LIFEGROUPS AT KING OF THE NATIONS


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

January - March 2019 Session

Growing in Freedom

Jeremy MacLively, Nancy Jones & Debbie Bole

Sundays, 1:30pm – 3pm , January 13 – March 24; Conference March 29-30

A home in Rockville

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 12-session small group, we will end with a powerful conference (March 29-30) 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!

Through the Bible

Pastor Greg & Team

1st, 2nd & 3rd Thursdays, 7 – 8:15pm beginning 1/17

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! Beginning with the Pentateuch (first 5 books of the Bible) we will begin to see the Bible unfold as a beautiful, divinely inspired true story. Participants will read about 2 hours each week. Cost: $16 for workbook. Be prepared to grow like never before!

Naturally Supernatural

Allyn Saah & Co-Leader (TBD)

Every other Thursday starting 1/3

At a home in North Potomac

God is at work today and He wants to use us to bring His kingdom, not only with our words, but with signs and wonders.  Reading “Naturally Supernatural” by Gary Best, we will learn how to join God in His work and do it.

“The Art of Marriage” Date Nights

Doug & Connie Wantling

Dates: Sundays March 10 & 31 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.

Ladies’ Get-together

Mary Hunter & Jessie Hayes

Every other Wednesday starting 1/16 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Home in Gaithersburg & Local Coffee Shop

This group is for all ladies that want to get together, meet new people, and be encouraged in the Lord. We will meet either at a home or in a coffee shop armed with a theme bible verse to discuss.  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

Equip Ministry Training

Ascend Ministry Team

Sundays at 12:30pm beginning March 3rd for 4 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 Youth & Young Adult Ministry. It is a four-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.

Conference Call Prayer

Pat Battle & Shirin Meiners

Every other Monday, 8pm-9pm

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.

Friday Morning Prayer*

Anastasia Sadd & Wati Bolin

Every Friday 7am – 8am

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.

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.

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 suazomariae@gmail.com

WANT TO START A LIFEGROUP?

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: debhays101@gmail.com, 301-509-7733.

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