“A [Life] group takes our good intentions and puts them on a calendar.” 

-Larry  Osbourne

What are Life Groups?

Life groups are a reemphasis on the small group ministry that Wye Bible has done for many years.  They are made up of people who are interested in connecting with others, learning more about God, and putting their faith into action.  The driving force behind the groups is of course DISCIPLESHIP:

“Discipleship is the intensely personal activity of two or more persons helping each other experience a growing relationship with God.  Discipleship is being before doing, maturity before ministry and character before career.” -Neil T. Anderson

What is the vision?

To inspire people to practically live out the Gospel by:

  • Equipping them to defend their faith
  • Teaching them to live a life that glorifies God and attracts others to Him
  • Committing to being reproducers and not just receivers
  • Asking others to join in the vision and commit to personally investing into those that are around them.
What are people saying about life groups?

“My experience with Life Groups is that they will change your life and become what feels like a necessity as they help feed your Christian life.”

“My experience with attending is amazing, just being able to surround myself with fellow men of God.”

“A rewarding life changing experience!”

“An experience beyond words, blessing beyond measure!!”

“When Jesus started his ministry, the very first thing he did was form a [Life] group”

-Rick Warren

How do I join?

Once you have decided on the group(s) you want to join, you can sign up at church over the next few weeks or contact Pastor Jim (Staff Page).  And yes you can be part of more than one group.


We will be using the semester format for our groups:

Winter/Spring:                   February-April

Fall/Winter:                        September-December

General Life Groups

Rayners & Schroeders

Meets on the 2nd & 4th Fridays in Centreville. We will be going through the book “Defending Your Faith”. Email the Rayners at jimrayner@wyebiblechurch.com or the Schroeders at jschroeder78@yahoo.com.

Rob & Cindi McCauley

Meets on the 2nd & 4th Fridays at the McCauley residence. Email the McCauleys at rcmccauley@verizon.net.

Ginger Arakelian

Meeting once a month at Ginger’s. There will be testimonies and a study, “Experiencing God”. Email Ginger at allsmilesginger@gmail.com.

Riggs & Dyson

Meets on the 2nd & 4th Fridays at the Riggs residence. Email Pastor Larry at larrydyson@wyebiblechurch.com.

Youth Life Groups

High School

Pastor Jim will be leading a study based on the book “Defending Your Faith”.  Meeting every other Sunday, starting on Feb 11th, right after Church until 1:15pm.  Lunch will be provided. Email Pastor Jim at jimrayner@wyebiblechurch.com.

Middle School

Mr. Kris will leading a study based on the book “First Steps”.  Meeting every other Sunday, starting on Feb 11th,  right after Church until 1:15pm.  Lunch will be provided. Email Mr. Kris at kbuckler08@yahoo.com.

College and Career Life Group (Led by Brad Martin)

Meets every other Thu – times and dates to be announced. The College and Career Life Group will present an opportunity for continuing spiritual development of participants in the face of challenges being encountered during this unique time of life transition. Our goal will be to deepen our understanding of God’s Word, mature within each the necessary tools for spiritual development and build strong relationships with other participants within the group – with the goal of making a godly impact in the homes, workplaces and schools of participants. Email Brad at Brad.54.martin@gmail.com.

Womens’ Life Groups

Lara Schroeder & Jamie Brown

Meets every other Tue, starting on Jan 30th,  in Centreville beginning at 1 pm. We will be going through the study “Lies Women Believe And the Truth That Sets Them Free”. Email Lara at laraschroeder2002@yahoo.com or Jamie at brownsinmd@gmail.com.

Mens’ Life Groups

Web Lippert

Meets every Saturday morning at Hardees in Centreville from 7:30-9:00 am. Fellowship, study and prayer. We will be going through a study called “Names of God”. Email Web at web.lippert@gmail.com.

Mike Walter

Meets every Monday night at 6:30 pm at Wye Bible Church. We will be studying “Knowing God” by J.I. Packer. There will be food, the study and cornhole. Email Mike at Michael.Walter@BBandt.com.

**For more questions or info please contact Pastor Jim by visiting our STAFF PAGE**