You are not meant to do life alone. 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 all of our church to attend a life group — to make lasting community and meaningful relationships accessible to you.
Leading a Life Group
Leading a life group is not about seeming perfect, having an immaculate meeting place or leading a good Bible study. It’s about having a desire to help people find community and grow in their relationship with God. If that’s you, we want to help make your Life Group successful through Leader Training and an online directory where people can easily find and join your group.
For more information about leading or hosting a Life Group contact a member of the Next Steps Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.