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.

 

To get the most out of our small group experiences, 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 2022 LIFE GROUP CATALOG
TUESDAYS
40 DAYS OF PRAYER
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Cynthia Wellington & Dawn Arnone
Tuesdays at 6 p.m.
187 Atlantic Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740

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Everyone faces disappointments, obstacles, and circumstances that seem impossible to overcome. Whether it's a struggling marriage, health crisis, financial loss, wounds from our past, or something else altogether, life's struggles leave us desperate for a breakthrough. God sees you, hears your cries, and is ready to respond. But breakthroughs don't happen spontaneously - they happen when you seek them. And the way you seek them is through prayer.
WEDNESDAYS
GET OUR OF YOUR HEAD: STOPPING THE SPIRAL OF TOXIC THOUGHTS
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Coral Solk
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Via Zoom
Are your thoughts holding you captive?  Have you ever swirled in a spiral of destructive thoughts? This 6 week study will equip you to transform your emotions, your outlook, and even your circumstances by taking control of your thoughts. The enemy is determined to get in our heads to make us feel helpless, overwhelmed, and incapable of making a difference for the Kingdom of God. BUT, when we submit our lives to Christ, the promises & goodness of God flood our lives in remarkable ways. It all starts in your head.
BIBLE STUDY: GALATIANS
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Pastor Jim & Sandy Bova
Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
24 Dwayne Street
Oceanport, NJ 07757
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This Bible study will walk through the book of Galatians. Exploring how to have freedom in Jesus and what a life marked by the freedom looks like.
GROUP IS FULL
WEIRD: BECAUSE NORMAL ISN'T WORKING
GUYS ONLY
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Paul Arnone Jr. & Shane Connelly
Wednesdays at 6 p.m.
2114 Knollwood Drive
Middletown, NJ 07748
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Normal people are stressed, overwhelmed, and exhausted. Many of their relationships are, at best, strained and, in most cases, just surviving. Simply put, normal isn't working. This "guys only" study will help you break free from the norm to lead a radically abnormal (and endlessly more fulfilling) life.
THURSDAYS
THE HOLY SPIRIT, THE CHURCH & YOU
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Russ & Gail Scalzo
Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
52 Werah Place
Oceanport, NJ 07757
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In this discussion we’ll explore the book of Acts, the life of the early Church and the role of the Holy Spirit in turning people into a movement.
GROUP IS FULL
EVERYBODY, ALWAYS
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Bob & Patty Keegan
Thursdays at 7 p.m.
331 Morris Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
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In this study, bestselling author Bob Goff shares some of the stories from his life that have helped him understand what it truly means to love everybody the way Jesus loved them–without fear, insecurity, or restriction. Following Christ means more than just putting a toe in the water when it comes to loving others. It means grabbing your knees and doing a cannonball! And, as Jesus revealed, it means loving the difficult ones. Everybody, Always will provide practical steps to help you take that journey.
FRIDAYS
FORGIVING WHAT YOU CAN'T FORGET
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Sonia Solis
Fridays at 7 p.m.
236 Van Dyke Place
Long Branch, NJ 07740

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Have you ever felt stuck in a cycle of unresolved pain, playing offenses over and over in your mind? You know you can't go on like this, but you don't know what to do next. In this study we'll explore in surprising ways to let go of bound-up resentment and overcome the resistance to forgiving people who aren’t willing to make things right.