“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.”

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 while being part of a world that is a perpetual classroom that will provide opportunities for instruction at every moment.

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-May

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. We will be going through a book titled “Silencing the Devil”. Email the McCauleys at rcmccauley@verizon.net.

Ginger Arakelian

Meeting once in September at Ginger’s.  This group will resume in the Spring. Email Ginger at allsmilesginger@gmail.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 Sep. 10th, right after Church until 1:15pm.  Lunch will be provided. Email Pastor Jim at jimrayner@wyebiblechurch.com.

Middle School

Mr. Andrew will leading a study based on the book “First Steps”.  Meeting every other Sunday, starting on Sep. 10th,  right after Church until 1:15pm.  Lunch will be provided. Email Mr. Andrew at drewmccauley@yahoo.com.

College and Career Life Group (Led by Brad Martin)

Meets twice a month – 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 Monday, starting on Sep. 11th,  in Centreville beginning at 1 pm. We will be going through the study “Missional Motherhood: The Everyday Ministry of Motherhood in the Grand Plan of God”. Email Lara at laraschroeder2002@yahoo.com or Jamie at brownsinmd@gmail.com.

Heidi Rayner

Meets every Monday at 5:30 am in the Youth Room. We will be looking at improving ourselves both spiritually and physically. Be seeking God first and searching His word regarding our bodies and mind, we will draw closer to HIM and get closer to our fitness goals. This semester we will be doing a Barre class that focuses on isometric movements to build strength and confidence. Email Heidi at heidi.rayner.rn@gmail.com.

MOPS/MomsNEXT (led by Sarah Bailey)

Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays in the Youth Room from 6-8 pm. Because moms need other moms, we will be celebrating the freedom that we have as daughters of the King. And we will be celebrating the chance to have adult conversations. Email Sarah at sarahbailey.456@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 “Heroes of Faith”. Email Web at web.lippert@gmail.com.

James Schroeder

Meets every Monday night at 6:30 pm at Wye Bible Church, starting Sep. 11th. Married Men’s Challenge: We will be seeking as men to be better husbands by looking into God’s word for guidance. There will be food, a study and cornhole. Email James at jschroeder78@yahoo.com.

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