What is a Lifegroup?
A Lifegroup is 3 to 5 men or women committed to growing together for a set period of time (3 to 18 months) with the goal of multiplying when each member sets out and replicates the group by inviting others to take the same discipleship journey with them; then replicate the process.
BIG PROBLEMS, ONE SIMPLE SOLUTION
Two of the biggest barriers to growth in any ministry are a lack of Biblical engagement and a lack of authentic accountability. Without these two things–personal Bible reading and accountable relationships–most of us will eventually stall in our spiritual growth. Lifegroups are a way for us to alleviate this problem through the power of the Holy Spirit! The greatest benefit of a Lifegroup is the plan and accountability it provides to help get people into the Word and keep them in the Word until the Word gets into them.
Lifegroups also give us a replicable plan for making disciples. When people don’t know what to do, they often don’t do anything at all. Though we know our mission is to makes disciples who make disciples, we just haven’t been shown how to do it, and that lack of a plan keeps us inactive and ineffective. In Lifegroups, we have a simple plan and repeatable process that anyone can follow to facilitate a group that leads to personal growth and multiplication! 5 principles (M.A.R.C.S.) for each group:
MISSIONAL–Healthy Lifegroups find ways to meet regularly in places where they can form meaningful gospel relationships and they spur each other on toward sharing the gospel and making disciples.
ACCOUNTABLE–Healthy Lifegroups foster authentic, honest, accountable relationships and hold members accountable to both their personal growth and to apply what they’re learning.
REPRODUCIBLE–Healthy Lifegroups begin with the end in mind. From the beginning their goal is to replicate the process at the end of the year by sending out each group member to start new Lifegroups. This is possible because of the “simple to replicate” components of Lifegroups.
COMMUNABLE–Healthy Lifegroups are a community that practices the “one anothers” of scripture. They text throughout the week, meet weekly, and build Christ-centered friendships.
SCRIPTURAL–Healthy Lifegroups have as their text book, the Bible. There is an epidemic of studies in the church that teach us a lot about the Word but don’t teach us how to engage the Word and hear from God on our own. We believe that the Word of God and the Spirit of God are more than enough to do the work of God through the people of God! And like Jesus modeled, we believe discipleship is best done in community.
Just fill out the form to the right and we’ll get you into a group.