Life Groups

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What is a Life Group?

A Life Group is a small group of 8-12 people that focuses on three priorities – sharing, study, and support. Life Group members will commit to meet together every week (or every other week) for 10 weeks. There will be three 10-week sessions each year (fall, winter, and spring). By limiting the length of sessions to 10 weeks, people will be able to make a higher level of commitment to faithful attendance, which will greatly deepen the relational experience of those in the group. We call these “Life Groups” because they are focused on (1) helping us grow in our life in Christ and (2) sharing life together.

When and where do Life Groups meet?

Life Groups meet every week (or every other week), typically in the evening for 1.5 to 2 hours. Some Life Groups meet in homes, and some meet in the church building. Each group decides how they desire to handle childcare.

Study suggestions

Our “default” Life Group study is discussion of the Sunday morning sermon. Leaders use the Life Application questions from the bulletin and other questions to guide the discussion. Groups may also choose biblically-based study series such as Weird by Craig Groeschel, Echoes of the Reformation by Kevin DeYoung, Dr. R. Albert Mohler, and Brandon D. Smith, Experiencing God by Henry T. Blackaby and Claude King, The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy and Kathy Keller, etc. You can find lots of resources on christianbook.com and lifeway.com. More suggestions here.
 

Life Group Priorities

SHARING

At each meeting we share what is happening in our lives. At first this will include planned sharing questions to help us get to know each other. After a few weeks, our time together will become more natural and personal as we feel more comfortable with each other.

STUDY

At each meeting we share what we are learning from our Life Group Study (a sermon-based study, or a biblically based book or topic). Our goal is to learn how to live out our faith in everyday life as we grow in becoming passionate Christ-followers.

SUPPORT

At each meeting we learn how to love and support one another as Christ commanded (John 15:9-13). This can take many forms such as prayer, encouragement, challenging one another, and meeting practical needs.