What is a Community Life Group?
At Magnolia Bible Church we emphasize the importance of enriching our understanding of what it means to be a follower of God. While Worship and Bible Study are the foundations of this journey, we also recognize the significant impact of connecting intimately with small groups of fellow believers to grow with God and others through Bible-based discussions, shared life experiences, and prayer support. At Magnolia Bible Church we call our small groups Community Life Groups, or CLG’s. These groups may consist of couples or singles, young or mature, church members or not. But they all share a love of God and each other. Our CLG’s typically are composed of 4-8 households who meet bi-weekly in local homes or any appropriate location of their choosing.
The CLG program incorporates important aspects of the Christian life:
- Worship and Praise
- Interaction with the Word
- Sharing and Prayer
And have no doubt about it, we do have fun in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
If you would like to join, host or lead a group, please contact Tim Blackford. Indicated below are the approximate locations of MBC’s current CLG’s. Click on these locations for more information about the CLG’s in your area.
Locate a Community Life Group that is perfect for you!
Anderson CLG -Young Married Couples
We are passionate about marriage! Our small group will focus on building and supporting young marriages. We will fortify marriages by walking alongside one another in fellowship, prayer, and application of God’s principles for marriage.
Meeting Location: 28022 Post Oak Run, Magnolia, TX 77355
Blackford CLG – Families with Teens and Adult Children
The Blackford CLG is composed mainly of couples, 40-ish to 60-ish, with children ranging from teenagers to adulthood, but singles are definitely included. We meet every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month from 5 to 7 pm at Tim’s and Kristi’s home.
Meeting Location: 12218 E Border Oak Drive, Thousand Oaks
Booth CLG – Families-kids at all ages and stages
The Booth CLG is made up of couples with children from early elementary through high school, but we welcome anyone. Our children attend and play elsewhere in the home during the CLG. We meet the 1st and 3rd Sunday from 5:30-7:30pm for potluck provided by the regular attendees.
Our primary mission is to support and encourage one another during this hectic stage of life and we want to welcome new MBC families to our home. Our home group sessions are informal…with social time and potluck dinner. After dinner we plan interactive discussions focused on a Bible study or family-based topic (no homework) and time to share with the group.
Meeting Location: Farris’ – 28503 Champions Ridge Rd. Magnolia, TX 77354 or Booths’- 31518 Edgewater Drive, Lake Windcrest
College and Career Men CLG
Meeting 2nd and 4th Sundays at 7pm
Meeting Location: 29923 Saw Oaks Drive Magnolia, TX 77355
College and Career Women CLG
Meeting 2nd and 4th Sundays from 6pm to 8pm
Meeting Location: 12302 Marshall Dr. Magnolia, TX 77354
Grieving Support CLG
The ‘basics’ of the Grief Support Ministry involves the Griefshare Program but for those that complete the program 13 sessions and wish to continue on together meeting, we have the CLG group (which meets and eats at the same time) most every Monday (with some breaks in between sessions) 5:30pm food and 6:30pm study time. This second ‘grief group’ enjoys the bonds and further studies such as: the bible book of Job (a great study in nature of God and grief), Going for the Gold by Dr. Joe Wall, When Your Loved One Goes to Heaven by Phillip Goodman, The UNWANTED Gift of Grief by Tim P Van Duivendyk, Holding Onto Hope by Nancy Gutherie. We also have outings such as private poolside to relax with those that have walked ‘where you are at’…so come join us and be among friends.
Meeting Location: Library at Church, 31611 Nichols Sawmill Rd. Magnolia, TX 77355
High School Boys CLG
The Guys High School CLG is made up of Guys 9th – 12th grade. We meet the 2nd and 4th Sunday’s from 6:00 to 7:00pm in The Garage for food, for play, to connect and to dig. We primarily focus on four things; eating (cause every guy must eat), play (guys like to play…basketball, handball, indoor soccer, Frisbee, etc.), connecting (building friendships, praying for one another, accountability partners, encouraging and supporting one another), digging (digging into issues of life, God, His word, girls, family, prayer, marriage and things that guys want or need to talk about).
Meeting Location: 31611 Nichols Sawmill Rd. Magnolia, TX 77355
High School Girls CLG
The Ladies High School CLG is made up of Girls 9th – 12th grade. We meet the 2nd and 4th Sunday’s from 6:00 to 7:00pm at Julie’s for food, for play, to connect and to dig. We primarily focus on four things; eating (cause every lady must eat), play (all ladies like to play…swim, games, lake parties, mall outreaches, etc.), connecting (building friendships, praying for one another, accountability partners, encouraging and supporting one another), digging (digging into issues of life, God, His word, guys, family, prayer, marriage and things that ladies want or need to talk about).
Meeting Location:28122 Post Oak Run Magnolia, TX 77355
Kilpin CLG – Adults and Families with Teens
Meeting 1st and 3rd Friday nights 7pm to 9:30pm Pot trust, Prayer and Praise Time Make a Joyful Noise Married , single, empty nesters, retired and families with teens.
Meeting Location: Kiplin’s home 10218 Cox Lane Todd Mission, TX 77363
Martin CLG – Families with Children
The Martin’s CLG meets 2nd and 4th Sundays, immediately after church for a potluck lunch and fellowship. Although usually at the Martin’s home, occasionally we rotate locations or go out for a group outing.
Meeting Location: Martin’s home 31931 Old Hempstead Rd, Magnolia, 77355
Peretti CLG – Empty Nesters
Empty nesters… Now What? The last half of our lives can be even more exciting and fulfilling than the first half. We will look at the lives of Christian Heroes and how they, as ordinary people changed their world. Let’s challenge each other to be engaged in changing our world, influencing the next generation and finish life strong. Meeting on the third Sunday after church. (Once a month)
Meeting Location: Peretti home 19302 Country Lake Dr. Magnolia, TX 77355
White CLG – Older Singles and Empty Nesters
The White CLG is comprised mainly of single/divorced and married couples who are 50+ and would be considered empty nesters. Our focus is on sharing a potluck dinner and engaging in fellowship and encouraging and building each other up in our relationship with our Lord and Savior and to be a light in a dark place. We meet on the second and fourth Sunday of the month for lunch right after church at the home of David & Shirley White.
Meeting Location: Email for details
Young CLG – Families with Toddlers to Teenagers
The Young CLG is composed mainly of families with children ranging from toddlers to teenagers but anyone is welcome. We aim to be family and kid friendly. Our older children generally hang out upstairs or with us during the meetings while 6th grade and under have childcare at the church ($2/child for food). We typically meet every month on the 3rd Sunday from 5:00p.m. – 7:00p.m. (4:30 – 7:30 childcare at church) and have a light snack or meal before starting. Our monthly gatherings are very informal and consist of food, fellowship and prayer. We meet at our home in Clear Creek Forest on Nichols Sawmill Rd.. Occasionally, we will gather just for fun on another week of the month. See Jonathan or Katrin for details.
Meeting Location: Email for details