Alpha (Intro to Christianity) Life Together Group

Leader: Pastor Dirk Duhlstine

Meeting day/time:

Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Meeting place:

3881 E Birchwood Place, Chandler, AZ 85249 (Hammerslag’s home)

“Alpha” is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. It’s designed for people who are learning the basics or are interested in finding out what it means to follow Christ at a foundational level. We will meet for approximately 12 weeks. Including a local day long retreat on a Saturday. Each session looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone is welcome. This group will include a light dinner that all participants will help to provide, prepare and serve.

To participate, email Pastor Dirk at

"Alpha Marriage" Life Together Group

Leaders:   Graeme & Jennifer Sellers


Meeting date/time: 

6:00-8:00 PM

Weekly on Monday Nights


Meeting place:

Sellers’ home –

4281 E. Page Ave.

Gilbert, AZ 85234


“Alpha Marriage” is a series of interactive sessions designed to help couples invest in their relationship and build a strong marriage. It serves as a bridge between the church and the local community by recognizing the need to go beyond the social, as well as physical, walls of the church to help couples with their relationships.

Please contact Pastor Graeme by email to see if this group is currently receiving new participants.

"The Book  of Mysteries" Life Together Group

LeaderJoe Torres


Meeting date/time: 

6:30-8:30 PM

Tuesday nights

(2 times a month)


Meeting place:

1107 E. Elgin St. Gilbert, AZ 85295 (Latham home)


Join us as we use the daily devotional book written by Jonathan Cahn entitled The Book of Mysteries. We will begin the journey of unfolding the mysteries of how the Old and New Testaments demonstrate the expression of Father God’s love for us through the sending of His son, the Messiah. We will learn how the root meaning of Hebrew words make the stories of the Old Testament and parables of Jesus come alive. A fresh look at our relationship with Christ and each other as believers will come alive. At each gathering, the members of the group will share their new insights of the scriptures. Join us as Holy Spirit helps us go deeper in our love and relationship with Christ and our relationships with each other.

To participate, contact Joe Torres by email at

"A Confidant Heart" Women's Life Together Group

Leader: Sharon Hansen

Meeting day/time:

Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. 

Meeting place:

548 W. Candlewood, Gilbert, AZ, 85233

Ever feel like you're not good enough, smart enough, or worthy enough? Do you struggle with self-doubt at times despite your faith? This Life Together Group is for women, young and old, and is about learning to “exchange fear-filled thinking for faith-filled believing.” Together we will study A Confident Heart by Renee Swope and Scripture. If you want to learn how to use God's promises in prayer and use Scriptures to replace self-doubt, this group is for you! Plan on being you and being loved! 

To participate, contact Sharon by email at

"Discovery Bible Study" Life Together Group

Leaders:   Meg & Al Crossman


Meeting date/time: 

7:00 p.m. on Tuesday nights


Meeting place:

Wonderful Mercy Church Cafe

1351 E. Guadalupe Rd. 

Gilbert, AZ 85234


“Discovery Bible Studies” are unique in serving those who are familiar with  Scriptures and those who are completely new to them. Join our group to learn how to hear from the Lord, open the Word, and become connected to others in the Body of Christ. Everyone is absolutely welcome and will benefit from this simple yet profound way to learn.

"Dream" Life Together Group

Leader: Ian Salsman

Meeting date/time:   

7:00-8:30 p.m.

Every other Tuesday

Meeting place:

The Aleman's home

1214 East Heather, Gilbert 85234

Together, we will dig deeper in our relationship with the Lord through prayer, sharing, and community while working our way through the book “Dream: Discovering God’s Purpose in Your Life,” by Dutch Sheets. As Dutch says, “When you hear God’s call on your life, you will never be the same.'

"The Gathering" Life Together Group

Leaders:   Randy & Pat Rohde


Meeting date/time: 

6:30-8:30 PM

Weekly on Monday nights


Meeting place:

Rohde’s home – 

1512 E. Dava Dr.

Tempe, AZ 85283


“The Gathering” meets on Mondays for a light, healthy meal where life issues are discussed. There is a time of worship and seeking God and discussion after. The format is the same week to week but the discussion is driven by what people bring to the table and how God speaks each week. Meeting ends 8:30 or 9:00 p.m. at the latest.

“Learning to Do Life Together" Group

Leaders: Kevin & Marisa Marvin


Meeting date/time:  6:00-8:00 PM

Sundays, as determined by the group


Meeting place: Marvin home – 4150 E. Sierra Madre Ave., Gilbert, AZ 85296


Our meetings will include a meal. For our first meeting, we will kick things off with a pot luck. Ongoing, we’ll rotate/share the food preparation responsibilities each time we meet.


Although most of what we do together will be consensus driven, we will focus on learning to do life together: praying for each other, caring for each other, and serving others (especially those who are homeless or do not have enough food). The only requirement for the activities that we select is that the activity helps us pray/care for each other/others and/or that the activity helps us learn how do to life together.

Our group is open to individuals, couples, and entire families .  


"Men that Eat" Life Together Group

Leader:   Ryan Braithwaite


Meeting date/time: 

6:00-7:30 PM

Weekly on Tuesday nights


Meeting place:

Various local restaurants


“Men That Eat” is an informal meal at a different  restaurant every Tuesday. Discussion is based on what happened in your life that week. This is a men’s group about life’s journey, for encouragement and accountability. Cost for dinner is usually under $15.

Please contact Ryan by email to see if this group is currently receiving new participants. 

"No Experience Necessary" Life Together Group

Leaders:   Brent & Carron Schmick


Meeting date/time: 

6:30-8:00 PM

Weekly on Tuesday nights


Meeting place:

Cerro’s home –

961 S. Cardinal St., Gilbert, AZ 85296


Do you want to have a great time growing in Christ and in relationship with others? 

Come do life with us!  We will have a great time getting to know one another, sharing our lives and seeing us grow in God as he continues to develop in our lives. Our focus will be on relationships and learning more about Christ and his impact in our lives, using a short video series to stimulate discussion.  NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! All are welcome.

"Real Life" Life Together Group

Leaders:   Jim Beadle & Mike Niileksela

Meeting date/time: 

6:30-8:00 PM

Every other Thursday


Meeting place:

Beadle’s home –

1318 W. Windrift Way

Gilbert, AZ 85233


The primary purpose of this group is to deepen our relationship with Jesus and with each other; in short, we do life together. We mix in times of prayer, thought provoking discussion, service and just plain FUN in order to keep things interesting. The group is made up of couples and singles, some of whom are young and others just young at heart.  

Note: This group is in progress and currently not receiving new  participants.  Email Jim if you'd like to participate in a  future "Real Life"  group. 

"Seeking God Together" Life Together Group

Leaders:   Lee Meyer


Meeting date/time: 

3:30 PM on Saturdays

Meeting place:

Meyer’s home –

947 West Osage Avenue

Mesa, AZ 85210


The Spirit is speaking. Can you hear Him? You are invited to be a part of a Life Together Group where you will experience and participate in “group spiritual direction.” Using the basic principles of the ministry of spiritual direction (normally one-on-one), group members will experience together what it means to be listened to and loved by others and to listen more attentively to God in our daily lives. The Spirit is speaking to you and others. God invites us all into a deeper experience of his love. Here is an opportunity in which you and a group of soul friends can listen for and with each other as you seek God together… and learn to love others as you have been loved.  (Note: suggested (but not required) reading “Seeking God Together” by Alice Fryling)

Please email Pastor Lee if interested in joining.

Sunday Message: Follow-Up Discussion

Leaders: Buzz & Carol Brines

Meeting day/time:

Mondays at 7:00 p.m. 

Meeting place:

Ruth Alvarez's home

6409 E Sierra Morena St., Mesa, AZ 85215

This group discusses in depth the Sunday message and how it applies to our daily lives. Our desire is to go deeper in our relationship with Jesus and with each other. 

To participate, email Buzz at

Youth Life Together Group

Leaders: Lindsay Furmanek, Andrea Ensing, and Dan Ensing

Meeting day/time:

Sundays from 6:00-7:30 PM

Meeting place:

The Sellers' home

4281 E. Page Ave., Gilbert 85234

We all have questions. Who is God? Who am I? Why am I here? How do you know God and hear His voice? Youth Life Together is a group where it is safe to ask the hard questions. All youth are welcome, whether they've gone to church all their lives or are just curious about Jesus. We will meet every Sunday night at the Sellers' home, with the occasional special event. Our focus will be on spiritual growth, fellowship, and specific issues that affect this age group.

To learn more or join in, email Lindsay at,