thursdays @ 7-9pm
On Campus:  The Venue

Young Adults

Multiple Leaders

Kaleo is a ministry which is comprised of college students...

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