Why Life Groups?
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1. Life Groups support our invest and invite evangelism strategy.
- They allow attendees the flexibility to bring people to our Sunday morning “foyer” environment.
- Some people are more open to visit a home than they are willing to visit a church.
2. Life Groups are conducive to the development of authentic community.
- They are a predictable environment.
- They are the best environment for the development of accountability, a sense of belonging and care (the A,B,Cs).
- A home environment is more inviting and warm.
- Their size insures that no one slips through the cracks.
- There are no time constraints, allowing meetings to run long without interfering with other programming.
3. Life Groups enable more people to serve on Sunday mornings.
- Attendees aren’t forced to make a decision between serving on Sunday morning and participating in a class.
- It allows leadership to participate in a small group environment without forcing them to give up their Sunday morning responsibility.
4. Life Groups decentralize leadership.
- They spread out the leadership responsibility to group leaders.
- They allow for more leadership opportunities.
- They utilize a broader range of spiritual gifts.
5. Life Groups offer maximum flexibility.
- Groups can schedule their meetings in conjunction with their family schedules.
- Groups can meet anywhere and are not tied down to one location.
- Individuals or couples have multiple groups from which to choose.
6. Life Groups allow us to be good stewards of our resources and remove the primary limits to growth.
- We will require fewer church owned and maintained facilities, which in turn frees up more money for other areas.
- We will never run out of room with our groups strategy.
- We will never run out of parking with our groups strategy.
7. Life Groups are the optimal environment for sustained life change.
- They provide connection with other believers, which is critical to our spiritual development.
- Because of their size, community groups are the ideal place for mutual encouragement and growth.