Life Groups are a modern day expression of the first century house church. The pressing demands of a modern world, plus the Biblical imperatives of loving, serving, and stimulating one another requires a return to the small group concept that better facilitates meaningful human relationships before God and emphasizes individual maturity and ministry.
The Life Groups revolve around seven specific objectives:
- To provide intimate, vital fellowship as was common in the early church (cf. Acts 2:44-47; Rom. 12:10; Phil. 2:3-4).
- To provide opportunities for spiritual growth through the personal study and group sharing and discussion of the Word of God (cf. I Cor. 14:26; II Tim. 2:15; Col. 3:16).
- To provide an environment where the principles of Scripture can be visibly practiced by the individual members of the Life Group (cf. Lk. 6:46-49; James 1:22; Jn. 3:3-4).
- To provide an opportunity for meaningful prayer (cf. Lk. 18:1; Col. 4:2).
- To assist individuals in discovering and utilizing their spiritual gifts in the larger body of believers (cf. I Pe. 4:10; Rom. 12:6).
- To encourage a lifestyle aimed solely at pleasing God (cf. Col. 1:10; Eph. 5:10; II Cor. 5:9).
- To provide a means of reaching out to new people through evangelism and bringing them into the life of the larger body (cf. Heb. 13:2; Mat. 5:46-47).
Christianity means community through Jesus Christ and in Jesus Christ. No Christian community is more or less than this. Whether it be a brief, single encounter or the daily fellowship of years, Christian community is only this. We belong to one another only through and in Jesus Christ.
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