NLCF Families

Families are missional small-groups that seek to Engage our faith in Jesus, Engage community together, and Engage with the culture around us. Each family has rhythms of Bible study, mission, blessing others, and living life together!.

Each family is made up of 15-40 people, and is where we share resources, meet needs, and spur one another on to follow Jesus. Each family pursues Jesus together, as well as intentionally blessing the people around us through mission.

2022-2023 Families


Orange Family has Bible study together, and spends time on mission at the gym, the intramural fields, and more! It is led by Jeanette Staats, Jennie Crumpler, and Johnny Crumpler.  They meet on Tuesdays at 6:30p.


Maroon Family has Bible study together, and spends time on mission at the climbing gym, the Drillfield, and more! It is led by Christian Hearl & Meg Hearl and they meet on Wednesdays at 6:00p.


Hokie Family has a guys & gals Bible study, and spends time on mission together in the BreakZone on campus, as well as through Intramural Sports. It is led by David McCannAlly McCann. The Hokie Family meets at 6:30p on Thursdays!

Grad & Working

The Grad/Working Family includes any students in graduate school, or those working in the New River Valley who desire to be around others in a similar place in life!  It is led by Emma Davis, and they meet on Thursdays.


The Generations Family includes Monday, Thursday, & Saturday small group Bible studies, all focusing around the Generations congregation, including children, families, seniors, and more. Contact Steve Englund and Wendy Chinn for more info.

Want more information about one or more Families? Fill out our connect form to find out more!

The vision…

What are Families?

Families are missional small-groups that seek to:

  • ENGAGE each other by pursuing authentic community: the scriptures make it clear that we were never intended to live our life of faith alone. We need one another to truly experience God’s full plan for our lives (Hebrews 10:24-25).
  • ENGAGE with culture by connecting with and serving those around us: we were also never intended to live out our faith apart from the cultures we are in. Jesus came to show us how to live in the world, but not be of the world (1 Cor 9:20-23).
  • ENGAGE our faith by seeking intimacy with God: to Jesus, faith is as normal a part of our lives as the air we breathe and the food we eat. Together we can more fully engage our faith and see it become more real in our lives (John 6:60-69).