In-Person & Online Life Groups
Our desire is for everyone to experience authentic community. We believe God designed us to thrive together and that full life is found when we’re in connection with both God and people. That’s why we encourage every individual to get plugged into a life group. Lasting community and meaningful relationships come from doing life with others. Whether you’re looking to connect online or in-person, there’s a group designed for you.
Leading a Life Group
Leading a Life Group is not about perfection. It’s about having a desire to help people find community and grow in their relationship with God. If that’s you, we’ve made it easy for you to get started and tap into the potential God placed in you. Sign up to lead a life group today.
It’s easier than ever before to lead a group!
Step 1: Fill out the New or Returning Leader form.
Step 2: Complete any necessary prerequisites communicated by the Next Steps Team.
Step 3: Select a topic and online platform (if applicable) to host your meetings. Notify the Next Steps Team if you need a Zoom account.
Step 4: Invite those you know to join you.
Stories of finding community and building lasting relationships through Life Groups.
You’ve probably seen Life Groups meeting and not even realized it. A Life Group looks like friends at lunch, teams playing basketball, or people studying a book or topic of interest.
Life Groups meet online, or in places like homes, parks, restaurants, coffee shops and office buildings. The leader of the group selects a meeting spot that best fits the purpose of the group. Life Groups happen throughout the area.
The truth is, not everyone will find the best fit with the first group they try. This is why we encourage you to select a few groups that interest you, contact the leaders and try out a couple different groups before choosing the best one for you. The simple strategy to finding success in a group is to not give up. We believe there is a group that is right for everyone — including you!
Our Life Groups meet for two semesters a year – Spring and Fall. During the semester, most groups meet once a week, twice a week, or monthly. Life Groups are meant to bring meaning and community into the flow of your life so even if you can’t attend every single meeting there is still great value in joining a group.
Childcare varies from group to group. When you search our directory for a group, the group profile will indicate if childcare is available.
Most Life Groups meet for a semester. This way, new people can join groups easily and regularly. Also, the semester format allows you to try multiple groups each year. As relationships form, some groups choose to stay together for consecutive semesters, but new members are always welcome.