Welcome to life in the 40s! For most of us, this can be the busiest season of life, yet it’s a time when we need to be most intentional spiritually and relationally. Connecting in a Life Group is a great step toward growing and serving with others in your same stage of life. Please check out our different Life Groups below and plan to visit one this Sunday.
Individual Date Nights
In a culture that devalues marriage, Bellevue wants to celebrate it by equipping you with resources and date nights to promote a healthy marriage. Date nights are designed for you to go out on a date with your spouse. We will provide a “date card” with interactive questions and conversation topics to get you intentionally talking about your marriage.
UPCOMING DATE NIGHTS:
It Starts in Me @ Home
Whether you’re single, married, a parent or a grandparent, building faith at home is a challenge we all face. Home Point provides practical resources and step-by-step guidance to nurture faith at home during any season of life.
Cullen and Pat Beard
ABOUT THE BEARD’S LIFE GROUP
Cullen Beard’s life group is about real world sharing of Biblical best practices and application of Scriptural principles for growth and maturity in all areas of our lives. They desire to equip you in your marriage and parenting and provide opportunities to serve both inside and outside of the class.
ABOUT THE BEARD HIS FAMILY
Cullen and Pat have been married for 34 years and have 7 children, most are now adults, and some still live at home. Cullen is the president at Personal Lawn Care Inc.
Marty and Lisa Milam
ABOUT THE MILAM’S LIFE GROUP
Our Life Group consists of couples in the middle of raising their children. Over the past year they have done a number of short book studies and have recently settled in to looking at the text for Bro. Steve’s sermon. Marty gets Bro. Steve’s outline ahead of time and prepares from the listed scripture. who love each other, minister to each other, and are active in church activities such as children’s sports, singing in the choir and assisting in the nursery. They love our Life Group!
ABOUT THE MILAM FAMILY
Marty and Lisa have been teaching a Life Group for one year. Marty is an electrical contractor and Lisa works for an engineering firm as an internal auditor. Marty enjoys playing golf when he can. Lisa has a dance background and enjoys the theater. Lisa also assists with the choreography for the Singing Christmas Tree at Bellevue. They have been married for 34 years and have a 31 year old daughter, Callie.
Our Life Group is a great group of active couples both in and outside of class. Nick, attorney, and Baron, IT at Carrier, have been co-teaching together for several years and bring a richly diverse direction to our class.
Travis and Maggie Harms
ABOUT THE HARM’S LIFE GROUP
Our Life Group is focused on bible study, prayer, and fellowship. Our class structure is primarily a lecture style with opportunities for discussion. We often go through a lesson series based on a book of the Bible.
ABOUT THE HARM FAMILY
Travis has been teaching in a Life Group for 12 years. Travis and his wife, Maggie, have been married for 14 years and they have three children ages 11, 8, and 6. Travis is a financial analyst and Maggie is a stay at home mom.
Our Life Group is big on ministering to the entire family. John and Sue teach from their own experience of marriage and parenting. They have three grown married children and multiple grandchildren.
NO SINGLES CLASSES ADDED YET.
Chuck and Tracey Christensen
ABOUT CHUCK’S LIFE GROUP
Our Life Group seeks intimate fellowship and transparent teaching.
ABOUT CHUCK AND HIS FAMILY
Chuck and Tracey have been married for 15 years. They have 2 sons. Chuck is a computer consultant and Tracey is a stay at home mom.
Craig and Jean Stockdale
ABOUT THE STOCKDALE’S LIFE GROUP
Our Life Group is built on Craig and Jean’s team teaching as well as a welcoming environment. Jean and I team-teach each week. Both of us have typically taught large classes in lecture format but I would describe our current style as “Interactive Lecture”. We typically teach through books of the Bible so the reading and studying is contextual and consistent with the Biblical revelation.
ABOUT THE STOCKDALES
Craig and Jean have been teaching for 35 years. They have been married for 41 and their two boys are married with families and “out on their own”. Craig and Jean are transitioning into ministry. Together, they enjoy training pastors and church leaders internationally several times a year. They also do some marriage or family conferences, and Jean is a sought after women’s conference speaker.
Tim and Susan Shelton
ABOUT THE SHELTON’S LIFE GROUP
Our Life Group is a community of couples who are striving to lead intentional families. We meet to be equipped as spouses and parents to Love God, Love People, Share Jesus, and Make Disciples. We value teaching from the Bible that aligns with what our younger children (birth-3rd grade) are learning in their Life Groups. This prepares us for family conversations that build faith at home. Couples will be challenged to be intentional in their marriage and parenting with time in class given weekly to share ideas and encouragement. Our sweet spot is couples in their late 30s-mid 40s.
We’d love to have you check out our class this Sunday. You’ll be welcomed, made to feel comfortable, and you’ll meet other couples in your same stage of life. We believe this is a place where you will fit in, make friends, and find a place to serve.
ABOUT THE SHELTON FAMILY
After more than a decade in the corporate world, Tim entered ministry and completed his Masters of Divinity at Mid-America Seminary. He has served on Bellevue’s staff for over 14 years in various positions. Tim is currently serving as Minister to Adults and Families. Family is a big part of his life and he and He and his wife Susan, a Physician’s Assistant at St. Jude, have 5 sons. ranging in age from 15 years old to 4. As a family, they enjoy an active lifestyle at home, Bellevue, and Evangelical Christian School where the boys attend.
NO SINGLES CLASSES ADDED YET.
Chad and Kristi Hall
ABOUT THE HALL LIFE GROUP
Our Life Group place a strong focus on small groups where people can connect with one another outside of class. This is where friendships are deepened and growth is realized as we “do life” together. We focus on two core values: intentional hospitality and transparency.
ABOUT THE HALL FAMILY
Chad has been teaching a life group for over 4 years. Chad and his wife, Kristi, have been married for over 17 years and have three sons. Chad works for True Temper Sports and Kristi is a stay at home mom and professional artist.
Bob and Jodi Kendall
ABOUT THE KENDALL LIFE GROUP
Our Life Group meets has a great blend of friendship and biblical teaching. Bob, retired Navy and current Town of Arlington Engineer, is married to Jodi, stay at home mom, and they have 2 sons.