Life Groups

Life Groups

Life Groups are a crucial component to life at MRC, where we:

Can be known and cared for,
Grow in our faith,
Serve others, and,
Have fun living life together.

"Being part of a Life Group has given me a chance to build life long friendships while deepening and strengthening my faith."

 Larry Dykstra

"We love being part of a life group where we are able to share life as we study God's Word, fellowship together and pray for one another. We also enjoy sharing meals together and fun nights when our schedules allow."

Evan & Sheryl Grotenhuis

"I love doing life with my Life group. We care for each other, have fun together, and enjoy studying God's word."

Jo Kuiken

"We like attending our Life Group at MRC because it fills us and challenges us to grow in our faith and in turn helps us become a better witness to the lives we touch every day. It also gives us a close group of people to share our challenges and provide encouragement."

Mike & Jen Vermeer

Life Group Study Resources

Life Group study resources can be found in the library at MRC. Feel free to look through them at your leisure.

Right Now Media has thousands of study resources and is available to any person at MRC who has browsed to the website and signed up with their own person password. If you have any questions about how to download or use Right Now Media, feel free to contact the church office.

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How to Join a Life Group

If you’d like to join a Life Group, check out the different options below.  When you’re ready to join one, simply fill out the form at the bottom of the page and the Life Group leader will get in touch with you.

Life Group leaders: Alan and Jill Muilenburg

Meeting location: Rotating homes or church

Meeting day and time: 1st and 3rd Sunday evenings

Children welcome

Meal group

Group full at 10 people

Group members: Alan and Jill Muilenburg, Loren and Melissa Dykstra, Bryan and Kelly Van Gelder, Kevin and Kim Van Klompenburg

Life Group leaders: Mark and Priscilla Jansma

Meeting location: Rotating homes

Meeting day and time: 1st and 3rd Sunday evenings - 6:30 pm

Adults only

Food to be determined by group

Group full at 8 people - FULL

Group members: Mark and Priscilla Jansma, Glen and Julie Leusink, Ray and Lori Van Gorp, Ken and Jan Budden

Life Group leaders: Sean and Katie Schuller

Meeting location: Rotating homes

Meeting day and time: 1st and 3rd Sunday evenings - 6:30 pm

Children welcome

Snacks only group

Group full at 10 people

Group members: Sean and Katie Schuller, Isaac and Jessi Holtrop

Life Group leaders: Michael and Carrie Vander Schaaf

Meeting location: Rotating homes

Meeting day and time: 1st and 3rd Sunday evenings

Children welcome

Snacks only group

Group full at 10 people

Group members: Michael and Carrie Vander Schaaf, Katie Leusink, Dan Moyer, Clarissa Kraayenbrink, Lorn and Jessica Wielenga

Life Group leaders: Brent and Becky Leusink

Meeting location: TBD

Meeting day and time: 1st and 3rd Saturday or Sunday evenings

Children welcome

Food to be determined by group

Group full at 8 people - FULL

Group members: Brent and Becky Leusink, Preston and Heidi Van Peursem, Matt and Nikita Kleyer, Jack Vander Stelt, Ryan and Dyan Vander Sluis

Life Group leaders: Brock and Carissa Jensen

Meeting location: Rotating homes

Meeting day and time: 1st and 3rd Sunday evenings

Children welcome

Meal group

Group full at 8 people - FULL

Group members: Brock and Carissa Jensen, Dan and Tanya Venema, Jon and Rachel Eveland, Mike and Jamie Kamerman

Life Group leaders: Steve and Julie Vis

Meeting location: Rotating homes

Meeting day and time: 3rd Sunday - 5:30 pm

Children welcome

Meal group

Group full at 10 people - FULL

Group members: Steve and Julie Vis, Barb and Rob Van Horn, John and Denise Vander Stelt, Rog and Rachel Brunsting, Brian and Kim Oolman

Life Group leaders: Greg and Laura Haverdink

Meeting location: Rotating homes

Meeting day and time: Every two weeks, Saturday evening or Sunday noon

Adults only

Meal group

Group full at 8 people - FULL

Group members: Greg and Laura Haverdink, Lyle and Darla Fischer, Larry Dykstra, Anita Baartman, Todd Smits, Clara Rankin

Life Group leaders: Don and Elvira Van Hoorsen

Meeting location: Rotating homes

Meeting day and time: 1st and 3rd Sunday evenings

Adults only

Light meal group

Group full at 8 people - FULL

Group members: Don and Elvira Van Hoorsen, Jeff and Cindy Van Der Weide, Daryl and Donna Muilenburg, Lane and Sarah Mars

Life Group leaders: Don and Sue De Kok

Meeting location: The Gathering - 1 mile west of Orange City

Meeting day and time: 1st and 3rd Sunday PM

Adults only

Snack group

Group full at 12 people

Group members: Don and Sue De Kok, Roger and Linda Wissink, Terry and Colette Hofmeyer, Kent and Nancy Mouw, Darrel and Mick Van Regenmorter

Life Group leaders: AJ and Lisa Smit

Meeting location: MRC Fireside Room

Meeting day and time: Sunday morning

Children welcome

Meal group and snack group

Group full at more people

Group members: Josh and Jen Dorhout, Lane and Sarah Mars, Brock and Carissa Jensen, Matt and Kelli Bartlet, Mike and Jen Vermeer, Michael and Carrie Vander Schaaf, Jeremy and Jenny Vermeer, Ryan and Jenna Gradert, Brent and Kelli Hooyer

Life Group leaders: Loren and Shellie Vander Schaaf

Meeting location: Rotating homes

Meeting day and time: 1st and 3rd Sunday PM

Adults only

Meal group

Group full at 10 people - FULL

Group members: Loren and Shellie Vander Schaaf, Blaine and Cassie Rueter, Elaine Vander Broek, Evan and Sheryl Grotenhuis, Merle and Kaye Schipper, Glenn Schipper, Memo Guillermo

Life Group leaders: Dan and LaDonna DeVries

Meeting location: Rotating homes

Meeting day and time: 1st and 3rd Sunday PM

Children welcome

Meal group

Group full at 12 people - FULL

Group members: Dan and LaDonna DeVries, Aaron and Marissa Maassen, Myron and Holly Dekkers, Shane and Deb Walters, Caleb and Jill Haverdink

Life Group leaders: Steve and Amber Leusink

Meeting location: Steve and Amber's home

Meeting day and time: Flexible

Children welcome

Meal group or snack group

Group full at 12 people - FULL

Group members: Steve and Amber Leusink, Emily Schuiteman, Randy and Brenda Oolman, Jon and Amy Schmidt, Craig and Rachel Van Gorp, Ryan and Nicki Hoekstra, Dillan Baartman

Life Group leaders: Rob and Heather Hofmeyer

Meeting location: Rotating homes

Meeting day and time: 1st and 3rd Sunday PM

Children welcome

Meal group or snack group

Group full at 12 people

Group members: Rob and Heather Hofmeyer, Nick and Holly Van Oort, Betty Anderson, Jerry and Sharon Vermeer, Greg and Jenn Leusink

Life Group leaders: Dave and Rachel Van Klompenburg

Meeting location: Rotating homes

Meeting day and time: 3rd Sunday, 6 PM

Adults only

Meal group or snack group

Group full at 14 people - FULL

Group members: Dave and Rachel Van Klompenburg, Ed and Marla Hoogland, Bruce and Amy Vander Zwaag, Henry and Karen Leusink, Bill and Judy Vlietstra, Roger and Char Oolman, Dan and Lanna Bruxvoort

Life Group leaders: Stacy and Teresa Jasper

Meeting location: Jasper home

Meeting day and time: 1st and 3rd Sunday PM

Children welcome

Snack group

Group full at 10 people

Group members: Stacy and Teresa Jasper, Glen and Michelle Bomgaars, Lloyd and Marcia Cleveringa, Eric and Cheryl Van Wyk

Life Group leaders: Ross and Stacy Hoekstra

Meeting location: Rotating homes

Meeting day and time: 1st and 3rd Sunday PM

Children welcome

Meal group or snack group

Group full at 12 people

Group members: Ross and Stacy Hoekstra, Eric and Jess Oolman, Stefan and Miranda Maassen, Mike and Laura Vander Stelt, Eric and Jen Cleveringa

Life Group leaders: Rog and Nov Van Regenmorter

Meeting location: Rotating homes

Meeting day and time: 1st and 3rd week

Adults only

Meal group

Group full at 9 people

Group members: Rog and Nov Van Regenmorter, Paul and Jo Dekker, Harlan and Glenda De Jong, Jo Kuiken

Life Group leaders: Leonard and Jan Hansen

Meeting location: Hansen home

Meeting day and time: 1st and 3rd Thursday, 7 PM

Adults only

Snack group

Group full at 12 people

Group members: Leonard and Jan Hansen, Mark and Becky Van Ommeren, Denny and Karen Vander Sluis, Marv and Jacki Maassen, Perry and Val Dykstra

Life Group leaders: Arlin and Janene Van Gorp

Meeting location: Rotating homes

Meeting day and time: 1st and 3rd Sunday, 5 PM

Children welcome

Meal group

Group full at 10 people - FULL

Group members: Arlin and Janene Van Gorp, Terry and Brenda Baartman, Brad and Tracy Cleveringa, Dave and Sara Jansma, Mike and Jenn Dekkers

Life Group leaders: Mike and Jen Vermeer

Meeting location: MRC 1st Sunday, Vermeer home 3rd Sunday

Meeting day and time: 1st Sunday of month during Sunday School Hour (snacks), 3rd Sunday evening of the month at Vermeer home (meal)

Children welcome

Meal group or snack group

Group full at 12 people

Group members: Mike and Jen Vermeer, Dan and Jen Leusink, Matt and Kelli Bartlett, Adam and Ashley Maassen, Jeff & Sara Wielenga

Life Group Leaders: Dave and Eunice Koopmans

Meeting Location: Rotating homes

Meeting Day and Time: Sunday evenings, once a month

Adults Only

Group full at 10 people

Group members: Dave and Eunice Koopmans, Lee and Emily Maassen, Wick and Debbie Hubers, Leroy and Joan Punt, Wilma Vander Stelt

Life Group leaders: Rod and Darlene Kluis

Meeting location: Rotating homes

Meeting day and time: Once a month on Sunday evenings

Adults Only

Snack Group

Group members: Rod and Darlene Kluis, Amy and Chuck Boden, Rod and Betty Van Der Weide, Cliff and Jonna Wierda, Frank Kruid

Life Group leaders: Tony and Amy Krogman

Meeting location: MRC

Meeting day and time: 1st and 3rd Sunday at 3:30 pm

Adults Only

Snack Group

Group members: Tony and Amy Krogman, Brian and Steph Feenstra, Gary and Cherie Van Donkelaar

We'd love to have you in one of our Life Groups. Please fill out the form and a Life Group leader will be in touch.

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