Cross Pointe Life Groups

Life Groups are the heart of Cross Pointe’s small group ministry. They are about connecting like-minded people who want to grow in God and enjoy one another.


Life Groups are based on people’s personalities and interests, so everyone is free to choose one that works best for them. They meet regularly in homes, coffee shops, parks, lakes and just about anywhere and anytime they choose.

How to Join a Life Group:

1. Browse through groups below (click on one to get more details), and find one or more groups you’d like to join!

2. Click the “Sign Up Now” button at the bottom of this page.

3. Log into Church Community Builder using your account, or click “Sign Up” if you don’t yet have one.

4. Once logged in, type the group’s name in the search box and select it from the dropdown menu that appears.

5. Click the “Request to Join” button at the top right of the group page!

2017-2018 Life Groups

Study Groups

Ladies’ Wed. Morning Bible Study

Leaders:  JoElla Gerlt (479-409-9585) & Verna Ikehara (479-387-2784)

Meets: Every Wednesday morning from 9:00 to 11:00 at the church Foundry

Description: This group of ladies enjoys snacks together and plenty of time for relationship building before their study of The Armor of God.  Pricilla Shirers’ teaching by video is encouraging and uplifting as well as the discussion and prayer time afterwards.  Childcare provided.

Ladies' Wed. Night Study (Siloam)

Leaders: Rosanne Petton (479-238-3145)

Meets:  Every other Wednesday night at a home in Siloam Springs; 5:30-7:30pm

Description:  Are you looking for wisdom to light your path?  Want to make new friends?  Join this group of ladies in Siloam Springs for a study of “31 Proverbs to Light Your Path” by Liz Curtis Higgs.  The evening includes dinner, a great discussion, and prayer.

Ladies’ Wed. Night Study (S'dale)

Leader: Krista Lynch (479-419-5963)

Meets: Every other Wednesday night at a home in Har-Ber Meadows; 6:00-8:00 pm; childcare is provided at the church for kids of all ages.

Description:  Gather with other women who are married, single, divorced, and from all walks of life and all ages for a great time in the Word!  This group will also bond over snacks, prayer, and relationship building.  The year will start with a study of the book “Fervent” and the ladies will decide. together, what to study after that.

Christian Businessmen’s Lunch

Leader: Larry Petton (479-200-1027)

Meets: The 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month at Western Sizzlin’ in Springdale; noon to 1:00pm

Description: Pastor Larry Petton meets with men for lunch every other Monday at the Western Sizzlin’ Steakhouse in Springdale from noon to 1:00 pm. Come when you can and leave when you have to! The men have a great time of food from the huge buffet and share in great fellowship together. This year, Larry and several men in the group will be sharing from the Word. There will also be guest teachers as well. Guys, don’t miss this special time for men!

Walking With God

Leaders: Larry Petton, Shane and Susan Werling

Meets: Every other Wed. night, 6:00-8:00, at the church

Description:  Through a DVD study and a great time of discussion, discover that it’s only when we are totally dependent on God that we find Him closer than ever and can experience His amazing grace and provision.  This group starts with dinner together and lots of time for relationship building.  Childcare is provided for kids of all ages.

Men's Friday Morning Bible Study

Leaders: Dave Vining (479-263-3283)

Meets:  Every Friday morning; 6:30 am; Church Conference Room

Description: Imagine if you discovered a treasure chest in which were hidden ancient mysteries, revelations from heaven, secrets of the ages, and the answers to man’s most enduring, age-old questions.  Spend time on a daily devotion giving hidden keys that can transform your life to joy, success, and blessing…This group for men of all ages will read the same daily devotion and discuss The Book of Mysteries, by Jonathan Cahn, over early morning coffee and donuts.

Run Your Business By the Book

Leader: Bambi Crozier (479-935-0121), Sarah Stevens (479-790-8427) & Allen Dietzschold (479-365-0660)

Meets:  Every other Wednesday night at the church

Description: After a time for dinner and relationship building, this group for men and women of all ages, married and single, discusses a chapter each week from “How to Run Your Business by THE BOOK,” by famed leadership guru Dave Anderson. Examine Biblical lessons to help transform the people, culture, and results of your business. Not only will you master timeless business principles based on the world’s bestselling book, you’ll build a foundation for your business that leads to long-term success.  Childcare provided.

Drill Team II

Leaders:  Bud and Sue Wood (479-871-0230)

Meets:  Every other Wednesday night at a variety of homes; 6:00-8:00 pm (childcare is provided for kids of all ages at the church)

Description:  The Drill Team group (for adults of all ages) enjoys a great time of relationship building and “catching up” over dinner each week.  They then have a study (to be determined by the group) that involves “digging deep” and a lively discussion.  This group also enjoys time together outside of regular meetings where relationships are further deepened.

Pastor's Dinner Club (FULL)

Leader: Larry and Rosanne Petton (479-238-3145)

Meets:  Every other Wednesday night at the Petton home in Elm Springs; 6:00-8:00pm

Description: The group is spending the fall semester watching the video series on Heaven by Randy Alcorn, and will have a great discussion afterwards. The evening will begin with dinner together and will include lots of time to build strong relationships and pray for one another. The group will decide, together, what to study for the spring semester.

Newly Married Couples

Leaders:  Garris (479-549-8345) and Serena (479-228-0145) Hudson

Meets:  The 2nd & 4th Tuesday nights of each month, 7:30-9:30 pm, at the Hudson’s home in Siloam Springs

Description:  Connect with other young couples who are learning to navigate married life together. This group will develop relationships while watching and discussing teaching videos on marriage and other types of studies.  There will also be fun group dates and other activities outside of the regular get-togethers.

Young Couples with Children

Leaders: Ansen and Dri Bayer (479-238-4232)

Meets: 2nd and 4th Tuesday night of each month from 6:30-8:30pm at a home in Tontitown (childcare provided at the church)

Description: This group provides a small group fellowship experience for young couples with young children as well as elementary children. They meet at a home in Tontitown, eat dinner together, and have a time of study and discussion. Childcare is provided at the church.

Blended and Blessed

Leaders:  Shannon (479-422-0550) & Kristy (479-530-4517) Helms, and Kevin (479-409-4563) & Heather (479-249-5201) Bryant

Meets: Every other Wednesday night in the church foyer.

Description:  Are you blessed to be a part of a family that God has uniquely brought together from two families to one?  You know the joys and struggles of combining households, family rituals and traditions, different parenting styles, finances, and becoming step-parents.  This is the group for you!  The evening begins with a great time of dinner and relationship building, includes watching a video designed specifically to meet your questions, needs, and challenges, and ends with a time for discussion.  Childcare provided.

Financial Peace University

Leaders:  Eric and Carol Godfrey (479-790-1164)

Meets: Every Wed. night in the fall at the church in the Office Conference Room; 6:00-8:00pm (childcare provided for kids of all ages at the church)

Description: This group is for couples and singles of all ages. We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!  Enjoy dinner together at 6:00 before the lesson begins at 6:30.  Cost for materials: About $93 per couple or single.

Interest Groups

Ladies’ Book Club

Leader:  Bonnie Sisemore (479-361-2281)

Meets: 4th Thursday evening of each month in Tontitown

Description: Experience the joy of reading with others who enjoy both Christian and secular novels and biographies. Book Club meets for a fun dinner and a lively discussion of the book of the month.

Games Group

Leaders:  Larry and Rosanne Petton (479-238-3145)

Meets:  One Friday night a month at the Warehouse

Description:  Do you enjoy playing table games?  Eating and visiting with friends?  Join this group of game enthusiasts that meets once a month for a very exciting evening together. Let the games begin!

Divorce Care

Leader:  Phyllis Berg (479-301-9814), Rhoda Reddell (479-466-9351), and Bruce Printz (479-200-8818)

Meets: Every other Wednesday Night at the Church

Description: Are you feeling confused, isolated, and alone?  Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced.  You don’t have to go through it aloneThe Divorce Care Group helps you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each session includes an interesting video and lots of time for participant participation, dinner together, and great relationship building.

Ballroom Dancing

Leaders: Jerry Kendrick (479-799-9392) & Sheila Sullivan (479-841-6109)

Meets: Twice a month on Friday nights; at the church; 6:30pm

Description: Build relationships while learning a new skill and getting exercise. The evening includes 60 minutes of instruction and practice dancing. Snacks are served. The dances to be taught include Rumba, Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, Cha Cha, Salsa, line dancing, and others. It’s open to singles and couples, is free, and new members are welcome any time.

Empty Nester’s Fun Group

Leaders: Larry and Rosanne Petton (479-238-3145)

Meets: 3rd Saturday evening of each month

Description: Have fun and build relationships with other empty nesters through a variety of fun activities. Includes game nights, dinners at restaurants, plays, thematic parties, and spontaneous activities.


Leaders: Bryant Pelkey (479-7570554) and Shane Werling (479-518-0788)

Meets: 2 Saturday afternoons a month, at about 5:30, in different locations around NWA

Description: Are you an avid runner who would enjoy running with others? Or, do you want to start running and need a little encouragement? This group is for you! We welcome people of all different levels, from walkers to marathoners. Adults of all ages and teenagers will have the chance to develop relationships while sharing this fun hobby. A 5K might even be in your future!

Healthy Cooking (FULL)

Leader: Rosanne Petton

Meets: One Thursday night each month, at a home in Elm Springs

Description: Learn how to plan and cook meals that will nourish your family with fresh, simple ingredients including meat, vegetables, and fruit. Get creative with taking not-so-healthy recipes and making them healthier.  This group is very hands-on as the participants cook and enjoy dinner together while building relationships.

Moms at Home

Leaders: Brandi Parker (479-220-9740) & Jamie Hunter (479-283-7658)

Meets: Every other Tuesday morning from 9:00-10:30am at The Fun Zone

Description: Are you at stay-at-home mom who would love to have time with other moms?  This group meets every other Tuesday morning from 9:00 to 10:30 am in The Fun Zone at church.  The kids play while moms share a study, breakfast, and a time of relationship building.

The Gathering

Leaders: Chuck and Judy Wheaton (903-647-6647)

Meets: The 1st Wednesday night of each month in the clubhouse of the Tuscany subdivision, near Tontitown.

Description: This group of empty nesters gets together once a month for a potluck dinner and a time of relationship building and prayer. Come be part of a group that enjoys good food, lots of laughter, and authentic relationships.

College Age/Unmarried Young Adults Groups

Siloam Springs Life Group

Leader: Dri Bayer (479-238-4232)

Meets: At the home of Dri & Ansen Bayer in Siloam; Night of the week TBA

Description: This group is open to all college students and college age young adults and includes studies based on the student’s interest. Snacks are provided.

Springdale Life Group

Leaders: Bill and Traci Wills (479-879-7279)

Meets: At the Wills home in Elm Springs; Every Tuesday at 7:00pm

Description: This group is open to all college students, college age young adults, and those who are not married and in their 20’s and 30’s.  It’s a fun evening with a great discussion of the current study, supper, and lots of time for relationship building.

Ministry Groups

Monday Night Prayer Group

Leaders:  Gary Jordan (479-220-0585)

Meets: Every Monday night, 7:00-8:00 at the church

Description: Be a part of the real power behind what God is doing at Cross Pointe and around the world. This group is open to both men and women and spends one hour each week in prayer and spiritual warfare for our families, church, nation, and world.

Women’s Leadership Team

Leader: Rosanne Petton (479-238-3145)

Meets: Occasionally

Description: Join other women who want to be involved in planning special events for the ladies of Cross Pointe. This group meets periodically to plan an annual retreat, a Christmas event, and other fun relationship-building activities for the ladies.

George Elementary Team

Leader:  Jerry Kendrick (479-879-1528)

Meets: Occasionally

Description: This group oversees our partnership with George Elementary School in Springdale. Meeting several times each year, they help with planning and communication between the school and our church so we can minister effectively to the teachers and students.

Nursing Home

Leader: James Childress (479-283-4498)

Meets: One Sunday Morning per month at Maples Nursing Home (Har-Ber Meadows)

Description: Join a team of people who minister to these senior adults by being a part of a worship service planned especially for them. Build relationships and brighten their day by helping with the teaching, music, or just being a friend.

Church Security Team

Leader:  Rosanne Petton (479-238-3145)

Meets: Occasional meetings and Sunday morning and Wednesday night rotations

Description: Helping to provide the safest possible environment for our church family, this team establishes policies and procedures for security and is available on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights on a rotating basis to patrol the church campus.

Medical Emergency Team

Leader:  Rosanne Petton (479-238-3145)

Description:  If you have training and experience as a doctor, nurse, or EMT you can be of assistance to those in our church in the case of a medical emergency on Sunday mornings.   This group doesn’t have regular meetings but members are called upon as needed.

Helping Hands

Leaders: Dave Creek (479-841-9415) and Kevin Gerlt (479-790-2533)

Meets: As needed

Description: Do you like to help others in a time of need? Do you enjoy assisting in crisis situations? This is the group for you! No particular skills are needed as this group will be “on call” when those in the church family and community are in need of small construction projects, help with yard work, and other tasks. Join this group and you’ll be called on when needed to work with others who have a similar passion as yourself.

Sewing Group

Leaders: Angela Hughes (479-366-6850)

Meets: One Saturday morning a month

Description: Make a difference in the lives of parents in grief and build relationships with other ladies in our church one Sat. morning a month.  This group spends the morning turning donated wedding dresses into free beautiful burial gowns for infants who pass away during their hospital stay.  Can’t sew?  That’s OK.  You can tear seams, trace patterns, and cut.

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