WHAT IS A LIFE GROUP?
Simply stated, it is a place in which an individual:
– can think about and discuss how God is transforming your life
– can be made into a disciple in a small group setting.
Life Groups are:
-modeled after Wesley’s class meetings that were an integral part of the early Methodist Movement.
-primarily focused on transformation and not information
-where people learn how to interpret their entire lives through the lend of the gospel
-where people build a vocabulary for giving voice to their experience of God
-where people grow in faith in Christ.
HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE IN A LIFE GROUP?
A typical life group has 8-16 regular participants.
When a life group reaches 16 people,
it “divides” and becomes two groups.
This insures that the focus of a life group is spiritual growth
rather than creating a “holy huddle.”
WHAT DOES A LIFE GROUP STUDY?
As a group focused on transformation over information,
a life group doesn’t use curriculum,
though it may include reflections
from Scripture, devotions, or other resources.
In the early Methodist class meetings,
the question that guided the group was
“How is it with your soul?”
In our Life Groups, we use similar questions like:
“How is your relationship with God?” or
“How is your walk with God?”