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.

Fall Session: August 29 - November 14

Future Sessions:
January 30 – March 20, 2022
April 24 – May 29, 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


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 @ 4pm Join Now   ONGOING

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Mixed Age & Stage - Baker 

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. They love serving through Compassion International and at Creekside and enjoy opening their home and welcoming new friends. Join Now
Cross Streets: Sheldon & Elk Grove Florin
Meeting Day: Mondays @ 6:30pm

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 August 31st

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   

Mandarin Speaking - Zhang

Shaomei Zhang and her husband moved their family to America nine years from Beijing China.  Their oldest son is in college and Shaomei enjoys home schooling their two younger children.  They have been attending Creekside since 2017 and are students of the Bible.  Shaomei has longed for a Mandarin Speaking LifeGroup and invites you to gather at Creekside (during Awana) to enjoy community, prayer and the study of God’s word together. Join Now

Cross Street: Creekside Campus Rm A5
Meeting Day: Wednesdays @ 6:30-8pm 

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!
On Campus: in Room E108
Meeting Day: Thursdays @ 7-9pm Join Now  
Mixed Age & Stage - Bird 

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. Join Now
Cross Streets: Sheldon & Elk Grove Florin
Meeting Day: Tuesdays @ 6:45pm

Mixed Age & Stage - Shackelford
Mark and Laura love adventure! We have volunteered overseas, love running 5ks and half marathons, and our work which involves lots of domestic travel.  We both have a background in recovery including past service in DivorceCare.  We endeavor to cultivate a closer walk with our Lord through doing justice, loving mercy and walking humbly one day at a time.  We find joy in following Jesus’ mandate: Love God: love others.   Join Now

Meeting Day: Wednesdays @ 7pm via Zoom

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.
Meet: Wednesdays @ 6:30pm via Zoom Join Now

Families - Doty
Mark & Melina Doty have been married since 2000 and enjoy a lively household while they parent five busy kids. They love outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, rock climbing, and cycling as time permits around their kid’s activities. They value community and enjoy leading a LifeGroup (while the kids play unsupervised upstairs). Join them while they grow closer to God and others. This group even hikes together! Join Now
Family Friendly with Childcare Available
Cross Streets: Bond & WatermanMeeting Day: Every Other Sunday afternoon (time varies based on activity)
Married 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
Family Friendly with Childcare Available
Cross streets: Big Horn & Bruceville
Meeting Day: Every Other Saturday @ 5pm

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   

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