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Nov 05

Is a Lifegroup for You?

lifegroup1LifeGroups?  You’ve probably heard the term before. Right?

There are many great “tag lines” associated with them.  These tags almost make them irresistible…

 

 

 

For instance:

“Because life is better in community.”

“Discipleship happens better in circles not rows.”

“Where real life happens.”

Would you enjoy being a part of a lifeGroup?  How should I know? But I do know you’ll never know until you try.  You may even need to try more than once until you find a good fit.

I personally have been a part of a LifeGroup for many years.  I have found them very supportive and uplifting.  I know that my life is better when I’m a part of one and yours probably would be too.

At the church where I serve we have 3 different types:

  1. Interest – centers around any interest the group has – sports, quilting, etc…
  2. Focus – focus is on the traditional bible study
  3. Accountability – reason to meet is to drill down on accountability

All are of equal value.  Now, you may ask how can that be?  How can s sports group equal a full blown bible study?  Well to some extent it can’t.  But to equal things out each group has questions that must be asked at each gathering…

For Interest and Focus LifeGroups – how are you progressing with your….

  1. Prayers
  2. Presence
  3. Gifts
  4. Service
  5. Witness

For Accountability LifeGroups we add 3 important questions:

  1. Prayers
  2. Presence
  3. Gifts
  4. Service
  5. Witness
  6. Have you given priority time to your family?
  7. In all of your dealings, have you acted with integrity?

8. Has your life been exposed to any immorality

Now you may ask what’s the purpose of all these questions.  They add accountability.   They force us to be honest with ourselves to see if we are progressing as disciples.

No matter where you’re located, there’s a church near you that offers LifeGroups in some form.  Consider becoming a part of one and watch your spiritual life grow.  What are you waiting for?  Give them a call today!