Life Groups

four female students with arms around each other walking to class

Life groups provide opportunities for spiritual growth for upperclassmen. These groups are led by upperclassmen students, faculty, staff, or local church staff members to encourage, teach, and challenge students while providing a supportive community.  A variety of topics are covered and every small group will look a bit different, but will all focus on being a supportive community that is founded on prayer and the love of Jesus Christ.

To learn more about any of the small groups, contact Tamara Shelton.

Co-Ed Groups

Topic: Coffee and Conversations

Leaders: Ryan Schwartz and Riccardo Regis 
Time: 8 p.m. Tuesdays
Location: Local, Off-Campus

Topic: Good and Beautiful God

Leaders: Tyler Bradshaw and Hannah Glise
Description: Reading through James Bryan Smith’s book “The Good and Beautiful God” we will discover the true nature of God. Participating in soul training exercises as a group this study will transform your spiritual walk.
Time: 8 p.m. Wednesdays
Location: TBD

Topic: Spiritual Life Balance – Real Life Conversations

Leaders: Dan Courtney, Mischon Hart, Tom Tijerina, and K’Mia Clarett
Description: Spiritual life in the real world:  Peace and conflict resolution; social issues (wealth gap, poverty, cultural divisions); world travel observations; Old and New Testament wisdom application; cross-cultural connection; environmental issues and more.  The group will have input regarding topics and material.
Time: 7 p.m. Thursdays
Location: On Campus
Open to Faculty, Staff, Students, and Graduates

Topic: Connecting Biblical Truth to Life After AU

Leaders: Chris and Michelle Confer   
Description: TBD
Time: 7 p.m. Thursdays
Location: Local, Off-Campus

Topic: Starting Point

Leaders: Scott and Tammy Tilley
Description: Everything has a beginning. Every person, every idea, every journey starts somewhere. Whether it’s one small step in a new direction or a major event, from that point forward nothing is ever the same. It’s not always comfortable. It’s not always easy. But it’s a start. Join Scott and Tammy Tilley in their home near campus to re-evaluate, re-emphasize, or maybe start fresh on your faith journey. This will be a safe place to ask questions and have discussion as we grow together in our faith!
Time: 8 p.m. Thursdays
Location: Local, Off-Campus

Topic: In the Waiting 

Leader: Julie Gilpin
Description: We are In the Waiting for what God has planned. Dive deep into the Bible and discover how individuals were obedient in expectancy, just as we should be.
Time: 7 p.m. Mondays
Location: On Campus

Female Groups

Topic: Baby Steps

Leader: Maggie Platt
Description: This is a group for women who crack open the Bible and then have no idea what to do next. We will discuss and practice Bible study techniques, prayer, journaling, and other basics. Perhaps more importantly, we will get to know each other and build a supportive and encouraging community of self-proclaimed newbies.
Time: Thursdays at 8 p.m.
Location: Local, Off Campus

Male Groups

Topic: Rooted

Leader: Connar Stetzel
Description: A community committed to learning more about who we are in Christ by anchoring ourselves to the truths that He proclaims in us. We will accomplish this through thought-provoking discussions and, of course, SCRIPTURE!
Time: Tuesdays at 9 pm
Location: On Campus


Your AU Story Begins Now

My greatest fear and challenge as a transfer student was being able to make great friends and integrate smoothly into Anderson University. It is safe to say I have done that. I have a wide circle of friends that stand by me no matter what and God provided me with an endless amount of opportunities to plug in. I feel called to be a communicator and use my communication skills to speak God’s truth and life into people’s lives. I am leading a life group this year, doing Bible studies with friends, and engaging in campus ministries that allow me to thrive in the spiritual gifts God has bestowed onto me.

Tyler Bradshaw      CLASS OF 2019