LIFE Groups and fellowship groups

Shelby Christian offers a variety of opportunities for adults to grow in their faith, build relationships with others, and serve the community. 

Whether it is in a LIFE group, a Bible study, a fellowship group, or our Sunday worship services, our goal is to fulfill the mandate of Ephesians 4:12-13 "to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ."  Click here to Join a Life Group.


8:00 AM CROSSFit - ROOM A223 - Led by Stan Gaus and Steve Howard Using our Life Group Guides this group will discuss the Sermons on Sunday morning and dig deeper into the Scripture from sermons.  50 and Up.  

9:30 AM CHURCH BUILDERS - Room A219 –Led By Michael Duke Using a book of the Bible, you get great fellowship and Biblical Teaching on Sunday Morning.  60+

9:30 AM ONE HEART LIFE GROUP – JOY ROOM – Led by a rotation of leaders.  Offering a variety of studies for women.  We are a very supportive group of women who are focusing on building relationships with God and others, as well as gaining a better understanding of God’s word.  Group is mostly women 40 and up, however, all ages are welcome.

11:00 AM FELLOWSHIP - ROOM A223 - Led by Gene Floyd and Steve Johnson Great group of people who love Jesus and great teaching on the Bible and His Church  60+

11:00 AM BEREANS - ROOM A219 - Led by Barney Barnett and Butch Dunsmore Teaching a variety of Biblical Studies with a great group of leaders in our church. Predominantly a group of retired people who love the church!  60+

1:00 PM SCHILLING LIFE GROUP – Room A223 Led by Steve and Stephanie Schilling This group meets every other week, meeting twice a month. This group exists to help build positive relationships with parents and our kids through God’s grace. We are all just trying to figure out life- jobs, kids, friends as an adult and how that all works together with our relationship with God. How to successfully parent children through grade school, middle school, and high school.

2:00 PM EMBRY LIFE GROUP – led by Stu Embry  This group meets at Pat and Cindy Murphy’s home.  It is a group for the Worship/Technology team. 

6:00 PM CROOM MEN’S GROUPled by Josh Croom.  This group is for Uncommon men to learn, grow, have fun, and become better men.  Held in the woods next to the soccer field around a camp fire. 


6:00 PM  GIFFORD LIFE GROUP – Led by Darren and Lauri Gifford - This is a group that focuses on the Biblical principles of love and respect in marriage, from Ephesians, for married or engaged couples, or anyone who will be married.  Presented in a fun, engaging way, coupled with a lot of laughter; it inspires engaging conversations each week. 



7:30 AM MENS STUDY GROUP - CRACKER BARREL – Led by participants – A book by book, verse by verse study.  Bring a bible and join us for coffee and breakfast, or just coffee!

9:00 AM RISE UP - Women’s Group of Moms of young children.   Meets the second Tuesday of each month in the Common Grounds area.

9:30 AM LADIES STUDY GROUP - ROOM A219 - Led by Barbara Mitchum. A Life Group for women who desire to grow in Christ through Bible Study and Prayer.  Mostly older ladies

6:30 PM HAMLIN LIFE GROUP - HOME GROUP - Led by different participants. A sermon based group that discusses the scripture from Weekend Messages.  40 to 60 year olds

6:30 PM MARTIN LIFE GROUP - Home Group - Led by Bret and Chara Martin Great group for young adults! Meets once a month on the last Tuesday of the month.

7:00 PM NEXT PHASE LIFE GROUP – Led by Matt and Jenny Krebs at their home at 617 Forbes Dr in Shelbyville. College age and above. Helping young men and women navigate the road of life.


6:00 PM BRAVE HEARTS - SINGLES GROUP 40 AND OVER – Led by Sabrina Carona meets at her house 3801 Mareli Road 40065 - Great fellowship, community, prayer, and Bible Study.

6:30 PM HAGGARD LIFE GROUP - HOME GROUP - Led by Jason and Melinda Haggard. This young adult group meets on Wednesday nights in Home for Community and great Studies about Church LIFE!

6:30 PM 40/50s LIFE GROUPLed by Scott Been at the home of Dennis and Amy Dove (409 Forbes Dr, Shelbyville) This group is targeted specifically for those entering mid-life stage, (no childcare provided). Using a wide variety of Bible Studies, this group will encourage, challenge, and help you grow spiritually. 

6:30 PM COMMUNITY RECOVERY ON THE HILL - Led by Dennis Hampton. This group meets in our main sanctuary, includes worship, teaching and small groups. Looking for support and accountability for HURTS, HABITS and HANGUPS then this group could be for you.

6:30 PM GRIEF AND LOSS SHARE – Decision Room – Led by Joyce Burnett.  This is a group dedicated to helping hurting people through grief and loss.  Meets the first and third Wednesday of each month.

6:30 PM BOBBY WOODS GROUP –- Led by Bobby & Carrie Woods. A great group for singles or couples looking to gain greater understanding of God’s love and presence through Bible Study.  30s to 50s year olds.  Held at members’ homes.

7:00 PM LINDA JONES WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY - ROOM A223 - Led by Linda Jones this group has fantastic studies, fellowship, and growth!  Mostly ladies 40 and up.  Starts the Wednesday after Labor Day.

7:00 PM GAUS LIFE GROUP - HOME GROUP - Led and hosted by Stan and Jean Gaus in their home. Great for couples 50’s to 60’s. Solid Bible study and fellowship.

7:00  PM – LADIES THROUGH THE BIBLE GROUP– Room A219 - Led by Kim Hamlin.   Be prepared for a time of study and prayer.

7:00 PM MEN’S BIBLE STUDY – JOY ROOM – Led by Steve Johnson - Men need to grow in faith and Biblical Leadership and this group is intended to help men grow!  40 to 70 year olds.



6:30 AM – PADDOCK LADIES – a group of ladies that meet for Coffee, Bible Study and discussion.  Led by Toni Howard and Marea Aspillaga.  Meeting at the Paddock at 700 Main Street in Shelbyville. 

10:00 AM – LADIES THROUGH THE BIBLE GROUP– ROOM A219 - led by Kim Hamlin.   Bring your own lunch for a time of study and prayer.

6:30 PM MARKLE LIFE GROUP – CHURCH OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM - Led by Rick Markle. A diverse community of people growing in prayer, faith and love through the study of God’s word. We welcome people of all ages and backgrounds. In our differences, we find unity and support as we seek knowledge and understanding. 

6:30 PM PEACH LIFE GROUP - PATHWAYS ROOM - Led by Michael and Jennifer Peach. This group USES a variety of Right Now Media and DVD studies to help others grow in Christ and Community.  30 to 50 year olds

6:45 PM RISE UP – Women’s Group of Moms of young children.   Meets the third Thursday of each month in room A219.

6:45 PM TONI HOWARD GROUP – Women’s group led by Toni Howard using different short Bible Studies.   Meeting at their home 1005 Windsor Dr. in Shelbyville.

7:00 PM IRON SHARPENS IRON – Men’s Study led by Bret Martin.  meets out at the barn in the back of the parking lot.   This is a real deep study on the qualities of manhood.  20 year old and up.



7:00 AM – SATURDAY MORNING MENLed by Kevin Brodie – Meets in the parking lot outside of the Common Grounds area (weather permitting – bring a lawn chair) or just inside the building.  This new group is for men who want to experience a genuine fellowship of men who are inspired by God to become the best version of themselves for His Glory. A group that will help us face life together in the unique ways life affect all of us as men. "As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another."  Proverbs 27:17

8:00 AM  HANDS AND FEET – Led by Dion Muncrief - Meets the second Saturday of each month.  This is a service LifeGroup that begins with a Bible Study and then goes out and helps do service projects for widows in our church. 

4:00 PM SISK LIFE GROUPS 1 & 2 - HOME GROUP - Led by Steve Johnson  This is a group of wonderful people who love God and love People. They have grown so much that they have split off into 2 different groups which meet every other week.  60 plus.


1) Fill out a Life Group Contact Card.

2) Call Bobby Woods 633-5975 or email

3) Come to the NEXT STEP room in front of the Worship Center.

4) Send a Carrier Pigeon…not really, but that would be cool.


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Groups, fellowships and adult bible fellowships

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Our primary vehicle for assisting adults along their path of discipleship is LIFE groups. LIFE groups are small groups of 3 to 30 people that meet regularly at the church or in homes for Bible study, fellowship, prayer and service. 


Kim Hamlin leads two women's Bible Studies:  One on Wednesday Nights at 6:30 in room A219 and one on Thursdays at noon in the Common Grounds.

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Here are some great opportunities for men to get connected to other men to be strengthen in Christ!

1. Christian Sportsmen's Fellowship - 2nd Tuesday each month. Various locations and topics centered around a love for the outdoors, fishing, hunting, and camping. Contact John Lewis for more info. 321-9018.

2. Men's Bible Study and Discipleship Group - Every Tuesday morning 7:30 a.m. at Cracker Barrel.

Contact Steve Johnson for info. (502) 232-5082

3. Men's Bible Study and Discipleship Group - Every Wednesday Night 7pm one in the church barn and another in the North Hallway of the Main Building.