GROUP LIFE

Life is better together. Participating in Group Life is one of the best ways to encourage spiritual growth. We weren’t meant to do life alone. Join a group of believers today.

  • Sunday Groups meet on campus at 9:15 am every Sunday.
  • Life Groups meet throughout the city each week at various times within each semester.


WHY IS GROUP LIFE MINISTRY VITAL:

Group Life Ministry is vital to the spiritual health and development of the church because:

1. It provides the intentional next step of helping people progress from big groups environments (worship service) to small groups environments (Group Life)  

  • Worship service only provides part of your overall spiritual development
  • Next Step: Moving from sitting in rows to sitting in circles

2. It provides the ideal environment for building real relationships and friendships

  • We are relational beings by design
  • We all long for a sense of belonging, friendship, and community

3. If provides the invaluable process for spiritual growth

  • Spiritual growth happens best in relationships
  • Spiritual growth is lived out in relational contexts

4. Group Life Ministry is all about people “doing life together”!


WHY ADD LIFE GROUPS TO THE GROUP LIFE MINISTRY:

  • The term Sunday School Class can be a barrier to many people, especially the unchurched. 
  • Life Groups reflects well the function of “belong” – “Doing Life Together” 

Benefits:

  • Relaxed & casual atmosphere
  • Flexible meeting place and time
  • Not bounded by the 1 hour time
  • Small group dynamic
  • Convenient
  • Reach where you live, work, and play
  • Alleviates the physical space demand on campus

WHAT ARE LIFE GROUPS:


1. Life Groups are a part of the Group Life Ministry

  • Sunday School
  • Life Groups

2. Life Groups are small groups that meet off church campus throughout the week

  • Mostly homes
  • Offices, restaurants, cafes, and etc.
  • Protected slots: Sunday AM Worship and Wednesday PM

3. A Life Groups typically consists of 6-18 people


HOW IT WORKS:

1. Organization

  • By geographically regions
  • By life stages and affinity

2. Meeting Seasons

  • Semester Based (similar to school calendar) – 6-18 weeks
  • Group members can choose to stay together or reform each semester

3. Leadership Structure

  • Facilitator & Home Host
  • Orientation & Training

4. Curriculum

  • Selected or pre-approved by the Executive Pastor
  • RightNow Media

5. Childcare

  • Each group will arrange its own as needed
  • Church may reimburse with receipt up to $30 per group