bilton
evangelical
   Church

27 Main Street, Bilton, Rugby, CV22 7NQ

Registered in England: 07296315. Registered Charity Number: 1137617. Copyright Bilton Evangelical Church 2019. All rights reserved.

life groups

EXPERIENCING LIFE TOGETHER

DOING LIFE WITH EACH OTHER

BRINGING LIFE TO COMMUNITIES

 

Life Groups are at the heart of discipleship at BEC.

If you want to be part of the BEC family, and connect more fully with God and others, join a Life Group!

We are a group of young adults meeting weekly to pray, worship, study and socialise. We have half-termly socials featuring various activities.

18-30's LIFE GROUP

Ryan Baxter and Tim Ray
Weekly on Wednesday
Evening
Bilton/Overslade area of Rugby

We are a group of people in our 30's-60's. We meet for Bible study, prayer and meals. Our missional focus is the Bilton neighbourhood.

AUTHERSON LIFE GROUP

Alison Autherson & Hannah Berridge
Weekly on Wednesday
Evening
Bilton area of Rugby

Making church more accessible for people on the fringes of church, including those who are deaf.

BEC INTEGRATED LIFE GROUP

Dorothy Couling & Helen Cottingham
Weekly on Thursday
Evening
The BEC Centre, Bilton

We are a group of adults aged between 30-70+. We have a specific focus working in the Admirals community using Messy Church and other activities to meet people. We study the Bible, pray and worship together and are part of a cluster with 2 other Life Group's that we regularly meet with.

CLARKE LIFE GROUP

Dave & Lynne Clarke
Wednesdays
7.30pm
Bilton area of Rugby

We have a lovely diverse group of people in our Life Group of around 15 people. We focus on living and sharing life together with whatever God has in plan for us. We have a wide range of backgrounds in terms of church and where we are at with our relationship with God, but we have similar interests in terms of enjoying the outdoors, either through gentle hikes, riding bikes or serious sports alike! We also have been known to play a board game or two and enjoy sharing food together. We are still listening to God about the specific missional focus of our group but for now we have our 'front-lines' as our focus. We look at how we get to show and share our love for Jesus and his people to those we encounter on our front-lines. This is both in terms of helping each other be prepared, encouraging one another and praying together about specific situations and people Jesus has placed in our lives, be it the people we meet at the school gates, at work, at our various other clubs or groups, or neighbours.

COPELAND LIFE GROUP

Hannah Copeland & Cheryl Gibson
Wednesdays
8.00pm
Bilton area of Rugby

Our group is aimed at families who find it difficult to meet during the week and especially evenings due to having young children and work commitments. We want to explore the Christian life together with our children, but we would also like to find time to meet as adults as well.

FAMILY LIFE GROUP

Emma Pearce & Renchu Hesketh
Weekly on Sundays
Afternoon
The BEC Centre or a home

We are a group of adults aged from 30's to 75+. We meet to pray, worship, study and socialise. We have a core of people who work within the NHS and invite others to join us.

JAMES LIFE GROUP

Alan & Karen James
Wednesdays
8.00pm
Bilton area of Rugby

We are a group of mainly middle-aged adults and our missional outreach is through Cawston Messy Church.

LINCOLN LIFE GROUP

Aaron & Diane Lincoln
Tuesdays (except school holidays)
7.45pm
Cawston area of Rugby

We are a group ranging in our 40's-60's who meet 1st & 3rd Tuesday from 7.45pm - 9.45pm each month to pray, worship, study and socialise. We have a heart to reach the Admirals community through Messy Church and other activities on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays each month. We do this together with the other 2 Life Groups in our cluster.

NEWTON LIFE GROUP

Mike Newton
Tuesdays/Wednesdays (see below)
7.45pm
Various homes around Rugby

We are adults in our 20's - 60's. The group has a strong prayer focus, and we support individuals in their personal outreach.

SWAFFIELD LIFE GROUP

David & Karen Swaffield
Wednesdays
Evening
Rugby Town Centre

We are mainly retired people who enjoy conversational Bible study followed by informal discussion over refreshments. We have an open invitation to our neighbours and friends.

TUESDAY LIFE GROUP

Wally & Sue Mular
Weekly on Tuesday
10.00am
Woodlands area of Rugby

We are a group of people aged 55+, the majority being pensioners. We enjoy Bible study, prayer and worship together.

URWIN LIFE GROUP

Mike & Joyce Urwin
Bi-weekly on Wednesday
8.00pm
Bilton area of Rugby

We are 60+ in age (and a little deaf and decrepit around the edges!). We enjoy Bible study, share testimonies, use CD's to worship and have open times of prayer. Almost all of our group attend Monday Club and use this as their missional focus. Some also support the BEC Woodlands prayer & praise services.

VELCRO ALLIANCE GROUP

Chris Legge & Phil Watts
Bi-weekly on Wednesday
2.00pm
Homes around Rugby

Do you find God speaks to you through a doodle, photo, picture or words? Do you struggle to concentrate on listening to a sermon or podcast without your mind wandering or by making notes?

We are a special interest group who share a passion for creativity and we want to explore God's word through using our talents in various ways, one example of this is Bible journalling. So please come and join us, and bring your own resources if you have them, if not, we will have some different ideas for you to try!

FAITH AND CREATIVITY

Sam Stapleton & Kelly Pollitt
1st & 3rd Mondays each month
6.30pm - 8.50pm
Mosaic Coffee Shop, Bilton

We are a group of adults aged 40-65+ and includes those who have not made a profession of faith, but are on a journey with the rest of us. We are about discipleship, fellowship and outreach. Our ethos for outreach involves allowing people to feel they belong to the group through inclusion in all activities, as we travel with them on their journey to faith. Initial connections are made through personal friendships and through those of us who volunteer at Mosaic. We regularly have a meal together before the start of the weekly meeting as well as socials throughout the year.

ALLSORTS LIFE GROUP

Alf & Isobel Berridge
Weekly on Wednesday
7.00pm
Various homes around Rugby

We are a group in our 30's-60's from mixed cultures and ethnically diverse. We have all been at BEC less than 5 years. We enjoy Bible study, prayer and worship together and want to use hospitality to reach out to others.

BFG LIFE GROUP

Andy Dernie, Richard & Corinne Mason
Weekly on Thursday
8.00pm
Coton Meadows area of Rugby

Our Life Group started following a Christianity Explored course. We are all middle aged and love to explore the Bible, worship and pray together. We are still getting to know one another and therefore still exploring our missional purpose.

BROWN LIFE GROUP

Mike & Anne Brown
Weekly on Thursday
7.30pm
Long Lawford area of Rugby

We are a group of adults aged between 20-70+ who are getting to know one another, and looking to discover what God's purpose for us is as individuals and as a group.

COCKBURN LIFE GROUP

Iain & Michelle Cockburn
Wednesdays
Evening
Bilton & Dunchurch area of Rugby

We are a group that loves and supports one another with the aim of making disciples that make disciples.

FBI LIFE GROUP

Andy & Liselle Appleby
Tuesdays (except school holidays)
8.00pm
Various homes around Rugby

Our group operates on a very collaborative basis, primarily focussing on the Bible's teaching and encouragement and is blessed with mature, capable and thoughtful members. We support Brooke School's charity shop project. We are actively involved in the BEC Woodlands project.

HIGHEST BIDDERS LIFE GROUP

David & Pat Biddle
Wednesdays
7.30pm
Bilton area of Rugby

We are a group of adults who meet to support the work of HOPE. 

HOPE is an organisation that is a catalyst for local mission in villages, towns and cities using words and actions to make Jesus known.

HOPE LIFE GROUP

Dean & Caroline Taylor
Bi-weekly on Wednesday
8.00pm
Various homes, mainly Lutterworth

We are a "middling" in terms of age! Our Wednesdays are mostly study, worship and prayer characterised by honest sharing with the odd meal thrown in for good measure. Our missional focus is the Cawston estate where we get involved with our neighbours and other activities.

RICHMOND LIFE GROUP

Erica Richmond
Wednesdays
8.00pm
Cawston area of Rugby

We are a group of people aged 60+. We meet for Bible study, prayer and are actively involved with Kilsby Messy Church, Rugby Foodbank, Toddler group and Torch Trust.

SMYTH LIFE GROUP

Fred & Rachel Smyth
Wednesdays