Why Join a LifeGroup?
We believe the great commission in Matthew 28 is for anyone who identifies oneself as a follower of Jesus Christ. We are to make disciples and to baptize them while teaching them to obey everything Jesus commanded. We model out methods of discipleship by how the Master did it: by living alongside a small group of disciples, not only teaching and studying Scripture, but also by doing what it says.
We learn by doing and doing it together in LifeGroups. We believe life in a small group is the best place for sustained life change to happen.
The hope of LifeGroups is that we would intentionally cultivate and strengthen deep relationships founded in God’s love for us, living life together with eternity in mind and multiplying to make room for every person.
The thing that brings us together is our love for Jesus because of what He did on the cross. The mission is for the team to make disciples, help each other grow, teach everything Jesus taught, and then to go and apply it. In God’s community, the church, no one is left out. As we focus on the mission it actually will build true community. But if we just get together in a huddle, talk about the Bible and sit in our chairs and complain about those on the field, we will never experience the thrill of playing together, and a crippling disconnect will occur between our head and our hearts. It is exactly when we begin trying to apply the truths we are learning that we step onto the field and begin to start loving the game again. You will find yourself inviting others to experience the things you are experiencing that type of living is contagious, because it is the way you were designed to live, loving Jesus and loving others as we model after the early church:
42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
It is time to join
We do not believe that the weekend service is designed to sustain a person, but rather is designed for people to come and to hear the word of God and then go and be the church community. So when life happens- a child is born, a death in the family, a job is lost, a sickness ravishes a person- they aren’t calling a general phone number to a church office. Rather the church, the body of believers, is calling them, surrounding them.