Life Groups

We consider Life Groups to be essential at City Life Philly. Spiritual growth happens in the context of relationship.

The early churches, started out of the life and ministry of Jesus, followed the pattern of meeting in both large and small groups (Acts 2:46). At City Life, we meet together weekly on Sundays as a large group to encounter God through worship and teaching. In following Jesus’ example we also encourage involvement in a Life Group, to help build fellowship and accountability that happens best within the context of a small group.

So What Is A Life Group?

It’s a weekly meeting of about 8-15 people who gather to build friendships, laugh together, encourage one another, and grow in their spiritual walk and faith. It’s Our church’s dream to be a relational family. When we share our joys, they double. But when we share our burdens, they’re cut in half.

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Prayer Through Mindful Movement

Kiera Bohan
Sundays 11:30am – 12:30pm South Philly
In this group we will encounter God through yoga inspired movement. We will dive into a new theme each week including Guidance, Strength and Gratitude, inviting God into our hearts as we move, stretch and pray.


Potluck Brunch

Lisa Russell
Monthly Sundays 1pm West Philly
Sunday family meal with crafts and games for the kids. Food and fun for all. *Kid-Friendly 


Funny & Amen

Kevin Hackenberg & Meg Williams
Sundays 6pm – 8pm  Kensington
By the end of the semester our life group of novice producers will produce and distribute a comedy short film that will further the mission of – creating films that break down walls with laughter to provide opportunities for conversations about faith, spirituality, and Jesus. *Kid-Friendly



Women’s Knit Night

Janna Flower
Bi-Weekly Mondays, 7pm – 8:30pm  Brewerytown
Bring along a skein of yarn and join us as knit or crochet and enjoy life giving conversation.



Men’s Entrepreneur’s Group

Brad Leach
Tuesdays 6:30am  South Philly
We will be gathering as leaders who have started a business, organization or have the dream to start something soon. We will be reading The E Myth, as well as providing leadership support and coaching to one another.


Women’s Group

Teresa Pisani
Tuesdays 10am – 12pm  South Philly
Listening to God. Sharing and discussing how to discern God’s will for our lives, over coffee and muffins.


Freedom Group

Riley Ross & Teri Ravenell
Tuesdays 7pm – 9pm Hawthorne/Queen Village
Workbook and video series created to help find healing from the past, build a passionate relationship with Jesus, and discover purpose and fulfillment.



Men’s Group

Chip Gallup
Wednesdays 6:30am  South Philly
Studying and exploring the book of Romans.



Women’s Freedom Group

Leah Leach & Angel Massey
Wednesdays 7pm  South Philly
Workbook and video series created to help find healing from the past, build a passionate relationship with Jesus, and discover purpose and fulfillment.


Young Professionals

Nick Bertucci & Thomas Hlohinec
Wednesdays 7pm – 9pm  Northern Liberties

Bible Study and video series on Galatians.



Mom’s Group

Amanda Gallup
Thursdays 2pm – 3pm Online
Gathering online in the convenience of our own homes to celebrate the miracle of motherhood. We will be reading Hands Free Mama, by Rachel Macy Stafford. But what if my child is awake and distracting at 2pm? Even better!


Women’s Chat & Chaya

Sharon & Liz Daniel
Thursdays 6pm – 8pm Fairmount
Join us as we gather with women of all ages to discuss topics of spirituality, encounters, and struggles that women face. Conversation is always better over a hot cup of chaya.


New Believer’s Group

Lee’Ann Allen-Pitre
Thursdays 7pm  South Philly
Video and discussion around core Christian beliefs and spiritual habits.



Writers Group

Katie Lerro
Thursdays 7pm  South Philly
If you are a writer (or want to begin writing), join us for community, encouragement and constructive feedback. Our group will focus on uplifting, faith-based writing.



Freedom Group

Eddie & Jen Galindo
Bi-Weekly Fridays 7pm  Roxborough
Workbook and video series created to help find healing from the past, build a passionate relationship with Jesus, and discover purpose and fulfillment. *Kid-Friendly



Men’s Group

Fernando Del Lior & Corey Newkirk
Saturdays 9am  South Philly
ACT like Men – 40 days to Biblical Manhood, by James McDonald.


Prayer & Intercession

Michael Iannuzzi
Saturdays 9:30am  South Philly
Practicing the spiritual habit of prayer and intercession together.


Running Group

Cedric Ulad
Saturdays 8am  Various Locations
A running group. All levels welcome!



Have a question about Life Groups?

Contact our Connections Pastor, Janna Flower at

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