Cherish Kids Life Groups



Cherish Kids Life Groups


Cherish Kids Life Groups are here for YOU! If you have adopted or fostered awesome kids or you are considering it...we'd love to do life with you!

Life groups are about building new friendships and strengthening each other on this journey! 

Life is not meant to be lived alone and we would love to help you find a place to laugh and grow in this season of your life! 

Fill out the form below and our team will help you get connected!



Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you,

spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life forever! 






Current Life Groups


Barr, Teresa (Women Only)    Location: Willard, MO    1st & 3rd Sunday    1:00pm-3:00pm

We are a group of girls doing life together! Join us for food, fun and fellowship as we discuss the Book of Romans! Kids are welcome! 


Bouchard, Chante (Women Only)    Location: Ozark, MO    1st Saturday of the month    6:00pm-8:00pm

This group is for any foster or adoptive moms struggling with attachment related issues.  We will be doing the Loving Our Kids On Purpose was written by a man who has fostered over 70 kids...really focuses on how to form attachment and connection with our kids. Everyone is welcome! (Childcare not provided)


Colucci, Tara & Jesse    Location: Branson, MO    2nd & 4th Sunday    4:00pm-6:00pm           

We have been doing foster & kinship care for the past 4 years. Whether you've been doing foster/adopt for quite some time, or just getting into it, you are welcome here! We are very laidback and childcare is provided. Most of our time together is spent sharing our foster/adopt difficulties and victories and learning from each other. 


Colyer, Dusty & Megan    Location: Ozark, MO   1st & 3rd Thursday    5:30pm-7:30pm           

This group is designed to rally around local foster and adoptive families in the area going through this unique journey! Our goal is to purposely pause in our chaotic lives and to laugh, share, and support one another with a Christ-centered approach. This is a casual group, come as you are, kid chaos welcome. :) We want everyone to be able to come out, kick their feet up and relax. We are in our early thirties with 3 biologicval children and 1 adopted child. Our fellowship will be spent eating and conversing with a nice fire going outside on the deck. 


Hall, Lynne & Tim    Location: 109 W Adams Pleasant Hope, MO    Sundays 5:30pm-7:00pm

This life group is for singles, young marrieds and seasoned adults. Welcoming people from our local community and surrounding area! We meet in the town of Pleasant Hope at our coffee shop called, The Reach. We have potluck & fellowship at 5:30, then from 6-7 we get in to God's Word. We can’t wait to meet you!


Lehmann, Mike & Karen    Location: Nixa, MO    2nd & 4th Saturday 3:00pm-5:00pm

Our group is designed for current foster/adoptive families or those families considering fostering or adopting. Our goal is to focus on the blessings that come from journeying through the system, while supporting each other and having fun! We have two sons who we adopted through the foster care system. 


Piper, Jennifer & Joe    Location: Springfield, MO    Sundays 5:00pm-7:00pm

We are Joe & Jennifer Piper! We have 4 kids (7, 5, 4, and 2). We are active foster parents and have adopted all 4 of our kids from foster care. We love to get together with friends, eat a good meal, let the kids run and play, and have great discussions and prayer time!


Piper, Jennifer  (Women Only)    Location: TBD    2nd & 4th  Monday 6:00pm-8:00pm

Foster and Adoptive moms take it ALL on and it can be overwhelming on the best of days.  This group allows foster and adoptive moms to come together, support each other, pray for each other and have some much needed downtime without the kids! We will meet at a coffee shop, out for dinner, or a fun activity. Remember you are not alone and there are other moms who have been where you are or will be there just around the corner! (Childcare not provided)


Priest, John & Debbie    Location: Ozark, MO    2nd, 4th, & 5th  Sunday 4:00pm–6:00pm 

Our life group is reinforcing Pastor John Lindell’s Sunday messages. Children have their own Bible Study that is conducted by an approved child volunteer. Children’s lessons are hands on and lots of fun! Dinner follows discussions. 5th Sunday is Sunday Funday!!! We get together and just do life with prayer requests, games, and of course, food!


Stanley, Phyllis (Women Only)    Location: North Springfield, MO    Thursdays 6:00pm 

We will be studying Fervent by Priscilla Shirer - a woman's battle plan fo serious, specific, and strategic prayer. If you are a girl who has a relationship with God but wants a deeper and more committed relationship with Him, this study is for you! We are excited to create strong and powerful friendships with all the girls! (Childcare not provided)


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