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About Life Groups
Life Groups include our Wednesday evening adult electives in conjunction with Family Night as well as additional small groups that are held at various times and places throughout the week and month. Life Groups have one, simple purpose: to bring people together building relationships and growing in Christ. We believe God created us to live in relationship with others and only then can we live the full life He intends for us. Sharing life through community is part of our design, but meaningful relationships aren't always easy to find. That's why Life Groups exist -- to make these life-changing relationships relevant and accessible to you.
Leading a Life Group
Leading a Life Group isn't about being perfect; it's about serving others by giving them a place to connect. Hosting a group is simple -- choose a topic that interests you and select a time and location to meet with others to share it. We give you essential tools to make your Life Group successful through leader training and a directory where you can register your group so others can find it easily. We believe people's lives are changed one gathering at a time by moving one step closer to Christ and others. As a Life Group leader you get to play an important role in that process.
What happens at a Life Group meeting?
You've probably seen Life Groups meeting and not even realized it. A Life Group looks like friends at lunch, teams playing basketball, outdoor activities, or people studying a book or topic of interest. At its core, a Life Group is a small gathering of people, and it is less about what you do and more about who you do it with. By participating in Life Groups, you can expect to connect with others through a common activity, engage in life giving conversation and request and receive prayer and sincere care.
How often do Life Groups meet?
Our Life Groups operate generally on a quarterly basis throughout the year (fall, winter, spring, and summer. There may also be groups that are ongoing making it easy to commit to a group and/or make shifts as needed. Some groups will meet every week, some bi-weekly or even monthly. Some may gather at special times and at different times. Life Groups are meant to bring meaning and community into the flow of our life, so even if you can't attend every meeting, there is still great value in connecting to a group.
Where do Life Groups meet?
Life Groups happen throughout our communities, in homes, community rooms, restaurants, outdoors, and sometimes at the church.
How long does a typical Life Group stay together?
Most groups meet for a limited time. This way, new people can connect easily and regularly. Also, the quarterly format allows you to try multiple groups each year. As relationships form, some groups choose to stay together for consecutive quarters. Because of limited space, differing activities, and other reasons, groups may set maximum sizes. You will find information on whether a particular group is open or closed on our website.
Is there childcare available?
Childcare varies from group to group. When you search our directory for a group, the group profile will indicate if childcare is available or whether you can simply bring your kids.
What if I don't like the first group I try?
The truth is, not everyone will find the best fit with the first group they try. This is why we encourage you to select a few groups that interest you, contact the leaders and try out different groups before choosing the best one for you. The simple strategy to finding success in Life Groups is to not give up. We believe there is a group that is right for everyone -- including you!
Feel free to email Pastor Brian or call 605.342.4496 for more information.