Connect Groups

Our desire at Lift Church is that everyone would find meaningful, life-giving relationships within our community of faith. We are called to do life together. Below is a list of our current connect groups. Feel free to browse and find the perfect group for you and your family.

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This is the place to get connected. If you haven't already registered for a group you may do so here. We will use the information you provide to get you connected to a group that best fits you and your family. Or Connect with the Group leader below

The GaTHERING PLACE                       

SANTIAGO & CAROL GALLEGOS

WHERE:  19529 Petrino St. Venice Fl

WHEN:    Jan 29 - Apr 9                                                                                                         Every other Sunday                                                                                               4-6 Pm                           

 WHAT: This group will discuss living the Fathers promise based on His word. 

 PHONE: 941.223.3168

His Kingdom Seekers

Charlie & Sandy Sampson

WHERE:  1012 Bayview Dr. Nokomis Fl

WHEN:   Monday's                                                                                                                6:30 - 9 Pm  

WHAT:   For couples seeking Jesus and Christian Fellowship. We use varied Bible Studies through book and or video. Once a month we have a potluck. LIMIT 8 COUPLES EMAIL: 

EMAIL:  sandysampson1@verizon.net 


Paul's letters to the church

Bob & Jill Weidman                                     Dennis & Sheryl Steen

WHERE: 20229 Pezzana Dr. Venice Fl

WHEN:  Feb 2 - Apr 27                                                                                                       Thursdays                                                                                                               6:30 Pm                                                                                         WHAT:   Explore what it means to follow Christ and grow in our faith.        

PHONE: 209.534.9127

On Target for Men

Paul O'Brien & Jon Smith

WHERE: 19529 Petrino St. Venice Fl

WHEN:   3rd Saturday of the month                                                                                    8:30 Am                                                                                               WHAT:   A 30 Minute Devotional followed by shooting.                        

PHONE: 941.915.1385


Morning Bible Study

Aurele & Laurie Lessard

WHERE: Lift Church - Activities Room, Venice Fl

WHEN: Jan 18 - Apr 19                                                                                                   Wednesdays                                                                                                          10Am - 12Pm                                                                                       WHAT: We study a different scripture each week, so each lesson is independent.                                                                                               

EMAIL: laurie@lessardemail.ca

Driven By Eternity By John Bevere

Theresa Patterson & Larry Seth

WHERE: 332 Otter Creek Dr.  Venice Fl

WHEN:  Jan 20 - Mar 10                                                                                                       Fridays                                                                                                                   6:30 Pm                                                                                         WHAT:   In this 8 week study, best-selling author John Bevere uses an eye-opening allegory and extensive Scripture to unveil how our daily choices shape our eternal existence. Life beyond the final breath is much more than a destination. Don't wait until it's too late. Discover your God-givin destiny and make your life count both today and forever.                                  


Let's Embrace Memories 

Ginny Sorrentino

WHERE: Lift Church - Steve Bradshaw's Office 

WHEN:  1st Wednesday of the month                                                                                                   6:15Pm                                                                                 WHAT:   Grief sharing group                                                                             

EMAIL:    gin-gin@sbcglobal.net

Sunday Morning Bible Study 

Gary Leslie

WHERE: Lift Church - Activities Room 

WHEN:  Sundays                                                                                                                 8 - 9Am                                                                                                WHAT:  Studying the books of Judges & Ruth through the series "Conquest and Chaos" by Robert Shirock, Pastor of Oak Pointe Church. Pastor Shirock makes the Bible understandable even for those who are new to the Bible.   

EMAIL: gnlchosenbyhim2@aol.com


When God's Spirit Moves 

Tom & Chet Touhey

WHERE: 3016 Community Center Dr. Venice Fl

WHEN:  Mar 2 - Apr 6                                                                                                         Thursdays                                                                                                               7 Pm                                                                                               WHAT:  Explore what it means to follow Christ and grow in our faith.    

PHONE: 941.483.4235

Face/Time (Lift Women)

Marybeth Bradshaw

WHERE: Lift Church Activities Room

WHEN:  First Friday of the month                                                                                       Feb - May                                                                                                               7-9Pm                                                                                              WHAT:  Connect with the women of Lift Church for Face/Time. Join for fun, a short Devotional, and face-top-face table talk.

*CHILDCARE AVAILABLE  


Legacy - A Young Father's Future

Men's Bible Study

Steve Bradshaw & Nate Cowan

Jim Foubister

WHERE: TBD

WHEN:  TBD                                                                                                

WHAT:   This 6 week group forms around the study of building up the man to be better father by looking at 6 important commitments that will build a future legacy

 

WHERE: Lift Church

WHEN:  Feb7 - Mar 7                                                                                                      Tuesdays                                                                                                                6:30 Pm                                                                                               WHAT:   Explore what it means to follow Christ and grow in our faith.      

PHONE: 941.223.1771


Soul Healing 

The Heart of Worship

Pam O'Brien

Josh & Beth Dykes                                                 Joan Dykes

WHERE: 1475 Brenner Park Dr. Venice Fl

WHEN:  Jan 23 - Mar 28                                                                                                     Tuesdays                                                                                                   WHAT:  Find true healing and freedom through this 10 week study. 

 

*$18 cost for book & workbook 

 

WHERE: 535 Sheridan Dr. Venice FL

WHEN:  Jan 31 - Mar 28                                                                                                      Tuesdays                                                                                                                7 - 9PM                                                                                          

WHAT:  This 10 week group will focus on worship. Examining origins, including looking at the songwriter's viewpoint, this information will lead into discussions how each of us as individuals as well as how worship as a lifestyle connects to the passion of Christ                                              

PHONE: 407.399.6707

*KID FRIENDLY 

 


F.L.O.C.K (Feeding & Lifting our city's kids)

Men's Group

ELba Plyman

George Kona

WHERE: Lift Church

WHEN:  every other Monday                                                                                                                                                                                                                 WHAT:  Serve families from Garden Elementary who come to our food pantry 

EMAIL: elbapt@yahoo.com

WHERE: Lift Church

WHEN:  Wednesdays                                                                                                           7 - 8Am                                                                                                  WHAT:  A time for men to gather and pray for our church, our people, and one another.      

BACKPACK OUTREACH 

Weekly we fill a backpack with food for kids to take home to their famillies that need a little extra help.We hold a cooking class to teach kids how to prepare the food they are taking home.

EMAIL: konafg@aol.com


Nursing Home Ministry Group

Forever Friends Outreach

Denise Rizzo

Denise Rizzo

WHERE: Bay Breeze Health & Rehabilitation Center                                                        1026 Albee Farm Rd. Venice Fl

WHEN:  3rd Friday of the month                                                                                         10 - 10:45Am                                                                                          WHAT:  Praise and Worship music with a short encouraging message

PHONE: 941.480.9390

WHERE: Bee Ridge Park community center. Sarasota Fl

WHEN:  3rd Saturday of the month                                                                                   1 - 3Pm                                                                                              WHAT:  Join us as we spend as afternoon of fun with those who have disabilities and special needs. These events allow those attending to make new friends, be encouraged, and feel a renewed self-esteem.

PHONE: 941.480.9390


LIFT SOFTBALL

Propel Women

Rebekah Link

Mary Beth Bradshaw

WHEN:  End of Febuary                                                                                                       10 - 10:45Am                                                                                           WHAT: Church league softball                                                                      

PHONE: 941.485.1145

WHERE: Lift Church - Lower Elementary Room

WHEN:  Wednesdays                                                                                                            7 - 8:15Pm                                                                                           WHAT:    Find your passion, purpose and potential in this 6 week Bible study. 

* $15 for workbook  

* Childcare available


Prayer Opportunities

Saturday Prayer 

Ladies Prayer Group

Paul O'Brien

Barb Harmon & Ginny Bryce

WHERE: Lift Church -Activities Room                                                          

WHEN:  Tuesdays                                                                                                                 10 Am                                                                                                

WHAT: Intercessory Prayer for our church, community and each other by the leading of the Holy Spirit. 

PHONE: 941.493.2152

Pre-Service Prayer Group

Larry Seth

WHERE: Lift Church - Steve Bradshaw's Office 

WHEN:  Sundays                                                                                                                 8Am                                                                                             

WHERE: Lift Church

WHEN:  Saturdays                                                                                                               6Pm                                                                                                   WHAT:  Come and pray for your personal needs, for our church, and community