Life Groups

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As a part of the Campus Ministry department, Life Groups help cultivate a spiritually vitality community and foster spiritual-formation within individual members of it. These two areas develop through regular, relationship building meetings and content that fosters spiritual and personal growth. We believe that Life Groups provide a relational means for growth as individuals go beyond the congregational meetings held in our chapel into smaller group settings.

Apply to be a life group leader by filling out the form here and emailing it back to lifegroups@northwestu.edu.

Life Group Requirements and Spiritual Life Credit Policy:

  • First meets the need for spiritual development and then fosters spiritual community.
  • Must grow the NU community specifically in spiritual vitality. Church groups will not be accepted.
  • Goes through a Bible study or a book study. Books must be approved.
  • Cannot be exclusive or restricted to a single apartment, dorm room, or friend group.
  • Meets at least four times a semester/
  • Life Group leader applicants must turn in an application to lifegroups@northwestu.edu every school year and may be asked to interview with a Campus Ministry team member.
  • Life Group Applications must be completed in full and emailed to lifegroups@northwestu.edu.
  • Life Group Applications close on one week after the add-drop date.
  • Life Groups will be denied or dissolved if they fail to fulfill the requirements stated as determined by the Campus Ministries Office.
  • Students who attend may get one spiritual life credit per week from Life Groups, totaling in 16 credits per semester.
  • Life Group leaders are required to regularly connect with the Campus Ministry team through meetings, emails, etc.
  • Life Group leaders are required to maintain a passing status with their personal spiritual life credit.
  • Attendance must be emailed to lifegroups@northwestu.edu within 24 hours of the group’s weekly meeting in order to qualify for credit. This email must include the full name and student ID numbers of each attendee.
  • Attendance will be entered into My Attendance by the life group leader within 24 hours of the group’s weekly meeting in order to qualify for credit.
  • No funds are provided for individual life groups (food, snacks, etc.).

 

Life Group Leaders: How to enter life group credit

If you have any questions or needs, please email lifegroups@northwestu.edu.

SPRING 2017 LIFE GROUP DIRECTORY

Life Group: D-204 Community Dinner

Leader: Allen Swayze

Contact: allen.swayze15@northwestu.edu

Location: D204

Time: Thursday Nights at 7pm

Restrictions: None

Descriptions: The purpose of this life group is to foster community that is built by the love Christ has for each and every one of us and allows us to love one another with that same love. We will be holding community potluck dinners and reading through the Bible together.


Life Group: How’s Your Soul

Leader: Danika Schofield

Contact: danika.schofield14@northwestu.edu

Location: Grey-Beatty Dungeon

Time: Thursdays at 8:30pm (starts Feb. 2nd)
Restrictions: None

Description: The purpose of this life group is to go beyond the surface level conversations. To challenge our everyday conversation to be intentional. To ask people how they are, how they really are, how their soul is, and the status and standing of their soul rather than hoping they just respond with “I’m great” so we can move on with our day without actually knowing anything about them. The focus of this group is to grow a community of people that challenge the depth of our conversations, and the reflection of how we are truly doing when we are honest with each other and ourselves. We will be going through Judah Smith’s book How’s Your Soul along with the study guide and video sessions to create honest conversations.


Life Group: Convos and Community

Leader: Sandra Bush

Contact: Sandra.bush16@northwestu.edu

Location: Pecota

Time: 1pm Saturdays

Restrictions: none

Description: The purpose of our life group is to go through the book Fervent by Priscilla Shirer as well as use different chapters from the Bible that will encourage us to actively share the gospel. After our time together, we will go into town and ask strangers about their stories and pray for them.


Life Group: Commuter Morning SOAP

Leader: Isabel Kenney

Contact: Isabel.kenney15@northwestu.edu

Location: Ness Building Lounge

Time: Mondays at 7 am

Restrictions: Focused on early morning commuters, but open to anyone

Description: Our purpose is to have a chance of fellowship and do a SOAP together to start our off our day. We will go through the Gospels, starting in Matthew, and do a chapter per week.


Life Group: Songs of Jesus

Leader: Jordan Wakeman

Contact: Jordan.wakeman14@northwestu.edu

Location: Pecota

Time: 10:30am Saturdays

Restrictions: Must have access to school devotional book

Description: The purpose of our life group is to grow closer to God and in our community as we read through the daily devotion from Songs of Jesus by Timothy Keller.


Life Group: Stretching to God

Leader: Abigayle Faber

Contact: abigayle.faber16@northwestu.edu

Location: Firs apt. 49

Time: Sunday at 7pm

Restrictions: Women Only

Description: This life group exists to bring people together to grow in faith and relationships. This group will be like a yoga group in the sense that we will do physical stretches while communicating the word of God and what we read that week. We will go through the New Testament and begin in Ephesians. This group is meant to encourage our walk with Christ and our physical body’s which are a temple to the Lord. (1 Cor. 6:19)


Life Group: Commuter Bible Study

Leader: Kristen Hansen and Angela Lustyuk

Contact: Kristen.hansen16@northwestu.edu or Angela.lustyuk16@northwestu.edu

Location: Second floor HSC

Time: Mondays at 4pm

Restrictions: Commuters

Description: This life group is a time for commuters to join together and be centered upon the Bible.


Life Group: Coffee with you in B202

Leader: Lyubov Bernik

Contact: lyubov.bernik13@northwestu.edu

Location: B202 apartment

Time: 10am Monday mornings

Restrictions: ladies only

Description: The purpose of this life group is to get together with other ladies and provide a safe place to be vulnerable and learn and grow in Christ together. We will be going through Ephesians together.


Life Group: Squad Life

Leader: Cole Hastie

Contact: cole.hastie14@northwestu.edu

Location: Pecota

Time: Thursdays at 8:30
Restrictions: Males only

Description: The purpose of this life group is to provide a place for men to talk about personal struggles and success in their everyday life. Just as a safe place and laid back group that is honest and real and genuinely learning more about Jesus. We will be going through Proverbs as a group and spending time on testimonies and prayer.


Life Group: Off Campus and Commuter Life Group

Leader: Sarah Davis

Contact: sarah.davis14@northwestu.edu

Location: Firs Apt. #23

Time: Wednesdays at 5:30/6

Restrictions: FOA only

Description: We will either be going through Walk through the Word or Looking for Lovely. We are focused on community and worship as people who don’t have an easy outlet for a spiritual community.


Life Group: B101 Bible Study

Leader: Owen Bostrom

Contact: owen.bostrom14@northwestu.edu

Location: Apt. B101

Time: Sundays at 7pm

Restrictions: None

Description: Our purpose is to go through Psalms together in order to grow closer to God and closer as a community.


Life Group: Corinthians Crusaders

Leader: Owen Cheong
Contact: Owen.cheong14@northwestu.edu
Location: B106

Time: Sunday Nights

Restrictions: None

Description: The Corinthian Crusaders Life Group has the main purpose of diving into the life-giving, reconciling scripture that is contained in the Corinthian epistles. We strive to be people who are in close community as we read through each chapter throughout the year. Starting with 1 Corinthians, we will highlight the differences and similarities of the original audience and our contemporary audience (ourselves). Through each book, we will strive to bring out multiple themes, take-aways, and messages for the diverse group of people we are all a part of.


Life Group: D201 Meet

Leader: Sydney Davis

Contact: Sydney.davis15@northwestu.edu

Location: D201 Apartment

Time: Mondays after Pursuit (circa 9:30pm)

Restrictions: none

Description: The purpose of our life group is to come together in community and go through the book The Shack together. We will learn more about the Trinity and what it means to us personally.


Life Group: Chinese Bible Study

Leader: Zhaocong Fan

Contact: zhaocong.fan15@northwestu.edu

Location: H105

Time: Thursdays 4pm

Restrictions: students that can speak mandarin

Description: The purpose of this life group is to create a learning community for Chinese students who are curious about Christianity and who found difficulties in understanding the Christian faith. We will focus on the Genesis and Four Gospels to gain a basic understanding of God and Jesus.


Life Group: Commuters/Nursing Student’s Life Group

Leader: Amber Forgey

Contact: amber.forgey16@northwestu.edu

Location: HSC250

Time: 11am on Mondays

Restrictions: Commuters and Nursing students

Description: This life group exists to provide a welcoming environment for commuters and nursing students who have to actively work to manage school and other commitments.  We will be going through Jesus Calling as a community.


Life Group: Called to Care

Leader: Mical Edstrom

Contact: Mical.edstrom13@northwestu.edu

Location:

Time:

Restrictions: Nursing Students Only

Description: The focus of this group is centered around what it means to be a Christina nurse. We will grow in our understanding of how our relationship with Jesus impacts the way we live our life and do our job as nurses by going through the book “Called to Care: A Christian Theology of Nursing.”


Life Group: NU Women’s Volleyball

Leader: Brooke Riddle

Contact: brooke.riddle13@northwestu.edu

Location: TBD

Time: Weekends

Restrictions: Women’s volleyball team only

Description: As a team, we will be going through the devotional book Joy by Keri Folmar, which goes through Philippians.


Life Group: Nurses Christian Fellowship Life Group – Senior

Leader: Shalliah King

Contact: shalliah.king15@northwestu.edu

Location: Nursing student lounge

Time: Fridays 11-12pm

Restrictions: Senior Nursing Students

Description: The purpose of this life group is to help nursing students grow in their relationship with Jesus and to learn how to integrate their faith with their nursing. We focus on personal discipleship and giving spiritual care to patients. We will be reading through the Bible together.


Life Group: Ladies of Crowder 400

Leader: Aliya Shepard

Contact: aliya.shepard14@northwestu.edu

Location: Crowder 400

Time: TBD

Restrictions: Crowder 400 ladies only
Description: This life group will be going through The Chase: Trusting God with your Happily Ever After. It is a time of fellowship, community, prayer, and growth.


Life Group: NU Men’s Soccer

Leader: Tyler Ptacek

Contact: tyler.ptacek14@northwestu.edu

Location: Barton Blue Couches

Time: 7:20am

Restrictions: Men’s Soccer Team Only

Description: This life group will give the men’s soccer team a time where they can be together as brothers in Christ and grow closer to God and thank him for the opportunities he has given us. We will go through the athlete devotional.


Life Group: Nerdy Nurses

Leader: Haeli Tallman

Contact: haeli.tallman13@northwestu.edu

Location: HSC 231

Time: Fridays at 11am

Restrictions: Junior and senior nursing students only

Description: This life group will be going through the book On Call: Daily Encouragement for Nurses. Our purpose is to expand our community and grow together spiritually.


Life Group: NU Women’s Soccer
Leader: Allison Lorraine

Contact: Allison.lorraine15@northwestu.edu

Location: Team Room

Time: TBA

Restrictions: Women’s soccer team only

Description: The purpose of this life group is to grow stronger in our faith with prayer, while reflecting on the book “The Life You’ve Always Wanted” by John Ortberg


Life Group: Perks 2 hunny

Leader: Macray Jerome

Contact: macray.jerome14@northwestu.edu

Location: Macs room

Time: Sundays at 10pm

Restrictions: 200 Guys only

Description: The purpose of this life group is to walk through the book Ephesians and discover what it means to be a man of God and gain a deeper knowledge through God’s word. The goal is to help build a community of men that will see themselves as leaders and servants but also strong in their ability to rest as children of God.


Life Group: Gray 600 Life Group

Leader: Caleb Bonner

Contact: caleb.bonner14@northwestu.edu

Location: Gray 600 Lounge

Time: Sundays at 10pm

Restrictions: Males only

Description: The purpose and focus of this life group will be to go over the gospel with my guys (Matthew) and help them look at the way in which Jesus called people to life their lives differently.


Life Group: Crowder 500 Life Group

Leader: Katrina Bowen

Contact: Katrina.bowen14@northwestu.edu

Location: Crowder 500 lounge

Time: Sundays at 9pm

Restrictions: Crowder 500 ladies

Description: Our life group’s purpose is to create a space where our floor can grow together in spiritual unity as we delve into learning about the truth of our identity. We will be reading through Living from the Unseen: Reflections from a transformed life.


Life Group: Guy 200 Bible Study

Leader: Emily Clare

Contact: Emily.clare15@northwestu.edu

Location: Emily’s room

Time: 9pm

Restrictions: Guy 200 ladies

Description: The purpose of this life group is to explore scripter together as a close-knit community. We will read the Bible together and focus on topics such as loneliness, worry/anxiety, thankfulness, and attributes of God, rest, worship, patience, and love of God.


Life Group: Debate Life Group

Leader: Tyler Whitney

Contact: tyler.whitney14@northwestu.edu

Location: TBD

Time: TBD

Restrictions: Debate Team Only

Description: The focus and purpose of this life group is to cultivate a corresponding growth in spiritual discourse topics as done with debate discussion. We will go through a course on 1 Corinthians.


Life Group: Men of Gray 400

Leader: Alec Bailey

Contact: Alec.bailey15@northwestu.edu

Location: Hive Lounge

Time: Sundays at 10pm

Restrictions: Guys of Gray 400

Description: The purpose of this life group is to grow together and discover what it means to be a man of God. We will be using Wild at Heart as a guide.


Life Group: Perks 100 Life Group

Leader: Micah Lorenz

Contact: micah.lorenz14@northwestu.edu

Location: Perks 100 Lounge

Time: Sunday 10pm

Restrictions: Perks 100 Guys only

Description: This life group is for the Perks 100 guys to go through the book “Wild at Heart” and grow in community through sharing testimonies.


Life Group: Ladies of Beatty 100

Leader: Taylor Murray

Contact: taylor.murray15@northwestu.edu

Location: Taylor’s room

Time: Sundays at 8:30pm

Restrictions: Beatty 100 ladies only

Description: The purpose of our life group is to create an environment on our floor that is spiritually growing and bonding. We will be going through Crazy Love together.


Life Group: Northwest XC/TF Men’s Team

Leader: Caleb Smith

Contact: caleb.smith15@northwestu.edu

Location: Team Room

Time: Tuesday Evenings at 7pm

Restrictions: XC/TF Men’s Team only

Description: Our purpose is to grow in God as a brother hood. We will be going through the book Circle Maker by Mark Batterson.


Life Group: NU Men’s Basketball

Leader: Joey Stack

Contact: Joseph.stack14@northwestu.edu

Location: Gym, weight room, or team room

Time: TBD on basketball schedule

Restrictions: Men’s basketball team only

Description: Our purpose is to go through different scripture as a team in order to bring focused meaning and conversation toward God. We will grow in faith and community.


Life Group: Crowder 600 Ladies Life Group

Leader: Lyndsay Crawford

Contact: lyndsay.crawford14@northwestu.edu

Location: Crowder 600 Lounge

Time: Sundays at 9pm

Restrictions: Crowder 600 Ladies Only

Description: The purpose of our life group is to bring the floor closer together in spirituality. Our aim is to grow in community and in our knowledge of the Bible. We will be using The Songs of Jesus as our devotional guide.


Life Group: NU Women’s Basketball

Leader: Victoria Makin

Contact: victoria.makin12@northwestu.edu

Location: Pavilion

Time: Wednesdays at 5pm

Restrictions: Women’s basketball team only

Description:  This is a place for our team to grow in our faith individually as well as a team. We will be going through different passages of scripture and spending time praying with one another.


Life Group: Women’s Track and Field Bible Study

Leader: Shandon Lystad

Contact: Shandon.lystad13@northwestu.edu

Location: Alison Mandi’s House

Time: TBD

Restrictions: Female Track and Field Athletes Only

Description: The purpose of this group is to actively aid in the spiritual development and fellowship of women on our Track and Field team. The life group allows us to connect to each other on a spiritual level through testimonies, bible study, and literature review while strengthening our fellowship and discipleship of Christ off field. We will use the Bible as our guide.


Life Group: Deez Chicks 200

Leader: Aleena Lysikova

Contact: aleena.lysikova14@northwestu.edu

Location: Aleena’s room

Time: 9:30pm Wednesdays

Restrictions: 200 chick ladies only

Description: This purpose of this life group is to come together as a floor and grow in faith together. We will be reading through Romans and using supplemental books as we dive into the Word.


Life Group: Beatty 300 Life Group

Leader: Sarah Clark

Contact: sarah.clark13@northwestu.edu

Location: Sarah’s Room

Time: Sunday nights 9pm

Restrictions: Beatty 300 Ladies Only

Description: The purpose of this life group is to find a purposeful time each week to meet as a group of women on our floor. We will 1. Dine into Life of the Beloved and look at what it means to be God’s beloved. And 2. Share our life stories with one another.


Life Group: Eagle Ball

Leader: Nanea Tali

Contact: nanea.tali15@Northwestu.edu

Location: Softball fields

Time: Mondays after practice

Restrictions: NU Softball team only

Description: The purpose of this life group is to be able to further ourselves in our spiritual walk with God and grow together as a team. We will be going through different scriptures together.


Life Group: Pack Night

Leader: Nathan Abbott

Contact: Nathaniel.abbott14@northwestu.edu

Location: Nathan’s room

Time: Sunday at 10pm

Restrictions: Perks 300 Guys only

Description: The purpose of this life group is to develop a sense of unity among the residence, encourage spiritual growth, and create a sacred space for vulnerability. We will be going through Wild at Heart together as a floor.


Life Group: Christian Fellowship Life Group – Junior

Leader: Marquita Curry

Contact: marquita.curry14@northwestu.edu

Location: nursing student lounge

Time: Mondays 10-11am

Restrictions: Junior nursing students only

Description: The purpose of this life group is to help nursing students grow in their relationship with Jesus and to learn how to integrate their faith with their nursing. We focus on personal discipleship and giving spiritual care to patients. We will be reading through the Bible together.


Life Group: 500 Ducks Life Group

Leader: Josh Deshazer

Contact: Joshua.deshazer15@northwestu.edu

Location: gray 500 lounge

Time: 9pm Sundays

Restrictions: 500 guys only

Description: The purpose and focus of this life group is to create a space to dive into God’s word together. We will be going through Philippians and Ephesians together.


Life Group: Renew

Leader: Steven Park

Contact: steven.park13@northwestu.edu

Location: Firs Apt. #33

Time: 7:30 pm

Restrictions: None

Description: This life group exists to develop discipleship, testimony, healing for the past, present, and future, God’s grace and truth being taught. We will be going through the bible using different translations as well as learning Hebrew and Greek words.


Life Group: Be Still and Know

Leader: Kenzie Schwab

Contact: McKenzie.Schwab14@northwestu.edu

Location: C202

Time: 7pm Thursdays

Restrictions: None

Description: Our purpose is to go through the book of Hebrews and examine the life of the early church. During our time together, we will drink coffee/tea and have a time of fellowship where we can talk about the joys and hardships of life.


Life Group: Stewardship in the Bible

Leader: Austin Johnson

Contact: Austin.johnson14@northwestu.edu

Location: D-203

Time: Saturdays
Restrictions:

Description: The purpose of this life group is to give people new insight on one of the many reasons why God puts us here and what one of our purposes is in creation. We will be going through Genesis.


Life Group: Nurse Devotions

Leader: Samuel Kerusenko

Contact: Samuel.kerusenko15@northwestu.edu

Location: Firs Apartment 44

Time: Sundays at 7:30pm

Restrictions: Medical degrees

Description:  This life group exists for those going into the medical field to give them an opportunity to share their experiences, events of praise, and their burdens or troubles followed by fellowship. We will be going through Judges and Romans to explore the idea of “answering of a call by God” which nursing is for most. We will learn together how to deal with stress as Christians in the medical world.


Life group: Ladies of B201

Leader: Maddy Grasser

Contact: madalyn.grasser15@northwestu.edu

Time: Thursday’s at 7pm

Location: Apartment B201

Restrictions: Women only

Description: The purpose of this life group is to grow in deeper relationship with the Lord and as a community. We will be going through the book of Esther and diving into how her influence, character, and strength impacted the people around her.


Life group: The Army of God

Leader: Miriam Tsegay

Contact: Miriam.tsegay15@northwestu.edu

Time: Wednesdays at 8pm

Location: TBD (HSC)

Restrictions: None

Description: The purpose of this life group is to have a time of prayer and to study and meditate on the word of God. We will use the Book of Hebrews to enhance our learning.


Life Group: Ladies of Guy 100 and Perks 100 N

Leader: Laura Olson

Contact: laura.olson14@northwestu.edu

Location: Laura’s Room

Time: Tuesdays @7pm

Restrictions: Perks 100 N and Guy 100 Ladies Only

Description: We will be going through the book 1000 Gifts together. Our goal is to grow closer as a community and explore what it means to be a grateful in the present.


Life Group: Guy 300 Life Group

Leader: Hannah Yelas

Contact: Hannah.yelas14@northwestu.edu

Location: hannah’s room

Time: Sundays at 9pm

Restrictions: Guy 300 ladies only

Description: The purpose of this life group is to take time out of our day to seek Jesus and encourage and pray for each other. W will be going through the Songs of Jesus devotional together.


Life Group: The Mix

Leader: Justin Di Grazia

Contact: Justin.digrazia15@northwestu.edu

Location: 16005 175th Ave NE, Woodinville, WA 98072, United States

Time: 6:30-7:30 every other Wed. starting Feb. 15th

Restrictions: none

Description: The purpose of this life group is to learn more about the practical implication of Jesus’ ministry in our own lives and to create genuine community. We will be going through the book of Luke.


Life Group: She-brew

Leader: Amy Potts

Contact: amy.potts15@northwestu.edu

Location: Perks Lounge

Time: 3:30pm Sunday

Restrictions: Females Only

Description: The purpose of this life group is to help other women become empowered and grow closer to God. We will spend time in prayer and discussion over reading the Bible and the “Jesus Hearted Woman” devotional.


Life Group: Coffee with you in B202

Leader: Lyubov Bernik

Contact: lyubov.bernik13@northwestu.edu

Location: B202 apartment

Time: 10am Monday mornings

Restrictions: ladies only

Description: The purpose of this life group is to get together with other ladies and provide a safe place to be vulnerable and learn and grow in Christ together. We will be going through Ephesians together.