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Life Group Schedule Winter 2018

Session 2
Sign-Up Dates
Dec 10 Online only/Early Bird
Dec 17 Online, on campus after service, by phone to office (989-681-5731)
Dec 24 Online, on campus after service, by phone to office (989-681-5731)
Dec 31 By phone only to office (989-681-5731)

Life Group Dates:

  • Week 8-10 Week of November 26 - December 15 Session 1 ends
  • No Life Group December 17 - January 5 Christmas/New Year Holidays
  • All Church/All Life Group Sunday, December 17.
  • The winter session will begin the week of January 7th & will end March 16th.
  • The spring session will begin the week of April 1st & will end June 1st.

  • Life Group #1 Stage of life: Empty Nesters Meeting day: Tues/Thur 6:00PM
    Location: Ithaca Leaders: Steve & Sue Carlson

  • Life Group #2 Stage of life: All Ages Meeting day: Mon 6:00PM
    Location: St. Louis Leaders: Tim & Cori Hagoort

  • Life Group #3 Stage of life: Young Adults Meeting day: Tue 7:30PM
    Location: Breckenridge Leaders: Steve & Emily Dillbeck

  • Life Group #4 Stage of life: Parents: Parenting from the Tree of Life Meeting day: Fri 7:00PM
    Location: Alma Leaders: Toby & Ashley Pickelmann

  • Life Group #5 Stage of life: Parents of Teens Meeting day: Mon 7:00PM
    Location: Alma Leaders: Jeremy & Brandy Moravy

  • Life Group #6 Stage of life: All Ages Meeting day: Mon 7:00PM
    Location: Ashley Leaders: Roger & Marsha Numerich

  • Life Group #7 Stage of life: 55 Plus Meeting day: Tue 7:00PM
    Location: St. Louis Leaders: Richard & Carolyn Ferrall

  • Life Group #8 Stage of life: All Ages Meeting day: Wed 7:00PM
    Location: St. Louis Leaders: Jonathan & Alice Glenn

  • Life Group #9 Stage of life: All Ages Meeting day: Mon 6:30PM
    Location: Weidman Leaders: Mark & Connie Hull


RLC Kids

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Every Sunday morning RLC Kids is open for children in the community. RLC Kids is the place to be for Children in Mid-Michigan

  • Super Babies (Nursery): For children age newborn through 1 year. It meets both physical and spiritual needs of toddlers through singing, teaching, and playing.

  • Spiderman: For children age 2 – 4. Combines singing, playing, and teaching to develop godly character.

  • The Hulk: For children age 5 – 1st grade. Includes singing,teaching, and lots of fun! Our goal is to equip children with the fundamental truths of God’s Word.

  • Iron Man: For children in 2nd – 6th grade. Combines fun activities and sound teaching from the Word of God.


We want our children to know and experience that God is real, He is always on their side, and it’s fun to be a Christian.

Encounter Youth

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    The Encounter Youth Program at Resurrection Life Church is a powerful ministry for Gratiot County’s High School and Middle School students. Students attending Encounter youth are encouraged to Encounter God, Follow God and Share God with others.

    Students 7th-12th Grade meet Sunday night from 6:00PM-8:00PM in the Encounter game room and lounge here at Resurrection Life Church for weekly youth ministry. The whole first half hour is dedicated to hangout, allowing students to have a constant outlet of positive Christian influences and opportunities to grow spiritually. At 6:30 the programed part of the night begins led by Youth Pastor Steve Dillbeck. Students lead a large part of the evening from praise and worship, to small groups and other activities.

    The Encounter Youth Team supports student in their Christian walk through facilitating youth gatherings, special events, small groups and more.

    Womens Ministry

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    Women’s Ministry is an opportunity to touch the lives of women by the power of Jesus Christ. To support women in their relationship with God so that through spiritual friendships, mentoring, modeling, and teaching one another, we might experience the freedom to become all that God intends us to be. This exciting ministry touches the lives of women in varied and creative ways. It is our goal to reach beyond comfort zones to embrace women of all ages, race, professions and social standings to build an environment for women to connect with women and feel God’s love in a very real way.


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    Men's Ministry

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    The Men’s Ministry at Resurrection Life Church is passionate about raising up godly men, helping them become the best they can be as fathers, husbands, sons, brothers, friends, employers, employees or whatever role they may find themselves in. The men meet regularly for Bible study and times of fellowship here at the church and off site. Events are scheduled throughout the year that give men the opportunity to seek God and grow together. 

    Life Groups

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    Resurrection Life Group Ministry
    Living Life Together!

    We invite you to join a Life Group!Resurrection Life Group Ministry
    Individuals and couples from Resurrection Life Church and the community meet once a week in homes around the area.

    The groups are designed to promote:

    • Personal Encouragement
    • Relational Connection
    • Evangelism/Outreach
    • Mentoring and Getting Biblical Answers To Real Life Questions

    Hebrews 10:24-25

    And let us consider how to stir one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

    Acts 2:42-47

    And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.

    Resurrection Life Group Ministry exists to help people develop meaningful, long-lasting relationships that facilitate personal growth in living the life they are born to live as a disciple of Jesus Christ.

    Resurrection Life Group ministry is one of the most important ways to begin growth and continue growing as a Christian.  These groups provide a place for people to have fellowship, develop close relationships and to learn and grow. They also help non-Christians learn more about what it means to be a Christian.

    Becoming a part of a Life Group is critical in the process of discipleship because it’s a foundational place where we can share Christian love with one another in practical ways and learn about the Bible.  It’s also a place that offers an ideal environment to develop deeper friendships.

    1. What is Life Group?

    A Life Group is a home fellowship made up of 10-16 people who meet weekly to share, study and support one another. A trained leader and host lead each group. An average meeting lasts for an hour and a half, followed by light refreshments.

    2. How important are Life Groups?

    Here at Resurrection Life Church Life Groups are the hub of our ministry. They're the place where the real ministry of the church takes place as we study God's Word, while supporting and sharing our lives with one another. We believe that meeting together on a regular basis is time well spent.

    3. When and where do Life Groups meet?

    Life Groups meet on various nights of the week in homes throughout Gratiot County and beyond. Most evening groups meet 7-9 pm. The daytime groups meeting times vary.

    4. How long do Life Groups last?

    Each Life Group session lasts 9 to 11 weeks. We have Fall, Winter & Spring sessions. At the end of each session, you will have the choice of staying in the same group, trying a new group or even taking a break. Most groups stay together throughout the entire year. Life Groups do not meet mid-June through August. During the summer we will offer some special interest Life Groups in the form Believer’s School of Excellence; focusing on topics such as parenting, marriage recovery, finance, healing, Bible study and basic Christianity.

    5. What is the required commitment?

    Joining a Life Group requires a 9 to 11 week commitment to attend weekly meetings. Obviously, allowances are made for sickness, vacation, work conflicts and other special events, but not much more. This commitment is the key to a strong Life Group. You have the first three weeks to attend the group to make sure it's a good fit for you.

    6. What will we study?

    Most of the studies are based on the previous weekend's message. These "sermon-based" Life Groups are built on a group discussion about Sunday’s message. A brief video of Pastor Rick sharing a snapshot nugget from the message will be viewed. The Life Group leader will then facilitate a discussion about the message.

    7. What does it cost?

    Few things in life are free and Life Groups are no exception! The cost of Life Groups is the cost of commitment. During the first meeting, each group will complete a "covenant" together. Part of that commitment is the promise to attend each week and to attend the quarterly church-wide fellowship and do one service project for the year. You have the first three weeks to decide if your group is a good fit for you.

    When you join a Life Group, you're promising to attend each week. It's this commitment that makes Life Groups work. We realize it's a big commitment, but it only lasts for 9 - 11 weeks. At the end of each quarter, you have the choice of recommitting for another quarter, trying a new group, or taking a break from Life Groups altogether.

    8. What about child care?

    Life Groups are for adults only. (Exceptions can be made for nursing newborns, up to six months.) We leave it up to each family to work out their own childcare. Sometimes it works best for families to share a sitter or to swap childcare with another family whose Life Group meets on a different evening.

    9. How do I choose a Life Group?

    When selecting a group, we strongly recommend you choose a group based on its leader-host team and Station-in-Life (common stage in life), rather than its location. Life Groups do best when members share a common Station-in-Life and other interests with their leaders, hosts, and other group members. In the end, you'll find it's worth the drive!

    Our groups are divided in the following Station-in-Life (stage of life) groupings:
    1. Newcomer’s
    2. Singles
    3. Young Married’s
    4. Young Families
    5. Parents of Children K-6
    6. Parents of Teens
    7. Empty Nest
    8. Senior Adults
    9. Young Adults
    10. Inter-generational groups (General)

    Remember, these Station-in-Life groupings are meant to help you self-select an appropriate group for you. They are not intended to box you in.

    If you have any questions (especially if you are new to Resurrection Life Church), please don't hesitate to call the church, and we will gladly assist you. Keep in mind that it might take two or three groups before you find the perfect fit, but don't worry, you'll find it!

    10. How do I sign up for a Life Group?

    Before each Life Group quarter begins there are three ways to sign up for a group - online, at our weekend service, or by calling the church office. During the weekend service, Life Group leaders are available at the sign-up tables to help you choose a group and answer any questions. There are three sign-up weekends before the beginning of our Fall Quarter in September, and two sign-up weekends before our Winter Quarter in January and our Spring Quarter in April.

    11. Are there Life Groups for teenagers?

    Yes, Encounter Youth Ministry will offer small groups for students.



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    Resurrection Life Church is a house of prayer. Prayer is centric between God and man. A specialized team of prayer warriors is in place to intercede for real life situations and needs.

    The Prayer team of Resurrection Life Church is made up of highly trained believers, ready and willing to stand in the prayer of agreement with anyone in need. Following Sunday morning church services the Alter Prayer team is stationed at the front of the Sanctuary. The Alter Prayer team is often called on by Pastor Lopez to pray for individuals and families during alter calls and emergency prayer hotline calls.

    Another extension of the Prayer team is handling all prayer requests made via prayer request cards and calls to the church office. This team of intercessors partner together in faith to see God do miracles.

    Prayer is not only necessary for the survival of individual believers, it is essential for the church as well. Prayer is the heartbeat that keeps the blood flowing through the church system.



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    Every church is made up of people for various walks of life, and every good church does its part to care for the flock. As a church family we do our best to clothe, shelter, and grow together, but it is impossible for individuals to keep track of who is sick or who has missed church services. This is where the Flock Care Ministry comes in with very specialized teams to trained to fulfill various duties to care for the flock.

    The Flock Care Ministry is a great asset to our Pastor, keeping him informed of the condition of church family members. Without Flock Care Ministry people could easily fall through the cracks and feel abandon by their church. The Flock Care Ministry is the welcoming hand to new comers to the church. The Door Keepers team and the Greeters team are the First people guests come in contact with when entering the church. The Friendship team is actively seeking out new comers to help them in any way needed and provide information about the church.

    The Flock Care Ministry is also active outside the church, reaching out in convalescent home ministry and prison ministry. A group from the Flock Care team will regularly visit a convalescent home in Gratiot County and minister to the residents there with praise and worship, Biblical encouragements, the gospel and prayer.


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      Ugly Truck Community Mud Bog. September 23rd.


      Ugly Truck is a free community mud bog for everyone. The event takes place right behind the church. We have fun activities for kids including inflatables, pony rides, a mud run, face painting, a live kids show and much more! Our mud bog is head to head and also new this year we will be having a UTV competition course and a Mini Jeep Crawl! Admission is FREE for this event. We will have concessions available for purchase at the event!


      Resurrection Life Church is known in the community for special events like Christmas Tea and the Ugly Truck mud bog. These events are designed specially to be an evangelistic outreach to un-churched people in Mid Michigan.

      The Community events team is a group of people who plan, organize, recruit and prepare for special events. From fundraising to purchasing equipment, the Events Team eats, sleeps and breaths events, always looking forward to the next opportunity to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost.

      Well executed community events require a large work force, but before recruitment can begin there must be a well laid out plan (vision) to follow. The Events Team uses inspiration from the Holy Spirit, creativity, God-given talents, and sheer willpower to plan and see these event become reality.