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, please scroll to the bottom and complete the interest form. 

A member of our ministry support team will be in touch

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: August 25th

    Fridays: 6:30p

    Location: ANCF Church, 43 W.  4th. Ave, Columbus, OH 43201  

    Leaders: Don 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:  The book of Hebrews

  • Serving Grace


    Fridays: 6:30p, location varies, contact leaders for info.

    Location: Contact leaders for information.

    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. 

    Seasonal Focus:  Updated focus coming soon

  • Living Letters

    Starting:  September 8th

    Fridays: 7:00p

    Location: Contact leaders for information.

    Leaders: David Brown:

                   Mary Brown:

                   Herty and Rob Honnerger

                   Jonny Harianto

    Our group is both ethnically and generationally diverse. We have both singles and married couples all in different stages of life as well as different stages in their spiritual journey. Our goal is to go deep into God's Word and see true transformation happen in our lives. We use book and video studies, books of the Bible, or sometimes we follow the sermon series.

    Seasonal Focus: The book of John

  • Young Adults

    Starting:  September 14 - December 7th

    Thursday: 6:30p, (bi-weekly)

    Location: Varies, contact leaders for information.

    Leaders: Rebecca Andriani:

                   Vu Luong:

    We welcome young adults of any life stage, whether single, married, in school, or working to join for the purpose of building community with one another. Through sharing meals, conversations, worship, and reading God's Word, our focus will be to practice caring for one another in our likeness and differences as a unique part of the ANCF body. We will meet biweekly in Harrison West, near the Short North and OSU Medical campus for this life group season.

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: August 18 to December 15

    Location: ANCF Church, 43 W. 4th Ave. Columbus, OH 43201

    Leaders: Steph Zerrudo:

                   Brix Garcia:

    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: The Gospel of Luke


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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