LifeGroups are an opportunity to connect, encourage, support and simply be there for one another in life. We live in a culture that tends towards busyness and isolation: both of which can work against connecting with one another in a meaningful way. Everyone has different gifts and passions and participating in a LifeGroup is a perfect avenue to express them – with the goal of sharing life and bringing one another closer to Christ.

Current LifeGroups

Sept - Nov 2018 Session

Growing in Freedom

Leona Ba, Chris & Allyn Saah

Sundays, 9-10:30am , Sept 9-Nov 18; Conference Nov 30 & Dec 1

A home in North Potomac (near KOTN)

Are you ready to live life abundantly (John 10:10)? “Growing in Freedom” will equip you to live the victorious life God intended. In addition to the 11-session small group, we will end with a powerful conference (Nov. 30 & Dec. 1) focused on overcoming our past so we can run to and with God. Cost: $10 for curriculum book plus small retreat cost. Register soon as there are only 10 slots in this group!

Exploring Your Redemptive Gifting

Nancy Jones & Mariluz Santiago

2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7 – 8:45pm

At a home in Rockville

God designed each person with unique gifting with kingdom purposes (e.g. teacher, servant, prophet, exhorter, giver, ruler, and mercy). However, these can be hidden or bent by life experiences. This LifeGroup will examine strengths and weaknesses of each gifting and participate with God to redeem our gifting in order to flourish in our kingdom purposes. This is open to all adults.

Life In The Spirit: Making God Your Significant Other

Chris & Allyn Saah

Fridays 7 – 8:30pm, optional meal at 6pm

At their home in North Potomac

Whether you are married or single, God wants to be the most significant person in your life. We will explore who the Holy Spirit is and how we practically live life in tune with Him, while developing supportive relationships with each other.

“The Art of Marriage” Date Nights

Doug & Connie Wantling

Sundays 9/30 & 10/21 from 4pm – 8:30pm at KOTN Main Bldg.

This is a two-night date-like atmosphere for dating, engaged, and married couples of all ages. Couples will sit alone together over a romantic candle light dinner while watching inspiring and entertaining videos from Family Life about marriage. The videos include expert teaching, real-life testimonies and humorous dramas. No group discussions involved, just projects for you and your partner to do together. The experience will equip you with tools to strengthen and protect the most important relationship in your life as well as give you quality time together. Total cost is $50 per couple which includes 2 study guides and both dinners. Childcare provided and financial aid available if needed.

Ladies’ Get-together

Michelle Zetts & Mary Hunter

Sundays 12:30-2:30pm (9/16, 10/14, 11/18) & Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm (9/5, 10/3, 11/7)

KOTN (Room 1) & Local Restaurants

Welcoming women ages 30 and up who are interested in connecting with other women, and who are seeking encouragement and fellowship. We will be meeting twice a month: once in a casual restaurant setting for lunch after Sunday service and one Wednesday evening for food and fellowship at the church in Room 1. If you are new to the church or just desire to interact and spend time with other ladies in the church, this is definitely the LifeGroup for you!

Men’s Breakfast

Bobby Sherwood & Jack Rafferty

2nd & 4th Fridays 7am – 9am (flexible leave time for those working)

First Watch Restaurant (Muddy Branch Road)

All men are welcome as we gather together to break bread and encourage one another in our walk with Christ. Acts 2:42

Equip Ministry Training

Ascend Ministry Team

Sundays at 12:30pm beginning 9/23 (NEW START DATE) for 8 weeks. 

KOTN – Whalen House

Equip is a Life Group hosted by Ascend, open to all who attend King of The Nations, or those who serve through Ascend. It is a nine-week course that covers a variety of topics such as the foundations of faith, spiritual gifts, and many other principles of the Kingdom of God. This Life Group is great for those who want to feel empowered to go and release heaven on earth. There is a $15 registration fee for materials. CLICK HERE to register.

Tuesday Prayer*

Jonny Zetts & Mike Brown

Every Tuesday 7:30pm

*This is an open LifeGroup that meets all year round.  Anyone is welcome to join us for a time of intercession. There will also be an opportunity to share words the Lord is speaking to you, testimonies, and receive personal ministry.  Feel free to sign up or just come next Tuesday.

Ascend Youth & Young Adult Lifegroups


If you are interested in the on-going youth and young adult lifegroups (high school, middle school, and college-age) contact our Youth Pastor Maria Suazo at


Depending on what your gifts and passions are you can shape your LifeGroup around:

• Meals at your home/Hospitality
• Teaching /Studying a theme, a section of the bible or a book
• The season of life you are in (single, parenting, empty-nesters, a specific age range, people in your area/neck of the woods, etc.)
• A Common interest – a certain activity interest, healthy eating group, exercise/sports group, cooking, learning an instrument, etc.

We desire that each group take on its own flavor, so use your imagination! There is freedom to do something unique or keep it simple. God gave you your passions for a reason. No matter what the context is for gathering people, you will be praying for, investing in, and caring for the spiritual growth of the group members. The idea is for us to have a reason to connect, and then to let the Lord use us to support and encourage one another towards growth in Christ.

How Often Does a LifeGroup Meet?

There are 3 LifeGroup Sessions per calendar year, each lasting 3 months:
Winter Session: Jan, Feb, March
Summer Session: May, June, July
Fall Session: Sept, Oct, Nov

Each LifeGroup:
• will meet for one three-month session
• will meet as often as the LifeGroup leader pre-determines (once a month, twice a month, weekly, etc.)
• will meet for approximately 1.5-2 hours per meeting

Each LifeGroup can be a “three month and done” session OR may continue to meet beyond the original three months upon mutual agreement between church leadership and the LifeGroup leader.  Once the LifeGroup is approved, a list of all current LifeGroups will be published for the church community to choose from.

LifeGroup Leaders

Your first priority as a LifeGroup leader will be to connect with each person at each meeting, regardless of the chosen context. In addition, you should offer prayer to anyone that may need it. This type of simple spiritual support goes a long way to strengthen and encourage people in their pursuit of God. We will provide a handbook for LifeGroup Leaders to help you get started as well as provide ongoing support for your questions or problems.

Each LifeGroup leader will need to find a co-leader – someone that will commit to being there to help you with your group.  We also ask that each LifeGroup leader and co-leader first complete our four session NEXT Class that takes place on Sundays after the Sunday service.

If you have any questions concerning LifeGroups, please contact our LifeGroups Coordinator Debbie Hays via email, text or phone:, 301-509-7733.

 Click HERE to view the “LifeGroup Leader’s Handbook”