GROWTH HAPPENS IN COMMUNITY
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WE ARE CREATED FOR COMMUNITY
FAQ about Life Groups
What is a Life Group?
Life groups are meant to connect people into meaningful Christ centered relationships where people share and do life together. Whether its going through a bible study together, sharing a meal, finding practical application from Sunday’s message, serving together, or simply talking through a topic for the evening, Life Groups are a place where people are loved and cared for in grace filled ways. Here you will experience joy and laughter, make new memories, and care for one another as you grow in your walk with Jesus.
How important are Life Groups?
When Jesus was asked what the greatest commandment was, He responded that it was all about loving God and loving people. Jesus invested most of His time into a small group of people. They did life together as a small group. They grew closer together as they learned how to love one another by serving, giving, sharing, and by celebrating God’s movement amongst them. We are created for relationship and the need for each other, this is why we believe life groups are incredibly important.
When and where do they meet?
Most of our groups meet 2 times a month in the leader’s home. We have winter and fall sessions each year, and sessions last around 12 weeks. During the Holidays and Summer time, groups meet more informally and also participate in service projects for the community.
What is the required commitment?
We believe that people must be committed in order to connect in meaningful Christ centered relationship with one another. For this reason, when you first join a group, we ask that you commit for 12 weeks with regular attendance at the group gatherings. After 12 weeks, you have to option to commit long term to the group or go to another group when openings are available.
What will we study?
Groups will decide what they will study unless we are doing a church-wide campaign. Groups typically go through studies on various books of the Bible, marriage, parenting, or a variety of topical book studies. Some groups do a sermon-based study that connects to our Sunday services.
What does it cost?
Attending a Life Group is free. You may be asked to purchase materials that go with your study from time to time.
Is Childcare provided?
Some groups provide childcare or include them in the group. If your group meets on Wednesday nights, you are welcome to drop your children off at the church for our mid-week children and youth ministries. We recommend that groups not providing childcare set up a co-op. You will discover the groups that provide childcare in the group description.
How do I choose a group?
During the months of January and July, you will have the opportunity to sign up for a Life Group. This is done in person after Sunday services during those months. You can also fill out the Join A Group form anytime on our website. We will then have someone from our Group Life Team connect you to a group if one is available.
What if I am ready to start connecting with others now and no Life Groups are available at this time?
We have what we call Community Groups that meet every Wednesday night on the church campus. These groups are small groups of adults that meet weekly for connection and spiritual growth. Adults of all ages, stages of life, and spiritual maturity are welcome. Join us every Wednesday night from 6:30pm to 8:00pm for our Men’s or Women’s Community Group. Childcare is provided. No sign up is required, however please contact the church office prior to Wednesday if you are bringing a child under 5 years of age, so we can plan accordingly.