Life Groups

At ANCF, we believe life groups are the heart of the church. We see the early church in Acts 2:46 as our example. They met together daily in the temple courtyards and shared meals in each other’s homes. Our life groups are diverse communities sharing life together. We meet in our homes to eat together, pray, study the bible and learn how to apply it to our lives. At ANCF, we have five types of life groups: Core, Bridge, Discovery, Men's and Women's, and Partner. Scroll down to learn more about each group, 

If you're not sure which group is good for you, contact Tim Walter and he will help you find one.

Core Groups

Core Groups at ANCF exist to deepen our connection with God, one another, and the vision of ANCF. In our Core Groups, people share with each other what they have learned from the Sunday messages and further study the passages in greater depth. Joining a Core Group is a great way to grow as a disciple of Jesus while getting to know others at ANCF. Together you’ll pray, worship, eat, serve, and have fun.

  • The Living Room

    Starting: September 10th

    Every other Friday: 7:00pm. Location varies, please contact one of the leaders ahead for location.

    Leader: Suzanna Shieh:

                 Rosalyn McAuley:

                 Donald Borton:

    We desire to be a Life group comprised of many different ages and cultures. We are learning to love God by applying his word to our lives through Bible study; carrying each others burdens in prayer; putting our faith into action by serving together; and developing closer fellowship through regular shared meals.

    Seasonal Focus: Following the Bible Study Book, "Epic"

  • Serving Grace

    Starting: September 10th

    Fridays: 7:00p. We are trying to meet in-person outside, but the location will vary. Please contact one of the leaders ahead of time.

    Leaders: Paul and Jona Nichols:

                   Matt and Lisa Forsythe

    We are open to all, desiring to grow deeper in our relationship with God through study, prayer and serving others through Christ's grace. Starting this season we will be taking a topical look at following Christ in times of uncertainty.

    Seasonal Focus:  Following the sermon series,

  • Living Letters

    Starting: September 17th

    Friday Nights: 7:00pm, Location varies, please contact the leaders ahead for location.   We will be meeting in-person, but also have an online option as well.

    Leaders: David Brown:

                   Mary Brown:

                   Herty and Rob Honnerger

                   Jonny Harianto

    "You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone. You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts. Such confidence we have through Christ before God." - 2 Corinthians 3:2-4 We will be meeting together to share and practice the love of Christ.

    Seasonal Focus: Bible Study video series, "The Book of James" with Francis Chan,

Bridge Groups

Bridge Groups are great for people who are just starting to learn about Jesus, the Bible, and ANCF! Our Bridge Groups’ chief aim is to form “bridges” between various communities and people groups to Jesus and his people here in the community and around the world!


    Starting: September 10th

    Fridays 6:30pm. ANCF Church Building

    Leaders: Abby Zou: 

                   Tim Walter:

    We are a life group for international students and those who enjoy building relationships with students. It is a great place for people wanting to learn about Jesus for the first time or help others in this process. We begin with a meal together and then we study the bible and pray together. Occasionally, we plan fun events on Saturdays as well. 

    Seasonal Focus: Alpha Course -exploring life's biggest questions. 


We have men’s and women’s small groups of 5-6 people that are continually being made as there is interest for them. If you are interested in being in one of these groups let us know by filling out the form below, and we will contact you when the next one is forming. The days and times vary depending on each individual's availability in the group.  


    Our Discovery Group is a great way to meet and get to know others at ANCF and to learn more about the history, vision, mission, and values of ANCF. It's a 10 week group that meets weekly to discover God’s heart for the nations and the poor as well as learn about each other's cultures, backgrounds, and stories.

    If you are interested, please fill out the signup form. We will contact you with more information about possible meeting dates, times and locations closer to the start of the next group.

    Partner Groups

    The church is bigger than us here at ANCF.  We value what God is doing throughout his kingdom and often partner with other ministries that are doing kingdom work that we value. We have close relationships with the following ministries that operate in Columbus on many different campuses.

    • Intervarsity Christian Fellowship

    • International friendships Inc. (IFI)

      IFI's mission is to extend life-changing hospitality and friendship to international students out of reverence to Jesus. International students often struggle with culture shock, stress, and loneliness when leaving their homes to study in the US. International Friendships, Inc. (IFI) is a national organization partnering with local churches, universities, and volunteers to provide life-changing hospitality and friendship to international students. We work strategically to make the world feel at home and extend God’s love globally — right where we are.  IFIUSA.ORG

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