We believe life change happens best in circles, and our hope is that everyone who calls Central home would be in a Community Group. Community Groups are made up of 8-12 individuals (or 4-6 couples) and meet according to the area of town and night of week.

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Groups Menu Spring '19


Why in the World?

Sunday evenings at 6:30pm

March 3, 10, 17, and 24th

Where: Central Lutheran Church Library

Group Leaders: Tom & Jan Drehmel

Why did Jesus come into the world? Why did Jesus come as one of us, and live as one of us, with us? … Why did he hang around for so long? Was it just to die for our sins? (How long would that take?) Jesus didn’t die for a set of rules; there’s more to the story than that. With this bible study “Why In The World,” by Andy Stanley, we’ll dig into that question further and see what we come up with!

Meet & Eat!

Sunday evenings, 6-7pm

Where: Culver’s in Hallie

Group Leaders: Caleb & Astri Graceheart

Join us for butterburgers, custard and conversation! Bring your family, friends & neighbors! This is a casual, friendly group focused on relaxing together, building friendships and enjoying some cheese curds. 

Let’s Do Lunch

Sunday afternoons, 11:15am

Where: Meet in Fellowship Hall before going to a local restaurant of the group’s choice

Group Leader: Sue Houkom

Come together for some fellowship time right after church! A convenient opportunity (especially for those with full schedules during the week) to connect and enjoy some great company on a Sunday afternoon. 


Baby & Me

Mondays @ 9-10:30am

Where: Waumba Land at Central Lutheran

Group Leader: Astri Graceheart

Babies and their grown-ups are invited to a playtime at Central! Come to read and play together, sing songs, blow bubbles and socialize! Start your week off right by relaxing and connecting with some other parents of babies and toddlers! Treats for grownups always served :) 



Heart & Soul

Tuesdays @ 2pm-3:30pm

Where: Central Lutheran Church Library

Group Leaders: Amber Linhart

This group is for women seeking to heal from loss or difficult circumstances. This is a care group where we come together to listen and support each other in pursuit of emotional and spiritual recovery. Caring community is where healing and abundant life begin again!

Faith & Family

Every other Tuesday @ 6pm

Where: Central Lutheran Church Waumba Land (Haven)

Group Leaders: Christine & Ben Schrantz, and

  Christine & Owen Johnson

This is an opportunity for parents with young children to connect and socialize, to share the joys and challenges of raising young kids and building a faith foundation for your family! Kids welcome! 


Precepts Bible Study

Wednesdays @ 9-11am, January 16- May 1, 2019

Where: Skoien Chapel, Central Lutheran

Group Leader: Vicki Jones

Precept Upon Precept Inductive Studies is an in-depth way to study your Bible and build lifelong study skills. We will study Isaiah, the crown jewel of Old Testament prophets. Twenty-two prophecies from Isaiah are mentioned in the New Testament and were often found on the lips of Jesus. In this study, we meet the Holy One of Israel and find the destiny of nations, the future of all mankind ... including ours. 

Contact Vicki Jones at office@central-lutheran.org or call the church office 715-723-9336 (9am-3pm). Spaces limited. Workbook $30.00.

Parent Lounge

Wednesdays @ 7:30-8:30pm

Where: The Cafe (behind Skoien Chapel)

Group Leader: Cindy Solberg

Hey there, parents of TRANSIT and InsideOut students! Here is the perfect opportunity to fit some ‘me time’ into your busy schedule! Head over to Parent Lounge, a cozy corner with seating set aside for parents. Get to know some other parents and chat about raising teenagers. Hot cocoa and tea are provided!  


Everybody, Always

Wednesdays @ 7:30-8:30pm

Where: Central Lutheran Church - P. Aaron’s Office

Group Leader: Pastor Aaron Sturgis

Become love in a world full of setbacks and difficult people! From finding the right friends to discovering the upside of failure, “Everybody, Always” points the way to embodying love by doing the unexpected. Whether losing his shoes while skydiving solo or befriending a Ugandan witch doctor, Bob steps into life with a no-limits embrace of others that is as infectious as it is extraordinarily ordinary. “Everybody, Always” reveals how we can do the same.


Couples’ Night

1st Thursdays at 6-8pm

Group Leader: Nicole Turner

Who: Couples

Where: Bye the Willow

What: This fun small group is an opportunity to relax and socialize. Try the excellent wine & beer selection or share an appetizer, and enjoy getting to know some other couples! 

Mission Possible

Thursdays from 6:30-9pm

Group Leader: Jan Drehmel

Who: Anyone

Where: Pat J’s crafting shed

What: Mission Possible is about serving and encouragement through crafting and community. We create decorations for veterans’ homes, cancer patient bags, quilts for nursing homes and hospitals, and more! We have room for 6 more people to join us! The more the merrier, and the more we can serve!

Guys’ Game Night

Every other Thursday @ 7:30pm

Starting January 31

Group Leaders: Caleb Graceheart

Where: Chippewa Rivers Distillery

Meet some other dudes from church and Chippewa by hanging out and playing some games (but don’t expect Monopoly or Scrabble). No previous board game experience necessary! Enjoy friendly competition, beverages, and deep conversation!



Walking (and Talking) Together

Fridays at 9am-9:45

Group Leader: Sue Houkom

Where: Meet at the Visitor's Center in Irvine Park

Come join us as we walk in Irvine Park. Perfect for those who want some walking exercise and who would like some company doing it. See you out there!


Men on a Mission

1st Saturday of the month @ 8am

Where: Chippewa Family Restaurant

Group Leader: Tom Drehmel

This is a growing group working on the needs, wants, desires and vision for our future as active Christian men from Central Lutheran Church. Be a part of this group… grow as disciples! 

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Friends to Vets

Group Leader: Kay Leis

Interested in serving those who have served our country? Enjoy playing a hand of poker or some one-on-one conversation? Sign up for information about how you can build long term connections to enrich the lives of our local veterans.


Group Leaders: Joyce Lillevold & Sue Houkom

What: Join Central Lutheran Church Women for various social events and service opportunities! Contact Joyce Lillevold at 321lillypad@charter.net for details.