Church is more than something we “do” for an hour each week.  It’s a lifestyle.  It’s who we are the other six days of the week.  It’s about community.  It’s about friends who push us, love us, and keep us accountable.  It’s about finding those people in our lives who will laugh with us, pray with us, and grow with us as we live life together. The way we do that is through our City Groups.  We take this idea seriously.  The relationships built by these small groups is the lifeblood of our community.  It’s why we like to say that we are a church of City Groups, not just a church that hasCity Groups.

Take a look through our groups that are meeting this summer and join one – click on the group name to see their Facebook page.

5.21 | Young Married & Engaged Couples

Are you recently married?  Are you getting married soon?  It’s not until after you say “I do” that you realize what you’ve REALLY gotten yourself into.  It’s a lot of fun. It can be a little stressful.  We want to help connect you with other couples going through the same transitions and learn from a couple who’s been there and done it successfully.  Topics we’ll look at this fall: Model for Marriage Eph. 5:21: Love Begins with the letter “C”; This aint Hollywood!; Let’s Get Ready To Rumble; I am 2nd; Leave and Cleave.

When: Thursdays beginning Sept. 20, 6:30pm

Where: Home of Lane and SueAnn Chandler

14708 Hillshire Lane, Burnsville

Leaders: Land and SueAnn Chandler, 952.892.5045, lchandler2@juno.com

Coffee Scramble

Grab a cup of coffee and connect with amazing women from Southland!! Coffee Scrambler meets once a month for an hour at a South Metro coffee shop. Each group will consist of 4 women and will change each month so that everyone has a chance to establish new friendships and build relationships with other women in the church!

When:  2nd Saturday of each month,  9:00am-10:00am

Where: Various Coffee shops in the South Metro

Leaders: Brea Murphy, 612-710-0916, brea.murphy@gmail.com

Couples on a Mission

We are a group for families and couples who want to put their faith into action. This semester we are going to be doing a Bible study by Chip Ingrim called Holy Ambition about living out your dreams for God!  We will eat pizza and socialize from 6-6:30, watch a short video, followed by discussion and prayer.  (Childcare will be provided)

When: Thursdays, Jan. 17-Mar. 8 from 6-8:00pm

Where: Home of Mike and Becky Zweber

16446 Dodd Lane, Lakeville

Leaders: Mike Zweber, 612-501-8778, michael.zweber@gmail.com

Becky Zweber, 952-270-0412, beckyzweber@gmail.com

College Ladies

This city group is for college-aged girls.  This is to help younger women connect & fellowship with one another.  You will be challenged and encouraged through the relationships that will be built.  You can bet there will be games, baking, shopping or having a spa day…If you are wondering if you should come…YOU SHOULD!

When: 1-2 times/month

Where: Home of Ally Vagle

6877 174th St W, Farmington, 55024

Leader: Ally Vagle, 952.201.8893, allyvagle@gmail.com

Ground Chuck

Ground Chuck is Southland’s ONE AND ONLY burger tasting City Group. Come hang out with us at the metro area’s BEST burger joints.

When:  We meet various times. Check the facebook group for up to date info.

Cost: high cholesterol and about $12 tops

Where: Various burger joints (check FB group)

Leaders: Justin Vagle, 612.306.9530, justin.vagle@southlandcity.com
Ryan Fox, 651-442-7061, rfox0629@gmail.com

Downtown Lunchers

Do you work in downtown Minneapolis and want to connect with other people from Southland?  Come join us for lunch and casual conversation!

When: 3rd Fridays, 11:30-1:00pm

Where: Panera Bread, downtown Minneapolis

Leader: Rachel Strandquist, 612.240.7046, rachel.strandquist@southlandcity.com

Brea Murphy, 612.710.0916, brea.murphy@gmail.com

Men's Bible Study

This study is focused on developing a deeper understanding of the Bible, especially relating to how it is true in history and self evident in fulfilling its own prophecies

When: Monday’s 6:00pm

Where: Home of Robby Peters, 10583 202nd Street West Lakeville, MN 55044

Leader: Dan Riley, 651-210-7741, dan@dariuscompany.com

Southland Moms

We’ve all heard it said, “if momma aint happy, aint nobody happy.” And if this is true, we better see to it that we are having a great time!  So whether you have a child on the way, toddlers at home or children in school, we would love for you to join us.  Child care will be provided for this group.

When: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 9:30-1:30

Where: Home of Trevor and Kelly Lewis

16356 Gladiola Ave. W. Rosemount, MN 55068

Leaders:  Kelly Lewis, 507-766-3636, kellewis7@gmail.com

Beth Vetter, 952-237-8797, vetter.beth@gmail.com

Classics

Join the 40+ age group of Southland as we meet together for fellowship and fun activities around the Twin Cities. Activities include: dining out, visiting parks, game nights, concerts, and community outreach.

When:  Once a month

Cost:  TBD based on activity

Where: Various locations

Leaders: Patti Vagle, 612-849-0996, mrvagle@juno.com

JoAnn Boeckel, 952-412-8290, lboeckel@gmail.com

RAD Hockey

RAD is an action sports group. All levels of skill are welcome to come and play pick-up hockey!  We will be meeting once a week at the rinks at North River Hills.

When: Tuesdays, 6:30pm

Where: Red Oak Park, Burnsville

Leaders:  Brandon Fox, 651-442-7062, brandonfox87@gmail.com

Ryan Fox, 651-442-7061, rfox0629@gmail.com

Dan Riley, 651.210.7741, dan@danielgunnriley.com

Southland Women's Bible Study

The Uncommon Women

This book study was written by Susie Larson about women in today’s society. We often feel that we are alone in our struggles, but through this study, we will discover how common our problems might be when we open up to hear that others think and act in similar ways. Materials needed: The Uncommon Woman by Susie Larson

When: Mondays for 12 weeks, 6:30pm

Where: Home of Rachel Strandquist

12773 Germane Ave, APT 102, Apple Valley

Leader: Rachel Strandquist, 612-240-7046, rachel.strandquist@southlandcity.com

Southland Women's Bible Study

Malachi: A Love that never lets go

Even on our worst day, God won’t leave us.  Explore God’s unchanging love in this study.  Each week will include a video, discussion and dessert.

When: Wednesdays, 7 PM

Where: Home of Jaclyn Rebman

10222 Brookside Lane, Bloomington

Leaders: Brea Murphy, 612-710-0916, brea.murphy@gmail.com

Jaclyn Rebman, 630-957-8808, jaclynrebman@gmail.com

Southland Young Professionals

Southland Young Professionals is a place for people to connect with each other and do fun things around the Twin Cities.

When: Once per month at various locations

Where: Various locations in the Twin Cities

Leaders: Kim Stewart, 612-850-9070, kimstewart@gmail.com

Kim Matheis, 612-270-1383, matheisk@gmail.com