What is a Life Group, anyway?
Great question! Our Life Groups grow out of the Great Commission task that Christ gave the church:
Matthew 28:19-20 (ESV) - Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.
Making disciples involves more than sharing our faith with people so that they might come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. It also means helping Christians learn to live their lives in Christ obediently.
Connection Groups are gatherings of folks who meet once a week to connect with God and others for the purpose of encouraging each other to live in a way that would make God smile. [Hebrews 10:24, 2 Thessalonians 1:11, Philippians 1:27]
The groups will spend time each week building relationships, having food together, praying about life, and discussing how to live out the previous Sunday’s sermon as they apply it to their lives.