You may be asking yourself, "What is a Life Group?"
The easiest way to describe it is to say that a Life Group is a group of people who come together outside of the church to live life together, learn God's Word, connect with each other, care for one another, and serve together to build the Kingdom. This is the long way around saying that a Life Group is a group of people coming together to build the Kingdom.
But there are some major aspects that happen within EACH and EVERY Life Group we have.
Life Groups are about building the Kingdom of God
Aspects of a Life Group
Every Life Group consists of four aspects. These aspects are caring, connecting, learning, and serving.
Each person within the group connects with each other and those not in the life group. A life group should be an unintimidating way to introduce people.
A life group is the first line of care within the church. As people connect they care for each other. If someone is sick, needs prayer, or just encouragement, those in the life group are the ones to take that on.
Growing in our relationship with Jesus should be the goal of any Christian. Our life groups are in the Word at least twice a month. They explore and dive into the Bible to answer the questions that affect everyday life. While we cannot always have an open discussion on a Sunday, the life group gatherings are a great way to open up and discuss thoughts about scripture.
The life group is a place to serve as well. As we move to record 5,000 SAN/MANs (See A Need Meet A Need) in the years to come, the life group will spend time together serving the community as well.
There is another aspect of a life group to mention. It is the sending piece. As people grow, they have an amazing opportunity to learn how to be leaders. These people are then sent to be life group leaders to develop others. We use a five-step process of discipleship to prepare people for sending.
I do, you watch
I do, you help
You do, I help
You do, I watch
You do, someone else watches
This prepares people for leadership in a way they can feel confident they are ready to lead some portion of God's people.
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