Our desire is that every person would be welcomed and connected in community, be growing together in relationship with Jesus, and be living for God and living for people.
Life Groups & Life Electives are some of the primary ways we accomplish this goal. They are for adults of all ages, stages of life, and spiritual maturity.
Young Adults


What to Expect


Life Electives are designed to be instructional, typically featuring a presentation from a teacher as well as some discussion. Each elective is a bit different, so take a look at the provided descriptions.



Life Electives take place at the church building (1401 Guelph Line), unless otherwise noted.



Life Electives vary in size, but most have roughly 10-30 people.

Available Electives

Many Electives are taking breaks for the Christmas season. Check back soon for January start dates.


Note additional groups may be added at a later date.

Life Electives operate on a "drop-in" basis, so feel free to check out as many as you'd like and attend as your schedule permits.

Mom's group (Waterdown)

TIME: 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month @10-11:30am LOCATION: Waterdown FOCUS: Mom's - with young ones DESCRIPTION: A time of fellowship for moms, bring your baby/toddler Coffee/tea baked goods provided

Men's Prayer & Bible Study

Join us as we study God's word and pray together TIME: Fridays @9:30am LOCATION: Social Centre, Glad Tidings (The last Friday of each month, we meet for breakfast at Skyway Diner) FOCUS: Men - all ages

Parenthood Cafe

An interactive parenting course on how to integrate faith into the everyday rhythm of your home. TIME: 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month @7:00pm (see LIFT/Flipside calendar for exact dates) LOCATION: Social Centre, Glad Tidings FOCUS: Parents & Caregivers - all ages

Tuesday Evening Women's Bible Study

TIME: Tuesdays @7:00pm LOCATION: JK/SK Room, Glad Tidings FOCUS: Women - all ages LEADERS: Carolina Duarte Fall Start: October 22nd, 2019

Tuesday Morning Ladies' Bible Study

Come and be blessed as we study the word of God together. TIME: Tuesdays @9:45am LOCATION: Social Centre, Glad Tidings FOCUS: Women - all ages FEATURING childcare for ages 0-2 and Wee College pre-school program for ages 3-6.



What to Expect


Life Groups are casual, conversational groups. These groups are similar to what other churches may call "Cell Groups", "Home Groups", or "Small Groups". They involve a Bible Study component as well as time spent in fellowship (a.k.a. hanging out), discussion and conversation, and prayer. Leaders in Life Groups facilitate discussion rather than teach like they would in a Life Elective.



Groups meet in homes throughout Burlington and surrounding areas.


Life Groups vary in size, but most are around 8-14 people.

Available Groups

This January, our church family is participating in "Everyone Everywhere", where we are meeting in small groups around the city for 3 weeks in a row to study the same series.

To participate, click here.

Regular Life Groups will resume in February, so check back for details.

Young Adult Life Groups


The CDC complies with AFI 34-144, the AF CDC Inspection Criteria and with NAEYC standards for accreditation. In addition, a Parent Agreement is maintained outlining additional policies that are more specific to the Susie Skelton Child Development Center.


The practices of AF CDC programs are based on current knowledge of child development and early childhood education. Our centers support the development of the whole child, meaning all areas of development are considered inter-related and equally important. Our program acknowledges that children learn through active, hands-on involvement with their environment, peers, and caring adults. We respect each child's unique interests, experiences, abilities and needs, thus allowing us to be responsive to and appropriate for each child. Children are valued as individuals, as well as part of a group. Likewish, our program respects and supports the ideals, cultures and values of families and the early childhood professionals within our program.


Eligibility and priority are established through AFI 34-144 and the Whiteman AFB Child Development Priority Placement List. Single/dual active duty military, single/dual DoD civilians, reservists on active duty and active duty/DoD civilians with a spouse attending school full-time and are assigned to Whiteman Air Force Base are eligible to recieve child care services.


Parents requesting child care should complete a DD form 2606, Request for Child Care, and fax it to DSN: 975-4888 or commercial (660) 687-4888. Children will be placed according to the Whiteman AFB Family Member Programs Flight Priority Enrollment Policy. For unborn children, waiting list documents may be completed during pregnancy. PCS inbound can be placed on the waiting list as soon as they have published orders. Please fax a copy of your orders including expected date of arrival.


Once a child care space is offered, the sponsor has 48 hours to accept the position. If no contact is made within 48 hours, or the space is refused by the sponsor, the space will be offered to the next family on the waiting list. When a family does not make contact or refuses the space, the family's DD Form 2606 will be removed from the waiting list. A new DD Form 2606 must be accomplished to return to the waiting list.

Hourly Care

For parents who need care on an irregular basis such as short term care for a doctor appointment, to workout or to volunteer in the community, hourly care is offered on a space available basis.

Staff Training

All CDC staff participate in ongoing training in addition to annual training requirements such as child abuse recognition and prevention. Staff training includes CPR and Pediatric First Aid.

Parent Advisory Board

The purpose of the Parent Advisory Board (PAB) is to build strong relationship between families and the program and utilize this relationship to foster an enriching experience for children and families. The PAB meets quarterly to discuss child development topics of interest and parent involvement activities. The PAB Focus Group is made up of parent and staff representatives who plan program events (portrait day, pumpkin patch, carnivals, book fairs, art auctions, caregiver appreciation week, food/clothing drives, etc.)



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