What does a tyical Life Group meeting involve?
A typical meeting includes time for food, friendly conversation, Bible study or sermon companion discussion on how to apply the Bible to our life, and prayer.
How long does a meeting usually run?
A typical meeting usually runs between an hour and a half to two hours.
When and where do Life Groups meet?
Neighborhood Life Groups typically meet in people's homes once a week, but each life group leader chooses the day and time that best fits their group. Usually you can find a group meeting in your area at a time that works for your schedule.
How often do Life Groups meet?
A minimum of two times per month, but usually every week.
What curriculum is studied?
We encourage all life groups to review the "sermon companion" which contains discussion questions based on each weekend's sermon. This curriculum is available on the Life Groups webpage on Sundays by noon.
Can life groups use curriculum other than the sermon companion?
Yes. The Life Group Ministry has other suggested curriculum that may be beneficial to your group at various times.
How do I sign up for a Life Group?
To sign up for a Life Group go to this page. You may also choose to attend a "Connection Weekend Event". The next one is on February 13 & 14 at all campuses.
What about childcare?
We leave it up to each group to work out their own childcare if necessary. Plans do vary from group to group and that information is generally stated when searching for a group on our web page.
Why should we have Life Group apprentices?
We believe that raising up an apprentice is an essential component to the health of every life group. Here’s why:
1. Life is better together.
Leading a life group is a challenging task, and we believe that you shouldn’t go at it alone. Raising up an apprentice means that you can share the load of leadership with someone else while you are coaching them to develop their gifting. It’s a win-win.
2. Disciples make disciples.
As a Life Group Leader, you are uniquely positioned to invite others into disciple-making—which is the call that Jesus gave to all believers. If you are not actively investing in someone by developing their leadership potential, you are missing out an opportunity to multiply the impact of the kingdom in your community.
3. Apprentices increase capacity.
The healthier your life group gets, the more likely it is to grow. The larger the group gets, the harder it becomes to effectively foster spiritual transformation and personal growth. When you raise up an apprentice, you are preparing for inevitable group growth and eventual multiplication.
4. Leaders leave a legacy.
The impact of your leadership doesn’t have to stop with the people you are currently leading. When you invest in others and raise them up to lead, you will create a ripple effect of kingdom influence that leaves a lasting legacy.