At Lifepoint Church, we believe that these God-given desires are best realized in the context of meaningful, authentic friendships and we feel that our Lifegroup environments are places where you can connect with God and others and discover these things as you walk through life together.
When you connect in Lifepoint community, you will find support, encouragement and friendship as you live life the way God intended. At Lifepoint Church, no one walks alone.
Lifegroup gatherings are usually 1.5 hours long, with approximately 20-30 minutes of snacks and hang-out time and 60 minutes of group Bible study. During Term 1 and Term 3, groups meet weekly for 12-14 weeks. During Term 2, groups typically meet every other week during the 12-14 week Term.
Each year, Lifepoint has 3 Lifegroup Terms. These terms last 12-14 weeks with a 4-5 week Term Break in between each term. Terms are January to April, May to August, and September to December. During each term, a group will meet for Bible study and group discussion a majority of the time, however, each term every group participates in at least one hangout night (i.e. – bowling, dinner, movie, game night, cookout, etc.) and at least one serving opportunity through our Serve the City Partnerships.
Bring your children with you. During the adult’s Bible discussion time, most of our groups have a special time for the children called Wildlife. The groups that have Wildlife are identified in the Lifegroup catalog (available on Sunday mornings at Guest Central). During Wildlife, kids will enjoy their time together as much as the adults do, with age appropriate Bible study, games and fun. All of the adults in the group rotate responsibility of facilitating Wildlife on a weekly basis. If you are nervous about facilitating Wildlife, you will be paired with a group member that is experienced with Wildlife.
Every group uses a different study each term. Some studies are video based, some are book based, and some leaders use the “Closer Look” materials (a more detailed look at the Sunday morning message). There are not any overwhelming assignments throughout the week, and some groups don’t have any homework at all. Each group is different and if you are concerned about homework, simply ask the group leader about it when you inquire about the group. Groups that do have homework during a specific term understand that people are busy, and the homework will be minimal (i.e. – read a short chapter of a book, reflect on some simple questions)
Lifegroup is like family – sometimes you talk, sometimes you listen. No one is forced to talk or to lead the group. We all move at a different pace and you are allowed to do just that. To get the most out of group, we encourage everyone to share and discuss as they feel comfortable, because the more discussion that takes place within the group, the better the learning and growth.
No. Again, you are allowed to move and grow at your own pace. If the time comes in your life that you feel you want to voice a prayer request, that will be well received. If the time comes when you would like to lead in prayer, that will also be well received. Also, Lifegroup is about learning the Bible, not debating it or being tested on it. Simply come with an open heart and willingness to learn.
Our target group size is 12-14 adults, with some groups also having children. Some groups are larger, some groups are smaller. At Lifepoint, we encourage intergenerational groups, where people of all ages and life stages share life together, learning from one another’s life experiences and perspectives. When inquiring about a group, simply ask the group leader about the group participants and he/she will be able to tell you who is in the group.
If you are joining your very first Lifegroup, we encourage you to explore a few different groups before settling in to a group consistently. Each group has their own style and personality. Once you find the group you want to be a part of, we want you to consistently attend that group and form long-lasting friendships from term to term. All of our groups are encouraged to multiply along the way. Multiplication is when a group grows to a larger size, and the group leader will ask the co-leader to multiply the group into 2 groups, for the purpose of creating opportunities for new people who want to join groups. We celebrate this process because we retain friendships from the multiplied group and have the opportunity to create brand new friendships, too!
Yes, but most people build such community that they do not want to stop being part of the Lifegroup. Most people find that their Lifegroup becomes extended family to them and they look forward to sharing life with one another. If you do leave a group, contact your Community Life Pastor for assistance connecting with a new group.
You can connect with Lifegroups in one of two ways. The easiest way is to use the information in our Lifegroup catalog or online directory to contact the group leaders directly. They will be very helpful in providing information about the specific group you are interested in. If you would prefer to have someone suggest a few groups to you, you can contact our campus representative directly and we will help you find a group that is right for you.
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