Life Groups

What is a Life Group?

Life Groups offer a place to form strong friendships, grow in God’s Word and positively impact the world.

Who:         Couples, men’s, women’s, singles, life stage and blended groups.

When:       Groups meet on different nights and days of the week. 

Where:     Usually in homes but also in restaurants, coffee shops, church, etc. 

Duration:  6 weeks to start. Many groups keep meeting and stay together for years.

Size:         Usually a Life Group has anywhere from 4-12 people.

 

Why We Have Life Groups

Our discipleship process as St. Paul’s is:

                        CONNECT        To God and His People In Worship

                        GROW              Together in God’s Word Through Life Groups

                        SERVE              Christ with our words, service and resources

Life Groups are the next step after CONNECT in our discipleship process.  Spiritual growth is stunted when Christians think that the Christian life only consists of one hour of Worship on the weekend. Spiritual growth happens in the context of community.  Life Groups are focused on developing a strong network of friends that help and challenge us to become more like Jesus Christ.   Life groups offer a balance of fellowship, Bible study, prayer, encouragement and mission in an informal environment.  

 

What Makes a Healthy Life Group?

Essentials of Life Groups:

We GROW in Life Groups.  Four key ingredients should be a part of every Life Group:

  1. The Word of God: Whether we study straight from the Bible or study the Bible through devotional books/guides, we are committed to growing from the Word of God in Christ.
  2. Growth: We are here because we want to grow and see our lives transformed to be more like Christ. As part of this growth we commit to pray for each other.  We seek to encourage each other and hold each other accountable in the steps of our discipleship process:  CONNECT-GROW-SHARE.
  3. Acceptance: As member of this Life Group we seek to accept each other unconditionally as Christ does each of us, seeking to build strong friendships rooted in Christ. 
  4. Confidentiality: Everything shared in this group stays with this group. Gossip and slander are unacceptable.  Like Christ we seek the best for each other. 

 

If you would like to learn more about connecting with others through Life Groups please click on the button below to complete the interest form.