LIFE GROUPS

CATALOG

The Fall Life Groups Semester begins on August 29! 

Check out the Life Groups Catalog below.

 

Starting dates, times and locations vary from group to group, so carefully review the details for each group below.

Choose your favorite group, then register at the LFA Information Counter, on the LFA app, or using the button below.

General Information

Why attend a Life Group? 

Life Groups have one simple purpose—to bring people together. We believe God created us to live in community with others, and only then can we experience the full life He intends for us! True life change happens in the context of meaningful relationships. 


Home Groups

You must register to attend a home group. After you register, your Life Group leader will contact you with the location. (Be sure you provide an accurate email address/mobile number.)


Child Care

Age-specific kids ministry for kids birth through 6th grade is available for all Sunday morning, Sunday evening and Wednesday evening Life Groups held on site at LFA.


Register to Attend a Life Group

Please register for each group you plan to attend so you can receive additional group info from your leader and also help us prepare for your arrival! Register on the LFA app (search LFA Lawton in your app store), online at lawtonfirst.org/catalog, or at the Atrium Information Counter.


Fall 2021 Schedule

Most groups begin the week of August 29, but a small number of groups start different weeks. Please check the start date of all groups you plan to attend.


Elevator Access at LFA

All Life Groups located upstairs in the Atrium area and upstairs in the Youth/Activity Center have elevator access available to everyone.


Questions?

Feel free to email us at lifegroups.lawtonfirst.org.

Living Free Life Groups

Our society is full of people who choose to live self-destructive lifestyles and endure every day the painful consequences of their choices. Even in church, people disguise painful struggles with Sunday smiles. The pain may come because of a loved one’s life controlling problem, difficult life circumstances, or even a personal struggle with sin that nobody else knows. Everyone faces these situations at some time in life. For many, these issues aren’t recognized as a life-controlling situation, but they are. Maybe it’s perfectionism, approval addiction, people-pleasing, bitterness, or bad attitudes. These are all subtle lies from the enemy of our souls that we need freedom from. Living Free Life Groups offer help and hope through personal connection and God’s Word. 


Living Free Groups offered this semester:

(See individual group descriptions below)

·      Committed Couples

·      Overcoming Abusive Relationships

·      Stepping Into Freedom

Fall Life Groups Catalog

SUNDAY MORNING

HEBREWS
Sundays 9:15am-10:30am
Coed Ages 18+
Aug. 29 — Nov. 28

Fireside Room


Do you find yourself struggling when you face difficulties, temptation and doubt? During these times, do you ever wonder if it would be better to just turn away from your walk with Jesus? If so, join us for this in-depth study of the book of Hebrews as we unpack the beautiful theme of this book: Don't give up. Christ is better. Go all the way with God.  

Leader: Jackie Graves 

SUNDAY AFTERNOON

GOLF GROUP

Sundays 4:30pm
Coed Ages 16+
Aug. 29 — Oct. 17

Lawton Municipal Golf Course

 

Golf can be thrilling and it can be frustrating—much like life. In this group, we will not only play golf but also encourage each other and learn principles we can take from golf and use them to grow in our walk with Christ. Each person will need to pay his/her own green/cart fees and provide your own golf clubs. Ending time will vary based on each playing group. Location: 3801 SW 11th, Lawton 73505.

Leader: Pastor Greg Ruple

SUNDAY EVENING

BIBLE STUDY: Peter, John & Jude  

Sundays 6:00pm-7:15pm
Coed Ages 18+

Family Room (Near Auditorium)

 

Together, we will study the Book of Jude whose message is to stand firm in light of pressure to dilute Christian values, the Book of John whose message is "that ye may know that ye have eternal life," and the Book of Peter which demonstrates the certainty of your Christian calling. There is a total of 15 chapters to study, but we will follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Leader: Dr. Kurtis Koll

BUDGETING & FINANCIAL PEACE

Sundays 6:00pm-7:15pm
Coed Ages 18+
Aug. 29 — Nov. 14

Garden Room

 

This class will be split into two phases. The first three weeks are dedicated solely to budgeting as we address the process of creating, managing, and controlling God’s gifts. The next nine weeks provide the in-depth lessons of Financial Peace University (FPU). This nine-week session requires a Ramsey+ membership ($99). The viewing of each lesson is at your convenience prior to class, and the weekly class unpacks the lesson, provides group interaction, reviews homework assignments, and conducts Q&A.

 

Is $99 really worth it? Dave Ramsey assures us it is. Following the seven baby steps you will learn, Ramsey states, "The average person finds $332 after their first month of budgeting. In the first 90 days, the average person pays off $5,300 in debt and puts $2,700 into savings. And that’s just in the first three months! Imagine what you can do after that!”

Leaders: Alan & Deborah Spencer

CRAFTING FOR CHRIST  

Sundays 6:00pm-7:15pm
Coed Ages 9+
Aug. 29 — Nov. 14

Fellowship Hall


Calling all crafters ages nine and up—families and individuals! We will be working on different crafts (all craft items will be provided). You are welcome to take your crafts home. Disabled adults and children are welcome to attend! Each week, as we make our crafts, we will have a weekly devotional discussion, and we will be sharing God's awesome Word. Purchase of a $5 apron is optional.

Group is limited to 15 participants.

Leaders: Irma McKnight & Christina Peterson

DIRTY MARBLES

Sundays 6:00pm-7:15pm
Married Ages 55+
Aug. 29 — Nov. 14

B204 - Atrium 2nd Floor 

 

This group is for grandparents, retirees, and soon to be retired folks. Group centers around Dirty Marbles—a game featuring a challenging race where success hinges on choices made. Paul the Apostle compares our spiritual journey to a race and tells us to keep our eyes on Jesus. In our sessions, we will do just that. Discussions will focus on the times we are living in and how to be ready. We will encourage and pray for one another as well as the younger generation.

Leaders: Charlie & Jackie Hernandez

EMPOWER

Sundays 6:00pm-7:15pm
Men Ages 18+

NEW STARTING DATE: Oct. 10 — Nov. 14

A101 - Fellowship Hall

 

When Jesus wanted to change the world, he selected, engaged, and empowered a huddle of men—men who were not among the government elite, academic, societal, nor religious hierarchy—just ordinary men with no special training. The distinction that marked each of these men isolated on the fact that that they had been with Jesus. Join us for this challenging study as together we pursue all that God called and equipped us to be.

Leaders: Sam Haubrick & Rodney Mitchell

FALLING FORWARD

Sundays 6:00pm-7:15pm
Married Men Ages 20-40
Aug. 29 — Nov. 14

B208 - Atrium 2nd Floor 

 

In this group, our focus will be grasping the idea that it’s okay to not be okay as men. Kids learn to walk by being celebrated for falling forward. What if we were to encourage one another’s shortcomings and grow from them? Join us as we look at biblical men who experienced shortcomings yet were called to greatness!

Leaders: Josh Gardner & Chris Perez

HIGH SCHOOL LIFE GROUP

Sundays 5:30pm-7:30pm
Students 9th-12th Grades
Sept. 5 — Nov. 21

Home Group

 

This group will be for all high school students in 9th thru 12th grades. We will have food, games, and other activities as we dive into different topics and themes to learn how God wants to move in our lives.

Leaders: Pastor Abdiel & Jaecy Pagan 

LAUGH YOUR WAY TO A BETTER MARRIAGE

Sundays 6:00pm-7:15pm
Marrieds Ages 18+
Aug. 29 — Nov. 14

B203 - Atrium 2nd Floor

 

Together, we will experience the fun of Mark Gungor's unique look at love, life, and marriage that has made him one the most sought-out marriage speakers.

Leaders: Sean & Becky Moore

LFA GIRLFRIENDS - Elijah

Sundays 6:00pm-7:15pm
Women Ages 18+
Aug. 29 — Nov. 14

Fireside Room


Elijah emerged as the voice of unapologetic truth during a time of national crisis and moral decline. His ministry was marked by tenacious faith and holy fire—the same kind you will need in order to remain steadfast in current culture. This study by Priscilla Shirer will give us a fresh look at Elijah and the difficult choices of obedience that sharpened his faith, broadened his impact, and invited heaven’s fire to fall. The Girlfriends Ministry Team invites all ladies to join us this fall for an amazing time together!

Leader: Sandra Fehring

LFA WALKERS/RUNNERS

Sundays 6:00pm-7:15pm
Coed Ages 18+
NEW STARTING DATE:  Sept. 12— Nov. 14

Chat Room (Near Café)

 

This group will start out with a short time of discussion centered around God’s Word. Then, we will head outdoors to walk or run in the vicinity of the LFA campus.

Leader: LaRae Carr

MARRIAGE ON THE ROCK 

Sundays 6:00pm-7:15pm
Marrieds Ages 18+
Aug. 29 — Nov. 14

Activity Center 2nd Floor


Your marriage has a 100% chance of success! Marriage doesn’t have to be full of frustration and disappointment; you can have a passionate relationship that will stand the test of time. From communication to money to sex, Marriage on the Rock by Jimmy Evans clearly deals with all the major issues a couple will encounter. Whether you’ve been married for years or just preparing for the journey, Marriage on the Rock Life Group can help transform your relationship, turning disillusioned, divorce-bound marriages into satisfying dream relationships.

Leaders: Mike & Richelle Tosspon

MIDDLE SCHOOL LIFE GROUP

Sundays 6:00pm-7:30pm
Students 7th-8th Grades
Aug. 29 — Nov. 14

Activity Center 

 

This is a group for all Middle School students in 7th and 8th grades. We will have food and games. Our goal will be for middle schoolers to learn and grow together as we dive into different topics and themes and unpack how God wants to move in our lives.

Leaders: Pastor Abdiel Pagan & Johnathan Gonzales

MOMS GROUP

Sundays 6:00pm-7:15pm

Moms with Kids Ages 0-18
Aug. 29 — Nov. 14

Theater 56 - Atrium 2nd Floor


Moms play many roles. Sometimes it feels like we have to be experts in just about everything! It's a lot of pressure. But here's the thing: there are no perfect parents. Join other moms and be encouraged and inspired through the Mom Core study by Karen Stubbs. We'll talk about boundaries, time management, and even discipline! Please note: group will not meet on October 24 & 31.

Leader: Pastor Lacey Gardner

OVERCOMING ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIPS - Living Free

Sundays 6:00pm-7:15pm

Coed Ages 18+
Aug. 29 — Nov. 7

B207 - Atrium 2nd Floor

 

This study helps minister to individuals and families caught in the cycle of abusive relationships. The curriculum deals with overcoming these abusive relationships through Christ. It ministers to families from abusive relationships and victims of family violence, presenting a strong message of Christ as Healer of our hearts and emotions. This group closes after September 12. A $10 workbook is required.

Leader: Diana Malone

STEPPING INTO FREEDOM

Sundays 6:00pm-7:15pm

Men Ages 18+
Aug. 29 — Nov. 14

K5 - Atrium 2nd Floor 


Join us for Stepping into Freedom, a Christ-centered twelve-step program that offers help for men struggling with a life-controlling problem like drug addiction, alcoholism, sexual addiction, gambling or workaholism. This teaching supports a person’s desire to maintain a life free of life-controlling problems. A $10 workbook is required.

Leader: Pastor David Hubbard

THE GARMENTS OF THE HIGH PRIEST

Sundays 6:00pm-7:15pm
Coed Ages 18+
Aug. 29 — Nov. 14

B205 - Atrium 2nd Floor

 

In this fascinating study on the nine garments of the high priest, we will explore what each of these garments represents and their spiritual fulfillment for believers today. What does Peter’s prophecy in the New Testament mean when he says God is building us into a spiritual temple as His holy priests? We will have on display the nine garments of the high priest meticulously made according to the scripture by Pastor Don’s mother.

Leader: Pastor Don Barnes

WALK WITH ME

Sundays 6:00pm-7:15pm
Coed Ages 18+
Aug. 29 — Nov. 14

Home Group

 

If you have experienced a painful loss or life-shattering event that is upending your world, this group is for you. We will dig into Author Megan Devine’s book, It’s OK That You’re Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand. Having experienced grief from both sides―as both a therapist and as a wife who experienced the sudden loss of her husband―Megan writes with deep insight about the unspoken truths of loss, love, and healing. She debunks the culturally prescribed goal of returning to a normal, "happy" life, replacing it with a far healthier middle path, one that invites us to build a life alongside grief rather than seeking to overcome it. Purchase above-named book at first session or at amazon.com ($15.99).

Leaders: Jan Landrum, Cathy Mayo & Gigi Upshaw

MONDAY

LFA YOUNG ADULTS

Mondays 7:30pm-9:00pm

Coed Ages 18-29
Aug. 30 — Nov. 15

Home Group

 

This group is for any young adult looking to grow in his/her relationship with God and make some friends along the way. Join us for great food, games, and plenty of fun things as we dive deeper into how God wants to move in our lives.

Leaders: Pastor Abdiel & Jaecy Pagan

TUESDAY

DISCIPLES OF THE KINGDOM

Tuesdays 6:00pm-7:30pm

Married Couples
NEW STARTING DATE: Oct. 12 — Nov. 16

Home Group

 

This group will examine how many modern believers have confused the idea that being a true disciple of Christ is based on our personal performance—a  good works mentality—in order to earn the grace of God. Together we will learn how we can renew our minds to fully embrace God’s desire for a close relationship with us, not based on our performance, but based on the finished work of His Son Jesus Christ. Join us for this powerful study!

Leaders: Rodney & Sondra Mitchell, Mike & Cindy Selstad, Cole & Emilee Basham

FORERUNNERS (Ladies Bible Study)

Tuesdays 9:30am-11:30am

Women Ages 18+
Aug. 17 — Dec. 14

Fireside Room

 

Join us as we study women of the New Testament. We will see how these women encountered the Living God as they faced ongoing challenges and changes in their lives. You will see more and more where your life intersects with theirs as we observe these heros of Scripture. Childcare is provided for kids birth through age four.

Leaders: Liz Shorter & Glenda Sparlin

REBOOT COMBAT RECOVERY  This group is now closed.

Tuesdays 6:00pm-8:30pm

Coed Ages 16+
Aug. 31 — Nov. 16

4202 SW Lee Blvd, Bldg B

Lawton, OK 73505

 

At REBOOT Recovery, we help people overcome trauma. Our faith-based trauma healing courses, training, and online community are open to anyone looking to move forward from trauma and tragedy into a better future. This group closes after September 12.

Leaders: Donald & Erica Jones

WEDNESDAY

COMMITTED COUPLES - Living Free

Wednesdays 6:45pm-8:15pm

Marrieds Ages 18+
Sept. 1 — Nov. 3

Fireside Room

 

Committed Couples is for married couples who are committed to God's plan for marriage and family relationship. The various aspects of God's design for marriage and the principles that support this sacred institution are highlighted in this group. As a couple, be prepared to grow spiritually and emotionally in your relationship to each other. A $10 workbook is required.

Leaders: Brandon & Tiana Manley

GROWING STRONG IN GOD'S FAMILY

Wednesdays: This group has been cancelled.

Coed Ages 18+


This group offers a classic discipleship study that covers the basics for new and seasoned believers. Based on truths from Colossians 2:7, you'll learn about effectively memorizing Scripture, developing contacts with non-Christians, creating an evangelism list, practicing conversational prayer, and more. A $10 workbook is required, one per person (not per couple).

PSALM 27

Wednesdays 6:30pm-8:00pm

Coed Ages 18+
Sept. 1 — Nov. 17

Online - Zoom

 

This is a group where we will study verse by verse—with our Bibles in hand—and gain a deeper understanding of Scripture and how to appropriate it in our lives. Come and fill your heart with hope, courage and trust in God in these hard times.

 

SALMO 27 

Un Salmo de David

Esta clase será todos los miércoles a las 6:30pm por Zoom.

 

Esta es una clase donde vamos a estudiar verso por verso -con la Biblia en la mano- y ganar un entendimiento más profundo donde podamos apropiadlo para nuestra vida. Esto fue verdad en la vida de David, pero también es verdad para todos los que confíen en el Señor hoy como lo hizo David. Ven y llena tu corazón de esperanza, valor y aprende a confiar en Dios en estos tiempos difíciles.

También tendremos tiempo para oración.

Leader: Sara Acosta

THURSDAY

CLUB 1948

Thursdays 10:00am-11:00am

Coed Ages 18+
Sept. 2 — Nov. 18

67th Street Café

Homeland Grocery

 

Join us Thursdays for Club 1948 at the 67th Street Café. This group discusses the Scriptures and details from the previous Sunday’s sermon and how we place the Word into our hearts and lives. We pray for one another, discuss the Word, and enjoy God's grace together.

Leader: Dr. Kurtis Koll

MEN'S FELLOWSHIP

Thursdays 7:00pm-8:30pm

Men Ages 18+
Sept. 2 — Nov. 18

Home Group

 

Fellowship for men matters. Proverbs 27:17 says, “Iron sharpens iron and one man sharpens another.” We will enjoy great fellowship and together study God’s Word and how it applies to our everyday life.

Leader: James Pleasant

SATURDAY

DINNER PARTY - YOUNG MARRIEDS

Saturdays 5:30pm-7:30pm

Couples Ages 20s & 30s
Sept. 11 — Nov. 13

Home Group


This will be a once-a-month dinner party for young couples to come together and connect with other families and couples from our church. This will be a potluck-style dinner party focused on creating new friendships and strengthening existing ones. We encourage you to bring your kids as this will be a family-friendly time!

Dinner Dates: September 11, October 9, and November 13

Leaders: Pastor Abdiel & Jaecy Pagan

EVENT-BASED GROUP

LFA FOREVER YOUNG

Saturdays 5:30pm-7:30pm

Coed Ages 50+
Dates & Times Vary

 

Forever Young is a group of friendly, fun-loving people ages 50-plus, but who’s counting? Everyone is welcome to join in! Forever Young gets together five or so times a year for fellowship, food and fun activities such as bowling, movie night, hymns sing-a-long, holiday dinners, bingo at the VA Center, and more. To find out details on their upcoming events, simply email our group leaders Ernie and Terri at foreveryoung@lawtonfirst.org. Join us, and bring along a friend if you’d like!

Leaders: Ernie & Terri Sherman