A Life Group is a small gathering of people who meet regularly to watch over each other in love. Eight to twelve people will meet once a week for an hour to an hour and a half and share their lives — the good, the bad and the ugly — and then pray for each other, encourage each other, and discuss how God is manifested in their lives. Or to say it more sharply: How is the Amazing Grace of God changing your heart, your life and your relationship with other people? If you are interesting in starting or joining a Life Group, please fill out the Life groups Sign-up Form below.
Could I start my own group?
Yes. You just need a love for God and a love for others in your group because Life Groups are about Life with God and each other. Often, having co-leaders allows for more flexibility and more consistent meetings. The Senior Pastor will meet with Life Group leaders once a month to encourage them and to help them where needed.
Should groups be composed of people around the same age and life situation, or can groups be diverse in age and life situations?
Both group composures have benefits. A more homogenous group share life experiences, but a diverse group brings new and fresh perspectives to life experiences. The key element is that the group trusts one another and loves one another.
How can I get into a small group?
When we have openings in existing groups, or when we have a leader to start a group, we can get you into a group. Just leave your name with one of the pastors.
What will be required of me in a small group?
Most small groups will have a covenant that you will be expected to accept. Some basic expectations for your involvement. These include: Your presence. Consistent attendance is the best way to develop trust and depth of relationships. Confidentiality. Nothing is more damaging to a Life Group than a feeling of mistrust among the group members. Confidentiality is a must. Be authentic and willing to grow. That means being willing to be honest and give yourself to others. Respect. You will be expected to respect and value everyone because everyone is valued by God.
Where and when will Life Groups Meet?
Life groups can meet in homes, or if it’s more convenient, they can meet at the church. The church would also be willing to help with child care if needed. A regular time and place is encouraged for the groups. Groups are encourage to meet weekly, and for no longer than an hour and a half.
What if I get in a group and discover its not for me?
This will inevitably happen. We’re all at different places at different times, and often circumstances of life change. Just let your group know why you’re leaving, and when the time is right, you may join another group.