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About LIFE Groups

How are LIFE Groups functioning during COVID?

We are offering both online and in-person formats during the COVID pandemic.  Online groups are using software like Zoom while in-person gatherings are abiding by the State's mandates for meeting in homes.  LIFE Groups are typically groups from 8-15 people, but for the second phase of COVID we'll be gathering in groups no larger than 5.  We are also taking common sense precautions like not sharing food during LIFE Group meetings and encouraging people to meet outside as they are able.  

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.  These types of events are subject to State requirements during the COVID pandemic.  

How can I get involved in a LIFE Group?  If I fill out the form am I automatically locked into a group?  

You can get involved in a LIFE Group by filling out the "I'm Interested" form.  From there, we will contact you with a recommended group.  If it aligns with your desires, we'll put you in contact with the LIFE Group leader and you can check out the group a few times without commitment.  For any other questions or concerns, feel free to contact the church office at (360) 571-3300.  

How many LIFE Groups are there and where are they located?  

We are planning to have 24 LIFE Groups for the Fall of 2020.  They are spread out around Clark County, most of which are within 15 minutes of the church campus.  Stay tuned for a posting of current LIFE Groups listed by day, time and location!