WHAT'S GOING ON
LifeGroups for Fall 2017
PASTOR MATT & DEANNA VALENCIA
Rooted is a ten-week small group that provides the opportunity to connect with God, the church community, and your purpose in unexpected life-changing ways, giving you a glimpse of your story in God’s story.
SIDE BY SIDE
MICHAEL & MELISSA WOODBURN
Side By Side by Edward Welch, provides practical guidance for loving others well, and walking together in Wisdom and Love.
BLENDED & BLESSED
TJ & TERESA DETTLE
REGEN KIDS AREA
Blended & Blessed is a DVD and discussion based curriculum focused on practical keys to stepfamily success and addressing the unique needs that come with blended families.
What Is a LifeGroup?
LifeGroups are small groups that meet in various places at various times and are great connection points outside of main church services.
They provide an environment where people are able to cultivate meaningful Christian relationships. They are for adults of all ages, stages of life, and spiritual maturity.
Life Groups help us…
•Draw people in and draw them out. People are invited in fellowship which opens them up to be able to share with others.
•Build friendships. God created us to be part of a larger community and in relationships with others.
•Share life. In community we are able to bear one another’s burdens, celebrate with those who are celebrating and grieve with those who grieve. We can “do life” together, serve, have fun, share meals.
•Get people into the Word. People are coming from all kinds of different backgrounds, but being able to ask questions, study, read and dialogue encourages people in the Word.
•Breaks down walls. Our goal is to be an inter-generational, diverse church. Life groups bring people together from different backgrounds, married and single, rich and poor, mature believers and seekers.
These LIFE Groups meet in the community with a desire to see spiritual growth in practice and to reach out to the community. We want to see people inviting friends and neighbors to experience and see what Jesus said when He told the disciples that all people would know we are His disciples by our love for one another. Each group is also praying about how to actively use their collective gifts, talents, and resources to minister outside of the walls of the homes.
You can sign up to be a part of a Life Group at the Info Kiosk or you may call or e-mail the church office. We would like to encourage you to consider where God has called you to participate and join in the mission of a specific group and plant roots there in attendance, service, and community.