Frequently Asked Questions
IS CHILDCARE PROVIDED FOR EACH LIFE GROUP MEETING?
Childcare is not provided.
WHEN AND WHERE DO GROUPS MEET?
Our groups generally meet Monday through Friday evenings, with some meeting on Saturday mornings. No groups meet on Wednesday evenings due to our prayer meeting. Most married groups meet in the evenings, while our Youth groups meet Sunday afternoon. While most groups meet in a consistent location (the home of a group member), some groups prefer to take turns meeting in different members’ homes.
HOW OFTEN DO LIFE GROUPS MEET?
Most groups meet for three weeks during the months of March, June and September / October. They meet once a month the rest of the year or do a social activity together. Due to vacation and holiday schedules, groups do not meet during the month of August and December.
HOW LONG DOES A LIFE GROUP LAST?
Life Groups commit to meet for a year. After the year members usually remain in the same group for another year. You can always speak with a coordinator if your current group is not working out.
HOW LONG DOES EACH GROUP MEETING LAST?
Each Life Group picks the length of time they will meet. However, most groups meet for an hour and a half to two hours.
WHAT GOES ON AT A GROUP MEETING?
Though each group differs in how they do things, many groups have a social time in the beginning, then they transition to a time where they discuss the previous week or introduce the topic. They then watch a DVD teaching, discuss the topics and end with prayer.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN A GROUP "ENDS" OR "MULTIPLIES"?
During the term of the group, the group leader will train an apprentice to be the leader of the next group. At the end of the group, the leader will take half the current group, and the apprentice (after becoming an approved leader) will take the other half of the group. Then they will both add more members to their respective new groups, therefore allowing others to join groups with seasoned leaders.
WHAT DO GROUPS STUDY?
During the three week gatherings the curriculum is set by the Life Groups director. Most of the tine the curriculum will be in conjunction with a sermon series. During the once a month gatherings each group picks their own curriculum to study with the help of their Groups Coach (a leader who guides the group).
HOW DO I JOIN A LIFE GROUP?
Click here to join a Life Group.