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Life Group Agreement

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Purpose

To provide a predictable environment where participants experience authentic community and spiritual growth.

Values & Goals

Relationships

While prayer and discussion of curriculum are key elements of a community group, the driving force behind the group is the building of relationships.

Authenticity

The atmosphere of a Community Group should encourage openness and transparency among members. This is an environment where people should feel free to be themselves.

Confidentiality

For authenticity to occur, members must be able to trust that issues discussed with a Community Group are not to be shared outside of the group.

Respect

Group members should never say anything that will embarrass their spouse or members of the group.

Availability

A primary responsibility of community is to prioritize for specific relationships. This requires a willingness to be available to meet each other’s needs.

Multiplication

Group members recognize that one of the goals of their group is to start a new group within 18-24 months. This allows others to experience the Community Group relationship.

Group Guidelines

  1. The group will meet from ____________________ through_________________.
  2. The group will meet on ___________________________night.
  3. The group sessions will begin at _________________ and end at _____________.
  4. The group time will typically consist of ____________ minutes of sharing, _______________ of study/discussion, and _____________ of prayer.
  5. The group will be a closed group until all members agree to additional members.
  6. Group members will attend and participate on a regular basis. 
  7. Members agree to pray for other group members on a weekly basis.
  8. Your group may also want to discuss (and commit to) shared childcare details.

I covenant together with the other members of this group to honor this agreement.

Group Leader(s): Sign and Print

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Group Members: Sign and Print

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