GROUP LIFE

Life was never meant to be lived alone!
Gen. 2:18a
God created you to live your faith connected with Him and with other believers (Matt. 22:37-39). At Living Faith, we’re zealous about linking everyone into smaller communities where they can share life together.

This year you have an opportunity to join one of many small groups. For those new to group life, you’ll connect, study the Bible, and pray together with five or more people who’ll gather regularly in a home or church-like setting. No matter where you are in your journey, there’s a group here for you!

In His grace & truth,

Pastor Gregg



2020 - LIFEGROUPS
REBUILD YOUR LIFE

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5 REASONS TO JOIN A GROUP:

You will understand the Bible better

If you´ve ever listened to a Bible teacher or preacher and wanted to stop that person and say, "But what about...?" or "I don´t understand," then a group is for you! In a group setting, you can ask questions, participate in a discussion of the Bible text, and hear others share insights and illustrations of the truth you are trying to grasp. The Bible must be applied to your own personal situations and that happens best in a circle, not in rows. It can be very helpful to sit down with some others and discuss the implications of Pastor Ed’s messages. Everyone needs a way to digest it!



You will begin to really feel like part of God´s family

Most people who have been a part of a group say the greatest benefit is the close relationships and friendships that develop. They will often telephone or text each other during the week to share an urgent prayer request or an exciting answer. You´ll discover that your needs and problems are not unique - we´re all in the same boat. It helps to know that others are facing the same difficulties, or have lived through them and learned spiritual principles in the process.

Prayer will become more meaningful to you

Many people are hesitant to pray in front of others, especially in a large church. In a group, you will learn to participate in prayer by having a conversation together with God. No one is pressured to pray, but as you become comfortable, you´ll be able to pray and be drawn together as we find answers to the needs in our lives.

You will be able to handle stress and pressure better

Groups provide excellent support in times of crisis, change, and stress. You´ll have a sense of stability and security knowing there are people who really care for you and are committed to standing with you.

When someone loses a job, or a family member has an extended illness, or a mother needs a babysitter - these are practical needs that will be naturally taken care of through your small group. We have heard countless times that people would not have made it through a difficult time if it hadn´t been for the support of their group.

You will be a New Testament Christian!

1 Corinthians and Acts is very clear about how God intends for His people to grow and have their needs met in the church. Living Faith will never be able to hire enough professional pastors to meet all the individual needs in our church family. God never intended for it to be that way (Eph. 4:11-16)!




Consider:

"They devoted themselves to the apostles teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Every day they continued to meet together... they broke bread in their homes and ate together." — Acts 2:42, 44, 46

"Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the Good News." — Acts 5:42

"Aquilla and Priscilla greet you warmly in the Lord and so does the church that meets at their house." — 1 Cor. 16: 19

Adapted from Rick Warren: http://rickwarren.org/connect/why-start-a-small-group