GROUPS @ LIVING STONES

God never intended for us to live the Christian life alone. The Book of Acts gives us a great picture of the early church - where group members engaged in life together spending time eating, learning, celebrating, proclaiming the Good News and supporting each other. It was a place where people loved, forgave, served, bore burdens, encouraged, prayed, equipped, spoke truth in love and treated each other as a precious member of one body. At LSC we want our GROUPS to follow those same ideas as we gather together on a weekly basis outside of our normal Sunday worship. And we want each of our Living Stoners to experience the spiritual growth, connections and friendships that can happen in community ... in GROUPS. 


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  • LOWELL KOSAK - 850 LINCOLNWAY EAST, MISHAWAKA 46544

    GROUP FOR MEN & WOMEN | WEDNESDAYS @ 6:30 PM

    Lowell will be challenging his group members to think through their role as part of a community - are you a spectator, a dive in head-first’er, or a do-nothing type?  Allow the weekly discussion to move you from a place of self-interest and self-fulfillment to living and thriving in a community of followers of Christ! Lowell’s small group welcomes couples and singles of all ages. Lowell and Katie have been married 27 years and have 2 adult sons,  Daniel and Noah. Lowell’s been in ministry all his life, and currently leads Impact Campus Ministries in South Bend reaching area college campuses. Lowell and Katie love small group ministry, especially their group that reaches people from all different stages of life.

  • STEVE & SARA BOLEN - 1629 Hilltop Dr, South Bend 46614

    GROUP FOR MEN & WOMEN | FRIDAYS @ 6:30PM

    Steve and Sara Bolen are inviting adults (couples and singles) into their home to explore why community is so important to your spiritual life.  In this Andy Stanley video-based study, you’ll explore how building deep relationships with the people in small group and serving in the larger community around you will grow your faith, You’ll learn why your unique story matters...to God and to the people you do life with.  Leaders, Steve and Sara, “pray that this group will lead to authentic, life giving conversations and transformation in our hearts.”  Steve and Sara are pretty much the epitome of opposites attract, but have been balancing each other for 19 years of marriage.  They have three children and as a family they love to hike, camp, and marvel at God’s creation together.


  • JOE & KRISTIN JAMISON - 1906 Cross Creek Dr, SB, 46628

    GROUP FOR MEN & WOMEN, 20'S & 30'S | MONDAYS @ 7PM


    Joe and Kristin are calling on LSCers in their 20s/30s to join them in their home as they tackle conversations on friendships - because it’s true - real friendship can be costly and make us vulnerable.  But without risk, our lives remain impoverished.  So, how do we be a good friend in an age of judgment, isolation and fear?  Join the group and join the discussion. Joe and Kristin have been married 5 years, both Purdue grads ... Boiler Up!  Joe works as a mechanical engineer and loves the auctocross racing sport. Kristin is a family nurse practitioner and loves sand volleyball and baking.  They both enjoy meeting new people and look forward to discussing, building relationships and growing as a group this session. 




  • TINA RUTH - 58206 Pam Drive. South Bend, 46619

    GROUP FOR WOMEN | THURSDAYS @ 6:45 PM

    We talk so much about what we are going to do after ... after school ... after I get a job ... after I get married ... have a baby... get a new car ... retire.  But what about after you believe?  What are we supposed to do?  Do I follow the rules or does grace set me free to do whatever I want?  Instead, what if we ask “How do I live my life as a follower of Jesus!” Tina’s group will look together into the teachings of the New Testament writers and see what instructions they gave us to live a life that says “thank you!”  Tina has just entered the world of retirement!  Congrats! She loves to read, play the piano, study the Bible, pray and help people see the Lord in a way they may never have before.  Some of her most favorite things include little kids, horses, sky watching and of course, her husband, Jim!

  • CLIVE NEAL - LSC, LITTLE THEATRE

    GROUP FOR MEN |TUESDAYS @ 6:30 PM

    Join Clive in a bible study tailored for men. Each week the group will study from the books of Timothy and through group discussion will consider how to apply the biblical principles to every day living.  Clive was born and raised in England. He later married an Aussie,  Denise! They have three children and 9 grandchildren. Clive has worked at the University of Notre Dame for over 25 years and has been leading men’s groups for over 10 years. He has a passion for helping men progress in their Christian walk. Clive considers himself a “Christian-in-training” but is always looking for the opportunity to build up new leaders.  


  • MARK & AMY OSTERHOUT - 2 host homes

    FAMILIES RAISING KIDS | WEDNESDAYS @ 6:30 PM

    This small group is welcoming families who are still raising kids in the home. Children are welcome to attend and play while parents take time to enjoy discussions pertaining to the parenting life, while they build friendships and support and encourage each other in their daily lives. Mark and Amy have been married 11 years and have an 8 year old daughter, Anna. Mark is an Elementary Music Teacher and a transplanted New Englander! You might recognize him from the worship team as he plays numerous instruments. Amy is a Guidance Counselor and coaches middle school cheer. As a family they love to travel, go to live theater events, watch movies, and play games. (*limited space for this group)

  • Sarah has been a GROUP leader off and on for many years at LSC (fun fact, Sarah was born and raised in this church building)!  This session she will joined in leading the group with Carolyn Coleman and Denise Moser! The ladies will lead weekly discussions from an Andy Stanley study, “What Makes You Happy.”  Spend time learning what 3 things all happy people have in common and how they can be realities for you as well!  Take time to discover what makes you happy! Sarah and her husband Paul have been married 22 years and have two teen kids, Jalen, 16 and Gwen, 13.  Sarah works as a Test Coordinator at Elkhart Christian Academy where she enjoys torturing students with state and national assessments. In her spare time she enjoys watching cute cat videos with her cats.  She loves spending time with family and friends, tolerates jogging and hiking, and loves to laugh! 


  • LOWELL & KATIE KOSAK - 850 Lincolnway E, Mish, 46544

    GROUP FOR COLLEGE AGED | MONDAYS @ 6:30 PM

    The Kosak’s love hosting in their home and invite college aged/young adults to experience “Dinner and Discussion” on Monday evenings. The spring session will challenge members to move from a life of self-interest and self-fulfillment to living and thriving  as a community of Christ followers! Not only will you enjoy community and connection with others, but you’ll also get some “home-cooking” to go along with it. Kosak’s home is also residence to many area college students who call the “campus house” home. Lowell’s passion for this life-stage is evident by how he spends his 9-5 job ... leading and training others within Impact Campus Ministries, reaching area college students and beyond


  • JEFF & DEB GRITTON - 4825 Selkirk Drive, South Bend 46614

    GROUP FOR MEN & WOMEN | SUNDAYS @ 6:00 PM

    The Gritton group will work together on a study in the book of Jonah.  Through the study and discussion group members will discover that at the end of the day, God is less concerned with what we do for Him than who we are in HIm. Jeff and his wife, Deb, have been married for 40 years!!  Over half of those years have been devoted to opening their home to small groups.  They love to think of their home as a safe place for men and women to join in community whether their lives are thriving, spiraling out of control, hurting or just plain broken.  Jeff and Deb love coming alongside of fellow Living Stoners to offer encouragement, hope and love.


  • DENISE NEAL - LSC, COMMUNITY ROOM

    GROUP FOR WOMEN | TUESDAYS @ 6:30 PM

    Denise loves God, loves her family and loves getting to know and encourage women of all ages in walking the walk and talking the talk.  Denise leads women in learning how to hear God’s voice, move more in the Spirit, and have a personal relationship with Jesus on a daily basis.  This group will use videos from author, Priscilla  Shirer as a starting point for each weekly discussion.  Denise is a gardener who also loves to knit and read and has a passion for animals.  She’s a married lady, to Clive, with grown children and quite a few grandchildren that keep her busy.