Thinking about attending one of our Life Groups? While each Life Group takes on a personality of its own through the diverse giftings and personalities of each member, here are some things you can expect no matter which Life Group you attend.
Care & Hospitality
Life Groups are the primary place where care is given and received. Whether a member is sick, undergoing difficult circumstances or rejoicing at the arrival of a new baby, Life Groups rise to the occasion to serve its members through acts of kindness and mercy.
Bible Study & Discussion
Life Groups are not settings for listening to one talking head in the room. We encourage group discussion as we seek to understand how to apply the Bible’s teachings to our daily lives. Many Life Groups discuss application of the prior Sunday’s sermon text in their own lives.
Worship & Prayer
Because Life Groups are small, they become great settings for members to share in praying for one another’s needs and concerns that might be overlooked or unfit in large gatherings. Each group sets aside time to pray for its members as well as other needs among our church body. Some groups that have musicians within will also sing together.
Time & Location
Life Groups are generally on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month beginning at 6pm. Many groups plan additional gatherings. Men or women often will gather separately once or twice a month and many groups organize children’s play dates, family outings or post-Sunday service lunches together. With occasional exceptions, Life Groups meet in homes.
Most Life Groups range between 10-20 adults plus children. The smallness of these groups helps cultivate deeper relationships and closeness, which can be difficult if one only attends First Baptist’s large gatherings.
Parents, there is no need to hire a babysitter. Children are welcomed at all Life Group meetings. Many Life Groups setup rotations of 2-3 adults to care for the children during the bible study/discussion portion of the meeting.
Contact us to find a Life Group that meets near you.