WHAT IS A LIFE GROUP?
A Life Group is a small group of believers pursuing Jesus in all of life together. We see ourselves a missionaries sent to share the Gospel with our words and actions to our neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces. We do this as a group, partnering in order to do the work God has sent us to do in our valley and lovingly caring for one another in the process.
WHAT DO LIFE GROUPS DO?
A strong Life Group has a healthy balance of our 3 Core Identities (Family, Missionaries, and Servants), meaning you are caring for one another as a Family, bringing the good news to our valley as Missionaries, and sacrificially blessing one another and your neighbors as Servants.
Practically speaking, that means that Missional Communities meet together weekly to study the scriptures, pray together, meet practical needs, and encourage each other. Life Groups will often take on specific service projects together.
WHY DO I NEED TO BE IN A LIFE GROUP?
Simply, because the church is the Life Group. Life Group is how you be who you are in Christ. It isn't an additional program on top of basic Christianity. This is the basic way of following Jesus in the real world. This is how you get cared for and encouraged and how you mature in the faith.
If you only come on Sundays, you'll be disappointed in your experience and likely frustrated by the lack of care that you receive, not to mention that you'll miss out on the adventure of being the church.
Many Christians are burned out on programs that do little more than maintain the institution. By getting involved in a Life Group, you are fulfilling the Great Commission ("Go and make disciples") and doing it in a Great Commandment ("Love God, Love others") way.