Life as a Christian is designed to be fun, hopeful, challenging, and at its best when shared. Meeting others and developing relationships with believers that share your faith does not only happen on Sunday mornings. Beyond the Sunday worship experience, we have Life Groups, which are small groups of people centered around a common theme. To visit our Life Group page and a full listing of groups, click HERE.
Life Groups exist to encourage people to develop true and meaningful relationships with other believers. The gatherings are small and are designed to allow each person to get to know others of like faith and share in life's victories and challenges. These groups also give support and encouragement to its members. Life Groups have the following basic things in common:
We believe God created us to live in relationship with others and only then can we live the full life He intends for us. The Life Group atmosphere is well suited for building close relationships and true friendships. People are given the opportunity to interact and talk openly. The relationships formed within these groups provide a strong bond that can strengthen the individual, the group, and the local church.
One of the benefits of Life Groups is they meet in an environment that often fosters pastoral care for all believers. When you or someone in your Life Group is struggling with finances, emotions, health, relationships, or other life issues, it is often easier for the members of the group to notice and provide help and encouragement quickly.
Life Groups can have different focuses but common threads. Some groups may focus on activities, while others on deep, intensive study of God's Word. Each group is encouraged to always include a time of prayer. In Life Groups, prayer can be specific to the individual needs within the group or the prayer might be focused on a concern within the community, nation, or world.