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

May - July 2019 Session

Ladies’ Get-together: Summer Park Edition

Jessie Hayes & Jenny MacLively

Second Saturday of the Month 10:30am- 12pm

Local Parks

This group is for all ladies who want to get together, meet new people, and be encouraged in the Lord. We will meet in a local park armed with a theme bible verse to discuss and some picnic snacks.  Join us!

Men’s Breakfast

Bobby Sherwood & Jack Rafferty

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

First Watch Restaurant (Muddy Branch Road, Gaithersburg)

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

Through the Bible

Pastor Greg & Team

1st, 2nd & 3rd Wednesdays, 7 – 8:15pm

KOTN Edu. Bldg. Room 1

Knowing God’s Word empowers us to know God and live life better.  Using the “Though the Bible in One Year” workbook, we are going to dig in! Participants will read about 2 hours each week. Cost: $16 for workbook. Be prepared to grow like never before!

GRUPO EN ESPAÑOL – Spanish Language Lifegroup

Juan & Blanca Santos

Segundo y Cuarto Sabado del mes 7pm – 8:30pm (2nd &4th Saturdays)

KOTN Education Building – Room #1

Este grupo será dirigido en español, y será dedicado a la oración,  el estudiar la palabra de Dios y edificar comunidad.  Todos bienvenidos, mayores de 18 años.

This group will be led in Spanish and will be dedicated to prayer, studying the word of God, and building community.  All are welcome, ages 18 and up.

“The Art of Marriage” Date Nights

Doug & Connie Wantling

Dates: Sundays July 21 & 28 from 4pm – 8:30pm

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.

Conference Call Prayer

Pat Battle & Barbara Choporis

Every other Monday, 7:30pm-8:30pm

On the phone

We will connect via telephone to pray for one another and for specific needs as shared or requested by individual members of the body of Christ at KOTN, and for one another. We will commit to praying earnestly and regularly for these needs. We will follow the word of God and seek the leadership of the Holy Spirit as we pray.

Tuesday Prayer*

Jonny Zetts & Mike Brown

Every Tuesday 7:30pm

*This is an open LifeGroup that meets 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.

Friday Morning Prayer*

Anastasia Sadd & Wati Bolin

Every Friday 7am

KOTN Main Sanctuary

*This is an open LifeGroup that meets year round.  Anyone is welcome to join us for a time of intercession.  Feel free to sign up or just come Friday morning at 7am.  Text Anastasia with any questions 240-988-8009.

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 Katie Valladarez


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”