Life Groups 

What are life groups?

Life groups are communities of people looking to build authentic relationships with God and each other. In life groups, we encourage and support one another as we study, pray, and share. They are a safe space where every voice is heard and every person is loved.

What will we be studying?

God Has a Cure for Your Worries
Do you feel weighed down with worry?  Does the uncertainty and chaos of life keep you up at night? Are irrational fears your constant companion? Could you use some calm?

In this five-session video Bible Study, bestselling author Max Lucado explores God’s treatment plan in Philippians 4:4-8. As you follow the prescription—celebrating God’s goodness, asking for his help, leaving your concern with him, and meditating on good things—you will experience God’s peace. This is a peace that “transcends all understanding” and will help you reframe the way you look at your fears.

While anxiety is a part of life, it doesn't have to dominate your life.  With God as our helper and his promises at your side, you can sleep better tonight and smile more tomorrow. You can talk yourself off the ledge and view bad news through the lens of God’s sovereignty. You can discover a life of calm and develop tools for combating the onslaught of anxiety.

The Anxious for Nothing Study Guide includes video discussion questions, Bible exploration, and personal study and reflection materials for in-between session.

Sessions Include:
1. Rejoice in the Lord Always (21:00)
2. Let Your Gentleness Be Evident to All (20:00)
3. Present Your Requests to God (21:00)
4. The Peace of God Will Guard Your Heart (21:30)
5. Meditate on These Things (21:30)
(Times given are the lengths of video)

Who can join?

Everyone is welcome! At New Life, we recognize that everyone needs community! These groups are for anyone looking for more connection, even if you've never joined us before or don't call New Life your church home. Our hope is that you will feel heard, loved, and understood and we look forward to welcoming you.

What happens when we meet?

When we meet together, we spend time reconnecting with each other, watching a short video, and talking about it afterwards. After reflecting on God's message to us, we pray for one other and those outside our communities.


Online over Zoom


GROUP 1 - Facilitators: to be determined – Time: 7:00 pm - every second Monday  Beginning: Oct 16   Meeting Dates:  Oct 16, 30, Nov 13, 27, Dec 11  (5 sessions)

GROUP 2 - Facilitators: Craig & Debbie Minke  - Time: 7:00 pm - every second Wednesday Beginning: Oct 18  – Meeting Dates: Oct 18, Nov 1, 15. 29, Dec 13  (5 sessions)

GROUP 3 - Facilitators: Johannes & Juliet Breytenbach - Time: 6:30 pm - every second Thursday  Beginning: Oct 19  – Meeting Dates: Oct 19, Nov 2, 16, 30, Dec 14  (5 sessions)

GROUP 4 - Facilitators: Job & Imani Ayuba - Time: 7:00 pm - every second Sunday  Beginning: Oct 22  – Meeting Dates: Oct 22, Nov 5, 19,  Dec 3, 17  (5 sessions) In SWAHILI

If you want to be in these life groups please RESPOND TO  me via EMAIL:
1. Specify which group you want to be in (Group 1, 2, 3, 4)
2. Send your name, phone number & complete mailing address (This is so we can mail you a study guide for the course)  Study guides are provided free of charge by Surrey congregation.

Life Groups are being Coordinated by Craig & Debbie Minke
Email:  Phone: 778-551-1216

Can I join Partway?

Of course! Click here to Contact Pastor Craig and we'll get you plugged in as soon as possible!

How Do I Join?

To get the In-Person meeting location or the Zoom link to join or learn more about Life Groups at New Life, click here to contact us.