We were never meant to do life alone. At Declaration Church, we believe life change happens in the context of community. Declaration is not a church with small groups, it’s a church made of small groups. Life Groups are where real life happens, in living rooms, coffee shops, gyms, driving ranges, over dinner, or over a football game. It’s about people connecting and living life together.

We begin and end each season of Life Groups with the normal rhythms of life, so that our groups are easy and convenient for everyone.  We offer all sorts of different types of Life Groups, however, each semester you will always find what we call ‘anchor’ groups, centered around marriage & family, men, women, kids, students, outreach, freedom, prayer and personal finance.  Our groups meet all over the city.  There’s something for everyone when it comes to Life Groups at Declaration Church.

We offer 3 semesters:

Spring: Jan – May   /    Summer: June – July    /    Fall: Sept – Nov 

General Life Groups

Get back to the basics by studying the core beliefs of Christianity through the second half of our Alpha study!

Thursdays @ 6:30

Children welcome

Contact Donnie Hay at donniehay2003@yahoo.com

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Come enjoy a time of food, friendship, worship, and prayer!

Thursdays at 6:45

Childcare provided onsite

Contact Mark at mark@odomnet.net

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Walk together with other parents in this family-oriented Life Group!

Thursdays @ 6:30

Childcare provided

Contact Eddie at jehamner@hotmail.com

Contact Mike at mtollins@srg-ventures.com

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Experience the transformative power of walking in step with the Holy Spirit. Come learn the Scripture and psychology behind being transformed. 

Wednesdays at 7

No childcare provided

Contact Dave at remasters.dave@gmail.com

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Interest Based Life Groups

This group will do an interactive study of Psalm 67 to see that God’s heart is to bless us, so that we will bless others, so others  will come to faith and return blessing to the Lord. God’s ancient and global plan is to redeem a people from all peoples and this study will help participants understand the big picture as well as how/where to take the next step in playing their part.

Led by Roger Javens

Thursdays at 7 (Start date TBA)

Children welcome

Contact Roger at rjavens@gmail.com

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Come learn how God’s design for marriage can transform the way we relate to our spouses. Each week we will get to know each other bettie, discuss a chapter from the book The Marriage Builder, pray for one another, and make actions steps to apply what we learned. 

Led by Peter Johnson

Wednesdays at 7

No childcare provided

Contact Peter at pajmd@sbcglobal.net

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Grow in your understanding of responding to the Lord’s leadership through this women’s Life Group study walking through “Discerning the Love of God” by Priscilla Shirer.

Led by Amy Demasters

Thursday’s at 7:00

No childcare provided

Contact Amy at amy.demasters@gmail.com

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Come connect with other moms in the area through prayer and Bible study. The heart behind this group is to connect with other moms as we journey together!

Led by Megan Kimbrough and Emily McShane

Friday mornings at 9:30

Children welcome

Contact Megan at littlemay@aol.com

Contact Emily at emilymcshane@gmail.com

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Find community with other students at Declaration! Our Life Groups are incredible times of fun, friendship, and follow Jesus together. 

Wednesdays at 6:30-8:00p

For more information on DC Student Life Groups email our Student Pastor, Shane Spangler, at shane@declaration.org

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Learn how to grandparent in an intentional way! This group focus’ on growing together to be the grandparent’s the Lord intends for us to be.

Led by Dave and Connie Wills

Fridays at 6:30

No childcare provided

Contact Dave and Connie at cadpdiamonds@yahoo.com

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Get off the couch and join this women’s running group! This Life Group is designed to help train you to complete a 5K race at the end of the semester, while growing in a Jesus-centered community. 

Led by Carol Jones

Saturday mornings at 7

No childcare provided

Contact Carol at carol@declaration.org

Take control of your financial future by learning the financial principles God has laid out in His Word through Financial Peace University.

Led by Mike Rollins

Sunday mornings at 9

Childcare provided

Contact Mike at mrollins@srg-ventures.com

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The worship team gathers to do what they do best in a setting where they can be fed and gilled before feeding and filling others. Come enjoy a time of learning how to be worshipers in all of life through studying the life of David. 

Led by Jacob Lampley

Fridays at 6:30

Contact Jacob at jacob@declaration.org

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This group would provide an opportunity for moms with preschool children to fellowship and minister to each other along with allowing children to play and interact with other children in various settings.
Led by Jennifer Javens
Mondays at 10 am (hosted at different parks in the area)
Childcare provided
Contact Jennifer at jcjavens@gmail.com

LIFE stands for living in freedom everyday.

We believe authentic community leads to abundant life.

Begin to walk in the community God has for you!