Why join a LifeGroup?
At First Church, we believe it is important for everyone to discover a place where they can connect and grow. We were never created to do life alone and LifeGroups exist for individuals to build community. We believe LifeGroups are one of the best places to foster significant relationships and growth with each other. They provide a great way to connect with a smaller group of people that are brought together by topics/interests, activities, meals, and fellowship. LifeGroups are a safe place to be known, encouraged, celebrated, and challenged. The format and atmosphere of each LifeGroup will be different depending on the leaders and the people in the group, but they all exist to help people connect with each other and with God. We will launch our Fall 2019 LifeGroups on Sunday, October 13. We encourage everyone to participate in a Life Group and invite others to join too!
How does a LifeGroup differ from a Sunday School, Bible Study or other small group?
LifeGroups are facilitator-led and discussion-oriented, focused on the Bible for life application and transformation. They are small in size (8-12). LifeGroups are covenant groups with the freedom to share thoughts and concerns knowing they will stay within the group. LifeGroup members are prayer partners.
Ready to join a LifeGroup?
We have five new LifeGroups launching in October. In addition, six of our existing LifeGroups are accepting new members. Here is some information to help you choose a LifeGroup.
Join a Life Group
Facilitator: Kim Aleman
Bio: Kim and her family have been attending First Church since 2004… She and her husband, Ross, have 4 kids, Liz(20), Zach(18), Cruz(15) and Eve(9). Kim and Ross have been members of the LAKers Lifegroup for 2 years. Kim has been teaching Sunday School for 13 years. Kim has been involved with the MOM group, UMW, VBS, KFC, Disciple and lots of other fun groups at First Church.
Interests: Parents with students in grades 6 – 12.
Meeting time: Sundays, 4:30 – 5:30 pm on the First Church campus
Facilitators: Mark and Alison Havens
Bio: Mark and Alison have been married for 21 years and have 2 daughters, Caroline (11th grader) and Mary-Kate (8th grader). Alison is a 2nd grade teacher and Mark is the Chief of Staff for George P. Bush. In the midst of the busy family schedules it is important to be connected to a community that supports, encourages and helps each other grow in faith.
Interests: Busy parents.
Meeting time: Sundays at 6 pm in the Havens’ home. This group will meet weekly or bi-weekly depending on the groups’ availability.
Facilitator: Pamela Mallory
LifeGroup: Women Who Worship
Interests: Women who have families, have full-time jobs or part-time jobs, and still want to build our relationships with Jesus. We want to share experiences with like-minded people, to encourage each other, to find life long friendships with, and share the love of God.
Meeting time: Wednesday or Thursday night from 8/8:15 – 9/9:15 pm
Facilitator: Wes Sherman
Bio: Wes has served as church organist, Sunday School teacher, supply preacher, and servant of God since he was 19 years old. Wes strives every day to do everything through Him who gives us strength [Philippians 4:13, NIV].
Meeting time: Daytime
Facilitators: Doug and Lou Ann Woodall
Bio: Doug and Lou Ann have lived in Round Rock since 1997. Doug is an engineer with WILCO and Lou Ann is a retired teacher and SAHM. They have one daughter that is a junior at CRHS. They live in east Round Rock and would love to have folks 50+ in age join the group.
Interests: Couples 50 and over.
Meeting Time: Wednesday evenings in east Round Rock.
Birkholz-Stuart LifeGroup: Jennie and Chris Birkholz-Stuart lead a group of parents with young children in Round Rock. Meet Sundays at 5 pm.
Parents with Purpose LifeGroup: Brady and Angela Davis facilitate this group. Parents are still the primary spiritual developers of children, so this study will provide a supportive community for learning how to do that. 11 am on Sundays in Adkins Education Bldg. 5, room 148. This group was formerly led by Pamela and Scott Mallory.
Burton LifeGroup: Chris and Shelley Burton lead a group of young couples and parents with children / infants. Meets in Hutto on Sundays at 3 pm.
Canet LifeGroup: Chick (with Bill) lead an intergenerational group of couples for support and fellowship. Meets at the church on Tuesdays at 5:30 pm.
Hall LifeGroup: Ben and Brittany Hall lead an intergenerational group of couples and singles with a focus on spiritual growth and fellowship. Meet on Mondays at 7 pm in Cedar Park. This group was formerly led by Wes Sherman.
Powell LifeGroup: Karah Powell leads a group of singles, mostly over 40 years old. They meet to support each other and enjoy fellowship and attend some events together. Meets Thursday evenings in Round Rock at 6:30 pm.