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In the Spotlight - Winter 2022

Intentional Grandparents
Sundays • 9:30 am

Location: Valley Church – Farmhouse
Leaders: Jon & Amy Ness
Some Childcare Available
Topical Study

This Life Group is designed for grandparents in their 40s to 60s who want to be intentional about passing along their faith to future generations and be a spiritual influencer in their family. This is a great place to continue the conversation from the recent Grandparenting Matters seminar and develop friendships with other grandparents.

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Norwalk Families
2nd and 4th Sundays · 3:30 pm

Location: Norwalk
Leaders: Kyle & Tory Flynn and Dave & Becky Audette
Some childcare available

The Flynn and Audette families are excited to start a life group in Norwalk and open their doors to develop rich community and friendships in this area. If you’re a family in Norwalk, this group is for you!

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Mens
Mondays  ·  6:30 pm

Location: Valley Church
Leaders:
Brandon Obert
Topical Study

This group is for men of all ages looking to grow closer to Christ. We are not called to be faithful in the major milestones of life, but rather the 10,000 little steps in between each milestone. Let’s explore more about what this means, and also dive deeper into the different aspects of living a Christ-centered life.

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Young Women
Tuesdays  ·  7 pm

Location: West Des Moines
Leaders:
Jessie Hoepker & Ashley Hutzell

This women’s group (20s and 30s) is open to ladies in all stages of life. We seek to encourage one another by discovering our identity and worth in Christ, promoting a mindset of spiritual growth, and building authentic community. In between attending church and studying the Bible, we also both enjoy modern clichés like taking long walks with our dogs, making, eating, or talking about food, and binging the latest book, show, or game. We look forward to traveling with you in your faith journey and everyday life.

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Multi-Station – 30s-40s
Thursdays · 6:30 pm

Location: Valley Church
Leaders: Eric & Jodi Vander Wall

Eric and Jodi have been married 10 years and have a dog named Bella. They enjoy traveling, being outdoors, and serving in the church wherever they can help. This life group is aimed at couples and singles in their 30s-40s, whatever life stage you find yourself in. They’d love to meet you as we seek to grow closer to God and form a community of support, serving, and fun!

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Men Life Groups

Mens
Mondays  ·  6:30 pm

Location: Valley Church
Leaders:
Brandon Obert
Topical Study

This group is for men of all ages looking to grow closer to Christ. We are not called to be faithful in the major milestones of life, but rather the 10,000 little steps in between each milestone. Let’s explore more about what this means, and also dive deeper into the different aspects of living a Christ-centered life.

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Men (All Ages)
Wednesdays · 6:15 pm

Location: Valley Church
Leader: Jon Fontenot & Brian Peterson

This group is for men (married and single) of all ages who desire to build friendships and grow deeper by studying the Bible.

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Women Life Groups

Young Women
Tuesdays  ·  7 pm

Location: West Des Moines
Leaders:
 Jessie Hoepker & Ashley Hutzell

This women’s group (20s and 30s) is open to ladies in all stages of life. We seek to encourage one another by discovering our identity and worth in Christ, promoting a mindset of spiritual growth, and building authentic community. In between attending church and studying the Bible, we also both enjoy modern clichés like taking long walks with our dogs, making, eating, or talking about food, and binging the latest book, show, or game. We look forward to traveling with you in your faith journey and everyday life.

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Single Moms
Wednesdays · 6 pm

Location: Valley Church
Leader: Jennifer George
Childcare Available
Topical Study

This Single Moms Life Group is for women of all ages who are looking to find rest, hope, and encouragement in a Christ-centered environment. This group provides the opportunity to share the ups and downs of single parenthood while developing meaningful, supportive relationships. Jennifer is mom to two rowdy boys. She loves writing, running, cooking, and working with kids.

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Young Adults Life Groups

Young Adults
Sundays · 6:30 pm

Location: Valley Church
Leaders: Zach Carnahan & Breanna Tisl

This is a Life Group of young men and women (mostly recent college graduates in their 20s) focused on Christ-centered community. We strive to grow in our understanding and obedience to the truths of God’s word and build friendships in a way that extends beyond just meeting on Sunday nights.

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YOUNG WOMEN
Tuesdays  ·  7 pm

Location: West Des Moines
Leaders:
 Jessie Hoepker & Ashley Hutzell

This women’s group (20s and 30s) is open to ladies in all stages of life. We seek to encourage one another by discovering our identity and worth in Christ, promoting a mindset of spiritual growth, and building authentic community. In between attending church and studying the Bible, we also both enjoy modern clichés like taking long walks with our dogs, making, eating, or talking about food, and binging the latest book, show, or game. We look forward to traveling with you in your faith journey and everyday life.

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The Table
Thursdays · Social time at 7 pm, Bible study starts at 7:30 pm

Location: Valley Church
Leaders: Joe & Karin Johnson

The Table is a group of mostly 20s and 30s, guys and girls, married, divorced, and single, who want to grow in their faith by digging into the Bible and asking questions and learning together. The group is lead by Joe and Karin Johnson, who are NOT in their 20s and 30s. Serving and social time is also an important part of this group.

Check out The Table on Facebook for our most current information.

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Married Life Groups

Engaged or Newly Married Couples

Our current groups are full, but we’d love to get you connected! Please email Jon to get involved today.

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Families Life Groups

Families

Our current groups are full, but we’d love to get you connected! Please email Jon to get involved today.

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Empty Nesters

Empty Nesters – Pathfinders
Sundays · 8 am

Location: Valley Church – North Point
Leaders: Barb Hervey

Join an energetic group of empty nesters sharing God’s word, caring for one another, and praying for their families. We should not be content to let life pass us by, so come and join in on the fun and fellowship.

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Empty Nesters – Phoenix
Sundays · 9:30 am

Location: Valley Church
Leaders: Denny & Marcia Henderson

We’re a community of empty-nesters (late 50s-70s) who love to learn, serve, and grow towards being wholehearted followers of Christ.

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Intentional Grandparents
Sundays • 9:30 am

Location: Valley Church – Farmhouse
Leaders: Jon & Amy Ness
Some Childcare Available
Topical Study

This Life Group is designed for grandparents in their 40s to 60s who want to be intentional about passing along their faith to future generations and be a spiritual influencer in their family. This is a great place to continue the conversation from the recent Grandparenting Matters seminar and develop friendships with other grandparents.

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Caring Grandparents
2nd and 4th Thursday of Each Month
11 am-1:15 pm

The Tavern and Pasta Grill (1755 50th Street, West Des Moines, IA)
Led by Dennis Schultz & Tom Miller

Email Dennis or call 515.537.5891 (cell phone)
Email Tom or call 515.681.8982 (cell phone)
Celebrate the joys of grandparenthood with us! This group provides a listening ear for one another, studies God’s Word together, prays for each other, and provides support when needed. This group meets for an hour and a quarter plus time for lunch. Singles and couples are both welcome.

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Multi-Station Life Groups

Multi-Station – Odyssey
Sundays · 11 am

Leader: Dave & Becky Staab
Location: Valley Church

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Multi-Station – 30s-40s
Thursdays · 6:30 pm

Location: Valley Church
Leaders: Eric & Jodi Vander Wall

Eric and Jodi have been married 10 years and have a dog named Bella. They enjoy traveling, being outdoors, and serving in the church wherever they can help. This life group is aimed at couples and singles in their 30s-40s, whatever life stage you find yourself in. They’d love to meet you as we seek to grow closer to God and form a community of support, serving, and fun!

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Multi-Station in Life
Saturdays · 2-4 pm

Location: Urbandale
Leaders: Tom & Erin Hefner

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Shared Interest Life Groups

Looking for a Shared Interest Group?

Our current groups are full, but we’d love to get you connected! Please email Jon to get involved today.

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Multi-Cultural Life Groups

Multi-Cultural
Tuesdays · 7 pm

Location: Valley Church
Leader: Daniel & Selvi Christudoss and Albert Cheah

We’re very excited to start this group! Daniel and Selvi are originally from India and have been part of Valley Church for many years. Albert is from Malaysia but has been in Iowa for the last 7 years, and truly loves this place! His experience from the past 2 years with one our young adult groups has been phenomenal!

This group is for anyone looking to build community with cultures from different backgrounds or for individuals who speak English as a second language. Get ready for new friendships, rich cultural exchange, and the opportunity to grow together in God’s word!

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Support Life Groups

Grief Share
Tuesdays · 6 pm
Starts Tuesday, January 18

Location: Valley Church
Leader: Patti Abram

If you have lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. Grief Share meets weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.

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Divorce Care
Tuesdays · 6:30 pm

Location: Valley Church
Leader: Shawn Ford and Jen Green

This support group lasts 13 weeks long and is for those who are going through the pain and trauma of divorce or separation. Find hope and healing.

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