“Building the Kingdom by Discipling Students”

New Life College Fellowship (or simply “Care Group” as we like to call ourselves) is the ministry of New Life in Christ Church to Fredericksburg’s university students. Comprised of students from University of Mary Washington, Germanna Community College, and a few other schools, we are a Christian community for the “convinced” and the “unconvinced”, where people can ask honest hard questions about Christianity and grow in their understanding of the Christian life.

We desire to build a community for students in Fredericksburg that glorifies God by reaching a diverse group of students for Christ and equipping them to love and serve Jesus and His church.

What we do?

Small Group meetings

  • The way that we get to know more about ourselves, each other, and God Himself – is in the context of community.  Working through the Bible and trying to process it on your own is a great thing, but it should never stop there.  You should always be bringing in others to help you.  That is why at Care Group we engage the scriptures in the more intimate context of a small group Bible study.  We simply need each other.
  • These groups meet throughout the week. If you are interested in getting involved in a small group community, email us at rumbaughbob@gmail.com or dayrahrumba@gmail.com

One-on-one meetings

Additionally, we have some other “hang-out” events throughout the semester (cookouts, movie nights, craft nights, etc) as well as spring beach retreat and summer mission opportunities.

We worship together on Sunday mornings with the entire New Life church family. We attend Sunday School at 9:00 am and the Worship Service that follows at 10:00 am.

If you need a ride to church, just get in touch with us – we will be happy to set that up! Contact nlicc@nlicc.org if you need a ride.


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Bob and Dayra Rumbaugh have a passion to proclaim the gospel and to nurture the faith of the next generation. Their desire for these young people is that they would “not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of their minds, that by testing they may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect” (Rom 12:2), and that they would grow in the knowledge and love of Jesus Christ. 

The Rumbaughs have been members of New Life in Christ Church since 2002. Bob has been a ruling elder there for close to 20 years, and they have served together in the church’s Youth Group for 14 years. In 2006, Bob graduated from New Geneva Theological Seminary (Colorado Springs, CO) with a Master of Christian Ministry and was licensed to preach in the Presbyterian Church in America. In 2017, he graduated with a Master of Divinity, and now he is going before the Presbytery for ordination having retired from the Department of the Navy after 32 years of service.

Dayra taught Bible class to young girls in the Pioneer Girls Ministry for about 15 years and prior to that taught youth at AWANA in Spotswood Baptist Church along with Bob who served there as a deacon and Sunday School teacher until 2001. Dayra also taught elementary and high school Spanish at various local schools. She is originally from Puerto Rico.  

Bob and Dayra met in college, and they both graduated from the University of Central Florida. They were married in June of 1989 and have 2 children, 1 daughter-in-law, and 3 precious grandsons. In their retirement years, they want to serve the Lord and His people with joy and gratitude for what God has done in their lives: He saved two sinful people out of darkness into His marvelous light and adopted them as His children manifesting the exceeding riches of His grace.