NLCF Families

Families are small missional communities centered around learning to follow Christ together as a collective and seeking to love our neighbors. These are spaces where we share resources, meet needs, and spur one another on to follow Jesus. Each family has a missional direction – a place where evangelism and service occur. 

2023-2024 Families


Orange Family has Bible study together, and spends time on mission at the gym, the intramural fields, and more! It is led by Jennie Crumpler, and Johnny Crumpler.  They meet on Tuesdays at 7:30p.


Maroon Family is a community of friends pursuing Jesus together for the sake of their neighbors. They enjoy food, games, movies, and the great outdoors. They meet on Wednesdays at 6:00p for dinner, prayer & spiritual conversation. It is led by Christian, Meg, & Emma.


Hokie Family has a guys & gals Bible study, and spends time on mission together with the VT Uno Club as well as through Survivor watch parties! It is led by David McCann, Ally McCann, & Abby Resner. 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).