Life Groups At City Life Church

life group logoA LIFE Group is a smaller gathering of Jesus’ followers who desire to become more like Him. Each LIFE Group challenges disciples to:

  • Live the Word and not be hearers only;
  • Inspire works of ministry by using our gifts and being obedient to God’s calling in our lives;
  • Foster love for God, the body of Christ, and the lost; and
  • Encourage intimacy through real biblical fellowship, prayer, shared lives, accountability, and support.

What does a LIFE Group look like?

We believe sustained life change happens best in LIFE Groups. A LIFE Group is made up of a diverse group of disciples that meet together throughout the week at our church facility or in homes throughout our community.

It is in a LIFE Group where you study God’s Word together and are in a setting in which you can tackle the tough questions and challenges of life as well as care for one another and pray for needs within our church. LIFE Groups encourage us to learn together, grow together, and serve together.

How much of my time is this going to take?

LIFE Group meetings last approximately 2 hours each week, but to truly encourage Biblical fellowship, you might find yourselves wanting to connect for coffee, dinner, and other informal meetings throughout the week. If you aren’t already connected to a group, there is an ongoing group on Wednesday nights from 7-9pm at the church.

What are we going to do with our children during Life Group?

LIFE Groups have various childcare solutions—hire a sitter for the group, have another home near the host home with a parent keeping them, adults rotate keeping the kids in a bonus room, etc. Currently, our main LIFE Group that meets at the church does not provide childcare but if you are unable to attend due to this circumstance, please let us know! We would love to figure out a way to help you participate.

Am I going to have to talk or can I just sit and listen during meetings?

LIFE Groups are like family – sometimes you talk, sometimes you listen. No one is forced to talk or to lead the group. As the group develops, people become much more comfortable. We have discovered that people who seldom speak up in large groups will open up in LIFE Groups.

Will I have to pray out loud?

You are welcome to learn and grow at your own pace. When you want to share a prayer concern or pray out loud, you will be encouraged to do so.

How much do I have to know about the Bible?

LIFE Groups are all about learning and living the Bible, not debating it or being tested on it. Everyone will have a different level of knowledge, but the point is to live the Word and not just hear it or know it.

How many weeks or months is this group going to last?

Your LIFE Group is like your family. Some groups may last for years, others will multiply and start new groups in 12 to 18 months. We expect all LIFE Groups to have a leader and an apprentice leader. As the group grows in size, it will be the apprentice leader who begins a new group.

How do I get started?

Start by attending our Wednesday night LIFE Group at the church. Everyone is welcome. As you commit to the weekly rhythm of learning and growing with fellow believers you will find opportunities to commit to a 10-12 week LIFE Group in someone’s home. Remember, you’re not just trying out a gym membership or a social club. You will be challenged to live the word, be inspired to serve, to foster love with God and others, and encouraged to develop a deep relationship with others in the group.

If you would like more information fill out the form below or fill out a connection card at our worship gathering and indicate that you’d like to join a LIFE Group.

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