The statement, "No man is a island" has been a common theme throughout the centuries. As much as we may like to think we can do it all by ourselves, the reality is, we need one one another. The Bible teaches that we are to live life together in a community of believers. Some have taken this to mean that we should live in localized area, where only those of like faith can be found. But that is not really the full meaning of the idea. It simply means that we are to live in fellowship with people of faith.
Living life in community was a driving focus of the early church. There were many influences that caused them to be so close-knit, such as family abandonment, governmental pressure and general persecution. Circumstances may have changed over time, but we still believe that living in community with other believers should be a driving force behind the church.
We offer "Life Group" meetings for everyone in the church to grow in a community of believers. This is not just for the adults, but for all ministry departments. The adults meet at differing times during the week and the Kids and Teens have small groups on Wednesday nights.
Life Groups offer an environment of both learning and comfort. A Life Group should be a place where the individuals care about each other. It should also be a place where God is honored. Life Groups will include Christian disciplines of Prayer, Bible Study, Memorization and application. Each participant will experience the redemptive work of God through Christian disciplines and mutual accountability.
Life Groups will begin the week of September 19th
This fall semester, our life groups will be working through Tommy Newberry's book, 40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life.