Life Groups

Life Group season is back! And ANCF welcomes you all to join us this fall!  Each group will be meeting online for 10 weeks starting the week of September 20. 


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 four types of life groups: Core, Bridge, Discovery, Transformation, 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

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


    Leader: Kristin Gbenah: nursekristing@gmail.com

                 Suzanna Shieh: suzannashieh@gmail.com

                 Rosalyn McAuley: rosalyn.mcauley@gmail.com

                 Donald Borton: borton.22@osu.edu

    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: Studying the Book EPIC Stories from the Gospels: 10 Sessions in the Life of Jesus. 

  • Serving Grace

    Fridays: 7:00p. Location varies, please contact one of the leaders ahead for location


    Leaders: Paul and Jona Nichols: jona.d.hilario@gmail.com

                   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:  A topical look at following Christ in times of uncertainty. 

  • Living Letters

    Wednesday: 7:00pm, Location varies, please contact the leaders ahead for location


    Leaders: David Brown: brown.2866@osu.edu

                   Mary Brown: mbrown01@cscc.edu

                   Herty and Rob Honnerger

                   Jonny Harianto

    2 Corinthians 3:2-4
    "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." We will be meeting together to share and practice the love of Christ.


    Seasonal Focus: A 6 session video series called "The Case for Christ"

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!

  • North (Polaris) Life Group

    Thursday 9pm. Email leaders for location and directions.


    Leaders: Stella Wu-wingky@gmail.com

                   Lyndsey Lin: lyndsey.chan@gmail.com


    We enjoy studying the foundations of Christianity as well as learning more about the life of Jesus. We also enjoy looking at how Jesus' life is an example we should parallel in our daily lives and relationships with each other. Our group consists of married couples who are going through significant life changes in growing in our marriage, growing our families with new babies/children as well as in our daily careers. We provide support to one another in all of these life challenges while praying for each other continuously through these changes.


    Seasonal Focus: The Gospel of Mark.

  • JOURNEY LIFE GROUP

    Fridays 7:30pm. ANCF Church Building


    Leaders: Abby Zou: a.zou@ifiusa.org 

                   Tim Walter: tim@ancfchurch.org

                   Winnie Wang: frog.wwang@gmail.com

    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

    Alpha is designed to explore faith, ask questions, and share your point of view.

    We will be watching a video on a new topic each week and then discussing it together. 

DISCOVERY 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.

Transformation groups

These are small groups of 3-5 people (same gender), who meet for the purpose of freedom and healing. There will be time for deeper sharing, accountability, and healing prayer for one another. These groups are modeled around James 5:16.


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 group


Partner Groups


  • Bible Tea Fellowship Group

    Leader(s): Alyssa Mueller, a.mueller@ifipartners.org | co-lead: Brix Garcia, brix.garcia@gmail.com


    Bible Tea Fellowship seeks to study the word of God together to be more like Jesus Christ and live our lives as ambassadors for Christ. We desire to be transformed by the Words of God and share the love of Christ to the nations through our daily lives. Our time together includes dinner, worship, bible study, prayer, fellowship and tea!


  • Intervarsity Christian Fellowship

    intervarsity.org/


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