Hebrews 10:24-25 ~ And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
We have been created to live in community and not in isolation. Physically, we do live in a community, but spiritually and socially, we often live our lives in isolation. We find ourselves with no one to turn to when a major issue surfaces in our lives. Living in community with others affords us the opportunity to more wholly experience God through close relationships as we pray together, as we encourage and help one another, and as we study and live out God’s word together.
At our church, a community group usually consists of 7-15 attendees in various life stages who meet on a regular basis in someone's home. We establish relationships that encourage us to grow spiritually, to help and pray for one another in times of need, and to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our community and the world around us. We connect with others through a sense of acceptance and belonging; we discover our gifts and find places in our community to serve others.
Christians need other Christians. It is that simple. In these groups, you are able to form lasting relationships with people who are on the same faith journey. While the paths may not be identical, shared values and intentions in Christ bring you together. Each group selects topics for study and discussion. Join a LifeGroup and find people to do life with!
Matthew 18:20 ~ “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” – Jesus