life is better in groups

At YpsiFree we believe God created us for community—we are meant to live in relationship with Jesus and with each other. One of the best sources of meaningful community is to gather in small groups. In these groups, we open ourselves to becoming deeply-formed people who love God, love all people, and follow Jesus together.
New Groups start each September, January, and April



Fall 2021 Groups are now open!

Check out the group listings below
GriefShare is a program for those who have lost a loved one, helping us learn how to walk the journey of grief and be supported on the way. It is a place where grieving people find healing and hope.
Saturdays | 9-11am
Sept 18 – Dec 18
@ YpsiFree
facilitated by
Konstance Bell
Raymond Bell
Gail Fontana

College &

College and Careers is a group for young adults, students and professionals under 30. Invite a friend and find meaningful community and spiritual growth with us.
Thursdays | 6-8pm 
2 weeks on 2 weeks off
@ YpsiFree
facilitated by
Jacquelyn Sturgeon
Pete Sturgeon
Sisters in Christ
If you’re looking for a vibrant group of women following Jesus together, you’ve come to the right place. We meet throughout the year to share our joys and burdens with one another, to pray together, and study Scripture together. 
@ Ruth’s Home
facilitated by
Ruth Mathieu



This committed prayer group meets weekly for a time of Scripture reflection and prayer. We bring our weekly prayer lists and P.R.AY. together – pausing, rejoicing, asking, and yielding to God.
Wednesdays | 9-10am
@ YpsiFree & Zoom
facilitated by
Pastor Steve Glei
Fourth Sunday Women’s Group
This gathering of women meets the 4th Sunday of every month to practice the discipline of Lectio Divina together. After a fun activity to break the ice, we pray and meditate on Scripture, check in, then pray for each other.
Childcare will be available.
4th Sundays | 4-6pm
@ Cathy Glei’s home
facilitated by
Mollie Bruno
Cathy Glei
JOY group
This group is for senior adults who are looking for friendship and support from like-minded Jesus-followers. Join us as we journey together on the road of life. Together with other mature saints, we will love and support each other with our shared wisdom, words of hope and lived experience as we explore our journey from mourning to JOY.
2nd Fridays | 6:30-9pm
Sept – May
@ YpsiFree Conference Room
facilitated by
Konstance Bell
Raymond Bell
Tuesday Morning Men
We invite you to pull up a chair and pour a cup of coffee each Tuesday morning. This small circle of men is committed to sharing how it is with their souls, helping one another listen and respond to God’s movement in their lives.
Tuesdays | 7:00-8:30am
@ YpsiFree
facilitated by
Steve Glei

Love to Eat, Hate to Eat
Women will uncover destructive eating habits to break the vicious cycle of emotional eating. This 8-week group for women will meet Tuesdays 10:30-11:30, Sept 21-Nov 9. We will meet at the entrance of Shadford Field (by the tennis courts), find a place to sit, and talk about life and the material we have been reading.
Then we will get moving by walking the track in community and end our time with prayer. If weather is bad enough, we will be meeting at the church. Masks are encouraged, especially indoors.
Tuesdays | 10:30-11:30am
@ Shadford Field
facilitated by
Frances Heires

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

Together we’ll learn we can’t be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature. Scazzero shares stories and principles as he outlines his journey and the signs of emotionally unhealthy spirituality. Then he provides seven biblical, reality-tested steps to become emotionally mature.

The Emotionally Healthy Spirituality book is required reading for the group.
Wednesdays | 7-8:30pm
Sept 29 – Nov 17
@ Glei’s Home
facilitated by 
Steve & Cathy Glei

LifeChange Bible Study

The more you know of God’s purposes for you, the more you can experience His joy and participate in His plan. In this study of I, 2, and 3 John, we will seek to grow in Christlikeness through a life-changing encounter with God’s Word.
John wrote these letters to the churches he loved in order to keep them straight. With conviction, confidence, and clarity, John presents a compelling picture of Jesus―so we see clearly who God is and what love is.
Sundays | 7-8:30pm
@ YpsiFree Lobby
facilitated by
Tim Heires
Geoff Tittyung
Life Together in Christ
If you desire to experience transformational community, this group is for you. We’ll read and discuss Life Together in Christ by Ruth Haley Barton. This book offers a model designed to take us into a deeper life with Christ in the company of others.
Space is limited. Reading the book will be required. Childcare will be provided. 
Mondays | 6-8pm
Sept 20 – Nov 22
@ Eccles’s Home
facilitated by 
Melanie & Kevin Eccles
The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry
Join us as we explore the practices in John Mark Comer’s The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry. “Within the pages of this book, you’ll find a fascinating roadmap to staying emotionally healthy and spiritually alive in the chaos of the modern world.”
As part of our group rhythm, we will share a meal together each week. 
Thursdays | 6:30-8:30pm
Sept 23 – Nov 18
@ Thompson’s Home
facilitated by 
Leslie & Donny Thompson


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