The Heart of Life Groups
Life Groups Provide Three Things
- A place to CONNECT
…yes, whatever a person is like, I try to find common ground with him so he will let me tell him about Christ and let Christ save him. (1 Corinthians 9:22 TLB)
It is easy to feel alone in a crowd. Life Groups are an open door into the life of our church family. When you are in a Life Group, our goal is that you experience the love and strength of biblical community.
2. A place to PROTECT
We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters. (1 John 3:16)
Imagine someone you can connect with when you are discouraged, someone to pray with when you are doubting. Imagine a loving community of people who notice when you are away, gently sharpen you when you need it and who help you share your faith with others. Life Groups are a place where you are protected and supported.
3. A place to GROW
As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17)
Life Groups are a place where you can be equipped to become more like Jesus and to live a faith-filled life. We believe that every person is created with God-given potential to make a difference in the world. Life Groups are a place where there are like-minded people who believe in you. This is how leaders are developed. We want to see you grow, flourish and become all that God has called you to be!
Why Life Groups?
1. Life change happens in the context of relationships.
We are designed for relationships. Relationships define us, grow us, challenge us, strengthen us, and bless us.
All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals, and to prayer. A deep sense of awe came over them all, and the apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders. And all the believers met together in one place and shared everything they had. They sold their property and possessions and shared the money with those in need. They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved. (Acts 2:42-47)
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. (1 John 1:7)
Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken. (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12)
2. Our culture devalues personal relationships, but the scripture requires relationships.
And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. (Hebrews 10:25)
Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. (Ephesians 5:21)
3. At Crosspoint, we believe our church must grow larger and smaller at the same time.
- Life Groups are the primary vehicle through which ministry at Crosspoint takes place.
- Life Groups provide a setting to build dynamic relationships and facilitate Spiritual growth.
4. Therefore, Crosspoint is a church of Life Groups rather than a church with Life Groups. Our model for Life Group ministry is the early church. The book of Acts records the tremendous growth of the first church in Jerusalem. Life Group meetings were the foundation of the early church.
(They met) day after day, in the Temple courts and from house to house.(Acts 5:42)
5. Life Groups keep us connected; when successful, they are the most effective way of closing the back door of our church.
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