Simply put, a life group is a group of people who consistently get together with a purpose and are intentional about following Christ.
Why Life Groups?
Life Groups are one way that we “do life together” at 6th and Gibbs. It’s tough to have deep relationships by merely attending a church service. That’s where life groups come in. Real relationships are built out of shared experiences: meals together, conversations, adventures, serving others together, being there for each other when a need arises, and creating memories together. As we follow Christ together, ‘iron sharpens iron,’ friendships emerge, and true discipleship takes place. It is more than just a Sunday thing. It is a way of life.
Here are the values we hope to have in all of our life groups:
This means as a group we’re actively growing in our relationship with God through worship, Bible study, and obedience. Together we are learning what it means to follow Jesus and live out his teaching.
Life groups is a place where we can be real and authentic with each other, but those relationships come through a life lived together. This means we take time to have fun, eat together, and share stories from our lives. Bible study is important, but so are trips to a park, weekend hikes, and shared meals.
We constantly look for tangible ways of living out and spreading Christ’s love by serving our communities and engaging with non-Christians in real friendships on a regular basis. The possibilities here are endless: from active involvement in a local school to preparing meals for someone in need, but the goal is to make service a way of life.
As in nature, anything living is either growing or dying. Therefore, it is important that our life groups continue growing by reproducing. We can do this by always being open to new people. This is a life characterized by hospitality: we care for the people we are with and constantly welcome others. It isn’t a forced thing and there are no timelines. As we’re living life together, we’ll naturally want to invite others along on our journey. This also means at some points along the way, we’ll be led to release people out from our group to start new groups and continue the process of growing.
If you think you’re ready to become part of a life group, please let us know and we would be happy to help you find the one right for you!