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What is the Mission of a LIFE Group?
The purpose of a LIFE group is to motivate faith to love God and share in His mission. Christ invested all of Himself to give us our faith. We now invest ourselves in nurturing this faith He authored in our lives so we can live productively for God's Kingdom.
What is the strategy of a LIFE Group?
The two every time ingredients in a LIFE group are God's Word and God's people. Both can supply a catalyst for growth in godliness. God's people provide spiritually nourishing relationships, and God's word feeds our faith. In God's word, our heart can talk with God's heart, effecting lasting life change from the inside out. As we hang around others with a heart for God we gain a heart for God, too. Furthermore, we are able to taste the loving care Christ has for us through the compassionate acts of His people.
Why do you call them LIFE groups?
The values we strive after are reflected in the L.I.F.E. acronym. Love, Instruct, Fellowship, Evangelize. We desire each group to integrate these four biblical imperatives into their home groups.
How does it practically work?
LIFE groups meet weekly or bi-monthly, depending on the consensus. Groups are free to choose different materials to structure the evening around, with many groups opting for the sermon discussion guides offered each Sunday. Most groups allot time for biblically centered discussion, casual discussion, sharing, and prayer. In addition, many LIFE groups enjoy casual times for potlucks, game nights, community service, and outdoor fun.