Groups are how we connect with each other at Foothills and grow in our faith. 2017-18 Groups start meeting the week of September 24. Life Groups meet into May and Growth Groups run through the first or second week of December.

What is the difference between LIFE Groups and Growth Groups?

Life Groups meet for eight months and may include anyone. They are multi-generational and include kids and young adults in the activities. Life Groups follow what’s being taught on Sunday mornings.

Growth Groups generally meet 10-12 weeks and meet for a specific reason, such as a book or video study on marriage. Growth Groups may be for a certain demographic, such as all women or men. Sometimes Growth Groups have childcare.

A Class is what we call a group that meets for a short time, maybe once, to tackle a specific task, such as learning about church membership.


Groups are listed below, including leader names and time and day of weekly group gatherings. Choose one and follow the link in the description to register.


Life Groups meeting regularly at homes in Stayton, Sublimity, Scio and Silverton. Life Groups are multi-generational and typically include a discussion of Sunday's sermon.

Sunday Groups

◼︎ Baddeley Life Group: We are people who desire to grow in our spiritual walks; we do it in community, building on the Word of God as we discuss and apply the message. We eat & pray, too.
Meets: Sundays, 6-7:30pm
Location: Baddeley home/Stayton
Led by: Rob Baddeley
Sorry, this group is full

◼︎ Burns Life Group: We will be a family-friendly group meeting to discuss the sermon, life and praying for one another.
Meets: Sundays, 6-8pm
Location: Burns home/Stayon
Led by: Jason Burns
Sorry, this group is full

◼︎ Butenschoen Life Group: We desire to be multigenerational. We’ll pray, respond to Sunday’s message and passage, and share life together.
Meets: Sundays, 6-7:30pm
Location: Wilson home/Sublimity
Led by: Tyler Butenschoen
Sorry, this group is full

◼︎ Hodgson Life Group: We desire to build spiritual community in Silverton, with each other and our neighbors. We eat dinner, discuss the sermon, and pray for each other. Many of our kids are teens; we desire their full participation in our group.
Meets: Sundays, 6-8pm
Location: Hodgson home/Silverton
Led by: Bart Hodgson
Register here for the Hodgson Life Group

◼︎ Lindsey Life Group: Multi-generational study and discussion of Sunday’s topic. We’ll work to create a safe, caring environment where blessings and needs can be shared.
Meets: Sundays, 6-7:30pm
Location: Lindsey home/Stayton
Led by: Wayne Lindsey
Register here for the Lindsey Life Group

◼︎ Shryock Life Group: Come for a gathering of fellowship around the week's sermon, with food and discussion about how it all works out in real life.
Meets: Sundays,12:30-2:30pm
Location: Shryock home/Stayton
Led by: Darren Shryock
Register here for the Shryock Life Group

◼︎ Storey Life Group: Multi-generational group that includes families with kids; kids will be part of group and participate. Fun, faith, fellowship.
Meets: Sundays, 6-8:30pm
Location: Storey home/Stayton
Led by: Chad Storey
Sorry, this group is full

Monday Groups

◼︎ Children’s Ministry LIfe Group: Focus on the Sunday message with a short pre-discussion of parenting and child development. Open to parents with their children.
Meets: Mondays, 6:30-8pm
Location: TBD
Who it’s for: CM volunteer staff and anyone else who’s interested
Led by: Dave Buss
Book to purchase (optional): “It’s Just A Phase,” by Reggie Joiner
Register here for the CM Life Group

◼︎ Powell Life Group: Join us for a discussion of Sunday’s sermon and prayer. We are a group of mostly older people. We are friendly and would welcome new faces!
Meets: Mondays, 7-8:30pm
Location: Hernandez home/Stayton
Led by: Dave Powell
Sorry, this group is full

Tuesday Groups

◼︎ King Life Group:  We are excited to meet and fellowship with you, as well as entertain Jesus in our very midst. We anticipate delving into the sermons and applying them to our lives. We make time to lift each other up in prayer.
Meets: Tuesdays, 6:30-8pm
Location: King home/Stayton
Led by: Jerry King
Sorry, this group is full

Wednesday Groups

◼︎ Croff Life Group: Our group will study the scriptures, discuss the sermon and apply both to our lives. We’ll develop close friendships and would love to have you become a part of that fellowship.
Meets: Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm
Location: Claassen home/Stayton
Led by: Bob Croff
Register here for the Croff Life Group


Fall 2017 Starting Point (Membership Class): This class is for anyone interested in knowing about membership at Foothills Church. We'll discuss the history, practices and core values of Foothills. You'll learn how to go from attending a great church to becoming part of a great church.
Meets: Sundays, October 15, 22 & 29, 10:45am-12pm
Location: Foothills Church Room 208
Led by: Rob Baddeley
Kids: Childcare available Sunday morning
Register here for Starting Point


Growth Groups generally meet 10-12 weeks and meet for a specific reason, such as a book or video study on marriage. Growth Groups may be for a certain demographic, such as all women or men. Growth Groups may have childcare.

◼︎ Prayer Growth Group: Weekly prayer gathering, where we lift up our local body, ministry and missionaries in prayer.
Meets: Thursdays, noon-1pm
Location: Foothills Church Office
Who it’s for: Anyone
Led by: Bart Hodgson
Kids: No childcare available
Register here for the Prayer Group

◼︎ Marriage Growth Group: We’ll start with dinner and then study God’s plan for marriage. “Marriage Oneness” equips couples to grow in true intimacy, connection, and purpose – and experience closeness in seven key areas.
Meets: Tuesdays, 6-8:15pm
Location: Hilgers home/Sublimity
Who it’s for: Married or engaged couples
Led by: Mark Fields
Kids: No childcare available
Book to purchase: “Marriage Oneness Couple’s Set” from FamilyLife.com
Register here for the Marriage Growth Group

◼︎ Men’s Fraternity: If you’re a man looking for some fellowship and encouragement in your walk as a believer, father, son, and worker, then come join us for breakfast and insight as we study what it means to be a godly man in today’s world. The fall series starts October 24 and wraps up December 7.
Meets: Tuesdays, 6-7:15am
Location: Foothills Church
Who it’s for: Men
Led by: Rob Baddeley
Kids: No childcare available
Register here for Men's Fraternity

◼︎ Women’s Bible Study - Gideon: Come join me in fellowship, study and prayer this fall! We are going to be working through a study by Priscilla Shirer called “Gideon: Your Weakness. God’s Strength.”
Meets: Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30am
Location: Bentz home/Sublimity
Who it’s for: Women
Led by: Amy Bentz
Kids: No childcare available
Book to purchase: “Gideon - Bible Study Book: Your Weakness. God’s Strength.” by Priscilla Shirer.
Register here for Gideon Bible study

◼︎ Women’s Bible Study - John’s Gospel: We will continue reading the book of John together, spending time in discussion and prayer. We will serve our community by bringing food for the Food Bank each week.
Meets: Mondays, 6:30-8pm
Location: Foothills Church Modular
Who it’s for: Women
Led by: Michelle Kuenzi
Kids: No childcare available
Sorry, this group is full

◼︎ Women’s Bible Study - Gideon: Come join me in fellowship, study and prayer this fall! We are going to be working through a study by Priscilla Shirer called “Gideon: Your Weakness. God’s Strength.”
Meets: Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30am
Location: Butenschoen’s/Sublimity
Who it’s for: Women
Led by: Stacey Butenschoen
Kids: No childcare available
Book to purchase: “Gideon - Bible Study Book: Your Weakness. God’s Strength.” by Priscilla Shirer.
Sorry, this group is full

◼︎ College and Young Adult Group: If you’re between 18 and 20-something and are looking for a group of people to follow Jesus with, we are here for you! Join us as we study the Word, pray, eat, and talk life as we pursue big questions and a bigger Savior.
Meets: Sundays, 10:45am-noon
Location: Foothills Church Room 210
Who it’s for: College-age and young adult
Led by: Justin Holden
Register here for the College & Young Adult Group

◼︎ Girls’ GLOW Club: We are Girls who Love and Obey the Word of God. This group is for girls only, grades 3-6. It will be a time of Bible study, fun activities and hiding God’s word in our hearts. We will have craft night once a month, and we will continue “In the kitchen with Katie.”
Meets: Thursdays, 6:30-8pm
Location: Foothills Church Rm 214
Who it’s for: Girls in 3rd - 6th grade
Led by: Jackie Walters & Martha Wilson
Cost: $10 fee for the year pays for notebook, craft supplies, etc.
Register here for GLOW Club

◼︎ High School Groups: Life groups for high schoolers are forming throughout the month of September. Contact youth pastor Geoff Pfeil (geoff@foothillsstayton.org) to be part of these smaller, focused times for youth.
Indicate your interest in High School Groups here