Life is better together
We are created to be in community.
“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship,
to the breaking of bread and the prayers” (Acts 2:42 ESV)
We believe that life is better when it’s shared with others. Telling stories, sharing meals, and enjoying life with others makes a huge difference. That’s why Life Groups exist! A Life Group is a small group of 8-12 people who meet weekly or bi-weekly (by Zoom right now, but typically in homes) to build relationships, grow spiritually, and share in life together. Whatever age or stage of life you are in, Life Groups are a place where you can connect deeply with God and one another.
Life Group Stories
Hear from participants about the impact life groups have had on their faith journey and their relationships with others.
The Fredericks and Halsteads
Life Group FAQ
What are Life Groups?
Life Groups are gatherings of 6-12 adults meeting weekly for about 60 – 75 minutes for the purpose of fellowship and spiritual growth.
When will Life Groups begin?
New Life Groups will begin meeting (virtually) the week of March 7.
How long will Life Groups continue to meet?
Members of a new Life Group are asked to commit to meet weekly for six weeks. At the end of the initial six weeks the group will decide whether to continue meeting.
What does a Life Group Meeting look like?
Though each group differs in how they do things, many groups enjoy an initial time of fellowship and sharing important things going on in their lives, then transition to a time when they study a lesson based on scripture or the prior weeks sermon and close in prayer. Each group decides how much time they will spend on fellowship, study, and prayer.
How are Life Groups different from Sunday Morning Learning Groups?
While similar, Life Groups typically have more focus on fellowship and caring for each other while Learning Groups are more focused on bible study and learning. Many people who participate in our existing Life Groups also attend a Sunday Morning Learning Groups.
How will Life Groups form?
People will be invited to sign up on the church’s website from February 17 through February 28. You will have the chance to offer your preferred day and time. Groups will then be formed based on affinity (season of life, multi-generational, men, women, couples or singles), availability and proximity. The first meetings of new Life Groups will happen the week of March 7.
Who will lead these groups?
A small group of your fellow church members have received training and will serve as the Life Group Host to coordinate and facilitate the meetings.
What if I have kids?
The church is currently unable to provide childcare due to COVID-19 restrictions. If you have a babysitter that your are comfortable providing childcare in your one, the church will reimburse you for the cost of the childcare during the Life Group meeting time.
Once in-person meetings are allowed and all members agree to meeting in person, the church will provide free childcare at the church on Wednesday and Sunday evenings for groups with young kids who want to meet on those days. Reservations will be required in advance. Of course, groups are free to make their own arrangements for the kiddos.