And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
Hebrews 10:24-25

About LifeGroups

Welcome to the LifeGroup page for Dayton Avenue Baptist Church. We’re so glad you’re here. Thank you for taking the time to find out more about our groups.

When we look at God’s Word we find that the Christian life is designed to be lived with others. There are many examples of this I could share, but here are just a couple to show you what I mean. First, starting with creation we see that it was not good for man to be alone and God provided for him in the creation of Eve. And then if we fast forward in history to the end of Jesus earthly ministry as he prepared for the cross that was before Him, He prayed. He prayed for Himself. He prayed for His apostles. And He prayed for you and me. His prayer was that we may be one as He and the Father are one. His prayer was for unity that produces maturity, so that the world may know that He was sent by the Father to save those who place their faith in Him. This is why we want everyone to have the

opportunity to connect with others who are on this same journey. We want to be a church of Gospel-centered relationships. A LifeGroup is where this happens.

Our LifeGroups are our church in action. They are open ongoing groups that intentionally balance Biblical instruction, fellowship, restoration, and missions with a goal of making disciples of Jesus Christ. There are groups for all ages. Some groups blend together multiple generations while other groups are more geared to specific stations of life. There are groups that meet On-Campus and others that meet Off-Campus. There are groups that meet on Sunday mornings and others that meet throughout the week. And we want to start many new groups in addition to those that are listed. We want you to find a place to connect with other believers because we feel this is the most effective way for our lives to be transformed into what God wants them to be.

Sunday Morning LifeGroups

9:30 am


Type:            Singles & Couples; All Ages
Leader:       Scott Deetz
Studying:   Answers in Genesis Bible Study
Location:   Room 103




Type:           Everyone; All Ages
Leader:      Anthony Lee & Mike Hefner
Studying:  The Gospels in Harmony:
The Life of Jesus Messiah
Location:  Room 104




Type:           Everyone; All Ages
Leader:      Tom Mach, Jim Grunenberg,
John Delano, Ryan Ederer
Studying:  Jeremiah, Lamentations
Location:  Room 101


Type:           Special Needs
Leader:      Kaitlin & Justin Marshburn
Studying:  Various Bible Studies
Location:  Room 106-107




Type:           Young Marrieds, Married 4+ years
Leader:      Nick & Rachael Carrington,
Mark & Cheryl  Klimek
Studying:  The Wisdom Pyramid
Location:  Room 102



Resumes Fall of 2023

Type:            College-Aged Men
Leaders:     Dan DeWitt, Nate Anthony,
James Risner, Brian Burns
Studying:   Spiritual Leadership
Location:   Room 202


Type:           Singles & Couples; All Ages
Leader:      Gerry & Cathy Kimble
Studying:  Mark’s Gospel
Location:  Room 106-107




Type:           Everyone; All Ages
Leader:      Greg Scheck, Jonathan Carl,
Albert Grunenwald, Doug Graham
Studying:  1st & 2nd Thessalonians
Location:  Room 301-303



Resumes Fall 2023

Type:           Young Women, 20’s/30’s
Leaders:     Sarah Young, April DeWitt, Jenny Risner
Studying:   Attending Bride of Christ
Location:   Room 105

Sunday Morning LifeGroups

11:00 am


Type:             Women, 60’s/70’s/80’s/90’s
Leader:         Claudette Presley
Studying:     Jeremiah; Lamentations
Location:     Room 101



Type:            Men, 60’s/70’s/80’s/90’s
Leader:       Carl Brown, Rich Williams
Studying:   Jeremiah; Lamentations
Location:   Room 103




Type:           Ladies of All Ages
Leaders:    Esther Neer, Alicia Moffitt
Studying:   Parables of the New Testament
Location:   Room 105


Type:            Singles & Couples, All Ages
Leaders:     Loren Reno, Barry Dayhoff
Studying:  The Patriarchs of the Old Testament
Location:   Room 301-303

Additional LifeGroups

LIFE 127
First Sunday of Every Month @ 5:00 pm


Type:           Adoption and Foster Families
Leaders:     Nathan & Carrie Anthony
Studying:   Based off of 1 Samuel 1:27
Location:   Anthony’s Home

Mondays @ 6:00 pm
Resumes Fall 2023

Type:            Adults with Families
Leaders:     Chet Jenkins & Robert Walker
Studying:   Discussion Based
Location:   Room 401-402

Thursdays @ 9:30 am
Resumes Fall 2023

Type:           Women of All Ages
Leaders:    Marilyn Meyer
Studying:   Genesis: Parts 3 & 4
Location:   Room 301-302

For more information on LifeGroups

Contact our Associate Pastor

Bruce Traeger

Senior Associate Pastor