The single greatest step you can take to grow your faith is to move toward other Christ followers. God designed life to be lived with and for others. Faith is often best discovered with a circle of friends around a meal and God’s Word and best lived out as we pray for and serve the needs of others around us. Jesus modeled this life in community with others. We simply need to step into a circle and love others as Jesus did.
JOIN A LIFE GROUP
Being a part of a life group helps encourage us, equip us and challenge us to grow in our relationship with Jesus and with other people. There is simply no better way to experience life in Christ than in a group of friends pursuing God together and we’d love to get you plugged into that. Get to know our current Life Group leaders through their bios when available in September.
Fall session for Groups sign-up starts on September 2/3 and runs through September 16/17. To sign-up, visit the Groups tables in the Chapel atrium during this time or fill out the life group interest form and a staff member will reach out to you shortly.
WHAT IS A LIFE GROUP?
A Life Group is a small group of people who gather together regularly for Bible study, prayer and care, building friendship and serving together. Some Life Groups are formed with people in similar life stages or who have similar life experiences and others are created in various geographically convenient locations.
WHAT TO EXPECT
In Life Groups, real life and real issues are discussed and the Bible is explored. Many Life Groups gather to discuss questions from the weekend message while others may choose to study a book of the Bible or another biblical curriculum.
LIFE GROUP LEADER RESOURCES
Discussion Guide and Storyline Resources (available during school year)
Lead a Group
Would you like to see people connect in community and grow in their walk with Christ? Feel the nudge to lead a group? Take a step of faith and try it. We'll give you tools and resources to help you lead. Meet in your home, a host home, office or favorite coffee shop. Facilitate the discussion and care for the members of your group. Contact Cheryl McNamee to learn more or take next steps and fill out the Life Group Leader Application.
Host a Group
- Life Group Leader Expectations
- Facilitators First Meeting Notes
- Leader's Guide to Life Group Covenant
- Life Group Covenant (for all group members to sign)
- Facilitator's Q&A (things like what to do if conflict; if someone in groups needs help; ask others to help with specific tasks such as food schedules; etc) (coming soon)
- Update your roster
- Community Service
- Suggestions for Socials