Life Groups help us make and mature disciples on a personal level through discipline, confession, and mission.
WHAT DO LIFE GROUPS DO?
1. ENGAGE IN A SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINE
The purpose of a spiritual discipline is to build faith. As we interact with God through spiritual disciplines, our trust and intimacy grows.
When we sin, our first reaction is to hide it in darkness. People in Life Groups confess sin to bring it to light and kill it.
3. LIVE ON MISSION
People in Life Groups encourage each other to pray for God to reach specific people in their everyday lives. As those relationships develop, and we ask God to bring people from spiritual death to life, God is faithful to do it.
GETTING IN A LIFE GROUP
The way to get into a Life Group is by having a discussion with our Growth Group Leaders about your interest. They will connect you with others in your Growth Group looking to start up a Life Group.
HOW DO LIFE GROUPS WORK?
Life groups Go 5 months on and 1 month off
Because Life Groups are closed, they need healthy entry and exit points. For that reason, Life Groups normally run every January to May, and every July to November. Oftentimes, Life Groups go through two cycles of 5 on and 1 off before changing anything.
LIFE GROUPS TYPICALLY MEet every other week
A rhythm of every other week has proven helpful and effective as it allows for relationships to grow at a steady pace.
LIFE GROUPS ARE GENDER SPECIFIC
Because of what is shared within a Life Group, keeping the time of confession within the same gender allows for open dialogue.
Also, there is no central childcare for Life Groups, and their gender specificity allows married couples to rotate being home one week with their spouse taking the alternate week.
Life GROUPS require commitment
Because of the significance of what is shared within a Life Group, it must have trust and commitment. Without living by both of these, a Life Group will crumble quickly and lead to division.