West Zion Life Groups 2020

Theme: Living & Learning Together
Leaders: Group Effort
Time: Tuesday evenings, 7:00pm
Location: Home of Doug & Karin D
Contact: 403.586.3927
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Studying the Book of Proverbs
Leader: Karin D.
Time: Thursdays, 9:30am
Location: Home of Karin D. - 689 West Highland Crescent
Contact: 403.337.3298

Target Group:
All ladies welcome
Childcare provided
Heidi Grasse - 403.335.9151
Location: West Zion
Time: Wednesdays 9:15am


Target Group:
Young Women
Childcare provided
Leader: Judye H.
Time: Tuesdays, 10:00am
Location: West Zion
Contact: 403.337.2416
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Target Group:  Men
Time: Wednesdays, 9:00am
Location: Carstairs Tim Hortons
Contact: Lynn Bessey  403.337.3481

Target Group:
Andrea Sayer
Time: Mondays, 10:00
Contact: 403.899.2078
Place: West Zion
Theme: Studying God Breathed by Josh McDowell – the undeniable power and reliability of Scripture. 

Target Group:  All Ages
Time: Tuesday evenings
Leader: Lowell & Heidi Grasse
Location: Take Turns
Contact: 403.507.3209

Target Group:
  All Ages
Leader: Scott Suderman, Randy Williams
Time: Tuesdays
Location: Take Turns
Contact: 403.337.4802
Theme: Book of James

Target Group:  All Ages
Leader: Charles & Karen Cox
Time: Wednesdays, 6:30pm
Location: Cox Home
Contact: Charles & Karen Cox - 403.335.4335
Theme: TBD


Leader: Ron Daku
Theme: Sharing life together
Time: Tuesdays, 7:00pm
Location: Goodman home in Carstairs


Target Group:  All Ages
Leader: Darrel & Margi Sayer
Time: Sundays
Location: Sayers
Contact: 403.801.8338
Theme: Walk as Jesus - That the World May Know - Israel Series


Target Group: Young Adults
Leader: Austin & Kendell Hildebrandt
Time: Fridays at 7pm - starting November 2019
Location: Hildebrandts
Contact: 403.337.4818
Theme: Is the Bible reliable?

Pastor Don Shortt
Time: 5:30 potluck supper followed by Volleyball (7:00pm) on Mondays
Location: Living Hope Church Gym, Carstairs
Contact: 403.828.7380

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Vision For Our Life Groups

To see Life Groups grow in our church and communities as places where people can experience God, be cared for and care for others, grow in their relationship with God and share Christ with those who don't know Him.

  1. A Community that Worships: Every Member Exalting God- John 4:24; Acts 2:47
    1. Worship in Spirit and Truth
    2. Experiencing God
    3. Developing a Passion for God in our Daily Lives - Matt. 22:37
  2. A Community that Grows: Every Member Biblically Discipled - Matt. 28:19-20;
    1. Biblical Understanding - what the Bible says
    2. Biblical Application - what the Bible says to me
    3. Biblical Implementation - what I'm going to do about it
  3. A Community that Cares: Every Member Edification - Acts 2:44-45;
    1. Where people are cared for: physically, spiritually, emotionally
    2. Where people finding healing, forgiveness, restoration and wholeness
    3. Where people care for others: building up, encouraging and edifying one another
    4. Where people serve each other with their gifts 1 Cor. 12:4-7,14:12
  4. A Community of Prayer: Every Member Intercession 1 Tim. 2:1; Eph. 6:18
    1. Prayer for Each Other - James 5:16
    2. Prayer for the Lost
    3. Pray for Workers - Matt. 9:37-38
    4. Pray for Boldness - Eph. 6:19; 1 Thes. 2:2
  5. A Community that Dares to Reach Out: Every Member Outreach
    1. Reaching out to help and serve
    2. Reaching out in building friendships
    3. Reaching out by inviting
  6. A Community that Shares: Every Member Evangelism
    1. Sharing Christ in the Group with Visitors/Newcomers
    2. Sharing Christ outside of the Group with Friends and Family
  7. A Community that Trains: Every Member a Minister - Eph. 4:11-13
    1. Equipped to Share the Gospel
    2. Equipped to Share the Word of God
    3. Equipped to Minister to People
    4. Leadership Development - Cell leaders and interns
  8. A Community that Multiplies: Every Member a Disciple-Maker - 2 Tim. 2:2; Matt. 28:19-20
    1. Group Growth & Discipleship
    2. One on One Discipleship
    3. Follow-up Of New Christians

What Happens in Life Groups?

Most of our groups will have some combination of the following components in their Life Group meetings:

  • Worship - some groups spend time singing or expressing praise to God for who He is and what he has done recently in their life.
  • Bible Study - we look into God's word to increase our understanding of God and His will for our lives and how we can apply the Bible to everyday life.
  • Sharing - our groups often spend some time sharing with each other how our weeks are going and joys and struggles we face. Sharing may also take on an evangelistic emphasis when seekers come to our groups and have questions about God or our relationship to Him and the world.
  • Prayer - after sharing we spend time in prayer
  • Refreshments - as the early church often shared a common meal we often have refreshments after our fellowship time - and this is where people can connect with each other in an informal way.
  • Fellowship Events - sometimes the cell groups meet socially without a lot of structure as the normal cell meeting would have. This may take the shape of a bar-b-que, going out to the moutains, going to a sporting event or simply having a games night.
  • Spiritual Emphasis Nights/Weekends - a group may choose to have a half-night or prayer or go on a weekend retreat together (Encounter God / Touching Hearts Weekend Seminars).