Lifegroups - Where LIFE Happens!

What are Lifegroups?

The earliest Christians met together in homes, sharing meals and possessions, loving God and each other, and always welcoming newcomers (Acts 2:42-47).  At Antioch Brighton we embrace this as our model for Christian community.  To follow it, we build and support small group meetings in homes throughout Brighton and the surrounding neighborhoods.  These small groups are called Lifegroups, and they are what we consider to be the heart of our church.

Lifegroups are a great way to connect with God and with other people at Antioch Brighton.  In each Lifegroup meeting there are times for prayer, worship and Bible study as well as times for fellowship and building friendships.  Our Lifegroups are open to all, and visitors are always welcome.  Take a look at our current Lifegroups below. There sure is one you can connect with!


Lifegroups for Families

As a ministry for families with and without children, the Family Zone seeks to bring each of us into a transformative experience with God’s presence enabling us to better reach our spheres of influence. We desire to see the book of Acts come alive by devoting ourselves to consistent fellowship, prayer and growth. Our intention is to see people come into deeper relationship with Christ and increase in passion for Him and His purposes.

We believe fellowship is meeting the needs of one another, sharing meals, and building intentional relationships. Through prayer, we expect to see lives transformed, people come to Christ and the nations rocked! We yearn to see personal growth like that described in Ephesians 4:11-16, where followers of Christ are becoming “mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.”

Our Lifegroup ministry is a great place to see your own family transformed by the presence of Christ as we experience Him through worship, prayer and discussion of the Bible.

Information regarding our Lifegroups is below. We have tried to offer geographically aligned options to foster a greater sense of community with those around you, but feel free to try out multiple groups. We believe your life will be forever changed by connecting with the presence of God in these small group communities.

Please contact Erin Ellis or Michael Ellis for more information, or if you have any questions.

Where And When We Meet


Wednesdays, 7:00pm
Leaders: Scott and Jaclyn Widenmaier
This group is on a monthly rotation. Children welcome!
Please contact Jaclyn Widenmaier for location/address


Tuesdays, Various Times
Leaders: Ron & Lori Goode; Emily George
This group is on a rotation, meeting 3x a month.
Please contact Emily George for location/address.


Meets at various Times.
This group is on a monthly rotation.
Please contact Erin Ellis for location/address.


Sundays, 4-5:30pm
Leaders: John and Lia Clark; Mike and Kendra Aguilar
Your entire family is welcome!
Please contact Kendra Aguilar for location/address.


Tuesdays, 6:30pm
Leaders: Chris & Becky Bucchianeri
Your entire family is welcome - the group will be having dinner together.
Please contact Becky Bucchianeri for location/address


Lifegroups For Moms

(Childcare Provided!)

Mom Connection: A space to draw near to God and go deep in community.

Mom Connection is a place where moms in every season of motherhood can gather together and encounter the love and presence of God, be refreshed in authentic community, and be encouraged and equipped to pour out for our families and those around us.


Where And When We Meet

Tuesday Mornings, 9:30-11:30am
Location: The River Church - 17 Spruce Street, Waltham

Childcare is being provided!

Antioch Brighton:
For more information please contact Erin Ellis

Antioch Waltham:
For more information please contact Sarah Joy Hollingsworth



Lifegroups For Young Adults

Looking for a place to grow in community and in your relationship with Jesus? Young Adult Lifegroups are a great opportunity to get involved. Below is a list of our weekly Lifegroups that meet in Brighton. You can check them out at any time. We would love to have you join us in Lifegroups!

Where And When We Meet


Tuesday Nights 7:30pm - Women Only Group
Leaders: Whitney Naslund, Raquel Vazquez
For more information and directions please contact Whitney Naslund

Wednesday Nights 7:30pm
Leaders: Bethany Gentile, Carolyn Rau, Courtney Cooper
For more information and directions please contact Bethany Gentile

Thursday Nights 7:30pm
Leaders: Kena Mena, Ryan & Sarah Heacock
For more information and directions please contact Kena Mena


Wednesday Nights 7:00pm
Leaders: Evan McCann, Lily Montagna, Ali Wald
For more information and directions please contact Lily Montagna


Lifegroups For College Students

We believe that college students can change the world.

When you join a college Lifegroup, you join a community that’s passionate about Jesus and His purposes on the earth.

Throughout history, university students have proven themselves capable of changing the world. Church history is no exception! At Antioch Community Church Brighton we recognize the college years as a unique window of time in a person’s life, ideal for growth and transformation as a follower of Jesus.

What does this look like?

  1. Encountering God: We’ll go after the manifest presence of God together.
  2. Discipleship: We’ll commit to reproducing small groups, walking with one another in a lifestyle of obedience to God and Scripture
  3. Missions: We’ll develop a heart for Jesus’ purposes on the earth during this exciting time in history: an unprecedented chance to reach the unreached with the gospel.


Get Connected:

Boston College Lifegroups meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-9pm and Tuesday from 7:30-9:30pm. For more details, email Antioch Brighton's College Coordinator Bree Curley.