About Life Groups
The purpose of the LifeGroups Ministry is to help New Life members develop deeper intimacy with God, experience real community with fellow believers, and increase their influence and witness with unbelievers.
HOW IT WORKS:
A LifeGroup is a small group of 6-12 believers who meet in each other’s homes for fellowship, Bible discussion, and prayer in an effort to grow closer to God and closer to one another. In a fun and comfortable environment, LifeGroups serve as a way to cultivate spiritual growth. Simply, LifeGroups help new and seasoned believers fulfill God’s purpose for their lives.
Being a part of a LifeGroup will help you:
- Develop deeper intimacy with God.
- Build friendships and form bonds with others believers.
- Grow in your faith and prayer life.
- Serve others in the community.
- Witness and evangelize to unbelievers.
In essence, LifeGroups are all about getting connected. In a church the size of New Life, it can seem impossible to know everyone, but there is a way for you to get involved and belong. Whether your need to connect is more social in nature, about spiritual growth or about finding a place to serve God, LifeGroups are the ideal place for you.
A LifeGroup is “a group of Holy Spirit indwelt people who have intentional growing relationships with each other and with the Lord, and use those relationships to help fulfill Christ’s mission for the church, while learning to love Jesus and one another at the same time.” It is essentially a group of people in mission-driven relationship to God and to one another. The proposed values of LifeGroups are reflected in the acronym L.I.N.K.S.
- Learning – LifeGroups should be a place where New Life members can supplement their understanding of the Bible and spiritual issues. It should not, however, serve as a replacement for Sunday service and T.N.T.
- Intimacy – One of the primary benefits of involvement in LifeGroups is the opportunity to deepen our relationship with God and strengthen relationships with other believers. LifeGroup members should grow to feel comfortable being transparent and vulnerable so that true and genuine relationships can develop. Reaching the goal of genuine relationships begins with open and honest dialogue between members of the group. LifeGroup members should become accountable to each other for support, encouragement, and help and should challenge each other to be fully devoted to Christ.
- Nourishment – Spiritual growth is a primary offspring of involvement in LifeGroups. LifeGroup members should expect to enhance their own spiritual development and assist other group members in their quests to grow closer to God. The hope is that many groups will grow numerically and eventually birth new groups.
- Kingdom-Building – LifeGroup members should be collectively committed to expanding the community of believers through evangelism and outreach.
- Service – As LifeGroup members “do life together,” they should also endeavor to commit acts of service together, whether in church, in the community, or towards each other.