life groups

If you've ever attended an average church worship service, you may have noticed that it's difficult to interact with other people. Between the music, the teaching from God's Word, and the time of personal reflection, it might seem hard to ever really get to connect with others. This is why Life Groups exist.


We believe that God's Word (the Bible) is best taught, understood, and applied in the context of Biblical Community.  We also believe that Biblical community is best experienced in small groups of believers meeting on a regular basis to study God's Word and live life together. These small groups are called 'Life Groups' and function both as an avenue of Spiritual Formation but also as an avenue to experience true, heartfelt, biblical community.


A typical Life Groups meeting includes a time of prayer and sharing, a lesson from God's Word, and a time of fellowshipping with the other partners. Life Groups are typically very informal and give everyone an opportunity to be themselves in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Our Life Groups are also "On Mission' together in at least one capacity every semester. You might see them serving together in a benevolent ministry, telling others about Jesus, or going on a mission trip together. Being 'On Mission' together helps to ensure that our church remains focused on Jesus and others.


Our Life Groups have 'Open Enrollment', meaning that you can begin attending at any time. For more information contact our Minister of Disciple Making, Ben Wright, at ben@freshwaterjc.com.

life group locations

  • NELSON LIFE GROUP

    Tuesdays @ 6:00 pm

    Hosted by Jon & Sarah Nelson

    3913 Stoneridge Court - JCMO

    Jon nelson, leader

    573-864-1416

    jonmbc1@gmail.com

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  • Sumner life group

    tuesdays @ 6:30 pm

    hosted by bill & Cara Duenow

    55899 five oaks rd - california

    luke sumner, leader

    660-287-1372

    lukeasumner@gmail.com

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  • hartley life group

    wednesdays @ 6:30 pm

    hosted by ryan & laurie harding

    5503 La charette drive - jcmo

    joshua hartley, leader

    573-353-7176

    joshua@freshwaterjc.com

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  • SCHAAB life group

    thursdays @ 6:00 pm

    hosted by jason & amanda pax

    706 Hobbs Road - jcmo

    Daniel Schaab, leader

    573-450-1118

    dschaab01@gmail.com

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  • meeks life group

    fridays @ 6:00 pm

    hosted by matt & Brandy meeks

    8033 Deer Haven Rd - wardsville

    matt meeks, leader

    573-395-6044

    meeksfamily@live.com

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  • paynter life group

    sundays @ 6:00 pm

    hosted by chris & cinthia paynter

    106 palisades drive - jcmo

    chris paynter, leader

    816-807-2194

    paynter713@gmail.com

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  • brinkmann life group

    sundays @ 4:30 pm

    hosted by jason & amy volkart

    1311 thayer road - jcmo (wardsville)

    mark brinkmann, leader

    573-690-9312

    mbrinkmann@diamondpet.com

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  • davis life group

    wednesdays @ 6:30 pm

    hosted by dennis & Janice davis

    30793 highway pp - california

    dennis davis, leader

    660-492-3545

    dennisdwaindavis62@gmail.com

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  • schnieders life group

    wednesdays @ 6:30 pm

    hosted by brooks & kris crawford

    55380 lookout trail - california

    stephen schnieders, leader

    573-619-1262

    sschnied11@yahoo.com

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  • ford life group

    wednesdays @ 6:30 pm

    hosted by stephen & alicia lehman

    5322 tanner bridge road - jcmo

    david ford, leader

    573-418-3377

    dafmustang@gmail.com

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  • canote life group

    wednesdays @ 6:30 pm

    hosted by lane brinkmann

    223 mary drive - jcmo

    mitch canote, leader

    573-239-9964

    mitchcanote@gmail.com

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  • willis life group

    sundays @ 4:00 pm

    hosted by ron & susan willis

    7107 buffalo road - jcmo

    ron willis, leader

    573-690-4169

    antiquemantels1207@embarqmail.com

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  • roney life group

    Thursdays @ 6:30 pm

    hosted by Michael & leslieAnn irey

    62465 Vaughan dr - california

    chris roney, leader

    573-418-7510

    chrisroney3@hotmail.com

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  • dirschell life group

    Tuesdays @ 6:30 pm

    hosted by bert & Kathy dirschell

    12015 black rock ln - centertown

    bert dirschell, leader

    317-289-1482

    bertdir@gmail.com

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  • Dansby life group

    Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm

    hosted by frank & Kelly dansby

    33613 wieneke branch - california

    frank Dansby, leader

    817-291-4053

    frankdansby@me.com

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  • ferguson life group

    tuesdays @ 6:30 pm

    hosted at concord Baptist assoc bldg

    804 Fairmount Blvd - JCMO

    Joshua ferguson, leader

    573-690-2873

    joshualbj@aol.com

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