Church is not about buildings and services; at the core, the Church is the people. And at Living Word we want to make sure that you have the opportunity to connect with people on the same journey. Small Groups are groups of 8-15 people that meet in homes or at LWC, on various days and times, throughout the Philadelphia area. They serve three purposes: To build friendships, grow in faith together and serve together.

You will meet a few new faces and have discussions that will help you look further into what it means to be a follower of Jesus.

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We’d like to get to know you better! Select the group, or groups you’d like more info on and a leader will contact you in 48 hours! Scroll down to read the descriptions and meeting. 

Frequently asked questions

Is Childcare Provided?

Not all Groups offer childcare, but there are options available. Some Group members share the responsibility of watching the kids, split the cost for a sitter, or make other arrangements. Let us know if you would like to join a Group with a childcare option.

How often do Groups meet?

Groups meet on different days and times throughout the week. Some meet every week, some meet every other week, and some meet once a month.

Where do Groups meet?

Groups meet in homes, at the church, a park or coffee shops. Some Groups meet to ride bikes or go for a hike. We can help you find a Group near you.

What will my Group do?

It depends on the kind of Group you choose. Some Groups serve on the same team at church. Other Groups study the Bible together. And some get together to enjoy a shared interests.

Northern Liberties

Leaders: Efrain & Eva Posada


West Philadelphia

Leaders: Andrew & Kathy Wheeler


Drexel Hill 

Leaders: Scott & Gretchen Schwartzman


Northeast Philadelphia

Leaders: Jose & Lynn Ruiz


Northwest Philly Suburbs

Leaders: Erik & Alayna Johnson


Women’s Mentoring

Leader: Seema Freer


Young Adult Fellowship

Leaders: Karl & Maria Dreher

This is a small group focused on building community centered around faith for young adults. We share a meal, discuss the Word and common issues for young adults as well as generally have a good time. Open to people ages 18 to 30 (something).

Men of the Word

Leaders: Scott Schwartzman & Andrew Wheeler

This group is going to focus on hanging out, studying God’s word, and talking about real life together.  


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9:00 am Adult Sunday School | 10:30 am Main Service

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