Life Groups are vital to the life of Searchlight Church. Life is better together. God uses relationships to strengthen the church & our lives individually.

You weren't created to do life alone. Being part of a Life Group means having people you can talk to, depend on, and explore God's Word with. Doing life together is not a suggestion in Scripture, but an essential expression of our faith.

 

Life Groups are small circles of people who meet weekly for about 8 weeks to pray for each other, grow in their faith, make meaningful connections, and love like Jesus.

 

Safety is a top priority for our leaders & hosts so in-person groups will be capped and closed at numbers predetermined by our hosts. First come, first serve.

 

We'll see you in a circle!

FALL 2021 LIFE GROUPS - OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
MONDAYS
CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD
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Sue Mamchak
Mondays at 9:30 a.m. or 2:00 p.m.
15 Linden Place
Long Branch, NJ 07740
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The goal is to show how and why it is important for believers to share their experiences with the Living God. Every day, the Almighty interacts with His children. Sometimes, the way it happens is monumental; sometimes, it’s subtle. Each time, however, it gives us an opportunity to feel His Presence.
LIFE LESSONS FROM GENESIS BY MAX LUCADO
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Melody Easy & Chrissy Rodriguez
Mondays at 6:00 p.m.
Host: Chrissy Rodriguez
Neptune
A beginning. An origin. A foundation. Knowing where we came from says much about where we are going. Perhaps that is why the first book of the Bible is a book of beginnings. God wants us to know where we came from. Learning that will teach us much about the place we are going. 
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LOVE DOES - A DVD STUDY BY BOB GOFF
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Terisa Taylor
Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
1021 Grassmere Avenue
Ocean, NJ 07712
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In this group we’ll discover a way of seeing that opens your eyes to ordinary amazing grace, a way of living that is fully alive, and a way of becoming present to God that brings you deep and lasting joy. It's only in the expression of gratitude for the life we already have, we discover the life we've always wanted . . . a life we can take, give thanks for, and break for others. We come to feel and know the impossible right down in our bones: we are wildly loved - by God.
TUESDAYS
1,000 GIFTS - OPEN TO LADIES WHO HAVE NEVER DONE A LIFE GROUP WITH SANDY
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Sandy Bova
Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
24 Dwayne Street
Oceanport, NJ 07757
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In this group we’ll discover a way of seeing that opens your eyes to ordinary amazing grace, a way of living that is fully alive, and a way of becoming present to God that brings you deep and lasting joy. It's only in the expression of gratitude for the life we already have, we discover the life we've always wanted . . . a life we can take, give thanks for, and break for others. We come to feel and know the impossible right down in our bones: we are wildly loved - by God.
COUPLES GROUP
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Gary & Michelle Paone
Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
488 Second Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740

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Just as Christ transforms individuals from the inside out, he is also working on the heart of your marriage. Through this video Bible study series, learn to cultivate and enjoy a beautiful marriage that's rooted and grounded in Christ. Because whether you have been married for a few years or thirty years, there is always room to grow!
WEDNESDAYS
GALATIANS BIBLE STUDY
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Pastor Tim Barber
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Zoom Life Group
If someone asked you to explain the gospel, what would you say? What is the good news of the Christian faith? Writing to the Galatians, Paul made it clear how easily we can be tempted to turn toward fraudulent gospels, especially those that teach we can earn God’s love through our works. How easy it is to add to the Gospel. This Bible study through Galatains will help us love and embrace teh true Gospel of Jesus that brings and gives & sustains life.
LIVE THE LIGHT
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Pastor Jim Bova
Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
24 Dwayne Street
Oceanport, NJ 07757
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Live the Light  provides a safe environment for new believers interested in gaining a better understanding of basic biblical truths. The classes emphasize a deep and committed relationship with Jesus Christ and the practical steps to live out our faith. Ideal for new believers or those who want to get back to basics and make great friends along the way!
THURSDAYS
JESUS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
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Russ & Gail Scalzo
Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
Host: Pam Schecher
26 Itaska Place
Oceanport, NJ 07757
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The scripture we will base our study on is Luke 24:27: "And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself."
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